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Salt Lake City’s Red Rock Brewing Co., and its experimental Belgian-style ale called Paardebloem, received a gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup competition held recently in Denver. Red Rock’s first place medal was one of three that Utah brewers brought home from the biennial competition, considered the Olympics of the beer-brewing world. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world,” said Charlie Papa... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57836730@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:36:58 MDT In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837095-223/salt-costume-lake-cosplay.html.csp By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Palace, a circle of pe... By day, John Robinson is an IT guy from West Valley City. But at FanX, the offshoot event of Salt Lake Comic Con happening through Saturday at the Salt Palace, Robinson becomes a hulking, hammer-swinging Space Marine. The costume, a maroon-and-white get-up depicting a character from the video game “Warhammer 40,000,” took Robinson 300 hours of work, gluing and shaping EVA foam playmats into the shape of the marine’s armor. Standing in one of the main concourses at the Salt Palace, a circle of pe... 57837095@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:04 MDT Madeleine Fest approaches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57837084-223/madeleine-cathedral-festival-lake.html.csp The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year’s edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state. Most events take place in the landmark Roman Catholic cathedral, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The opening event, at 3 p.m. April 27, is a special reception for friends of the festival. It’s described as a visit to the bur... 57837084@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:29:02 MDT Weekend Express: Easter eggs, Comic Con, Earth Day http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57827893-223/saturday-admission-free-information.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. Easter egg hunts • Lots of egg hunts are taking place on Saturday and Sunday. To see a listing of some, go to www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57798030-223/easter-egg-hunt-april.html.csp. Comic Con FanX • Ticket sales suggest this three-day comic book convention will be even bigger than last fall’s record-b... 57827893@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:15:15 MDT Gallery: Day 2 of Comic Con FanX http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836916-223/salt-comic-con-fanx.html.csp A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. A sampling of images from Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center. 57836916@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:18 MDT Utah Lit selection for May: ‘Seven Summers’ by Julia Corbett http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807322-223/book-corbett-utah-communication.html.csp In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... In May, the Utah Lit book club conversation will focus on the memoir “Seven Summers” by University of Utah communication professor Julia Corbett. Corbett teaches classes in environmental communication, health communication and mass communication research. “Seven Summers,” her second book, was released by University of Utah Press in 2013. Corbett writes about fleeing Salt Lake City every summer — pets and power tools in tow — to build a cabin in Wyoming. Like a contemporary homesteader, the writ... 57807322@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:36:02 MDT Life — and new album — is a beach for Switchfoot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836295-223/album-band-film-music.html.csp As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... As the band Switchfoot often does, it took to the waves to surf and ruminate about its ninth album. Once in the ocean, the San Diego-based rock group decided to stay. The band’s ninth album, “Fading West,” is a companion piece to its recent rock documentary of the same name. It was inspired by the undertow and ebb and flow of the sea, which, members say, is as integral to the band as guitars and drums. “Our connection began in the water,” said drummer Chad Butler. “We became friends at the beac... 57836295@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:33:02 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for the chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57836783-223/utah-book-com-correctly.html.csp This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by noon April 25. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • All but six of the 177 entries correctly identified Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge as seen from the scenic overlook on Highway 44. Ken Adams of Helena, Mont., had his name drawn and wins “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Ga... 57836783@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:02 MDT Utah Lit: Writer’s global rail journey reveals storied history of the train http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57831741-223/train-zoellner-trains-rail.html.csp The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... The story begins with a sound. A ghostly, beautiful, mysterious sound. Author and journalist Tom Zoellner is a boy visiting his grandmother on a rainy summer evening in a small Kansas town when the moan of a train whistle first beckons him. “It seemed to me to be calling to a different sort of a world, a world that was still there but a world that we’d forgotten,” he said. This childhood impression blossomed into a lifelong fascination with trains that Zoellner acknowledges is both nostalgic and... 57831741@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:24:02 MDT Kirby: Think you’re both in love? Prove it by changing faiths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57828031-200/love-faith-kirby-committed.html.csp Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... Are you single, lonely and a committed [insert faith here]? Are you interested in meeting other [insert faith here] singles for the purposes of romance? Does your heart yearn for a shared faith so you can marry and then divorce in a few years when one of you changes his or her mind about [insert faith here]? Given the divorce rate in America, that might be a more accurate way of promoting religious singles dating sites. People, even those we love, have a tendency to change. If you’re not curre... 57828031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:59:43 MDT Accelerating into the future with Ririe-Woodbury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57828358-223/dance-company-charon-ririe.html.csp The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... The young artistic director sat at the front of the dance studio with his chin cupped in one hand and raked his fingers through his thick, tousled hair with the other. It was the end of a long, late afternoon rehearsal for the Ririe-Woodbury dancers and the beginning of Daniel Charon’s chance to direct the company he was hired to lead a year ago. Programming for the dance company’s 2013-14 season was set and dancer contracts signed well ahead of Charon’s hiring last spring, and a less patient ma... 57828358@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:32 MDT Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57826807-223/glenn-neon-trees-band.html.csp KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... KISS may have been on the cover of the April 10 issue of Rolling Stone, but the most eye-opening headline — at least for those in Utah — was the one on Gene Simmons’ right thigh that proclaimed: “Gay, Mormon & Finally Out.” It led readers to page 46 and a story about Tyler Glenn, the frontman for Neon Trees, Utah’s most prominent band. After years of denials and lyrics that obscure the issue, the Utah County resident declared proudly that he is gay — and still a devout member of The Church of J... 57826807@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:02:16 MDT ’Under the Skin’ a sci-fi shock to the system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57770993-223/says-johansson-skin-glazer.html.csp New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... New York • Jonathan Glazer’s “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien seductress who trolls Scotland for human prey, is a provocative, disturbing sci-fi shock to the system. The effect is deliberate. The movies, Glazer says, could use a jolt. “They need a good kick up the ass,” says the 49-year-old British filmmaker. The appropriately titled “Under the Skin” has already baffled and polarized festival audiences and left slack-jawed critics (mostly) in awe of its alien beauty and... 57770993@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT The lyrics might be cryptic, but the appeal of Chvrches is clear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57807767-223/band-lot-lyrics-music.html.csp In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... In 2013, the creepiest, yet catchiest song about incest, “The Mother We Share,” was created by the Scottish electronic-rock trio Chvrches. For the record, the song is not about familial intimacy, said Iain Cook of the synthpop-inspired band. “A lot of people think, for obvious reasons, that the song is about a relationship between two siblings,” he said. “While we are happy for people to take their own meaning from our lyrics, this wasn’t necessarily the perspective we intended. A lot of our ly... 57807767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Movie review: Depp can’t bring humanity to high-tech ‘Transcendence’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823147-223/depp-transcendence-evelyn-computer.html.csp There are some interesting ideas rattling around “Transcendence,” a lushly realized high-tech update on the “Frankenstein” tale — but a lot of problems, too. The biggest problem is the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, who has found the one type of character he can’t convincingly portray: a normal, well-adjusted guy. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a computer genius with rock-star fame and ambitious plans to create an artificial intelligence with human qualities. He’s also happily in love with his wife and... There are some interesting ideas rattling around “Transcendence,” a lushly realized high-tech update on the “Frankenstein” tale — but a lot of problems, too. The biggest problem is the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, who has found the one type of character he can’t convincingly portray: a normal, well-adjusted guy. Depp plays Dr. Will Caster, a computer genius with rock-star fame and ambitious plans to create an artificial intelligence with human qualities. He’s also happily in love with his wife and... 57823147@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:28 MDT Movie review: Johansson goes alien in strangely beautiful ‘Under the Skin’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823150-223/johansson-alien-skin-woman.html.csp There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective. At first, we see alien forms — something like a spaceship, maybe, or liquid filling a sphere. Then we see that the sphere has coalesced into an eyeball. Thus is a “woman” formed, in the very pleasing image of Scarlett Johansson. This woman is on a mission. Aided by a mysterious man on a motorcycle, she... There’s an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to “Under the Skin,” writer-director Jonathan Glazer’s beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human — seen from an outside perspective. At first, we see alien forms — something like a spaceship, maybe, or liquid filling a sphere. Then we see that the sphere has coalesced into an eyeball. Thus is a “woman” formed, in the very pleasing image of Scarlett Johansson. This woman is on a mission. Aided by a mysterious man on a motorcycle, she... 57823150@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:09:18 MDT Ballet orchestra features a rare all-female section http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57832917-223/female-ballet-orchestra-trumpet.html.csp Ballet West’s “The Rite of Spring” is notable for resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sophisticated dance movements, but there’s also something interesting going on in the orchestra pit. Utah Chamber Orchestra features a female guest conductor, Tara Simoncic, a trumpet player, as well as an all-female trumpet section. “That can’t be said for many orchestras,” said Adam Sklute, Ballet West’s artistic director. “More importantly, ‘Rite of Spring’ requires a strong and dynamic hand at the podium,... Ballet West’s “The Rite of Spring” is notable for resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s sophisticated dance movements, but there’s also something interesting going on in the orchestra pit. Utah Chamber Orchestra features a female guest conductor, Tara Simoncic, a trumpet player, as well as an all-female trumpet section. “That can’t be said for many orchestras,” said Adam Sklute, Ballet West’s artistic director. “More importantly, ‘Rite of Spring’ requires a strong and dynamic hand at the podium,... 57832917@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Bears’ serves a soft view of nature http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57823091-223/bears-config-cubs-data.html.csp Like its predecessor “Chimpanzee,” the new DisneyNature documentary “Bears” is a frustrating juxtaposition of stunning nature footage and dumbed-down narration. Here, directors Alistair Fothergill and Kevin Scholey go to the Alaskan wilderness to follow a mama brown bear coming out of hibernation with her two cubs. The narrator, John C. Reilly, dubs the mother Sky and the cubs Scout and Amber, as the film shows us the struggles Sky has finding plentiful food so she can produce milk for the cub... Like its predecessor “Chimpanzee,” the new DisneyNature documentary “Bears” is a frustrating juxtaposition of stunning nature footage and dumbed-down narration. Here, directors Alistair Fothergill and Kevin Scholey go to the Alaskan wilderness to follow a mama brown bear coming out of hibernation with her two cubs. The narrator, John C. Reilly, dubs the mother Sky and the cubs Scout and Amber, as the film shows us the struggles Sky has finding plentiful food so she can produce milk for the cub... 57823091@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:26 MDT Old, new acts headline 29 Red Butte concerts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57817397-223/rock-singer-band-aug.html.csp This summer’s Red Butte Garden outdoor concert series promises everything under the sun, or stars, with 29 shows that cover rock, pop, blues, country, R&B and jazz. “We don’t feel like we want to be just one thing,” said Chris Mautz, the Red Butte staffer who arranges the concert series. The series kicks off June 3 with folk and country legend Emmylou Harris — and concludes Sept. 14 with emo-rock singer-songwriter Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes. In between, the lineup — which was announced Tuesda... This summer’s Red Butte Garden outdoor concert series promises everything under the sun, or stars, with 29 shows that cover rock, pop, blues, country, R&B and jazz. “We don’t feel like we want to be just one thing,” said Chris Mautz, the Red Butte staffer who arranges the concert series. The series kicks off June 3 with folk and country legend Emmylou Harris — and concludes Sept. 14 with emo-rock singer-songwriter Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes. In between, the lineup — which was announced Tuesda... 57817397@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:26 MDT Cannon: Share the gift of reading on World Book Night http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57818223-223/book-books-answered-lake.html.csp Quiz time! Please answer the following multiple-choice question: “What is World Book Night?” a. Wait. What did you say? b. Never heard of it. c. Something involving books. Also the world. Also night. d. It’s where all the books in the world get together at night, have a few drinks, have a few more drinks, watch a playoff game on TV and then set a couch on fire when their team loses. e. You tell me. If you answered “a,” you probably weren’t paying attention when I asked the question. Whenever I... Quiz time! Please answer the following multiple-choice question: “What is World Book Night?” a. Wait. What did you say? b. Never heard of it. c. Something involving books. Also the world. Also night. d. It’s where all the books in the world get together at night, have a few drinks, have a few more drinks, watch a playoff game on TV and then set a couch on fire when their team loses. e. You tell me. If you answered “a,” you probably weren’t paying attention when I asked the question. Whenever I... 57818223@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:15 MDT