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Doug's Take: 'Insurgent' is a compelling story complete with surprises

I haven’t read the books in Veronica Roth's Divergent series, but so far, I have thoroughly enjoyed the films.

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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How short-term viral hits can transform a small business

Fifteen minutes of Internet fame can create long-term riches for a small business. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Theater advance: Director readies 'profoundly hopeful' 'Skin of Our Teeth' at the Grand

When theater producers need a skilled, articulate, easy-to-work-with director with a passion for classic American plays, they call Mark Fossen. He will direct Thornton Wilder's classic “The... Read more »

March 12, 2015

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'Five tool' Will Ferrell on spring training blitz

Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Director Kenneth Branagh plays by the book with 'Cinderella'

This Cinderella isn’t a musical. But even if adults feel like the final product is a bibbidi-bobbidi-boo short of a classic, “Cinderella” is still a fun ride for the little girls... Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Are modern princess tales ditching the damsel in distress?

Is there danger in raising daughters in a princess-filled, damsel in distress worshiping world? Maybe not, thanks to the changes in fairy tale retelling. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Disney announces 'Frozen' sequel

Do you want to build another snowman? The Walt Disney Co. announced Thursday that "Frozen 2" is in the works. Read more »

March 12, 2015

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Chris Hicks: ‘Appropriate’ trailers aren’t always for ‘appropriate’ films

Early trailers for “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Chappie” were labeled “appropriate” by the rating board, but the films are far from appropriate for the... Read more »

March 11, 2015

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Utah's Stars concert to benefit Elizabeth Smart Foundation

Carl W. Bacon, a creator of Provo's Stadium of Fire, has teamed up Karl Engemann, former manager for The Osmonds, and others to produce a night of entertainment titled “Utah’s Stars &... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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How well do you know the greatest poets in history?

High school student, accomplished writer and literature aficionado Spencer Sanders wrote an epic poem, "A Poetic Parody on Plagiarism," that will test your knowledge of the most legendary and most... Read more »

March 5, 2015

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Pacifica Institute Utah hosts 'Love is a Verb' screening for interfaith season

As part of Interfaith Month, Pacifica Institute Utah hosted a screening of "Love is a Verb," a documentary detailing the story of Fethullah Gulen and his inspiring life. Read more »

Feb. 28, 2015

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The Great Snowball Battle: A snowball fight card game

The Great Snowball Battle is a card-based game of throwing snowballs and running for cover by publisher Game Salute. Read more »

Feb. 21, 2015

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Book review: 'Silver Bells Collection' latest in the Timeless Romance Anthology series

The newest edition in the Timeless Romance Anthology series brings a new group of characters face to face with love — all surrounded by Christmas. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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