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The Essential A&E Picks for June 8-14

(In)divisible, David Blaine, The Pushers, Utah Asian Festival
A polarizing president is bound to inspire artists to address his impact on the nation.

The Essential A&E Picks for April 6-12

Gary Jacobson, Alton Brown, Bone Hampton and more
We tend to anthropomorphize animals; it's an enormous part of the earliest tales we are told as children. In his exhibit Some Thoughts, Gary Jacobson's sculptures of animals exist in an emotional tone that triangulates humor, affection and enmity.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 23-29

Plan-B Theatre Co., Holi Festival of Colors, Brendan Reichs and more
"If you go any slower, you'll turn into a stupid green tortoise," Aidan says at the outset of Not One Drop. Rowe quickly responds, "Why stupid?"

The Essential A&E Picks for March 16-22

Salvador Dalí, Sonder, ComicCon FanX and more
How often do you get a chance to see a genuine Salvador Dalí piece? Or meet someone who knew him?

The Essential A&E Picks for March 9-15

Eleemosynary, Chess: Concert Version, Jeff Corwin and more
The word "eleemosynary" simply means charity.

The Essential A&E Picks for March 2-8

Judd Winick, Salt Lake Acting Co., Naomi Starkman, Adam Ray and Brad Williams
You could call Judd Winick a modern cultural phenomenon for any number of reasons.

The Essential A&E Picks for Feb. 23-March 1

Todd Barry, Salt Lake Acting Co., Alvin Ailey Dance Co. II and more
With his low-toned voice that sounds almost completely devoid of emotion, Todd Barry has made himself the alternative to alternative comedians.

The Essential A&E Picks for Feb. 16-22

Theater, literature and comedy you don't want to miss this week.
Plan-B Theatre Co. examines the life of one of the early Catholic church's most fascinating and powerful women, Hildegard of Bingen, in its new play.

The Essential A&E Picks for Feb. 9-15

Jerry Herman, The Sleeping Beauty, Bill Maher, and more
Name the most prolific composers in Broadway history and inevitably Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Lerner & Lowe and Rodgers & Hammerstein quickly come to mind. But let's not forget another American master: Jerry Herman.

The Essential A&E Picks for Feb. 2-8

Mamma Mia!, Anthony Jeselnik, Ririe-Woodbury, and more
While purists on both sides of the theatrical/pop music divide may complain about rock's invasion of Broadway, there's no denying the success of shows that transpose popular music onto theater stages.

The Essential A&E Picks for Jan. 26-31

La Boheme, Kathy Griffin, Poor Bastard, and more
Art depicting the creation of art has a fascinating and often painfully poignant self-reflective quality. Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme—with its focus on young bohemian artists attempting to balance their creative desires, their hearts and the practicality of survival—is no exception.

The Essential A&E Picks for Jan. 19-25

En Plein Air, Man of La Mancha, Kevin Smith, Carve the Mark
>Ah, plein air—the most Western of painting genres. What could define the artist as rugged individual more than braving the elements to make art in the great outdoors, from life, almost melding into and becoming part of nature in all its glory.

The Essential A&E Picks for Jan. 12-18

Comedian Rachel Feinstein, 'Tower' with director Keith Maitland, 'Kinky Boots' and more.
There's plenty of competition in comedy realms these days, so it takes a special ability to not only survive, but also thrive.

The Essential A&E Picks for Jan. 5-11

Repertory Dance Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Co., Criminal Justice Reform with Van Jones and more...
Utah's Repertory Dance Theatre is unique in the dance world for many reasons. One of the most important is the approach ...

The Essential A&E Picks for Dec. 29 - Jan. 4

Eve WinterFest, Dwayne Perkins, Alan Cumming and more
The family-friendly "Bounce Town" at Salt Palace is full of inflatables.


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