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Utah natives make 'So You Think You Can Dance' top 16

Utah dancers Alexia Meyer and Hailee Payne received rave reviews on "So You Think You Can Dance" Monday.

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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'Electric Edge of Academe' gives definitive look at Deep Springs College, its founder

L. Jackson Newell's new book from University of Utah Press, "The Electric Edge of Academe: The Saga of Lucien L. Nunn and Deep Springs College," gives readers a definitive look at Nunn's remarkable... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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David Dee Fine Arts offers historical views of the American West

David Dee Fine Arts boasts an impressive collection of landscapes that visualize the rich history and dynamism of the American West. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Photographing the American Southwest' shares how to photograph Utah's iconic sites

A professional photographer gives his insight on how to get to the best locations and capture the best photos of the most spectacular scenery in Utah's national parks in "Photographing the American... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Clickologie' offers pro tips to aspiring photographers

"Clickologie: Elevating Your Photography from Beginner to Pro," by Erin Summerill, offers pro tips, suggestions and encouragement to aspiring photographers. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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At the theater, please remember etiquette

Recently, Broadway actress Patti LuPone confiscated a cellphone from an audience member. Local actors share their views on theater etiquette. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Chris Hicks: A pair of 1980s French films top movies new to Blu-ray, DVD

A pair of artistic French films by Alain Resnais, who died last year at age 91, are on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, both featuring Fanny Ardant. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Nostalgia and CGI can't save lazy 'Pixels'

“Pixels” is every gamer’s greatest fantasy. Aliens have invaded, and they’ve conveniently taken the form of characters from history’s greatest video games.... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Craving cake but trying to lose weight? Try looking at a picture of cockroaches

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Some past studies have suggested that food advertising that makes food appear appealing is partially responsible for America's rising obesity epidemic. Now another study looks at how disgusting... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first overseas tour in 18 years

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be headed to Europe next summer for a three-week, eight-city tour with announced performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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'Paper Towns' explores the sobering gulf between love and infatuation

It can be horrifying to realize what you’re willing to do when you think you’re in love. Read more »

July 24, 2015

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Five for Families: ‘Ant-Man’ has fun, touching moments, but watch with caution

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

July 23, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Documentaries and cartoons dominate TV shows on DVD this week

A short art film, a slew of documentaries and several cartoon shows arrive on DVD this week. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Shakespeare Festival's 'Amadeus' dazzled me but offended others

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much? Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Doug's Take: 'Self/less' has an intriguing premise

If you have the desire and, even more critical, the $250 million required for a shot at immortality, you probably ought to know all the pesky details. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Catan Dice Game lets players roll for fun

Mayfair Games' Catan Dice Game is a scaled-down version of the Catan board game. Also recently released from Mayfair is Flea Market, another dice game, and Extra! Extra!, a newspaper themed board... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Sentimental 1940s Western about Mormon pioneers to make DVD debut

It’s surely a coincidence but an old black-and-white Western from the Golden Age of Hollywood that depicts Mormon pioneers is making its DVD debut just after Utah celebrates the pioneer trek... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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'What Pet Should I Get?' and 10 other Dr. Seuss books for your kids

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Nearly 25 years after his death, the beloved Dr. Seuss has a new book that will be released soon, and it’s sure to capture the hearts of a new generation of children. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Utah natives continue to 'So You Think You Can Dance' top 18

Two Utah dancers made it through another round of competition on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" this week, making it into the show's top 18. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Cookbook review: 'Blue Ribbon Canning' shares recipes, tips for award-winning canning

"Blue Ribbon Canning" is a wonderful resource for all things related to canning. Linda J. Armendt has collected more than 140 recipes and ideas to help the novice or professional be ready for the... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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