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Pioneer Theatre Company Announces Shortened 2020-2021 Season

(PTC announces shorter season | Courtesy Kirsten Park)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 24, 2020

  COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of everyone within the last few months. It has become the topic of conversation, as most news reports and online articles (including this one) make constant mention of the pandemic and how people are dealing with it. Now, in the fight to stay afloat...

Parker Theatre to Reopen with ‘The Corona Conundrum’

(Parker Theatre reopening with “The Corona Conundrum” | courtesy Paul Peterson)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

May 16, 2020

  COVID-19 has majorly impacted theaters across the country, causing many to postpone their seasons and close their doors. Even the ‘Great White Way’ has gone dark. Due to the cases in New York City, the Broadway League extended the shutdown of NYC theaters until at least September 6th. But in a time of crisis, the connection that live theater provides is growing more important. “We need human i...

How local concert venues are staying afloat during the pandemic

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By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

May 4, 2020

  Salt Lake City is far from having a shortage of entertainment for music lovers. Venues like Kilby Court, Metro Music Hall and Urban Lounge have long been providing entertainment for those looking to enjoy music in a fun environment. Places like these have been hosting artists of all types —...

Pop-Cultured: Drawing the Line in Comedy

(Design by Malithi Gunawardena | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

April 17, 2020

  Comedy has been around for what seems like forever. Controversial comedy has also been around for quite some time, with some ancient Greek tragicomedy satyr plays — which sometimes featured phallic props — dating as far back as 500 B.C. Nowadays, it feels like sex, race and politics are,...

Misinformation, Truth and Facts in Theater

Pioneer Theatre Company on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

April 13, 2020

  In an era full of misinformation and “fake news,” these themes are bound to seep into the arts. Plays, movies, tv shows, music and other artistic mediums have a unique role in society as they can provide an escape from the stressful world, but — simultaneously — the arts can also reflect t...

50 Years of ‘Elton John:’ The Weird, Wonderful and Songs In Between

Celebrating 50 years of “Elton John” (Cartoon by Isabelle Schlegel | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

April 11, 2020

  Happy birthday to Elton John’s smash hit album, “Elton John,” released 50 years ago on April 10, 1970. There are few artists who have achieved the cross-generational appeal and success Elton John has. Throughout his decades-long career, he’s been loved by millions of fans, young and ...

Dance Majors’ New Virtual Reality

At the U, dance majors have had to adapt to online learning. (Courtesy Dissolve)

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

April 10, 2020

  As the magnolia trees blossom and the birds chirp their friendly greetings, the world seems to be coming back to life. A cool breeze containing the hopeful tint of summer passes through campus. Yet, there is seemingly no one there to feel it. Instead, everyone is back in the “comfort” of...

Plan-B Theatre Presents ‘The Audacity’ To Online Audience

(Courtesy Plan-B Theatre)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

March 29, 2020

  Plan-B Theatre has gone where very few theaters can during Salt Lake City’s recent stay-at-home directive — their show did indeed go on. With only six rehearsals with six feet of distance at all times, not to mention two building closures, they are still presenting “The Audacity” b...

‘Together At Home’ Series Showcases Music’s Limitless Abilities

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor

March 26, 2020

  As the nation and many countries across the globe adjust to the new reality of life amidst the coronavirus outbreak, the music industry has taken a significant hit. With concert venues closed and live performances either rescheduled or canceled, musicians — touring or not — are trying t...

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is in Full Swing

The Tiny Desk Contest receives thousands of submissions from bands and solo artists across the nation, all vying for one spot to play at the infamous desk and tour the country with NPR.  (Courtesy NPR)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 23, 2020

  The 2020 NPR Tiny Desk Contest is now accepting submissions from musicians across the nation. NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts emerged from show host Bob Boilen’s frustration with a “show” environment — people talking, hollering or cheering to the point that it drowns out a performer. The ...

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