Writer. Producer. Educator.

I write about — and sometimes make — arts and entertainment in Utah. I also make The Pixar Podcast, The Porch and Disney Animation Podcast. Find all my work here.

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‘The “What Say Ye?” podcast: “The Last Descent” actors discuss Nutty Putty Cave tragedy’

I produced this podcast episode, along with Court Mann: “The Last Descent” is a heavy film. That’s unavoidable, given its real-life subject matter: John Jones died more than 100 feet …

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Input/Output #1: Heaven, ships, a song-writing apostle and an invisible girl (9/12/2016 – 9/18/2016)

As an entertainment reporter who works full-time at a newspaper, I’m constantly seeing stuff and writing about stuff. Sometimes it’s nice to pause on reflect a little, so this is the first …

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‘”The Other Side of Heaven” finds new home on iTunes after 15 years’

I spoke with the director and subject for the 2001 film, “The Other Side of Heaven”: Before he was Elder John H. Groberg, a general authority for The Church of …

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‘”Nunsense” opens at the SCERA Center for the Arts’

I wrote a feature on “Nunsense” at the SCERA Center for the Arts: It sounds like the setup of a joke: A bunch of Mormons walk into a Catholic play …

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‘New album from Paul Cardall includes collaboration with LDS apostle’

I wrote this story about a collaboration between a composer and an LDS apostle: While on the phone with composer Paul Cardall discussing his forthcoming album, “A New Creation,” out …

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‘Pioneer Theatre opens regional premiere for Sting’s “The Last Ship”‘

I wrote about the regional premiere of Sting’s “The Last Ship”: “The Last Ship,” the Broadway musical with music and lyrics by pop star Sting, will open this week for …

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‘Springville Museum of Art opens whimsical POTUS exhibit’

I wrote about an art exhibit in Springville: If you’re searching for a respite from the 2016 Presidential campaign, the Springville Museum of Art has a new exhibit just for …

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‘Lest we forget: “America Nine-Eleven” memorializes the events of 9/11’

I wrote about a musical production that memorializes 9/11: The 4th of July may be over, but America’s Freedom Festival at Provo still has another production in the works. On …

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‘The “What Say Ye?” podcast: Bonus Episode: Leslie Odom Jr.

I had a conversation with Leslie Odom Jr. and produced this podcast: In this bonus episode, we present a conversation with Leslie Odom Jr., who won the Tony Award for …

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‘Jewel set to bring a diversity of abilities to Park City show’

I wrote a profile of Jewel: Only a handful of well-known individuals have pulled off going by only a single name — Madonna, Beyoncé, Barbie — but for Jewel, the …

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‘Welcome to the town where it happens: “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. to perform in Provo’

I wrote about a visit by “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. to Provo: One evening earlier this year, Leslie Odom Jr. won the Tony for his leading role of Aaron …

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‘The “What Say Ye?” podcast: Summer movies recap (and Poo-Pourri!) with Tess Kelly’

I produced this podcast episode, along with Court Mann: Utah is no stranger to Hollywood. A bunch of films, shows and commercials have filmed here. Provo resident Tess Kelly has …

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‘Review: “The Light Between Oceans” is a bit dim’

I reviewed “The Light Between Oceans”: What happens in secluded lighthouses stays in secluded lighthouses. Or maybe not. That’s the kind of thinking that gets a couple played by Michael …

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‘Hale Centre Theatre opens public support campaign for new venue’

I wrote about the construction of a theater construction project in Sandy: To see the biggest upcoming project from the Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City, the best seat …

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‘The Skinny: 2016 is the year of the family film’

In this “Skinny,” I wrote about what a good year 2016 has been for family films: This year, the standout movies so far have been family films. Continue

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