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Merco Local: Small Business Saturday Shopping Tour

Shopping local took on a whole new meaning on Merco Local’s Party Bus. The tour started with breakfast at Eggs in the  City, a Sugarhouse favorite offering breakfast and lunch. After a delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs and potatoes with many cups of coffee, our tour group was loaded onto the limo. Club music was playing […]

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Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Christmas with Misfits’ more than an apt flipside for the holidays

Plan-B Theatre’s productions normally are masterpieces of minimalism in staging and subtle lighting but for its latest premiere of Julie Jensen’s ‘Christmas with Misfits,’ director Cheryl Ann Cluff wisely decided to celebrate the occasion of the play’s theme with an overflowing bounty of holiday décor props. In the opening, when actor Jeanette Puhich bursts forth […]

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Thanksgiving Road Trip

Living 2,000 miles from family can be tough around the holidays: who will you argue with over proper cooking temperature of a turkey or enjoy awkward drama with? The silver lining however, is a four-day weekend road trip to southern Utah that would still include all the trimmings. Over 30 of them to be exact. […]

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Utah Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Unless you’ve decided to forgo the modern commercialization of Christmas and burned your credit cards in effigy — chances are you’re feeling the pressure of the gift buying season. Let me add a little more — you’ve got barely two weeks left to select and shop for that perfect present. If your flailing for inspiration you might […]

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10 reasons to get psyched about FanX 2015

Suffering from withdrawals from my first Comic Con, I’ve waited with bated breath for the next nerdy event, FanXperience, the “ultimate fan experience” for those consumed by their love of entertainment including everything from movies to comic books. The inaugural FanX™ in April 2014 had more than 100,000 attendees making it the third largest comic con […]

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Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Christmas with Misfits’ dismantles artificially sweet truths about the holiday

Note: This is a two-part series about Plan-B Theatre’s unconventional approach to holiday entertainment in two world premiere productions. In the critically acclaimed box office success of the 2003 movie ‘Bad Santa,’ there were 300 profanities uttered, Santa is a small-time criminal and alcoholic, and the kid, as the late film critic Roger Ebert recalled, […]

Holidays at the Grand

Celebrate the season at The Grand America Hotel

Looking to kick off the holiday season? There is no better place to bask in elegant holiday finery than Grand America — where everything is merry and bright. In true Grand style, The Grand America Hotel is offering a host of festivities through December 31 to celebrate the season—most of which are free to enjoy […]