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Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 10:54PM

Sounds are everywhere at the Utah Arts Festival: bands playing music, poets reciting their works, fresh-cut French fries sizzling in oil and more. Even visual artists displaying their works at Library Square and Washington Square during the four-day event, which …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ballet West’s Katherine Lawrence and Christopher Ruud perform during RUUDDANCES at the Utah Arts Festival Friday, June 23, 2017. Photos: Friday festivities from the Utah Arts Festival
    Here are scenes from the second day of the Utah Arts Festival, which wraps up its 41st run Sunday. Hours • Noon to 11 p.m. Where • Library Square and ...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 11:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Acting Company’s new ’Saturday’s Voyeur’ show has a spy-versus-spy plot line for 2017, with music inspired by ìMission: Impossibleî and James Bond themes. Pictured from left are Dan Larrinaga, CJ Strong, Eb Madson, Emilie Starr and Justin Ivie. Putin, Trump administration get ‘Voyeurized’ in Salt Lake Acting Company’s annual musical satire
    The plot of this year’s “Saturday’s Voyeur,” Salt Lake Acting Company’s annual irreverent musical satire, has been compromised by Russian connections,...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Anne Cullimore Decker (Lady Bracknell) and Jared Larkin (John Worthing)  star in Pinnacle Acting Companyís production of ìThe Importance of Being Earnest,î playing through July 1 at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Review: Utah theater company’s stripped-down ‘Earnest’ has fun along the way
    Perhaps “The Importance of Being Earnest” is the perfect comedy of manners for a fake-news era. After all, listening to the deliciousness of Oscar Wil...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Riot Act stages an intriguing revisionist ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at SLC’s Kilby Court
    “These violent delights have violent ends,” Friar Laurence cautions Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”; “love moderately,” he counsels. This is...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:28 am   |     |   Share



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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Shayla Baker, 14, is one of the teens participating in the nonprofit WriteOut writing bootcamp taking place at the end of June in Cedar City. WriteOut pairs big-named authors with Utah teens who want to write. It’s the first year of the camp, which offered scholarships to lower-income kids who wanted to attend and hone their writing. Writing is one of Shayla’s passions, along with music. Not having a computer, she does most of her writing on her phone. At Utah writing camp, teens will workshop stories with their favorite authors
    If Daniel Sigafus isn’t devouring a book by Utah fantasy authors Brandon Mull or Brandon Sanderson, he’s probably plotting a novel of his own. Most of...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy of Justin Bass  Dancers from Repertory Dance Theatre and ZviDance look out on the sprawling landscape of Bears Ears National Monument. Utahns turn art into activism: ‘When we dance, we can’t help but feel part of nature’
    Throughout history, artistic expression has been a catalyst for political activism — using creativity to bring awareness to social ills and sometimes ...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:28 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Arts Festival will feature two longtime musical acts this year, the comedy harmonic trio the Saliva Sisters and the ska band Insatiable. Utah Arts Festival: For Saliva Sisters and Insatiable, the music never stops
    Few musical acts in Utah can match the Saliva Sisters or Insatiable for longevity, or for the smiles their performances plaster on their audiences’ fa...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘Daring to Drive’ illuminates Saudi woman’s life
    Beset by traffic, smog and other distractions, it’s easy to forget that driving a car is an act of free will, in theory transcending race, class and g...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘Here and Gone’ is terrifyingly realistic
    The vulnerability of a family — in this case a woman and her two children escaping an abusive home — is at the center of Haylen Beck’s “Here and Gone,...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Writer Mary Roach will promote her new book, ’Grunt,’ in Salt Lake City on June 21. Jen Siska  |  Courtesy Meet Mary Roach, who explains the science of protecting soldiers
    From a reader’s point of view, just the idea of a thematic ingredient list for a Mary Roach book sounds, well, interesting — in a disgusting sort of w...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Bears Ears Buttes are located near Comb Ridge, a few miles from Bluff. The area is part of the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument. Check out the new book of Native American voices about Bears Ears
    An important new collection of Native American writers essaying the cultural significance of Utah’s Bears Ears landscape will be launched with two Uta...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Review: John Grisham’s ‘Camino Island’ is fine beach read
    The tale opens with a robbery and closes with a reconciliation. In between these bookends, “Camino Island” by John Grisham is populated with ruthless ...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Utah writer Gerda Saunders. Meet the Utah writer whose field notes on dementia became an act of self-preservation
    In her memoir, “Memory’s Last Breath,” Gerda Saunders reports on her life’s most extraordinary journey: her clear-eyed steps into dementia. The book (...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  •    Ryan K. Sagers, author of ’The World’s Greatest Chocolate Covered Pork Chop,’ will sign copies of his new book for middle readers June 24 in Provo. Courtesy Disney Hyperion Utah author celebrates food and spunky girls in his new book for tweens
    Utah author Ryan K. Sager created his kooky debut novel using three ingredients: a precocious daughter, a love of food (especially chocolate) and the ...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Patrons walk around at the Utah Arts Festival Friday June 24, 2016. It would be hard to run out of things to do at this year's Utah Arts Festival
    Attending the Utah Arts Festival can cause the feeling of FOMO: fear of missing out. There’s always a chance that while you’re doing something cool, s...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah theater’s lesbian version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ transforms it into a ‘sex-and-violence-and-drugs story’
    Imagine Juliet falling in love with Romeo, another young Italian woman. Imagine two rival political philosophies or houses of thought, conservatism an...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)     SB Dance has revised its show ’The Pushers’ for a run June 9-17 at the Rose Wagner Blackbox Theater in Salt Lake City. Dance: Redux production of ‘The Pushers’ has SB Dance company pushing boundaries
    The cast and crew of SB Dance shows have an internal slogan: “How naked and how dangerous?” Indeed, the company’s work aims to surprise audiences with...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy   Actor Conlon Bonner as Joseph in Hale Centre Theatre’s production of ’Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ Hale Theatre’s new production finds new colors in ‘Joseph’
    Director Jennifer Parker Hohl considers herself a “Joseph” junkie. Playing the Narrator, she’s offered more than 400 performances in some 13 or 14 pro...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Alicia Washington, Bijan Hosseini, JJ Neward, Darryl Stamp, Isabella Reeder, Bryan Kido, Matthew Ivan Bennett,  Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, Rachel Bublitz, Shane Mozaffari, Matthew Sincell, Lily Hye Soo Dixon and Nicki Nixon, pose for a portrait at the Utah Capitol Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Stage: ‘(in)divisible’ sees Utah playwrights, actors stage readings across political borders
    Plan-B Theatre Company commissioned 12 Utah playwrights to write dual responses after America’s divisive presidential election. Each playwright was a...
    Updated Jun 03 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Friday, June 2, 2017 photo, chief curator Amy Scott pauses for photos with a painting titled ’First Streak of Dawn’ by Frank Tenney Johnson at the Autry Museum of the American West, in Los Angeles. With Western American art long dismissed as unworthy of the fine art world, few collectors would have even cared 25 years ago if an early 20th century oil painting of cowboys or Indians on the frontier was authentic or not. Now, the owner of galleries in New Mexico and New York City is suing one of the world’s largest Western American art auctions, a Nevada gallery and others for defamation, accusing them of falsely claiming a $1 million painting he sold by Tenney Johnson is a fake. ’It wasn’t really until the late 1980s or mid- to early-1990s that a lot of art historians and museums began to start taking Western American art seriously,’ said Scott.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Gallery owner alleges major U.S. Western art sale defamed him
    Reno, Nev. • With Western American art long dismissed as unworthy of the fine art world, few collectors would have even cared 25 years ago if an early...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Books: Utahn Kyra Leigh follows in mom’s writing footsteps with her young adult novel ‘Reaper’
    In many ways, 27-year-old Kyra Leigh resembles other young people her age. She plays the piano. Hikes in the deserts and canyons of southern Utah. Exp...
    Updated Jun 04 2017 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hayden Stanes, Tatyana Lubov and the company of ÎRodgers + HammersteinÌs Cinderella,Ì playing at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday through June 4.   Courtesy | Carol Rosegg Review: Classic ‘Cinderella’ gets reality TV-era twists — and princess fashion
    There might not be rose ceremonies in “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” but this fairy tale has been cheekified for reality TV-loving families. As...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy   Writer Dennis Lehane. Dennis Lehane and Maile Meloy to read in Salt Lake City
    Two writers with national followings and regional anchorings — Dennis Lehane and Maile Meloy — will read from their newest novels this week at Salt La...
    Updated Jun 04 2017 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes star in ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,’ playing at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday through June 4. Courtesy Carol Rosegg This isn't your childhood fairy tale: New-gen ‘Cinderella’ lands in Salt Lake City with sincerity and snark
    Tatyana Lubov, who plays the lead role in the national tour of “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” offers glass-slipper-sized advice for theatergoer...
    Updated May 31 2017 08:24 pm   |     |   Share