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BYU Museum of Art honors National Park Service centennial

To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is featuring...

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Staring out at their families and tens of thousands of fans who hung on every word, Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a ceremony tinged with... Read more »

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Book review: 'The Spider and the Sparrow' is a WWI tale of hope in dark places

"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »

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Brie Larson confirmed as 'Captain Marvel'

Oscar winner Brie Larson has a new title to add to her resume: Superhero. Read more »

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Police: Munich suspect was obsessed with mass shootings

The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims... Read more »

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New artificial reef is sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

Cheering and whistle blowing filled the coast of Pompano Beach on Saturday as approximately 300 boats watched Lady Luck sink on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

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A title and ship for new 'Star Trek' series: 'Discovery'

The next chapter of the "Star Trek" franchise will be called "Star Trek: Discovery." Read more »

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The tiny town that set out to be Utah's capitol and 4 other areas with a unique history

These five Utah communities date back to when the Mormon Pioneers came to the state, but their histories might not be what you expect. Read more »

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Book review: 3 recent books share aspects of Utah's history

Pioneer Day on July 24 commemorates the day Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, but Utah's history is deeper and more diverse than just pioneers. Here are three recently released books... Read more »

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Jim Bennett: One 11-year-old's perspective on the Utah Shakespeare Festival

First-time theatre critic Jamie Bennett, 11, offers his thoughts about five plays from the 2016 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Read more »

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Book review: Ilima Todd's dystopian novel 'Resist' delivers a profound commentary on family

Freedom is not really free. Theron quickly realizes how limited his choices in Freedom are and how the government is enslaving and imprisoning many people. When he meets Pua, a recent prisoner, he... Read more »

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Book review: 'By the Stars' is a low-key love story set during World War II

"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »

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Trump takes time from victory lap to swat at Ted Cruz

A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of monthsold battles with rival Ted Cruz. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah County theater's 'Oliver!' seeks to provide food for hungry children

Alpine Community Theater's production of "Oliver!" will nourish the community, through theater and nutrition packs. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Big screen spectacle 'Star Trek Beyond' pays tribute to Nimoy, Yelchin

It may not be the best of the “Star Trek” movies, or even the best of the new series, but “Star Trek Beyond” is an entertaining piece of sci-fi action, space warts and all. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Game review: Four family-fun Asmodee games reviewed: Crossing, Storyline Fairy Tales, CardLine Dinosaurs and Builders: Antiquity

Asmodee is a large game publisher that releases a variety of new games each year. It has popular titles such as 7 Wonders, Splendor, Timeline and Dixit. This review covers four new family-friendly... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Warriors' Draymond Green settles assault case before Rio

Lawyers say Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will pay $560 for a noise violation in a deal that gets rid of a misdemeanor assault-and-battery charge in East Lansing, Michigan. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Rupert Murdoch vows Fox News without Ailes is still Fox

Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Froome crashes in Tour, finishes stage with teammate's bike

Rain and crashes played havoc at the Tour de France on Friday as Chris Froome hit the ground and Romain Bardet posted the first French victory at this year's race. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Campy thrills abound in jump scare-heavy 'Lights Out' (+Points for Parents)

“Lights Out” is one of the best bad horror movies to come out in some time. For a movie that is so dependent on routine jump scares, it’s actually pretty fun when it lets its... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Tired, lackluster 'Ice Age' 5 would be better off frozen (+Points for Parents)

As much fun as "Ice Age: Collision Course" tries to have along the way, it’s just a matter of time before moviegoers beg the asteroid to mercifully put the franchise out of its misery. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Fox needs to find a successor to man who invented network

Roger Ailes' successor at Fox News faces a delicate task in changing the culture of a news organization forever identified with one man, and push it forward for a new generation without alienating... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah delegation tours Ralphie's house

Matt Holton has a photo taken with a leg lamp as Utah delegates to the Republican National Convention tour the house featured in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story” before attending the... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Utah fans, bookstores prepare to celebrate release of latest Harry Potter story

J.K. Rowling is asking readers and those who attend preview performances of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" to keep secret what happens, and local bookstores are preparing to celebrate the new... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that show Western, pioneer life

History is replete with stories of people searching for a better life. Some movements take groups of people West, such as the Mormon pioneers. Other fictional stories share the same sentiment,... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Online manners improve when real people show up

While it's true that people say nastier things online than they would in person, the tone changes for the better when the object of digital derision actually engages in the conversation. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Batman v Superman’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The Blu-ray/DVD of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has landed, and the “Ultimate Edition” does, as promised, include an R-rated extended version. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Life lessons keep coming from Star Trek after 50 years

Dave Marinaccio wrote his book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek" in 1994 but believes the principles he listed are still pertinent and valuable today. As the newest... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend

If you can’t get into “Star Trek Beyond” or “Ice Age: Collision Course,” here are some Mormon pioneer movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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World-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day Concert

The world-renowned a cappella group The King's Singers will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the upcoming Pioneer Day Concert on July 22 and 23. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Unique float with working waterfall heads to Days of '47 Parade

Mont Ashworth built a one-of-a-kind float for the Days of '47 Parade, complete with glitter, 25 moving foam pieces and a functioning waterfall. He began buidling the float in May. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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What's new: 'By the Voice of My Servants' invites the spirit of LDS general conference messages

Tyler Castleton and Wayne Burton have released a new album, "By the Voice of My Servants," which delivers messages based on talks from LDS general conference. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Why ‘Rogue One’ will be more than just another new Star Wars movie

"The Force Awakens" proved there's still an audience for Star Wars. Now, "Rogue One" will set the pattern for a new kind of story set in George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Kids live to tell the tale of another family vacation

We went to another national park this summer for family vacation, and, just like last year, we had another meltdown. But this time, my son's crying, screaming tantrum was actually helpful. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Alpine Days set for Aug. 5-13

Alpine Days will kick off Friday, Aug. 5, with a pickleball tournament, food trucks and live music at Burgess Park, 315 Parkway Dr. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Game review: Dastardly Dirigibles: a card-driven, airship-building game

In the card game Dastardly Dirigibles, by Fireside Games, two to five players take on the roles of steamship construction engineers. The goal is to create a complete steamship out of the most... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Stephen Colbert is back to take on the GOP convention and its presumptive nominee

Colbert made headlines twice Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention, reminding Americans what he brings to the political commentary realm. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Several vintage movies make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts this week

Debbie Reynolds earned her only Oscar nomination for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” which makes its Blu-ray debut this week alongside a number of other newly released vintage movies. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Game review: Aquarium: Gather fish and build your own impressive collection

In the card game Aquarium, two to four players try to collect sets of fish to add to their aquariums. Each player has a specific hand of action cards that change the rules when players try to... Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Concert review: The Piano Guys receive first gold record during hometown concert

The Piano Guys were surprised with gold records during their hometown tour stop. The concert entertained a sell-out audience with popular mashups, videos and plenty of humor. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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For the record: Ogden music store caters to those who value vinyl

Will vinyl ever die? Lavender Vinyl is now open in downtown Ogden, selling new and vintage records to young and old collectors. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Want to be a part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Applications to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are available through Aug. 15 Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Brides' combines enchantment, intrigue

Two royal weddings, spies, intrigue and a budding romance make Traci Hunter Abramson’s latest novel, "Royal Brides," an exciting and enjoyable read, whether as a standalone novel or for fans... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Book review: Mormon hacker works to decipher a dangerous mystery in 'The Cryptic Cipher'

Denver Acey's hacker Tanner Stone is back in "The Cryptic Cipher." This time, the presidency is at risk, and Tanner races to decipher a mysterious email that holds the key to saving the United States. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Chris Colfer to make first visit to Utah on July 21 with tour for 5th book in Land of Stories series

Several short stories that actor Chris Colfer created as a child are incorporated into "An Author's Odyssey," the fifth book in the Land of Stories series. Colfer’s book tour stop in Utah on... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing along no matter their sense of... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but feels longer. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword fights aplenty. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

Tips to savings money on a home remodel beyond manual labor and without sacrificing the end result. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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