| Courtesy of Silverstein  Canadian hardcore metal band Silverstein will perform with Senses Fail, Hundredth and Capsize, Nov. 25, 2015, at In the Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: Puscifer’s oddball rock
    • Hardcore/metal band Silverstein and Senses Fail co-headline at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Hundredth, Capsize. Show star...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
    Alek Skarlatos, Paris train hero, joining ‘Dancing With the Stars’ tour
    A real-life hero is joining the “Dancing With the Stars: Live!” tour. Alek Skarlatos, who placed third in Tuesday night’s season 21 finale, will be ...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
    Tayva Patch, actor in several LDS-themed films, dies at 62
    Tayva Patch was not a household name as an actor — but if you watch movies made in Utah, or with a Mormon theme, there’s a good chance you’ve seen her...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Josh Groban performs in concert at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Josh Groban to play Usana Amphitheatre, August 20
    Josh Groban is hitting the road next summer, with a stop in Utah. Groban — the guy with the boy-next-door looks and the operatic singing voice — will ...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
    Bindi Irwin, left, and Derek Hough onstage during the finale of ’Dancing With The Stars’ held at The Grove on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Bindi Irwin takes the mirrorball
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Australian conservationist and teen star Bindi Irwin — who danced a tribute to her late dad “Crocodile Hunt...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 08:24 am   |     |   Share
    Journey performing as part of Music Midtown 2013 at Piedmont Park on Friday, September 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP) Journey and Doobie Brothers co-headline tour, coming Aug. 21 to Usana Amphitheatre
    Apparently, as long as people don’t stop believin’, Journey will never stop touring. The rock supergroup will pair up with another hitmaker from the ‘...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Harold and Roxanne Weir, dressed as Weeping Angels from the Doctor Who science fiction show applaud in their own scary way as Salt Lake Comic Con cofounders-producers Dan Farr and Brian Brandenburg announce the schedule of special guests for its upcoming FanX convention at a press conference Tuesday Nov. 24. Six stars, led by ‘Walking Dead’s’ Norman Reedus, set to appear at FanX ’16
    A zombie killer, an ax-wielding dwarf, a certified nerd, a dapper time-traveler, a psychic assassin and a man of steel. Those are the roles made famo...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra performs Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa. The progressive rock band kicked off their winter tour with two shows in Erie Wednesday in support of their new album, ’Letters from the Labyrinth.’ (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT Plans for tonight: Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolls in
    • The orchestral/rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra plays its new holiday show, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. Sou...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
    Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of ’The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2’ at the Microsoft Theater on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Jennifer Lawrence is your ‘Entertainer of the Year’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The editors of Entertainment Weekly have chosen Jennifer Lawrence as their “Entertainer of the Year,” based...
    Updated Nov 25 2015 08:15 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna’s voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z’s ’Run This Town’ featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday’s game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice’s assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was ’moving in a different direction’ with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File) Rihanna bringing ‘Anti’ tour to The Viv, April 27
    Rihanna is touring the world in 2016 — and that includes Salt Lake City. The Grammy-winning, platinum-selling superstar will perform Wednesday, April...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 03:39 pm   |     |   Share
    Brian Regan will perform at Abravanel Hall. Courtesy image Brian Regan adds second show at The Viv, March 19
    It doesn’t matter what Salt Lake City’s NBA arena is called — Brian Regan will strain its limits. The family-friendly comedian has nearly sold out his...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
    |  Courtesy   Fuzz, the three-piece band with Ty Segall (drums, vocals), Charles Moothart (guitar, vocals), and Chad Ubovich (bass, vocals), performs Monday, Nov. 23 at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Fuzz at The Urban Lounge
    • The Utah Jazz take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets available...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
    This image released by Lionsgate shows Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from ’The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.’ (Murray Close/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: One Direction on top at AMAs
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • One Direction won artist of the year and favorite pop rock duo or group at the American Music Awards last n...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 07:34 am   |     |   Share
    Allan Amato  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  Harley Quinn Smith (left) and Lily-Rose Depp play Winnipeg convenience-store clerks who discover a dark secret in ’Yoga Hosers,’ a comedy directed by Smith’s dad, Kevin Smith, and co-starring Depp’s dad, Johnny Depp. It will have its world premiere in the Midnight section of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Nine offbeat movies picked for 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight program
    At the appropriate hour of midnight Monday morning, the Sundance Institute dropped a bombshell: The list of the nine movies that will play in the Midn...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 03:40 pm   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Darwin Deez  The Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City will present hip-hop artist Darwin Deez, Nov. 22, 2015. Visit 24tix.com for information, tickets. Must be 21. Plans for the weekend: Mother Falcon flies into town
    • Pop-punk band Modern Baseball performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Pup, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts. S...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 01:40 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer’s hotly anticipated new album, ’25,’ is out Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Adele won’t jump in the stream
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Adele’s new album, “25,” arrives in stores today — but you won’t be able to find it on the streaming servic...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
    (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Joseph Hillstrom, known to most by his Industrial Workers of the World pen name, Joe Hill, was arrested and convicted of the murder of John G. Morrison. Prosecutors contended Hill and an accomplice, believed to be Otto Applequist, entered the Morrisonsí grocery store in downtown Salt Lake City on Jan. 10, 1914, near closing time. The elder Morrison was shot in the back. His teenage son Arling, the state argued, shot Hill. Arling was shot three times by the accomplice and died instantly. John Morrison died at a nearby hospital. Hill was convicted and eventually executed. Applequist was never found. Plans for tonight: ‘Joe Hill’s Last Will’
    • Folk musician John McCutcheon will perform “Joe Hill’s Last Will,” historian/songwriter Si Kahn’s one-man play about the late labor activist drawn f...
    Updated Nov 19 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, Joel McHale attends the Audi Celebrates Emmys Week 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. The E! Entertainment network is pulling the plug on ’The Soup,’ its weekly show with McHale as host that mocks other television series. McHale has been host for 12 years, and the network said Wednesday that he will do the final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The song really was about him
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Carly Simon confirms, at long last, that the second verse of her 1972 hit “You’re So Vain” was all about Wa...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy Mr. Gnome  Bar Deluxe will present Mr. Gnome with special guest ALTO on Friday, April 17th, 2015. Visit 24tix.com for more information. Plans for tonight: The Grouch & Eligh return
    • Indie punk bands The Menzingers and mewithoutYou co-headline at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Pianos Become The Teeth, Res...
    Updated Nov 16 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)   The Dixie Chicks ó Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison (from left) ó will bring the DCX MMXVI tour to Usana Amphitheater on Sept. 2, 2016. The Dixie Chicks to play Usana Amphitheatre, Sept. 2
    The Dixie Chicks are still not ready to make nice, but they are ready to tour. The platinum-selling, Grammy-winning country trio announced Monday that...
    Updated Nov 16 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
    Michelangelo’s David is adorned with a French flag as a black ribbon is attached on the sculpture’s right arm, in Florence, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French police on Saturday hunted possible accomplices of eight assailants who terrorized Paris concert-goers, cafe diners and soccer fans with a coordinated string of suicide bombings and shootings in France’s deadliest peacetime attacks. (Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/ANSA via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Pop culture reacts to the Paris attacks
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Reactions from the pop-culture world to Friday night’s terror attacks in Paris: U2 canceled its Saturday co...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 07:59 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Greensky Bluegrass   Greensky Bluegrass will perform Nov. 5, 2014 with Dead Winter Carpenters at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Visit depotslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for the weekend: In fall, The Rocket Summer
    • Alt-rock musician Bryce Avery, who works under the name The Rocket Summer, performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Openin...
    Updated Nov 13 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
    In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from ’Fifty Shades of Grey.’  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features) The Cricket’s Daily 3: “Fifty Shades’ and the ‘white, male, straight gaze’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Selma” director Ava DuVernay argues that too many movies are seen “from one dominant white, male, straight...
    Updated Nov 16 2015 07:19 am   |     |   Share
      United Concerts will present fusion jazz-rock performers Trey Anastasio Band, Nov. 12, 2015, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Visit depotslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Must be 21. Courtesy David Clinch Plans for tonight: Anastasio, away from Phish
    • The touring show “Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream” starts a four-night, seven-show run tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt La...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Donald Mustard, CEO of Epic Games, speaks on stage during the introduction of the new iPhone 5s in Cupertino, Calif. The developers of the hit “Infinity Blade” mobile game series are joining forces with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company for their next game. Chair Entertainment is working with the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” filmmaker on the colorful new espionage game “Spyjinx.” (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) J.J. Abrams and Utah’s Chair Entertainment working on new video game, ‘Spyjinx’
    A Salt Lake City video-game maker and the director of the new “Star Wars” movie are teaming up to develop a new spy-themed game. Director J.J. Abrams ...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 10:24 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, performer Adele arrives for the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Four years after her last album, the singer appears to have teased British television viewers with a snippet of new music, broadcast during an ad break on prime-time TV. The 30-second ad shown Sunday evening, Oct. 18, 2015, during TV talent show ’The X Factor’ featured Adele’s distinctive tones over a black screen on which heartache-filled lyrics appeared.   (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Annie Hall’ tops list of funniest scripts
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay ever, in a poll of members of the Writers...
    Updated Nov 13 2015 07:06 am   |     |   Share
    Sean Mackin, from left, Ryan Key, Josh Portman and Ryan Mendez of the band Yellowcard visit the Radio 104.5 Performance Theater on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Philadelphia. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) Plans for tonight: Broncho kicks
    • Rock band Yellowcard and pop-punk band New Found Glory co-headline at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Tigers Jaw. Show start...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 11:39 am   |     |   Share
    Ballet West names Tara Simoncic as music director
    Ballet West has a new maestro, and it’s someone the Salt Lake City-based dance troupe has worked with before. Tara Simoncic has been named music direc...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
    The Cure on tour next spring; will play Maverik Center on June 3
    Are you sick of happy pop music? Hold on, The Cure is coming. The pioneering English rock band, fronted by Robert Smith, has announced a 22-city North...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 10:15 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo,  Justin Bieber arrives at the Cannes festival palace in Cannes, southeastern France. Bieber will mark a comeback on the road with a 58-city tour next year. The pop star announced his “Purpose World Tour” on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Justin Bieber bringing ‘Purpose’ tour to The Viv, April 2
    Justin Bieber will be 22 next March — and he’ll be showing he’s all grown up by going on a massive North American tour. Bieber’s “Purpose World Tour” ...
    Updated Nov 11 2015 11:05 am   |     |   Share