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To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 83: ‘Middleditch and Schwartz’

(Graphic by Hannah Allred | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

October 17, 2020

  “Middleditch and Schwartz” is a unique Netflix comedy special featuring three live recordings of long-form improv shows performed by Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz. Improv comedy runs the risk of being alienating at times, but “Middleditch and Schwartz” is inclusive and inviting, with...

The Efficacy of Digital Performances

Utah Arts Festival, Music Venue. Photo Credit: UAF.

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

October 9, 2020

  It’s clear that our so-called normal programming won’t be returning anytime soon in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many artists who aren’t able to perform under the usual circumstances are experimenting with digital ways to engage with their audience and bring them the exc...

David Blaine’s Airborne ‘Ascension’ Stunt Is A Success

Magician and endurance performer David Blaine floating away in preparation for balloon stunt. (Courtesy YouTube)

By Parker Dunn, Assistant Arts Editor

September 5, 2020

  The image of a kid holding onto a bunch of balloons as he drifts off into the sky is nothing short of iconic. Extracted from the 1956 French short film “Le Ballon Rouge” (The Red Balloon), this image has been a source of inspiration for so many, and magician and endurance performer David Blaine is no exception.  Preparation ...

Fall 2020 Arts at the U

Gwen Christopherson's UID, which functions as an ArtsPass, at the U. Chronicle archives.

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

August 17, 2020

  With everything feeling so uncertain lately, it can be difficult to look ahead to fun campus events in the fall. However, the University of Utah is set to be buzzing with many art events this coming fall — all you have to do is pay close attention to campus calendar and department announcements. One...

A Guide to the SLC Arts Scene

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor

August 11, 2020

  For students returning to the University of Utah campus or for individuals setting foot in Salt Lake City for the first time, it’s important to find places that make the city feel like home. The Salt Lake arts scene is bustling and thriving with energy, and this art scene can help you fin...

University of Utah 2019-2020 Arts Recap

By Gabrielle Klinge, Arts Writer

August 10, 2020

  The fine arts at the University of Utah were put on display in a variety of mediums during the 2019-20 school year. Theater productions, ballet concerts and orchestra performances, amongst other artistic showcases exhibited the talents of many aspiring and established artists at the U, along with pr...

Liberty Media May Soon Dominate the Music Industry

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By Colter Hendrickson

August 2, 2020

  The Department of Justice has recently accepted a potential proposal from the Liberty Media Corporation that may allow it to increase its shareholdings in rival corporation iHeartMedia by up to 50%. Liberty Media Background Liberty Media is a media, communications and entertainment corporation owned by John Malone, who already owns Pandora Radio and S...

The U’s Theatre Students of Color Unite Against Racism

Photo Courtesy of the Department of Theatre

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

July 31, 2020

  Recently, a community of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) students in the University of Utah’s theatre department released a statement in order to address the racism that has taken place within their department and to ask the department to make some necessary, overdue changes. The...

The National Parks Shine on ‘Wildflower’

The National Parks release new album “Wildflower” (Courtesy Bari Lieberman)

By Paige Lee, Arts Writer

June 20, 2020

  As new music is continually released this summer, one notable album at the moment is “Wildflower” by The National Parks. The National Parks are a Provo-based band that have been making music for several years now. As the newest album from the band, “Wildflower” is a blend of several...

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...