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BYU Museum of Art honors National Park Service centennial with 'Capturing the Canyons' exhibit

To honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit called "Capturing the Canyons," which shows various artists’... Read more »

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Book review: 3 recent books share aspects of Utah's history

Pioneer Day on July 24 commemorates the day Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley, but Utah's history is deeper and more diverse than just pioneers. Here are three recently released books... Read more »

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Jim Bennett: One 11-year-old's perspective on the Utah Shakespeare Festival

First-time theatre critic Jamie Bennett, 11, offers his thoughts about five plays from the 2016 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Read more »

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Honoring the past: Things to do in Utah this weekend for Pioneer Day

This weekend Utah honors the pioneers who travelled across the plains and settled the area in which we live. Activities and events are held throughout the state to honor the pioneers for their... Read more »

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Bountiful Handcart Days Parade brings thousands together

Thousands of parade-goers faced 100 degree temperatures Friday evening to attend the 65th annual Bountiful Handcart Days Parade. Read more »

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: I know what it's like to be the mother of a 'bully'

I know what it’s like to be that mom. The one who is always worried about her kid — not because of what someone else could do, but because of what my kid could do. I know what it feels... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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UTubers: Coldplay cover by One Voice Children's Choir has a classic twist

Utah's One Voice Children's Choir released a music video of Coldplay's "Adventure of a Lifetime." Read more »

July 22, 2016

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The Clean Cut: LDS 3-year-old sings her dad a lullaby inspired by Jackie Evancho

Utah resident Claire Crosby sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" to her dad before bed. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Love loans

I sat beside the tub and poured water over Ivy’s belly, wishing I could make the noise and chaos behind me disappear. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Why this mother of four is my nomination for Utah sportswoman of the year

Rena Williams Chesser, a 33-year-old mother of 4 and former BYU All-American, seemed to come out of nowhere to qualify for the finals of the steeplechase in the Olympic Trials. The joy she found in... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Campy thrills abound in jump scare-heavy 'Lights Out' (+Points for Parents)

“Lights Out” is one of the best bad horror movies to come out in some time. For a movie that is so dependent on routine jump scares, it’s actually pretty fun when it lets its... Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Tired, lackluster 'Ice Age' 5 would be better off frozen (+Points for Parents)

As much fun as "Ice Age: Collision Course" tries to have along the way, it’s just a matter of time before moviegoers beg the asteroid to mercifully put the franchise out of its misery. Read more »

July 22, 2016

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Utah fans, bookstores prepare to celebrate release of latest Harry Potter story

J.K. Rowling is asking readers and those who attend preview performances of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" to keep secret what happens, and local bookstores are preparing to celebrate the new... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Five for Families: Films that show Western, pioneer life

History is replete with stories of people searching for a better life. Some movements take groups of people West, such as the Mormon pioneers. Other fictional stories share the same sentiment,... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: ‘Batman v Superman’ arrives on Blu-ray, DVD this week

The Blu-ray/DVD of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has landed, and the “Ultimate Edition” does, as promised, include an R-rated extended version. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Life lessons keep coming from Star Trek after 50 years

Dave Marinaccio wrote his book "All I Really Need to Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek" in 1994 but believes the principles he listed are still pertinent and valuable today. As the newest... Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend

If you can’t get into “Star Trek Beyond” or “Ice Age: Collision Course,” here are some Mormon pioneer movies to watch over the 24th of July weekend. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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UTubers: Pokemon do parkour through Provo in new YouTube video

Devin Graham uploaded a video on YouTube of two Pokemon using their parkour skills to not get caught by Pokemon Go players. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Lindsey Stirling performs on Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' soundtrack

LDS violinist Lindsey Stirling performs her song, "Something Wild," on the new "Pete's Dragon" soundtrack. Additionally, she plays throughout the score of the movie. Read more »

July 21, 2016

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Family whose 3-year-old daughter has cancer surprised with refurbished car

Martins Collision Repair, Bear River Mutual Insurance and other local companies teamed up to surprise the Thackeray family with a refurbished car, a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. Their 3-year-old daughter... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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UTubers: 2 Utah couples create Pokémon Go in real life

The couples behind the Jurgys and Austin & Jess Vlogs are YouTubers who teamed up with their friend Adam Vuinovic to bring the smartphone game PokÉmon Go to life. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Why ‘Rogue One’ will be more than just another new Star Wars movie

"The Force Awakens" proved there's still an audience for Star Wars. Now, "Rogue One" will set the pattern for a new kind of story set in George Lucas' galaxy far, far away. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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The Clean Cut: ‘Daddy Doin’ Work’ celebrates fatherhood

Doyin Richards is on a mission to normalize fatherhood by celebrating dads around the world who do day-to-day things for their kids. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Amy Iverson: How social media can hurt, help during tragedies like the Dallas shootings

All of us can quickly become inundated with social media posts about disturbing news events. Sometimes the worst in humanity brings out the best in all of us. We can make an effort to sift through... Read more »

July 20, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: Lessons from PB&J

Like many little girls, I grew up on PB&Js. Unlike many little girls, my peanut butter sandwiches always metamorphosed into something more. Read more »

July 20, 2016

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'None of it matters': Family grateful after father rescues son from burning Cedar Hills home

Early Friday, Shannon Kelley was worrying whether her husband, Spencer, and 12-year-old son, Connor, would be able to escape the family's Cedar Hills home as it went up in flames. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Cookbook review: 'The Lion House Cookbook' shares hundreds of recipes with a variety of flavors

“The Lion House Cookbook” shares hundreds of recipes made by chefs at the Lion House Pantry and modified for a home kitchen. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Kids live to tell the tale of another family vacation

We went to another national park this summer for family vacation, and, just like last year, we had another meltdown. But this time, my son's crying, screaming tantrum was actually helpful. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Alpine Days set for Aug. 5-13

Alpine Days will kick off Friday, Aug. 5, with a pickleball tournament, food trucks and live music at Burgess Park, 315 Parkway Dr. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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'Glamping': What is it and where can you 'glamp' in Utah

For couples, families and adventurers looking for a more comfortable way to rough it, the “glamping” trend continues to increase in Utah. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Controversy and chaos erupt during RNC’s opening day. Here’s what Twitter is talking about

The Republican National Convention’s first day was a mess, with chaos, controversy and, well, potential plagiarism. Here's how it all went down. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Stephen Colbert is back to take on the GOP convention and its presumptive nominee

Colbert made headlines twice Monday, the first day of the Republican National Convention, reminding Americans what he brings to the political commentary realm. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Several vintage movies make their Blu-ray and DVD debuts this week

Debbie Reynolds earned her only Oscar nomination for “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” which makes its Blu-ray debut this week alongside a number of other newly released vintage movies. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Family of slain man who killed police K9 offers portrait to handler

The family of a man who shot and killed a Unified police K9 in April, who was also killed by police gunfire, offered a gift Monday to the officer who lost his dog. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Coldplay, Michael J. Fox play songs from ‘Back to the Future’ together on stage

"Back to the Future" is a favorite of Coldplay's Chris Martin and his son Moses. Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay in playing two songs from the film. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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UTubers: Mother of 35 adopted special needs children featured in ‘The Piano Gal’ YouTube video

Christie Jameson and her husband felt that they were missing someone in their family, so they adopted 35 special needs children. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Why Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips doesn't matter

The latest debate in parent shaming makes me wonder how far we'll go in judging each other. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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'Today is my someday': Mom of 9 earns WGU degree after husband's death

Out of 8,047 students graduating from an online university based in Salt Lake City, a mother of nine kids was chosen to give the final speech at the graduation ceremony. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Springville officials finalizing plans for $18 million aquatic center

Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million new city aquatic center to be ready for construction beginning in October of this year. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: I want to be fabulously ordinary

There are so many fabulous people out there, particularly wonderful women and mothers. There is the woman I watched on a news show recently showing her success in losing 163 pounds naturally by her... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Chris Colfer to make first visit to Utah on July 21 with tour for 5th book in Land of Stories series

Several short stories that actor Chris Colfer created as a child are incorporated into "An Author's Odyssey," the fifth book in the Land of Stories series. Colfer’s book tour stop in Utah on... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing along no matter their sense of... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but feels longer. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword fights aplenty. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

Tips to savings money on a home remodel beyond manual labor and without sacrificing the end result. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fresh, beautiful ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ features delightful performances

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is as fresh as if the words had just been penned. The show runs through Sept. 8. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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