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    Ballet West’s new season: Rebooted ‘Nutcracker,’ Sklute’s 10th anniversary
    Ballet West has unveiled plans for its 2017/18 season, which will start a two-year celebration of CEO/artistic director Adam Sklute’s 10th anniversary...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Jordan Horowitz, producer of ’La La Land,’ shows the envelope revealing ’Moonlight’ as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The case of the celebrity-seeking CPA
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The snafu at the end of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony is still the talk of Hollywood, with word that the ...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    After a years-long legal battle to be freed from a recording contract with a defunct label, 26-year-old pop singer JoJo released ’Mad Love.’ in 2016, her first full-length album in a decade. She’ll be performing at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Monday. Plans for tonight: JoJo postpones show at The Depot
    • Guitarist/singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo performs at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening: Jesse Malin. Show starts at 8....
    Updated Feb 27 2017 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions: The aftermath
    If only The Cricket had switched his cynical pick with his optimistic one. The (slightly) cynical pick in Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was predicting...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Jordan Horowitz, producer of ’La La Land,’ shows the envelope revealing ’Moonlight’ as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Moonlight’ and craziness
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A historic Best Picture win for “Moonlight” at last night’s Academy Awards is overshadowed by the c...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 08:55 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Skillet  Memphis Christian rock band Skillet will bring its Unleashed Tour 2017 with guests Sick Puppies and Devour the Day, Feb. 24, 2017, to The Great Saltair. Visit thesaltair.com/?page_id=49 for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for the weekend: Stevie Nicks and friends
    • Shock rockers American Grim perform tonight at Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Glaciers in Pangaea, Never Go Back, Piggett, ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 4: The majors
    Here we go: The fourth and final part of The Cricket’s predictions for the 89th annual Academy Awards. These are the major categories: Directing, scre...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho poses for a portrait in New York. Evancho, a 16-year-old singer from the Pittsburgh suburbs, has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Evancho, who became known when she made runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, announced the event Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on NBC’s “Today” show. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump’s transgender rule ‘disaster’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Caitlyn Jenner, possibly the only transgender person to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaig...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 09:59 am   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 3: Shorts and specialty features
    The third part of The Cricket’s predictions for the 89th annual Academy Awards is that will make or break your office Oscar pool: The short films and ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Otep  S & S will present Los Angeles heavy metal band, Otep, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Visit theurbanloungeslc.com for information. Must be 21+ to attend. Plans for tonight: Brothers Comatose wake up the crowd
    • Soul legend Brenton Wood performs at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix. (A second ...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho poses for a portrait in New York. Evancho, a 16-year-old singer from the Pittsburgh suburbs, has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Evancho, who became known when she made runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, announced the event Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on NBC’s “Today” show. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump’s transgender rule ‘disaster’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, has asked (via...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 08:44 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Alex & Sierra at The Complex
    • Folk-pop duo Alex & Sierra performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: John.k. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $18, at Smit...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 2: Crafts
    Today, in The Cricket’s predictions for the 89th annual Academy Awards, it’s time to tackle the craft categories. In Tuesday’s opening installment, it...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 8, 2017 file image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Streep gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter and calling for the defense of a free press.  (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: More female leads in movies, but still a minority
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A new study found 29 percent of Hollywood movies last year had a female protagonist — which is up 7...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Metal, ska, rap or soul?
    • Deathcore metal band Born of Osiris performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Within The Ruins...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 1: Technical
    For movie fans, Oscar Night — which happens this Sunday — is an unofficial holiday, a celebration of the motion picture. It’s also a time for movie cr...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 11:32 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on ’The Partridge Family,’ arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy says he is struggling with memory loss. Cassidy told People magazine that his family has a history of dementia and that he had sensed “this was coming.” He added that for now he wanted to stay focused and “enjoy life.” (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: David Cassidy battling dementia
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture (besides your friendly neighborhood Cricket being back from vacation): • David Cassidy, 66, the ‘70s t...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 07:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Sarah Pearce Sarah Pearce stepping down as Sundance’s managing director
    The Sundance Institute’s highest-ranking executive in Utah — with the exception of founder Robert Redford — is leaving. Sarah Pearce, the arts nonprof...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 10:06 am   |     |   Share
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    This Dec. 9, 2016 image released by NBC shows Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new boss of ’The New Celebrity Apprentice,’ at a press junket in Universal City, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trump vs. Schwarzenegger
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Donald Trump took time at the National Prayer Breakfast to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 09:01 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Photo)    Dashboard Confessional co-headlines a show with Taking Back Sunday at Saltair on Thursday, July 7. Plans for tonight: Dashboard Confessional, sold out
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. ...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Hillary has some things to say
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Backwoods hiker and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is writing a book of personal ess...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Brett Dennen, sold out
    • Pop/folk singer Brett Dennen performs at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8 p.m. Sold out. • French “blackgaze” act ...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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      The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) stars in the ’Doctor Who’ Christmas special, ’Last Christmas.’ Courtesy  |  BBC America The Cricket’s Daily 3: Capaldi’s last spin as The Doctor
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Peter Capaldi will be leaving the role of The Doctor on the venerable BBC series “Doctor Who” at th...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Sage the Gemini in town
    Not much happening tonight, but there is this: • California rapper Sage the Gemini performs at Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City....
    Updated Jan 30 2017 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Charles Kelley, from left, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, of Lady Antebellum, arrive at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP) Country Megaticket, for 4 shows at Usana, on sale Friday
    Country music fans know Friday is a big day: It’s when the 2017 Toyota Country Megaticket goes on sale. The Megaticket offers fans first crack at tick...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this Feb. 25, 2016 photo, musician Peter Frampton poses for a portrait in New York.  The English-born Frampton, now 65, released, “Acoustic Classics,” a CD of stripped-down versions of his best-known songs, in February. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP) Peter Frampton and Steve Miller Band to pair up at Usana, Aug. 2
    Two legendary rock forces of the 1970s — Peter Frampton and Steve Miller — are teaming up for a summer tour. Frampton and The Steve Miller Band will b...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    David Harbour and the cast of ’Stranger Things’ accept the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Big winners, great speeches at SAG Awards
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Hidden Figures” was the surprise winner of the Best Ensemble honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awar...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Kathy Griffin dishes it out
    • The FUNdeMENTALS will headline a “That’s a Wrap Sundance Concert” tonight at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Scotty Haze ...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This May 21, 2016 file photo shows actress Taraneh Alidoosti during a photo call for the film ’Forushande’ (The Salesman) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France.  Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated “The Salesman,” says she won’t attend the Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration plans. Alidoosti called plans for a visa ban of Iranians “racist” in a message posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, on Twitter. “The Salesman,” directed by Asghar Farhadi, was nominated for best foreign language film. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Conan going to Mexico
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Conan O’Brien will shoot a special in Mexico, employing an all-Mexican crew. [Vulture] • Taraneh Al...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 07:58 am   |     |   Share
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      The electronic/ambient act The Album Leaf is one of the performers at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy ASCAP Plans for tonight: Jonatha Brooke at The State Room
    • The Utah Jazz plays host to the Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets availa...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:50 am   |     |   Share