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    | Courtesy of American Authors   Alternative rock band, American Authors will perform Oct. 13, 2014, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Visit depotslc.com for information or smithstix.com for tickets. All ages show. Plans for the weekend: UVU celebrates 75th
    • UVUphoria, a show to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Utah Valley University, happens tonight at the UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. ...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 30, 2016, file photo, writer J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon arrival at gala performance of ’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,’ in central London. Rowling clarified on Sept. 22, 2016, that slain Ohio gorilla, Harambe, is not a part of her fictional universe. The comment on Twitter came after Rowling retweeted a fake photo of Harambe as a result on the Patronus page of her Pottermore website. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: What’s your Patronus?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Sure, civilization may be circling the drain, but we can all find out what our Patronus is, so that...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    |  courtesy photo Pop-punk band Blink-182 will perform at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Thursday, Sept. 22. Plans for tonight: Blink-182 at Usana Amphitheatre
    • Indie-pop twin sisters Tegan and Sara perform at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $39, at Smith’s Tix...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 27, 2012 file photo, from left,  Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, presenters and judges of The Great British Bake Off pose for a photograph, in London. The fate of a sweet-toothed TV baking contest with millions of fans has left a sour taste with many Britons. The BBC says it has lost the rights to ’The Great British Bake Off,’ which it has broadcast since 2010. Rival Channel 4 offered more money to program maker Love Productions, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (Ian West/PA via AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: A rift between judges on ‘Great British Baking Show’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • There’s a split among the judges on “The Great British Baking Show” — with Mary Berry announcing sh...
    Updated Sep 23 2016 09:41 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Latin Grammy Award-winning Mexican rock band Molotov performs Tuesday at The Complex in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Echo & The Bunnymen are back
    • Mexican rock band Molotov performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: La Calavera. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $35, at Smi...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2009 file photo, U.S. filmmaker Curtis Hanson, speaks during an interview at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico. Hanson, who won an Oscar for the screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and directed Eminem in the movie “8 Mile,” has died. Los Angeles police say paramedics called to Hanson’s Hollywood Hills home found him dead Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. He was 71. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: RIP, Curtis Hanson
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Curtis Hanson, who directed the 1997 noir drama “L.A. Confidential” and won an Oscar for co-writing...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 09:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Cyndi Lauper performs Tuesday, Sept. 20, at The Depot. Courtesy  |  Chapman Baehler Plans for tonight: ‘80s throwbacks - Tears for Fears or Cyndi Lauper
    • Alt-rock/punk/pop band Thrice performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: La Dispute, Nothing, Nowhere. Show starts at 7:30....
    Updated Sep 20 2016 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Brad Pitt, left, as Roland and Angelina Jolie Pitt as Vanessa in a scene from the film ’By the Sea,’ directed by Jolie Pitt. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 13, 2015. (Merrick Morton/Universal Pictures via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Is Brangelina no more?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. So nothing is sure in this world. [...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 08:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Ariana Grande waves at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Ariana Grande bringing ‘Dangerous Woman’ tour to The Viv
    Ariana Grande is going on tour in early 2017 — with a stop in Salt Lake City. The ponytailed pop star will mount her “Dangerous Woman” tour, starting ...
    Updated Sep 22 2016 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Ice Nine Kills  Boston metalcore band Ice Nine Kills will present their The Hell In The Hallways Tour with guests Secrets, Sylar, Out Came The Wolves and Cover Your Tracks, Sept. 19, 2016, at Billboard Live! in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: The Struts rock out
    • Metalcore band Ice Nine Kills performs at Billboard-Live!, 250 W. 1300 South , Salt Lake City. Opening: Secrets, Sylar, Out Came The Wolves, Cover Y...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mike Libecki  |  courtesy Reel Rock 11  Mike Libecki, seen here taking a selfie in a dragon mask atop a summit in Greenland in the climbing film ’Rad Dad,’ will appear in person at Reel Rock 11, a touring film festival for climbers, playing Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Jeanne Wagner Theater in Salt Lake City. Reel Rock 11, festival of climbing films, plays Tuesday at Jeanne Wagner Theater
    Fans of rock climbing and adventure films will get their fill Tuesday, as the Reel Rock 11 touring show lands in Salt Lake City. The show features fiv...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  courtesy Zaq Landsberg  The sign marking the border of the Republic of Zaqistan, a sovereign nation and land-art project in Box Elder County. Artist and Head of State Zaq Landsberg is conducting tours of his two-acre nation on Sept. 24 and 25. Tours of Zaqistan, a 2-acre nation in northern Utah, set for this weekend
    Just as Cuba is opening up to U.S. travel, so is the remote Republic of Zaqistan. Zaqistan’s founder and Head of State, land artist Zaq Landsberg, is ...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    The cast and crew from “Game of Thrones” accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: HBO on top, again, at Emmys
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • HBO stalwarts “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” won the top prizes at the Emmy Awards last night, but th...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Clark Planetarium prepares ’Lunar Lockdown’ for its moon rock, on permanent loan from NASA in May. The apricot-sized moon rock set in a pyramid enclosure was placed in a NASA-approved case before leaving the building under armed guard and placed in a Zions Bank vault for safe-keeping while the Planetarium revamps its exhibits. Clark Planetarium theaters reopening on Saturday as major renovation continues
    Clark Planetarium is undergoing major interior reconstruction, which has closed the downtown Salt Lake City venue the past two weeks. Two parts of the...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Def Leppard will perofrm Sept. 16, 2016, at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. Plans for the weekend: Closing out the Utah State Fair
    • The Utah State Fair concludes this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Gates open today at 10 a.m. Tickets are...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by NBC, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears with host Jimmy Fallon during a taping of ’The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in New York. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Fallon musses Donald’s hair, chaos ensues
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • In a sign that western civilization is circling the drain, Donald Trump appeared on Jimmy Fallon la...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 08:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Jason Isbell will perform Sept. 15, 2016, at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Courtesy of David McClister Plans for tonight: Jason Isbell, sold out
    • The Utah State Fair continues at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Gates open today at noon. Tickets are $10 for adults...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo, Bryan Fuller, showrunner/executive producer of the Starz series ’American Gods,’ poses for a portrait during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. Following up a Comic-Con panel in July about ’Star Trek: Discovery,’ executive producer Fuller shared details about the 13-episode series’ setting, characters and innovations at a Television Critics Association meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10. His disclosures included that the main character is female (human, yes; a captain, no); that the story will feature a gay character, and that there will more aliens. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Waiting longer for new ‘Trek’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • CBS Access will delay the launch of the new TV series “Star Trek: Discovery,” originally set for Ja...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 08:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Miss Arkansa Savvy Shields waves to crowd after being named new the Miss America 2017, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray) The Cricket’s Daily 3: A Savvy pick for Miss America
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Savvy Shields, Miss Arkansas, is your Miss America 2017, after wowing the judges with her jazz danc...
    Updated Sep 13 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Volbeat  The band Volbeat. Plans for the weekend: State Fair, Greek Festival, Bonnie Raitt, Black Sabbath, etc.
    • The Utah State Fair continues its 11-day run this weekend at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Gates open today at 10 a...
    Updated Sep 09 2016 04:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by FX, Lady Gaga portrays the Countess in a scene from ’American Horror Story: Hotel.’ Lady Gaga was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actress in a series or TV movie for her role on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will be held on Jan. 10, 2016. (Suzanne Tenner/FX via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Three out of five Spice Girls reuniting
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Mel B says three of the five Spice Girls — herself, Geri Halliwell (Ginger) and and Emma Bunton (Ba...
    Updated Sep 09 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Belted Galloway calf is a mirror image of it’s mother at a new attraction at this year’s Utah State Fair, an animal birthing center where pregnant pigs, cows, goats and sheep have given birth. By the mid-point of the fair’s 11-day run piglets, goats and a calf had been born and several chicks have hatched.  It located in the southwest corner of the fair. Plans for tonight: Utah State Fair begins
    • The Utah State Fair starts its 11-day run today at the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Gates open today at 10 a.m. Ticket...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 22, 2015 file photo shows the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street during the first day of  the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Every January, the streets of the mountain town of Park City, Utah, light up as the Robert Redford-founded Sundance Film Festival pulls in big names to introduce future Oscar winners and eye-opening documentaries. Tickets for many screenings during the festival that starts Jan. 21, 2016, are publicly available, and there are ways to get in on the action and still have some cash left over for popcorn. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) Sundance Ignite looking for young filmmakers to show ‘What’s Next?’
    If you are a young filmmaker, between 18 and 24, with something to say, the Sundance Institute wants to hear it. Sundance and Adobe’s Project 1324 hav...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    A scene from the documentary ’The Eagle Huntress,’ which will be the closing-night film at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, which runs Sept. 23-25 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Tumbleweeds showcases 15 movies for kids
    Fifteen movies from around the world have been picked for the sixth annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, set to play Sept. 23-25 at the Rose Wagner Perfo...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, Bruce Springsteen, center, performs with Nils Lofgren, left, and Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band during their concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band just don’t want to leave the stage. The concert Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia lasted nearly four hours, four minutes, breaking the previous record for the group’s longest U.S. show set last week. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The Boss plays on and on and on
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played a show in Philly last night, performing for 4 hours ...
    Updated Sep 09 2016 08:34 am   |     |   Share
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    Blondie, fronted by Deborah Harry, will perform at Red Butte Garden on Sept. 7. Danielle St. Laurent  |  courtesy Plans for tonight: Blondie after the ‘Rapture’
    • Pioneering New Wave band Blondie performs at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Opening: Desi Valentine. Show starts at 7. Sold out. ...
    Updated Sep 07 2016 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jim (Jim Gaffigan) is on the run after finding the wrong kind of fame with his Bible in ’The Jim Gaffigan Show.’ Courtesy  |  TV Land Jim Gaffigan adds second show at The Viv, Dec. 9
    Utahns do like their clean comedians. Comic, author, actor and TV star Jim Gaffigan — known for routines about his family life and Hot Pockets — has n...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC’s ’Good Morning America’ in Times Square in New York. The music streaming service Spotify removed Taylor Swift songs at her request, setting up a battle between the industry’s most popular artist and the leading purveyor of a new music distribution system. Spotify, which pulled Swift’s songs on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, said that ’we hope she’ll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone.’  (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Summer’s gone, and ‘Hiddleswift’ goes with it
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Here’s one summer romance that didn’t last: Singer Taylor Swift and actor Tom Hiddleston — collecti...
    Updated Sep 08 2016 09:43 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Austin Jones  JRC Events will present Chicago based Pop-alternative musician Austin Jones with guests Trophy Wives, Run 2 Cover, Curses, and Wired For Havoc, Sept. 6, 2016, at The Loading Dock in Salt Lake City. Visit loadingdockslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: New bands, and Toto too
    • Alt-pop musician Austin Jones performs at Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Trophy Wives, Run 2 Cover, Curses, Wired for Havoc...
    Updated Sep 06 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy  Kids play at ’Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit!,’ a touring interactive museum show that will open at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum on Sept. 24. Discovery Gateway to open ‘Sid the Science Kid’ exhibit Sept. 24
    Starting this month, Utah children can learn science with the help of one of PBS Kids’ more popular characters. “Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper ...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 04:02 pm   |     |   Share