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Pioneer Theatre Company readies 'The Music Man’ to march onstage

"The Music Man," Pioneer Theatre Company's capstone production, runs May 1-16.

Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry

Poetry helps people understand themselves and each other, and the world would be "pretty barren" without it, President Barack Obama said Friday. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science talk show debuts Monday

With weekly talk shows devoted to other TV shows becoming a cottage industry (see: “Talking Dead” on AMC, “Beyond A.D.” on NBC.com), a science-themed talk show does not... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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New 'Star Wars' teaser, cast information revealed at event

The force won't officially awaken until December, but Star Wars fans got an early glimpse Thursday with the debut of a spooky new teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Ex-judge who posted details of Theron adoption loses license

The former Arkansas judge who posted details online about Hollywood actress Charlize Theron's private adoption was allowed to voluntarily surrender his law license on Thursday, enabling him to... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Mixed bag of hit-and-miss movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are a very hit-and-miss mixed bag, and, unfortunately, most of them miss. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Doug's Take: Doug's take: Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable

Well, I might be drummed out of the Utah Film Critic Association for this, but I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based on a Nicholas... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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'Queen and Country' suffers a big-screen identity crisis

“Queen and Country” is a sequel to “Hope and Glory,” an Oscar-nominated film released 28 years ago. Though it was created by John Boorman, the man behind the first film,... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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These days, you really can watch something else

There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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'Monkey Kingdom' is educational, entertaining and very funny

Last year, Disneynature gave us a startling and intimate look at the Alaskan wilderness in “Bears.” Now, the nature documentary division of the Magic Kingdom is back with its eighth... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Five for Families: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' offers an unforgettable ride

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

April 16, 2015

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Stan Freberg was a comic genius whose influence is still apparent

If the name Stan Freberg doesn’t mean anything to you, it’s time for a brief tutorial. The comic genius influenced comedy and advertising for several generations. He died last week at... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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'Monkey Kingdom': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Monkey Kingdom." Read more »

April 16, 2015

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New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

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There's a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film. The main theme of that trailer? The importance of the Skywalker family. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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College a cappella: Not your granddad's barbershop quartet

Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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'Be yourself in camouflage': 'Duck Dynasty' family debuts their musical in Las Vegas

There is no shortage of beards, camo, hunting and God alongside a bit of recent real-life scandal in "Duck Commander Musical." Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Ballet West’s 'Almost Tango' offers intriguing mix

A study in social dance and ballet, a three-ballet program presented by Ballet West spotlighted prima ballerina Christiana Bennett, among others. Bennett recently announced her retirement after 16... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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After 5-year absence, 'Guitar Hero,' 'Rock Band' to return

The publisher of "Guitar Hero" is readying a comeback tour. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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BYU Cougarettes dance team wins national hip-hop competition (+video)

The Brigham Young University Cougarettes were named the National Hip-Hop Champions in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Saturday. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a miscalculation. Read more »

April 13, 2015

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'Furious 7' keeps speed, tops box office with $60.6 million

The high-octane thriller "Furious 7" maintained speed in its second week, racing away with $60.6 million at North American theaters and bringing its box-office total to a robust $252.5 million,... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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How parents can help kids understand social media risks

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Experts say teens and tweens not only lack impulse control, they can't yet understand the permanence of what they post online. Read more »

April 10, 2015

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Book review: 'Caught Prepared' shares 25 tips to prepare for all types of disasters

Utah author Sam Spencer's book "Caught Prepared" offers 25 ways to be prepared for the most common problems created by all types of disasters and provides a blueprint for surviving a multitude of... Read more »

April 4, 2015

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5 underrated Disney movies

Not every Disney movie achieves the success and recognition of "Frozen" or "Big Hero 6." Here's a list of a few Disney films that deserved bigger audiences than they got. Read more »

March 26, 2015

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