Salt Lake Electric Ensemble’s convincing rendition of Stockhausen’s ‘pure, gently shimmering fire’ in Set Sail For The Sun

For Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), undoubtedly among the most important composers of the 20th century, the element of text humanized the imagery of his music in the most emotionally intense and spiritually gratifying ways. Stockhausen was an exceptional and extraordinary creative force. He broke new artistic ground in electronic music, spatial musical performance and the use … Read more

Deer Valley picnic baskets deliver gourmet foods to go

Deer Valley gourmet picnic basket

Concerts at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater are an enjoyable experience all on their own. Mountain air, great music and good food are enhancements to the venue. Packing your own picnic foods and drink are welcomed, but if you don’t have time to get it together, you can pre-order gourmet picnic baskets or bags available for … Read more

Kyoto adds soba and ramen selections to lunch menu

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant has been offering great food since 1984 and specializes in authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi. Acclaimed Chef Peggi Ince-Whiting has created four new noodle options to complement Kyoto’s weekday lunch menu. Each are $9 and include your choice of soup or salad. “The silky soba noodles and comforting hot ramen additions to … Read more

Extra!Extra! Disney’s Broadway production Newsies takes the stage

As part of the Broadway Across America ensemble, Disney’s Newsies has arrived at Capitol Theatre through June 12. Newsies was originally inspired by the 1899 Newsboys Strike in New York City that left its mark on both the city and the industry, while also illustrating the way young, struggling newspaper sellers and the heartlessness of … Read more

Forever more: Meat and Potato Theatre’s con-tem-POE-rary pays tribute to enduring American pop culture icon

Few American literary figures have levied a more durable impact on popular culture than Edgar Allan Poe. At 40, Poe, who died in 1849 shortly after he was found in a ditch in Baltimore apparently wearing someone else’s clothes, had experienced a difficult life since his earliest years, battled alcoholism, amassed enormous debt, became a … Read more

Plan-B’s 25th season gutsy, experimental but most artistically satisfying for audiences

NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series about Plan-B Theatre, which just completed its 25th anniversary. Part 2 will preview the company’s 2016-2017 season. In 25 years, Plan-B Theatre has grown into one of the most ambitious performing arts companies in Utah, regardless of size or genre. The small theatre company – with … Read more

Handle Salt Lake opens, bringing their trademark of freshness to the city.

Chef Briar Handly does not mess around. If you have visited his sister restaurant, Handle in Park City, you know exactly what I mean. With attention to detail and insistence upon local sourcing, the foods, rather the culinary experiences you will enjoy at HSL are delightful. “This is our evolution of Handle Park City, but … Read more

‘Survival of the least fit’: Utah Film Center to screen Dogtown Redemption documentary

Many of the scenes in the documentary film Dogtown Redemption, representing the nickname for a western section of Oakland, California in the East Bay area, likely are familiar in many cities across the country, including Salt Lake City. Initially, Amir Soltani and Chihiro Wimbush, co-directors of the film, set out more than seven years ago … Read more

Odysseo, it really is an amazing show!

You’ve probably driven by the big white tent at South Towne Mall and seen the billboards advertising Odyesso long before it opened to the public in Utah last week. And the question on everyone’s mind is: is it worth the hype? Attending Odysseo on opening night with approximately 2,000 other spectators, I was pleasantly surprised … Read more

In Sea, Utah composer Henry Wolking’s latest album, features Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra

One of Utah’s most prolific, diverse composers with the wisest sense of musical egalitarianism returns on his latest recording release featuring 12 masterly executed tracks of cosmopolitan music performed by the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra (SLCJO). Henry Wolking also conducts the dozen works on In Sea, his debut album on Big Round Records, which … Read more