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

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

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

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

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

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

NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is in Full Swing

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 ...

’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  For the majority of the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre’s lastest production, what lies between a rock and a hard place is literally the titular Floyd Collins. Based on a true story, as a passionate cave explorer in the early 1920s, Floyd Collins (Derek DuBay) spends his ti...

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  “Welcome to V-Season” flashes in red on the homepage of the V-Day organization’s website. The “V” referred to here is not necessarily what we usually associate with the middle of February — there are no Valentine’s cards or red hearts here, only a proclamation to end violence ...

A Love Letter to Utah in ‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’

A Love Letter to Utah in ‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

February 14, 2020

  Inhabiting the extremely salty waters of Great Salt Lake are vast numbers of brine shrimp. Measuring about a half-inch long, these tiny crustaceans play an important role in their ecosystem — feeding on green algae in the Great Salt Lake and providing a food source for birds. Brine shrimp...

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

Artist of the Week: Jessica Baynes

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 13, 2020

  When Jessica Baynes was a freshman in the University of Utah Modern Dance Program, she suffered a traumatic brain injury when she fell out of a leap and landed on the back of her skull. Unbeknownst to her at the time, her experience with the relationship between recovery and movement would lau...

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

Artist of the Week: From the Page to the Stage, DiNucci Writes, Produces and Directs Her Own Play

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 7, 2020

  Jillian DiNucci, a sophomore at the University of Utah and student in the Actor Training Program, has now written and produced her own play. Originally hailing from Boise, Idaho, she first got her start with a playwriting program at the age of 13. Now, after receiving a grant, DiNucci has ...

Going Backstage with Pioneer Theatre Company’s Podcast

Going Backstage with Pioneer Theatre Company’s Podcast

By Oakley Burt, Arts Writer

January 30, 2020

  Salt Lake City boasts a diverse arts culture scene that includes museums, live music, arts festivals and more. Yet, one aspect of the arts that is often overlooked by many is theater. Pioneer Theatre Company is looking to change this through their podcast, giving listeners a high-end and inside...

‘She Kills Monsters’ Delights with Foes, Friends and Fears

‘She Kills Monsters’ Delights with Foes, Friends and Fears

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

January 18, 2020

  This article contains mild spoilers for "She Kills Monsters." When you think about grief, turning to a game of Dungeons and Dragons might not seem like an obvious coping mechanism. But, as Agnes Evans (Piper Salazar) mourns the loss of both of her parents and her younger, self-identified...

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