Last Updated Oct 9, 2015 07:00PM

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visited with arts leaders and students in Salt Lake City on Friday, stopping by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and Spy Hop, which have both been recipients of National Endowment …

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Actors from the Grand Theatre's new production of Theater review: The Grand stages a funky and funny ‘Young Frankenstein’ for Halloween
    When Frederick and the monster grab top hats and canes and break into “Puttin’ on the Ritz” in “Young Frankenstein,” which just opened at the Grand Th...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Authors explore the ‘adrenaline rush’ of YA horror
    The recent publication of a horror anthology for young adults called “Slasher Girls and Monster Boys” attests to the widespread popularity of the genr...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • In ‘True Heroes,’ cancer can’t stop these children from living their dreams
    Tiffany Chidester remembers what her 10-year-old son, Tristan, said after learning he would lose part of his leg to cancer: “I just want to play footb...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
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Cast of Silver Summit Theatre's Four show openings mark Salt Lake City’s fall theater season
    Salt Lake City theater companies are opening four very different fall season shows this week, headlined by a production of “Buried Child,” a rarely se...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share

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The mid-century architecture tour on Saturday, Oct. 10, will showcase six mid-century era churches on the east side of Salt Lake City. The “Let There Be Light Architecture tour features six midcentury churches in Salt Lake Valley
    In the years following World War II, religious architecture underwent a transformation as young architects avoided the detailed ornamentation of the p...
    Updated Oct 09 2015 08:32 am   |     |   Share
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Utah author Jennifer Jenkins, whose debut young adult novel, What is Utah's ongoing obsession with YA lit?
    For the past five years, Jennifer Jenkins and her writing group have helped birth the work of young Utah writers through their innovative nonprofit an...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share
  • Tasso Feldman (left) as Proteus and Betsy Mugavero as Julia in the Utah Shakespeare Festivalís 2015 production of Review: Utah Shakespeare’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ has charm and depth
    Cedar City • “She dreams on him that has forgot her love. You dote on her that cares not for your love. ’Tis pity love should be so contrary.” In the...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah writer finds the breath to channel ‘Howl’
    Every five years, Utah writer Alex Caldiero has been breathing his way through Allen Ginsberg’s iconic 60-year-old “Howl,” one of a handful of poems t...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • A model wears a creation for Miu Miu's Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented during the Paris Fashion Week, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) Celebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer
    Paris • The chicest celebrities in the business rocked the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday as powerhouse Louis Vuitton and Miuccia Prada’...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2013 file photo, Stephenie Meyer attends a screening of Sony PIctures Classics' ‘Twilight’ anniversary edition reverses genders
    Call them Edythe and Beau. For the 10th anniversary of her “Twilight” series, Stephenie Meyer is offering a gender swap for those millions caught up i...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jamie Ann Romero as Lucy in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Dracula. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Inconsistent adaptation undermines the power of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Dracula’
    Cedar City • Dracula — pretty scary stuff, right? It turns out it depends on what adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Gothic thriller you choose. If the audie...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Shy possum gets lead role in Holly Goldberg Sloan’s new middle-grade novel
    What? You don’t think possums — those nocturnal creatures with the bald tails — are adorable? Well, then, you haven’t read “Appleblossom the Possum” y...
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  • Argentinian dance filmmaker Silvina Szperling's award-winning film, Exploring movement and beyond in U. of Utah’s ‘VideoDanza!’ screendance festival
    Ten years ago, screen technology was slower and bulkier, and iPods and MP3 players were just beginning to integrate video. A decade later, most of us ...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Repertory Dance Theatre opens its 50th anniversary season with RDT opens 50th-anniversary season with nostalgia and optimism for future
    Community rituals, rites of passage and celebration. These are the things Repertory Dance Theatre says it will pay tribute to as the company opens its...
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  • In this June 9, 2015 photo, author Margaret Atwood poses to promote her novel, Book review: Creeps and laughs in Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Heart Goes Last’
    “If you do bad things for reasons you’ve been told are good, does it make you a bad person?” That’s the question on the mind of Margaret Atwood’s hero...
    Updated Oct 05 2015 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • 3,000-page Primo Levi anthology includes Toni Morrison intro
    The fall’s most ambitious literary release took 17 years to complete, runs more than 3000 pages, draws upon the talents of more than a dozen translato...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 12:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   The Park City Institute recently announced one of its more eclectic Eccles Center Main Stage lineups for the 2015-16 season, including a December show by acrobatic dance company Diavolo. The Park City Institute announces its 2015-16 Eccles Center Main Stage Season
    Hot on the heels of one of the most successful St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights summer concert seasons, the Park City Institute announced one of its...
    Updated Sep 26 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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Cedar City artist Brad Holt (with pipe) demonstrates his plein air painting technique during a workshop this week at the Escalante’s Slot Canyon. Looking on, left, is Craig Anderson, Emery, Utah. Photos: Escalante arts festival, inspired by Everett Ruess, grows into major event
    Escalante • On Nov. 12, 1934, in what residents here refer to as the “Desert Mystery,” Everett Ruess, a 20-year-old artist and poet from California, w...
    Updated Sep 24 2015 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Zachary Brown as The Fiddler in the upcoming Pioneer Theatre Company production of PTC’s ‘Fiddler,’ with its family theme, lively songs, strong performances, a perfect match for Utah
    When Tevye and the townspeople of Anatevka break into “Tradition” in the opening moments of “Fiddler on the Roof,” which is launching Pioneer Theatre ...
    Updated Sep 21 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Audiobooks get some starry help from Broadway and Hollywood
    Actress Vanessa Johansson recently found herself in the middle of a steamy interracial romance, one complicated by a gunshot and a looming lawsuit. It...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Stage actors will bring to life the 1935 classic film Tapdancing and gothic stories highlight Utah fall stage openings
    New fall theater offerings include the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s first-ever production of “Dracula” and a contemporary retelling of the 1935 film “B...
    Updated Sep 20 2015 06:10 pm   |     |   Share