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Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is witty, fun and clever. It's also hampered by its own limitations.

'Hail, Caesar!' struggles to hit a rhythm in studio-era Hollywood

“Hail, Caesar!” takes us to the Hollywood of the early 1950s, awash in saturated color and steeped in the studio system. It’s a world of potential, but its unlikely that... Read more »

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art tackles politics, immigration in new exhibits

After receiving its fifth Andy Warhol Foundation grant, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting five new exhibitions that explore diverse issues of political and global significance. Read more »

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Book review: Blackbeard origin story ‘Blackhearts’ is a superb romance

Despite their differences in skin color and station, a maid and the son of a wealthy merchant are unable to fight their attraction to each other in 17th-century England. Read more »

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Friendship, love, forgiveness abound in Valentine's Day books for young readers

These recently released picture books share themes of friendship, acceptance, love and forgiveness in time for Valentine's Day. Read more »

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Book review: 'Fridays with the Wizards' shares magic, adventures in finding an evil wizard

In "Fridays with the Wizards," Princess Celie and her griffin Rufus take to Castle Glower's secret passageways to find an escaped wizard in this fourth installment of Jessica Day George's series... Read more »

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Utah Opera announces 2016-17 season

Love, war, bullfighters and whales can all be found in Utah Opera's 2016-17 season, which includes a mix of classic and contemporary productions. Read more »

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Lowest price for Super Bowl ticket is $3,000, company says

For a mere $3,000, you can attend the Super Bowl. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Documentaries, foreign films have been newly released on DVD, Blu-ray

A compelling, shocking documentary on the Holocaust, plus a bevy of other documentaries, TV movies, foreign films and low-budget independent productions, are on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Steve Eaton: There’s a major imaginary event tonight set for 7 or 7:30, somewhere

There's something big happening tonight. I know that if I don't write about it, I'll never get any sleep. You should go. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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It's springtime for Salt Lake — 'The Producers' is back

The bawdy Mel Brooks musical takes the stage, and it's a whole lot of fun. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Book review: 'Salt to the Sea' shows the civilian side of WWII

Ruta Sepetys' latest novel, "Salt to the Sea," tells the story of one of the greatest maritime disasters in history: the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Book review: 'The Pages Between Us' tells of middle school friends trying to stay close

When best friends Olivia and Piper start middle school, their worlds are shattered when they discover they only have one of their seven classes together. To stay close when they feel so far apart,... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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A 'twitterpated feeling': Lead dancers relate to their roles in Ballet West’s 'Romeo and Juliet'

Ballet West's Valentine's Day weekend opening of "Romeo and Juliet" shines a spotlight on the real-life romance of dancers Beckanne Sisk and Chase O'Connell. The show runs Feb. 12-20 at Capitol... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Hale Centre Theatre prepares 'The Pirate Queen' for regional debut

Hale Centre Theatre is preparing to stage the regional debut of a new musical by the creators of "Les Miserables": "The Pirate Queen" will run Feb. 12-April 2. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Utah Film Center's 2016 Peek Award honors 'Autism In Love'

The Utah Film Center will host the fifth annual Peek Awards in honor of director Matt Fuller and producer Carolina Groppa for their documentary "Autism in Love" at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Game review: Mage Wars Academy: A tale of two wizards

There's something cool about wizards. Their magic abilities, spells, wisdom and great knowledge are dazzling. But when two wizards duel each other, the action is even better. A new game called Mage... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Clichès abound in routine romance 'The Choice' (+points for parents)

"The Choice" is a routine, paint-by-numbers Nicholas Sparks adaptation that is as linear as a rural Nevada highway. Choosing to juggle the narrative a bit would have been a big help. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ on Blu-ray and DVD this week

One of last year’s best films, Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Trio da Paz and Friends return to SLC Jazz Series on Monday, Feb. 8

Brazil's most highly sought-after musicians bring the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the vocals of Maucha Adnet to Salt Lake's Capitol Theatre on Monday, Feb. 8. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ couple tapped to make NickToons movie

The BYU alumni will write and direct this "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"-style mashup of old-school Nickelodeon characters. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Marvel Universe Live!' brings superhero action to Salt Lake City

"Marvel Universe Live!" prepares to “rock Utah” with “action and excitement.” Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Hollywood spends millions to make billions — or so it hopes

Movie budgets are ridiculous in the 21st century, but sometimes the return is worth it. Sometimes. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017

Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's next book will be a guide to self-empowerment. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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What's new: 'Return and Succeed' offers habits for post-mission success

"Return and Succeed" by Robert R. Shallenberger is a short, easy-to-read but profound guide to continued spiritual growth written specifically for returned LDS missionaries. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby (+video)

A judge refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby on Wednesday, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UVU leaders ask Legislature to fund 'a missing piece' for arts students

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Super Bowl ads this year might stick to 'good taste'

As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste? Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Game review: Tiny Epic Galaxies — so much game and too little time

The Tiny Epic series of games from Gamelyn Games pack an enormous amount of fun in a small package. Tiny Epic Defenders and Tiny Epic Kingdoms were the first two and now this review takes a look at... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah Symphony, Utah Opera announce Paul Meecham as new president, CEO

The Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera announced Paul Meecham will become the organizations' next president and CEO, effective July 1. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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As 'Sesame Street' debuts on HBO, some ask who the new show is for

Critics are asking if kids without premium cable might know how to get to Sesame Street as the legendary show moves to its new home on HBO. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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8 picture books that celebrate winter, plus 1 about Groundhog Day

These books share different aspects of winter, from adventures to animals, to enjoy as the temperatures drop. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Moving 'Gleason' stresses the importance of determination, fatherhood

“Gleason” is much more than a documentary about a professional athlete who was diagnosed with ALS. It is also a powerful portrait of the value and importance of fatherhood. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Rudd hits the road in comic 'Fundamentals of Caring'

“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a solid buddy movie that uses some genuinely funny moments to underscore a poignant message about friendship and dealing with the cards life has dealt you. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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'Land of Mine' is a violent and heartbreaking portrait of forgiveness

“Land of Mine” only has a fraction of the gore that has defined war films like “Saving Private Ryan,” but its sparse violence is almost harder to take. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Game Salute's Nothing Personal game review: Influence is power

The game Nothing Personal by Game Salute is a legend in its time. Based on the 80s board game hit Kremlin, the game is reimagined with a crime family theme. Designers Steven Avery and Tom Vasel... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Game review: R&R Games' Mombasa is a masterpiece at the heart of Africa

Africa has often been called the undiscovered country. From the 15th to the 20th century, expeditions to Africa held opportunities to exploit the resources of the land. Mombasa is a strategy board... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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A 'freight train of comedy': Mel Brooks' 'The Producers' is coming to Capitol Theatre Feb. 2-7

The shifty "Producers" will bring Mel Brooks' trademark comedy to the Capitol Theatre stage Feb. 2-7. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: ‘Caretaker’ is fantastic science fiction about true love, devotion

When a man and woman realize their 50-year journey into space won’t take place as originally planned, they are faced with personal and interstellar repercussions in the novel "Caretaker." Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'Hammerhead Six' offers thrilling, positive look at wartime Afghanistan

In 2003, a U.S. Special Forces unit based out of Utah journeyed to Afghanistan. It fought the Taliban with understanding — and won as shared in "Hammerhead Six." Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Author Marissa Meyer offers new Lunar Chronicles tales in 'Stars Above'

Marissa Meyer, the author of the Lunar Chronicles young adult fantasy series, is releasing “Stars Above,” a new collection of short stories about the characters from her popular novels. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde' shows appearances can be deceiving

When the Monster Alarm rings, the Princess in Black and her steed, Blacky, find that bunnies have come from Monster Land but don't look threatening. But appearances may not be what they seem in... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Book review: 'Bands of Mourning' is a lighter but thought-provoking addition to Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series

Author Brandon Sanderson's steampunk world is already imaginative but becomes even more so with the addition of new technology and an archaeology expedition that Indiana Jones would approve of in... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Kohl's Cares features books from Leo Lionni

Books from author/illustrator Leo Lionni with coordinating plush toys are available through the Kohl’s Cares program through early April. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like progeny

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? "Child angel" dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Luke Skywalker has something to learn from parents

After seeing the new Star Wars movie, it looks like the Jedi have something to learn from parents. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Education makes the difference with an architect

As in the medical industry, there are different levels of education and specialties within the realm of home design and architecture. Hiring an architect is like hiring a cardiologist for your... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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