Topic: Culture

Tzveta Kassabova’s “Opposite of Killing”

Bulgarian-born surrealist choreographer translates pain into movement. Tzveta Kassabova holds three masters degrees and has been, at various points in her life, a gymnast, a physic …

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Fire, Solar and Soul

It was that time of year when almost all the cosmonauts in the entire universe were untangling LED lights and preparing their campers to enter the dusty, week-long, 80,000-attendee …

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Brazilians in Utah

Sitting at a long steel commercial kitchen countertop in her chef’s apron, Perola Drogueti spoons a thick creamy pudding of condensed milk from a large metal bowl and smears it int …

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Man from UMOCA: Kristian Anderson on community engagement, the challenges of modern art and those hotel rumors

Contemporary art is another way that a community can celebrate its identity while also challenging itself to confront uncomfortable topics,” says Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (U …

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Breaking Free: From “MILF & Cookies” to “Eyes Wide Shut”

Risque Soiree has  an active clientele  in Utah. People still talk about Stanley Kubrick’s weird and kinky last film… the one where Tom Cruise leads us into a world of seduction, w …

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A Night Well-Spent with Motown: the Musical

  Broadway’s smash-hit, Motown: the Musical, has come to the Capitol Theatre (running June 28-July 3), and I, along with CATALYST’s Editor, Greta deJong, was lucky enough to a …

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Eat, Drink and Learn: Feasts, Festivals and Cookery Classes

Thirty, 20, even 10 years ago, Salt Lake’s food culture was still as uncreative and bland as funeral potatoes and chicken fried steak and its non-existent cocktail culture remained …

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Change Agents: A Music-Centric Community

Listening to music can be a profoundly ecstatic experience. So it’s no great surprise that researchers have found listening to music floods our brains with dopamine even long after …

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Comings & Goings: Lights, camera, action

It’s time for filmmakers to pull out their best work and enter into the Open Screening Night competition hosted by VideoWest and the Salt Lake Film Society. This year’s theme is: t …

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Kelm at the Helm

In the cockpit-like control room at the KRCL studio, Brian Kelm, surrounded by buttons, levers, microphones, screens, dials and wavering needles, is hard at work. It’s Monday night …

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Shall We Dance?

A dress for dancing?—by Amy Brunvand Last month my mother made me a dress to wear for the Living Tra­di­tions Festival. Maybe you saw me dancing with Salt Lake Scandinavian Music …

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Editor’s Notebook

An evening at the Republican with Stephen and Angela. —by Greta Belanger deJong The Republican, a tavern on State St. gets the prize for the most foreboding exterior with the frien …

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On the Road

Progressive journalist Amy Goodman took the stage at Rose Wagner April 18 to talk about her sixth and newest book: Democracy Now: Twenty Years of Cover­ing the Movements Changing A …

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Briefly Noted

What’s new around town. Bicycle/pedestrian safety grant On average, 839 bicycle/motor vehicle collisions occurred 2011-2013; 909 pedestrians were struck by motor vehicles in Utah. …

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On the Cover: May 2016

300 Plates, Art Access 2016 May’s cover features art submitted by some of Utah’s best-loved artists for 2016’s “300 Plates.” This year’s Art Access fund-raiser/must-attend event is …

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