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Salt Lake History Stroll in THE BLOCKS

One of downtown Salt Lake City’s least lauded attributes is its architecture. There, sleek new buildings like the Salt Lake Library Main Branch, the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building and the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building—to name just a few—complement dozens of ornate, century-old edifices including the Kearns Building, Peery Hotel and the Capitol […]

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Busking Out: A Conversation with Busker, Sarah Little Drum 

$12.83. That’s how much Sarah Tamburelli made in tips the first time she broke out her ukulele to strum and sing on the street. Since then she’s adopted the solo performance moniker Sarah Little Drum and her repertoire has expanded from singing and the ukulele to include burlesque and a parrot accordion-accompanied Hula-Hooping routine. Tamburelli’s […]

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The (Virtual) Return of 12 Minutes Max

This Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day!), before you’ve had your coffee, read the paper and head out for a hike or a pedal, set a phone alert for 2 p.m. to catch the creatively adaptive return of 12 Minutes Max.  “We intend to keep doing the livestream version of 12 Minutes Max until we are […]

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Keeping Art Alive, One Date Night at a Time  

When was the last time you had a night out with your partner that looked like this: a semi-private, interpretive gallery tour, followed by dinner inside said gallery, capped off by a hands-on, art project? Yeah, I never have either. And after more than two months of cancelled fun, an evening like that sounds like […]

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300 Plates Checks All the Boxes: Amazing Local Art at Rock-bottom Prices and An Opportunity to Throw One of Utah’s Most Beloved Arts Organizations a Lifeline 

The last two months has meant getting more intimate with our at-home surroundings than we ever thought possible, both for better and for worse. (Case in point: My living room’s, 1990s-era oak fireplace surround has become the bane of my existence.) Thankfully, this week there’s an affordable, socially distanced opportunity to infuse much-needed new life […]

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The Beat Goes On: Plan-B Takes Its Show to the Airwaves

Within just two weeks of the pandemic’s arrival on our doorstep, Plan-B Theatre Company made a nimble pivot and took presentation of its spring 2020 play, THE AUDACITY online. This week, Plan-B illustrates, once again, how artistic expression can thrive in the “new normal” with RADIO SLAM, four world-premiere plays hosted by Jay Perry on […]

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Urban Plein Air at The Market Artist Profiles

About Urban Plein Air at The Market THE BLOCKS in partnership with the Rio Grande Winter Market (Downtown SLC Farmers Market) were excited to bring back our Urban Plein Air event! During the month of March, five artists painted scenes of the Farmers Market at the historic Rio Grande Train Depot. Market-lovers and art-lovers alike got […]

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