Nevertheless, they persisted: Finding “The Audacity”

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Jenifer’s latest play, THE AUDACITY, has had to temporarily postpone its world premiere at Plan-B Theatre. Details at I am not known as audacious. People who know me will tell you I’m a pretty reserved, relatively hermetic person who communicates more and most effectively with my pack of pet dogs than with people. So when […]

Rumi: Beyond the mind, into the heart

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Jung Society reprises Coleman Barks and cellist Eugene Friesen on February 17 “Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond” – Rumi (The Guest House) No one speaks about the heart quite like 13th century mystical Persian Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi. Rumi’s lifelong journey from modern day Afghanistan […]

The Urban Almanac: September 2018

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“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows September 1 sun rise 6:55 A.M     sunset 7:59 P.M. September 2 Head to one of the many farmers markets this week for apples, beets, Brussels sprouts, […]

Plan-B’s Zombie Thoughts

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Mother/son duo explore new ground in play for children When I was asked to write a play for Plan-B’s Free Elementary School Tour, I immediately turned to the closest elementary expert: my (now) 11-year-old son. But Oliver is not a typical elementary-aged kid. He has the verbal comprehension skills of someone in college. As the […]

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Sundance Film Festival 2015

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The jury is in for the Sundance Film Festival 2015 award winners: “Me Earl and the Dying Girl” (U.S. Dramatic), “The Wolfpack” (U.S. Documentary), “Slow West” (World Dramatic), and the “The Russian Woodpecker” (World Documentary). But what about all the other well-crafted films that also rightfully earned a spot in the festival? Let’s talk about […]

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The Perfect Room

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There’s the music. And then there are the people who bring the music to town, and who provide a venue that suits the sound. The State Room, appropriately located at 638 So. State St., turned five this spring. My dearest passion is experiencing music performed live. I’ve attended many shows at The State Room, so […]

Compassionate Communication

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I had come home broken-hearted and crying. My best friend had just announced that she didn’t want me talking to her. We were in middle school and I wasn’t cool enough anymore. Upon hearing the news, my mom responded with an irritating nugget of motherly advice—go make new friends. It was about the last thing […]

Mind Body Spirit Utah: Aug 14 – Aug 25 Events

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“There cannot be much going on the last half of August,” I told myself. This bit of musing turned out to be ridiculously incorrect; there so many expansive offerings of interest to the Mind-Body-Spirit community over the next few weeks, it won’t be possible to go to them all. So, I am going to narrow […]

Mind Body Spirit Utah: July 23 – Aug. 11 Event

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Happy Pioneer Day to all. After almost 20 years of living in Utah, I continue to forget—each and every single year—this auspicious holiday exists. But pushing boundaries and venturing into foreign landscapes of the heart, mind and body continue to be good for the soul in any epoch or locale and so it is worth […]

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March 2013 Arts Calendar

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March marks the beginning of the end of winter! As we bid adieu to the inversion, snowy conditions and icy roads, new opportunities for growth and self-discovery begin to appear. The brightening sky is the limit!  

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February 2013 Art Calendar

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If grey days and hideous plumes of smog are getting you down, CATALYST’s art picks for February may brighten you right up… can’t promise anything about the weezing though, so don’t forget your gas mask.