Quantcast

Family Media

BYU's theatrical production of "Charlotte's Web' includes aerial silks

The classic story of "Charlotte's Web" will be performed at BYU beginning May 26.

Book review: ‘Calvin’ blends philosophy, romance with schizophrenia

Recently diagnosed with schizophrenia, a high school boy decides to walk across frozen Lake Erie. Adventure and romance ensue when the girl next door and an imaginary tiger tag along, in the young... Read more »

April 30, 2016

0 comments

Renovation Solutions: Determining the best architectural options in home remodeling

Architecture is much more than how the building looks from the outside. While that is an important aspect of any design, the true test of architecture is on the inside. Read more »

April 29, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: ‘Hot in Cleveland’ is now on DVD in a full-series box set

The entire series of the popular TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” is now available in a DVD box set. Read more »

April 29, 2016

0 comments

Utah woman is a finalist on Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family' TV show

Jennifer Stagg created a DIY blog and YouTube channel to inspire others to cultivate peace in their homes. Now she is competing to be a DIY expert on the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" TV show. Read more »

April 29, 2016

0 comments

'Mother's Day' means well but misses its mark (+Points for parents)

In its haste to account for the perils of family, "Mother's Day" never quite manages to celebrate motherhood. Families are made up of imperfect people, but Marshall's film feels more like a... Read more »

April 29, 2016

1 comment

Video game adaptation 'Ratchet & Clank' has merit but can't compete with the big boys (+Points for parents)

"Ratchet and Clank" has enough high points to make it a reasonable second option for families who have already taken the kids to "Zootopia" or the new "Jungle Book," but on its own it struggles to... Read more »

April 29, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Sweet, insightful independent film 'East Side Sushi' on DVD this week

The low-budget, independent film “East Side Sushi,” a sweet little movie that deserves to be seen, is on DVD this week. Read more »

April 28, 2016

0 comments

Fred Hersch Trio returns to S.L. after long absence

With five Grammy nominations in four years, the Fred Hersch Trio is bringing its award-winning music to the Rose Wagner Theatre. Read more »

April 28, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: 18 of Cary Grant's earliest films have been released in a new DVD box set

The epitome of cinematic sophistication, Hollywood superstar Cary Grant is the subject of a new DVD box set with 18 of his earliest movies. Read more »

April 28, 2016

1 comment

Utah Symphony to perform at Carnegie Hall for 1st time in over 40 years

Fifty years ago, the Utah Symphony had its first performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the venue's 75th anniversary season. Now in the midst of its own 75th anniversary, the orchestra is poised... Read more »

April 27, 2016

0 comments

A family business: Bryce Canyon's historic Ruby's Inn celebrates 100 years

In 1916, Ruby Syrett and his family moved to Bryce Canyon and eventually built a lodge for visitors to stay awhile. 100 years later, Ruby's Inn is still family owned and operated and is still... Read more »

April 27, 2016

0 comments

Game review: Talisman Harbinger and Cataclysm are 2 excellent game-changing expansions

Talisman is a classic fantasy board game with a strong fan following. Two to six players travel a fantasy realm trying to reach the crown of command to destroy each other. This review takes a look... Read more »

April 27, 2016

0 comments

Library hosting May the 4th Be With You party

May the 4th Be With You. That’s the wish of the Salt Lake County Library Services as it hosts a Star Wars-themed party on Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-10 p.m., at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S.... Read more »

April 26, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery is on Blu-ray and DVD

Agatha Christie’s most famous and popular mystery, “And Then There Were None,” has been adapted as a TV miniseries and is now on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more »

April 26, 2016

0 comments

Comedian Brian Regan donates $10K toward Orem playground

Comedian Brian Regan has donated nearly $10,000 toward an Orem playground designed for children of all ability levels, the city announced Monday. Read more »

April 26, 2016

2 comments

UTubers: Nathan Pacheco performs ‘Bring Him Home’ with Nashville spring scenery as backdrop

Nathan Pacheco performed "Bring Him Home" from "Les Misérables” in a YouTube video uploaded on Wednesday. Read more »

April 24, 2016

0 comments

Inspiring 'Odysseo' delights Utah crowds, extends stay

Utah is demonstrating its love affair with horses by the response of spectators to the world's largest touring production, "Odysseo," which is receiving standing ovations. It has now extended its... Read more »

April 24, 2016

2 comments

Author Sarah Mlynowski fulfills childhood dream, rewrites fairy tales

In "Whatever After: Genie in a Bottle" from the Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski, Abby and Jonah accidentally set Genie free. Now they must find a way for Aladdin to get his princess and... Read more »

April 24, 2016

1 comment

Utah Museum of Fine Arts to sponsor outing to Sun Tunnels land art April 30

Near Wendover, Utah, Sun Tunnels has become a seminal artwork within the land art movement since its completion in 1976 and is one of two famous earthworks created in the state of Utah. Read more »

April 24, 2016

0 comments

Playful 'Peter and the Starcatcher' is not a perfect fit at Hale Centre Theatre

Why does Peter never grow up? Why did Capt. Hook become his rival? And just why does that crocodile tick? These questions and a few more are answered in “Peter and the Starcatcher,”... Read more »

April 24, 2016

0 comments

Book review: 'Passion of Dolssa' explores the lives of medieval religious people

Julie Berry's most recent young adult novel, "The Passion of Dolssa," was released April 12. The book is set in the 1200s and describes the lives of a group of people in France during the Catholic... Read more »

April 24, 2016

0 comments

'Curtains' at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre is an interesting mix

"Curtains," which recently opened at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, includes some clever bits done with flashlights and lots of "Oklahoma"-type energy. Read more »

April 23, 2016

0 comments

Royalty, Obama & fans mark 400 years since Shakespeare died

If all the world's a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect. Read more »

April 23, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Hitchcock's 'Suspicion' is on Blu-ray, and a 'lost' early talkie has been found

The 1941 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “Suspicion” receives a Blu-ray upgrade, and a “lost” early sound film has been found and released on DVD. Read more »

April 22, 2016

0 comments

Prince, then known as The Artist, rocked Maverick Center in 1997

The women who married Prince have both issued messages of love and grief in the wake of his passing. Read more »

April 22, 2016

0 comments

Game review: Knit Wit: A clever word game of quick thinking and cunning placement

In the party game Knit Wit by Z-Man Games two to eight players strive to think of words as fast as they can based on a few descriptive clues. Can a player name something old, red and mechanical? It... Read more »

April 22, 2016

0 comments

Dull 'The Huntsman: Winter's War' wastes top-notch cast on mediocre material

The cinematic world has plenty of room for mindless B-movie escapism, but "The Huntsman: Winter's War" is just too lifeless to justify excuses. And the waste of a quality cast just makes things worse. Read more »

April 22, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Oscar-winner 'The Revenant' is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

“The Revenant,” which earned Leonardo DiCaprio his Oscar earlier this year, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

April 21, 2016

0 comments

Doktor Kaboom storms into S.L. with science

From lightning onstage to a tennis-ball-throwing robot, David Epley, creator and actor behind Doktor Kaboom, guarantees a laugh-ridden learning experience for the whole family. Read more »

April 21, 2016

0 comments

The Filharmonic to bring '90s vibe to Provo

Recognized for its success on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” its role in the recent film “Pitch Perfect 2” and its Filipino heritage, the a capella group The Filharmonic sings... Read more »

April 21, 2016

0 comments

Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees return to Provo for Velour benefit concert

Musical groups Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, The Moth & the Flame and Fictionist are putting on a benefit event for Velour Live Music Gallery's owner, Corey Fox. Read more »

April 21, 2016

3 comments

Chris Hicks: 'Top Gun,' 'Ferris Bueller,' among classics returning to the big screen

More vintage movies are scheduled to be shown on big screens locally through May, including “Top Gun,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “A Star Is Born,” and... Read more »

April 21, 2016

0 comments

Literal lyrics? The effects of sex, violence and misogyny in popular music

It's a conversation that has been going on for years as the lyrics heard in popular genres of music have become measurably more violent and sexual. But does this increase in explicit lyrics have an... Read more »

April 21, 2016

27 comments

Game review: Quadropolis: Build a thriving city with awesome architects

Days of Wonder has released a beautiful new game called Quadropolis that takes another look at city building using creative tile placement and selection mechanisms. Read more »

April 19, 2016

0 comments

Fiesta for children set for Saturday in West Jordan

Salt Lake County Library Services is hosting a fiesta for kids on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West. Read more »

April 19, 2016

0 comments

‘The Nest’ author to sign books May 3 in Farmington

The Davis County Library will host New York Times best-selling author Kenneth Oppel on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., at the Headquarters Branch, 133 S Main. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more »

April 19, 2016

0 comments

Three takeaways parents need to know about the live-action 'Jungle Book'

National Edition

Disney's visually dazzling adaptation of its beloved 1967 animated feature is terrific — if parents know what to expect. Read more »

April 19, 2016

0 comments

Ballet West is a tour de force in Nijinsky tribute program

Ballet West's triple-bill program pays homage to a legend by pushing the perimeters of ballet. Read more »

April 19, 2016

0 comments

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Doris Roberts dies at 90

A family spokeswoman says that "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Doris Roberts has died. She was 90. Read more »

April 18, 2016

1 comment

U. ballerina suffers stroke, makes full recovery

A young dancer at the University of Utah went to work and ended up in the emergency room. She suffered something very uncommon for her age, but luckily the right people were there at the right time. Read more »

April 18, 2016

0 comments

Game review: Commissioned is a cooperative, Christian-themed historical adventure

An interesting historic, Christian-themed game by independent publisher Chara Games has players taking on the role of Christ's apostles just after his death and resurrection. The goal is to grow... Read more »

April 18, 2016

0 comments

Ambitious 'Barbershop: The Next Cut' takes on recent South Chicago violence

"Barbershop: The Next Cut" is a reaction to the recent violence in the South Chicago neighborhood the original films were set in, and that juxtaposes the series' lighthearted feel against its... Read more »

April 16, 2016

0 comments

Heartache and hope: Hale Center Theater Orem to stage 'Jane Eyre' musical April 21-June 4

Charlotte Bronte's novel “Jane Eyre” has seen many iterations and been told in many formats, and it’s headed next to Hale Center Theater Orem, where a musical version will be... Read more »

April 16, 2016

0 comments

Author Liesl Shurtliff continues fractured fairy tale series with 'Red'

Shurtliff’s experience as a young reader continues to have an impact on her as an author. She recently released the third book in her middle grade fractured fairy tale series, “Red: The... Read more »

April 16, 2016

0 comments

Chris Hicks: Ken Burns’ new documentary about Jackie Robinson is on DVD this week

A new four-hour documentary about baseball and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson is on DVD this week. Read more »

April 15, 2016

0 comments

Book review: 'Rightful Heritage' shines as a narrative of FDR's conservationist passion

"Rightful Heritage" is an excellent read for those who are interested in a nontraditional narrative about Franklin D. Roosevelt or who are passionate about wildlife preservation. Read more »

April 15, 2016

0 comments

Book review: Larson's ‘Dead Wake’ is history at its best

As it was one of the fastest ships and filled with civilians, most people assumed the Lusitania was a non-target in 1915. But its sinking by a German submarine caused many deaths and serious... Read more »

April 15, 2016

0 comments

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre to present musical murder mystery 'Curtains'

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre will present the musical murder mystery "Curtains" from April 18-May 14. Read more »

April 15, 2016

0 comments

Local artist Laura Sharp Wilson explains her inspiration for terrazzo floor design in Eccles Theater

Fine artist Laura Sharp Wilson created a terrazzo floor design for the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater grand lobby, and she recently discussed her creative process, experience... Read more »

April 15, 2016

0 comments

New 'Jungle Book' was an unusual 'journey' for veteran Disney producer, BYU grad

Its marketing makes Disney's new “Jungle Book” look like a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1967 animated classic. But little aside from the young boy at the center of the story... Read more »

April 15, 2016

4 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives