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Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in a screenshot from the trailer for Licorice Pizza (courtesy of Universal Pictures)

The San Fernando Valley of the 1970s is on Display in ‘Licorice Pizza’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 31, 2021

  Over the course of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest movie, not a slice of pizza or a piece of licorice can be found. The title “Licorice Pizza” refers not to food, but a chain of record stores...

Ariana De Bose in America from West Side Story (Courtesy of 20th Century Studios)

Spielberg’s First Musical ‘West Side Story’ Is a Beautiful, Vivid Update of a Classic

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 31, 2021

  The Musical Spielberg Has Been Waiting to Make Steven Spielberg has never made a musical, but his latest movie, an adaptation of the classic "West Side Story," is something that he has been preparing...

Elephant & Piggies We Are in a Play! promo (Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company)

SLAC’s ‘Elephant & Piggie’ Is a Fresh Take on Old Lessons  

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer December 30, 2021

  On Dec. 26, Salt Lake Acting Company premiered “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are In a Play!’” as part of an exclusively-streaming experience on SLAC Digital. The production, based on...

Beach House (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Beach House Begins Incremented Release for Anticipated Album ‘Once Twice Melody’

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer December 15, 2021

  Beach House is back, baby! Get ready for the micro-dosed, four-chapter release of Beach House’s eighth studio album "Once Twice Melody." Dream-Pop Sovereign Returns Fans of the Baltimore-based...

Mia Wasikowska in a screenshot from the trailer forBergman Island (Courtesy of IFC Films)

‘Bergman Island’ is a Lovely Tale of the Divide Between Life and Art

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 15, 2021

  If you have only seen the recent HBO remake of “Scenes from a Marriage”and not Ingmar Bergman's original, you are missing out on very interesting closing credits. An anonymous voice intones,...

Kirsten Dunst in The Power of the Dog (Courtesy of the New Zealand Film Commission)

Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ is a Muted Study of Masculinity and Psychological Warfare

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 15, 2021

  Throughout “The Power of the Dog” Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), a brutal and sadistic cattle rancher, can often be found standing behind his barn and staring at the mountains of the...

Ballet West’s Nutcracker, in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 (Photo by David Chenoweth | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Getting Into the Spirit of the Season With Ballet West’s ‘The Nutcracker’

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer December 10, 2021

You may have seen a "The Nutcracker" before. It may be a yearly holiday tradition. At the very least, you can recognize "The Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" when you hear it. Ballet West's latest production...

UMFA Holiday Market (Photo by Kaylee McElle | Courtesy UMFA)

UMFA’s Holiday Market Returns to Pre-Pandemic Brilliance

By India Bown, Arts Writer December 8, 2021

UMFA’s Annual Holiday Market is Back In the spirit of the season, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts hosts an annual Holiday Market, showcasing local artists’ works for visitors to purchase. Unable to...

Coddiewomple promo  (Courtesy University of Utah School of Dance)

‘Coddiwomple’ at the School of Dance Showcases the Endless Possibility in Contradiction

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer December 8, 2021

  On Dec. 2, the University of Utah’s School of Dance premiered “Coddiwomple," a concert showcasing thesis work from Modern Dance MFA candidates Jessica Boone, Austin Hardy and Virginia Broyles....

John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig in the Origin of Love Tour

‘The Origin of Love’ at Utah Presents Illuminates the Songs and Stories of John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Hedwig’

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer December 8, 2021

  After two years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig" showed at Utah Presents this Friday, Dec. 4 at Kingsbury Hall as a 20th Anniversary...