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    Los Angeles psychobilly band Tiger Army will present their ’V...,’ tour, June 19, 2016, at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Visit thecomplexslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for the weekend: Ella’s songs and Beach Boys in Deer Valley
    • Rapper Phora performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $30, at Smith’s Tix. • Iconic heavy-me...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    This image taken from video on June 20, 2017 shows Meredith Salenger, left, and Patton Oswalt at the premiere of AMC’s ’The Preacher,’ in Los Angeles.  Fifteen months after the death of his wife, Oswalt is engaged to marry actress Meredith Salenger, His publicist confirmed Thursday, July 6.  Michelle McNamara, a writer, died in April 2016 from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. (AP Photo/Jeff Turner) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘RattyGann’? ‘Natatouille’?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Congratulations and best wishes to comedian/actor Patton Oswalt and actor Meredith Salenger, who an...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Train at Usana, Shepherd at Red Butte
    • Reggae bands Dirty Heads and SOJA co-headline at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, Salt Lake City. Opening: The Green, RDGLDGRN. Show starts at 6 p....
    Updated Jul 06 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 22, 2016, file photo, Kesha arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Kesha released ’Praying’ on July 6, 2017. The song is the lead single from the singer’s first album in five years. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Kesha puts her pain into her music
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The singer Kesha has released “Praying,” her first solo single in four years, and it touches on the...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 08:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Rap or rock?
    • Rapper Shakewell performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Ramirez, Germ. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Ti...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: CNN keeps apologetic meme maker’s identity secret
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • In a classic example of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” CNN is facing criticism for not di...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Michael Lavine   S & S will present the alternative rock band X Ambassadors with guest Lany, Aug. 7, 2015, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for tonight (and July 4): X Ambassadors at Deer Valley
    • Death-metal band Reaping Asmodeia performs tonight at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Warriors of Tenchu, Davidian. Show...
    Updated Jul 03 2017 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this  April 12, 2016, file photo, Maria Menounos arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ’Captain America: Civil War’ at the Dolby Theatre. Menounos told People magazine for an article published online July 3, 2017, that she underwent surgery on June 8 to remove a benign brain tumor. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File ) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Maria Menounos leaving E! News after health scare
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture that doesn’t involve a politician sunning himself on a closed beach or tweeting a veiled threat of phy...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Metalachi (from left: Paco Halen, Nacho Picante, Vega De La Rockha, Maximilian ’Dirty’ Sanchez and El Cucuy) perform on the television show ’America’s Got Talent.’ They are a Los Angeles-based band that play rock and metal songs in a mariachi style, and will play at Salt Lake City’s Urban Lounge on Wednesday, June 22. Plans for the weekend: Getting a jump on Independence Day
    • Dance-punk band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) performs tonight to celebrate Kilby Court’s 18th anniversary, at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt ...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 10:26 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2014, file photo, Mika Brzezinski arrives at the Ninth Annual Women of Worth Awards in New York.  President Donald Trump has used a series of tweets to go after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who’ve criticized Trump on their MSNBC show ’Morning Joe.’  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mika and Joe respond to Trump’s tweets
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have responded — in print and on their MSNBC show — to Donald T...
    Updated Jul 03 2017 08:19 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Warren G is back
    • West Coast hip-hop artist Warren G performs at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $35, at Smith’s Tix. ...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Legendary musician Carlos Santana and his band members perform a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City on July 29, 2014. Plans for tonight: Santana at Red Butte, sold out
    • Heavy metal band Adrenaline Mob performs at The Royal, 4760 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: The Wild, Hooga, Outside of Society. Show starts a...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Lindsey Smith ï Named executive director of Park City’s Kimball Art Center. Lindsie Smith picked as Kimball Art Center’s new director
    The Kimball Art Center has found its new leader, and the Park City arts organization found her in Utah. Lindsie Smith, who has been associate director...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist attends The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and InStyle’s annual Toronto International Film Festival celebration in Toronto. Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like “John Wick” died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 56. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Disney denies a beef with Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Disney is pushing back on a report that claimed turmoil from Donald Trump’s people was delaying the...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 07:49 am   |     |   Share
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     Rock singer Ann Wilson, known for her years fronting Heart with her sister Nancy. Norman Seeff  |  Courtesy  Plans for tonight: Rockin’ in the ’80s
    • Two staples of ’70s and ’80s rock, Styx and REO Speedwagon, will co-headline at Usana Ampitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening: Don...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Feb. 4, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump in the opening sketch of ’Saturday Night Live,’ in New York.  With the return of John Oliver to HBO and Alec Baldwin’s guest hosting slot on “Saturday Night Live,”  this is shaping up like a big weekend for late-night’s treatment of the new president.(Will Heath/NBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Serena is too busy for McEnroe’s nonsense
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Serena Williams has no time for John McEnroe’s sexist comments. She’s too busy preparing to have a ...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:12 am   |     |   Share
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     Rock singer Ann Wilson, known for her years fronting Heart with her sister Nancy. Norman Seeff  |  Courtesy  Plans for tonight: Ann Wilson plays solo
    • Ann Wilson, frontwoman for the classic rock band Heart, performs solo at Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. Show starts at 8. Ticket...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: A so-so opening for ‘Transformers’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Transformers: The Last Knight” led the weekend box-office race, but its $69.1 million domestic tak...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 08:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Beyonce poses in the press room with the awards for best music video for ’Formation’ and best urban contemporary album for ’Lemonade’ at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Beyoncé and Jay Z have twins
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The most famous twins since Castor and Pollux have been born, to Beyoncé and Jay Z. So says Beyoncé...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Nu-metal band Korn will play Usana Amphitheatre on Friday, June 16, 2017. Plans for the weekend: Korn, Ryan Adams, Dispatch and more
    • Pop-metal band Korn performs tonight at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening: Stone Sour, Yelawolf, Islander. Show start...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 08:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety’s Power of Women: New York in New York.  An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped  Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said Tuesday, June 13, 2017,  that she understands and respects the decision but is disappointed she won’t be there. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The plot thickens for Megyn Kelly
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • In the “lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas” department, this item: Conspiracy monger Alex Jones...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 08:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Joe Owenby  |  Courtesy   Americana singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey and his Utah-based business partner will open the new Wildfire SmokeHaus, a barbecue restaurant inside the Zermatt Resort in Midway. The opening will be in conjunction with the annual Heber Valley Western Music and Cowboy Poetry Gathering on Oct. 28-Nov. 1. Plans for tonight: Black Lips at Metro
    • Pop-rock band Marina City performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: At My Mercy, Tot, Uvluv. Show starts at 6:30. Tick...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gene Simmons performs with KISS, as they play a sold out show at the USANA Amphitheatre, Monday, June 23, 2014 The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trademarking ‘devil horns’?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Kiss frontman Gene Simmons wants to trademark his “devil horns” hand gesture, though the ghost of R...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Badflower in bloom
    • R&B guitarist Nick Waterhouse performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: SadGirl, Joshy Soul. Show starts at 7. Tickets...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, author Stephen King speaks at Book Expo America in New York. King says his frequent criticism of President Donald Trump has gotten him blocked by America’s head of state on Twitter. The author of “Firestarter” and “It” tweeted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, that Trump has blocked him on the social media website.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Stephen King spooks The Donald
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Add Donald Trump to the list of people scared by Stephen King: The Orange One has blocked the horro...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 8, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly attends the 2016 Variety’s Power of Women: New York in New York.  An anti-gun violence organization founded by parents of children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has dumped  Kelly as host of an event in Washington this week because of her planned interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Kelly said Tuesday, June 13, 2017,  that she understands and respects the decision but is disappointed she won’t be there. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: First advertiser bails on Megyn Kelly
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • JP Morgan Chase is pulling its ads from NBC News programs, over Megyn Kelly’s upcoming interview wi...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Collective Soul, which was one of the biggest alternative rock bands of the 1990s, just released its ninth studio album ’See What You Started By Continuing.’ They will be playing at The Complex on Oct. 31. Plans for tonight: Collective Soul rises again
    • Post-hardcore punk band Wolf & Bear performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Guilty Scapegoat, Noise Ordinance, Arron...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Folk-rock icon Ani DiFranco to play Eccles Theater, Nov. 4
    One of the most independent recording artists working today — Ani DiFranco — is coming to Utah. DiFranco, the outspoken folk/rock musician and activis...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Bette Midler accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical for ’Hello, Dolly!’ at the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Broadway’s big night
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The teen-driven musical “Dear Evan Hansen” took six Tony awards, including Best Musical — while Bet...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy East Star All-Stars  Reggae collective Easy Star All-Stars will perform their essential tribute album ’Dub Side of the Moon,’ April 30, 2016, at The State Room in Salt Lake City.  Visit thestateroom.com for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: Anderson and Andy
    • Polish death-metal band Vader performs tonight at Metro Music Hall, 615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Internal Bleeding, Sacrificial Slaugh...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 04:38 pm   |     |   Share