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
    FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance The Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia.  Sturgill Simpson and Chance the Rapper are set to perform at the awards show this month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that fellow nominee William Bell and Grammy winners Little Big Town and Gary Clark Jr. will also perform on the live telecast on Feb. 12. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File) Chance the Rapper to play Maverik Center, April 29
    Hot off his Grammy victories, Chance the Rapper is going on tour — with a stop in Utah. As part of a 37-stop North American tour, Chance will headline...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
    Billy Joel performs at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. For the 32nd time, the Piano Man played at the arena before it closes for a major renovation. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday via AP) Billy Joel to perform at The Viv, Nov. 29
    For the first time in 10 years, The Piano Man is playing in Salt Lake City. Billy Joel — the legendary pop-rock singer, songwriter and pianist — will ...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 08:27 am   |     |   Share
    Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Lady Gaga bringing ‘Joanne’ tour to The Viv, Dec. 14
    Hot off of her death-defying performance at the Super Bowl LI halftime show Sunday, Lady Gaga has announced a world tour — with the last stop in Salt ...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)    Nashville-based alt-pop band SafetySuit are playing at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 3 in support of their first studio album released in four years. Plans for the weekend: SafetySuit, or Lemuria, or Young the Giant, or…
    • Alt-rock band SafetySuit performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Armors, John Allred. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tick...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Howard Stern arrives at the ’America’s Got Talent’ Season 10 red carpet kickoff at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. Stern is staying on Sirius XM to produce and host his show for another five years, the parties announced Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Stern psychoanalyzes Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Howard Stern opines that being president is bad for Donald Trump’s mental health, “because he wants...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
      The ’Mamma Mia!’ farewell tour hits Salt Lake City Feb. 2-5 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. Kevin Thomas Garcia  |   Courtesy Plans for tonight: ‘Mamma Mia!,’ one last time
    • Rap/R&B singer Khalid performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • The national f...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    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
    (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
    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
    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
      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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Ben Stiller portrays Derek Zoolander, left, and Owen Wilson portrays Hansel  in a scene from, ’Zoolander 2.’ (Wilson Webb/Paramount Pictures via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Zoolander No. 2,’ ‘Batman v. Superman’ top Razzie nominations
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Zoolander No. 2” led the pack for this year’s Razzie Awards, given to the year’s worst movies, wit...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 10:23 am   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Audrey Babcock ’Aldonza/Dulcinea’ David Pittsinger ’Cervantes/Quixote’ and Keith Jameson ’Sancho Panza’ act out a scene during a rehearsal of ’Man of La Mancha’ at Utah Opera production studio Wednesday January 11, 2017. Plans for the weekend: The impossible dream, and a few nightmares
    • The Salt Lake City edition of “What a Joke,” a nationwide comedy event to mock the inauguration of Donald Trump, happens tonight at The State Room, ...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film ’Still Alice’ in New York.  Baldwin may be taking his Donald Trump act on the road. Baldwin tells ABC News that he is “in discussions” with other venues for his impression of the president-elect besides NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The 58-year-old actor has played Trump on SNL since last year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: How to avoid the inauguration
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Comedian Patton Oswalt offers up a handy guide of things to do instead of watching Donald Trump’s i...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 07:27 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Azizi Gibson  Rap, hip-hop artist Azizi Gibson will perform with guests Felly & Gyyps, Matt Burton and MindBody&Beats, Feb. 27, 2016, at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: Felly and The Mermaid Gang
    • Hip-hop musician Felly leads The Mermaid Gang Tour, which lands at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Gyyps, Yonas, Healy. Show...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share
    Blake Shelton accepts the awards for favorite album for ’If I’m Honest’ and favorite country male artist at the People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Did a dog movie mistreat dogs?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • PETA is calling for a boycott of the new movie “A Dog’s Purpose,” opening Jan. 27, after behind-the...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:16 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of August Burns Red  The Complex in Salt Lake City & Dead Nation will present August Burns Red’s Messengers 10 Year Anniversary Tour, Jan. 18, 2017. Visit thecomplexslc.com/event-1250.htm for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: August Burns Red at The Complex
    • Metal band August Burns Red performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68. Show starts a...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - This Oct. 18, 2015 file photo shows Sam Moore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Moore, of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul duo Sam and Dave, has been added to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. He will perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 19. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Is there a difference in violence between PG-13 and R?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • An analysis in the medical journal Pediatrics has found that major PG-13 movies are often as likely...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 06:56 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Expendables in Park City
    • Metal band High on Fire performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: Archon, Die Off. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $20, ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Mark Hamill talks to thousands of fans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena as he kicks off the 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. The Cricket’s Daily 3: The Joker does Trump, again
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture, after the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend: • If you want to truly appreciate Donald Trump...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:27 am   |     |   Share
    This Nov. 9, 2016 image taken from video shows Kane Brown during an interview in Nashville, Tenn. The 23-year-old singer was rejected by TV singing competitions, so he started posting videos of himself singing country music covers on Facebook. Brown created a dedicated fan base online that propelled him to a No. 1 country album. (AP Photo/Kristin Hall) Plans for the weekend: From Wagner to country
    • Chicago rock band Homesafe performs tonight at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Chase Huglin, Life Lessons, Push...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - This Jan. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kenneth Lonergan, director of ’Manchester By the Sea,’ at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lonergan, “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, and “Moonlight’s” Barry Jenkins all scored their first ever Directors Guild Award nominations for outstanding directorial achievement for a feature film, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Winners for the 69th annual Directors Guild awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Feb. 4. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Surprise picks from DGA
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The Directors Guild of America’s nominations are throwing a curve in Oscar prognosticating, with su...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)    Def Leppard will perofrm June 19, 2017, at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. Def Leppard returning to Usana Amphitheatre, June 19
    If feels like Def Leppard will never, ever stop touring. The British-born ‘80s metal band will return to the road this spring for a North American tou...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share