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Pioneer Theatre Company Announces Shortened 2020-2021 Season

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 24, 2020

  COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of everyone within the last few months. It has become the topic of conversation, as most news reports and online articles (including this one) make constant mention of the pandemic and how people are dealing with it. Now, in the fight to stay afloat...

Pop-Cultured: Why We Still Need Physical Art Museums

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer

May 21, 2020

  With each passing week in our new reality given the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself reflecting upon the habits and activities I miss the most. In these strange times many individuals, including myself, have sought escape in the art world. Music, movies and other creative forms can of...

Craft Lake City debuts new online workshops

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

May 8, 2020

  As coronavirus hit the world, the arts scene around the globe changed rapidly. With in-person activities closing suddenly to keep the population safe, artists and art organizations around the globe were forced to pivot and find new ways to showcase art to the public. In Salt Lake City, nonp...

How local concert venues are staying afloat during the pandemic

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 4, 2020

  Salt Lake City is far from having a shortage of entertainment for music lovers. Venues like Kilby Court, Metro Music Hall and Urban Lounge have long been providing entertainment for those looking to enjoy music in a fun environment. Places like these have been hosting artists of all types —...

The music of Laurel Canyon: Then and now

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By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

May 2, 2020

  In the late 1960s and early '70s, a collection of musicians from around the U.S. flocked to the woodsy Laurel Canyon — a neighborhood that has become one of rock 'n' roll’s most mythologized and romanticized locations. High above the city of Los Angeles, tucked behind Sunset Boulevard ...

The streaming era is wonderful for listeners, but not for artists

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By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

April 27, 2020

  There’s no debating the fact that digital streaming is the primary medium the music industry operates through nowadays. Sure, vinyl and CDs are still very much alive. In fact, vinyl is increasing in popularity almost every year, with 2018 seeing the most vinyl sales since 1988. Physical copies still hold a special appeal — es...

Pop-Cultured: Tattoos are an avenue for self-healing

Artist Craig Secrest tattoos his customer Connor at Heart of Gold Tattoo shop in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Justin Prather | The Daily Utah Chronicle).

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

April 24, 2020

  Before I discuss my perspective on tattoos as a former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I feel it’s crucial to acknowledge why we even have these art forms to begin with. Although the earliest evidence of body art is on a man named Ötzi who died around 3250 BCE in the...

The Arts and Coronavirus

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By Palak Jayswal, Arts Editor

April 16, 2020

  The lights of Broadway have dimmed. Artists across the industry announce tour cancelations through Instagram videos. Releases are postponed. Museums and galleries — once celebrated centers for escapism — are boarded up. Movies theaters, concert venues and libraries alike are bare. Each...

Pop-Cultured: Give the Locals Some Love

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By Kate Button, Arts Writer

April 13, 2020

  As much as I love tracking artists with large followings and seeing them continue to reach new levels of fame, I think it’s also essential to support local artists. Especially here in Utah, the local scene is thriving. To these artists, it makes a big difference in what events or venues you...

Pop-Cultured: The ‘GBF’ Representation in Cinema is Problematic

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By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer

April 11, 2020

  I would hope as a civilization we are past the days of automatically applauding the cinematic representation of sexual minorities simply for its mere existence. Don’t get me wrong — the novelty of seeing queer characters portrayed in film and on TV hasn’t worn off for me yet. It’s a...

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