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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is an undeniably good thing

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one time when the ubiquity of the media has produced praiseworthy results.

Book review: Cyberspace battle ensues in Dashner's 'The Rule of Thoughts'

Michael must find a way to defeat Kaine before he is captured and loses everything. He must also learn how to function in a new world as a new being. There are adventures galore in book two, "The... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Book review: 'Pale Harvest' explores a dark side of rural America

In a small farming town, an orphaned young man tries to balance his beliefs with his doubts and desires as he struggles to find his place in adulthood in "Pale Harvest" by Idaho author Braden Hepner. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Ririe-Woodbury announces 2014-15 season

Audiences attending performances by Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company can expect to see collaboration, world premieres and more as part of the company’s 2014-15 season. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Book review: Book shares story of woman in the Mona Lisa painting

"Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered" documents the author's quest to discover just who the woman in Leonardo da Vinci's most famous work of art really was, what her life would have been like, and why a... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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TV series ‘Newhart,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘NCIS’ and more on Blu-ray, DVD

Season sets of a wide variety of TV series are on Blu-ray and DVD this week, including “Newhart,” “The Good Wife,” both “NCIS” shows, “Parks and... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'Unbelievable' theater experience for 2 Utah students

Aitana Alapa and Matthew Richards were honored in the Utah High School Musical Theater Awards and were then invited to compete and to hone their craft at intensive workshops with nationally... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'If I Stay': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "If I Stay." Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'When the Game Stands Tall' is a flawed film with a good message

So if most sports movies are about underdogs, how do you make a film about a football team that goes on a 150-game winning streak? According to “When the Game Stands Tall,” you focus on... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Chloë Grace Moretz and music not enough to save flawed 'If I Stay'

Based on a novel by Gayle Forman and starring ChloË Grace Moretz, “If I Stay” tries to equate the drama of teenage romance with the drama of a real life-and-death situation. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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'When the Game Stands Tall': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "When the Game Stands Tall." Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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The art of improv: Creating something funny out of nothing

Although improv comedy may seem completely random from an outside perspective, two local improv venues, Provo's Comedy Sportz and Salt Lake City's Off Broadway Theatre, share the art behind... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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The dog days of summer bring out movies that are dogs

August really is the dog days in movie terms, as Hollywood dumps its weakest films on unsuspecting audiences. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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New Star Wars tabletop games announced

Fantasy Flight Games recently announced a host of new Star Wars tabletop games at Gen Con, the tabletop game industry's largest trade show. The new games range from Star Wars-themed dungeon... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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There's something wonderful about old music

Paul McCartney sang mainly oldies during his recent Salt Lake City concert. That's a good thing. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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'Wii Sports Club' updates a classic with just a few upgrades

Almost eight years after the launch of the Wii and its signature game, "Wii Sports," a revamped version — "Wii Sports Club" — has been launched for Nintendo's current console, the Wii U. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Lexi Walker sings 'Let It Go' solo with One Voice Children's Choir on 'America's Got Talent'

Tuesday night, Utah's One Voice Children's Choir performed "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" during a live performance on NBC's "America's Got Talent." Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Emmy hopefuls play the angles to nab trophies

If it walks like a drama and talks like a drama and yet calls itself a comedy, that's just fine with the Emmy Awards. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Sherry Young: The man who delivers flowers, candy and much more

Dale was a rock star in the Native American areas. He knew all of the people by name and made them feel great. He had a big heart, encouraging all of them to rise above their poverty. He stressed... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Spanish Fork-Springville Airport hosting day of activities

The public is invited to the Spanish Fork-Springville Airport for a day of Aeroplanes, Trains, and Automobiles on Sept. 13. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Public will soon see 125-million-year-old dinosaur tracks in Grand County

The public will soon have a chance to see an extraordinary set of footprints left behind by dinosaurs 125 million years ago. The tracks were first discovered by a Moab resident in 2009, but the... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest

Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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How Maroon 5 helped me lose weight and impress the girl

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Many modern American kids are overweight, and exercise has been labeled as a good way for them to shed pounds. But they need motivation. Here's one story about how motivation helped me lose weight... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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Ring, ring: London statues want to talk to you

Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want to have a word with you. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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