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Like any rainstorm, “The Way of the Rain” didn’t start as something big — but it grew, rapidly and dramatically. The idea behind the work, said Sibylle Szaggars Redford, the show’s creative director, is “just a reminder to really look …

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    When Words Weren't Enough Exhibit
    Jan 26th at Topaz Museum
    The Topaz Museum in Delta will open with an inaugu...
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Jan 27th at Brigham Young University de Jong Concert Hall
    The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre...
    What's Opera, Doc?
    Jan 27th at Orem Public Library
    The Orem Library, in conjunction with Utah Lyric O...
    Haunted Summer
    Jan 26th at Kilby Court
    S & S will present Haunted Summer Jan. 26, 2015. B...
    Jason Hardink Concert
    Jan 26th at Libby Gardner Concert Hall
    Pianist Jason Hardink premiers brand new works for...
    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
    Jan 26th at Kingsbury Hall - University of Utah
    The world-renowned all-singing, all-plucking Ukule...
    Heaps N Heaps
    Jan 26th at Urban Lounge
    Urban Lounge will present Heaps N Heaps with guest...

  • Book review: Fishing guide plunges into evildoings in thriller
    Vivid scenery and a likable protagonist mark the second book in a series by David Riley Bertsch. In “River of No Return,” Wyoming fishing guide Jake T...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Book review: ‘Russian Tattoo’ is worthwhile read
    In 2011, memoirist Elena Gorokhova described her coming-of-age in St. Petersburg, then known as Leningrad, and her decision to marry an American to em...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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Tye Sheridan and director Rodrigo Garcia, for the Sundance Film Festival Premiere of “Last Days in the Desert,” at the Eccles Theatre, in Park City, Sunday, January 25, 2015 Sundance red carpet photos: Ewan McGregor stars as Jesus — and the devil — in ‘Last Days in the Desert’
    “Last Days in the Desert,” starring Ewan McGregor as Jesus and the Devil in this telling of the biblical story of Christ’s 40 days of fasting and pray...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
    7 Sundance Chef Inspired Amazingly Delicious Appetizers
    Going above and beyond the standard Super Bowl fare, these featured Sundance party appetizers, created by chefs Adam Kreisel and David Chen, will star...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 01:25 pm   |     |   Share

    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘I Smile Back’
    “I Smile Back” HH U.S. Dramatic A fearless dramatic performance by comedian Sarah Silverman can’t save director Adam Salky’s repetitive housewi...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 11:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from ’American Sniper’ holds top spot at weekend box office
    Los Angeles • “American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 01:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Posters show seating arrangements for the 21st Annual SAG Awards show at Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, Jan 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP) ’Birdman’? ‘Boyhood’? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview
    The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Actresses Lola Kirke, left, and Greta Gerwig, right, pose at the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Gerwig shines in a delightful ‘Mistress America’
    Park City • Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind “Frances Ha,” have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with “Mis...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
    A still from the film Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Unexpected’
    “Unexpected” HHH U.S. Dramatic The universal act of having a baby plays out in interesting and humorous ways in “Unexpected,” a well-performed ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 11:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • Actor Kevin Bacon attends the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ premieres in Park City at Midnight
    “Cop Car,” starring Kevin Bacon as a sheriff who tries to find the two 10-year-old boys who stole an abandoned police car, made its premieres Saturday...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, a cast member in Sundance red carpet photos: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in ‘Z for Zachariah’
    “Z for Zachariah,” about a woman (Margot Robbie) who believes she’s the last human on Earth until she meets two survivors (Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofo...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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Shawnee Jo Haycock  is one of four lead dancers in BYU dance professor Graham Brown's immersive dance-theater program titled  Immersive dance piece coming to Salt Lake City asks, ‘Can you see yourself in it?’
    Immersive theater, a genre-bending theatrical style that blurs the lines between audience and performer, has exploded in popularity in the U.S. over t...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
    Connie Britton, a cast member in Sundance ‘15 Q&A: The art of playing a ‘Dying Girl’
    How do you play a teen-ager with leukemia? By not stressing the leukemia. “I saw her as everything else BUT her illness,” actress Olivia Cooke told th...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share

  • Artists of the Cirque du Soleil perform during the show Cirque du Soleil heading to Utah for open auditions
    Utah dancers will be flying high with Cirque du Soleil as the renowned company holds open auditions in Utah this week for the first time since 2008. N...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 01:25 pm   |     |   Share
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. From an ex-gay pastor to Bible scams and Scientology defectors — Sundance goes to church
    Jesus in an epic battle with the devil, who coincidentally looks like the Christian Savior’s identical twin. A former gay activist turned pastor who c...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of Sundance Institute
A still from Sundance premiere: Utah filmmaker Trent Harris back at the Tower for ‘Beaver Trilogy Part IV’
    When Brad Besser set out to make a documentary about Utah filmmaker Trent Harris, he didn’t know exactly what that film was going to be. “I just kind...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:23 am   |     |   Share
    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’
    “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” HHHhj U.S. Dramatic Friendship takes some comic and serious turns in the effectively offbeat dramedy “Me and E...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share


Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki and Robert Durst. Courtesy  |  HBO Strange but true, Robert Durst profiled in HBO/Sundance documentary
    Sundance is often home to the unusual, but nothing could be stranger at the 2015 film festival than “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.” B...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 09:08 am   |     |   Share
  • Actress Toni Collette attends the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Toni Collette stars in ‘Glassland’
    “Glassland” (Ireland), about a Dublin cabbie (Jack Reynor) who gets caught up in the criminal underworld while trying to save his mother (Toni Collett...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Actress Kristen Wiig is interviewed at the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig in ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’
    “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” written and directed by actress-turned-filmmaker Marielle Heller, premiered Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 2015 Sundance Fil...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Hot Girls Wanted’
    “Hot Girls Wanted” HHHhj U.S. Documentary The searing documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the internet porn ind...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share