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For those who may not be as familiar with the trilogy, here's what you need to know.

Area theaters bringing stars, Scrooges to stage for holiday season

'Tis the season for holiday shows! A look at four productions taking place in area theaters. Read more »

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Book review: 'Death Coming Up the Hill' tackles racism, war, family through verse

In his latest young adult novel, BYU English professor Chris Crowe entertains, moves, challenges and stirs complex thinking. War, language, marriage, family, racism, and history and humanity are... Read more »

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Utah Symphony to celebrate the holidays with Handel's 'Messiah'

Utah Symphony will continue its annual holiday tradition with performances of Handel's "Messiah" Nov. 29-30, 7 p.m. Read more »

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Benotripia teen author McKenzie Wagner plans to never stop writing

The third book in young author McKenzie Wagner's Benotripia series is full of action and adventure as the young try to outrun the Darvonians, save Benotripia and return to Metamordia in their quest... Read more »

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Book review: 'Waking in Tombstone' a wonderful historical novel from the Old West

When Libby Campbell escapes her evil employer, her trip to Tombstone is made bearable with the arrival of Cotter in the novel “Waking in Tombstone.” They face challenges as both try to... Read more »

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Book review: 'Bonds of Loyalty' compelling historical romance

Despised by royalty, overlooked by family and torn in love, Sarah seeks the courage to follow her heart when a puzzling prophecy vaults her into the center of a nation in turmoil and threatens to... Read more »

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Book review: 'Blue Lily, Lily Blue' unravels web and casts spell

The Raven Cycle continues in this third installment, "Blue Lily, Lily Blue." The Raven Boys and Blue are woven more tightly together as the adventure and magic bring them closer than ever to... Read more »

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A community of theater: Utah theater companies take varied approaches to staging a season

Overviews of five theater companies in and around Salt Lake City that give local residents a chance to partake of high-quality theater productions — and, oftentimes, to be a part of them. Read more »

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Mormon creator of 'Battlestar Galactica' dared to produce something profound

Television is a medium that celebrates vapidity, but with "Battlestar Galactica," Glen A. Larson produced something profound. Read more »

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Capturing 'Mormon Faces': LDS mother, daughter share goodness on Instagram

A fascination with people and a desire to share goodness led Sandi and Claire Gentry — a mother and daughter from Ladera Ranch, California — to create an Instagram account they titled... Read more »

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Book review: 'Five: Out of the Pit' moves to new town, rises to new level

Members of The Five have moved onto Moab but find themselves faced with even darker opponents and more difficult tasks as they fight the demons both within and without in "Five: Out of the Pit" by... Read more »

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Book review: ‘A Tale of Light and Shadow’ is a delightful page-turner

A fantasy adventure book with just the right amount of romance, “A Tale of Light and Shadow” is a marvelous beginning of a new series. Read more »

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Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV

Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV. Read more »

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Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. Read more »

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The unstoppable powerhouse of Disney's Frozen

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"Frozen" was released a year ago but its cultural presence is as powerful as ever. Disney has pulled out all the stops when it comes to merchandising as it leverages the mega-hit's popularity with... Read more »

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St. Louis region prepares for grand jury decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Christian funnyman Michael Jr. has unusual comedic philosophy

In the Bible, Jesus is quoted as having said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Clean comedian Michael Jr. has found that to be true. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Game review: Android: Netrunner is an asymmetrical adventure

Fantasy Flight Games' Android: Netrunner is a two-player card game in which one player takes on the role of an evil corporation and the other a computer hacker, or runner. Set in a grim future, the... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Slim pickings among movies released on DVD, Blu-ray this week

The pickings are slim among movies released on DVD and Blu-ray this week, which include a disaster thriller and a raunchy sequel. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Hyrule Warriors' is a surprisingly fun button-masher for Zelda fans

An action-heavy spin-off from the main Zelda franchise should help fans pass the time until the next big Zelda game hits stores in 2015. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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'Christmas creep'? 'White Christmas' was guilty, but today's movies are not

Christmas creep, which refers to the holiday being hyped earlier each year, doesn’t seem to affect Hollywood’s yule-themed movies. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as "The Graduate," ''Angels in America"... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Cookbooks see growth, but slow to move to digital

A few years ago, Ken Hagemann was drawn to what he thought was the future of cookbooks. Lured by the ease and searchability promised by e-books and apps, he purged most of his old school volumes. Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Thai students detained at 'Hunger Games' opening

Police detained three students Thursday at the opening of the latest "Hunger Games" movie in Thailand, where opponents of May's military coup have adopted the film's three-finger salute as a sign... Read more »

Nov. 20, 2014

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Library honoring Billy Joel with pop music prize

Billy Joel has more than a few powerful friends in Washington with a musical legacy powerful enough to draw cheers from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2014

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