Liev Schreiber, from left, Thomas McCarthy, Rachel McAdams and John Slattery attend The Independent Filmmaker Project’s 25th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Spotlight’ wins big at the Gotham Awards
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The journalism drama “Spotlight” won top honors at the Gotham Awards, the first of the end-of-year movie aw...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
    Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry reacts to a foul called on him during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Plans for tonight: Steph Curry in the house
    • The Utah Jazz will make a valiant effort, to be sure, against the 18-0 Golden State Warriors, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt ...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share
    Marjorie Conrad plays an artist-turned-model seeking her identity in ’Chemical Cut,’ written and directed by Conrad. The film will have its world premiere in the narrative competition of the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. Courtesy Slamdance Film Festival Slamdance picks 20 titles for competition slates
    The Slamdance Film Festival has announced the 20 films — 12 narrative features and eight documentaries — that will fill its competitive programs this ...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 03:32 pm   |     |   Share
    This image released by Lionsgate shows Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, center, in a scene from ’The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.’ (Murray Close/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mary-Kate Olsen gets hitched
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Actor/style icon Mary-Kate Olsen, one-half of the Olsen twins, married French banker Olivier Sarkosy in an ...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for the weekend: Sing along to ‘Messiah’
    • Progressive metal band Tesseract performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22, at Smith’...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 02:14 pm   |     |   Share
    | 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 30 2015 08:38 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
    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, David Beckham poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in London. Despite his nearly two decades as an international sex symbol, British soccer star Beckham says he’s still flattered to be named People magazine’s 30th-anniversary Sexiest Man Alive. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Bending it like Beckham
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Retired soccer star David Beckham is People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for 2015. [People] • Speaking of...
    Updated Nov 19 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
    S & S will present folk-Americana performer David Ramirez, Nov. 7, 2015, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Richard Thompson goes electric
    • Post-hardcore band Our Last Night performs at Music Garage, 250 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Palisades, Hail the Sun, Picturesque. Show s...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah crowd-funding: Bottle-necking
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project gets to the bottom of things. People who buy growlers of beer know that the hard part of washing and recycling ...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)    The Used, the post-hardcore band founded in Orem in 2001, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a tour and a live acoustic album in 2016. Founded in Orem, The Used will celebrate 15 years with a 2016 tour
    The Used, the post-hardcore rock band from Orem, is marking its 15th anniversary next year with a live album and an unusual tour plan. The band announ...
    Updated Nov 17 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Charlie Sheen, a cast member in ’Scary Movie V,’ poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles. Sheen is set to “make a revealing personal announcement” on NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, NBC announced on Monday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Charlie Sheen reveals he is HIV positive
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Charlie Sheen went on NBC’s “Today” this morning to announce that he is HIV-positive — and has paid out som...
    Updated Nov 18 2015 07:05 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