SOMA will present emo/pop-funk band Real Friends with Neck Deep, Cruel Hand and Have Mercy, Oct. 31, 2014, at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for tickets. Courtesy of Real Friends Plans for the weekend: Rural Alberta Advantage in the city
    • Pop-punk band Real Friends performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Neck Deep, Cruel Hand, Have Mercy. Show ...

    Updated Oct 31 2014 12:52 pm   |     |   Share
    Mystery Escape Room, an interactive venue, opening at The Gateway
    Something mysterious will open at The Gateway shopping center next month. Mystery Escape Room is an interactive entertainment venue, in which groups o...

    Updated Oct 31 2014 11:00 am   |     |   Share
    Friday movie roundup: ‘Birdman’ takes off
    For Halloween this year, Michael Keaton is dressing up as an Oscar contender. Keaton stars in “Birdman,” the most crazily inventive and brilliantly ex...

    Updated Oct 31 2014 10:37 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book The Cricket’s Daily 3: Rowling reveals more about Dolores Umbridge
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • J.K. Rowling’s Halloween gift to everyone: A new essay on her Pottermore website, detailing the his...

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    KRCL will present Wayne Hancock, Oct. 30, 2014, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Hancock plays a mixture of honky-tonk, western swing, blues, Texas rockabilly and big band. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Plans for tonight: Wayne ‘The Train’ pulls in
    • Electro-pop bands Breathe Carolina and Candyland co-headline at the Murray Theater, 4959 S. State St., Murray. Opening act: Flinch. Show starts at 6...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Montgomery, Ala. Cook and seven others including University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban were inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Apple CEO ‘proud to be gay’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in a magazine article that “I’m proud to be gay.” He’s been out to his co...

    Updated Oct 31 2014 07:17 am   |     |   Share
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Jazz forward Gordon Hayward made this spectacular driving dunk past the Warrior's Richard jefferson during fourth quarter play to energize the team. The Utah Jazz defeated the Golden State Warriors 99-92 in OT at Energy Solutions Arena, Saturday, March 17, 2012. Plans for tonight: A new Jazz season starts
    • Death-metal bands Suicide Silence and The Black Dahlia Murder co-headline at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Chelsea Grin, A...

    Updated Oct 29 2014 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
    This film image released by Disney shows, Iron Man, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., left, and Captain America, portrayed by Chris Evans, in a scene from The Cricket’s Daily 3: Big additions to Marvel universe
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Marvel announced its line-up of films for “Phase 3” of its Marvel Cinematic Universe. The slate inc...

    Updated Oct 30 2014 07:35 am   |     |   Share
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Brooklyn-based painter Firelei Báez, the 2015 recipient of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, presented by the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation. Painter Firelei Báez will receive UMOCA’s Doctorow Prize
    Brooklyn painter Firelei Báez will receive the 2015 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art announced ...

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Flyleaf Plans for tonight: Flyleaf rocks
    • Progressive-metal band The Contortionist performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Intervals, Polyphia. Show starts at 6. ...

    Updated Oct 28 2014 01:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Joe McQueen, legendary 89-year-old jazz musician still plays his tenor saxophone in his Utah Crowd-Funding: Joe McQueen, on vinyl
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project goes out to the original Utah jazzman. Joe McQueen has been performing jazz for more than 80 of his 95 years on...

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the title character on The Cricket’s Daily 3: Benedict Cumberbatch joining Marvel universe
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to play Doctor Strange, Marvel’s mystical superhero. And the Inter...

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Kimbra will bring her electric jazz-rock show to In The Venue in Salt Lake City, Oct. 27, 2014. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Kimbra pops into town
    • Nu-metal band Lionfight and Christian metal band The Ongoing Concept co-headline at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Sile...

    Updated Oct 27 2014 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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The Cricket’s Daily 3: First casualty of fall TV
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story” is the first new show of the fall season to get canceled — and the fac...

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Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City will present synpop band Polica and Web of Sunsets, Oct. 24, 2014. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for the weekend: Polica goes pop
    • The Utah Jazz finish their home pre-season schedule by hosting the Phoenix Suns, tonight at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake Ci...

    Updated Oct 24 2014 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a high-school football player who faces adversity after an accident, in the drama Friday movie roundup: Good ‘St. Vincent’
    Take your pick this weekend: A misanthropic softie, a dog-loving hitman, or a bunch of dumb teen-agers? Only one of those three is worth the ticket pr...

    Updated Oct 24 2014 10:11 am   |     |   Share
    The Cricket’s Daily 3: TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • TLC has canceled its popular reality program “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” after TMZ reported that “M...

    Updated Oct 27 2014 07:19 am   |     |   Share
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RE:UP will present DJ QBert with guests Jeremy Ellis, and Electronic Battleship on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. Visit 24tix.com for more information. Plans for tonight: Pimping for Joy
    • Brooklyn funk band The Pimps of Joytime perform at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening act: Moon Hooch. Show starts at 8. Tick...

    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Kurt Bestor Kurt Bestor’s Christmas shows set for Dec. 18-20; tickets on sale Friday
    The calendar says September, the store shelves say Halloween — so let’s talk about your Christmas plans. Kurt Bestor is already planning for the holid...

    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Israel Vibration will perform Aug. 20, 2014 at Park City Live. The harmonic duo, are one of the most successful roots groups to form in Jamaica. Visit parkcitylive.net/event.cfm?id=153194 for information. Must be 21. Plans for tonight: Choose your reggae
    • Reggae superstar Ziggy Marley performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 9. Tickets are $35, at Smith’s Tix. • Regg...

    Updated Aug 20 2014 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Crowd-Funding: Home and ‘Hearth’
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project believes in the power of print. Two Utah sisters — writer Brenda Fisher and photographer Tonya Peterson — decid...

    Updated Aug 26 2014 09:52 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Modern take on Peter Pan
    • Swedish metal band Pray For Locust performs at The Dawg Pound, 3550 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Blood and Thunder, Turned to Stone. ...

    Updated Aug 18 2014 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
    This image released by Paramount Pictures shows characters Raphael and Leonardo, right, in a scene from The Cricket’s Daily 3: Turtles beat old guys
    Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was No. 1 at the box office for a second weekend. The geriatric action ...

    Updated Aug 19 2014 08:47 am   |     |   Share
    A scene from the 1999 film, ‘SLC Punk’ picked for Sundance’s final outdoor screening at Red Butte
    The people of Utah have spoken, and they want their homegrown punk rockers. The 1999 rock comedy “SLC Punk” will close out the Sundance Institute’s Ou...

    Updated Aug 19 2014 06:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Plans for the weekend: 311 at Usana, rap at the Fairpark
    • U92’s Summer Jam, the Salt Lake City radio station’s annual hip-hop extravaganza, happens today and tonight at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. Nort...

    Updated Aug 15 2014 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
    The Cricket’s Daily 3: Everything old is Emmy again
    Here’s what’s happening today in pop culture: • If you were rooting for a new show to win an Emmy, you were sorely disappointed — because the big winn...

    Updated Aug 27 2014 07:04 am   |     |   Share
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Salt Lake City musician John Thomas Draper, who performs classic and original blues and roots music, is raising money via Kickstarter to fund his first CD. Utah Crowd-Funding: Singing the blues
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project has a right to sing the blues. Salt Lake City musician John Thomas Draper performs blues and roots music, both ...

    Updated Sep 02 2014 09:54 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)   Trampled By Turtles plays Sunday, Jan. 13, in Park City. Plans for tonight: Trampled by Turtles in Deer Valley
    • Psychedelic pop-rock band Portugal. The Man and indie dance-rock band Grouplove co-headline at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. The...

    Updated Aug 19 2014 01:43 pm   |     |   Share