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Condoleezza Rice, Jenny Oaks Baker release 'Amazing Grace' music video

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker released a patriotic-themed music video.

We're doing youth soccer wrong: Stop yelling instructions from the sidelines

By constantly directing young soccer plays during a game, we limit their abilities to think creatively for themselves and pressure them to avoid mistakes at all costs. Read more »

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Time for an assessment of the year in movies … so far

Sequels, cartoons, superheroes — meet the new movies, same as the old movies. Read more »

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Matching 'the majesty': Tuacahn Amphitheatre seeks to 'inspire creativity and greatness'

Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins continues its 20-year legacy of providing memorable experiences for its patrons. Read more »

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Where are all the good Fourth of July movies?

While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by heading to the theaters, there are curiously very few movies that appropriately celebrate Independence Day. Read more »

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In our opinion: Declaration of Independence — a document worthy of review

On the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we provide lengthy excerpts from the beginning and conclusion of that symbolic manuscript of liberty, drafted by Thomas... Read more »

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Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker release a patriotic-themed 'Amazing Grace'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker have released a patriotic-themed music video of “Amazing Grace” just in time for the Fourth of July. Read more »

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ValueSpeak: The country and the concept

John Adams didn’t have anything against the Fourth of July. He just thought it was two days too late. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Looking back at David Archuleta's performance for troops

In July 2014, singer David Archuleta performed "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables" for American soldiers stationed in the Middle East. Read more »

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Book review: 'Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave' is simultaneously heartbreaking, heartwarming

Two sisters abandoned by their father at a gas station embark on their journey home in "Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave." Quick thinking, well-laid plans and a lot of bravery make for an... Read more »

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Book review: 'Mania' is a thrilling adventure and satisfying end to YA Night Walkers trilogy

"Mania" is the third and final book in the Night Walkers series by J.R. Johansson. Parker and Jack must solve the puzzle their father left behind to win the war between the Night Walkers and the... Read more »

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Book review: Jessica Day Georg shares historical spin on Dracula's legacy in 'Silver in the Blood'

Utah author Jessica Day George puts a fantasy spin on the legacy of the Dracula family in her young adult novel “Silver in the Blood” set in Romania near the end of the 19th century. Read more »

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'A sacred space in Manhattan': Monument pays tribute to African slave legacy

Slavery was not practiced solely in the South. It was legal for years in New York City, but it had been largely forgotten until a surprise discovery in 1991. That history is today commemorated in... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Renovation Solutions: Whether home is a Cape Cod or California ranch, remodel to capitalize on home's style

Last week we discussed the Tudor revival and the craftsman bungalow style homes. This week we will go coast to coast to introduce two more styles: the Cape Cod and the California ranch. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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New Episcopal presiding bishop gives message of love, acceptance

Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, the newly elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the faith's General Convention in Salt Lake City Friday with a message of love and acceptance. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The off-center comedy-drama “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Cokeville Miracle' has faith-affirming theme

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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UTubers: Lexi Walker sings 'America the Beautiful'

In honor of Independence Day, singer Lexi Walker released a music video of "America the Beautiful." Read more »

July 2, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Kid President says children just want parents' attention this summer

In a new SoulPancake video, Kid President Robby Novak advocates vacations where parents spend time making memories with their kids. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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UTubers: Vocal Point director, mom dance to '90s boy band songs at wedding

Instead of sharing a tender moment during the mother-son dance at his wedding, the two busted a move with a choreographed dance to 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys and other classic 90s boy band songs. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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4 ways to guarantee your kids will have a powerful future

It may be a lack of effort on the part of your parents that motivates you to be the kind of parent they weren't, or you may find yourself trying to emulate your parents because you realize the... Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Does Shakespeare still have a place in Common Core? This high school teacher doesn't think so

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A high school teacher has sparked debate over the place of the Bard and other dead white males in the common core. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Utah's Godfrey Clan auditions for 'America's Got Talent'

The Godfrey Clan, the family of Nitro Circus creator Gregg Godfrey, was featured on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team finds strength in motherhood

National Edition

The U.S. women's national soccer team is more than just a group of international soccer stars. They're also a team of mothers. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Artist performs 'Chasing Cars' accompanied by orchestra

Pop and rock songs aren't just for the radio anymore. Musicians Spencer Jones and Cosette Fife Smith sing Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" accompanied by a full orchestra. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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33 free splash pads in Utah that can help your family beat the heat

We've put together a list of 33 splash pads around Utah that offer fun, free ways to keep cool. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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