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Utah natives make 'So You Think You Can Dance' top 16

Utah dancers Alexia Meyer and Hailee Payne received rave reviews on "So You Think You Can Dance" Monday.

Cruise, Ferguson deliver a winner with thrilling 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

There is no actor on the face of the planet who works as hard to entertain his audience as Tom Cruise. He's become the world’s preeminent thrill-seeking philanthropist, and the philanthropist... Read more »

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation." Read more »

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'Brickumentary' is a routine documentary on a celebrated toy

Legos can do lots of things. That’s the surface message of “A Lego Brickumentary,” a new film that feels more like a promotional piece for the celebrated building blocks than a... Read more »

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'The Book of Mormon' musical is an equal-opportunity offender

Should Mormons find "The Book of Mormon" musical offensive? Yes. Not because they're Mormons, but because they're human beings. Read more »

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HBO chief: 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 3 more seasons

"Game of Thrones" fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga's end is perhaps just a few years away. Read more »

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Doug's Take: 'Ant-Man' has a winning formula

I think I’m perilously close to becoming a bonafide superhero/comic book character nerd. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Animated ‘Home’ and Russell Crowe’s ‘Water Diviner’ on Blu-ray, DVD

The cartoon movie for kids, “Home,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with Russell Crowe’s directing debut, “The Water Diviner.” Read more »

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Five for Families: ‘The Muppets' will entertain kids and adults

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Star Trek IV,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Clueless’ among oldies in theaters during August

Among the vintage favorites being revived on theater screens during August are “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Grease Sing-A-Long,” “High Society” and... Read more »

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Little-known facts about the Mission: Impossible series

A look at the history and behind-the-scenes insanity that has helped the Mission: Impossible series stay fresh after nearly 50 years. Read more »

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Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of Mormon' musical arrives in Salt Lake City

This week, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

"Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Program allows Wakulla inmates to perform in musical choir

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Inmates stomped their feet and clapped along to Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" recently at Wakulla Correctional Institution, with raucous whooping and hollering. The music, however, wasn't... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Michelle Obama has welcomed thousands of athletes to the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Decorating for Real Life' gives helpful tips for personal home decor

The focus of "Decorating for Real Life" is creating family friendly spaces and environments using practical ideas to make a dream home. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Bilwok: Dawn of the Trolls' is an entertaining sci-fi fantasy novel

In a future where technology has been lost and trolls are the dominant species, we find Bilwok, son of the chief enforcer of the trolls and grandson of the senior elder. The novel "Bilwok" shares... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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'Electric Edge of Academe' gives definitive look at Deep Springs College, its founder

L. Jackson Newell's new book from University of Utah Press, "The Electric Edge of Academe: The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College," gives readers a definitive look at Nunn's remarkable... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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David Dee Fine Arts offers historical views of the American West

David Dee Fine Arts boasts an impressive collection of landscapes that visualize the rich history and dynamism of the American West. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Photographing the American Southwest' shares how to photograph Utah's iconic sites

A professional photographer gives his insight on how to get to the best locations and capture the best photos of the most spectacular scenery in Utah's national parks in "Photographing the American... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Clickologie' offers pro tips to aspiring photographers

"Clickologie: Elevating Your Photography from Beginner to Pro," by Erin Summerill, offers pro tips, suggestions and encouragement to aspiring photographers. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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At the theater, please remember etiquette

Recently, Broadway actress Patti LuPone confiscated a cellphone from an audience member. Local actors share their views on theater etiquette. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Chris Hicks: A pair of 1980s French films top movies new to Blu-ray, DVD

A pair of artistic French films by Alain Resnais, who died last year at age 91, are on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, both featuring Fanny Ardant. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Nostalgia and CGI can't save lazy 'Pixels'

“Pixels” is every gamer’s greatest fantasy. Aliens have invaded, and they’ve conveniently taken the form of characters from history’s greatest video games.... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Craving cake but trying to lose weight? Try looking at a picture of cockroaches

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Some past studies have suggested that food advertising that makes food appear appealing is partially responsible for America's rising obesity epidemic. Now another study looks at how disgusting... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first overseas tour in 18 years

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be headed to Europe next summer for a three-week, eight-city tour with announced performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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