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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gary Ott Dies

"Ott’s dedication to public service will not be forgotten," mayor tweeted.
“Let’s dwell on Gary the person,” Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday at his monthly news conference.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Operation Rio Grande 2 Month Update

Quality of life among the chronically homeless in on the up, Chief Brown says.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who was plucked by Gov. Gary Herbert to be the state’s lead on homelessness, underscored the dialogue recurring between police and homeless individuals. “We, as a state, as a county and as a city have never been more engaged with our friends experiencing homelessness, ever,” he said.

Beyond Essentials Oct. 18-25

A Comedy of Tenors, Anime Banzai, Beethoven's 5th, Deep Love and more.
Costumes, comedy and (of course) some Halloween-themed entertainment supplement our highlights of the best in Utah arts & entertainment events over the next week. Pioneer Theatre Company (300  S. 1400 East, 801-581-6961) presents A Comedy of Tenors (pictured), Ken Ludwig's farcical sequel to Lend Me a Tenor set in the world of 1930s Paris opera.  Shows run Oct. 20-Nov. 4, Monday-Saturday evenings with 2 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mark Hofeling and the art of production design

When you think about a film, a few things likely come to mind: who starred in it, who directed it, maybe even who wrote the script for it. What likely doesn’t come to mind?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Redistricting Issue Lingers

Panel discusses potential solutions.
For all its proud patriotism, Utah sure has a funny way of skipping out on its civic duty at the ballot box. Because when it comes to turn-out, the Beehive State is one of the lowest in the country in voter participation, and Democratic State Chair Daisy Thomas thinks she knows why: the districts are drawn in a way that makes people apathetic.

Movie Reviews: Happy Death Day, The Foreigner, Lucky, Marshall

Columbus, So B. It, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women
The late Harry Dean Stanton delivers a beautiful final performance as a man contemplating his mortality in the drama Lucky (pictured). A self-aware rip-off of Groundhog Day—even one with a few satisfying B-movie thriller chops—is still a rip-off of Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

More Essentials Oct. 11-18

Rocky Mountain Choreography Festival winner, Grand Theatre, Sacred Texting and more.
Plan-B Theatre Company begins its annual elementary school tour Oct. 13 with the world-premiere production River.Swamp.Cave.Mountain (pictured), about a pair of young siblings learning to cope with the recent death of their grandmother. The 35-minute show will also be making several stops at Salt Lake City Library branches for free shows, beginning Oct. 19 at the Main Library branch.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Ski & Snowbird Film Calendar

Warren Miller, Teton Gravity Research, Matchstick Productions and more.
One of the surest harbingers of Utah winter is the arrival of the annual surge of winter sports films—those high-energy showcases for skiers and snowboarders to show their stuff in locations around the world. As you start waxing your own gear to prepare for the inevitable snows, here are your opportunities to get into the right frame of mind in a theater seat.

WESTWORLD Extras Casting for Southern Utah

The setting of the HBO series Westworld may be populated with robots, but they still need real people to play them. Maybe that includes you.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fighting Spirit

SLC celebrates first Indigenous Peoples Day.
The drum, explains Carl Moore, is the heartbeat of Mother Earth, a revered matron who takes care of and provides for her people. “That’s why we call it Mother because that’s what our mothers do.

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