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    This Nov. 9, 2016 image taken from video shows Kane Brown during an interview in Nashville, Tenn. The 23-year-old singer was rejected by TV singing competitions, so he started posting videos of himself singing country music covers on Facebook. Brown created a dedicated fan base online that propelled him to a No. 1 country album. (AP Photo/Kristin Hall) Plans for the weekend: From Wagner to country
    • Chicago rock band Homesafe performs tonight at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Chase Huglin, Life Lessons, Push...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kenneth Lonergan, director of ’Manchester By the Sea,’ at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lonergan, “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, and “Moonlight’s” Barry Jenkins all scored their first ever Directors Guild Award nominations for outstanding directorial achievement for a feature film, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Winners for the 69th annual Directors Guild awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Feb. 4. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Surprise picks from DGA
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The Directors Guild of America’s nominations are throwing a curve in Oscar prognosticating, with su...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 08:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Def Leppard will perofrm June 19, 2017, at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. Def Leppard returning to Usana Amphitheatre, June 19
    If feels like Def Leppard will never, ever stop touring. The British-born ‘80s metal band will return to the road this spring for a North American tou...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Nahko and Medicine for the People  The Depot will present Nahko and Medicine for the People, Feb. 14, 2016. The band mixes cultural beats and sounds into a musical collective. Tickets are $20 or $24 day of show. Visit depotslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: Nahko’s cross-cultural music
    • British punk band Doe performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Solarsuit, LaFrantz. Show starts at 7. Ticket...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, Actor Robert De Niro addresses journalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The multiple Oscar-winner wrote a letter of support of Meryl Streep,  following fallout after her Golden Globes speech which criticized President-elect Donald Trump. De Niro and Streep have costarred in four films: “The Deer Hunter,” “Falling in Love,” “Marvin’s Room” and “First Man.” (AP Photo) The Cricket’s Daily 3: De Niro backs up Streep
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Robert De Niro, who usually keeps quiet about such things, wrote a letter in support of fellow thes...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 08:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Live and local
    • Salt Lake City grunge/punk/alt-rock band Static Nostalgia performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Saline L...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama points as he is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and his daughter Malia Obama after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Celebs say goodbye to the Obamas
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Celebrities were among the millions who watched President Barack Obama’s farewell speech Tuesday ni...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: ALO jams
    • The Utah Jazz plays host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets avail...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Brits love ‘La La Land’ too
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “La La Land” topped the British Academy Film Awards (a k a the BAFTAs) nominations with 11, while “...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Authors team up
    • A screening of the animated adventure “Zarafa,” about an African boy and a giraffe, happens at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jo...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    The 1980s band Foreigner. Courtesy  |  Bill Bernstein Foreigner brings 40th-anniversary tour to Usana, Aug. 26
    The UK/US hybrid Foreigner is marking 40 years of performing by, well, performing some more. Foreigner will bring its 40th-anniversary tour to Utah, w...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, performs ’Bang Bang’ at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Green Day coming to rock Usana Amphitheatre, Aug. 7
    You say you want a revolution? Green Day is happy to oblige. The veteran punk rock band has announced a North American tour this summer, the Revolutio...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Streep and ‘La La Land’ stand out at Globes
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The best moment from last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was Meryl Streep’s impassioned defense of ...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    | Talia Keys photo courtesy of Brandon Cruz Photography   KRCL will present Talia Keys & The Love, 9 p.m. Jan. 7, 2017. at The State Room, Salt Lake City. Keys plays multiple instruments while crossing many genres with her original brand of funk-soul-rock n’ roll, with a twist of folk, reggae and hip-hop. Tickets are $15. Visit thestateroom.com/calendar/taliakeys-january-2017 for information. Plans for the weekend: Classical, jazz and more
    • Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley makes his debut with the Utah Symphony, playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, tonight and Saturday at Abravanel Hall,...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this July 22, 2008 photo, cast member of the film Shoot on Sight, Indian actor Om Puri attends a press conference at a hotel in central London to mark the film’s UK release. Noted Indian character actor Puri died in the western city of Mumbai on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. In a career spanning more than three decades, Puri had won a slew of national awards and international fame for his work in several critically acclaimed films. He also acted in the British comedy East is East, about the life of a Pakistani immigrant in England and had a small role in Richard Attenborough’s film “Gandhi,” based on the life of the Indian freedom leader Mohandas Gandhi. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: No Sinatra at the inauguration
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Even the dead don’t want to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration. That’s the word from Nancy Sinatra...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 07:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: The Reverend is in
    • Alt-rock band Badflower performs at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $10, at Smith’s Tix. • Gonzo le...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho poses for a portrait in New York. Evancho, a 16-year-old singer from the Pittsburgh suburbs, has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Evancho, who became known when she made runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, announced the event Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on NBC’s “Today” show. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: John Carpenter shuts down neo-Nazis
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Legendary filmmaker John Carpenter has broken his silence to push back against anti-Semitic interpr...
    Updated Jan 06 2017 07:34 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Village People will perform at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City from Wednesday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 10. Plans for tonight: Macho Men in Park City
    • Salt Lake City hip-hop musician Kalista performs at Kilby Court, 741 Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Lobo, Jordan Finlay, $quared. ...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Funk band, Pimps of Joytime, will perform at The State Room in Salt Lake City, March 18, 2015. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Must be 21. Plans for tonight: Cirque Dreams for the ‘Holidaze’
    • The Utah Jazz takes on the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Ticke...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Carrie Fisher, right, presents Debbie Reynolds with the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to Debbie Reynolds
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Entertainment legend Debbie Reynolds, famous for roles in such musicals as “Singin’ in the Rain” an...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Koala Temple reunion show
    • Local indie-folk band Sales & Co. performs at Kilby Court, 741 Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Cat Ghost Formerly Known as Ghost Ca...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, in the film, ’Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ The movie released in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.  (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Johansson brings in the most bucks
    The pop-culture conversation has been dominated, of course, by the death of actor/writer/wit Carrie Fisher. But there are some other items of note: • ...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 08:16 am   |     |   Share
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     Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in ’Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.’ Courtesy Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox Carrie Fisher on mental health and Princess Leia: ‘I don’t like other people’s definition of me’
    Carrie Fisher was a witty writer, a fearless advocate for people with mental illness, and a razor-sharp commentator on the ridiculousness of celebrity...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1993, file photo, pop star George Michael, 30, outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London at the start of his court action against Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. He was 53. (AP Photo/Alistair Grant, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to George Michael
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture after a long Christmas weekend: • The music world is mourning the death of English pop star George Michael. The...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
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    Royal Bliss Plans for the weekend: Merry Christmas!
    • The Utah Jazz takes on the Toronto Raptors in NBA action, tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 ...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Chrissy Tiegen with her husband John Legend, on the red carpet for the film “Southside With You,” at the  2016 Sundance Film Festival premiere in Park City, at the Eccles Theatre, Sunday, January 24, 2016. The Cricket’s Daily 3: Kick for Trump or get fired
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture — and today it’s all about the inauguration: • The Rockettes will perform during the inauguration ceremonies fo...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Christmas music, in many genres
    • Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band performs a Christmas show at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem. Guests include David Osmond ...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012 file photo shows author J.K. Rowling at an appearance to promote her latest book ’The Casual Vacancy,’ at The David H. Koch Theater in New York. Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from Rowling. In an announcement posted Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, on her web site, www.pottermore.com, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the witch and former Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.  (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Celine Dion will not go on for Trump
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • Add Celine Dion to the long list of performers who have turned down the Trump inauguration gig. [The Wrap] •...
    Updated Dec 23 2016 08:51 am   |     |   Share
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    The Irish quartet Celtic Woman -- made up of (from left) Mairead Carlin, Susan McFadden, Eabha McMahon and Mairead Nesbitt -- will perform with the Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Kip Carroll  |  courtesy Plans for tonight: Celtic Woman for Christmas
    • The Utah Jazz takes on the Sacramento Kings in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tic...
    Updated Dec 21 2016 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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      Photos by Utah artist David Baddley are projected in an art installation in a storefront at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. It is part of The Gateway’s Art Shop Project, on display in the shopping center through the end of 2016. Courtesy The Gateway Artists turn The Gateway’s empty storefronts into installation space
    One’s options for Christmas shopping may be limited at The Gateway, with so many empty stores — but the space is getting repurposed as a place for art...
    Updated Dec 22 2016 05:40 pm   |     |   Share