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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,...

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To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 89: Lights

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer November 22, 2021

  Typically, the highly regarded and sought-after Daily Utah Chronicle "To Binge or Not to Binge" articles are reserved for television and streaming shows. In an effort to “stick it to the man,”...

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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...

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Personal and Objective Truth as Explored by ‘The Last Duel’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer November 3, 2021

  “The truth does not matter. There is only the power of men.” The above line is spoken by Nicole de Buchard (Harriet Walter) in the early minutes of Ridley Scott’s latest film, "The Last...

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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...

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‘Dune’: Villeneuve’s Epic Adaptation, Deserving of the Big Screen

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer October 25, 2021

  Since his 2016 film "Arrival," Canadian director Denis Villeneuve has been slowly drifting into the harsh wastelands of science-fiction cinema. A warzone dominated by the likes of "Star Wars"...

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Environmentalism as Entertainment: Does It Get Us Anywhere?

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer October 25, 2021

  I, like many middle-class Americans, have an odd obsession with watching shows where rich, famous people stay in fancy places and eat fancy food that I could never afford. I don’t think...

Grace Cawley, McKinley Barr and Victoria Wolfe for Storm Still. (Courtesy Todd Collins)

‘Storm Still’ Brings Shakespearean Catharsis and Tragedy to a Family Backyard

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer September 27, 2021

  In the basement beneath the grandeur Pioneer Memorial Theatre sits the cozy Babcock Theatre, a space I've come to love, where the University of Utah's Department of Theatre set up shop for their...

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The Intoxicating Kindness of ‘Ted Lasso’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer September 15, 2021

  "Ted Lasso" was a show I never thought I’d watch let alone fall in love with. I had heard about the show primarily from the old people of the world (those over 30), so I naturally assumed...

Aint Misbehavin Cast (Courtesy of Pioneer Theatre Company)

‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ at Pioneer Theatre Company — Utah’s Warm Reunion with Live Theatre

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer September 13, 2021

  The house lights dim and a warm wave of silence rushes over the audience. All eyes dart eagerly to the stage in collective anticipation — a sense of waiting that has lasted through each of...