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Arts Desk August Favorites

Arts Desk August Favorites

September 17, 2019

  Arts is a rather broad, all-encompassing term. Here at the Arts Desk, luckily, we've got a wide range of tastes and appreciation for every facet of art. With this piece, we kick off a monthly project where we share our favorite arts production or item, providing a bit of insight to everyone...

Festa Italiana Celebrates Love for Italian Culture

Festa Italiana Celebrates Love for Italian Culture

By Hannah Keating

September 10, 2019

  Students from every department at the University of Utah study Italian for many reasons ⁠— for creating films, understanding history, pursuing a minor or wanting to study abroad. In a small department, professor of Italian language and culture and Section Head Giuliana Marple said, “[The...

To Binge or Not to Binge: Episode 58: ‘Blown Away’

To Binge or Not to Binge: Episode 58: ‘Blown Away’

By Hannah Keating

September 7, 2019

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for the Netflix show "Blown Away."   Recently added to the lineup of Netflix’s often-questionable original content is a hidden gem featuring the mesmerizing art of glassblowing. “Blown Away” is a Canadian competition show that you never knew yo...

Moab Music Festival Explores Utah’s Landscape with Music

Moab Music Festival Explores Utah’s Landscape with Music

By Hannah Keating

August 31, 2019

Entering its 27th year, the Moab Music Festival is, at heart, a celebration. Held each year over Labor Day weekend, outdoor enthusiasts and music lovers alike gather in the home of the red rocks to enjoy something few other locales can provide — music and nature in direct conversation.  Michael Barr...

Park City Songwriter Festival Focuses on the Storytelling of Music

Park City Songwriter Festival Focuses on the Storytelling of Music

By Hannah Keating

August 20, 2019

  Park City is now home to the “The Best Little Mountain Music Festival In America.” The inaugural Park City Songwriter Festival, crafted for devoted listeners of America’s greatest musicians, was founded in-part by songwriter Aaron Benward as a celebration of his favorite aspects of song...

UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

UMFA’s ‘Power Couples’ Reshapes Stories of Timeless Paintings

By Hannah Keating

August 3, 2019

  In Utah Museum of Fine Arts' newest exhibition, two heads are better than one. With pieces previously found in the museum’s collection accompanied with newly acquired pieces, the collection explores pendant pieces — pairs whose stories "hang" on one another. Leslie Anderson, curator of...

SummerArts Piano Competition Provides Key Opportunities to Pianists

SummerArts Piano Competition Provides Key Opportunities to Pianists

By Hannah Keating

June 17, 2019

  Held annually through the University of Utah's School of Music, the SummerArts Piano Competition acts as an opportunity for young pianists of the Salt Lake Valley to showcase their talents while providing a springboard for the brightest students to receive scholarships and perform with some of Utah...

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

By Hannah Keating

May 27, 2019

  As regional theater across the country close their traditional seasons, "summer stock" theaters open their performances to the public. Current third-year Department of Theatre student Laura Rizzo started rehearsals for the regional theater company Yellowstone Playhouse just after the end of...

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

A Word of Advice from the Arts Desk

By Palak Jayswal, Abigail Raasch, Hannah Keating, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 15, 2019

  Being a freshman is terrifying, to say the least. As you embark on your college journey, the writers of the Arts Desk want to pass along some words of wisdom — from reflections on our personal degrees to general advice, we wish you the best of luck. Palak Jayswal - Communication (B.A.) ...

Ultimate Campus Guide to Your Coffee Kick

Ultimate Campus Guide to Your Coffee Kick

By Hannah Keating

May 15, 2019

  Moving to Salt Lake City means becoming a part of one of the nation’s highest-ranking hipster cities. Coming in just behind Portland and beating out Seattle and Spokane for the title in 2018, Salt Lake was recognized especially for the presence of coffee shops. Even The New York Times noticed...

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