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COVID-19 - Arts

Salt Lake Acting Company Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming at the Launch Event for The Amberlee Fund on April 27, 2021. (Photo by David Daniels | Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company)

SLAC’s New Campaign Launch Moves its Theatre Towards Accessibility

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor May 3, 2021

  The last year of shutdown has sparked great changes in the theatre industry. On a large scale, Actors' Equity Association recently protested their union's lack of support by not paying their...

A view of the Union Station sign in Los Angeles where the Oscars were held this year. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Long-Awaited 2021 Oscars Leave Much to be Desired

By Frank Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 28, 2021

  The 2021 Academy Awards left viewers with much to talk about. The first in-person awards show of the season strayed from Oscar norms in many ways, but, for better or for worse, still managed...

Zoom Conference (Photo by Chris Montgomery | Courtesy of Unsplash)

Pop Cultured: The Future of Online Art

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor April 9, 2021

  As of April 5, 2021, the United States is administering an average of just over three million COVID-19 vaccines each day. With this influx in the vaccination campaign, many people have begun...

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

The U Theatre Department Cancels ‘Songs For A New World’ Amid Diversity Concerns

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer March 28, 2021

  The University of Utah Theatre Department recently made an announcement that they would be canceling their final performance of the 2020-2021 season — a production of Jason Robert Brown’s...

Oscars statuettes. (Courtesy Flickr)

2021 Oscar Nominations and Ceremony Changes Announced

By Frank Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor March 24, 2021

  Last year’s Academy Awards Ceremony was one of the last events left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. The past year has radically changed film production parameters and will undoubtedly make...

2012 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson.

Wrapping up the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

By , Kate Button, Cade Anderson, and Paige Anderson March 2, 2021

  The 2021 Sundance Film Festival was unprecedented, to say the least. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the festival programming to transition to an online format instead of the traditional...

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February Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt When I began reflecting on the month of February and what my arts favorite would be, I drew a blank. For me, there was nothing new or exciting that I was looking forward to being released....

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Surprise! Planned Album Drops are More Fair to Artists and Fans Alike

By Jacqueline Mumford, Managing Editor February 28, 2021

    Shock value has a big grossing potential in the media. Much of our news coverage, social media posts, and scripted entertainment are created to catch attention, and the music industry...

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Surprise Album Drops are Welcome Gifts of Music

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 27, 2021

  The surprise album drop is not anything that is new to the music industry. From the 2007 release of “In Rainbows” from Radiohead — who only gave 10 days' notice before dropping the album...

Local band Lord Vox performs at a “SLC Beatles Concert Cruise” in May 2020 (Photo by Ivy Ceballo | Courtesy Deseret News)

SLC Concert Cruise Will Return in April To Redeliver a Safe Live Music Experience

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor February 25, 2021

  Sartain & Saunders is a local company that presents concerts and owns several concert venues throughout Salt Lake City. Prior to the pandemic, S&S would book over 1,000 concerts each...