Live blog and review: Stand presented by Plan-B Theatre, KUER-FM’s RadioWest

Listen live at RadioWest, and click on the ‘listen live’ icon in the upper right hand corner. Also, listen here. The show will be rebroadcast today (April 26) at 7 p.m. and will be available in the RadioWest archives. For a preview of Radio Hour Episode 12: Stand, written by Matthew Ivan Bennett and produced … Read more

Timeless values shape Salt Lake City Public Library’s celebrations of key historic milestones, new 21st century initiatives

There are three milestones this year for the Salt Lake City Public Library system. The City Library main branch marks its 15th year in its award-winning building, the system celebrates its 120th anniversary and the Chapman branch in the Poplar Grove neighborhood on the city’s west side, one of the last Carnegie libraries in Utah, … Read more

Sundance 2018: The Oslo Diaries outstanding documentary journalism looking behind the scenes at Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Impossibility is a product of our prejudice. — Shimon Peres 1923-2016, in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. In The Oslo Diaries, an outstanding film of documentary-style journalism which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel, said he was still optimistic that a peaceful resolution to … Read more

Sundance 2018: Utah film industry’s connections strengthen as model for independent film community

Sundance 2018

Utah’s connections to the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 18-28 in Park City and Salt Lake City) run deeper than what many people likely will see in the press coverage. Not only has the international festival been established as one of the most significant cultural events every year in the state, it has fostered film literacy … Read more

Authentic voices in the Utah Enlightenment: Plan-B Theatre, Torrey House Press, Repertory Dance Theatre

While the bomb-throwers—both metaphorical and literal – invariably claim to speak for the locals, most of the locals I’ve met prefer to speak for themselves. They’re old-timers and newcomers, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. They’re scientists, tribal members, ranchers, and telecommuters, often more than one of the above. Some criticize the federal government, and … Read more

At Outdoor Retailer show, Allied Feather and Down emerges as full-spectrum ambassador for integrity of nature, environmental conservation

There is a slumbering subterranean fire in nature which never goes out, and which no cold can chill. […] This subterranean fire has its altar in each man’s breast, for in the coldest day, and on the bleakest hill, the traveler cherishes a warmer fire within the folds of his cloak than is kindled on … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: ‘Have No Fear,’ ‘Oxygen To Fly,’ ‘Roohangiz’ take top Fear No Film jury honors

Fifteen awards were announced today in the Fear No Film portion of the Utah Arts Festival, including a Grand Jury Prize, Utah Short Film of The Year, Fear No Filmmaker Award, three honorable mentions and the best short film in each of the seven ‘memory’ categories around which the film festival was organized as well … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: Winners announced for Artist Marketplace, Literary Arts competition, IAMA songwriter

The 41st Utah Arts Festival has announced various awards for visual arts, literary arts and the Susanne Millsaps Performing Songwriter Showcase competition coordinated by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA). Nine awards were presented for the Artists Marketplace. All of the visual artist award winners are eligible for invitation to the Utah Arts Festival in … Read more

Backstage at The Utah Arts Festival 2017: New stories, voices, creative tools unite artistic community for 41st annual festival

Every year’s Utah Arts Festival brings new stories. For the 41st annual festival, visitors will see Florida’s Bill Wharton The Sauce Boss prepare enough gumbo to feed the crowd while he sings in his distinct style of Florida-inspired funk and blues. The Pedrito Martinez Group consistently impresses crowds, including the recent Spoleto Festival, with its … Read more

2017 Deer Valley FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

For the 15th time, Deer Valley Resort hosted the 2017 FIS Freestyle World Cup this past weekend. Aerial and mogul ski teams from around the world came to showcase their top talent at this world-class event. Canada, USA, France, Switzerland and Finland were among the countries represented at the competition. The crowd on Saturday evening … Read more