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I’m Still A Beginner But You Know What Else I Am Now?

A Playwright. By MaryBeth Jarvis Clark   It was deeply satisfying to give myself permission to be an absolute beginner as an “older” person and to let my inexperience show without shame. Week by week, my writing got stronger. Gradually the characters emerged as a twenty-something man who was opting out of the rat race, […]

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PIE AND BEER DAY + LOCALLY MADE LOCALLY PLAYED

Annual Pie and Beer Day will be celebrated with Locally Made Locally Played Festival at The Gateway After a two-year hiatus, Pie and Beer Day comes to The Gateway combined with the new Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival. Presented by The Blocks and Bad Brad Wheeler, the official sudsy celebration for alt-Utah and all […]

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A Tale of Two Buskers

Conversations with Salt Lake City Street Performers Andy “Ammonite Andy” Connolly and Paul Boruff It’s no secret that it takes both talent and grit to step out onto a stage to sing, play an instrument, dance or act. We submit, however, that busking—a la street performing—requires even more chutzpah. Curious about what it takes to […]

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Mestiza, or Mixed

Based on a True Story – ish by Melissa Leilani Larson This article also appears in the June 2022 issue of QSaltLake magazine. I’ve come to realize audiences enjoy finding out that the play they’ve just seen is based on a true story. I don’t think I can count the number of times people have […]

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The Living Traditions Festival returns to Washington and Library Square

“We Are All Living Traditions.” Help preserve and continue the folk and ethnic traditions of our diverse community. The Living Traditions Festival supports the diverse artistic traditions and perspectives through the presentation of both historical and contemporary customs, facilitating thoughtful conversations about the unique qualities of various cultures, and the similarities of the human experience, […]

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Kilby Court Block Party

How to Grow a Music Festival   So, Sartain and Saunders do indeed have plenty to take pride in with regard to KBP3, which seems on a trajectory for consideration similar to acclaimed music fests like South by Southwest, Pitchfork or even the aforementioned Coachella. Sartain admits that luck played a role in landing the […]

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Lost and Found

The Carmina Burana’s journey from obscurity to Ballet West’s stage is as interesting as an Indiana Jones movie, filled with mystery and scandal. When John Butler first set Carmina Burana on dancers at the New York City Opera in 1959, it became an instant success, although it was sometimes controversial. Ballet West Founder Willam Christensen, […]

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In Her Own Words

Playwright Iris Salazar powerfully describes the creation of AFTERSHOCK, a world premiere play being produced by Plan-B Theatre, April 7-17 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. I don’t have an agenda in telling Teah’s story. I’m not out to preach religion, advocate celibacy, or make men look bad. I just want to tell a […]

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