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Murray Matravers and the members of Easy Life pose for Lifes a Beach. (Courtesy UMG)

Easy Life’s Frontman Murray Matravers on Debut Album ‘Life’s a Beach’

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor May 31, 2021

  “Life’s a Beach” is the newest album release from Universal Music Group's Island Records, which hit streaming services on May 28 as the debut of UK-based indie band Easy Life. In a recent...

AFI returns with new album and virtual gallery. (Courtesy Jacob Boll)

AFI Returns With New Album and Virtual Gallery

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer May 30, 2021

  After several years of silence and side projects, goth, punk, emo legends AFI have returned to the music scene with their 11th studio album, "Bodies." The album, due June 11, features 11 tracks,...

Album cover art for Olivia Rodrigos debut release Sour.

‘Sour’ But Sweet: Olivia Rodrigo Shines on Debut Album

By India Bown, Arts Writer May 22, 2021

  In her debut album “Sour," 18-year-old Disney star Olivia Rodrigo breaks out of her shell and rises into fame with the songwriting abilities teased in her newly released singles coming into...

(Courtesy University of Utah School of Music)

U Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’ Prevails Amid Restrictive Circumstances

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 15, 2021

  A spotlight shines on a dark eerie stage. Giuseppe Verdi’s ominous score fills the air. A crumbled figure rises out of the darkness. A court jester, deformed, defeated, disgraced. He begins...

(Photo by Andrew Thomas Carroll | Courtesy Y105)

Up-and-coming Artist Toosii Talks New Mixtape ‘Thank You For Believing’

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor May 9, 2021

  After his biggest year yet, it's clear that Toosii's momentum will continue as his highly anticipated mixtape "Thank You For Believing" dropped on May 7. It's been an incredibly successful year...

Chiang Ta-Lai Landscape. (Courtesy Utah Museum of Fine Arts)

Music and Art Combine in New UMFA Exhibit ‘Sight & Sound’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer May 1, 2021

  If you have ever looked at a painting and wondered what the painting would sound like, the "Sight & Sound" project, hosted by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, might be able to tell you. The...

The Bloody Cabaret Ensemble. (Courtesy Bloody Cabaret LLC)

‘Bloody Cabaret’ Redefines Music and Performance In Self-titled Debut

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer April 29, 2021

  On March 30, 2021 Bloody Cabaret made its self-titled debut, both as an original musical and film project. It was created by University of Utah School of Music alumnus and composer Kagan Breitenbach,...

(Illustration by Kit Russell for TIME)

Do We Still Need Awards Shows?

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor April 25, 2021

  The season of awards shows typically takes place during the first few months of each year. During this time, there is usually a lot of buzz about who has been nominated, who has been snubbed...

Demi Lovato in her YouTube documentary series “Dancing With the Devil.” (Courtesy OBB Media)

Review: Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over’

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer April 21, 2021

  Demi Lovato has walked into 2021 and laid herself bare before the world to tell her truths. Her emotionally heavy YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” directed by Michael...

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in Ma Raineys Black Bottom. (Courtesy Netflix)

Opening Up the Oscars: ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Celebrates 1920s Blues

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer April 20, 2021

  Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman shine beyond measure in George Wolfe’s film adaptation of the 1982 play by August Wilson. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” released on Netflix on...