One man band RJD2 steals the show at Arts Fest 2017

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Every summer the Utah Arts Festival draws in nearly 80,000 attendees for many reasons. For some it’s the 160+ local visual artists and their one of a kind creations, and for others it’s the 100+ performing artists, whether it’s local music, dance, or comedy shows that just seem to help take the edge off reality. […]

Third Annual Blues Festival Brings the Delta to Gallivan

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The Blues took over the main stage all day Saturday, June 17th at the Gallivan Center for a jam-packed festival of acoustic, country and Delta blues. This Utah Blues Society event highlighted young locals like the UBS Youth Showcase Band, new up-and-comers like Annika Chambers and more established artists like Kenny Neal. Early birds arrived […]

Localist: HØÜSES at Kilby Court

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This immersive, radical take on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet could not have been more aligned with growing up “here and queer,” in theocratic Salt Lake City. London-born acting company, Riot Act takes a bold leap into a classically over-produced play. Director and adaptation writer Whit Hertford lifted the prose from the page and remade […]

The Aquarium Age: June 21-27

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Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, a day that signals a midpoint in yet another cycle in Earth’s orbit around the Sun, a day that has been celebrated in a wide range of cultures for centuries. The astrological marker for this celestial event is the Sun’s […]

Utah Society of Professional Journalists Awards 2017

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A message from the Editor: I am so proud of my wonderful writers and staff. Last night CATALYST took home 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet, including four first places. We SWEPT the Science category, winning First, Second and Third place! (Newspaper Division B, non-dailies) Feeling grateful. -Greta List of Awards […]

The Aquarium Age: June 14-20

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The regular routines of daily life continue to fade away as the status quo continues to evaporate. And even though the airwaves continue to broadcast disturbing news about our collective condition, it’s not all bad news. The anomaly of Trump continues to stir equally unprecedented responses of consciousness as well as conscience to the damage […]

The Aquarium Age: June 7-13

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As each week of 2017 unfolds, I encounter the same problem as I face the blank page: Should I go micro with the planets and talk about the influence of astral activity on the individual, or stay macro and talk about the influence of astral activity on the collective? I used to be able to combine both […]

After a lifetime of living in Utah, Claudia Draper is leaving town

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Claudia Draper, the personal organizer and feng shui practitioner, is known to her clients as a “compassionate” clutter clearer. “The bond between person and their possessions is sacred,” she says. “If decisions are hard, it may be that you don’t have enough information yet.” Draper comes by her love or order naturally. She recalls being […]

Perennial onions Easy and yummy!

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Let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to have food plants just grow. No buying, no planting, no coddling, those are some of the wonders of growing perennial onions. Oh yes, they also taste delightful! I first read about Welsh onions and Egyptian walking onions in Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre and […]

Plastic Free July

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Choose to refuse single use plastic during July–an international challenge The Plastic Free July Challenge began in 2011 as a local comunity initiative in Perth, Australia to raise awareness about the amount of single-use plastic we use and toss. By 2014, over 14,000 people from 69 countries participated. This year, the campaign is expected to […]

 
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