Daily Utah Chronicle

Inspiration from Warped Tour Insiders

Inspiration from Warped Tour Insiders

By Haley Oliphant

August 4, 2017

Candiria: The journey back Bands face obstacles of all shapes and sizes throughout their career: member changes, cancelled record deals, crazy producers. But what happens when the obstacle is a speeding 18-wheeler with reckless tendencies? “A lot of times, people don’t realize just how insane ...

PTC’s “The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue”

PTC’s “The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue”

By Haley Oliphant

April 28, 2017

The Tony Award-winning "Will Rogers Follies" will take the Pioneer stage on May 5, following the life of the American folk hero Will Rogers, a Zigfield's Follies star in the early 20th century. Using the Follies to underscore his life, he takes the audience on a grand rollercoaster of events. From...

Gary Larson Brings out the Humanity in Art

Gary Larson Brings out the Humanity in Art

By Haley Oliphant

April 25, 2017

Gary Larson graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in mass communication in 2003. His first step into the art world was in elementary school, and he’s loved it ever since. “I took some art classes in high school while I was working on my mass communication degree at the University...

Artist of the Week: Celebrate U with Lien Fan Shen

Artist of the Week: Celebrate U with Lien Fan Shen

By Haley Oliphant

April 10, 2017

On April 5, the U hosted  “Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements.” An event that spotlighted professional achievements of various faculty members at the University of Utah in 2016. Honorees included book authors, creators of a realized creative work, an excellence in commercializing...

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

‘Save Your Own Skin’: An Exploration of Cultural Vulnerability and Military Technology

By Haley Oliphant

April 3, 2017

In 2011, Dutch bio-artist Jalila Essaïdi created an artificial skin that rivaled the U.S. military's invention of bulletproof vests made of synthetic spider silk. Part still exhibit, part live performance, Save Your Own Skin is a thought exhibition, movement and dialogue piece in response to this notion...

“Life”— Be Careful What You Search For

“Life”— Be Careful What You Search For

By Haley Oliphant

March 29, 2017

They were surprised to find life on Mars, but they never expected to fear for their own lives. When six astronauts receive a sample from Mars at the International Space Station, they discover the first example of life beyond Earth. The large, single-celled organism is “all muscle, all brain” and...

FanX 2017: Not All Heroes Wear Capes

FanX 2017: Not All Heroes Wear Capes

By Haley Oliphant

March 27, 2017

Cosplay and commodities and celebrities, oh my! FanX is an extension of Comic Con — a gathering of geeks from all realms to celebrate everything that makes nerds great. I had the great privilege to attend my first "con" on March 17-18. I walked in with my Leonard Nimoy t-shirt and a dream. I walked...

2017-2018 Pioneer Theatre Company Line-Up

2017-2018 Pioneer Theatre Company Line-Up

By Haley Oliphant

March 24, 2017

It's that time of year again: Salt Lake's premier regional theater has announced its next seven-show season. The Pioneer Theatre Company strives to present the greatest theatre has to offer, and serve as a platform for new and exciting projects and premiers. This season continues that legacy. Kicking...

Artist of the Week: Michael Thompson Brown, Percussionist Actor

Artist of the Week: Michael Thompson Brown, Percussionist Actor

By Haley Oliphant

March 23, 2017

What does it mean to be an artist? Is it simply an aesthetic? A desire for fame and recognition? For Michael Thompson Brown, it means something far simpler and more powerful. Throughout his journey as an artist, Brown has come to realize that he is the one in charge of defining what art means to him....

The U’s ‘Eclipsed’ Brings Dark Stories into the Light

The U’s ‘Eclipsed’ Brings Dark Stories into the Light

By Haley Oliphant

March 8, 2017

'Eclipsed' by Danai Gurira made its Broadway debut in March of 2016. Now the University of Utah brings 'Eclipsed' to life in a performance on par with the professionals. The cast and crew elevate the performance further with rich symbolism, gentle empathy and harsh truth. Taking place in an army camp...

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