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LDS priesthood restoration site, new movie, under development

The historic site in Pennsylvania where an angel reportedly gave Joseph Smith priesthood authority is on schedule to open in a year, with a film being produced to tell the story. Read more »

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages worthy, thrilling 'Sherlock Holmes' adventure

The game is on at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will continue its run through Oct. 18 in Southern Utah University’s Randall L. Jones... Read more »

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Orchestra at Temple Square celebrates anniversary with concert Oct. 17-18

The Orchestra at Temple Square will celebrate its 15th anniversary Oct. 17 and 18 with one of Tchaikovsky’s works featuring 19-year-old piano prodigy George Li under the direction of... Read more »

Sept. 28, 2014

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7 young musicians to perform with Utah Symphony in 55th annual Salute to Youth concert

Seven talented young musicians will perform alongside the Utah Symphony at the 55th annual Salute to Youth showcase, sponsored by the Deseret News, in Abravanel Hall on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Robison Wells' 'Dead Zone' explores superpowers, terrorism and war

Utah author Robison Wells talks about his book "Dead Zone," which explores superpowers, terrorism and war and the “Altered Perceptions” anthology. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Vintage titles on video led by ‘Loopy De Loop,’ Blu-ray of ‘Great Race’

The theatrical cartoon series “Loopy De Loop” and a Blu-ray upgrade of the ’60s comedy “The Great Race” lead vintage titles released on video this week. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'The Jewel' is the start of a surrogate's story and romance

Violet Lasting is a surrogate, raised to bear royal children for women who are rich, entitled and used to thinking other people exist for their use. "The Jewel" by Amy Ewing is her story of... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Sanctum' is a thrilling YA horror novel full of suspense

In "Sanctum," the sequel to "Asylum," three teens, Abby, Jordan and Dan, must relive the horror they experienced at the Brookline asylum as they uncover new secrets during a weekend college visit. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Anatomy of a Misfit' explores the insecurities, triumphs of adolescence

In this coming-of-age novel, Anika Dragomir is lucky enough to have both popularity and romance in her life, but she faces her share of prejudices, as well. But when tragedy strikes, she finds... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Human nature to be put to the test in CenterPoint's 'Jekyll and Hyde'

The good and evil of human nature will be tested within the walls of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in “Jekyll and Hyde,” which runs Sept. 29-Oct. 25. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Blackbird' is well-done, tense thriller

After waking up on a train track with no memories, not even of her own name, a girl is chased through Los Angeles and she must find the clues to tell her why in "Blackbird" by Ann Carey. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Theater preview: Hale Center Theater Orem's 'Yankees' promises 'sweet' moments and universal themes

“Damn Yankees” has many “sweet, poignant moments,” according to Anne Swenson, executive producer of the Hale Center Theater Orem production. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Canyon Sacrifice' is an intriguing archaeology mystery

"Canyon Sacrifice" is an easy read and a gripping mystery that keeps readers intrigued and guessing until the last page. The book follows the story of Chuck Bender, an archaeologist, as he fights... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: 'Hook's Revenge' is a new swashbuckling tale from Neverland

"Hook's Revenge" is a tale about Captain Hook's daughter, who is out to avenge her father's death from a crocodile. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Tuacahn’s ‘Joseph’ dances to a different, delightful beat

“Joseph” definitely dances to its own beat apart from not only its source material but also from other productions of the musical. It's planted firmly in the center of a humorous... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Book review: Young adult novel 'Exquisite Captive' turns typical jinni story on its head

Entering a young adult market flooded with narratives of women who fall passionately in love with powerful, manipulative men, "Exquisite Captive," written by Heather Demetrios, takes a typical... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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George Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice

George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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’50s series ‘State Trooper’ and Season 3 of ‘Scandal’ lead TV on DVD

The 1950s modern-day Western crime series “State Trooper” and the third season of “Scandal” lead TV shows on DVD this week. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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George Clooney, fiancee arrive in Venice for wedding

George Clooney vowed he would never marry again, giving hope to millions of women that they one day might get their chance at romance with Hollywood's most eligible bachelor. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Original stars to return to 'Chicago' as it becomes 2nd longest-running show in Broadway history

Look closely and you'll see some familiar faces at the Nov. 23 performance of "Chicago." Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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The Clean Cut: 'You poked my heart,' boy says in viral video

When these toddlers get in a heated argument over whether it is raining or sprinkling outside, things become serious very fast. This viral sensation is definitely worth watching. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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'Frozen' Disney World ride plans upset some Disney fans

When the Walt Disney Co. announced plans to create a "Frozen" attraction at Walt Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase, it likely did not expect the response from fans of attraction it will... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Celebrated Manet portrait headed to NYC auction

A celebrated portrait by Edouard Manet of a Parisian actress in a fancy dress and bonnet is heading to auction and could set a record for the artist. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Halloween season arrives on the backs of 'The Boxtrolls'

If you’re ready for Halloween, “The Boxtrolls” is a perfect movie to usher in the season. Created by the same people behind “Coraline," “Boxtrolls” is an... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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Confused 'Different Drummers' is playing out of its league

It’s too bad the road to cinematic success isn’t paved with good intentions. “Different Drummers” clearly wants to be a sweet and inspirational story, myriad flaws leave it... Read more »

Sept. 26, 2014

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