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DreamWorks Animation in Concert coming to Park City

On July 29 in Park City, people will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

AP source: Al Horford picks Celtics, agreeing to $113M deal

ord ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: "Celtic Pride," it said, followed by 18 shamrocks. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Retrofitted bus provides studio for Native American artists

In this sprawling expanse of South Dakota badlands, dozens of families make ends meet by creating and selling earrings, paintings, decorated feathers, moccasins and other crafts. This community's... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Chicago park defender battles 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas and wins

The head of a small nonprofit that stood its ground and blocked "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' private museum. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Monae says film on black women at NASA key part of history

Janelle Monae says she's honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three black women who were crucial part of NASA's history, including one who helped John Glenn... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Book review: 'First Light' puts fun but predictable twist on classic fairy tales

Utah author Michele Paige Holmes offers her debut fantasy novel with a modern twist on classic fairy tales in "First Light." Read more »

July 2, 2016

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National Air and Space Museum celebrates 40th anniversary, opens renovated flight hall

The main gallery space in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., is one of the areas that reopened on the museum's 40th anniversary July 1 with new features and displays designed to... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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5 recent books offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States

In honor of the Fourth of July, here are several recently released books that offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Contador crashes at Tour de France

Alberto Contador's quest for a third Tour de France title started in the worst possible way as the Spaniard crashed during the opening stage of the three-week race on Saturday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Keillor serves up bittersweet final 'A Prairie Home Companion' in Hollywood

Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor served up a bittersweet farewell for some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl, as he hosted his final episode of the old-style radio variety show, "A Prairie Home... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Apple sued in China over showing of war film from the 1990s

Apple is being sued by a subsidiary of China's broadcasting regulator over a propaganda film more than 20 years old, in the latest legal wrangling for the tech giant in China in recent weeks. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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What's new: Gerald Lund's 'To Soar With Eagles' explores life in San Juan mission in southeastern Utah

Author Gerald N. Lund's "To Soar With Eagles" is the sequel to "Only the Brave," a two-volume historical fiction series based on the families that pioneered the San Juan mission in early... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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‘Tarzan’ author once worked the jungles of Salt Lake City

It's hard to imagine two settings more different than the urban "jungle" of Salt Lake City and the fictional jungles of Tarzan. But there is a connection: The creator of Tarzan was once a... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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WWI soldiers mingle with commuters in artist's Somme tribute

British commuters were met by the eerie sight of World War I soldiers in uniform as they made their way to work Friday, the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Spielberg's 'The BFG' meanders its way through Dahl's magical and macabre world of giants (+Points for parents)

“The BFG” is the latest effort to bring one of celebrated author Roald Dahl’s novels to the big screen. And with Steven Spielberg at the helm, “The BFG” may be the... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The Dalai Lama shares an example of how to love

Some would argue that there has always been hate in this world, and that there will always be hate. I guess that may be true, but maybe, there can be less hate. I think it’s possible. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Happy birthday to Olivia de Havilland who turns 100 on July 1

One of the bright lights of Hollywood’s golden age, Olivia de Havilland, turns 100 years old today. You can celebrate by watching “Gone With the Wind,” or one of her other 49 movies. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Retro Video Game Day at Provo Library is July 9

PROVO — Video game enthusiasts are invited to play classic games from the ’80s and ’90s at the Provo City Library on Saturday, July 9, from 2-4 p.m. The event will be held in... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Magna salutes America during July 4 celebration

Magna will salute America during an Independence Day celebration featuring a host of activities. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Winners announced at the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition

The five finalists of the 2016 Gina Bachauer International Young Artists Piano Competition performed with the Utah Symphony on Tuesday, followed by awards based on their overall performance... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Jim Bennett: What 9 years of blogging has taught me

Almost nine years of blogging has taken me to some very unexpected places. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Drone-warfare thriller ‘Eye in the Sky’ is on Blu-ray, DVD

The thoughtful and disturbing “Eye in the Sky,” set against drone warfare in the age of international terrorism, is on Blu-ray and DVD this week, Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that celebrate Americana

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate independence, triumph and a bit of nostalgia. Here are five family-friendly films that focus on the culture and history of America for families to consider. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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'America's Got Talent' finalist Piff the Magic Dragon to perform in SLC

America’s Got Talent contestant John van der Put, more commonly known by his stage name, Piff the Magic Dragon, will be stopping to perform his nation wide known magic tricks on July 7–... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Taking 'different steps': Experts explain the challenges, advantages of adapting novels into films

Along with the release of "The Legend of Tarzan" and "The BFG" on July 1, Hollywood has experienced an influx of films being adapted from novels, with at least 30 films based on novels that have... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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LDS Church History Museum’s new online art exhibit titled 'Exceedingly Valiant for Courage'

A new online exhibit titled “Exceedingly Valiant for Courage” was recently launched by the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Missy Franklin rallies with gutsy swim at US trials

Missy Franklin stood beside the blocks, staring down the still water in her lane. Never had she faced so much pressure, yet she felt serene. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Celebrate the 4th at Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade in Provo

Provo’s annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade — featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers — will begin at 9 a.m. on... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Game review: Agricola 2016 edition: It's better all around, but the family still needs to be fed

The board game Agricola is a popular classic with quite a fan following. It was released in 2007 and maintains an overall rank of eight for best board games on the website boardgamegeek.com. This... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3. The seven origianl songs on his new album are about having a personal relationship with God, he said. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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W. Bountiful’s Independence Day celebration kicks off Friday

The city’s annual Independence Day celebration will kick off Friday, July 1, with a safety fair, concert and fireworks at City Park, 550 W. Pages Lane. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Area summer reading programs are for more than children

Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide" and have fun reading over the summer. Libraries also offer programs for adults, and librarians... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Centerville’s July 4th celebration kicks off Friday

Centerville’s Fourth of July celebration will kick off Friday with a youth street dance sponsored by the Centerville City Youth Council. The dance, which starts at 9 p.m., will be held behind... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments

or "The Prince Tribute Show" — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the Purple One, along with political statements on... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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‘Project (Un)Popular’ explores middle school popularity, friendship

Kristen Tracy's novel "Project (Un)Popular" tells of best friends Perry and Venice, who are yearbook photographers for their middle school and decide to take the social injustice of middle school... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Book review: 'Conspiracy at Carthage' shares context of US, Mormon history

In “Conspiracy at Carthage: The Plot to Murder Joseph Smith,” author Mark Goodmansen shares information about events surrounding the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Hale Center Theater Orem to stage 'Xanadu' to raise money for director battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Hale Center Theater in Orem is bringing “Xanadu” back to the stage with many members of its 2013 cast to raise money for director Chris Clark, who was recently diagnosed with Lou... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Be thoughtful and proactive about choosing an exterior paint color for your house. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Vintage TV series ‘Daniel Boone’ and ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ are now on DVD

Two vintage TV series that are fan favorites land on DVD this week, “Daniel Boone” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah Arts Festival expects 90,000 visitors for its 40th year

The Utah Arts Festival, marking its 40th year, is one of only 11 festivals in the country consecutively running since 1976. It runs downtown through Sunday. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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'Resurgence' is a weak payoff for fans of 1996's 'Independence Day' (+Points for Parents)

“Independence Day: Resurgence” feels like a reunion concert for a classic rock band that’s missing its lead singer. It’s fun to hear some of the old songs, but you know you... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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West Jordan announces road closures for 4th of July parade

West Jordan officials are warning several roads will be closed on July 4 to accommodate the Fourth of July Parade. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Pistorius shown in TV interview ahead of murder sentence

After his sentencing hearing last week, convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was mistakenly ushered to a vehicle carrying Barry Steenkamp, father of Reeva, the girlfriend he killed. A police officer... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Life, choices and looking for the positive

"I look for the positive things," June Davidson said. "I do not even dwell on the negative — I know it’s there, but I don’t dwell on it.” Being positive and not worrying... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Poor ending kills otherwise decent shark thriller 'The Shallows'

It’s a lot easier to create a problem than to solve one. That’s the fatal flaw of “The Shallows,” a well-intended thriller that stumbles across the finish line. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Magic land Serge Ibaka in draft-night trade with Thunder

The Orlando Magic were looking to get a proven veteran and a rim protector this offseason and they came out with both in Thursday night's NBA draft . Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Five for Families: Films portray the power of pets

Four-legged companions play an important role in the lives of their humans, whether they be dogs, cats or pigs. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The sequel to the biggest moneymaking romantic comedy of all time, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Hollywood's treatment of the disabled leaves a great deal to be desired

Movies about quadriplegics are based on the premise that their lives have so little value that suicide is the only acceptable option. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Slapstick comedy is given a bad name by chaotic modern comedies

Slapstick comedy was once as gracefully choreographed as any dance sequence in the movies, but these days it’s just uncontrolled chaos. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Netflix makes another serious bid to become the go-to streaming platform for families

Netflix's recent announcements regarding family friendly content could make it an even more enticing option for parents. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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