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'Batkid Begins' documentary inspired by 5-year-old boy who beat cancer

Last week, an Indigogo campaign for a documentary to be titled "Batkid Begins" went live.

Book review: 'Complete Scripts, Season 2' shares behind-the-scenes peek at 'Downton Abbey'

“The Complete Scripts, Season 2” includes notes from Julian Fellowes about the scenes and what they were trying to accomplish in just a few lines, along with some of the historical... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: 'The Profligate Son' shares a cautionary tale of folly, vice in 19th century Britain

"The Profligate Son: A True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice and Financial Ruin in Regency Britain,” by Nicola Phillips, tells the story of a teenage Regency era gentleman who... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: Habits of the House trilogy ends in a whimper

Author Fay Weldon, one of the screenwriters for the original British TV series "Upstairs, Downstairs" delves into the storyline she knows best for the final installment of her Habits of the House... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival artistic directors manage a plethora of responsibilites

Since taking on the roles of artistic directors in 2011, Brian Vaughn and David Ivers have struck a balance that has allowed the festival to not only survive but also thrive. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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‘Orphan Black,’ ‘Cedar Cove’ arrive on home video this week

The second season of the riveting sci-fi series “Orphan Black,” with Tatiana Maslany playing a variety of clones, and the gentle Hallmark series “Cedar Cove” have landed on... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Board game roundup: A race to encourage players to build the best city

The race to build the best city is the theme behind Mad City, a game for one to six players. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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The Clean Cut: Short film depicts special relationship between grandmother and grandson

There's a unique bond between a grandmother and her grandson, and a new short film portrays that relationship. Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Planes: Fire & Rescue' is more filler than feature

There’s a simple way to decide whether to take the kids to see Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” this weekend. Did they like last year’s “Planes?” If the... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Planes: Fire & Rescue': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Local music lovers go 'Bearfoot' for festival

Local music lovers reveled at the Bearfoot Fest outdoor music festival on Thursday. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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20 things you didn't know about Disney theme parks

Today marks 59 years since Walt Disney opened the gates to Disneyland on July 17, 1955. Here are just a few things you may not know about Disney theme parks. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Country music festival brings thousands to Tooele County

A four-day country music festival featuring some of the biggest stars in country music is taking place in Tooele County. The event is expected to draw a huge crowd, which is welcome news for a... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Is ‘Mario Kart 8’ the Wii U's killer app?

Huge sales for Nintendo's recently released "kart" racer could mean big things for the struggling game company. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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'So You Think You Can Dance' names top 16, all Utahns remain

Utah dancers Tanisha Belnap, Brooklyn Fullmer and Marcquet Hill have advanced to next week's round of "So You Think You Can Dance," representing three of the remaining top 16 dancers. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival selected as stop for Shakespeare on the Road

A group from the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are embarking on a tour of festivals throughout the United States to more fully understand why William... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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A pair of reissued ’80s movies leads new films on DVD

Two comedies from the 1980s lead new movies on DVD this week, the sequel to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” and Albert Brooks’ second writing-directing effort. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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'The Expendables 3' should join this list of PG-13 movies that should be R

“The Expendables 3” surprised the movie industry by pursuing — and earning — a PG-13 rating after the first two movies in the franchise were rated R, thus making even... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Shakespeare isn't just good for you; it's a lot of fun, too.

A substantial portion of the people who would love the plays at this year's Utah Shakespeare Festival will never see them. Indeed, many of them won’t even consider live theater as an option. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Provo to show movies outdoors

Beginning this week, Provo will host Summer Cinema nights hosted by Downtown Inc. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Journey and the Steve Miller Band team up for show at USANA

Journey and the Steve Miller team up for the first time to perform live for this year's tour. They will get things going at the USANA Amphitheater July 17 at 7 p.m. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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SEC Network TV launch looming

Some Southeastern Conference fans are still waiting to see if the SEC Network will be available in their living rooms next month. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Reminiscing about Rome

My wife has been after me to take her to Italy, but I've already been there. Why would I want to go again? But after reminiscing about my trip, I can't wait to go again. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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No hints from Hillary Clinton on 'The Daily Show'

Hillary Rodham Clinton is appearing on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" but she isn't giving any clues on whether she'll run for president. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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3 Utah dancers remain in top 18 of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Utah residents Tanisha Belnap, Brooklyn Fullmer and Marcquet Hill survived Wednesday's elimination and now represent three of the remaining 18 contestants on the FOX show "So You Think You Can Dance." Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Movie, music lineup for Capitol lawn showings announced

The Utah State Capitol Preservation Board has announced the sixth annual Movie Under the Stars film lineup. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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