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Posts from — October 2008

KPCW Halloween Edition

This Wednesday tune into KPCW Park City for a Halloween musical extravaganza. The haunting will kick off around 7 after NPR news when I take over the KPCW DJ controls. Hopefully soon we will have podcasting capabilities, but until then you’ll have to listen live at 7pm mountain time on 91.9 FM, or stream live from the KPCW website at kpcw.org.

October 28, 2008   No Comments

Ryan Bingham @ The Eccles Center

Lonestar singer / songwriter Ryan Bingham will be making a stop in Utah when he performs at the Eccles Performing Arts Center in Park City on December 6. Bingham, who’s lonesome blend of American roots meets bayou country, is paired best with a pack of red’s and an empty bottle of bourbon. Ticket’s are on sale now at the Eccles Center box office.
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The Eccles Center will have an encore screening of Warren Miller’s latest, Children of Winter. Ticket’s are $18 but come with day-passes to the Canyons, along with some other wintertime discounts. More info can be had at the Eccles Center website.
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Showing this weekend at the Park City Film Series is Woody Allen’s steamy, Vicky Christina Barcelona. In my opinion, you can’t hardly go wrong with anything that has both Scarlett Johansen and Penelope Cruz together. Show times are at 7:00 on Saturday and 6:00 on Sunday.

October 25, 2008   No Comments

Leia Bell’s Signed & Numbered

Video Courtesy of Park City Television

If you haven’t been to Salt Lake City printmaker Leia Bell’s shop, Signed & Numbered, I would highly recommend planning a visit. The shop sells limited edition prints along with magnets, t-shirts, and a whole host of other hand printed goods. Also worth mentioning is that the shop is directly below record store, i.e. moneytrap, Slowtrain for quick and efficient shopping. Give these people your money.
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Lately I have been trying to hone my drawing skills. In doing so, I have been seeking inspiration and have found more than a few noteworthy sources. Check out illustrator Kyle T. Webster’s page, along with his Daily Figure sketchblog. Also, worth viewing is Urban Sketches, a collaboration of various artists’ sketchbooks featuring people and places. Lastly, painter and printmaker Dan Grzeca (pronounced “Jet-sah”) has some marvelous work. I especially love the show prints.
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Some other miscellaneous observations:
Astonishing + Inspired + Terrifying = Man On Wire. See this movie.
Currently in rotation on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, Blitzen Trapper’s Furr, Calexico’s Carried To Dust, and David Vandervelde’s The Moonstation House Band. Life’s too short to listen to shitty music.

October 19, 2008   No Comments

M.Ward Announces Upcoming Album Release Date

M.Ward has announced a February 17 release date for his upcoming album Hold Time. The much anticipated follow-up to the 2007 release, Post War, will feature a star-studded lineup featuring guest performances by Jason Lytle, Lucinda Williams, Tom Hagerman and of course the lovely Zoey Deschanel. Deschanel can also be found collaborating with Ward on the their latest debut, She & Him Volume 1. Speaking of collaborations, the film The Go-Getter starring Deschanel, has a quite excellent soundtrack, with appearances by M.Ward, The Black Keys, Eliot Smith, & The Replacements.

October 19, 2008   No Comments

Man On Wire @ Park City Film Series

Tonight the Park City Film Series is showing the film Man On Wire at 7:00. Here is a short excerpt about the film from the film series’ website.

On August 7, 1974, a 24-year-old French high-wire artist named Philippe Petit committed one of the most astonishing performance stunts of the 20th century. He strung a thin cable in between the two towers of the World Trade Center and not only walked across, but did a nerve-wracking series of acrobatic movements 1,350 feet above the streets of New York. James Marsh’s thoroughly engrossing documentary revisits the event and its planning in great detail illuminating what has been called the artistic crime of the century.

For more info, and to view a trailer, visit the Park City Film Series.

October 17, 2008   No Comments