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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.

Live action, 3D 'Beauty and the Beast' to open in March 2017

Following "Cinderella's" blockbuster weekend, Walt Disney Studios announced Monday that its next foray into live action fairy tale adaptations, "Beauty and the Beast," will hit theaters March 17,... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Theater review: Grand Theatre's excellent 'The Skin of Our Teeth' features robust performances

The Grand Theatre continues its American Classic Series with an excellent staging of a play that uses farce, burlesque and satire to dramatize the struggle of humankind to survive. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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'Dancing' judges talk showmances, partner patterns and more

"Dancing with the Stars" returns Monday for its 20th season. That's a lot of spray tanning, glitter and not to mention drama. Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Wealthy eccentric says in HBO finale he 'killed them all'

The arrest of Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, came just before the finale in an HBO show about his life in which he said he "killed them all." Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Chenoweth returns to Broadway in manic 'On the Twentieth Century'

The effervescent revival of the 1978 musical comedy "On the Twentieth Century" that just steamed into the American Airlines Theatre marks a bewitching Broadway return for Tony- and Emmy... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Teachers try embracing students' gaming interest

It can be hard to peel a young person's eyes off the screen. Rather than fight the electronic glue, some educators are embracing kids' tech-obsession and finding ways to incorporate computer games... Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Disney's 'Cinderella' is belle of the box office with $70.1 million debut

"Cinderella" is the belle of the box office, where Disney's live-action fairy tale debuted with $70.1 million over the weekend at North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Book review: Novel 'Stronger Than You Know' gives hope after abuse

Jolene Perry's "Stronger Than You Know" is a story about a 15-year-old abuse survivor and shows the horrible effects of abuse, but gives hope for healing and happiness ahead. Read more »

March 15, 2015

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Downtown Salt Lake turns green for a day

Salt Lake's St. Patrick's Day Parade included hundreds of entries that entertained thousands in a crowd that lined the streets at The Gateway shopping and entertainment center. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Book review: 'Love Unexpected' shares a trio of clean romance stories

Girl meets boy, boy meets girl, and girl falls head over heels and begins overanalyzing every little thing. “Love Unexpected: A Storybook Romance” shares three contemporary short... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Book review: 'All Regency Collection' is 10th edition of clean love stories in Timeless Romance Anthology

This 10th offering in the Timeless Romance Anthology collection is focused on love in the Regency era. These clean, crisp stories in the "All Regency Collection" are a great addition to the... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Book review: 'The Cottage Park Puzzle' tugs at the heart

Author Richard M. Siddoway delivers a story that tugs at the heartstrings in his latest novel, “The Cottage Park Puzzle,” which centers around an autistic teen. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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3 YA authors spin paranormal, fantasy and horror tales

These three recent young adult books, including two by Utah authors, take a darker turn with a psychological thriller about an abused teen, a paranormal horror novel about a monster hunter and a... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Book review: Detectives search for Holmes' greatest villain in 'Moriarty'

Anthony Horowitz's new novel "Moriarty" sees an American Pinkerton investigator join forces with a Scotland Yard detective in order to learn the truth about the deaths of Professor James Moriarty... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Hating 'Hamlet': Actress shares her feelings ahead of PTC's upcoming 'I Hate Hamlet'

Local theatergoers know Nell Gwynn as one of the leading talents. For her Pioneer Theatre Company debut in “I Hate Hamlet,” the busy actress will take on the linchpin role of real... Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Ballet West announces 2015-16 season

Ballet West announces its 52nd season, which includes a mix of classical, modern and contemporary pieces. Read more »

March 14, 2015

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Book review: 'Betrayed' brings new meaning to family secrets

With lessons of forgiveness, letting go, moving on and staying true to what you believe, readers are taken on an emotional roller coaster in Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen's latest novel, "Betrayed." Read more »

March 14, 2015

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‘Gomer Pyle,’ ‘Quincy’ last seasons arrive on DVD this week

The entire “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” series and the final season of “Quincy, M.E.” have come to DVD this week. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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First lady, Ellen DeGeneres get groove on to 'Uptown Funk'

Michelle Obama has brought the "funk" to Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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'Better Call Saul' plays game of Easter eggs with audience

When each "Better Call Saul" episode hits the air (Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC), a certain segment of its audience answers the call, not just savoring each hour of duplicity by lawyer Jimmy... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Queen marks end of UK's 13 years in Afghanistan

Queen Elizabeth II joined veterans in a solemn service Friday as Britain commemorated the end of its combat operations in Afghanistan. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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Peter Gallagher fights infection to return to Broadway

If there's one thing that musical theater performers fear most it might be silence — their own. Imagine opening your mouth to sing and nothing comes out. Read more »

March 13, 2015

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'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell'; Ferrell storms spring training

The star of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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With cremations up, urn artists look for the beauty in death

Of all the pieces Julie Moore crafts in her home studio, the most popular is a brightly colored fabric vessel she calls "the party jar." Read more »

March 13, 2015

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14 Disney animated movies that have become live-action movies

From the 2010 film "Alice In Wonderland" starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway to last year's blockbuster "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie to this year's highly-anticipated "Cinderella"... Read more »

March 13, 2015

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