CATALYST

Topic: Arts

Samba Fogo’s origins collide & ignite in CHAMA, featuring Rosangela Silvestre and Mark Lamson April 27, 28, 29, 2017

Beneath the fire, glitter and bikinis, the Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance culture of the Orixa tradition holds deep spiritual significance.   The Candomblé Priestess toss …

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A Confession

Playwright on the prowl. I suppose I ought to come clean. Although I didn’t wiretap Donald Trump’s phones (I thought about it, but….), I did (and it wasn’t easy; I have to thank …

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Elizabeth, the Dance

University of Utah alumna Ann Carlson makes a name for herself in the modern dance world and returns to SLC to work with Ririe-Woodbury choreographing. Let’s consider, for a moment …

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Sounds of Mali in Utah: Tinariwen and Vieux Fara Touré

Photo by Marie Planeille Two of Mali’s great musical forces are headed to Utah this spring: Grammy-award-winning Tuareg refugee rock and desert blues band Tinariwen and rock-reggae …

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You Can’t Kill Light

Pilar Pobil: Artist, immigrant, stroke victom, surviving Trump. The week after the presidential election, my mother went to the hospital with a terrible headache. She had a hemorrh …

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Cantana on the topic of courageous women

Mary Lou Prince, composer At 74 years old, Eleanor Roosevelt traveled through the Tennessee countryside, a $25,000 bounty placed on her head by the KKK, to teach a workshop on civi …

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On the Cover: February 2017

Hatred Driven Hence by Adele Flail. I began work on Hatred Driven Hence roughly 10 years ago. At loose ends after dropping out of a graduate program and struggling with self-worth …

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A Feather on the Breath of God

The most compelling character in Western Europe’s revolutionary Twelfth Century was a woman: Hildegard. She was an abbess, a visionary, a composer and a friend of popes and kings, …

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On the Cover: Renee Sarasvati

Renee is a lifelong self taught artist and photographer, creating works of art from the soul. She is also a Reiki Master, runs sacred cacao heart-opening ceremonies, and is a profe …

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Sarina Villareal Gallery, an ephemeral exhibit

The new Eccles Theater isn’t the only new, invigorating space that recently opened on Main St. Local artist Sarina Villareal opened a gallery of her own work next door to the Eccle …

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