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A black and white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

These films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s holiday.

Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. Read more »

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Musical 'Tina, the Tooth Fairy' based on books for children

The Tooth Fairy takes center stage in the musical "Tina, the Tooth Fairy," which will be presented Feb. 13 at the Hayes Christensen Theatre at the Marriott Center for Dance on the University of... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: ‘Touched By an Angel,’ ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ on DVD this week

The complete “Touched By an Angel” series receives the box set treatment this week and more episodes from the early years of “The Carol Burnett Show” have also been released... Read more »

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Happy Valentine's Day, indeed: My 7-year-old son's crush on an 'older girl'

All day long I was dying to know the name of this mystery girl who had my son spending his Tooth Fairy money. I had never seen him act so sneaky before, and I couldn’t wait to hear who the... Read more »

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Ballet West's new 'Romeo and Juliet' leaves audience smitten

Ballet West has offered up a few “Romeo and Juliet” renditions over the years, but never one so fine as this. The production runs through Feb. 20 at the Capitol Theatre. Read more »

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Book review: 'First Entrepreneur' spotlights George Washington's brilliance as a businessman

In "First Entrepreneur," author Edward G. Lengel dives deep into George Washington's early business dealings and shows his brilliance as a risk-taking entrepreneur. This book can give readers a new... Read more »

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Book review: 'George Washington's Journey' gives insight into how Washington helped unite a war-torn country

George Washington wrote, "It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and... Read more »

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Book Review: 'Breaking Wild' is a haunting, Western-esque story of survival

"Breaking Wild" follows Amy Raye Latour, a lost hunter, and Pru Hathaway, a forest ranger determined to find her. In the process, they both find themselves. Read more »

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Salt Lake native to compete on 'Survivor: Kaoh Rong'

Salt Lake City native Jennifer Lanzetti, a self-proclaimed tough girl, will compete to win $1 million as a castaway on "Survivor: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty," which premieres... Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Hitchcock’s ‘Wrong Man’ receives a Blu-ray upgrade

Alfred Hitchcock’s only true-story thriller, “The Wrong Man,” makes its Blu-ray debut, as do several other vintage titles. Read more »

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HCTO fashions ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

The beloved "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" takes the stage at Hale Center Theater Orem Feb. 18-April 9. Read more »

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Making music together: Couples of Utah Symphony share their journeys of falling in love, playing in the same orchestra

Some of these four couples met after being hired by the Utah Symphony, but for those who fell in love before, landing a spot in the same orchestra was a difficult task that required risk and... Read more »

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Returned LDS missionary making a name for himself and his violin on YouTube

Rob Landes didn’t have much of a choice in learning to play the violin. But were it not for his parents' encouragement, he says he likely would have quit a long time ago, long before playing... Read more »

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BYU's first physics grad earns posthumous Grammy

BYU’s first physics graduate, known to many as the “Father of Stereophonic Sound,” is being recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences at Monday’s... Read more »

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Pianist Paul Cardall visits LDS Adriatic North Mission to share music, raise awareness of congenital heart disease

Pianist Paul Cardall launched a 10-day tour of the Adriatic North Mission in September 2015, which started out as an community outreach program and evolved into an opportunity to raise awareness of... Read more »

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'Zoolander 2' is too little too late for Blue Steel fans (+points for parents)

If you've ever harbored a secret desire to watch Justin Bieber gunned down in an extended sequence of machine gun fire, "Zoolander 2" is your golden opportunity. Short of that, there isn't much to... Read more »

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'Zoolander 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Zoolander 2." Read more »

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Five for Families: Films that feature historical and fictional presidents

The commander in chief develops policies, enforces laws, appoints federal officials and in some cases, must help save the world. To celebrate Presidents Day, here are five films that feature... Read more »

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'The People vs. OJ Simpson' is better than it has any right to be

A TV miniseries about the O.J. Simpson trial should have been nothing more than movie-of-the-week exploitation, but "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" is actually a remarkably riveting crime drama. Read more »

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Chris Hicks: Several 2015 theatrical films come to Blu-ray and DVD this week

Theatrical films from 2015, including “Grandma,” “99 Homes” and “Crimson Peak,” arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

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Gentri to perform in Valentine's Day concert

Gentri is releasing a new album and appearing live in concert at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City this Valentine's Day weekend. Read more »

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Down with love: 9 movies to celebrate Singles Awareness Day

Don't be SAD on Singles Awareness Day. Grab one of these movies to remind yourself why love isn't always everything it's cracked up to be. Read more »

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The Clean Cut: Deaf singer-songwriter uses floor vibrations to perform

At 18, Mandy Harvey lost her hearing but she did not lose her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Read more »

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What's new: 'Bible Ites' shares lessons, activities about people in the Bible

From Adam and Eve in the Old Testament to Jesus Christ in the New Testament, “Bible Ites” shares about 52 lessons about individuals, couples or groups in the Bible to help children... Read more »

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Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him to bring a convention meshing technology with pop culture to... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Game Review: Tumult Royale: It's tough to be the king

An exciting new game by publisher Kosmos and legendary designer Klaus Teuber puts characters in the roles of royalty. In this 45-minute game for two to four players, gamers try to erect statues... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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'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 »

Feb. 8, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 7, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 7, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 7, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 7, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 7, 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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A history of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ on TV and film

A look back at the many and varied adaptations of Jane Austen's classic novel of manners. 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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Austen meets the undead in macabre 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (+points for parents)

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is witty, fun and clever. It's also hampered by its own limitations. Strangest of all, it’s a rare movie that leaves you thinking a sequel might produce an... 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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Five for Families: Football films worth cheering for

Whether you're a Panthers fan, a Broncos fan or neither, your family can cheer for some winning football films that carry great messages about sportsmanship and determination. Here are five... 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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