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    Luca Venter  |  Courtesy  Dreamy electronic music project Slow Magic performs Friday, Dec. 4 at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Plans for the weekend: Jason Aldean, Boston, and more
    • The Utah Arts Festival continues today through Sunday, at Washington Square and Library Square, 200 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City. Today’s head...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Author J.K. Rowling appears at the Empire State Building observation deck during a lighting ceremony and to mark the launch of her non-profit children’s organization Lumos, on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Broken up over Brexit
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • British celebrities — including J.K. Rowling, James Corden and Ellie Goulding — took to Twitter to express t...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Attendees at the 2016 Utah Arts Festival add their own graffiti to a car, donated by a festival sponsor, parked on 200 East. Utah Arts Festival blog: Irish-style rock, beehive jewelry and more
    10:10 p.m. • As night fell on the first night of the 2016 Utah Arts Festival, the sounds of Ireland, mixed with rock ’n’ roll, rose from the Amphithea...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Scenes from the Utah Arts Festival, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans for tonight: Utah Arts Festival begins
    • The Utah Arts Festival, the state’s largest arts event, starts its four-day run today at Library Square and Washington Square, at 200 East and 400 S...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of ’Celebration Day,’ a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Starting Tuesday, June 14, 2016, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin themselves ripped off that riff. Page and Plant are named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by the trustee of late guitarist Randy Wolfe from the band Spirit. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Haters visit ‘Justice League’ set
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • Director Zack Snyder invited a bunch of movie critics and bloggers — the “haters” who railed against “Batman...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 08:53 am   |     |   Share
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      The Growlers perform Friday at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Taylor Bonin  |  Courtesy Plans for tonight: Mariachi meets metal
    • Glam-metal singer Andy Black, former frontman for Black Veil Brides, performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Colours. Sh...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Lynda Carter arrives at the 41st annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Carter has confirmed reports that she has been cast as the president in the second season of the CW series, ’Supergirl.’(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Wonder Woman for president
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • “Supergirl” has elected its president of the United States: Lynda Carter, who played TV’s Wonder Woman from ...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 07:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Rick Pollock  |  Courtesy   Actor Robert Scott Smith with violinist Kathryn Eberle and pianist Jason Hardink perform in Utah playwright Eric Samuelsen’s ’The Kreutzer Sonata.’ Mayor’s Artist Awards announced
    An acclaimed Utah painter, a chamber-music advocate and a pioneering bookseller are the individuals tapped to receive the annual Mayor’s Artists Award...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 05:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Eagulls fly into SLC
    • Post-punk band Eagulls performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Outer Spaces, The Circulars, Muzzle. Show st...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 20, 1993 file photo, ’Cheers’ television actor Rhea Perlman, left, who plays Carla Tortelli, and other ’Cheers’ personalities listen as fellow cast member Ted Danson, right, who plays Sam Malone, addresses the Massachusetts State Legislature during the ’Cheers Day’ proclamation at the Statehouse in Boston. ’Cheers’ is being adapted for the stage riffing on the Bostonian themes and sexual tension that powered the wildly popular ’80s TV sitcom. The play is scheduled to debut in September 2016 in Boston before embarking on a national tour. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Sam and Diane, revisited
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • There’s a stage play based on the first season of “Cheers” opening in September — in Boston, of course. [The...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 08:41 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Matt Nathanson sings prior to the Gavin DeGraw performance at Red Butte Garden, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Plans for tonight: Nathanson and Phillips (not a law firm)
    • Folk-pop singer-songwriters Matt Nathanson and Phillip Phillips co-headline at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy. Show starts at 6 p.m. ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 11, 2015, file photo, Anton Yelchin arrives at a special screening of ’Burying the Ex’ held at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles. Yelchin, a charismatic and rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new ’Star Trek’ films, has died at the age of 27. He was killed in a fatal traffic collision early Sunday morning, June 19, 2016, his publicist confirmed. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mourning Anton Yelchin
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • Hollywood celebrities have reacted with shock and sadness to the death of actor Anton Yelchin, who died Sund...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 07:35 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Snow Tha Product  Latina hip-hop artist Snow Tha Product will bring her Half Way There Tour with guests Destruction Family Click, June 17, 2016, to The Complex in Salt Lake City. Caskey and Honey will open. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for the weekend: Snow tha Product, in June
    • Mexican-American hip-hop artist Snow Tha Product performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Destruction Family Clic...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This July 13, 2014 file photo shows Seth Meyers at the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Larry Wilmore and Kate McKinnon are the most likely comic stars to emerge for Decision 2016. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Meat Loaf is feeling better
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • The singer Meat Loaf is recovering in an Edmonton hospital, after collapsing onstage while singing “I’d Do A...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 08:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Electronica/soul performer JMSN will play June 16 at Kilby Court, Salt Lake City. Courtesy JMSN Plans for tonight: Two Monkees or a White Buffalo
    • Metal band Bodysnatcher performs at Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Cries of the Captive, Declared Aversion, Infection of th...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This July 13, 2014 file photo shows Seth Meyers at the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Larry Wilmore and Kate McKinnon are the most likely comic stars to emerge for Decision 2016. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: “Swiddlston”? “Hiddleswift”?
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • A British tabloid published pictures of singer Taylor Swift snogging actor Tom Hiddleston (Loki from “The Av...
    Updated Jun 17 2016 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Pop singer Colbie Caillat Colbie Caillat to play Park City’s Eccles Center, Oct. 14
    Some California sunshine will be landing in Park City this fall. Malibu-born singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat will perform at Park City’s Eccles Cente...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    US film director Steven Spielberg arrives for a meeting with Holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a day before commemorations at Auschwitz that mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘And that’s the way it is’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Steven Spielberg is going to produce a biographical drama about the life of the late anchorman Walt...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts the award for best original  score for  ’Hamilton’ at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: “Love is love is love is love…”
    In the wake of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, the pop culture news may seem to fade in significance — but popular culture...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 07:37 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy William Hereford  Tennessee pop singer-songwriter and YouTube star Jacob Whitesides will take the stage June 11, 2016, at In the Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information, tickets. Plans for the weekend: Bonanza Campout, rocking outdoors
    • The Bonanza Campout, a two-day event of music, art and camping, happens today and Saturday at River’s Edge at Deer Park, Heber City. The line-up inc...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    Take 90 seconds to enjoy this view of Salt Lake City [video]
    No real reason to post this video, other than that it’s well done and a beautiful encapsulation of Salt Lake City by someone who lives here. Filmmaker...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 filee photo, actor Mel Gibson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film ’Blood Father’ at the 69th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. ’Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace says he’s working with director Gibson on a follow-up to ’The Passion of the Christ.’ Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, June 9, 2016, that the new film will focus on the resurrection of Jesus. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Gibson eyes the resurrection
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Mel Gibson is planning a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ,” focusing on Jesus’ resurrection and...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 08:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: A tribute to The Smiths
    • The Smites, a Smiths tribute band, performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: Human Leather. Show starts at 8. Tickets ...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    An image of Diandra Forrest in Frances Bodomo’s 2014 short film ’Afronauts.’ Bodomo is expanding the short into a feature film, which is one of the projects chosen for the Sundance Institute’s Directors Lab, running May 30 to June 23, and the Screenwriters Lab, June 25-30, at Robert Redford’s Sundance resort. Joshua James Richards  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance names 25 projects for three labs in late June
    The Sundance Institute is planning for a lot of artistic crossover at the end of June, as it schedules three of its lab programs concurrently. The Scr...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: J.K. Simmons and his biceps
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • J.K. Simmons’ workout photos, showing how ripped he’s getting to play Commissioner Gordon in next y...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 09:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Matilda Finn  |  Courtesy  English rock trio The Wombats performs Tuesday at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Wombats march into town
    • Old-school metal band Jesus Piece performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Threshold, Villain, Communionist, Militant...
    Updated Jun 08 2016 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mark Levine  |  ABC  Ungrateful brat Maddie (Lennon Stella, left), argues with her mother, Rayna (Connie Britton), on ’Nashville.’ The Cricket’s Daily 3: Will ‘Nashville’ live again?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Fans of “Nashville” may get a second chance after ABC canceled the nighttime soap — because CMT is ...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 07:04 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    The English a cappella group The King’s Singers, will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra for the annual Pioneer Day concerts, on June 22 and 23 at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. King’s Singers to join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Pioneer Day concerts
    What will the Mormon Tabernacle Choir add to its sound for Pioneer Day? More singing. The world-renowned English a cappella sextet The King’s Singers ...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    | 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: How dark is your metal?
    • Death-core metal band Here Comes the Kraken performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Feed Her To The Sharks, So This ...
    Updated Jun 07 2016 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance picks two artists for Native Filmmakers Lab
    Two American Indian storytellers have been picked to take part in the Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmakers Lab. The two will attend the Sundance lab...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 03:53 pm   |     |   Share