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Book review: 'Murder at Tophouse' has a complicated web of intrigue

Clair M. Poulson's "Murder at Tophouse" is a complicated murder mystery involving a plethora of suspects and sub-crimes. Read more »

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New compilation album from Noteworthy has many beautiful notes

Noteworthy is an all-female a cappella group from Brigham Young University that shows versatility and impressive vocal talent in its newest release, "Noteworthy." Read more »

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CenterPoint Legacy Theatre announces 2016 season

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's 2016 season will feature hits such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “West Side Story,” the comedy “The Foreigner” and two musicals that... Read more »

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Tickets for 'Disney on Ice Presents Frozen' to go on sale

Tickets for "Disney on Ice Presents Frozen" will go on sale April 21. Read more »

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CenterPoint Legacy Theatre to present 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' musical 'full of intrigue' April 20-May 16

The director of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" says the musical, which opens April 20 at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, is a comedy full of energy and heart. Read more »

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Granary Art Center exhibition examines influence of Great Salt Lake

An art exhibition at the Granary Art Center examines how one of Utah's geological wonders has influenced the artistic experience. Read more »

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Book review: 'The Ravenous Gown' is a clever collection of tales on self-worth, inner beauty

Utah author Steffani Raff brings a collection of clever, humorous, thought-provoking tales that teach readers to look at life in a different light in "The Ravenous Gown and 14 More Tales About Real... Read more »

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Picture books with animal plushes available through Kohl's Cares this spring

Four books with coordinating plush toys from the author/illustrator team Philip C. Stead and Erin E. Stead are available at Kohl’s stores through June 27 as part of the Kohl’s Cares... Read more »

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Book review: 'Jack' shares 'true' story of beanstalk adventure

Liesl Shurtliff's "Jack" is a new, creative twist on the traditional tales of "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "Jack the Giant Killer." Read more »

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'Freetown' extended another week in theaters

"Freetown," the movie about a six Liberian Mormon missionaries getting to Freetown, Sierra Leone, during a civil war, has been extended another week in theaters. Read more »

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Wizardry fans play Harry Potter-like game at Polish castle

At a 13th-century castle in Poland, wizards and witches are sneaking through the halls and stone staircases of the College of Wizardry that opened this weekend for Harry Potter's devotees. Read more »

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The final episodes of ‘Foyle’s War’ come to home video this week

The final season of “Foyle’s War” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with a wide range of other television programs. Read more »

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Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Read more »

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science talk show debuts Monday

With weekly talk shows devoted to other TV shows becoming a cottage industry (see: “Talking Dead” on AMC, “Beyond A.D.” on NBC.com), a science-themed talk show does not... Read more »

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New 'Star Wars' teaser, cast information revealed at event

The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Read more »

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Ex-judge who posted details of Theron adoption loses license

The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to... Read more »

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Mixed bag of hit-and-miss movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are a very hit-and-miss mixed bag, and, unfortunately, most of them miss. Read more »

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Doug's Take: Doug's take: Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable

Well, I might be drummed out of the Utah Film Critic Association for this, but I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based on a Nicholas... Read more »

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'Queen and Country' suffers a big-screen identity crisis

“Queen and Country” is a sequel to “Hope and Glory,” an Oscar-nominated film released 28 years ago. Though it was created by John Boorman, the man behind the first film,... Read more »

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'Monkey Kingdom' is educational, entertaining and very funny

Last year, Disneynature gave us a startling and intimate look at the Alaskan wilderness in “Bears.” Now, the nature documentary division of the Magic Kingdom is back with its eighth... Read more »

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Five for Families: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' offers an unforgettable ride

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

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Stan Freberg was a comic genius whose influence is still apparent

If the name Stan Freberg doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time for a brief tutorial. The comic genius influenced comedy and advertising for several generations. He died last week at... Read more »

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'Monkey Kingdom': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Monkey Kingdom." Read more »

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Influx of Christian programming at Easter prompts mixed reactions

A look at how "Finding Jesus," "Killing Jesus" and "A.D." fared among mainstream and Christian audiences. Read more »

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College a cappella: Not your granddad's barbershop quartet

Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. Read more »

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