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Jessica Graham and Connor Nelis Johnson in "Ronald and Edith." (Courtesy of the Fairy Story Society)
Fringe Fest: 'Ronald and Edith' Bares a Whimsical Heart In Its Story of Artistic Inspiration
By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer • August 3, 2021

  "The Lord of the Rings" and “The Hobbit” were not writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s only journeys into the fictional Middle-earth — he...

Fem Dance Company Dancers performing "home bass" at the Fringe Festival in Salt Lake City Utah. (Photo by Rob Lester | Courtesy Fem Dance Company)
Fringe Fest: Salt Lake City's Fem Dance Company Debuts 'Home Bass'
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • August 3, 2021

  Director of Fem Dance Company, Alicia Ross, debuted “home bass” at this year’s Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, held at the Gateway...

Mat Kearney
Mat Kearney Brings New Album 'January Flower' to Red Butte Gardens
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • August 1, 2021

  Multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer Mat Kearney is headed to Red Butte Gardens for a concert this week showcasing his latest...

"Strangers: a Homo
Fringe Fest: 'Strangers: A Homo's Odyssey' is a Beautiful Journey in Self-Love
By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer • August 1, 2021

  Why do we love? This age-old question has been asked by all who’ve felt the bitter sting of heartbreak or the intense grasp of infatuation....

Ariana DeBose, Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong and Jaime Camil in the trailer for "Schmigadoon!" (Courtesy Apple TV YouTube)
‘Schmigadoon!’ Revamps Golden Age Musical Theatre
By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer • July 31, 2021

  Ever dreamt that life was like it is in musicals? Well, that dream — or personal nightmare — becomes the reality for unhappy couple...

Sierra McCormick in the trailer for "American Horror Stories." (Courtesy FX Networks YouTube)
'American Horror Stories' Offers Nostalgia to Returning Audiences
By Lee Kedem, Arts Writer • July 30, 2021

  Famous writer and producer Ryan Murphy’s show "American Horror Story" has been dominating streaming and television platforms for...

Screenshot from the official trailer for "Tig Notaro: Drawn." (Courtesy HBO)
Animated Stand-Up Comedy Special 'Tig Notaro: Drawn' is a Must-See
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • July 29, 2021

  Emmy and Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro's latest stand-up special “Tig Notaro: Drawn” is something we’ve never seen before....

Ryan Caraveo
Ryan Caraveo's 'Northend Sweetheart' Perfect For End-of-Summer Listening
By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer • July 29, 2021

  I was driving home from Park City, basking in the pinkish hue of an uncharacteristically beautiful Salt Lake City sunset with the sounds...

Screenshot from "Fear Street." (Courtesy Netflix)
The 'Fear Street' Trilogy Sacrifices Scares for Nostalgia
By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer • July 28, 2021

  Netflix’s new teen horror trilogy “Fear Street,” based on the Young Adult book series by R.L. Stine, strives to make what was once...

Headshot of Donna Stoering at piano
Piano Prodigy and Philanthropist Donna Stoering Moves to Salt Lake City
By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer • July 27, 2021

  For Donna Stoering, music has always been part of the rhythm of her soul. Her impressive resume boasts a variety of accomplishments...

Screenshot from Wolf Alice
A Painfully Artistic Dissection of Wolf Alice’s ‘Blue Weekend’ and its Visual Repertoire
By Avery Greig, Arts Writer • July 23, 2021

  From eccentric cross-dressed dance competitions and medieval role-playing to exemplifying "main character energy" on public transportation,...

Installation at UMFA
New UMFA Exhibit 'Confluence' Looks at Utah's Relationship to Water
By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer • July 22, 2021

  The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has created a new exhibit centered around water and our relationship to it. “Confluence” uses the...

Garth Brooks First Musician to Rock New Rice-Eccles
Garth Brooks First Musician to Rock New Rice-Eccles
By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor • July 18, 2021

  This weekend, the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium played host to legendary country music star Garth Brooks. The concert...

Screenshot from "Stumptown" season one trailer. (Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes TV)
To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 88: ‘Stumptown’
By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer • July 18, 2021

  Based on the comic series by Greg Rucka, “Stumptown” is a detective-crime series that follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), an army...

Screenshot from the trailer for "Space Jam: A New Legacy." (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
'Space Jam: A New Legacy' is Not Good — Not Even a Little Bit.
By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer • July 17, 2021

  From the corporate overlords who attempt to concoct the next movie sensation to better occupy our minds and exploit our wallets comes...

Benicio del Toro and Don Cheadle in "No Sudden Move." (Courtesy of Claudette Barius and Warner Bros.)
'No Sudden Move' Brings Classic Film Noir Style into the Streaming Era
By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer • July 14, 2021

  On a nondescript street in a suburban area of Detroit, Michigan in 1954, a family’s morning routine is disrupted by the appearance...

Ballet West first soloist Kaitlyn Addison for "In the Balance." (Courtesy Ballet West)
Ballet West Explores Dance in the Pandemic through Docuseries 'In the Balance'
By India Bown, Arts Writer • July 12, 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic brought on terrifying unknowns for everyone, but many artists found themselves possibly losing their livelihoods...

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff in the "Black Widow" trailer. (Courtesy Marvel Entertainment)
'Black Widow' Reinforces the Importance of the Female Gaze in Film
By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer • July 12, 2021

  This article has spoilers for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its movies. Inspired by the Marvel comics, the movie “Black Widow”...

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