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A black and white Valentine’s Day: Romantic movies from the past

These films from the 1930s and 1940s can help imbue the spirit of romance into the Valentine’s holiday.

UTubers: Lindsey Stirling tells viewers, 'It's OK to be different'

Whether it's on YouTube, with HuffPost Live or in her new book, Lindsey Stirling encourages her fans to be true to who they are. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: Friendship, love are tested in series-concluding 'The Last Ever After'

Sophie and Agatha, former best friends and now rivals, are on different sides of the fight for good and evil. The forces of evil have taken over their school, and now all have to decide which... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: 'Fairy House' is esoteric, intricate for even adventurous crafters

"Fairy House" is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Its front cover, boasting pint-size crafts intricately crafted from natural materials, begs for the book to be picked up and flipped through. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: 'Aftermath' is a monotonous Star Wars tale

Chuck Wendig's book "Star Wars: Aftermath" attempts to tie the original trilogy of Star Wars films to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which opened Dec. 18. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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Book review: 'Ultimate Spy' gives glimpse into the secret world of espionage

"Ultimate Spy" by H. Keith Melton is a spy master's encyclopedia chock-full of spy fun. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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'The Foreigner' brings big laughs to CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

"The Foreigner" is so well done that it draws genuine belly laughs from the audience rather than just a gentle chuckle or two as a shy fellow who pretends he cannot speak English changes the lives... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Keith Urban calls Utah native's 'American Idol' audition 'unforgettable'

Jenn Blosil, an Orem native, auditioned for “American Idol,” receiving a golden ticket and praise from the judges. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Photos: Art museum celebrates before closing for year of renovations

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts will close Monday for a year of renovations. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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'A sense of true love': Utah Opera prepares to perform 'high-spirited' operetta 'The Merry Widow'

Utah Opera is ringing in the new year with the operetta “The Merry Widow,” which will be performed Jan. 16-24 at Capitol Theatre and features love, comedy, dance and spectacle. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Mr. Robot’ is on Blu-ray and DVD this week

The cunning and highly entertaining TV series “Mr. Robot” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Design trends to watch for in 2016

The new year brings new design trends and ideas for home design. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Five for Families: Movies that teach acceptance, tolerance

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider as recommended by the Deseret News features department and ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that

Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that'll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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'Grizzly Adams' star Dan Haggerty dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Haggerty, the rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" about a mountain man and animal trainer, has died.... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Returned LDS missionary auditions for ‘American Idol’ to honor his mother’s memory

John Wayne Schulz returned to the "American Idol" stage this year and left once again with a golden ticket. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Messy 'Norm of the North' feels destined for early hibernation

“Norm of the North” wants to be a cute kids movie with a pro-environment message, but that message gets lost in a sea of disjointed story lines and staccato joke bits. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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12-year-old S.L. singer featured on DreamWorksTV

Ashlund Jade, a 12-year-old singer from Salt Lake City, is one of several artists featured on DreamWorksTV’s online cover song series “Songs That Stick.” The series features... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Message in 'Mustang' wrestles with its cultural extremes

"Mustang" is the story of a young girl who struggles to escape a nightmare of a home life. The film wants to send a message about old world patriarchal cultures, but it stumbles over itself to get... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 3 documentaries lead new movies on DVD, Blu-ray this week

A trio of documentaries highlights new DVDs and Blu-rays in release this week. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my — they’re all the same these days

Some of the latest rebooted movie-franchise sequels are looking more like remakes these days. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Coroner: Husband of Celine Dion, Rene Angelil, dies

Rene Angelil, Celine Dion's husband and manager, has died at his suburban Las Vegas home, authorities said Thursday. He was 73 and had battled throat cancer. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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4 more LDS 'American Idol' contestants going to next stage of the competition in Hollywood

Four more LDS contestants will advance to the next round of the "American Idol" competition in Los Angeles. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Alan Rickman, star of stage and 'Harry Potter,' dies at 69

British actor Alan Rickman, a classically-trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the "Harry Potter" saga and other films, has died. He was 69. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Monologue-heavy 'In Jackson Heights' is an exhaustive New York portrait

“In Jackson Heights” is an exhaustive portrait of a multicultural neighborhood in Queens, New York. At three hours long, it’s an experience only for the patient — and even... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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'Revenant' leads Oscar nominations with 12, only white actors again

The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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We still haven't caught up with David Bowie

David Bowie's absence is likely to be felt for generations to come. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Hale Centre Theatre's 'Beau Jest' delivers on all fronts

The romantic comedy “Beau Jest” features a wonderful script full of humor, spunk and character growth, and Hale Centre Theatre’s production, which runs through Jan. 30, delivers... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Pathfinder: 'Dragon's Demand' great example of a quality premade adventure for gamers

Once a role-playing gaming group has gotten together and developed some characters, it's time to set off on an adventure. Preparing an adventure can be time-consuming, so Paizo Publishing has... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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From film to videos, Bowie's most memorable visual works

David Bowie's legend was as intrinsically tied to his aesthetic as it was to his genius as a musician. His striking looks and unique charisma made Bowie a natural fit for his own music videos and... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Five for Families: Films show the importance of family

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider as recommended by the Deseret News features department and Ok.com. Because not all are appropriate for younger children,... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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'Star Wars' tops DiCaprio in 'Revenant' to stay No. 1

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stayed on top of the North American box office for the fourth straight weekend, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Revenant," and becoming the third-largest... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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The Clean Cut: 'Fixer Upper' co-host shares how God guides her life

Joanna Gaines, co-host of the HGTV show "Fixer Upper," shared how God has guided her life in a video on Vimeo. Read more »

Jan. 9, 2016

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Pioneer Theatre Company to stage world premiere of 'Two Dollar Bill'

Pioneer Theatre Company will stage the world premiere of "Two Dollar Bill," written by T.J. Brady, Jan. 15-30. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: Fast-paced mystery 'The Ring of Remaliha' holds many twists and turns

"The Ring of Remaliha" is a fast-paced mystery as Egyptologist April Tanner tries to untangle the mystery behind an ancient ring. Plot twists and turns keep the reader guessing until the last line. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' points to series' future

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is a welcome return to the Millennium series featuring Lisbeth Salander, but it fails to capture the spirit of the original works. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'Legally and Lawfully Yours' falls flat of author Anita Stansfield's standard

The overall feeling from "Legally and Lawfully Yours" is that LDS romance novelist Anita Stansfield felt both uninspired and pressed by deadlines. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Virgin's Spy' is brutal, thrilling addition to Tudor literature

"The Virgin's Spy" is the brutal, unforgiving, romantic and thrilling story of Queen Elizabeth I and those in her closest circles. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Caregiver's Journey' offers practical, compassionate advice

Todd F. Cope's book "The Caregiver's Journey" offers primary caregivers and their families practical and compassionate advice with a touch of humor. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Book review: 'The Mariposa Hotel' offers trio of resort romances

The third offering in the Tangerine Street Romance series, "The Mariposa Hotel" dabbles in the lives of hotel guests and employees who cannot escape the draw of love. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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'The Foreigner' to visit CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Though “The Foreigner” has been performed locally in recent years, CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production will be different from what's gone before, according to director Jennie... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Chris Hicks: 2 British TV thrillers based on Agatha Christie stories now on Blu-ray, DVD

Agatha Christie’s “Partners in Crime” is on Blu-ray and DVD, as are a number of other TV series released this week. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Girl gets surprise from military mom while auditioning for 'American Idol'

Tristan McIntosh, 15, thought she would audition for "American Idol" without her mom who was serving in the military overseas. Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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UTubers: Alex Boye releases new music video, 'African Hipster,' as a tribute to African fans

Alex Boye, a singer known for "Africanizing" music, released a new music video on Jan. 6, "African Hipster." Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Creepy 'The Forest' wastes its potential on easy scares

For a movie that spends so much time talking about psychology, “The Forest” seems awfully willing to settle for easy scares. That’s too bad, because director Jason Zada’s... Read more »

Jan. 8, 2016

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Classic board games get new editions

Fury of Dracula, Runebound and Mission: Red Planet have recently been re-released in new editions by Fantasy Flight Games. The new editions boast new artwork and streamlined rules. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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January isn't the greatest month for movies

Traditionally, January is Hollywood's dumping ground for truly awful movies, and this January looks to be no exception. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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George Lucas elaborates on his reaction to 'The Force Awakens'

The creator of the Star Wars universe doesn't seem as in love with J.J. Abrams' sequel as everyone else. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘The Walk’ and ‘Captive’ come to home video this week

“The Walk” and “Captive,” two thrillers that are based on true stories, have arrived on home video this week, along with many other titles that played in theaters last year. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: From ‘Butch Cassidy’ to ‘Maltese Falcon,’ classics coming to local theaters

From “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” to “Pretty in Pink” to “The Maltese Falcon,” a wide range of classic films will be playing in local movie theaters... Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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Utah musician Anastasia Magamedova named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist

Anastasia Magamedova, a 17-year-old pianist from Utah, was named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation finalist. Read more »

Jan. 7, 2016

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