Topic: Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival: Films worth standing in line for

Geralyn’s Sundance cheat sheet. Dominant themes found this year in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival lineup bring us narratives of climate change, police misconduct and race. These f …

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Mundi Project “rehomes” pianos

In 2005, pianist Jana Hanatova  went through a personal life changing experience that inspired her to want to give back to the community. “Music heals, motivates, breaks down langu …

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The Urban Almanac: November 2016

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. NOV 1 For the next couple weeks, we lose an additional three minutes of daylight every day. The rate t …

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Day of the Dead | Family events celebrating art and ancestors

A collection of folk mask from the UMFA’s Education Collection. More masks can be seen at the Discovery Gateway throughout October. PHOTO BY ADELAIDE RYDER   During the Mexica …

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Joe Hill is Still Alive

Why another play about Joe Hill? There has already been a play, a one-man musical, a movie, a documentary, and several books. Why another? Three reasons. One is that William Adler …

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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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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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Remington & Weasel: A Play of Politics and Love With Director Robin Wilks-Dunn and Playwright L.L. West

Chris Remington, a slick film professor, prowls the stage. The setting—a private university, in a makeshift theatre classroom. The audience is comprised of restless undergrad stude …

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2016 Twilight Concert Series Lineup

2016 TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES LINEUP   July 21 Chet Faker: Chet Faker,  Melbourne-raised, Brooklyn-based Nick Murphy, writes, performs and records all of his own music. His cri …

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Red Butte Garden Outdoor Summer Concert Series 2016

Rock it, Kick it or Groove it all summer long. Ticket Purchase Information: Tickets go on sale April 25 at 7PM online only to Garden Members, and on May 2 at 9AM to the General Pub …

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A Brief Look at the Works of Oscar Wilde & An Earnest conversation with Sarah Shippobotham

When I saw that The University of Utah’s Theatre Department would be putting on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest this February 26-28 and March 3-6 at the Babcock Theat …

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Shall We Dance?

Finnish anthropologist Edward Westermarck recounts some alarming traditional marriage rites in his 1891 book, The History of Human Marriage. Con­tents include the bride or groom be …

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2015 Twilight Concert Series Lineup Announcement

2015 Twilight Concert Series Lineup 7/16 – Death Cab for Cutie w/ Tune-Yards 7/23 – Father John Misty & Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 7/30 – Prhyme w/ Adrian Younge 8/06 – The Ki …

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Bounce: This is not a freestyle movie

Bounce, which plays at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival tour in Salt Lake and Park City on April 22 and 23, is only about three minutes long, but in that time it takes you on a …

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