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Mexican music icon Luis Miguel will perform his first concert in Utah, Friday, Sept. 11, at Usana Amphitheater. Mexican music icon Luis Miguel to play Usana Amphitheatre, Sept. 11
    El Sol de México, “The Son of Mexico,” is making his first appearance in Utah. Latin American music icon Luis Miguel, who has sold 100 million records...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
    In this Oct. 13, 2014 photo from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Imagine Dragons and lead singer Dan Reynolds are recorded during a segment of a dual-purpose ad video - to promote both Las Vegas and indie-rock band Imagine Dragons and its upcoming as-yet-unnamed album, at the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) Plans for tonight: Imagine Dragons at ESA
    • Pop-rock band Parachute will perform an evening of acoustic music at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
    Utah crowd-funding: ‘Full Effect’ on the dance floor
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project comes with a beat. Cameron Allen is a Salt Lake City music producer, DJ and composer who’s only 22, but already...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
    In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama talks with Jon Stewart during a taping of his appearance on The Cricket’s Daily 3: Big movies coming to Toronto
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival will open with Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition,” starrin...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:01 am   |     |   Share
    Nerdist chief Chris Hardwick to play Kingsbury Hall, Nov. 6
    Some people are nerds, and some nerds are lucky enough to make a career out of it. Chris Hardwick is one of these nerds. Hardwick — comedian, TV host,...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 07:53 pm   |     |   Share
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Better Than Ezra performs on a bill of ‘90s hit makers — including Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Eve 6 — July 27 at Red Butte Garden. Plans for tonight: ‘90s music ‘Under the Sun’
    • Progressive-metal band Between the Buried and Me performs on the “Coma Ecliptic Tour,” at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: An...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata (8) and his teammates celebrate his second half penalty kick score during their match against Sporting Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT on Friday, July 24, 2015. Real Salt Lake lead 1-0 at halftime. Study: Salt Lake City is top city for soccer fans
    If you’re a soccer fan in Salt Lake City, you’re in the right place. Salt Lake City has been rated the best city in the United States for soccer fans,...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. A documentary filmmaker is drawing attention to comments Cosby made about rape and bullying during a 2011 interview, a small portion of which was posted by the website RadarOnline on Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Cosby’s victims speak out
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • In a massive act of multimedia journalism, New York magazine has interviewed 35 women who have accused Bill...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, British soul singer Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York. Smith had a breakthrough year with his debut, Sam Smith’s Maverik Center concert postponed to Oct. 2
    Utah fans of Sam Smith will have to wait a little longer to hear his golden tones. The crooner’s scheduled Aug. 5 concert at Maverik Center in West Va...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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The Turnpike Troubadours will perform July 24, 2015, at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Visit  showclix.com/event/TurnpikeTroubadoursSLC/tag/cslc for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for the weekend: Pioneer spirit, and more
    • The Days of ‘47 Parade happens today, starting at 9 a.m., at South Temple and State Street — then runs east to 200 East, turns south to 900 South, a...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
    This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Rachel McAdams, left, as Maureen Hope and Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope, in the film, Friday movie roundup: Fighting back
    Before the weekly rundown of what’s opening this weekend, a few words about the mass shooting at The Grand Theatre in Lafayette, La., last night: As s...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Friday, July 10, 2015 file photo, singer Taylor Swift performs during her The Cricket’s Daily 3: Swift vs. Minaj ends peacefully
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The Twitter feud between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj ended peacefully, with Swift making a gracious apolog...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:37 am   |     |   Share
    ‘Johnson & Johnson’ returning to country station KBULL 93
    A couple of old radio bulls are returning to their former pasture. Salt Lake City country station KUBL-FM, better known as KBULL 93, is bringing back ...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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Gyll Huff ó Utah artist, actor and theater teacher ó died July 10 at the age of 63. A celebration of his life is set for Sunday, July 26. Friends to celebrate life of ‘mondo’ artist Gyll Huff, 63
    Friends in the Salt Lake City arts community will gather Sunday to celebrate the life of one of Utah’s most unusual talents. Gyll Huff — an actor, art...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:35 am   |     |   Share
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A screen image from Donny Osmond's new mobile app, recently released to help promote his new album, Donny Osmond to have vocal cord surgery; cancels Sept. 3 show in Layton
    Bad news for Donny Osmond fans in Utah: He’ll be out of commission for about two months and has canceled his upcoming concert in Layton. The 57-year-o...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
    In this image released by Syfy,  Ian Ziering portrays Fin Shepard in a scene from The Cricket’s Daily 3: More ‘Sharknado’ in our future
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Yes, there will be a “Sharknado 4,” as last night’s broadcast of “Sharknado 3” ended with a cliffhanger whe...
    Updated Jul 24 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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S & S will present psych folk musician Faun Fables with Sala and The Shakedown, Tess Comrie, July 22, 2015, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Faun Fables brings the folk
    • FrnkIero and the Cellabration, the solo project of My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, will perform at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt...
    Updated Jul 22 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this April 27, 2004, file photo, American author E.L. Doctorow smiles during an interview in his office at New York University in New York. According to Doctorow's son Richard, the author died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to E.L. Doctorow
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Novelist E.L. Doctorow, writer of such acclaimed books as “Ragtime” and “Billy Bathgate,” has died at the a...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 08:00 am   |     |   Share
    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in the new film, ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans slated for Salt Lake Comic Con
    Captain America is coming to Utah. Salt Lake Comic Con announced a big “get” this morning: Chris Evans, who plays Marvel Comics’ red-white-and-blue he...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
    This photo provided by Disney shows Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in a scene from Marvel's Friday movie roundup: Little ‘Ant-Man’ vs. funny ‘Trainwreck’
    A tiny superhero and a big comic talent will duke it out at the box office this weekend. “Ant-Man” brings Marvel’s shrinking superhero to the big scre...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
    In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 photo, Amy Schumer poses for a portrait at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, Calif. In her rise to becoming one of the pre-eminent stand-ups in the country, Schumer has emerged as one of the sharpest, wittiest commentators on gender in America. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Amy Schumer creates a disturbance in The Force
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • LucasFilm wants everyone to know — surprise! — that the company did not give permission for Amy Schumer’s s...
    Updated Jul 20 2015 08:41 am   |     |   Share
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Darius Rucker's latest country music album is Plans for tonight:
    • Country singer Darius Rucker, also known as frontman for Hootie & The Blowfish, performs his solo act at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share
    Soccer player Abby Wambach, of the United States women's national soccer team, left, looks on as Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Caitlyn Jenner inspires
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • If you missed it last night, here is Caitlyn Jenner’s much-talked-about speech from the ESPY Awards. [Vultu...
    Updated Jul 17 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
    Jesse Eisenberg, left, and Jason Segel, right, pose for a portrait Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in promotion of their new film “The End of the Tour The Cricket’s Daily 3: Jesse Eisenberg’s ‘hyperbole’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Jesse Eisenberg has clarified that his comparison of his San Diego Comic-Con experience to “genocide” was h...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 08:01 am   |     |   Share
    Laurie Hopkins is new director of Discovery Gateway
    Discovery Gateway, the children’s museum in downtown Salt Lake City, has a new boss. Laurie Hopkins has been named Discovery Gateway’s new executive d...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Hank Williams Jr. performs at Red Butte Gardens on Tuesday, July 14. Plans for tonight: Hank Jr. comes to party
    • Post-hardcore band letlive. performs at Loading Dock, 45 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Charlatan, Turbo Chugg, Visitors, I Capture Castle. S...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah crowd-funding: Getting fancy with s’mores
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project is for anyone who likes s’mores. Frankie Allen of West Jordan is a college student with a dream: To create a a ...
    Updated Jul 21 2015 10:14 am   |     |   Share
    Damn! These Heels audience winners: ‘Out in the Night’ and ‘Margarita, With a Straw’
    A tough-minded documentary and an inspiring drama from India were most popular with audiences at the Damn! These Heels LGBT Film Festival. Audience Aw...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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(From left): bassist Todd Kerns, vocalist Myles Kennedy, guitarist Slash, and drummer Brent Fitz. Guitarist Slash plays The Depot on Oct. 15
    Hard-rock guitarist Slash is going on tour this fall — with a stop in Salt Lake City. The tour, with Slash backed by Myles Kennedy and the Conspirator...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
    Kip Moore cancels concert to kick off Days of ’47 Rodeo
    The Days of ’47 Rodeo starts next week at EnergySolutions Arena — but it will do so without its big opening-night concert. Country star Kip Moore, who...
    Updated Jul 14 2015 04:07 pm   |     |   Share