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Book review: 'Beast Charming' is a witty retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Beauty isn't interested in finding her happily ever after, but an assignment gives her more than she bargained for.

Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March head up vintage movies new to DVD

Humphrey Bogart’s final film as a gangster as well as a pair of Fredric March oldies lead these newly released vintage titles, some on DVD for the first time. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Beast Charming' is a witty retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Beauty isn't interested in finding her happily ever after, but an assignment to help the cursed James Hightower find a hobby gives both of them more than they bargained for in "Beast Charming," a... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Music therapists seek state recognition, funding for kids

Just weeks after birth, Taylor Suprenant spent two months in pediatric intensive care with symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Step-grandmother Johnna Carrender soothed him with recordings of... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Bible Bands' helps readers create a reminder of their faith

Rubber band jewelery has become wildly popular the last few years. "Bible Bands" is a step by step instruction booklet that ensures the readers have a fun, artistic and spiritual experience while... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Topical ’70s sitcom ‘Maude’ arrives on DVD this week

Norman Lear’s topical sitcom “Maude,” a popular TV series during the 1970s, comes to DVD this week. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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7 traditions to help keep Easter centered on Christ

Using seven people or groups in her “Easter Nativity,” she combined them with a devotional and activity, Emily Freeman shares these traditions in the recent “Celebrating a... Read more »

March 21, 2015

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'Man from Magdalena' to be performed at the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater

"Man from Magdalena," a story of a modern-day Good Samaritan, will be performed at the Leona Wagner Black Box Theater March 24-25. Read more »

March 21, 2015

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Twisted Sister drummer dies of apparent heart attack at 55

ro, the drummer for the heavy-metal band Twisted Sister, died Friday. He was 55. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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How two different crews recreated the Holy Land for 'A.D.,' LDS Bible videos

Producers from "AD: The Bible Continues" and LDS Church Bible videos describe their experiences in attempting to recreate Jerusalem for filmmaking purposes. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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The 34 greatest poets of all time

From the legends including William Shakespeare to ancient poets like Homer to American treasures like Robert Frost, there is a plethora of talented poets in history. Read more »

March 20, 2015

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'Red Army' is compelling ... and a victim of bad timing

“Red Army” is a solid and insightful documentary that puts the emphasis on its story. It doesn’t frill things up with a lot of style and flash, which kind of makes sense given its... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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'Insurgent': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about he film "Insurgent." Read more »

March 20, 2015

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'Insurgent' lacks any true rebellious cinematic spirit

Sometimes, going out to see the latest young adult sci-fi flick can feel like going for a frozen yogurt: The names on the front door might be different, but you can count on the same basic... Read more »

March 20, 2015

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Lessons learned from the heroes and heroines of young adult literature

The protagonists of young adult literature may be irrational and emotional, but ultimately their loyalty, bravery and determination to stand up for what is right in the face of danger make them... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Book review: 'Vanishing Girls' teaches about unbreakable family bonds

Author Lauren Oliver’s new young adult novel, "Vanishing Girls" (Harper, $18.99, ages 16 and up), is a psychological thriller that shares the importance of family. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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‘Penguins,’ ‘Song’ and ‘Annie’ lead a mixed bag of movies on video this week

Those hilarious “Penguins of Madagascar” land on DVD and Blu-ray this week, along two other animated features, a remake of the musical “Annie” and a mixed bag of other new... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Chris Hicks: Some movie characters are much older than the actors portraying them

During the Golden Age of movies, a character actor could become typecast as older than his own age. That’s less common today, but some are still called upon to play parents to other actors... Read more »

March 19, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Cinderella' teaches kindness

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 »

March 19, 2015

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Peerless Pierre: South Dakota city new Monopoly 'Boardwalk'

The plastic red hotel will still ruin you, but instead of advancing to Boardwalk to face your demise, you'll take a long walk off a short Pierre. Read more »

March 19, 2015

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The Clean Cut: Bach meets Jackson 5 in The Piano Guys' latest video, 'I Want You Bach'

The Piano Guys combined the distinct decades of the 1770s and the 1970s in their latest music video, "I Want You Bach." Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Fellow Beatle McCartney ushering Ringo into rock hall

Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate, Ringo Starr, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Boston museum marks 25 years since infamous — and unsolved — art theft

It's been called the biggest art heist in U.S. history, perhaps the biggest in the world. But 25 years later, the theft of 13 works from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum remains unsolved. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Trump launching presidential exploratory committee

Donald Trump announced plans Wednesday to form a presidential exploratory committee. Read more »

March 18, 2015

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Robert Durst’s extradition to California is delayed at least five days

The return of Robert Durst to face murder charges in Los Angeles will be delayed for at least five days as New Orleans authorities determine how to handle lesser allegations related to possession... Read more »

March 17, 2015

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How well do you know St. Patrick's Day?

There's a lot more history behind St. Patrick's Day than wearing green, searching for leprechauns and patiently looking for four-leaf clovers. Read more »

March 17, 2015

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