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Websites allow viewers, parents to gauge whether films are appropriate

Many websites provide in-depth information for why a movie has its rating, each with its own reviewing style.

New Southern Utah Museum of Art at SUU provides opportunities for community, students

The SUMA is “a student-centered experiential learning environment that collects, preserves and exhibits the visual arts of southern Utah and surrounding Colorado Plateau,” according to... Read more »

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Book review: 'Now and Always Yours' is a love story from prison

In her newest novel, "Now and Always Yours," Anita Stansfield follows the life of a reformed drug user as he tries to make something of himself and accidentally finds love. Read more »

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Hale Centre Theatre's production of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' invites audiences to 'relive the magic'

Director John Sweeney said Hale Centre Theatre is working to make its upcoming production of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" stand apart, and puppetry will play a role. The show runs Aug. 5 to Oct.... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Vintage Grand Ole Opry musical performances are on DVD this week

A collection of performances gleaned from the Grand Ole Opry archives has been released on DVD this week, along with several other TV shows. Read more »

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'Pokemon Go' creators working to be 'respectful' of reality

The creators of "Pokemon Go" say they're working to remove real-world locations that don't wish to be included in the mobile gaming sensation. Read more »

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Hilarious 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' is your antidote for the summer blockbuster blues

If you’re feeling a bit burned out on CGI-heavy franchises, relentless fan service and underperforming bravado, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" might just remind you that there really are fresh... Read more »

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Glamorous 'Café Society' explores the shallowness of fame and fortune

“CafÉ Society
 is set in a glamorous 1930s world that feels light-years from the Great Depression. It’s a love story for characters that don’t deserve love, and a... Read more »

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Ballet West announces executive director Scott Altman to leave Sept. 30

Ballet West Executive Director Scott Altman leaves Salt Lake City on Sept. 30 to go the Cincinnati Ballet. Ballet West Artistic Director Adam Sklute has accepted a combined role of CEO and artistic... Read more »

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'Ghostbusters' 2016 is pleasant but pointless

The new Ghostbusters isn't the disaster I thought it would be, but it has no independent raison d'Être or point of view of its own. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer head the returning cast for the third comedy in the “Barbershop” franchise, which is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

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Five for Families: Films that are new to Netflix

Movies new to Netflix to watch with the family include "Back to the Future," "Hey Arnold! The Movie," "Yours, Mine & Ours," "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Hello, Dolly!" Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Some big stars are in more throwaway movies than box-office hits

Some big stars — including Bruce Willis, Nicolas Cage and John Travolta — are showing up in more throwaway straight-to-video movies these days than box-office hits. Read more »

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Websites allow viewers, parents to gauge whether films are appropriate for their children

To give individuals and families a better idea of what the film contains, many websites provide in-depth information for why a movie has its rating, each with its own reviewing style. Read more »

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Critically ill children paint 'Hearts of Hope' at Primary Children's Hospital

Critically ill children at Primary Children's Hospital were visited Thursday by international artist Luis Sottil as part of his Hearts of Hope project. Read more »

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DreamWorks Animation in Concert coming to Park City

On July 29 in Park City, people will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Utah Symphony perform in sync with scenes from various DreamWorks Animation films. Read more »

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Corporate lawyers argue over whether Colbert can be Colbert

After CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert told viewers that lawyers representing his old Comedy Central show said he couldn't be "Stephen Colbert" anymore, he thumbed his nose at them with a... Read more »

July 28, 2016

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Game review: Pathfinder RPG book: Ultimate Intrigue: the greatest adventures occur behind the scenes

Many people enjoy the play-acting part of roleplaying games as they use wits and words more often than sword and shield. Ultimate Intrigue is a new RPG book for the Pathfinder roleplaying game that... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Tech-heavy 'Nerve's' style wrestles its substance into a cinematic stalemate (+Points for parents)

The concept behind “Nerve’s” plot is interesting enough, and its myriad messages are certainly noble. But all the style-heavy delivery, some mixed messaging, and a third-act... Read more »

July 27, 2016

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Simple cheese and chive baguettes dress up salads, soups, pastas

Three main ingredients added to your favorite crusty baguette, will create the perfect companion to even the simplest of meals. Whip this up in minutes. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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4 tips for planning a successful family hike

Hiking has many health benefits and is also great for family bonding. Here are some tips from families and hiking experts on how to have a fun and safe family hike. Read more »

July 26, 2016

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Photos: A Pioneer Day celebration of heritage and culture

The Native American Celebration in the Park Powwow and Festival at Liberty Park celebrated its 22nd year of highlighting Native American culture on Monday. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change

s today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations

The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Germany: Syrian asylum seekers blows himself up, wounding 12

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany in what officials said Monday may have been a... Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Larry Stone: Ken Griffey Jr.’s emotional Hall of Fame speech makes him more human

Throughout the buildup to his Hall of Fame induction, Griffey had scoffed at the notion he would break down on the podium — even when other Hall of Famers had warned him it was inevitable. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Should you teach your kids to hit back?

An Irish psychologist is making waves with his suggestion that parents teach their kids to fight back. Read more »

July 25, 2016

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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 »

July 24, 2016

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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 »

July 24, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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Warner Bros. calms fans with fun 'Justice League' footage

After "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" put the launch of the DC/Warner Bros. universe on shaky ground, the studio came back swinging at Comic-Con Saturday armed with movie stars, brand new... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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BYU Museum of Art honors National Park Service centennial with 'Capturing the Canyons' exhibit

To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit called "Capturing the Canyons," which shows various artists’... Read more »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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Area museums help visitors ‘slow down, step back’ into Utah’s early pioneer history

Several area museums share artifacts, art, exhibits or hands-on activities to help visitors connect with Utah’s early pioneer history. Read more »

July 23, 2016

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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 »

July 23, 2016

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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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