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The Essential A&E Picks for June 22-28

Salt Lake Acting Co., Brian Posehn, La La Land Live and more.

Putting It Together

Staging the Utah Arts Festivals tests organizational creativity.

In the Key of Sea

Douglas Morton composes to the rhythms of an aquarium's inhabitants.

The Essential A&E Picks for June 15-21

Strange News from Another Star, Juneteenth Celebration, Space Venture Coalition and author Mary Roach.
When two artists come together to display vastly different work in the same space, the narrative created just by walking from one end of a gallery to the next is striking.

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.

Uncomfortable Moments

Three new theater productions explore dark themes.
>If you want to experience the most exhilarating acting performance on a Utah stage this year, be forewarned.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 27-May 3

Kelly O’Neill, SALT Spring Concert, Jenna Kim Jones and more.
Kelly O'Neill—a recent recipient of a BFA in studio art emphasizing in photography/digital imaging from the University of Utah; likes to tinker with digital production.

A Contemporary History

CUAC ends a legacy of celebrating Utah art as deserving of global attention.
On Friday, April 21, after 13 eventful years, the Central Utah Art Center—better known as CUAC—will stage a gallery stroll and a closing party for both its current exhibition, Utah Ties, and the gallery itself.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 20-26

Art Behind the Zion Curtain, David Owen, Sebastian Maniscalco and more.
The term "Zion Curtain" conjures up a few images for people who live here, like the secretive area in restaurants behind which adult beverages are mixed.

A Really Modern Stone-Age Family

A new Flintstones comic combines rock puns with biting social commentary.
The year is 2017, and there are a lot of things I never thought I'd have to say—like "President Trump" or "There's a new Star Wars movie this year, too?"


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