Lifestyle - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Lifestyle 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) Utah theater company to stage a golden-years hookup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786143-223/kranes-decker-david-salt.html.csp On the eve of an Arctic Circle cruise, Utah playwright David Kranes was inspired to start a new play for two actor friends when he just happened to eavesdrop on a couple at the next table. The woman was effusive about their upcoming cruise, while her companion responded in the most minimal way. That struck the writer as an interesting tension and prompted him to create the characters of Ellie and Ross in “A Loss of Appetite,” a one-act play about what happens at an awkward first dinner between... On the eve of an Arctic Circle cruise, Utah playwright David Kranes was inspired to start a new play for two actor friends when he just happened to eavesdrop on a couple at the next table. The woman was effusive about their upcoming cruise, while her companion responded in the most minimal way. That struck the writer as an interesting tension and prompted him to create the characters of Ellie and Ross in “A Loss of Appetite,” a one-act play about what happens at an awkward first dinner between... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57786143@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Music notes: Beethoven at the U., Gabriel on the big screen, Messiaen at the symphony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826462-223/lake-salt-tickets-utah.html.csp Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... Vedrana Subotic: Beethoven’s Sonatas Pianist Vedrana Subotic plays the second installment in her Beethoven sonata project, performing the composer’s three final piano sonatas. (The series will conclude April 28 as three Utah Symphony musicians — violinist Lun Jiang, hornist Steve Proser and cellist Pegsoon Whang — join Subotic to perform Beethoven sonatas for their respective instruments.) Visit music.utah.edu for information. When • Sunday, April 20, 7 p.m. Where • Libby Gardner Concert H... 57826462@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Signs say you aren’t ready to be married http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57818854-223/boyfriend-carolyn-impatience-wedding.html.csp Dear Carolyn • Bit of an introvert here, all tuckered out from wedding season. My friends mainly got married one to three years ago, so we’re now onto attending the weddings of my boyfriend’s closest friends. We fight at every other wedding, triggered by a combination of too much wine and my own impatience about not being engaged yet. At the next wedding we attend, I’m going to try sticking to soda to see if that helps, but the real problem is the impatience. Is there something wrong with me/my ... Dear Carolyn • Bit of an introvert here, all tuckered out from wedding season. My friends mainly got married one to three years ago, so we’re now onto attending the weddings of my boyfriend’s closest friends. We fight at every other wedding, triggered by a combination of too much wine and my own impatience about not being engaged yet. At the next wedding we attend, I’m going to try sticking to soda to see if that helps, but the real problem is the impatience. Is there something wrong with me/my ... 57818854@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Headline_here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826970-223/colbert-reilly-percent-late.html.csp Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse... Conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly is making it crystal clear what he thinks of the people who watch his show. He thinks you’re idiots. Just listen to what he’s been saying about “Late Show” host-in-waiting Stephen Colbert, and that’s absolutely clear. O’Reilly thinks you’re too dumb to understand satire. That you’re so simple-minded you don’t get that Colbert has been playing a character, satirizing right-wing TV hosts like O’Reilly since “The Colbert Report” debuted in October 2005. Or, worse... 57826970@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837095-223/salt-costume-lake-fanx.html.csp By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Pala... By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Pala... 57837095@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:44:44 MDT Salt Lake churches unite for Good Friday procession http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836187-78/lake-salt-churches-friday.html.csp Taking symbolic steps to retrace Jesus’ path to crucifixion, pastors, priests and parishioners marched through downtown Salt Lake City as part of an interfaith Good Friday Procession of the Cross. The route began at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and then headed to First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Urban Center, Central Christian and First United Methodist before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Holy Week concludes Sunday with Easter services at Christian churches throughout Uta... Taking symbolic steps to retrace Jesus’ path to crucifixion, pastors, priests and parishioners marched through downtown Salt Lake City as part of an interfaith Good Friday Procession of the Cross. The route began at the Cathedral of the Madeleine and then headed to First Presbyterian Church, Crossroads Urban Center, Central Christian and First United Methodist before concluding at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Holy Week concludes Sunday with Easter services at Christian churches throughout Uta... 57836187@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:14:24 MDT Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs 'Messiah' http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837319-200/choir-tabernacle-available-messiah.html.csp The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Handel’s “Messiah” in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Easter weekend. Even with competition from Comic Con a couple of blocks away, the oratorio was one of the hottest tickets in town: The free passes were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available. If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Overflow seating with live b... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Handel’s “Messiah” in the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle on Easter weekend. Even with competition from Comic Con a couple of blocks away, the oratorio was one of the hottest tickets in town: The free passes were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available. If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Overflow seating with live b... 57837319@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:11:48 MDT Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57831741-223/train-zoellner-trains-rail.html.csp The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... 57831741@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:42:32 MDT Utah-made Dandelion Beer wins World Cup Gold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57836730-200/beer-brewing-cup-gold.html.csp Salt Lake City’s Red Rock Brewing Co., and its experimental Belgian-style ale called Paardebloem, received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup competition held recently in Denver. Red Rock’s first place medal was one of three that Utah brewers brought home from the biennial competition, considered the Olympics of the beer-brewing world. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world,” said Charlie Papa... Salt Lake City’s Red Rock Brewing Co., and its experimental Belgian-style ale called Paardebloem, received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup competition held recently in Denver. Red Rock’s first place medal was one of three that Utah brewers brought home from the biennial competition, considered the Olympics of the beer-brewing world. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world,” said Charlie Papa... 57836730@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:36:58 MDT Madeleine Fest approaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837084-223/madeleine-cathedral-festival-lake.html.csp The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... 57837084@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:29:02 MDT Weekend Express: Easter eggs, Comic Con, Earth Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57827893-223/saturday-admission-free-information.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... 57827893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:15 MDT Gallery: Day 2 of Comic Con FanX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836916-223/salt-comic-con-fanx.html.csp A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. 57836916@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:18 MDT Utah Lit selection for May: ‘Seven Summers’ by Julia Corbett http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807322-223/book-corbett-utah-communication.html.csp In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... 57807322@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:02 MDT Life — and new album — is a beach for Switchfoot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836295-223/album-band-film-music.html.csp As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... 57836295@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:33:02 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for the chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836783-223/utah-book-com-correctly.html.csp This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... 57836783@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:02 MDT Kirby: Think you’re both in love? Prove it by changing faiths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57828031-200/love-faith-kirby-committed.html.csp Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... 57828031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:59:43 MDT Accelerating into the future with Ririe-Woodbury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57828358-223/dance-company-charon-ririe.html.csp The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... 57828358@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:32 MDT Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826807-223/glenn-neon-trees-band.html.csp KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... 57826807@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:02:16 MDT ’Under the Skin’ a sci-fi shock to the system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57770993-223/says-johansson-skin-glazer.html.csp New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... 57770993@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT The lyrics might be cryptic, but the appeal of Chvrches is clear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807767-223/band-lot-lyrics-music.html.csp In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... 57807767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT