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Pious art, party houses and oil painted pornography?

Pious art, party houses and oil painted pornography?

La Pieta is in Park City, sort of (replica)

I’m gonna take a break from the booze, the nightlife and the parties for a second an delve into the world of Sundance Film Festival Art. Because it’s just that spectacular.

The Sundance Film Festival attracts the most random things. Beyond the psychotic gifting suites, the MySpace lounges, the Bing Bar and the Music café (which, by the way, may have nothing to do with movies but has had an INSANE roster of people playing including the Fray, Leeann Rimes, Joey+Rory, Lady Antebellum, etc.) – the randomest of the all prize goes to the “Have You Seen Michelango’s La Pieta?” exhibit (and let’s use that term loosely) at the Caledonian Hotel.

A Friendly Reminder from Howard Zinn that U.S. History is Mostly Horrific

A Friendly Reminder from Howard Zinn that U.S. History is Mostly Horrific

Celebrities, from the A list on down, are a dime a dozen at Sundance, where even nobodies (like me) walk around acting like they belong here—like they’re more important than that nobody walking in the opposite direction.

Birdmonster Attacks the Music Café!

Birdmonster Attacks the Music Café!

Peter Arcuni, lead singer of Birdmonster, was doing his best to rouse the middle-aged crowd at the Music Café this afternoon.

“I know those stools are really comfy,” he said to those seated up front, “but if you want to stand up you can.”

Rachael Yamagata is Not as Sad as She Sounds

Rachael Yamagata is Not as Sad as She Sounds

Rachael Yamagata A week ago, when I saw the lineup for the Sundance ASCAP Music CafĂ©, I was disappointed but not surprised. The festival, for all its talk of supporting artistic risk in filmmaking, has never showcased particularly challenging musicians. In fact, the most exciting names to appear at the Music CafĂ© in recent years—Patti…

The Day The Music Died

The Day The Music Died

The last day of the festival is also the last day of the ASCAP Music Cafe [www.ascap.com]. This afternoon sets by Annie Stela [www.ascap.com], Ron Sexsmith [www.ascap.com], Emerson Hart [www.ascap.com] and Sparta [www.ascap.com] were the final performances before the Music Cafe closes its door for another year. But there was more music at Sundance than could be held in a single cafe…