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Game Night(mares)

A roundup of spooky tabletop entertainment perfect for Halloween season.

Modern Classic

Women of Trachis finds contemporary issues in legendary characters.

Seen and Herd

The Soldier Hollow Classic showcases the beauty of a practical skill.
Events like the Soldier Hollow Classic showcase the overlap between that real-world need and people who simply recognize the beauty in the intricate relationship between a sheepdog and its handler.

Coming Up Roses

The Rose Exposed brings arts organizations together.
According to Plan-B Artistic Director Jerry Rapier, the concept behind The Rose Exposed began simply as a way to bring people into the facility that was still trying to establish its identity.

Rapid Movement

The River Speaks Plainly turns experiences on the river into music and dance.
About a quarter million people run the Colorado River's Grand Canyon each year and, last March, Sarah Longoria was part of the early season rush into the canyon wilderness.

Beer-fore and After

The author of Beer in the Beehive discusses the local brewery boom in the decade since his book.
Del Vance, owner of the Beerhive Pub, wrote about the history of brewing in Utah in his book Beer in the Beehive, originally published in 2006 with a revised second edition in 2008.

All's Fair

What's on tap for Utah's county fair season.
It can be easy to forget sometimes if you live along the Wasatch Front, but Utah is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

Might As Well Jump

For veterans and first-timers alike, Skydive Utah teaches safe thrill seeking.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield once said, "No astronaut launches into space with their fingers crossed."

Murder! Intrigue! Hiking!

It's no mystery why Scott Graham's crime tales are set in National Parks.
America's national parks are the perfect setting for a murder or two—just ask novelist Scott Graham, whose National Park Mystery series has been slaying readers since 2015.

More Than Words

Forms of non-verbal communication combine in A Tonal Caress.
In the video Louder Than Words by Korean filmmaker Yeoseop Yoon, a black man, his eyes wide, gazes upward.

Right Here, Right Now

Riot Act shifts gears to the contemporary rhythms of The Aliens.
Over the course of its short local lifespan, Riot Act Theatre has been devoted to the idea of giving a modern spark to vintage works, like Poor Bastard updating Chekhov's Ivanov, or Høüses working from Romeo and Juliet.

Fun on the Fourth of July

A variety of patriotic options for your Independence Day entertainment.
One of Salt Lake Valley's most popular Independence Day gathering spots, Sugar House Park, won't be hosting fireworks in 2018.

Change of Art

After 42 years, Utah Arts Festival keeps looking for ways to grow and evolve.
After more than 40 years as an annual summer institution, it would be easy for the Utah Arts Festival to settle into a comfortable rhythm.

A Whole New World

Stephen Brown launches a multi-platform storytelling experiment with Something Really Big: Part II.
Stephen Brown recognizes that there's something playful about titling his new performance Something Really Big: Part II, since there hasn't actually been a Part I yet.

Teen Spirit

UMOCA's Out Loud program gives the experiences of queer youth an artistic voice.
For gay youth in Utah, culture and religion can conspire to make them feel isolated and unable to express their true selves.

Record Time

Comedian Barbara Gray returns home to chronicle 10 years of jokes.
For a stand-up comedian, recording your first comedy album can be a milestone step in your career.

New Traditions

Living Traditions Festival's new director keeps a beloved cultural showcase rolling.
Megan Risbon recalls at least one thing very specifically from her first visit to a Living Traditions Festival, back when she was a college student.


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