Arts & Culture

Coverage of all areas of entertainment: live music, non-profit soirees, museum exhibits, art galleries, club bands, dance performances, culinary adventures and everything else that delights, surprises and enriches.

The new version of "Tomb Raider" is more than just a pretty face doing pull-ups. That's the word from Mark Harrington who has this week's Friday Film Review.

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A new movie, "Gringo," is a black comedy about ruthless people. Rick Brough has this week's Friday Film Review.

Co-host David Bullock shows his original flair in his fable about the land of BugBanda, How The Lady Bug Got Her Spots. As though that wasn’t enough storytelling for the day, Dave polishes us off with another original tale, How The Toad Got Its Lumps, Bumps, Warts, Hives or Whatever!

Rachel Hedman, former president of the Utah Storytelling Guild and founder of The Story Crossroads Storytelling Festival, is featured on today’s program. Rachel will be telling her story, Pigweed. Our second featured teller is Clive Romney, a beloved storytelling historian and musician, who brings a story song about Pioneer Orson Adair, The Boy Freighter of the Wild West. We highly recommend you tune in to this set of stories.

Internationally acclaimed award-winner and performer David Novak tells his story, Sterling. Then, recognized Utah storyteller Julie Barnson tells a touching story involving her daughter. This is a must-listen duo of great storytellers telling wonderful stories.

With her 2017 novel, "Sing, Unburied, Sing," Jesmyn Ward becomes the first woman to win two National Book Awards. This book raises the bar for Southern Gothic writing, while giving real voice to many of the "unsung" in today's deep south. Julie Crittenden has this month's book review.

Tom Heffron and Destiny Gross share their recollections of the early days at the Sundance Film Festival, when it first came to Park City. They tell of many adventures, including their experiences of procuring festival tickets before the computer age changed everything.

Co-hosts Cathy Barker and David Bullock retell the iconic story of the California Gold Rush era’s legendary jumping frog and his being filled with lead shot, which swung the bet that made this little croaker famous. Presented as a radio play, we joyfully present The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, written by Mark Twain. This is a treat your whole family will enjoy.

Teresa Clark, a nationally recognized, award-winning storyteller, is passionate about using story as a vehicle for the spirit to turn and heal hearts. In this tale, Frog Child’s Lesson, we discover Teresa’s talent in weaving folktale, personal history and history, which all connect to the lesson Frog Child learns.  Also spotlighted are musicians Josh Goforth and David Holt in the song Bones, Spoons and Fiddle Tunes.”

In Davey: Little Mine Camp Boy, David Bullock shares his humorous experiences growing up in the mine camps of Utah in the early 1950s. His family members were some of the last hard rock miners in the state, and Dave started mining at age four. These tales will tickle your funny bone and bring a smile to your face!

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