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John and Casee Francis

A Visit With Amour Spreads

“We sold out of our elderberry marmalade yesterday, so we need to go find some berries to make more marmalade” said the message from Casee Francis, one half of the Amour Spreads duo. Casee and John Francis don’t freeze fruit once picked, so when they’re out, it’s time to look for some more in the […]

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Katie Weinner: Top Chef season 12 cheftestant

Salt Lake fans of Bravo’s Top Chef should be sure to DVR the 12th season of the popular reality TV competition. This season’s battle of “cheftestants” from around the country includes SLC local, Katie Weinner. Katie will be going up against 15 other cheftestants in a battle for a $125,000 prize, a feature in Food […]

Robin Banks produced illustrations of 18 classic Looney Tunes cartoon characters for the new Warner Bros. The Acme Factory product line. Photo credit: Warner Bros. (Struck Advertising).

Pop-culture artist Robin Banks’ timeless interpretations

In Salt Lake City, there are many venues for finding Robin Banks’ fresh, bright and playful pop art and culture illustrations that have a timeless imprint upon retro and classic interpretations of cartoon and comic figures. In just six years, Banks (who prefers the singular generic pronoun “they”) has compiled a diverse professional portfolio including […]

Yunah Lee and Eric Fennell at rehearsal for Utah Opera's Madame Butterfly.

Utah Opera’s Madame Butterfly

It is a colorful tale of cultures clashing, of love and sacrifice, and most of all, of stunningly beautiful music. Madame Butterfly is one of the most-performed operas of all time, touching audiences for more than a century with the semi-true story of Butterfly, the young Japanese geisha who marries an American naval officer only […]

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R&R BBQ Dinner Fall Giveaway

Who wants some MEAT?! That’s right, the guys at R&R BBQ are giving away a dinner for four people this month to a lucky reader and three hungry friends. If you read our story about the award-winning smoked goodness coming from R&R BBQ, you’ll be licking your fingers for this giveaway. From ribs to chicken […]