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The Native American Celebration in the Park Powwow and Festival celebrated its 22nd year.

Want to be a part of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir?

Applications to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are available through Aug. 15 Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Book review: Traci Hunter Abramson's 'Royal Brides' combines enchantment, intrigue

Two royal weddings, spies, intrigue and a budding romance make Traci Hunter Abramson’s latest novel, "Royal Brides," an exciting and enjoyable read, whether as a standalone novel or for fans... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Book review: Mormon hacker works to decipher a dangerous mystery in 'The Cryptic Cipher'

Denver Acey's hacker Tanner Stone is back in "The Cryptic Cipher." This time, the presidency is at risk, and Tanner races to decipher a mysterious email that holds the key to saving the United States. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Chris Colfer to make first visit to Utah on July 21 with tour for 5th book in Land of Stories series

Several short stories that actor Chris Colfer created as a child are incorporated into "An Author's Odyssey," the fifth book in the Land of Stories series. Colfer’s book tour stop in Utah on... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing along no matter their sense of... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but feels longer. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword fights aplenty. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

Tips to savings money on a home remodel beyond manual labor and without sacrificing the end result. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fresh, beautiful ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ features delightful performances

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is as fresh as if the words had just been penned. The show runs through Sept. 8. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s whimsical ‘Mary Poppins’ really is ‘practically perfect’

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg, has been infused with ample doses of whimsy and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Chris Hicks: A variety of TV series have arrived on DVD this week

A wide variety of television programs are new to DVD this week. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Lindon Days celebration set for Aug. 1-6

The annual Lindon Days, which runs Monday, Aug. 1, through Saturday, Aug. 6, will kick off at 4 p.m. with a car show at Lindon City Park, 200 N. State. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Tom Brady to drop appeal, serve 4-game 'Deflategate' suspension

Tom Brady said on Friday he will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, ending his fight in a scandal that tested the power of the NFL commissioner and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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2016’s remakes, reboots and sequels show how special effects have evolved

From "Ghostbusters" to "Batman v. Superman," this year's biggest remakes, reboots and sequels all show how far special effects have come in the past few decades. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Filmmakers often have an urge to remake classic movies

As the “Ghostbusters” reboot opens, let’s ponder the question of why so many moviemakers want to rework their favorite older films. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Miracles from Heaven’ has come to Blu-ray and DVD this week

The faith film “Miracles from Heaven,” starring Jennifer Garner, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, along with other recent movies. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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CBS and Paramount have a new set of guidelines for anyone making Star Trek fan films

Could this be the end of Star Trek fan films? Or are CBS and Paramount just trying to scare people? Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Five for Families: Fairy tale films that feature a male protagonist

Recent fairy tale films such as "Cinderella," "Maleficent," "Frozen" and "Brave" feature strong female leads. Here are five fairy films that feature a male champion for families to consider. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Ghostbusters': points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Ghostbusters." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Disappointing 'Ghostbusters' has its moments, but is a weak reboot of the 1984 classic

The best thing director Paul Feig could have done was to make “Ghostbusters” all his own, and the worst thing he could have done was to make it a nostalgic tribute to the original.... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Your complete guide to the 2016 Utah Shakespeare Festival

For Utah Shakespeare Festival founders Fred and Barbara Adams, the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts represents the fulfilment of a dream born more than five decades ago. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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LDS Church reboots 'Meet the Mormons' with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing a few new faces and stories as part of its "Meet the Mormons" film to be shown in the Legacy Theatre and in LDS visitors' centers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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The Piano Guys performing in Salt Lake for home crowd on July 16

Pianist John Schmidt of The Piano Guys shares about the group's international performances, including filming at the Seven Wonders of the World, and how they are excited to come home to Utah to... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 23 Emmy Award nominations

Power-and-blood fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" ruled the Emmy Award nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, "The People v.... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Tour de France leader Chris Froome forced to run in wild 12th stage (+video)

Chris Froome risked losing the yellow jersey after his bike was broken in a bizarre crash at the wild conclusion to the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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9/11 museum stages major exhibition: art rife with reality

To mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks, the 9/11 memorial museum is staging a major special exhibition. It features artists who have transformed a day of terror — often with... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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LeBron James leads call to end gun violence at ESPY Awards

LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Days of ’47 Rodeo ticket doubles as UTA bus, rail fare

The Days of ‘47 Rodeo is coming to the Vivint Arena July 19-23, and a rodeo ticket will double as Utah Transit Authority bus and rail fare all day on the date printed on the ticket. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Pokemon players are trespassing, risking arrest or worse

The "Pokemon Go" craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, cemeteries and even an off-limits police parking lot in search of cartoon monsters, prompting warnings that... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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CFP willing to consider moving semifinals off New Year's Eve

The College Football Playoff will consider moving future semifinals off New Year's Eve if it can help increase viewership. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Elder Holland to be devotional speaker at BYU Education Week

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is scheduled to be the devotional speaker at this year's BYU Education Week. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Game review: Costa Rica: Collect animals and press your luck

Join an expedition into the dangerous but beautiful wilds of Costa Rica looking for exotic wildlife in the game Costa Rica by Mayfair games. From three to five players participate in this quick... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Burning Man disputes $2.8M bill for federal land use permit

Burning Man organizers are disputing their $2.8 million bill from the federal government — the cost last year of hosting its popular outdoor festival in the Black Rock Desert, a national... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Pokemon Go provides the illusion of accomplishment

I've learned through personal experience that smartphone games can be fun distractions, but they can also suck up way too much of your time and attention. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Pokemon Go fever is catching in Utah, electrifying fans and worrying law enforcement

Utahns are embracing the Pokemon Go phenomena, the smartphone game that lets players search the real world to catch fictional creatures. But with the app's popularity come safety concerns from... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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The Leonardo's first original exhibit set to take 'FLIGHT'

"FLIGHT," the first original exhibit created by The Leonardo, will feature a fully restored C-131 military transport airplane when it opens Aug. 6. The first piece of the aircraft — a 28-inch... Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Cosby switching lawyers in civil cases around country

Bill Cosby has replaced the law firm overseeing civil litigation around the country linked to accusations he drugged and molested women. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Chris Sale says Tony Gwynn's death caused him to quit chewing tobacco

The Chicago White Sox pitcher, who leads the major leagues with 14 wins, was picked to start Tuesday night's game at Petco Park. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Chewbacca Mom responds to violence with Michael Jackson song (+video)

Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne has channeled Michael Jackson in response to last week's fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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UFC sold for $4 billion, White stays on to run promotion

UFC President Dana White confirmed the sale of the mixed martial arts promotional company in text messages to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Twitter users share love of Pokemon Go, despite reports of dangers

Despite reports of dangers, Twitter users share their Pokemon Go love. Here's how parents can keep their kids safe. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'America’s best idea'

Magnificent places like Yellowstone — and America’s other national parks — inspire awe and reverence. They take us back to a time when very little separated us from nature. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Indian rapper targets US chemical giant in bid for damages

An Indian rapper is targeting Dow Chemical with rhymes — demanding the U.S. company pay more in victims' compensation and environmental damages stemming from a horrific chemical gas leak that... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Japan's ruling coalition wins election, promises revival

Japan's ruling coalition was a clear winner in Sunday's parliamentary elections, preliminary results and Japanese media exit polls indicated, paving the way for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to push... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of 'Hamilton,' says goodbye

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," made a subdued final bow Saturday alongside two other departing stars in the show that has become a cultural phenomenon. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Indian rapper targets US chemical giant in bid for damages

A South Indian rapper is targeting Dow Chemical with rhymes — demanding the U.S. company pay more in victims' compensation and environmental damages stemming from a horrific chemical gas leak... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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