There is a little-noted crossroads point in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. A small corner of our urban landscape, it has shaped the lives of virtually every resident of Utah for more than one hundred years. In the process it has helped forge the very definition of what it means to be an American.
For some Utahns, inversion season is simply annoying. It means eye-and-throat irritation and a less-than-picturesque view. For others the pollution is a serious threat that exacerbates existing health problems and makes Salt Lake City virtually unlivable in winter.
It has been in existence for over half a century on the campus of the University of Utah - producing professional productions for thousands of theatre lovers. But with growing competition - and with the big theatre planned for downtown, what is the future for Pioneer Theatre Company? Artistic Director Karen Azenburg and Managing Director Chris Lino next time.
For a time, anyone who was anyone located their home along its wide, tree-lined length that ran a straight shot east from Temple Square to Fort Douglas. From 1880 to the 1930s, the vast majority of Utah’s wealth resided along Brigham Street in the most lavish and opulent neighborhood the region had ever seen. It was a street ruled by capitalism, a magnificent example of the ebb and flow of economics and the impact of a society always on the move.