Author: Rikki Carter

The Madison caters to unique needs of Provo

With its proximity to two universities, Provo has never been in short supply of people looking to have a good time. Sadly lacking was a place where those from all walks of life and backgrounds could mingle comfortably. Enter The Madison, a three story 21 plus hybrid restaurant/venue/lounge/bar built specifically to suit the unique needs of Provo.   Open for lunch and dinner, Center Street Bistro occupies the first floor, offering patrons fare to suit both those looking for a traditional burger, pasta, wrap, or sandwich and those who search for a more adventurous flavor. Unique creations include the...

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Unique new venue in Provo: The Madison

With its proximity to two Universities, Provo has never been in short supply of people looking to have a good time. Sadly lacking was a place where those from all walks of life and backgrounds could mingle comfortably. Enter The Madison, a three story 21+ hybrid restaurant/venue/lounge/bar built specifically to suit the unique needs of Provo.   Open for lunch and dinner, Center Street Bistro occupies the first floor, offering patrons fare to suit both those looking for a traditional burger, pasta, wrap, or sandwich and those who search for a more adventurous flavor. Unique creations include the Spaghetti...

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Ex-LDS filmmaker to screen his most personal film at UVU

Just when you think you can predict the path that all LDS film and filmmakers will tread, a film may come along that will cause you stop and rethink your preconceived notions. Richard Dutcher, the talented filmmaker, actor, producer and director of popular LDS films like “God’s Army” (2000), “Brigham City” (2001) and “States of Grace” (2005) will be on campus for a free screening and Q&A session for his latest film “Falling” (2008), at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8 in the library auditorium. Dutcher, who in 2007 left the LDS church, has arguably shaped LDS filmmaking into what it has become today. His film, “Falling,” will make audiences question what they think they know about this director, about whether or not this film can be considered “Mormon Cinema” and what the term actually means. The film tells the story of a Hollywood videographer whose incriminating footage of gang violence soon lands him in the line of danger. This drama carries an R-rating for violence and language. Based on these facts alone, it will surely be a shift from the films he has helmed previously. Dutcher’s filmmaking style transcends the LDS film genre in which he has been so deeply involved. It also proves that he has not only been a skilled maker of LDS films, but is a great filmmaker period. Don’t miss the opportunity to have...

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Muse provides regular creative outlet

To ease the transition from weekend back into the week, each Monday beginning at 7 p.m. local venue and café Muse Music in Provo offers a free platform for local musicians to share their music with the public. Local talent is invited and encouraged to sign up for a time slot during the two hour block to perform and those who might not be so musically inclined can simply bring along some friends to enjoy the local flavor you would not hear otherwise, free of charge. Following Open Mic Night beginning at 9 p.m., a screen and projector replace the musicians on stage. The venue creates an intimate viewing environment in which to broaden fans’ musical cannon by offering free screenings of various music documentaries. It gives the public an opportunity to enjoy a unique visual and audio experience with like-minded fans in the area as well as giving bored Happy Valley residents an alternative to the usual Monday night obligations. This past Monday brought the unique rockumentary of Death Cab for Cutie entitled “Directions.” The band describes the rockumentary as a visual companion to their 2005 release “Plans” containing the hit single “I’ll Follow You into the Dark,” which some may argue is overplayed. The film essentially consists of artistic interpretations of each of the songs from the album as well as a few bonus tracks not included...

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Sober Down

As February comes to a close and the warm weather feels as though it’s just around the corner, it’s time to make a transition in your listening style to something a little more conducive to the good times that accompany a welcome weather change. To get an early start on the concert season, begin in your own back yard. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo you can expand or discover your lust for reggae beats with Sober Down. Recently voted Utah’s best Reggae/Rock band by the Huka Reggae Lounge, Sober Down supplies the music that make the good times better. Their high energy shows always get everyone to their feet and on the dance floor. With relatable and real lyrics, a tight horn section, and unmatched guitar riffs, all accompanied by drums and thick baselines that pulse right into your chest, these seasoned musicians have created a unique sound that can hardly be ignored. Because each member of the band has been involved in the local music scene for years, this six piece group has found a musical chemistry with staying power. In January of this year Sober Down released a full length CD entitled “Pressure.” They celebrated by inviting friends and fans to a private cabin for their epic CD release party, providing food, drinks and beds for all who attended....

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