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31 things you might not know about the Harry Potter books and films

Why are Harry's eyes green in the books but not the movies? Here are 31 things about Harry Potter.

Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock': How long will the series last?

"Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while." Read more »

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'Dedication to education': Outgoing Utah Symphony associate conductor to direct final concert after 4 years of service

Vladimir Kulenovic, associate conductor for the Utah Symphony, will be conducting his final performance with the symphony Aug. 5 at the Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City. Read more »

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Book review: 'Bondage' is an engaging first book in Moses Chronicles series

H.B. Moore has taken scriptures, sometimes just a few verses, and created a story around what the lives of those mentioned in the verses may have been like. Now she’s taking on the story of... Read more »

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Park City arts festival goes on this weekend

Park City’s largest summer event, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is celebrating its 46th year this weekend. Read more »

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WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Mystery Science Theater’ episodes make their DVD debut this week

1950s delinquents, a giant spider and a ‘HARM’-ful spy are mocked by the Mystery Science Theater’ crew in episodes making their DVD debut this week. Read more »

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Cruise, Ferguson deliver a winner with thrilling 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation'

There is no actor on the face of the planet who works as hard to entertain his audience as Tom Cruise. He's become the world’s preeminent thrill-seeking philanthropist, and the philanthropist... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film 'Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation." Read more »

July 31, 2015

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'Brickumentary' is a routine documentary on a celebrated toy

Legos can do lots of things. That’s the surface message of “A Lego Brickumentary,” a new film that feels more like a promotional piece for the celebrated building blocks than a... Read more »

July 31, 2015

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HBO chief: 'Game of Thrones' could wrap after 3 more seasons

"Game of Thrones" fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga's end is perhaps just a few years away. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'Ant-Man' has a winning formula

I think I’m perilously close to becoming a bonafide superhero/comic book character nerd. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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'The Book of Mormon' musical is an equal-opportunity offender

Should Mormons find "The Book of Mormon" musical offensive? Yes. Not because they're Mormons, but because they're human beings. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘The Muppets' will entertain kids and adults

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

July 30, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Animated ‘Home’ and Russell Crowe’s ‘Water Diviner’ on Blu-ray, DVD

The cartoon movie for kids, “Home,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with Russell Crowe’s directing debut, “The Water Diviner.” Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Star Trek IV,’ ‘Grease,’ ‘Clueless’ among oldies in theaters during August

Among the vintage favorites being revived on theater screens during August are “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” “Grease Sing-A-Long,” “High Society” and... Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Little-known facts about the Mission: Impossible series

A look at the history and behind-the-scenes insanity that has helped the Mission: Impossible series stay fresh after nearly 50 years. Read more »

July 30, 2015

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Motley Crue concert delayed about two hours at EnergySolutions Arena

Concert-goers attending a Motley Crue show at Energy Solutions Arena were apparently delayed about two hours before seeing the performance Wednesday. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Imagine Dragons treated like home team at EnergySolutions show

Indie rock sensation "Imagine Dragons" comes home to Utah "where it all began." Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Utah natives receive rave reviews, make 'So You Think You Can Dance' top 16

Utah dancers Alexia Meyer and Hailee Payne received rave reviews from the "So You Think You Can Dance" judges Monday night, making it into the show's top 16 dancers. Read more »

July 29, 2015

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Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of Mormon' musical arrives in Salt Lake City

This week, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 27, 2015

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'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first place spot

"Ant-Man" has claimed first place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly besting new opener "Pixels." The Marvel and Disney superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Program allows Wakulla inmates to perform in musical choir

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Inmates stomped their feet and clapped along to Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" recently at Wakulla Correctional Institution, with raucous whooping and hollering. The music, however, wasn't... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Michelle Obama opens Special Olympics in Los Angeles

Michelle Obama has welcomed thousands of athletes to the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Decorating for Real Life' gives helpful tips for personal home decor

The focus of "Decorating for Real Life" is creating family friendly spaces and environments using practical ideas to make a dream home. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Bilwok: Dawn of the Trolls' is an entertaining sci-fi fantasy novel

In a future where technology has been lost and trolls are the dominant species, we find Bilwok, son of the chief enforcer of the trolls and grandson of the senior elder. The novel "Bilwok" shares... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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