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7/20/06: Parody and the News

Salt Lake's own <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Saliva Sisters</a> perform the works of winners in the KUER/Salt Lake Tribune song parody contest.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – For news-weary media consumers, sometimes it takes a spoonful of sugar to get another headline down - as demonstrated by the popularity of radio programs like The Capitol Steps and TV shows like The Simpsons or The Daily Show. Doug talks to experts and comedians about the role parody and satire can play in creating community dialogue. He'll also unveil the winners of the KUER/Salt Lake Tribune song parody contest, as performed by Salt Lake's own Saliva Sisters.

  • With over 130 entries in the KUER/Salt Lake Tribune "Elevat'R Music" song parody contest, judges had a challenge to narrow down the finalists. Then, Capitol Step performer Mark Eaton had to pick the winners. Read the lyrics of the 10 finalists on-line.
  • The Capitol Steps are celebrating their 25th Anniversary! Thanks for their help in judging Elevat'R Music.
  • Visit The Saliva Sisters to buy their newest CD, Songs Our Mother Asked Us Not To Sing. The Sisters will perform Friday, August 21st as part of the Bicknell International Film Festival and Monday, July 24th as part of USANA Ampitheatre's Ultimate UT Celebration.
  • Salt Lake Acting Company's Saturday's Voyeur '06 runs now through August 20th. For tickets, call 363-SLAC or visit them on-line

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