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"Mystic Mike" Ginsburg sits with his dog, Stella, on bluff overlooking his property near Monroe, Utah, where the Mystic Hot Springs owner plans to build an art installation that could be seen from Interstate 70. It's a project that started thanks to rumors he was bringing Antifa to town to cause problems last Pioneer Day.

Robert Gehrke: Antifa not showing up last Pioneer Day sent ‘Mystic Mike’ on a pioneering quest

By Robert Gehrke | July 25, 2021, 5:54 a.m.

(Hiroyuki Ito | The New York Times) Orchestra musicians perform in New York on Sept. 22, 2010. Rearranging musicians could significantly reduce aerosol buildup on stage, a new study says.

Musical Chairs? Swapping seats could reduce orchestra aerosols.

By Emily Anthes | The New York Times | June 25, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

(Salt Lake County Animal Services) Tattoos provided to patrons at the Tats for Cats event at Fallen Angel Tattoos on June 4 and June 5.

Tattoo studio partners with local animal organization in fundraiser

By Jordan Miller | June 9, 2021, 12:55 a.m.

(Photo courtesy Pioneer Theatre Company) Christopher Massimine, seen here at the Tony Awards in New York, has been managing director of Utah's Pioneer Theatre Company since July 1, 2019.

Claims on Pioneer Theatre managing director’s resumé seem to be bogus

By Sean P. Means | June 5, 2021, 2:05 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Pride Flag flies over City Hall, on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

With the parade canceled, here’s how you can still celebrate Pride Week

By Connor Sanders | June 3, 2021, 12:09 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Joshua Black/Salt Lake Acting Company) The old 19th Ward meetinghouse, which is home to Salt Lake Acting Company, is undergoing renovations.

5 things you’ll see in the remodel of Salt Lake Acting Company’s quirky former LDS meetinghouse

By Scott D. Pierce | May 7, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Workers place a new art installation featuring a life-size sumo wrestler, in front of the Mountain West Commercial Real Estate building, previously the KALL Radio 910 broadcast station, on South Temple, in Salt Lake City, on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Photos: Sumo wrestler sculpture unveiled on South Temple in SLC

By Rick Egan | March 30, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Jazz Khai Bynum) Jazz Khai Bynum is a member of Ballet West II.

Black Utah ballerinas help shape new policies to welcome dancers of color into the ‘white ballet world’

By Scott D. Pierce | February 21, 2021, 11:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The marquee of the Capitol Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. The theater, home to Ballet West and Utah Opera, is one of four Salt Lake County-operated arts venues that will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salt Lake County will keep its art venues closed through February because of COVID-19 concerns

By Sean P. Means | December 18, 2020, 8:14 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Salt Lake City Art for Hope public art project, in Sugar House. The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City launched the project, displays original, digital artwork depicting messages of hope, resilience and unity from local artists.

This outdoor art project adds vibrancy to overlooked parts of Salt Lake City

By Sara Tabin | December 12, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

(Beau Pearson  |  courtesy of Ballet West) Artist Olivia Gusti and first soloist Tyler Gum (foreground) rehearse, in socially distanced conditions, for Ballet West's season opener, "Nine Sinatra Stories."

Here’s how Utah’s struggling live-event businesses can get $3 million in grants

By Sara Tabin | December 13, 2020, 3:26 a.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) A view of the Bearclaw run at Sundance Mountain Resort, when a group called Follow the Flag had a 150-foot long American flag taken down the slope  by skiers in 2018. Actor, filmmaker and activist Robert Redford announced Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, that he is selling the resort he opened in 1969 to two investment companies, Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners, for an undisclosed sum.

Exclusive: Robert Redford sells Sundance Mountain Resort to pair of high-end resort firms

By Sean P. Means | December 12, 2020, 3:38 a.m.

(Zak Podmore | The Salt Lake Tribune) A nearly 10-foot tall steel sculpture that discovered in a remote canyon in San Juan County in mid-November drew attention from around the world.

Robert Gehrke: Utah’s obelisk was a beautiful mystery and it’s a good thing it’s gone

By Robert Gehrke | December 2, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

(Casey Welch  |  Photo courtesy of The 5 Browns) The Utah-raised piano quintet The 5 Browns — from left, Gregory, Desirae, Deondra, Melody and Ryan — will perform a livestreamed benefit concert from Utah Valley University's Noorda Center on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.

Venues are closed, so Utah arts groups are streaming their holiday cheer

By Sean P. Means | November 30, 2020, 11:38 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo) Dreamscapes, the interactive walk-through art exhibition in The Gateway, will close at its current location, 111 S. Rio Grande, in Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Artists will be creating a new "Dreamscapes" in a larger location across the street, to open in 2021.

‘Dreamscapes’ art installation closing Nov. 29, to move into a bigger space in 2021

By Sean P. Means | November 20, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of SONDERimmersive) Martina Jorgensen is one of three actors who play the character Brandy in the experimental theater group SONDERimmersive's new production, "The Carousel," staged at the Dreamscapes walk-through art installation in The Gateway.

A new play in Utah is moving forward during the pandemic with actors in masks and a tale about dreams

By Sean P. Means | November 7, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

(Beau Pearson  |  Courtesy of Ballet West) Principal artists Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell rehearse for Ballet West's season opener, "Nine Sinatra Stories." Because of COVID-19 restrictions, only married and cohabitating dancers are performing duets for this show.

Utah’s Ballet West, stopped by COVID-19 in March, returns with a socially distanced ‘Nine Sinatra Songs’

By Sean P. Means | October 31, 2020, 3:00 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf  |  Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Lisa Sewell, seen here during the 2010 Utah Arts Festival, is stepping down as the festival's executive director, a job she has held since October 2006.

Utah Arts Festival director leaving after 14 years; assistant director will take over

By Sean P. Means | October 29, 2020, 6:28 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) John Hess, who messed up his back and ended up in a senior center right as Covid hit, talks about some of the remarkable woven works of art he has created over the past few months on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Robert Gehrke: How one Utahn used this pandemic to create works of art

By Robert Gehrke | September 30, 2020, 1:23 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Robert Gehrke.

Robert Gehrke: Like the mural in their honor, the history of Utah women should evolve toward inclusiveness

By Robert Gehrke | August 31, 2020, 12:15 p.m.