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Published August 20, 2012 1:50 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Above: Ad for West End edition of 'Wicked.' I think they added some special effects for TV. (And, anybody else think their Glenda looks a little old for the part?)

- Performing arts: New theater now on track - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

The Salt Lake County Council made the right move in joining Salt Lake City's effort to bring a 2,500-seat Utah Performing Arts Center to the capital's downtown.Although the funding partnership that calls for the county to contribute $28.2 million to the $110 million project is contingent on the two entities signing a pact that lets the county operate the new venue, the deal is nearly, and rightly, done. ...... The large theater has been called a "Broadway-style" theater, but it is nothing of the sort. Most theaters on Broadway are small, intimate spaces, not auditoriums seating thousands. The UPAC would be a suitable venue for touring Broadway shows that are best produced on a large stage to a large audience. Think "Lion King," "Wicked" and other popular musicals that would draw not only from across the county but out of state as well. [Read the rest ...]

So much for the Mainstream Media getting its act together:

- Broadway-style theater will elevate life in the city - Deseret News Editorial

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- Radioactive choice: Senate right to delay confirmation - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

Given that the decisions to be made will have an impact on Utah for thousands of years to come, waiting a month to vote on the makeup of the state's new Radiation Control Board seems reasonable. ...

- Gov. Otter might not be up to the task on nuke waste - Idaho Falls Post-Register Editorial (via Idaho Statesman)

- Hanford's B Reactor: A park haunted by the 20th century - Tacoma (Wash.) News-Tribune Editorial

- Oil giant Tesoro OK with a certain kind of California 'green' - Sacramento Bee Editorial

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- HOV lanes: Illegal use is also dangerous - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

- Drivers need to heed rules of road - Prescott (Ariz.) Daily Courier Editorial

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- Don't deport: Cut some young aliens a break - Salt Lake Tribune Editorial

- Brewer visits sins of parents on their children - (Tucson) Arizona Daily Star EditorialGov. Jan Brewer has been described as being anti-Latino, credited with making Arizona an international laughingstock and embarrassing our state with her performance as governor and her ideological stands. ...

- As reform languishes, immigrants left in limbo - Spokane Spokesman-Review Editorial