| Courtesy Arturo Torres  California hip hop artist IAMSU will perform with guests Mod Sun, Gravez and Tommy B, May 27, 2016, at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information, tickets. Plans for the weekend: From Mahler to Hogwarts
    • Rapper IAMSU! performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening; Mod Sun, Gravez, Tommy B. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets ar...
    Updated May 27 2016 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Mexican icon Juan Gabriel to perform at The Viv, Oct. 7
    One of Mexico’s biggest music stars is bringing a really big show to Utah. Juan Gabriel will bring his “MeXXIco Es Todo Tour 2016” to the Vivint Smart...
    Updated May 27 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Comic Con co-founders Bryan Brandenburg, left, and Dan Farr announce the celebrity guests for the 2016 edition, set for Sept. 1-3 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake Comic Con buys 50 percent interest in Salt Lake Gaming Con
    The geek convention scene in Utah is getting a little more cozy. Dan Farr Productions, which produces Salt Lake Comic Con, announced Friday that it h...
    Updated May 27 2016 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
    Musician Neil Young speaks during a session at the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pedram Abrari, Pono Music’s vice president, credits Young’s involvement with the company’s online Kickstarter campaign in raising more than $6 million when it originally sought just $800,000.  (AP Photo/John Locher) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Neil Young unloads on Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Neil Young has explained why he didn’t want Donald Trump to use his song “Rockin’ in the Free World...
    Updated May 27 2016 09:26 am   |     |   Share
    Jon Batiste, Colbert’s band leader, to play Deer Valley, Aug. 20
    A late-night music maker is coming to Deer Valley. New Orleans jazzman Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, have been added to the line-up for the St...
    Updated May 27 2016 12:56 pm   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy Chelsea Wolfe  The Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City will present drone-metal-art-folk artist Chelsea Wolfe with Upsilon Acrux, Aug. 28, 2015. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Speedy Ortiz zooms in
    • Hip-hop artist B.o.B performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix. • Indie-rock ban...
    Updated May 26 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016 file photo, Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp arrive at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Court records show Heard filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, May 23, 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair were married in February 2015 and have no children together. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Say it ain’t so, Cap
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Just when you thought you knew Captain America: The new Marvel Comics “Captain America” title revea...
    Updated May 27 2016 08:34 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy Celtic Woman   Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary Celebration to the Maverik Center in West Valley City, June 10, 2015. The group performs traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs. Visit maverikcenter.com for information. Plans for tonight: Red Butte opens with The Lumineers
    • Metal band Lamb of God performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity. Show starts at 6:30. Tic...
    Updated May 25 2016 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
    The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Dancing’ and ‘Voice’ winners crowned
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Deaf model Nyle DiMarco and his pro partner, Peta Murgatroyd, won the mirrorball trophy on season 2...
    Updated May 26 2016 07:13 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Bumpin to some ska
    • Hip-hop act Sole & DJ Pain performs at Kilby Court, 741 Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Youth In Eyes, Dine Krew. Show starts at 7....
    Updated May 24 2016 11:51 am   |     |   Share
    Utah crowd-funding: Fighting cancer, with a superhero’s help
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project is a game with a purpose. “Tumorman” is the creation of three friends — an oncologist, a pharmacist and a game ...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:09 am   |     |   Share
    Utah talent part of comedy ‘We Love You, Sally Carmichael!’
    Some noteworthy Utah talent is lining up behind the directorial debut of actor Christopher Gorham. Gorham will star in and direct “We Love You, Sally ...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:20 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this file photo dated Feb. 24, 2011, Burt Kwouk, poses after being presented with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) award in London. The actor best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85, his agent said, Tuesday May 24, 2016, issuing the statement ’Beloved actor Burt Kwouk has sadly passed peacefully away 24th May.’ (John Stillwell / Pool via AP, FILE) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Tale as old as time
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Take a look at the first teaser trailer for “Beauty & The Beast,” Disney’s live-action adaptation o...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:25 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Andrew Bird  S & S and KRCL will present folk musician Andrew Bird, at 8 p.m. May 23, 2016, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $39.50 in advance or $42 day of show. Visit depotslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: McCartney, the next generation
    • Whistling folk-rock multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Opening: John Grant. Show starts a...
    Updated May 23 2016 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
    Director Ken Loach reacts after winning the Palme d’or for the film I, Daniel Blake, during the awards ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 22, 2016.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trophies for Ken Loach, The Weeknd and Adele
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • At the close of the Cannes Film Festival Sunday, British director Ken Loach received his second Pal...
    Updated May 24 2016 09:28 am   |     |   Share
    Musician Paul Simon participates in the Country Music Hall of Fame benefit concert at PlayStation Theater on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Plans for the weekend: Here comes Rhymin’ Simon
    • Rapper Tech N9ne performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Mayday, Steve Stone, Ces Cru. Show...
    Updated May 20 2016 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this May 7, 2016 file photo, Kesha attends ’To the Rescue: Saving Animal Lives’ Gala and Fundraiser in Los Angeles.  Dr. Luke and his record label say they are giving Kesha approval to perform at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. His label, Kemosabe Records, said in a statement Thursday, May 19, 2016, that they are approving the performance after being reassured that Kesha was not going to use her time onstage to highlight their ongoing lawsuit. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The Kesha/Dr. Luke battle goes on
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Kesha can perform in a Bob Dylan tribute at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards — because Lukasz “Dr. L...
    Updated May 23 2016 07:51 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Lukas Graham  Danish pop-soul band, Lukas Graham will perform April 16, 2016, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Visit thestateroom.com/calendar/lukas-graham for information. Must be 21 to attend. Plans for tonight: A ‘him’ and a ‘them’
    • Aussie rock-reggae band Sticky Fingers performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: Bootleg Rascal. Show starts at 8. Tic...
    Updated May 19 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this March 20, 2016 file photo, a shopper on an escalator passes by the Nintendo logo at an electronics store in Tokyo. Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co., which makes the Wii U home console and Nintendo 3DS hand-held machine, is eyeing the movie business for growth. Company spokesman Makoto Wakae said Monday, May 16 details are undecided but the work might be a theater release or a DVD. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Rowling defends free speech, even Trump’s
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • J.K. Rowling defended free speech at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Gala in New York last night, sayi...
    Updated May 18 2016 07:31 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)   Frank Vignola. Plans for tonight: Vignola closes out JazzSLC
    • Death-metal band The Black Dahlia Murder performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Fallujah, Disentomb. Show ...
    Updated May 16 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gavin DeGraw performs at Red Butte Garden, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Andy Grammer and Gavin DeGraw touring together; Sept. 23 at Saltair
    Two soulful pop-rock singer-songwriters are teaming up to tour North America this fall — with a stop by the Great Salt Lake. Gavin DeGraw and Andy Gra...
    Updated May 19 2016 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
    In this image released by Disney, Anthony Mackie, from left,  Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Sebastian Stan appear in a scene from ’Captain America: Civil War.’ (Disney-Marvel via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Captain America’ wins again
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Captain America: Civil War” dominated the domestic box-office race in its second week, with $72.5 ...
    Updated May 17 2016 07:20 am   |     |   Share
       R&B singer Tori Kelly will bring her ’Unbreakable Smile,’ Tour, June 8, 2015, to The Depot in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information. Courtesy Tori Kelly Plans for the weekend: The unbreakable Tori Kelly
    • Female-fronted hard-rock band Scarlet Canary performs tonight at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Away at Lakeside, The D...
    Updated May 13 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
    Sundance picks six projects for New Frontier Story Lab
    Six projects — covering everything from urban violence to mental illness, and encounters with train passengers and a transgender cyborg — have been pi...
    Updated May 17 2016 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
    A third of a century after ’The Muppet Show’ ended, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy returned in ’The Muppets.’ Eric McCandless  |  ABC The Cricket’s Daily 3: ABC drops the ax on Kermit
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • ABC has cancelled “The Muppets,” the detective show “Castle,” the nighttime soap “Nashville” and Ma...
    Updated May 16 2016 07:37 am   |     |   Share
    Jennifer Lopez, left, is embraced by Pitbull at the end of her performance at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Timber! Pitbull to play Usana Amphitheatre on July 12
    If you’re a fan of the rapper Pitbull, you’re going to want to feel this moment: He’s coming to Utah. Pitbull will bring “The Bad Man Tour,” featuring...
    Updated May 12 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
    Avi Kaplan, from left, Kirstin Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi and Kevin Olusola, of Pentatonix, arrive at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Pentatonix to bring world tour to Maverik Center, Oct. 22
    Get ready for some a capella magic: Pentatonix is bringing its sound to Utah. The five-voice a capella group will bring its world tour to Maverik Cent...
    Updated May 12 2016 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
    S & S will present Sawyer Fredericks with Mia Z, May 12, 2016, at The Post Theater in Salt Lake City. Fredericks became a national phenomenon during the eighth season of NBC’s ’The Voice,’ which he won. Visit kilbycourt.com for information, tickets. Courtesy NBC Plans for tonight: From ‘The Voice’ to touring
    • Metalcore band Divisions performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: A War Within, Hands of the Martyr, Crisis In Consci...
    Updated May 12 2016 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
    Actress Blake Lively, from left, director Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Cafe Society and the Opening Ceremony at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Woody deflects sex-abuse talk
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Woody Allen, at the Cannes Film Festival, responded to accusations by son Ronan Farrow that the dir...
    Updated May 13 2016 07:36 am   |     |   Share
    Madonna arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Damn These Heels festival will end with documentary on Madonna’s dancers
    Utah’s film festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender topics will finish dancing — with a documentary about the men behind Madonna on her co...
    Updated May 13 2016 03:45 pm   |     |   Share