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Cinders Band in Concert (Courtesy of Cinders Official Website)

Party through the Pain with Cinders Album ‘No One’s Home’

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer October 30, 2021

  Salt Lake City-based “rowdy, acoustic alt” band Cinders releases their third album "No One's Home" to remind listeners to dance their troubles away. Progression to Party “No One's Home”...

Red Butte Garden decor up on Oct. 5, 2021 in advance of Halloween festivities. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Enjoying the Spook-tacular BOOtanical Gardens at Red Butte Gardens

By India Bown, Arts Writer October 29, 2021

  Want to end the Halloween season with a bang? The Bootanical Gardens at Red Butte Gardens bring spooky and festive energy this time of year. With the beautiful scenery of curated flowers and...

(Photos Courtesy of Nicole Morgenthau & Utah Geological Survey)

Land Art, Vandalism and Utah’s Natural Environment

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer October 27, 2021

  Utah is well known for its beautiful mountain ranges, vibrant red rock and the briny Great Salt Lake, but what about its unnatural landscapes? From steel monoliths to rocky spirals, Utah...

Photo via The Daily Utah Chronicle archives

Artivism for Earth: Behind the Collaborative Climate Project

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor October 26, 2021

  The news of climate change’s effects on our planet is depressing, dare I say numbing. Caught in worrying about things I can’t control, it can be difficult to care about climate...

Laura J. Hall and T. Ryder Smith in the World Premiere of Ass at Pioneer Theatre Company (Courtesy PTC)

World Premiere of ‘Ass’ at Pioneer Theater Company is a Witty Play on Family Dynamics

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer October 25, 2021

  “Ass” had its world premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company this past weekend. A witty, and touching play about family dynamics, estranged relationships, and of course, ass. Written by Ellen...

Dune 2021 (Courtesy of

‘Dune’: Villeneuve’s Epic Adaptation, Deserving of the Big Screen

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer October 25, 2021

  Since his 2016 film "Arrival," Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has been slowly drifting into the harsh wastelands of science-fiction cinema. A warzone dominated by the likes of "Star Wars"...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Environmentalism as Entertainment: Does It Get Us Anywhere?

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer October 25, 2021

  I, like many middle-class Americans, have an odd obsession with watching shows where rich, famous people stay in fancy places and eat fancy food that I could never afford. I don’t think...

Screenshot from The Skeleton Dance. (Courtesy of Disney+)

Fisher and Fuller’s Fall Recommendations

By Megan Fisher and Whit Fuller October 23, 2021

There's nothing like settling in for a good movie or curling up with a great book to get you into the fall spirit, and no one knows this better than our arts writers. Here, with their scope across the...

Album art for Finneas Optimist. (Courtesy of Finneas YouTube)

Finneas’ Debut Album ‘Optimist’ is a Vulnerable Portrait of Love That Stands on Its Own

By Lee Kedem, Arts Writer October 22, 2021

  Finneas is a performer with an immense amount of talent and, while his capabilities have been shared with the world through some singles he has released, we know him mainly through the music...

Fall Dance 1 promotional image. (Courtesy University of Utah School of Dance)

The School of Dance Returns with ‘Fall Dance 1′ Both Live and Livestreamed

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer October 22, 2021

  On Oct. 7, the University of Utah’s School of Dance opened its season with the “Fall Dance 1” concert. I was so excited to finally get to watch a School of Dance performance again — the...