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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.

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 »

12 hours ago

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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 »

16 hours ago

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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 »

16 hours ago

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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 »

16 hours ago

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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 »

18 hours ago

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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 »

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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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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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