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Sean P. Means
Sean is the movie critic and columnist for The Salt Lake Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @moviecricket.

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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 07:25AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• A bronze statue of film critic Roger Ebert was unveiled outside the Virginia Thea...

Updated on Apr 23, 2014 12:13PM

• Hard-rock band Silversyde performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Burn The Gallows, Charlatan, Acclimate Theory. Show starts at 6...

Updated on Apr 23, 2014 09:51AM

Most people pick up The Salt Lake Tribune and see the news.

This month, Trish Hopkinson picks up the Tribune and sees poetry.

Updated on Apr 24, 2014 07:17AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Lupita Nyong’o, the Kenyan-raised Oscar winner for “12 Years a Slave,” has been n...

Updated on Apr 22, 2014 04:03PM

• Alt-rock band Switchfoot performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening act: The Royal Concept. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $30, at Smith’s Tix....

Updated on Apr 22, 2014 03:09PM

The concert line-up for the 2014 Utah Arts Festival is starting to take shape, with three acts announcing UAF performances as part of their summer tours.

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Updated on Apr 22, 2014 06:48PM

The Salt Lake City Arts Council is giving us a taste of this summer’s Twilight Concert Series line-up — by announcing who will be playing the summer’s last show.

Updated on Apr 23, 2014 09:22AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• With David Fincher no longer involved with Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic (thus...

Updated on Apr 21, 2014 12:46PM

• Heavy-metal band Sevendust performs an acoustic set at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $28, at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Apr 22, 2014 06:48PM

Summertime at the Tower Theatre means staying up late at the movies.

The Tower’s annual “Summer Late Nights” schedule has been annou...

Updated on Apr 22, 2014 08:15AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” won the weekend box office for the third st...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 10:57AM

• “Gutterbilly” band $12, at Smith’s Tix" target="_blank">The Goddamn Gallows performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12, at Smith’s Tix.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2014 10:17AM

It’s like an Easter egg hunt at the movies this weekend, with a bunch of new titles in a wide range of topics and quality.

The best ...

Updated on Apr 21, 2014 09:26AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of such sweeping classics as “One H...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 12:01PM

• Electro/hip-hop group Hyper Crush performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Jayefkay, TYR, SirensCeol. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $2...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 11:17AM

Animals will take over The Leonardo in May.

The science/technology museum announced today its next exhibit: “Animal Inside Out,” a l...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 09:08AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• The line-up for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival has been announced. Olivier Dahan’s...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 10:18AM

Connoisseurs of fine liquor have voted — and chosen a Utah-made spirit as the best around.

Underground Herbal Spirit, made by Ogden’...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 10:04AM

There’s a rare Wednesday opening at movie theaters today for Easter weekend, and it’s a title aimed at the faith-based audience.

“He...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 09:54AM

Paul McCartney — who, amazingly enough, can still be considered “The Cute One” at the age of 71 — is coming back to Utah.

Sir Paul w...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 07:28AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Yes, Pharrell Williams is everywhere and can do everything. Take, for example, th...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 04:49PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project brings a little music to your life.

Pablo Blaqk is a musician based in Salt Lake City, who gr...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 12:49PM

The JazzSLC series has lined up eight stellar acts — both legends and new talents — for its 2014-15 season.

All shows will be presen...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 12:23PM

• Indie-rock band Say Hi and Australian rock duo Big Scary share the bill at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 09:22AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Donna Tartt’s novel “The Goldfinch” is the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize i...

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 12:49PM

• The Utah Jazz plays its final home game of the season, against the Los Angeles Lakers, at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 ...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 08:27AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” took Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards, while ...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 03:09PM

While most of us are still deciding what to do this summer, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is already preparing for its 2015 summer tour.

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Updated on Apr 12, 2014 01:49PM

• The Utah Jazz faces the Portland Trailblazers tonight at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Smith’s...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 02:47PM

The head of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts has been chosen for a prestigious education program.

Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA’s executive di...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 11:05AM

Baseball season has barely started, but the best new movie this weekend is a glorification of all things football.

“Draft Day” is a ...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 10:10AM

Friday, Sept. 26, will be a big night for country fans in Utah, with Blake Shelton headlining a hot line-up.

Shelton, the country st...

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 08:22AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Thursday’s announcement that Stephen Colbert will take over CBS’ “The Late Show” ...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 01:07PM

• Country singer Tyler Farr performs at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening act: Charlie Worsham. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $22, at Smith’s Tix.<...

Updated on Apr 11, 2014 09:32AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• The FXX channel will run a marathon of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons,” starti...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 09:17PM

The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit to overturn Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will be honored as heroes this summer by the Utah Pride Festival.

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Updated on Apr 9, 2014 12:26PM

• Indie pop/rock band The Colourist performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening acts: Night Terrors of 1927 (led by Jarrod Gorbel, f...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 04:30PM

A Utah writer and beauty expert is in the running to be chosen “Beauty Blogger of the Year” by the fashion magazine Allure.

Megan Mo...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 10:07PM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Holy plot twist! Did you see “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” last night? What t...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 04:47PM

Looking for a laugh this week? The fourth annual Salt Lake Comedy Festival aims to give you a few.

The event boasts both well-known ...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 01:13PM

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project lets you be paid back in art — while others are paid forward.

Two Salt Lake City artists, a s...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 02:14PM

A lot of high-quality art — and some Hollywood glamour — is going on sale in Park City this weekend.

The art is from the estate of J...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 12:52PM

• The Utah Jazz faces the Dallas Mavericks at EnergySolution Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets available at Smith’s Tix.

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 09:00AM

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• TV presenter and model Peaches Geldof, daughter of rocker/humanitarian Bob Geldo...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 01:28PM

• The Salt Lake Bees play host to the Fresno Grizzlies in Pacific Coast League baseball action, at Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. First pitch is at...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 01:27PM

If you missed the short-film programs at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, don’t worry: Some of the best will be coming soon to a theater near you.

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 03:36PM

By the time this Utah Jazz season is over, EnergySolutions Arena will need somebody who contacts the dead.

So a visit from Theresa C...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 09:05AM

Here’s what’s being talked about this weekend in pop culture:

• Mickey Rooney, who made movies for 87 of his 93 years on this planet...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 02:55PM

The summer nights in Park City will be filled with country, rock and folk.

The Park City Institute this week announced the line-up f...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 07:50PM

Get out your calendars: There are three big concerts just announced for Utah this summer.

Here they are, in chronological order:

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