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Utah Symphony gets standing ovation at N.Y.'s Carnegie Hall

The Utah Symphony received a standing ovation during its Friday performance at Carnegie Hall.

Salt Lake Comic Con aiming high with FanX event

With its latest FanX pop culture convention, Salt Lake Comic Con is aiming for an out-of-this-world event. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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Creative FanX lineup expands appeal to all kinds of aficionados

Cartoon characters. Astronauts. Boy bands. Zombies. Salt Lake Comic Con is thinking out of the box with the guest lineup for next week's FanX event. Read more »

March 24, 2016

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'Songs delivered by grace': Roger and Melanie Hoffman reflect on experiences writing sacred music

For the Hoffmans, much of the music they write often comes to them as a great surprise. As Roger Hoffman put it, sometimes their only role in the songwriting process is “showing up”... Read more »

March 23, 2016

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Country star Tim McGraw to headline Stadium of Fire '16

Tim McGraw, who has 36 No. 1 country music singles on his resume, will perform during the 2016 Stadium of Fire event in Provo on July 2, it was announced Tuesday. Read more »

March 22, 2016

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Wal-Mart greeter's super talents paint smiles on children's faces

It seems a lot of people know Glenn Stucki. But many people don't know the Wal-mart greeter's story, or how he loves to make children smile. Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Ally Condie's 'Summerlost' explores themes of loss, friendship in Shakespeare festival setting

Utah author Ally Condie's middle grade novel "Summerlost" shares an emotional story dealing with a personal loss and finding friendship, as well as a mystery to be solved in a setting that pays... Read more »

March 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Oscar-winners ‘Room,’ ‘The Big Short’ on Blu-ray, DVD

Brie Larson won the Oscar for best actress for “Room,” and “The Big Short” won for best adapted screenplay. Both films are now on Blu-ray and DVD. Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Book review: 'Devious Minds' has Shelby Nichols sleuthing in Paris

Shelby Nichols is invited to Paris to help solve a dangerous puzzle that involves bombs and a French palace. The problem is she can't speak French, so her ability to read minds may not help her... Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Book review: 'Dreamless' is an entertaining, quirky twist on Sleeping Beauty fairy tale

Utah author Jenniffer Wardell writes a quirky, funny and realistic version of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale in “Dreamless.” Read more »

March 19, 2016

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Book review: 'Path of 8' shares true story of death, widow's grief

Amber Christensen, an English as a Second Language teacher at the University of Utah, tells the story of the death of her husband, climbing guide Fede Campanini, on South America's highest... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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‘Cowgirls’ to mosey onstage at Pioneer Theatre Company

Pioneer Theatre Company's newest musical, "Cowgirls," features an all-female cast. It runs March 25 through April 9. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Exhibition brings world-famous artist Peter Max to Park City

Peter Max, a pioneer in the styles of psychedelic and pop art, will visit Park City in conjunction with his retrospective at the Old Towne Gallery. Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Game Review: Elder Sign Gates of Arkham and Omens of Ice: The adventure and madness continues

Elder Sign is a popular dice game for one to eight players set in a 1920s world of mystery, exploration and horror. This review focuses on two expansions that explode the game into exciting new... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Mediocre 'Allegiant' drags Divergent series out into an obligatory two-part finale (+Points for Parents)

“Allegiant” is about what you’d expect from the third movie in a franchise. It has a few nice moments, but feels more like an exercise in extending a narrative rather than... Read more »

March 18, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies to ring in spring

Spring is a time of new beginnings and adventures. Celebrate the spring season with a bear that loves honey, an immortal family and the "Prince of the Forest," in these five films for families to... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Chris Hicks: R-rated version of ‘Batman v Superman’ set for Blu-ray, DVD

Although “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is rated PG-13 for movie theaters, an R-rated version is set for the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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There's great dramatic potential for Indiana Jones V

Some think Harrison Ford is a bit too long in the tooth to play everyone's favorite archaeological action hero, but I couldn’t be more excited to see a septuagenarian Indiana Jones movie. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Garner takes a journey of faith in uplifting 'Miracles from Heaven'

Why do bad things sometimes happen to good people? That’s the question at the heart of “Miracles from Heaven,” and though it doesn’t quite offer a definitive answer, it... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Teenagers saving the world: 'Allegiant' continues trend of 'hero narrative' in young adult fiction

"Allegiant" will debut in theaters Friday. Books such as the Divergent series embody the characteristics of the modern teenager and portray teens saving the world, an idea that has been explored... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Game Review: Here, Kitty, Kitty!

The neighborhood has been taken over by cats in Here, Kitty, Kitty! by Fireside games. Players compete to collect as many cats as they can by luring them to their homes. It's easy to learn, great... Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Utah favorite Brian Regan talks flops, comedy formulas and fatherhood

Brian Regan cut his touring schedule in half the day his son was born. Fatherhood is one of the subjects this comedian can be quite serious about. But there are others. Read more »

March 17, 2016

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Disney announces fifth Indiana Jones film

Indiana Jones is swinging back into theaters with Harrison Ford reprising the iconic role and Steven Spielberg directing. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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ProStart competition helps students develop culinary skills

High school students engaged in a culinary battle during the Utah Restaurant Association's ProStart state competition March 8. Provo High School won this round, earning a spot to compete at the... Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Salt Lake Comic Con sends FanX to the Far East, brings zombies to Utah

Salt Lake Comic Con announced Monday it will stage events in the Philippines, China and Thailand in partnership with merchandiser POP Life later this year. Read more »

March 15, 2016

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Game review and interview: Burgle Bros. is a cooperative safecracking adventure

Imagine that players are part of a team of burglars hired to pull off a heist. The goal is to enter a building, locate a safe, crack it, remove its contents and get out before getting caught.... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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Game review: Hoax and Mafia Vendetta: Hidden roles and secret identities

In the board gaming world, the year 2015 contained a number of fantastic social deduction and hidden role games. Fantasy Flight Games recently joined the party with two new titles: Hoax and Mafia... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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New Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy faces 5-month construction delay

The 1,350-seat Hale Centre Theatre at 9886 Monroe St. was originally estimated to open in January next year. But due to construction delays, Utahns will have to wait about five months longer before... Read more »

March 14, 2016

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'The greatest story ever told': Director Cyrus Nowrasteh shares thoughts, hopes for 'The Young Messiah'

Cyrus Nowrasteh's film "The Young Messiah" opens nationwide in theaters on March 11. In a recent interview, Nowrasteh shared his struggles and successes in creating the movie. Read more »

March 13, 2016

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Photos: Utahns fete Irish Republic's 100th anniversary during annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Irish dancers, bagpipers and derby-wearing dogs took part in Saturday's St. Patrick Day Parade at The Gateway. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival presents 'Hamlet' tour, educational outreach program

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's 80-minute, designed-for-students production of "Hamlet" began its tour with USF’s educational outreach program on Jan. 20 and will be presented to the general... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Utah Symphony shares modernized 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' March 15 and 19

The Utah Symphony will present a contemporary rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in “The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb” with Utah Symphony... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Broadway legend Alain Boublil visits Hale Centre Theatre

Broadway lyricist Alain Boublil visited Hale Centre Theatre on March 8 to see the theater's production of his recent work "The Pirate Queen" and to visit with the cast and crew. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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BYU unites hearing, deaf communities in 'Taste of Sunrise'

While the depth of the play lies in its story, “The Taste of Sunrise” breaks cultural and language barriers as it follows Tuc, a deaf young man growing up in the 1920s, who tells his... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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United States Institute for Theatre Technology to honor Keven Myhre at expo in S.L.

USITT's Annual Conference and Stage Expo will honor local Keven Myhre for his contributions to Salt Lake City theater. The expo will be held March 16-19 and feature more than 250 exhibits devoted... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Book review: 'Speakers of the Dead' is an eye-opening look at cadaver study

"Speakers of the Dead" is a mystery and examination of the obtaining and use of cadavers for medical study. The story takes the reader on an illuminating ride through history and conflict. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 2 Bogie and Bacall classics have been released as Blu-ray upgrades

Two of the four films in which Humphrey Bogart co-starred with his wife Lauren Bacall have received Blu-ray upgrades: “The Big Sleep” and “Key Largo.” Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Book review: 'Living Joyfully in Troubled Times' encourages to find joy during trials

While it's easy to feel joy when things are going our way, "Living Joyfully in Troubled Times" teaches how to see the light in the darkest of moments. Read more »

March 12, 2016

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2015 AML award winners announced

The Association for Mormon Letters announced honors for publications and other works across a dozen categories at its conference last week on the Brigham Young University-Hawaii campus, including... Read more »

March 12, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Julianne Hough in ‘Grease Live!’ on DVD this week

Utah native Julianne Hough stars in “Grease Live!” which was on Fox in January and has now arrived on DVD. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'Captain America: Civil War' trailer garners 22 million views, includes Spider-Man cameo

A new trailer for "Captain America: Civil War" features appearances from Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Black Panther. The movie will be released May 6. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies at 71

Keith Emerson, founder and keyboardist of the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died, his longtime partner announced Friday. He was 71. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Eric Benson: 'Making a Murderer' misses the point

Filmmakers of the Netflix smash hit legal documentary series "Making a Murderer" don't tell the whole story. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Book review: Brandon Mull's 'Death Weavers' is a compelling 4th installment in Five Kingdoms series

Native Utahn Brandon Mull continues to delight readers with the fourth installment of his Five Kingdoms series: "Death Weavers." Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Utah Symphony, KUED honor 5 national parks with documentary

On Monday, March 14, KUED audiences can celebrate the National Park Service's centennial and explore all five of Utah’s national parks without even leaving the couch. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Greaves-Neal shines in unique look at the life of 'The Young Messiah'

“The Young Messiah” is a film of journeys. In one, a young Jesus Christ and his family return from Egypt to their home in Nazareth. In another, a Roman Centurion is sent on a quest to... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Chinese drama ‘Coming Home’ is an example of the power of subtitles

One of last year’s best movies is the Chinese drama “Coming Home,” a heart-wrenching film that reunites filmmaker Zhang Yimou and star Gong Li, and has been released on home video... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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George Martin was the Head Beatle

It is impossible to overestimate the cultural impact of legendary music producer George Martin, who recently passed away at the age of 90. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ on Blu-ray, DVD this week

Ron Howard’s latest film, “In the Heart of the Sea,” based on the true story that inspired “Moby Dick,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Game review: Churchill and Triumph & Tragedy offer WWII adventures

Churchill, from GMT Games, simulates the Allied conferences of WWII and players take on the roles of Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt. In Triumph & Tragedy, also from GMT Games, the forces of... Read more »

March 11, 2016

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Pete Thunell: Battling my artistic side at the Redbox

I want to be a better person and rent more high-minded films, but when it's Friday night and I'm standing in front of the Redbox, it gets tough. Read more »

March 11, 2016

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