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First Look: First screening of Pixar's 'Inside Out' leaves audience in tears

There wasn't a dry eye in the over 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the credits rolled following "Inside Out"

Doug's Take: Doug's take: 'Monkey Kingdom' is fun, visual and does some good

How could I possibly resist? A film titled “Monkey Kingdom” with opening scenes featuring a multitude of monkeys frolicking to “Hey, Hey We’re the Monkees," the theme to the... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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CenterPoint's 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' entertains with tricky plot and top-notch performances

The best fun in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre comes from watching the con men con each other. They're clever and brilliant and keep the audience guessing what will come next. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Mario Party 10' brings Bowser, amiibos to the party

The video board game Mario Party made its debut on the Wii U console last month, the 10th installment in a long-running franchise that dates back to 1999. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Red Butte Garden concert series features Lindsay Stirling, Ryan Adams, Passion Pit

The lineup for the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series features a diverse mix of classic rock, country, '90s radio favorites and plenty of recognizable names, including a YouTube star... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

entary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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True story 'Desert Dancer' stumbles onto the big screen

“Desert Dancer” is based on a true story, and maybe that’s its problem. In just under 100 minutes, it delivers a lot of interesting moments that don’t quite fit together.... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Little Boy' explores faith, racism on its way to inspiration

Set during WWII, “Little Boy” is the latest entry in the field of inspirational films. Its twists and turns may feel a little forced, and even shocking. But “Little Boy”... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Little Boy': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Little Boy." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Age of Adaline': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Age of Adaline." Read more »

April 24, 2015

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'Age of Adaline' explores the downside of immortality

“The Age of Adaline” is a fairy tale that doesn’t feel like a fairy tale; it’s science fiction that doesn’t feel like science fiction. Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Monkey Kingdom' teaches positive messages

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider, as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Children's Dance Theatre prepares for spring concert

Dancers with Children's Dance Theatre went through final rehearsal on Thursday for their spring concert "Crumb and the Pirates," at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement

As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." Read more »

April 23, 2015

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It's the end of the world: John Oliver creates happy Doomsday video

HBO show host John Oliver created a happy Doomsday video after finding out that a Doomsday video produced by CNN's Ted Turner features a band playing, "Nearer my God to Thee." Oliver's video has... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

April 23, 2015

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First Look: Pixar's 'Inside Out' leaves audience in tears

There wasn't a dry eye in the over 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the credits rolled following the first screening of Pixar's "Inside Out" at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Derek Hough injured at 'Dancing with the Stars' rehearsal

Derek Hough is recovering from injuries that have him sitting out of performances at Radio City Music Hall and could sideline him on "Dancing with the Stars." Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Deus and Artificium

Asmodee publishes some of the most popular games on the market. Titles such as 7 Wonders, Splendor and Dixit have won all kinds of awards. Deus and Artificium are reviewed here. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announces 2015 Twilight Concert Series lineup

Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announced the 2015 lineup of the Twilight Concert Series on Tuesday, including Death Cab for Cutie and Run the Jewels. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regret

PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards following a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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'Planetary' celebrates Earth Day with inspiring visuals and shallow analysis

We are all in this together. That is the primary message of “Planetary,” a visually stunning documentary that feels like something of a secular pep talk for Earth Day. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: From fame to family and back again — Garth Brooks is making a comeback

“Children are the greatest joy and the greatest heartache you’ll ever have,” Garth Brooks told People Magazine. “I told my girls, ‘Don’t let the world decide who... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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9 mystery novels for middle grade readers

From Venice, Italy, to outer space to the circus, these novels that have crossed our desks share adventures and mysteries for middle grade readers. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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They Will Be Back: Sequels multiply in summer movie season

"I'll be back," the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Sheriff of Nottingham: A merry tale of fun, laughter and negotiation

One of the board games making a big splash last year was Sheriff of Nottingham by Arcane Wonders. It’s for three to five players and involves some role-playing, bluffing and memory. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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