The Daily Utah Chronicle

Lily & Madeleine Deliver Vulnerable Indie Folk Set

Lily & Madeleine Deliver Vulnerable Indie Folk Set

By Oakley Burt

November 16, 2019

Salt Lake City’s music scene comes alive on Friday nights with venues in the downtown area hosting a wide variety of artists. This Friday was no different at the quirky venue The State Room, boasting a sold-out show of indie folk artists including Penny & Sparrow and Lily & Madeleine. Sister...

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

AXIS Finds Freedom in Limitations

By Abigail Raasch

November 13, 2019

  Stage lights dimly glow on three dancers. The music begins and the art commences — bodies twirl, lift, slide and defy the laws of physics — all with four moving legs, five arms and three dancing souls. This was the beginning of an evening’s performance by AXIS Dance Company at Kingsb...

Brian Regan Charmed Audience at the U

Brian Regan Charmed Audience at the U

By Oakley Burt

November 11, 2019

On Nov. 9, comedy fans gathered in the Jon. M Huntsman Center at the University of Utah for a night of laughs hosted by comedians Brian Regan and Jackie Kashian. Kashian opened for Regan and successfully warmed up the audience with a few self-deprecating jokes and some about middle-aged, white women....

‘ODA Might’ is A Must See

‘ODA Might’ is A Must See

By Arielle Gulley

November 9, 2019

In their latest production, "Oda Might," Plan-B Theatre Company is able to do what most would deem impossible these days — balance the good with the bad. The production deals with heavy subject material such as mental instability, murder, race, injustice and death. While discussing such complex issues,...

Utah Symphony Celebrates Día de Muertos with ‘Coco’

Utah Symphony Celebrates Día de Muertos with ‘Coco’

By Palak Jayswal

November 7, 2019

With Halloween now over, the spooky decorations and costumes are being tucked away across many households. But when Halloween ends, another celebration begins — Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead — a major holiday in Mexican culture. The Utah Symphony participated in this year’s celebrations...

Comedian Brian Regan Comes to U

Comedian Brian Regan Comes to U

By Oakley Burt

November 5, 2019

The art of comedy is said to be in the timing. The delivery of a joke and subtle pauses for effect are essential to keeping the audience laughing. This is something that comedian Brian Regan has been perfecting in his nearly 40 years of comedy. Regan has been doing stand-up comedy since the '80s....

‘Lifespan of a Fact’ Explores the Dichotomy of Facts and Truth

‘Lifespan of a Fact’ Explores the Dichotomy of Facts and Truth

By Kate Button

November 2, 2019

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for "Lifespan of a Fact" In an era of disinformation, alternative facts and fake news, how do we determine what information is trustworthy or accurate? How does the truth — whatever that may be — impact our understanding of the world? Presented by Pione...

Modern Dance Students Examine Existentialism in Fall Concert

Modern Dance Students Examine Existentialism in Fall Concert

By Abigail Bowé

October 26, 2019

In their first concert of the year, University of Utah modern dances students used movement and dance to explore the theme of existentialism. Put on in the Marriott Center for Dance's Room 240 black box theatre, each piece tackled diverse angles on belonging, isolation and being. Audiences were seated...

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

SALT Dance Finds Beauty in Tragedy

By Kate Button

October 24, 2019

When life presents us with tragedies, how do we find the beauty in the pain? When we are forced to confront physical or cognitive deterioration, how do we cope and find support? What happens when you can’t function normally in everyday life? How do we go on living, even once life as we know it has com...

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

Art vs. The System: The Morality of Bootlegs

By Alison Myers

October 24, 2019

Let’s set the stage: it’s 2019. The musical, “Hamilton,” has long since garnered accolades and publicly denounced Mike Pence. The cast has transformed several times and traveled around the country, stealing hearts in every state. Of course, you know this, because if you love the musical, you’ve...

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