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Spring Lane student recognized in bookmark design contest

Spring Lane Elementary student Kara Bagley’s colorful design of flowers clinging to an open book made her one of eight statewide winners in the Utah Educational Savings Plan’s... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2014

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Symphony, Opera offering discounted tickets for skiers

The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera are offering discounted tickets to their shows for skiers and snowboarders visiting Utah. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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'How The Grouch Stole Christmas' steals onto the Desert Star stage

The Desert Star Playhouse is ushering in the Christmas season with "How The Grouch Stole Christmas," a comedy that turns the classic story upside down. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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Paris city council fights over new skyscraper

The Paris City Council rejected plans for a new skyscraper on the city's 19th-century skyline, in an exceptionally bitter vote Monday that embodies a larger debate over this city's image, and its... Read more »

Nov. 17, 2014

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AP Photos: Editor selections from Latin America

More than a month after 43 college students disappeared following an attack by police in southern Mexico, many of their parents are refusing to accept the government's view that the youths were... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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'Dumb and Dumber To' tops box office with $38.1 million

Twenty years after the 1994 original, "Dumb and Dumber To" opened with $38.1 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Universal sequel debuted almost exactly two... Read more »

Nov. 16, 2014

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Mean to the Max: Iconic characters coming to Capitol Theatre for Dr. Seuss' 'Grinch' musical

The national tour of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" will slink into town Nov. 18-23 at the Capitol Theatre. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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McLean collaboration presents new musical Christmas tale

This Christmas season, in addition to his integral role as Uncle John in the "The Forgotten Carols," Michael McLean and his son Scott have teamed up to write a Christmas musical presented as a... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Film Awards honor Oscar hopefuls; ratings dismal

About halfway through the first televised Hollywood Film Awards, Chris Rock took the stage to accept a trophy for his film "Top Five." ''Wow, do you feel the excitement in the room?" he asked... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Amateurs learning how to clown around for Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you're going to be a clown in the Thanksgiving Day Parade, you can't just go out there and fool around. There are rules. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Jennifer Aniston ready for a 3rd 'Horrible Bosses' movie

Jennifer Aniston said she pushed her sex-crazed dentist character as far as she could in in "Horrible Bosses 2," but she's willing to try again in a third installment. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Book review: The Brothers Washburn return with a terrifying tale in 'Mojave Green'

The Brothers Washburn return to Trona, California, with another terrifying tale in "Mojave Green," the second book in the Dimensions in Death series. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Book review: 'Deep in Death' another engaging Shelby Nichols mystery

Shelby Nichols is planning to take a break from the mystery and danger that comes with her mind-reading and sleuthing, but that doesn't happen. Instead, Nichols solves an old crime and tries to find if Uncle Joey is dead or alive in... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Brandon Mull's 'Rogue Knight' continues adventures in the Outskirts

Cole Randolph is quickly becoming a natural in the Outskirts, a place between wakefulness and dreaming where the Five Kingdoms are located in "Rogue Knight," the second book in the series by... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Book review: Biography shares artist Thomas Kinkade's dark quest for perfection

G. Eric Kuskey's book about megastar artist Thomas Kinkade paints a sober picture of a life lost in fantasy in a biography titled "Billion Dollar Painter: The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade,... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Book review: 'Andre the Giant: Life and Legend' shares about life, career

This is an enjoyable graphic novel-style biography of Andre the Giant, professional wrestler and "The Princess Bride" actor. A man devoted to his craft and dreaming of fitting in, Andre suffered... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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Blu-ray upgrades for Weird Al’s ‘UHF,’ Cagney’s ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’

With the resurgence of popularity for “Weird Al” Yankovic, his ’80s movie “UHF” has received a Blu-ray upgrade, as has James Cagney’s Oscar-winner, “Yankee... Read more »

Nov. 15, 2014

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TV review: ‘State of Affairs’ off to an intriguing start

Political intrigue, a mystery to be solved and a beautiful CIA agent give NBC’s newest series “State of Affairs” a great first edge. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Season 7 of ‘Quincy, M.E.’ comes to DVD this week

Season 7 of Jack Klugman’s police procedural “Quincy, M.E.” lands on DVD this week, along with several newer television programs. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Game Review: Pressure Cooker turns up the heat

Pressure Cooker, from Rio Grande Games, is a frantic game where players take on the roles of chefs in a busy kitchen trying to fulfill their orders. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Game review: Foreclosed! is challenging, fun card game

Foreclosed! is a 30-minute set-collection card game for two to six players by Mercury Games. The theme is an auction put together by your rich uncle. Players win by collecting the best set of... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Game Review: Tide of Iron: Next Wave recreates WWII battles

1A Games recently acquired the rights to Tide of Iron from Fantasy Flight Games and has produced a new core set that offers many new features, like quick-start rules and a smaller box for easier... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Your granddad’s ‘Batman’ finally makes it to Blu-ray, DVD

The 1966 TV series “Batman” has long been at the top of the list of old TV shows that fans want to see on home video, and now, nearly 50 years later, it’s finally been released on... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Awards season starts early with 1st televised show

For those who feel like Hollywood's awards season can't start soon enough, you're in luck. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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Powerful 'The Overnighters' is a heartbreaking portrait of a good Samaritan

Five minutes into "The Overnighters," you assume that you are in for 90 minutes of a sweet documentary on a kindhearted, small-town pastor who is making a difference for a few men in need. You... Read more »

Nov. 14, 2014

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