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Performing Arts

Max Chernin as Buddy the Elf in Elf the Musical. (Courtesy BW Productions)

‘Elf the Musical’ at PTC Joyously Ushers in the Holiday Season

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer December 4, 2021

  The boundary between the Christmas season and the rest of the year becomes seemingly thinner and thinner as time goes on. I find myself making excuses to play Christmas music in October and,...

{En}compass promo. (Photo by Aubrie Holman)

‘{En}compass’ Showcases Student Innovation and Artistry in School of Dance

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer November 23, 2021

  On Nov. 18, the University of Utah’s School of Dance premiered its ballet showcase “{En}compass.” The showcase featured student-created works by the Ballet Choreography III & Production...

Promotional Image for ILLUMINATE (Courtesy of illuminatesaltlake.org)

Downtown Event ‘Illuminate’ Shines a Neon Spotlight on Local Artists

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer November 21, 2021

  After about an hour and a half of trying to find a parking spot, my wife and I, along with a thousand other folks, arrived at the second and final night of Illuminate: Utah’s Light Art and...

Emeraldrose Hadik and Ova Saopeng in Masters of the Currents (Courtesy TeAda Productions)

TeAda Productions Brings Micronesian Culture Center Stage with ‘Masters of the Currents’

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor November 20, 2021

  Los Angeles-based non-profit theatre company TeAda Productions brought their show "Masters of the Currents" to UtahPresents Nov. 19 and 20, presented in partnership with the University of Utah’s...

Gold Mountain promo (Courtesy West Valley Center of Arts website)

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Gold Mountain’ Tells an Untold Story

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer November 18, 2021

  The Utah Shakespeare Festival presented the world premiere of “Gold Mountain,” a new musical by Jason Ma, on Nov. 4 at the West Valley Performing Arts Center. Intimate and honest, “Gold...

The Garden (Courtesy of Band Website)

‘U Want The Scoop?’ The Garden Rocks the Loading Dock with ‘Vada Vada’

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer November 16, 2021

  The Garden took over the Loading Dock in Salt Lake City on Friday, Nov. 12 with their newest album “Kiss My Superbowl Ring” and signature "Vada Vada" sound. Let's Do the Vada Vada! Goblins,...

Dancers Amy Gunter Lolofie and Fiona Katrine in rehearsal for SALTs Fall Concert
(Photo: Myles Woolstenhulme)

SALT Contemporary Dance’s Fall Concert was a Mesmerizing ‘Return to the Stage’

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor November 14, 2021

  SALT Contemporary Dance held their fall concert, “A Return to the Stage” at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center Nov. 5 and 6 as a part of their 2021-22 season. Returning from shutdown and...

Abravanel Hall (Photo Courtesy of utahsymphony.org)

A Night Alone at the Utah Symphony

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer November 2, 2021

  By no stretch of the imagination would I call myself a connoisseur of the symphony. I’ve been a handful of times, mostly at the forceful hand of my sweet mother; but if they weren’t playing...

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”...

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...