Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/rss/enA&EADVERTISEMENTAt HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedTue, 07 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000Meet the Winemaker: this guy, Kent Fortner from Road 31.http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/meet-the-winemaker-this-guy-kent-fortner-from-road-31/<p>Single-minded passions result in some remarkable wines. You can taste several on Wednesday, July 8th at <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/currentfishandoyster.com">Current Fish &amp; Oyster</a>. </p> <p>Chef Logen Crew will be preparing a selection of small bites to complement the wines and Kent Fortner of Road 31 (go on-ask him about his green truck) will guide the experience of pairing wines from Road 31 and wines from Tricycle Wine Co. </p> <p><img alt="" height="136" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/url.jpg" width="372"></p> <p>Farmers, winemakers and coopers—the folks at Tricycle do it all. Craft small lot, single-vineyard wines from fruit grown in Napa Carneros and the high Mayacamas Mountains. Own and farm vineyards: Poseidon Vineyard at sea level and Obsidian Ridge at elevation 2,640'. Cooper barrels from oak selected from the forests of Tokaj, Hungary. </p> <p>And Road 31 has got to be the one less traveled: Winemaker Fortner's life includes stints as ski bum, Baptist, server, cannery worker and climber in places that range from Virginia to Nepal. All these experiences show up in his approach to winemaking. </p> <p>Don't miss it. <br><br>WEDNESDAY JULY 8TH<br>6:00 p.m.<br><br>$55 PER PERSON<br>LIMITED AVAILABILITY<br>FOR RESERVATIONS EMAIL:  <a href="mailto:amanda@currentfishandoyster.com" target="_blank">amanda@currentfishandoyster.com</a></p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 07 Jul 2015 09:12:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/07/meet-the-winemaker-this-guy-kent-fortner-from-road-31/On the TableSalt Lake magazine July/August 2015 Web Extrashttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/salt-lake-magazine-julyaugust-2015-web-extras/<p><img alt="" height="589" src="/site_media/uploads/June2015/slm-ja15-cover-04-1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Articles, contests and more from our new issue that you'll only find online.</p> <p><strong>Best of Beehive: Tattoo Artist<br><br></strong>We picked the best businesses, people and places in our <a href="/blog/2012/06/18/best-of-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Best of the Beehive</a> article, but we left this award up to you, the readers. Give us your tattoo photo on <a href="https://instagram.com/slmag/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and let us know who you think is Utah's "Best Tattoo Artist" for a chance to win $50 to Texas de Brazil.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/29/contest-help-us-fill-the-title-of-best-tattoo-artist-in-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Click here to find out how to submit your tattoo pics and vote</a>.</p> <p><strong><br>Best of the Beehive Giveaway - Tell us what we missed.<br><br></strong>Do you love Utah as much as we do? Let us know what we missed in this year's Best of the Beehive. Just for sharing your opinion, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to <a href="http://ruthsdiner.com/" target="_blank">Ruth's Creekside</a>.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/28/giveaway-what-did-we-miss-in-the-2015-best-of-the-beehive/" target="_blank">Click here to give us your picks.</a></p> <p><strong><br>Of Marbles and Molecules<br><br></strong>We included more photos of glass artist Sarinda Jones' glass-working process online than we did in the print issue.<br><a href="/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/" target="_blank">Click here to read about the artist and see her at work.</a></p> <p><strong><br>Thanh Trang: A Life of Loving Food<br><br></strong>Our print issue only included a portion of reporter Billy Yang's interview with Southeast Market store manager Tanh Trang.<br><a href="/blog/2015/06/29/web-extra-lunch-meet-with-thanh-trang/" target="_blank">Read the full interview from Billy Yang's Lunch Meet here.</a></p> <p><br><strong>Celebrate Pioneer Day with SLmag<br><br></strong>After this year's Pioneer Day Parade, find yourself on our <a href="/galleries/" target="_blank">Photos</a> page.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 17:31:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/salt-lake-magazine-julyaugust-2015-web-extras/A&EContestIn The HiveIn The MagazineWeb Extra: Of Marbles and Moleculeshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/<p><em>Web Extra: Scroll down for more photos of Sarinda's glass-working process than we included in the print issue.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-5-(1).jpg" width="490"><br><em>Assembly of Sarinda Jones' art can take weeks and allows no room for error.</em></p> <p><br><a href="http://www.sarindajones.com/" target="_blank">Sarinda Jones</a> likes to joke that she’s lost some of her marbles. But the hundreds of small orbs displayed in her living room were pivotal to her becoming a glass artist.</p> <p class="p3">After earning an associate degree in fine art and art history, Jones took a job at a hair salon. During breaks, she’d go to a nearby antique store to shop for marbles. “I was just so enraptured by how beautiful glass could be.”</p> <p class="p3">By the time Jones’ marble collection peaked at several hundred, she had a transformational experience: In 2002, she met the internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly at a book signing. That led to a course of study and residencies at Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, where Jones studied kiln-formed glass techniques with an emphasis on glass casting.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="461" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-11.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Collected marbles led to a fascination with glass art.<br> </em></p> <p class="p3">“As a glass artist—the alchemist of the molecular structure of glass—I instruct the glass to behave in a certain manner,” her artist’s statement explains. “This is the playground where art and science come together.”</p> <p class="p3">Jones crafts her kiln-formed glass in several stages over an eight-to-twelve-week period. The laborious process begins with sketches and paintings. If she’s been commissioned to design a piece, she will create computer renderings for her client. She then forms multiple individual parts and assembles them all together. Raw glass is incredibly expensive, and imperfections are irreversible, so there’s little room for error. When the full design is complete, Jones takes the Tetris-ed assemblage to the kiln for several overnight firings. If an artwork calls for a smooth finish or rounded edges, Jones meticulously polishes and sands it with grit. The gorgeous sculptures are either wall-mounted or free-standing.</p> <p class="p3"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sarinda-jones-homestead-austen-diamond-photography-4.jpg" width="490"><br>Jones meticulously</p> <p class="p3">“Glass is this mysterious substance,” Jones says. “Every time I open the kiln in the morning, there’s an excitement to see what happened.”</p> <p class="p3">Her work can be found at A Gallery in Salt Lake City, Howa Gallery in Bountiful, and Nummer40 Modern Art &amp; Design in the Netherlands. <em>SarindaJones.com</em></p> <p class="p3"><strong>WEB EXTRA: Photos of Sarinda's glass-working process you won't find in print. </strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-5.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-8.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-9.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-22.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-23.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-24.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-25.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-29.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-31.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-38.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p3"><strong><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/slmag-homestead-sarindajones-lowresproofs-austen-diamond-photography-40.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="/in-the-magazine/august-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for more stories from our July/August 2015 issue.</a></p> <p class="p1"><em>Photos by Austen Diamond</em></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/web-extra-of-marbles-and-molecules-1/A&EIn The HiveIn The MagazineJohn Paul Campout at Snowbasin Resorthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/john-paul-campout-at-snowbasin-resort/<p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/image002.jpg" width="490"><br><em>View from the John Paul Lodge<br> </em></p> <p>Ever wonder what it might be like to camp, learn about the remnants of the ocean floor and feast upon fine dining at the top of a ski resort? Well, first let us commend you on your highly specific and unusual desires. This is your big chance.</p> <p><a href="https://www.snowbasin.com/" target="_blank">Snowbasin Resort</a> has announced their John Paul Campout, which will be held July 17. It includes a ride up the John Paul Express Chair to explore the geological remnants of an ancient ocean floor. Dinner, served at the <a href="https://snowbasin.com/dining/johnpaul/" target="_blank">John Paul Lodge</a>, will be prepared over an open fire with Dutch ovens and spits. Best of all, guests are invited to help prepare the meal if they so choose.<br><br>The impressive menu includes bourbon chicken, lemon dill salmon, cowboy cut pork chop, open-fire slow roasted wagyu beef tenderloin, wild bison meatloaf, cheddar and green chili au gratin potatoes, cornbread with honey butter, Brussels sprouts and pork belly, Dutch oven peach cobbler, root beer floats, brownies and s'mores, naturally.</p> <p>After dinner, guests will be treated to live guitar music, cowboy stories and a beautiful Utah sunset from 9,000 feet. Camping will take place either outside the lodge or in the basement of the lodge for those less inclined to eschew their creature comforts. A gourmet breakfast will be served the following morning, after which guests can either hike down the mountain or ride the chairlift back to the base.</p> <p>Tickets are on sale for $125 and are all-inclusive. Space is limited to the first 45 reservations.</p> <p><a href="https://www.snowbasin.com/events/detail/john-paul-campout" target="_blank">Click here</a> for additional information.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:31:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/john-paul-campout-at-snowbasin-resort/GetawayIn The HiveOutdoors11th Annual Face of Utah Sculpture Exhibitionhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/11th-annual-face-of-utah-sculpture-exhibition/<p><img alt="" height="267" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/sculptureexhibit.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/fous.html" target="_blank">The Face of Utah Sculpture Exhibition</a>, which is in its 11th year, provides a unique setting in which local artists can present the essence of Utah culture via the sculptural form. The exhibition runs July 15–Aug. 26 at the <a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/" target="_blank">Utah Cultural Celebration Center</a> and is free and open to the public. The exhibit promises art by both known and emerging Utah sculptors, and will showcase “both traditional and contemporary sculpture in a variety of techniques, styles, mediums, and forms.” </p> <p>To kick off the exhibition, an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free and will include live music, cash prizes, food and a cash bar, in addition to fine new works by Utah's best sculptors. Many of the artists participating in the exhibit will be present at the event to discuss their artwork.</p> <p>For more information about this event, click <a href="http://www.culturalcelebration.org/fous.html" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 15:18:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/11th-annual-face-of-utah-sculpture-exhibition/A&EIn The HiveCast your vote for Park City&#39;s Summer Cocktail Contesthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/cast-your-vote-for-park-citys-summer-cocktail-contest/<p><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/cocktailcontest.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Cocktail connoisseurs and enthusiasts are invited to sample a line-up of serious mixology this July as part of Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Summer Cocktail Contest. Taste and cast your vote online for your favorite libations, rating each on a 1-to-10 scale for flavor and presentation through July 31. Click <a href="http://www.parkcityrestaurants.com/specials-events/cocktail-contest" target="_blank">here</a> to cast your vote.</p> <p>“Last year was such a blast, and we’re so excited to be fielding so many competitors in the cocktail contest this year,” says Ginger Ries, PCARA executive director. “Last year’s creations were all a delight – you’ll definitely want to visit all our participating bars and restaurants to make sure you try them all.”</p> <p>Each participating establishment donated a $50 gift certificate to the PCARA to give away on the group’s Facebook page – be sure to keep logging on for a chance to win. The winning cocktail and its creator will be featured in a marketing campaign following the contest leading into PCARA’s popular Fall “Dine About” event. Winners walk with $200 and, in a town with more than 30 top-notch bars and restaurants, some serious bragging rights.</p> <p>Entrants include:</p> <p><strong> Billy Blanco’s:</strong> The Blanco Negro</p> <p><strong> Brass Tag:</strong> The Evangeline</p> <p><strong>Done to Your Taste Catering:</strong> The PC Beets</p> <p><strong> Grappa:</strong> The Hugo</p> <p><strong> High West Distillery &amp; Saloon:</strong> The Treasure Mountain Fiz</p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:26:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/cast-your-vote-for-park-citys-summer-cocktail-contest/On the TableTaking Sideshttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/taking-sides/<p>You've got countless potluck pool parties to attend this summer, but just one challenge: What will you contribute to the feasts? If you need a little inspiration, we're here to help. Rather than serving the same predictable side dishes, give seasonal favorites a fresh and flavorful update.</p> <p><img alt="" height="559" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/takingsides1.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Watermelon Wedges</h3> <p>Watermelon has a place at every outdoor warm-weather meal. You can always haul a whole melon to a party, but why not spice it up a little?</p> <p><em>The Twist: Cut melon into two wedges, sprinkle with chile powder and serve with lime quarters.</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="436" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/takingsides2.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Cucumber Salad</h3> <p>Wilted cucumber salad is a Southern staple—thin-sliced cucumbers and onions, marinated in white vinaigrette.</p> <p><em>The Twist: Use red onions and sliced scallion greens with your cukes and rice wine vinegar in your vinaigrette. Just before serving, fold in some pink pickled ginger.</em></p> <p><em><br><em>This post was originally published on <a href="http://utahstyleanddesign.com/blog/2015/07/02/taking-sides/">utahstyleanddesign.com.</a></em><br></em></p>Mary Brown MaloufMon, 06 Jul 2015 12:02:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/taking-sides/On the TableReview: Utopia Early Music at the Cathedral Church of St. Markhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/review-utopia-early-music-at-the-cathedral-church-of-st-mark/<p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><img alt="" height="524" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/christopher-lecluyse-utopia.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Christopher LeCluyse, tenor and founding member<br> </em></span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Early music ensembles have an inherent problem: How can they appeal to audiences, who, if they even think about early music, envision robed monks singing Gregorian chant in ancient, musty churches?</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">There are, to be sure, quite a few groups in the United States today that specialize in music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque with varying degrees of success. In Salt Lake City, there is <a href="http://www.utopiaearlymusic.org/" target="_blank">Utopia Early Music,</a> an ensemble founded several years ago that takes a rather liberal approach to what </span><span style="">“</span><span style="">early music</span><span style="">” </span><span style="">is all about. The group includes in its repertoire some of the earliest examples of Western art music (Gregorian chant) but also embraces the music of colonial America. And they sing this repertoire with refreshing enthusiasm and robustness that give these works, which are mostly unknown to modern audiences, new life.</span></span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">On July 2, Utopia presented an interestingly arranged program that juxtaposed </span></span></span><span style="">Protestant and Catholic traditions, and that showed how they’re related to each other at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark.</span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Protestants naturally had no musical tradition of their own at the time of the </span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Reformation. By borrowing heavily from the Catholics, they quickly developed their own distinctive music to be used in their services. Most of these live on today as hymns sung by the congregation. Four of these hymns were incorporated into the program, with the audience encouraged to sing along with the performers.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">With very few exceptions, the composers of the pieces on the program are relatively unknown today, although many wrote exquisite music. A fine example of that is Heinrich Isaac’s secular “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen,” the tune of which Michael Praetorius (best known today for<em> </em>his set of dances called<em> Terpsichore</em>) much later took and set to the sacred text, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen.”</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Known composers on the program included the Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis (remembered today for the tune he wrote that Ralph Vaughan Williams used for a set of variations) and the greatest of the Lutheran composers of the Baroque, J.S. Bach.</span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Joining Utopia co-founder and tenor Christopher LeCluyse at the concert were three other local singers: soprano Melissa Heath, mezzo-soprano Aubrey Adams-McMillan and baritone Michael Chipman. They sang with richness and resonance and blended wonderfully together as an ensemble. </span></span></span></p> <p align="LEFT" lang="en-US"><span style=""><span style=""><span style="">They were joined by a quartet of area string players: Alexander Woods and Aubrey Woods, violin; Leslie Richards, viola; and Eleanor Christman Cox, Baroque cello. Rounding out the instrumental ensemble was guest organist Jonathan Rhodes Lee. All brought finely crafted expressions and feeling, as well as remarkable fluidity to their playing. </span></span></span></p>Salt Lake magazineMon, 06 Jul 2015 11:41:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/06/review-utopia-early-music-at-the-cathedral-church-of-st-mark/A&EIn The HiveUtah Symphony&#39;s David Park on his acting debuthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/03/utah-symphonys-david-park-on-his-acting-debut/<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/davidpark1-1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>David Park poses with The Strongest Man star Robert Lorie</em></p> <p><em></em><br>David Park, <a href="http://www.utahsymphony.org/" target="_blank">Utah Symphony</a> assistant concertmaster and University of Utah adjunct professor of violin, has traveled the world playing solo performances and was once named cultural ambassador for Mercedez-Benz.</p> <p>And now, he can add actor to his resume. Recently, he landed a role in director Kenny Riches' 2015 Sundance film, <a href="http://www.thestrongestmanmovie.com/cast-crew/" target="_blank">The Strongest Man.</a></p> <p>While dining at the <a href="http://desertedgebrewery.com/" target="_blank">Desert Edge Brewery</a> in Trolley Square, producer Jesse Brown mentioned to a waiter that he was struggling to fill a specific role. The waiter suggested Park, a regular at the restaurant.</p> <p>“And timing's very important in life,” Park says. “I happened to be there at the restaurant and as I was actually passing by that table when the waiter said, 'Actually, that's him right there.'”</p> <p>After hiring an acting coach, Park nailed the audition. In The Strongest Man, which tells the story of Beef, an anxiety ridden Cuban construction worker and his Korean friend Conan, Park plays Conan's father, Mr. Yoon.</p> <p><iframe height="270" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tK20g6CNg-k" width="480"></iframe></p> <p>We chatted with the musician/first-time actor about his movie debut.</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> So, how does acting compare to playing music?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> “As a musician, I try to relate music to other fields. For example, sports. I'm a big sports fan, and I played a lot of sports growing up. I met some Utah Jazz players, and I actually had some conversations with them comparing music with sports. I'm very much into wine, so I've done interviews comparing and contrasting music with wine. For me, acting in movies is an art form, so I try to relate acting to how I play music. Anybody could memorize the lines on the script, just like in music anybody could play the notes, but it's how you play the notes and how you say the words with certain feeling, nuance, timing and tone that make the difference.”</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What's your role?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> “I'm a father. I have two sons and one of my sons is Beef's best friend, a construction worker. My other son is kind of a prize son. He's very successful and my other son is always a little jealous of his brother. I play two selections of violin during my scenes, so it's kind of cool to see myself and hear my music in the background. Two of the four scenes I'm in feature my music.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/July%202015/davidpark2-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> Have you been recognized yet in public?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> “When I went to Europe on a recent trip, I was in the airplane and the two stewardesses found out I was an actor in a movie. I'm not truly a professional actor, but people have this constant love of actors. I'm not an A-lister, obviously. But that flight to Europe was really wonderful, because they treated me like a VIP. They would just come to me individually and serve me more wine or give me more snacks, and they said 'Can we get your autograph?' You always hear about actors in the news, and I was like, 'Wow, it's not so bad.'”</p> <p><strong>Q:</strong> What's next in your film career?</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> “I was approached by a TV producer for a new talk show in the fall. So possibly, I may be on TV in the near future. I'm just keeping my options open.”</p> <p><em>Photos courtesy of David Park</em></p>Jaime WinstonFri, 03 Jul 2015 23:19:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/03/utah-symphonys-david-park-on-his-acting-debut/A&EIn The HiveUtah Shakespeare Fest: Entertainment for All http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/03/utah-shakespeare-fest-entertainment-for-all/<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="438" src="/site_media/uploads/June2015/usf2.jpeg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">“Nothing will come of nothing,” so head to the <a href="http://www.bard.org/" target="_blank">Utah Shakespeare Festival</a> and discover something new. </p> <p class="p1">Running eight shows, the 2015 season presents performances ranging from the hilarity of <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em> to the madness of <em>King Lear</em> and everything in-between. The festival is also offering non-Shakespearean shows, such as the musical <em>South Pacific</em>, <em>Amadeus</em>, <em>Charley’s Aunt</em> and <em>Dracula</em>, just in time for fall. </p> <p class="p1">With such a variety of offerings, here are a few tips to get the supreme Utah Shakespeare Festival experience. </p> <p class="p1">Unwind before the evening’s performance at <em><a href="http://www.bard.org/events#.UbJZ4OvQbxY" target="_blank">The Greenshow</a></em>, a free 30-minute mini-performance of song, dance, puppets and fun for the whole family held in the courtyard and on the green. </p> <p class="p1">For a glimpse into the secret life of the performing arts, take a <a href="http://www.bard.org/events#backstage-tour" target="_blank">backstage tour</a> or witness the changes between a matinee and an evening show with <a href="http://www.bard.org/events#repertory-magic" target="_blank">Repertory Magic</a>. These are perfect opportunities to look beyond the curtain and see how the productions really come together. Attending Repertory Magic, the audience can observe one of the most magical and difficult aspects of repertory theatre. This well-choreographed process requires the changing of the lighting, scenery, props, costumes and sound technicians, while giving you the opportunity to ask questions as it is happening. </p> <p class="p1">To maximize your understanding and provide the audience with an opportunity to learn, <a href="http://www.bard.org/events#literary-seminars" target="_blank">Literary Seminars</a> and <a href="http://www.bard.org/events#play-orientations" target="_blank">Play Orientations</a> are held throughout the Festival. The seminars are lead by theatre scholars and give audience members a chance to share their views and interpretations of the Festival’s plays. Play Orientations are great opportunities to heighten the viewing experience, allowing the audience to learn about the play and ask questions prior to viewing it. </p> <p class="p2"><a href="http://www.bard.org/events#production-seminars" target="_blank">Production Seminars</a>, which include prop, costume, and actor seminars allow festival-goers to explore the intricate details of play production. It gives the public a chance to see how props and costumes were designed, constructed and are cared for. Additionally, the actor seminars, along with <a href="http://www.bard.org/events/?rq=bardway%20baby" target="_blank">Curtain Call Luncheons</a> provide time for the audience to get to know some of the actors at the Festival and ask them questions about their career and roles. </p> <p class="p1">The Utah Shakespeare Festival is also offering <em><a href="http://www.bard.org/events/?rq=bardway%20baby" target="_blank">Bardway, Baby!</a></em>, a fun, late-night out on Aug. 7. This fundraising concert features classic Broadway show tunes all performed by Festival actors. This event supports the newly formed artistic initiative fund which was created to promote the Festival’s growth in artistic excellence.  </p> <p class="p1">The Utah Shakespeare Festival runs from June 25 through Oct. 31 in Cedar City at Southern Utah University.  </p> <p class="p2"> <img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/June2015/usf3.jpeg" width="490"></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 03 Jul 2015 18:21:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2015/07/03/utah-shakespeare-fest-entertainment-for-all/A&EIn The Hive