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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Artists rule at Park City Kimball Arts Festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58216236-223/park-festival-art-artists.html.csp For folks in Summit County, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is a great party for the locals. For art lovers outside Summit County, the event — returning for its 45th year to Park City’s Main Street — is a chance to get out of the August heat and maybe take a weekend getaway. For artist Todd Anderson, the festival “changed my entire life.” Three years ago, Anderson, who lives in Sandy, was working a full-time job as a graphic designer. “Art has been my passion, but I kind of took the safe rou... For folks in Summit County, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is a great party for the locals. For art lovers outside Summit County, the event — returning for its 45th year to Park City’s Main Street — is a chance to get out of the August heat and maybe take a weekend getaway. For artist Todd Anderson, the festival “changed my entire life.” Three years ago, Anderson, who lives in Sandy, was working a full-time job as a graphic designer. “Art has been my passion, but I kind of took the safe rou... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58216236@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:00:01 MDT New Glinda to float onto the Capitol Theatre stage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215719-223/wicked-beck-says-bohne.html.csp After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... After 970 performances as “Wicked’s” Glinda, Gina Beck will be departing in a bubble for her last time from the Capitol Theatre stage. Chandra Lee Schwartz, a veteran of the touring and Broadway companies, will be reclaiming the character’s wand beginning July 29. Joining the cast as Boq is Etai BenShlomo, who previously played the role on Broadway. “Roles like this don’t come along very often,” says Schwartz while walking to rehearsal at the downtown Salt Lake City theater. “To get to come back... 58215719@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:07:01 MDT More than wishes transform characters in ‘Into the Woods’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58207135-223/actors-woods-festival-musical.html.csp The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... The idea of transformation — what happens after the “happily ever after” ending for beloved fairy-tale characters — drives the plot of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods,” now receiving a spirited production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The characters’ physical onstage transformations underscore their emotional changes, says USF co-artistic director Brian Vaughn, who terms the show a “must-see” entry in the musical theater canon. Despite its silly-sounding story fracturing fairy ta... 58207135@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:53:01 MDT UtahLit: Life and death at the heart of the Western novel ‘Stars Go Blue’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58190919-223/pritchett-novel-says-ben.html.csp Since she moved home to Northern Colorado’s Pleasant Valley, writer Laura Pritchett regularly walks with her father on the family ranch. “We both love to walk and we whistle a lot,” she says. “He whistles ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘Cool Clear Water.’ ” Whistling and humming are the main ways the pair communicate, because Jim, her rancher-geneticist father, who is 82, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 13 years ago. Now he doesn’t recognize his daughter. “Sometimes he says: ‘You’re that writer, aren... Since she moved home to Northern Colorado’s Pleasant Valley, writer Laura Pritchett regularly walks with her father on the family ranch. “We both love to walk and we whistle a lot,” she says. “He whistles ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘Cool Clear Water.’ ” Whistling and humming are the main ways the pair communicate, because Jim, her rancher-geneticist father, who is 82, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 13 years ago. Now he doesn’t recognize his daughter. “Sometimes he says: ‘You’re that writer, aren... 58190919@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:12:27 MDT Book review: Does James Madison still matter? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58175081-223/madison-cheney-political-american.html.csp In a 2009 C-SPAN poll of historians and political scientists that ranked the leadership attributes of the U.S. presidents, James Madison placed right in the middle of the pack — somewhere between William McKinley and Grover Cleveland and just two spots ahead of Gerald Ford. Similar surveys confirm Madison’s place near the midpoint, at neither the top nor the bottom of our perceptions of presidential effectiveness and success. Such rankings raise some obvious questions about what we value and how... In a 2009 C-SPAN poll of historians and political scientists that ranked the leadership attributes of the U.S. presidents, James Madison placed right in the middle of the pack — somewhere between William McKinley and Grover Cleveland and just two spots ahead of Gerald Ford. Similar surveys confirm Madison’s place near the midpoint, at neither the top nor the bottom of our perceptions of presidential effectiveness and success. Such rankings raise some obvious questions about what we value and how... 58175081@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:25:43 MDT Mary Chapin Carpenter: How sad songs make us brave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58186680-223/carpenter-songs-says-singer.html.csp Singing with an orchestra — a great feeling — is like riding an enormous wave of sound, says singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. “You don’t want to oversing,” she says. “You don’t want to get ahead of it. You have to find the right amount of power and yet maintain subtlety and dynamics. You don’t want to be swallowed up.” Working with composer Vince Mendoza changed the way the singer heard her own songs, which started their life with only her voice and an acoustic guitar. Mendoza has releas... Singing with an orchestra — a great feeling — is like riding an enormous wave of sound, says singer/songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. “You don’t want to oversing,” she says. “You don’t want to get ahead of it. You have to find the right amount of power and yet maintain subtlety and dynamics. You don’t want to be swallowed up.” Working with composer Vince Mendoza changed the way the singer heard her own songs, which started their life with only her voice and an acoustic guitar. Mendoza has releas... 58186680@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:56:20 MDT Tribune’s Utah Lit for August: ‘Utah Reflections’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58182788-223/utah-book-tribune-reflections.html.csp For the slowed-down pace of lazy August days, the Tribune’s Utah Lit book club will talk about our home, thanks to the essays and poems collected in “Utah Reflections: Stories From the Wasatch Front.” The book includes pieces by local writers, such as the state’s poet laureate, Lance Larson, who writes about “Looking for Spiral Jetty,” as well as a poem called “February 14” by Katharine Coles, and excerpts from books by Pam Houston and Terry Tempest Williams. A few of the other writers features ... For the slowed-down pace of lazy August days, the Tribune’s Utah Lit book club will talk about our home, thanks to the essays and poems collected in “Utah Reflections: Stories From the Wasatch Front.” The book includes pieces by local writers, such as the state’s poet laureate, Lance Larson, who writes about “Looking for Spiral Jetty,” as well as a poem called “February 14” by Katharine Coles, and excerpts from books by Pam Houston and Terry Tempest Williams. A few of the other writers features ... 58182788@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:37:02 MDT Urban Arts Festival highlights city-inspired style http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58191548-223/arts-festival-urban-art.html.csp Broadly defined, “urban arts” can be “anything that’s city-inspired art or lifestyle,” says Derek Dyer, director of the Urban Arts Festival. The event, marking its fourth year, takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Rio Grande Street in The Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City. “This is the art that’s happening now,” said Dyer, who is also executive director of the Utah Arts Alliance, which presents the festival. “It’s very timely, and speaks to the world we live in.” Amon... Broadly defined, “urban arts” can be “anything that’s city-inspired art or lifestyle,” says Derek Dyer, director of the Urban Arts Festival. The event, marking its fourth year, takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Rio Grande Street in The Gateway shopping center in downtown Salt Lake City. “This is the art that’s happening now,” said Dyer, who is also executive director of the Utah Arts Alliance, which presents the festival. “It’s very timely, and speaks to the world we live in.” Amon... 58191548@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:32:02 MDT Review: New Neil Armstrong book glides, not soars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58171562-223/armstrong-book-barbree-space.html.csp This is not a definitive biography of the man who first walked on the moon. It’s not even authorized by his family, whatever that means. But it certainly should be. There’s not a negative word about America’s space hero in Jay Barbree’s new book. Barbree — the NBC News space correspondent who has covered every manned U.S. mission — was friends with Armstrong for decades. The book draws on their conversations as well as hundreds of other interviews and NASA transcripts to recount Armstrong’s enti... This is not a definitive biography of the man who first walked on the moon. It’s not even authorized by his family, whatever that means. But it certainly should be. There’s not a negative word about America’s space hero in Jay Barbree’s new book. Barbree — the NBC News space correspondent who has covered every manned U.S. mission — was friends with Armstrong for decades. The book draws on their conversations as well as hundreds of other interviews and NASA transcripts to recount Armstrong’s enti... 58171562@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:06:01 MDT The Utah-filmed truth behind the gritty story of murderer Gary Gilmore http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58166113-223/gilmore-film-schiller-mailer.html.csp Revisiting the true-crime TV movie “The Executioner’s Song,” a gritty period piece about the angry love story of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, opens up a time capsule to the seedy small-town Utah life that served as a backdrop to two 1976 murders. Gilmore’s death by firing squad at the Utah State Prison on Jan. 17, 1977, captured international headlines as the first execution in a decade after the death penalty was reinstated in the United States. “The Executioner’s Song,” written by Norman... Revisiting the true-crime TV movie “The Executioner’s Song,” a gritty period piece about the angry love story of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore, opens up a time capsule to the seedy small-town Utah life that served as a backdrop to two 1976 murders. Gilmore’s death by firing squad at the Utah State Prison on Jan. 17, 1977, captured international headlines as the first execution in a decade after the death penalty was reinstated in the United States. “The Executioner’s Song,” written by Norman... 58166113@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:30 MDT Utah Shakespeare’s ‘Into the Woods’ draws life lessons from a tuneful pastiche of fairy tales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118788-223/woods-festival-shakespeare-characters.html.csp Cedar City • It seems like serendipity that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is staging “Into the Woods” this season. Woods are a meaningful metaphor in Shakespeare’s comedies, a place where characters go to learn more about themselves and overcome obstacles in their lives. They emerge with new confidence and awareness. Something similar happens in this excellent, eloquent production of “Into the Woods.” Act I assembles an assortment of fairy-tale characters and sends them into the woods on a serie... Cedar City • It seems like serendipity that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is staging “Into the Woods” this season. Woods are a meaningful metaphor in Shakespeare’s comedies, a place where characters go to learn more about themselves and overcome obstacles in their lives. They emerge with new confidence and awareness. Something similar happens in this excellent, eloquent production of “Into the Woods.” Act I assembles an assortment of fairy-tale characters and sends them into the woods on a serie... 58118788@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:42:57 MDT Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is musical and funny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118781-223/twelfth-shakespeare-utah-olivia.html.csp Cedar City • In the opening moments of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s lyrical production of “Twelfth Night,” Orsino muses, “If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it.” Music is at the heart of this production, which begins with Olivia singing a plaintive lament about the sea and ends with Feste, one of Shakespeare’s wise fools, summing things up with the bard’s best-known song, “When That I Was a Little Tiny Boy.” In between, the multitalented Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Feste con... Cedar City • In the opening moments of Utah Shakespeare Festival’s lyrical production of “Twelfth Night,” Orsino muses, “If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it.” Music is at the heart of this production, which begins with Olivia singing a plaintive lament about the sea and ends with Feste, one of Shakespeare’s wise fools, summing things up with the bard’s best-known song, “When That I Was a Little Tiny Boy.” In between, the multitalented Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Feste con... 58118781@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:55:57 MDT With ‘Hidden Tuscany,’ author John Keahey continues journey on less-visited pathways of Italy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161128-223/keahey-book-hidden-italy.html.csp For the record, John Keahey is not the kind of guy who has had his photo taken standing next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You know the photo, where you hold your hands up so it looks as if you’re keeping the tower from falling over. Not that he thinks a serious traveler is a traveler who is always serious. But he does think of himself as a traveler, not a tourist. He prefers the piazza less traveled, and if the road that gets there happens to be a rutted path up an Italian hillside where few to... For the record, John Keahey is not the kind of guy who has had his photo taken standing next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. You know the photo, where you hold your hands up so it looks as if you’re keeping the tower from falling over. Not that he thinks a serious traveler is a traveler who is always serious. But he does think of himself as a traveler, not a tourist. He prefers the piazza less traveled, and if the road that gets there happens to be a rutted path up an Italian hillside where few to... 58161128@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:08:14 MDT Review: Girl witches deliver fresh magic in national tour of ‘Wicked’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58166391-223/wicked-salt-thursday-aug.html.csp The story of “Wicked” belongs to the girl witches at center stage, Gina Beck’s Glinda and Emma Hunton’s Elphaba, whose terrific onstage chemistry helps this long-touring show play with fresh energy. “Wicked,” of course, is the still-playing, still-touring, still-setting-box-office-records Broadway musical explaining the relationship of Glinda and Elphaba, the good and the wicked witches, in the time before and after the story of “The Wizard of Oz.” The book by Winnie Holzman, from TV’s “My So... The story of “Wicked” belongs to the girl witches at center stage, Gina Beck’s Glinda and Emma Hunton’s Elphaba, whose terrific onstage chemistry helps this long-touring show play with fresh energy. “Wicked,” of course, is the still-playing, still-touring, still-setting-box-office-records Broadway musical explaining the relationship of Glinda and Elphaba, the good and the wicked witches, in the time before and after the story of “The Wizard of Oz.” The book by Winnie Holzman, from TV’s “My So... 58166391@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:08:14 MDT Cynthia Fehr, who painted Utah in watercolors, dies at 85 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58177576-223/fehr-cynthia-moore-died.html.csp Cynthia Moore Fehr, who used watercolors to depict Utah’s towns and buildings on canvas, died Tuesday at 85. An obituary said Fehr died of natural causes. Fehr was a fixture of Utah’s arts scenes for decades. Her watercolor paintings hung in galleries and libraries across the state in the years after she earned an arts degree and into the 2000s. She subscribed to a style called photorealism, in which the artist paints a scene much as it would look if it were photographed. In her 1990 painting... Cynthia Moore Fehr, who used watercolors to depict Utah’s towns and buildings on canvas, died Tuesday at 85. An obituary said Fehr died of natural causes. Fehr was a fixture of Utah’s arts scenes for decades. Her watercolor paintings hung in galleries and libraries across the state in the years after she earned an arts degree and into the 2000s. She subscribed to a style called photorealism, in which the artist paints a scene much as it would look if it were photographed. In her 1990 painting... 58177576@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:08:14 MDT Photos: ‘Wicked’ musical sets up for its third tour stop in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58147224-223/tour-lake-salt-capitol.html.csp “Wicked’s” massive dragon time-clock, which tour insiders call “Ozwald,” flew above the Capitol Theatre stage on Tuesday, as some 60 local stagehands joined tour roadies to load in sets and scenery for the touring musical. The $14 million show begins its third run in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9. Along with wardrobe, makeup and wig artists, it takes about 100 people and 30 hours to set the show, says Steve Quinn, who joined the national tour 9 ½ years ago, shortly after its launch. “What... “Wicked’s” massive dragon time-clock, which tour insiders call “Ozwald,” flew above the Capitol Theatre stage on Tuesday, as some 60 local stagehands joined tour roadies to load in sets and scenery for the touring musical. The $14 million show begins its third run in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 9. Along with wardrobe, makeup and wig artists, it takes about 100 people and 30 hours to set the show, says Steve Quinn, who joined the national tour 9 ½ years ago, shortly after its launch. “What... 58147224@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:19:33 MDT Park City’s Egyptian Theatre aims to keep its Banksy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161799-223/banksy-egyptian-barton-park.html.csp For Randy Barton, director of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre Company, it could have been the easiest choice a cash-strapped arts group could make. Four years ago, the British street artist Banksy left a piece of graffiti — a stencil of a rodent, called the “Dirty Rat” — on the back door of the landmark Park City theater. Barton and crew immediately took the door off its hinges and put it in storage. The idea, Barton said Tuesday, was to sell the door — which, because of Banksy’s acclaim in the art... For Randy Barton, director of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre Company, it could have been the easiest choice a cash-strapped arts group could make. Four years ago, the British street artist Banksy left a piece of graffiti — a stencil of a rodent, called the “Dirty Rat” — on the back door of the landmark Park City theater. Barton and crew immediately took the door off its hinges and put it in storage. The idea, Barton said Tuesday, was to sell the door — which, because of Banksy’s acclaim in the art... 58161799@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:19:33 MDT Utah Shakespeare Festival premieres a satisfying ‘Sense and Sensibility’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58118782-223/austen-festival-sense-utah.html.csp Cedar City • Jane Austen has become extraordinarily popular in recent years, inspiring films, PBS series and plays. Four years ago, the Utah Shakespeare Festival staged a successful production of Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan’s adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.” This summer, the festival is presenting the world premiere of Hanreddy and Sullivan’s “Sense and Sensibility,” an Austen reprise that USF commissioned. This charming production honors the complexity of Austen’s story and characters... Cedar City • Jane Austen has become extraordinarily popular in recent years, inspiring films, PBS series and plays. Four years ago, the Utah Shakespeare Festival staged a successful production of Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan’s adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.” This summer, the festival is presenting the world premiere of Hanreddy and Sullivan’s “Sense and Sensibility,” an Austen reprise that USF commissioned. This charming production honors the complexity of Austen’s story and characters... 58118782@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:20:27 MDT Harry Potter is back in new J.K. Rowling story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58161504-223/harry-potter-rowling-family.html.csp London • Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray. J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website. It’s the first update since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was published in 2007, but Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are “no plans” for a new Potter novel. The 1,500-word story describes Harry, about to turn 34, attending the final of the Quidditch World Cup with his family and old frie... London • Harry Potter is back — mysterious, married, and going gray. J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website. It’s the first update since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was published in 2007, but Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said there are “no plans” for a new Potter novel. The 1,500-word story describes Harry, about to turn 34, attending the final of the Quidditch World Cup with his family and old frie... 58161504@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:31:02 MDT Worlds to explore at BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58146960-223/books-readers-literature-symposium.html.csp Over the years, the BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers has played host to some the industry’s brightest stars. Chris Crowe, an English professor and award-winning author (his fiction and nonfiction have introduced an entire generation of white readers to the Emmett Till story), also acts as one of the organizers of the conference — open to anyone over age 13 with an interest in children’s literature. He recently spoke with The Tribune about the event, which will take place in the Provo ... Over the years, the BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers has played host to some the industry’s brightest stars. Chris Crowe, an English professor and award-winning author (his fiction and nonfiction have introduced an entire generation of white readers to the Emmett Till story), also acts as one of the organizers of the conference — open to anyone over age 13 with an interest in children’s literature. He recently spoke with The Tribune about the event, which will take place in the Provo ... 58146960@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:45:29 MDT