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Point Blank

Those With Wings interprets a unique memoir through movement.


The art of the beer label offers the unique challenge to be attractive and persuasive.

All's Fair

Our writers relate indelible memories of visiting their local fairgrounds.

Fringe Kiss

Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival offers a unique incubator for innovative theater.
In January 2015, Alex Ungerman was trying to launch a theater company—and launching a theater company isn't easy.

Between Two Worlds

Francisco Gella and New Century Dance Project connect competitive and concert dance styles.
Statewide, competitive dance is a big deal.

Driving Force

Journalist Becky Aikman explores the rough road to creating the classic Thelma & Louise.
On May 24, 1991, Becky Aikman was in the audience for the opening night.

Friends, Romans, Controversy

Utah Shakespeare launches a new season as the Bard makes national news.
In 2017 America, it feels like nothing should be able to surprise us anymore.

Putting It Together

Staging the Utah Arts Festivals tests organizational creativity.
Over the course of its 41 years, the Utah Arts Festival has shifted locations, added programs and swelled annual attendance.

In the Key of Sea

Douglas Morton composes to the rhythms of an aquarium's inhabitants.
It would be tempting to say there's something fairly fishy about Douglas Morton's music.

School's Out

A high school student's award-winning art represents a shift in the LGBTQ experience in Utah.
In 2017 Utah, a work by an openly gay high school student won a Juror's Award at the Springville Museum of Art's 45th annual All-State High School Art Show.

The Essential A&E Picks for June 1-7

G.S. Larson, Ogden Film Festival, Julianne & Derek Hough and more.
Masculinity has been a mythic subject in art going back to the time of cave-dwellers.

Birds of a Feather

Sylvia Torti brings humanities and science together for the psychological character study of Cages.
It's easy to fear the worst about a clunky, extended literary metaphor.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 25-31

Monroe Martin, Utah Symphony, The Moth Live and more.
Monroe Martin has made comedy out of his challenging childhood.

National Movement

Ballet West brings local audiences the variety of a National Choreographic Festival.
When Artistic Director Adam Sklute took the helm at Ballet West in 2007, one of the first and most daring ideas he implemented was a new program in the company's annual lineup.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 18-24

Salty Cricket, Living Traditions Festival, Tatiana Larsen and more.
Salty Cricket Composers Collective continues its quest to bring modern classical music into the heart of downtown Salt Lake City with the performance Three's Company.

The Essential A&E Picks for May 11-17

Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!, Wasatch Theatre Co. Page to Stage Festival, Colm Tóibín: House of Names and more.
Let's face it: The news isn't all that upbeat these days.

Their Big Moment

Downtown Ogden uses art to inspire a sense of community.
Can art be a force for change?

The Essential A&E Picks for May 4-10

May the Fourth Be With You, Rhapsody in Blue, The Will Rogers Follies and more.
Get your eye rolls out of the way: The concept might be based on a groan-worthy pun, but May 4 has still become Star Wars Day for millions of fans.


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