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Time for an assessment of the year in movies … so far

Sequels, cartoons, superheroes meet the new movies, same as the old movies.

Penn & Teller aim to work their brand of magic on Broadway

Magic doesn't just happen like, well, magic. Read more »

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Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as "Nashville" and "Ocean's Eleven," has died. He was 77. Read more »

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Broadway's Idina Menzel readies US tour like a pop star

Idina Menzel, who has crossed over from the Broadway stage to the Billboard charts, is still surprised that she's able to sell concert tickets like a proper pop star. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Book review: 'A Hero Rises: Moroni & the Battle for Manti' brings to life battles, characters from the Book of Mormon

A fictional tale of Captain Moroni and that offers insight into why Mormon said of him "...if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold the very powers of hell would... Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Matching 'the majesty': Tuacahn Amphitheatre seeks to 'inspire creativity and greatness'

Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Ivins continues its 20-year legacy of providing memorable experiences for its patrons. Read more »

July 5, 2015

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Condoleezza Rice and Jenny Oaks Baker release a patriotic-themed 'Amazing Grace'

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker have released a patriotic-themed music video of “Amazing Grace” just in time for the Fourth of July. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Book review: 'Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave' is simultaneously heartbreaking, heartwarming

Two sisters abandoned by their father at a gas station embark on their journey home in "Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave." Quick thinking, well-laid plans and a lot of bravery make for an... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Book review: 'Mania' is a thrilling adventure and satisfying end to YA Night Walkers trilogy

"Mania" is the third and final book in the Night Walkers series by J.R. Johansson. Parker and Jack must solve the puzzle their father left behind to win the war between the Night Walkers and the... Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Book review: Jessica Day George shares historical spin on Dracula's legacy in 'Silver in the Blood'

Utah author Jessica Day George puts a fantasy spin on the legacy of the Dracula family in her young adult novel “Silver in the Blood” set in Romania near the end of the 19th century. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Book review: 'Captain Moroni's Command' offers insights into the Book of Mormon's war chapters

"Captain Moroni's Command" offers a few valuable tactical insights on the Book of Mormon's war chapters by an expert in modern-day warfare and also includes maps by scholar John L. Sorenson. Read more »

July 4, 2015

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Reports reveal details in Sundance assault case involving actor Emile Hirsch

A Hollywood studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Dovekeepers’ miniseries is on DVD this week

The two-part TV miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” from the producers of “The Bible,” comes to DVD this week. Read more »

July 3, 2015

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'It's San Diego vs. everyone else' in comic con lawsuit, Utah organizers say

Salt Lake Comic Con will continue its trademark battle with the long established San Diego Comic-Con in federal court. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The off-center comedy-drama “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” comes to Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Does Shakespeare still have a place in Common Core? This high school teacher doesn't think so

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A high school teacher has sparked debate over the place of the Bard and other dead white males in the common core. Read more »

July 2, 2015

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Former U. offensive lineman's talents combine in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

Former University of Utah football starter Michael Richardson is unifying the seemingly separate worlds of football and musical theater as he stars in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," and he... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Utah's Godfrey Clan auditions for 'America's Got Talent'

The Godfrey Clan, the family of Nitro Circus creator Gregg Godfrey, was featured on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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13-year-old from Utah joining Broadway's 'On the Town' for special Make-A-Wish performance

If theatergoers at Wednesday's matinee of "On the Town" take special attention, they'll get to see the Broadway debut of three special teenagers. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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BYU's Vocal Point hopes to 'uplift and inspire' during performances at Disneyland

From performances on the Hollywood Backlot Stage to private performances for Disneyland officials and a religious fireside in Corona, California, Vocal Point hopes to uplift and inspire many... Read more »

July 1, 2015

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: The books that change us

If we're reading just for pleasure, we're missing the larger point of literature. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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What's new: Books share background, context of the signers of the Declaration of Independence

“Visions of Freedom” and “Signers of Liberty” have profiles of the 56 men who signed one of the documents that helped found the United States of America. Read more »

July 1, 2015

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US District Judge Joseph Goodwin revisits his theater past

A tattered, tea-stained prop Mexican flag hangs on a cabin on stage for the performance of the classic outdoor drama "Honey in the Rock." Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Voice of Utah jazz: DJ retiring after 31 years hosting nightly show

A long-running broadcasting career comes to an end for Steve Williams, the voice of jazz music in Utah for 31 years. He's retiring from KUER-FM. His last broadcast is June 30. Read more »

June 29, 2015

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Book review: ‘What Took You So Long’ tells of romance between those jaded in love

Two different couples, who gave up on love long ago, find romance and trust in their 30s in "What Took You So Long." Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Utahns celebrate arts at annual festival

Visitors at the Utah Arts Festival on Saturday enjoyed listening live music, watching artists create diverse pieces, artists' booths, a kid's interactive art zone, and cooling off in fountains at... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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