Kaitlin is the Arts & Entertainment intern for the Deseret News and studies English and global women’s studies at BYU.

Authors June Diane Raphael and Kate Black have created a workbook-like resource to be your best friend through the campaign process. We spoke with Black to learn more.
Brooke Smart, illustrator of “Champions of Change,” on how she represented each woman’s individuality in her illustrations and why we need to know more about women in history
The Columbus Library Feminist Book Club provides a casual venue for discussion of gender issues.
The ninth annual Reggae Rise Up festival returns to Heber this weekend
Ezra Sosa just landed a spot in the Top 8 of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Fellow Utah contestants Stephanie Sosa and Eddie Hoyt are headed home after last night’s episode.
“The Post Office,” adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson, will be shown alongside the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City. Proceeds benefit education programs in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
The singer joins her new band, Gone West, this weekend at the Eccles Theater
Colbie Caillat and Jason Reeves have been longtime songwriting partners. Now, the two, along with Caillat’s fiancé Justin Young and Reeves’ wife Nelly Joy, have started a new band called Gone West. The band performs in Utah on August 16.
Live tapings of “Studio C” are underway, giving audiences a look behind the scenes of a TV taping and introducing the new cast.
Weekend events for Aug. 9-11 include the Salt Lake County Fair, a concert on Temple Square from violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and the 11th annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
On last night’s episode of “Bring the Funny,” JK! Studios wowed the NBC judges with their Viking- and self-care-themed sketch, advancing to the Semi Final Showcase.
This week’s episode cut the remaining men from 10 to five, and dynamic hip-hop routines got both Ezra Sosa and Eddie Hoyt through to the next round.
The 11th annual Craft Lake City DIY festival takes place this weekend. We spoke to one of the participating artists about her craft, the community of the festival and how to start your own craft business.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium has some shark-themed activities to celebrate the yearly tradition.
The Kimball Arts Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, started as a volunteer effort by a few artists, raises funding for the Kimball Art Center and provides enrichment for the community.
Ethan Kelso, winner of the 2019 Jimmy Awards, started singing as a way to distract himself after his father died and his mother became addicted to drugs. Now, he’s a rising Broadway star headed to college this fall.
Stephanie Sosa, an Orem native, was cut from “So You Think You Can Dance” at the Top 20 last season, but this season she’s back and has made it to the Top 10 after a “stunning” contemporary performance choreographed by Mandy Moore.
Utah dancers Eddie Hoyt, Stephanie Sosa and Ezra Sosa have successfully made it to Top 20 in “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Merrill Osmond and his son Justin have been through a lot together, including Justin Osmond’s 90% hearing loss and Merrill Osmond’s struggle with anxiety and depression. Now, the father-son duo are sharing hope in a new video podcast.
Three local curators explain the “many details that add up to make the exhibits what they are.”
Eddie Hoyt, a 19-year-old tap instructor at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, aced his audition for this year’s season of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Kaysville/Farmington book group Friendly Persuasion has been meeting for 12 years and enjoys novels and good food together.
JK! Studios members Mallory Everton and Jeremy Warner shared their experiences getting ready for NBC’s “Bring the Funny” and how they felt after making it to the next round.
Events for July 12-14 include the opening of a new version of “Cinderella” at the Eccles Theater, a Brazilian bossa nova concert and the chance to make a leaf-print family tree in one of Utah’s beautiful state parks.
Fourth of July in Utah features options for 5K runs, parades and fireworks in various cities as well as the 81st International Barbershop Contests and Convention in Salt Lake and “Cries of Freedom, The Musical” at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.
Natural History Museum of Utah’s “Invisible Boundaries,” which runs through Sept. 15, combines photography of elk migration, an extensive migration tracking project and original artwork to show the rich ecosystem in Yellowstone National Park.
This year’s Utah Shakespeare Festival brings audiences 4 Shakespeare plays and 4 contemporary plays all centered on the idea of family relationships.
Events to spice up your weekend include a performance from Marie Osmond with the Utah Symphony, a book reading from bestselling author Lauren Kate and the culminating performance of the first Dance West Fest.
Ethan Kelso, a student at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, won $25,000 in scholarship money and a chance to perform at BroadwayCon as part of his award for best performance by an actor at the 2019 Jimmy Awards.