Arts, Theater & Film

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For years, folk singer Johnny Flynn and nature writer Robert Macfarlane admired each other’s work from afar. When they became friends, the two creators combined their talents to make an album together.

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For almost as long as they’ve been around, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been mostly thought of as action sports — and not the sports that come to mind when thinking about the Olympics. But, then again, times change.

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Filmed at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., the new documentary Scenes from the Glittering World follows three young people as they come of age in the Navajo Nation. 

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We’ve rounded up our usual cast of local booksellers to load up your reading list for a summer that might feel a little … different.

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As the dancers of Utah’s Ballet West prepared for their first public performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, directors Diana Whitten and Tyler Measom filmed the company to document how they dealt with the difficulties and uncertainty of creating art during unprecedented times.

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You could say that Mozart is the gateway drug to a love of classical music. But who was the person behind the music? Author-composer Jan Swafford joins us to help us better understand the most famous name in classical music.

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It’s Oscars season again, which means it’s time for RadioWest to talk about the films nominated for one of our favorite awards — best original score.

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Gregory Barnes begins his Sundance short with this quote from former-LDS church president Gordon B. Hinkley: “In these latter-days, pornography has spread further, and reaches wider, than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a tragic evil among us.” 

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While Woodstock dominated the music news in 1969, down in New York City, the Harlem Cultural Festival provided its 300,000 attendees with something more than sex, drugs and rock and roll. It gave many of them hope. 

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It had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: The memoir of a young Jewish girl living in Germany in the 1940s who escaped Nazi persecution by fleeing to the woods and living with a pack of wolves. 

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