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Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 carries a certain mystique by virtue of being the composer’s last completed symphony — even though, as Utah Symphony exec Jeff Counts sagely pointed out in a program essay for ...

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  • Conlon Bonner follows his father’s character down the river in Utah musical
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  •   Scott Wolf as Dr. Scott Clemmens, Robert Bailey Jr. as Dr. Paul Cummings, Tanaya Beatty as Shannon Rivera and Jill Flint as Dr. Jordan Alexander in “The Night Shift.” Ursula Coyote  |  NBC Scott D. Pierce: Scott Wolf is a Utahn — and proud of it
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