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    FILE - In this April 24, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Ron Howard arrives at the premiere of ’Genius’, in Los Angeles. Howard is taking command of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after the surprise departure of directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Lucasfilm announced their replacement director Thursday, June 22, two days after Lord and Miller left the project over creative differences. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Ron Howard to tackle ‘Solo’ project
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Ron Howard will take over the directing reins of the “Star Wars” Han Solo movie, after the original...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this Jan. 27, 2013, file photo, Daniel Day-Lewis arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Day-Lewis’s representative, Leslee Dart, said in a statement Tuesday, June 20, 2017, that the 60-year-old performer “will no longer be working as an actor.” She added that Day-Lewis is “immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: A world without Daniel Day-Lewis acting
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Daniel Day-Lewis, three-time Best Actor Oscar winner and possibly the greatest actor of his generat...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Jason Mraz, backed up by all-girl band Raining Jane, performed in concert at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Sseptember 9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP) Plans for tonight: Jason Mraz, sold out
    • Horror-punk act Doyle performs at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Davey Suicide. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $18, at Sm...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Joe Elliott sings for Def Leppard as they play USANA Amphitheatre, Monday, June 23, 2014 Plans for tonight: Nick Cave at Kingsbury
    • ‘80s light-metal band Def Leppard will headline at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening: Poison, Tesla. Show starts at 6...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 08:12 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
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    Filmmaker Woody Allen makes a surprise appearance onstage to award the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award to actress Diane Keaton during a gala tribute to her at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: For Diane Keaton, Woody Allen will go to L.A.
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Woody Allen made a rare trip to Los Angeles last night, making a surprise appearance at Diane Kea...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Chon  San Diego, CA, progressive rock and jazz band, Chon will perform March 18, 2016, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Polyphia and Strawberry Girl will open. Visit kilbycourt.com for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: Milky Chance at The Complex
    • German alt-rock/folk duo Milky Chance performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $33.50, at Smith’s Ti...
    Updated Jun 08 2017 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. laughs as he asks questions of and jokes with Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Perry’s confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Who will and won’t appear with Bill Maher
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has canceled an upcoming appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,”...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy of Modest Mouse   Postfontaine will present indie rock band Modest Mouse & Morning Teleportation, June 5, 2017, at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Visit thecomplexslc.com/event-1307.htm for information. Plans for tonight: Modest Mouse rolls on
    • Alt-rock superstars Modest Mouse performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Morning Teleportation. Show starts at 7:30. Tic...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Doobie Brothers will perform at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Sept. 26, 2017. Eccles Theater adds Huey Lewis, Steve Martin & Martin Short, John Cleese and more to fall slate
    Comedians, musicians, dancers and storytellers will perform in Salt Lake City this fall, in the 11 new shows announced for the Live at the Eccles conc...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 03:35 pm   |     |   Share
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       Big Freedia performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in New Orleans.Amy Harris  |  Invision/AP Plans for the weekend: Pride weekend
    • The Utah Pride Festival runs this weekend, at Library Square, 200 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City. The event runs: tonight, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturda...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2016 file photo, Ariana Grande arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Police say there are ’a number of fatalities’ after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in northern England on Monday, May 22, 2017.. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Live from Manchester
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Sunday’s benefit concert in Manchester, featuring Ariana Grande and an all-star line-up, will air l...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 08:11 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy of Brandy Clark   Come enjoy an evening of country music with Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham June 1, 2017, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Visit depotslc.com/event/brandy-clark-charlie-worsham for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: Clark and Worsham, for free
    • Punk band The Casualties performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Revolt, Drunk as S---, Ulteriors. Show starts at 6. Tic...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Travis Scott, sold out
    • Metal band Ancient Elm performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Yeti, Rue the Day, Bhujanga. Show starts at 6:30. Tic...
    Updated May 31 2017 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    People look at tributes in a square in central Manchester, England, Thursday, May 25, 2017, ahead of a minute’s silence for the victims of the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left more than 20 people dead and many more injured, as it ended on Monday night at the Manchester Arena. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: One nation, under ‘covfefe’
    After the great Covfefe War of 2017, here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Ariana Grande’s return visit to Manchester is set for Sunday, ...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 10:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Hard rock from Atlanta
    • Atlanta hardcore band ’68 performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Listener, The Homeless Gospel Choir, Hylian, I Bur...
    Updated May 30 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Director Ruben Ostlund with his Palme d’Or award for his film The Square poses for photographers during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Hip to be ‘The Square’ at Cannes
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture over the long weekend: • Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s art-world satire “The Square” took home the ...
    Updated May 31 2017 07:36 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy U.S. Soccer   U.S. Soccer will issue rainbow-design numbers on jerseys for the men’s and women’s team’s friendlies in June, to mark LGBTQ Pride Month. The men’s team will introduce the jerseys Saturday, June 3, in a match against Venezuela at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. U.S. Soccer to show LGBTQ Pride at Rio Tinto friendly
    U.S. Soccer will be wearing its support for the LGBTQ community on its back next month. Both the men’s and women’s national teams will mark LGBTQ Prid...
    Updated May 26 2017 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of The Birthday Massacre  S & S will present dark electronic band The Birthday Massacre on its Under Your Spell North American Tour 2017 on May 26, 2017 at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Visit thecomplexslc.com/event-1325.htm for information, tickets. Plans for the weekend: Memorial Day and more
    • Dark electronic music act The Birthday Massacre performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Army of the Universe, Su...
    Updated May 26 2017 04:12 pm   |     |   Share