Arts - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/arts Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Hungry for an ‘alternative Halloween’? SB Dance has the show for you http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58526099-223/dance-halloween-brown-cannibal.html.csp Intersections between sex, food and obsession are explored in SB Dance’s new show, “Cannibal: A Love Story,” billed as an “alternative Halloween for curious minds.” Company director Stephen Brown says one of his first goals with the show was to offer a performance geared toward adult psychology and sensibility. The show tells the tale of a hard-boiled restaurant critic who ventures into the Heart of Darkness. Brown said he likes the idea of doing a Halloween show because it gives him permissio... Intersections between sex, food and obsession are explored in SB Dance’s new show, “Cannibal: A Love Story,” billed as an “alternative Halloween for curious minds.” Company director Stephen Brown says one of his first goals with the show was to offer a performance geared toward adult psychology and sensibility. The show tells the tale of a hard-boiled restaurant critic who ventures into the Heart of Darkness. Brown said he likes the idea of doing a Halloween show because it gives him permissio... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58526099@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:22:52 MDT Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58541695-223/opera-klinghoffer-met-york.html.csp New York • A prominent New York rabbi led a prayer vigil Monday before the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which opponents say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Teenagers from Jewish faith-based schools joined Rabbi Avi Weiss in a makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met. They discussed Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the day. An evening rally was also planned, with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two U.S. cong... New York • A prominent New York rabbi led a prayer vigil Monday before the Metropolitan Opera’s premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer,” which opponents say glorifies Palestinian terrorists. Teenagers from Jewish faith-based schools joined Rabbi Avi Weiss in a makeshift prayer spot opposite the Met. They discussed Hebrew scriptures in shifts of about a dozen throughout the day. An evening rally was also planned, with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Gov. George Pataki and two U.S. cong... 58541695@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:20:01 MDT Salt Lake artist paints internment camp story with artistic eye http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58520556-223/havey-gasa-camp-girl.html.csp Hearing about military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder raised personal questions for Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey some 50 years after the Salt Lake City artist had been interned with her family in Colorado’s Amache Relocation Center. Memories of her girlhood in the camps were mostly long buried, but she began to wonder about the floating anxiety she sometimes felt. Once she was watching a TV show where two women heard a loud sound; one startled and one didn’t. Loud sounds made Havey un... Hearing about military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder raised personal questions for Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey some 50 years after the Salt Lake City artist had been interned with her family in Colorado’s Amache Relocation Center. Memories of her girlhood in the camps were mostly long buried, but she began to wonder about the floating anxiety she sometimes felt. Once she was watching a TV show where two women heard a loud sound; one startled and one didn’t. Loud sounds made Havey un... 58520556@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:06 MDT Utah play ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ puts funny back in feminist http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58520575-223/lake-rapture-salt-says.html.csp The articulately worded massacre threat that prompted feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian to cancel her Utah speech last week makes the provocative questions posed by the production of “Rapture, Blister, Burn” seem oddly prescient. But maybe playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s story about juggling ambition and family have been relevant ever since the first gatherer dropped the first “f-bomb” — feminism, that is — while demanding her hunter-partner split the work of caring for their young cave dwellers. An... The articulately worded massacre threat that prompted feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian to cancel her Utah speech last week makes the provocative questions posed by the production of “Rapture, Blister, Burn” seem oddly prescient. But maybe playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s story about juggling ambition and family have been relevant ever since the first gatherer dropped the first “f-bomb” — feminism, that is — while demanding her hunter-partner split the work of caring for their young cave dwellers. An... 58520575@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:06 MDT Play ball! Sports-themed books will score with young readers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58526390-223/sports-books-readers-football.html.csp If you’re into sports, then the month of October is as good as it gets. Football, postseason baseball, preseason NBA basketball — and a variety of sports-related books for young readers — are included in autumn’s starting lineup. There are a number of children’s authors, in fact, who consistently use the world of athletic competition as a backdrop for stories that explore broader issues. One of the best is Chris Crutcher, a family therapist by training, who writes realistic, often gritty fiction... If you’re into sports, then the month of October is as good as it gets. Football, postseason baseball, preseason NBA basketball — and a variety of sports-related books for young readers — are included in autumn’s starting lineup. There are a number of children’s authors, in fact, who consistently use the world of athletic competition as a backdrop for stories that explore broader issues. One of the best is Chris Crutcher, a family therapist by training, who writes realistic, often gritty fiction... 58526390@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:06 MDT Utah Lit: Remembering the history of Utah’s Topaz Relocation Camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58529183-223/otsuka-says-japanese-utah.html.csp Before Julie Otsuka visited the dusty desert site of what was the Topaz Relocation Center, she had spent six years building the place in her mind, block by block, barrack by barrack. She conducted extensive research, reading as many oral histories and books about the camps as she could find. Eventually she had littered pages and pages of notebooks with sensory details, which she wove into her luminous, spare 2002 novel “When the Emperor Was Divine.” The story is loosely based on her family’s hi... Before Julie Otsuka visited the dusty desert site of what was the Topaz Relocation Center, she had spent six years building the place in her mind, block by block, barrack by barrack. She conducted extensive research, reading as many oral histories and books about the camps as she could find. Eventually she had littered pages and pages of notebooks with sensory details, which she wove into her luminous, spare 2002 novel “When the Emperor Was Divine.” The story is loosely based on her family’s hi... 58529183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:06:06 MDT October Salt Lake Gallery Stroll offers colorful variety http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58525193-223/art-utah-gallery-lake.html.csp The fall colors are emerging, and so are the fall art on display at the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll — happening Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries around Salt Lake City. Here are some highlights: Cat Palmer’s back • “Differences: A Dialogue,” a group show at Art Access (230 S. 500 West), will feature work from more than 20 artists in an exhibit exploring people who are different — and how they reclaim words once used against them. Among the art is the first new work by p... The fall colors are emerging, and so are the fall art on display at the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll — happening Friday, Oct. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries around Salt Lake City. Here are some highlights: Cat Palmer’s back • “Differences: A Dialogue,” a group show at Art Access (230 S. 500 West), will feature work from more than 20 artists in an exhibit exploring people who are different — and how they reclaim words once used against them. Among the art is the first new work by p... 58525193@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:01:02 MDT Market brings best of American Indian art to Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58508353-223/indian-market-art-scott.html.csp While Gilmore Scott stays true to his Navajo heritage painting landscapes of the Four Corners region and maternal figures cradling the Earth, the Utah artist distinguishes himself from other American Indian artists with the unexpected use of bold, contemporary colors. “I’m not shy with my use of colors,” said Scott, a member of the Navajo Nation, during a recent telephone interview from his home in Montezuma Creek. “I like to use bright oranges and blues that add a different twist.” Scott’s colo... While Gilmore Scott stays true to his Navajo heritage painting landscapes of the Four Corners region and maternal figures cradling the Earth, the Utah artist distinguishes himself from other American Indian artists with the unexpected use of bold, contemporary colors. “I’m not shy with my use of colors,” said Scott, a member of the Navajo Nation, during a recent telephone interview from his home in Montezuma Creek. “I like to use bright oranges and blues that add a different twist.” Scott’s colo... 58508353@www.sltrib.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:29:15 MDT Plan-B Theatre: Making radio drama from the dark edges of fairy tales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58473263-223/bennett-radio-grimm-says.html.csp Forget the Disneyfied versions of fairy tales. For this year’s Halloween season, Radio Hour playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett is aiming for a darker vibe in retelling three classic Grimms’ Fairy Tales as adult stories. For its ninth annual radio play, Plan-B Theatre Company collaborated with KUER’s RadioWest to select three fairy tales: “Little Snow-White,” “Rapunzel” and “The Juniper Tree.” In adapting those stories, Bennett went back to the more gothic versions found in the 1812 edition of the G... Forget the Disneyfied versions of fairy tales. For this year’s Halloween season, Radio Hour playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett is aiming for a darker vibe in retelling three classic Grimms’ Fairy Tales as adult stories. For its ninth annual radio play, Plan-B Theatre Company collaborated with KUER’s RadioWest to select three fairy tales: “Little Snow-White,” “Rapunzel” and “The Juniper Tree.” In adapting those stories, Bennett went back to the more gothic versions found in the 1812 edition of the G... 58473263@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:20:36 MDT London show celebrates aging but unbowed Rembrandt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58519890-223/rembrandt-amsterdam-london-dutch.html.csp London • There are few artists with a more famous face than Rembrandt. The Dutch master painted himself repeatedly throughout his career. Four large self-portraits gaze at visitors entering a mammoth new Rembrandt show at the National Gallery in London. He looks by turns quizzical, stoic and defiant, and the exhibition seeks to show that even this best-known of artists was a man of surprising facets. “Rembrandt: The Late Works” covers the 20 years before Rembrandt’s death in 1669, aged 63. It wa... London • There are few artists with a more famous face than Rembrandt. The Dutch master painted himself repeatedly throughout his career. Four large self-portraits gaze at visitors entering a mammoth new Rembrandt show at the National Gallery in London. He looks by turns quizzical, stoic and defiant, and the exhibition seeks to show that even this best-known of artists was a man of surprising facets. “Rembrandt: The Late Works” covers the 20 years before Rembrandt’s death in 1669, aged 63. It wa... 58519890@www.sltrib.com Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:15:01 MDT Artist Maya Lin winner of $300,000 Gish Prize http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58500243-223/prize-lin-gish-artist.html.csp New York • Artist and environmentalist Maya Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one of the largest cash awards in the arts. Lin’s designs include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She will receive the prize at a private event in New York City on Nov. 12. It recognizes individuals who have “made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” Lin was chosen from among 100 nominees ... New York • Artist and environmentalist Maya Lin is the recipient of the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. The $300,000 prize is one of the largest cash awards in the arts. Lin’s designs include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. She will receive the prize at a private event in New York City on Nov. 12. It recognizes individuals who have “made an outstanding contribution to the beauty of the world and to mankind’s enjoyment and understanding of life.” Lin was chosen from among 100 nominees ... 58500243@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:51:48 MDT Books: Easy Street was a bumpy ride for Ron Perlman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58501739-223/perlman-became-book-clay.html.csp Looking for Easy Street? Just follow the horned Hellboy, badass biker Clay Morrow or Vincent the lion man from “Beauty and the Beast.” The guy behind the façades is Ron Perlman, whose self-professed Neanderthal bone structure and leading-man blue eyes have made him a household face. Perlman, 64, has racked up more than 200 credits in theater, film, TV and voice work in his 30-plus years in Hollywood. Now, he’s the proud owner of a revealing memoir, “Easy Street (The Hard Way),” co-written by Mi... Looking for Easy Street? Just follow the horned Hellboy, badass biker Clay Morrow or Vincent the lion man from “Beauty and the Beast.” The guy behind the façades is Ron Perlman, whose self-professed Neanderthal bone structure and leading-man blue eyes have made him a household face. Perlman, 64, has racked up more than 200 credits in theater, film, TV and voice work in his 30-plus years in Hollywood. Now, he’s the proud owner of a revealing memoir, “Easy Street (The Hard Way),” co-written by Mi... 58501739@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:51:48 MDT Plenty to love about fall including these Halloween-themed books for children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58477801-223/book-illustrated-halloween-books.html.csp There are plenty of things to love about October. Amber light. Apples. Football. Post-season baseball. Yellow leaves. Crisp air. Chunky sweaters. Asters and late-blooming roses. Squash and squash soup. Candy corn. Cobblers. Halloween. And, of course, Halloween books for children. From picture books to middle-grade novels, there are a number of brand new titles this fall, guaranteed to please the young people in your life. “Frankenstein: An Anatomy Primer” by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Al... There are plenty of things to love about October. Amber light. Apples. Football. Post-season baseball. Yellow leaves. Crisp air. Chunky sweaters. Asters and late-blooming roses. Squash and squash soup. Candy corn. Cobblers. Halloween. And, of course, Halloween books for children. From picture books to middle-grade novels, there are a number of brand new titles this fall, guaranteed to please the young people in your life. “Frankenstein: An Anatomy Primer” by Jennifer Adams, illustrated by Al... 58477801@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 09:01:29 MDT Hale Centre Theatre makes a musical out of a con man’s story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58477033-223/musical-hale-centre-con.html.csp Playing a young con man gives Keith Evans a chance to practice adding a swagger to his step. “It’s an interesting challenge for me to play Frank, because I feel like I’m playing any number of characters,” says Evans, 28, who competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” as a member of Vocal Point, a Brigham Young University a cappella group. Evans will swagger in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr. in Hale Centre Theatre’s regional premiere of what seems like a most unlikely story for a Broadway-scaled musical, “... Playing a young con man gives Keith Evans a chance to practice adding a swagger to his step. “It’s an interesting challenge for me to play Frank, because I feel like I’m playing any number of characters,” says Evans, 28, who competed on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” as a member of Vocal Point, a Brigham Young University a cappella group. Evans will swagger in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr. in Hale Centre Theatre’s regional premiere of what seems like a most unlikely story for a Broadway-scaled musical, “... 58477033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:55:00 MDT Step Afrika! brings high-energy moves, positive messages to Salt Lake stage, beyond http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58469555-223/afrika-step-hall-dance.html.csp Attending the Step Afrika! performance at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday might be the most fun you ever have applying for a $500 college scholarship. Step Afrika! — a Washington, D.C.-based dance company that began 20 years ago as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa — takes its positive messaging about education and healthy lifestyles wherever and whenever it performs. The scholarship information, along with the company’s philosophy about teamwork, disci... Attending the Step Afrika! performance at Kingsbury Hall on Saturday might be the most fun you ever have applying for a $500 college scholarship. Step Afrika! — a Washington, D.C.-based dance company that began 20 years ago as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa — takes its positive messaging about education and healthy lifestyles wherever and whenever it performs. The scholarship information, along with the company’s philosophy about teamwork, disci... 58469555@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:07:44 MDT Salt Lake theater company dramatizes the story of Radium Girls http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58472706-223/girls-radium-lives-shining.html.csp The Radium Girls received so much exposure to cancer-causing radium while working in watch factories they came to glow in the dark. The story of four of the Radium Girls is told in “These Shining Lives,” a fictional drama based on the real-life court battles of four women who contracted cancer while working in watch factories in Ottawa, Ill. For more than seven years in the 1930s, the watch companies denied liability and worked to sway the court of public opinion against the victims. After a thr... The Radium Girls received so much exposure to cancer-causing radium while working in watch factories they came to glow in the dark. The story of four of the Radium Girls is told in “These Shining Lives,” a fictional drama based on the real-life court battles of four women who contracted cancer while working in watch factories in Ottawa, Ill. For more than seven years in the 1930s, the watch companies denied liability and worked to sway the court of public opinion against the victims. After a thr... 58472706@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:07:44 MDT RDT opens ‘Portal’ into the instinctual language of movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58454958-223/dance-rdt-movement-portal.html.csp Repertory Dance Theatre opens the 2014-15 season with “Portal,” a title meant to entice audiences to peer in closely at the similarities and differences in methodology and inspiration among the four works on the program. Dance artists Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof were in Salt Lake City a few months ago as guest teachers for RDT’s summer workshop and to choreograph the world premiere of “By the Snake” as part of the “Portal” program. The husband-and-wife team from Israel have been working together for... Repertory Dance Theatre opens the 2014-15 season with “Portal,” a title meant to entice audiences to peer in closely at the similarities and differences in methodology and inspiration among the four works on the program. Dance artists Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof were in Salt Lake City a few months ago as guest teachers for RDT’s summer workshop and to choreograph the world premiere of “By the Snake” as part of the “Portal” program. The husband-and-wife team from Israel have been working together for... 58454958@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:00:59 MDT Utah Lit for September: ‘The Human Age’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58375198-223/book-lake-salt-ackerman.html.csp For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the built... For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the built... 58375198@www.sltrib.com Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:35:02 MDT Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Boeing Boeing’ is frantic fun http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58454905-223/boeing-bernard-festival-shakespeare.html.csp Cedar City • Jo Winiarski’s stylish living-room set for “Boeing Boeing,” which just opened at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, reveals all you need to know about the show you’re going to see. With its life-size carved llamas, Plexiglas tables and bizarre tennis-ball chair, it is smart and sophisticated, but it is also slick and all surface — no danger of depth here. And it has an inordinate number of doors, the sure sign of a farce. This production parlays those doors into nonstop comic action. As... Cedar City • Jo Winiarski’s stylish living-room set for “Boeing Boeing,” which just opened at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, reveals all you need to know about the show you’re going to see. With its life-size carved llamas, Plexiglas tables and bizarre tennis-ball chair, it is smart and sophisticated, but it is also slick and all surface — no danger of depth here. And it has an inordinate number of doors, the sure sign of a farce. This production parlays those doors into nonstop comic action. As... 58454905@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:44:03 MDT Readers unite in Salt Lake City for book fest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58458818-223/book-lake-salt-festival.html.csp Above • RJ Walker of Salt Lake City participates in a poetry slam Saturday during the Utah Book Festival at the Salt Lake Main Library. Saturday’s Keynote Day included readings, an art exhibit, publishing panels and a poetry slam. The keynote speaker, Diane Ackerman, was in town to promote her new book, “The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us.” For more information on other Utah Book Festival events, which run through the end of October at various locations statewide, go to www.utahhumanities.org... Above • RJ Walker of Salt Lake City participates in a poetry slam Saturday during the Utah Book Festival at the Salt Lake Main Library. Saturday’s Keynote Day included readings, an art exhibit, publishing panels and a poetry slam. The keynote speaker, Diane Ackerman, was in town to promote her new book, “The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us.” For more information on other Utah Book Festival events, which run through the end of October at various locations statewide, go to www.utahhumanities.org... 58458818@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:40:56 MDT