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'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Awesome mix of action, laughs and good times

“Guardians of the Galaxy” may be the most unique film to come out of the Marvel stable so far.

Behind the scenes of the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Backstage Tours and Repertory Magic allow patrons to peel back the layers and see how much effort truly goes into creating the shows. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Peru Fest community event celebrates culture, roots in West Valley City

Peru Fest celebrates the country's rich culture through music, dance, prizes and the crowning of Miss Peru Utah. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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OLRC stages strong drama 'Elephant Man' as final summer production

A mature drama, "The Elephant Man" turns out to be the highlight of the Old Lyric Repertory Company season. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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3 Errol Flynn films make their DVD debuts this week

Errol Flynn’s final swashbuckler and two of his melodramas debut on DVD this week, along with a trio of low-budget thrillers. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Book review: 'Becoming Lady Lockwood' is a twist on a Regency love story

“Becoming Lady Lockwood” takes readers from balmy Jamaica, across the Atlantic to London in this Regency-era novel. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Book review: 'Idols' is an explosive sequel in the Icons trilogy

"Idols" is a fast-paced, well-thought-out and intelligent science fiction novel that pretends to be predictable long enough to leave readers utterly surprised. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Book review: 'Lord Grenville's Choice' makes for a quick, satisfying summer read

When the first love of Alexander Lambeth, the fifth earl of Grenville, suddenly becomes a widow, his wife Felicity is certain he will take her as a mistress. And the truth is, Alexander finds the... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Actors anxiously await Farmington's 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Shannon Wilson and Johnny Hebda are the two popular singer-actors who will play the lead roles in the Farmington Parks & Recreation-sponsored production of “Annie Get Your Gun” —... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Big on opera: Utah Opera's artistic director shares his passion for all things opera

Christopher McBeth, artistic director of Utah Opera, is an unabashed cheerleader of all things opera. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Book review: 'The One' completes the Selection series nicely

The conclusion is mildly surprising as the Selection series comes to a close. Fans of America Singer, Prince Maxon and Aspen Leger will lap up the rest of the story as the feisty girl from a lower... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Reba McEntire asks people worldwide to pray for peace

I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Man without arms and legs has a message about body image

While not having arms or legs may appear to limit Chris' physical abilities, his emotional strength has driven him to pursue his passion for farming and embrace life with courage. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Reality show ‘Wahlburgers’ leads TV shows that are new on DVD

Actors Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, along with their chef brother Paul, open a Boston restaurant in this A&E cable reality series, now on DVD. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program hosted by the Madeleine Choir School. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Colin Firth, Emma Stone riff on working with Woody Allen

Colin Firth had been hoping for decades to get a call from Woody Allen. Emma Stone, at only 25, hadn't been waiting nearly as long — but she notes her family dog IS named Alvy, after a... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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'Hercules' is a wasted opportunity for The Rock

Hollywood is now officially 0-2 on Hercules movies in 2014. The first try was just bad, but this one feels like a waste. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Pioneer panorama arrives in the Salt Lake Valley

Thanks to art collector Tony Christensen, a nearly-century-old mural depicting the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley has made its way to Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla' as Hollywood remake opens in Japan

Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Donny Osmond releases app to promote upcoming 60th album

Behind every song there's a story, and Donny Osmond is sharing them through a new free online app that coincides with the upcoming release of his 60th album, "The Soundtrack of My Life." Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Disney moves toward $10 hourly starting pay as job market rebounds

Walt Disney World is among big companies moving toward paying workers at least $10 per hour — a change that experts say will improve the standard of living for the lowest-paid employees and... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton can't save 'And So it Goes'

“And So It Goes” will probably go out with a whimper instead of a bang. It’s a quiet film that means well, but good intentions won’t pave the way to box office heaven in... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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'And So It Goes': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "And So It Goes." Read more »

July 25, 2014

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James Garner was a singular talent with his tongue in his cheek

His self-deprecating sense of humor went a long way toward ingratiating James Garner to movie and TV audiences for more than half a century. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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'Arrow' makes Green Arrow less goofy

The TV series "Arrow" explores the inherent moral complexities of being a superhero. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, summer

Set your DVRs. Many of these classic, Oscar-worthy movies from the 1930s through 1960s can be seen during the summer months on TV. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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