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New York • Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add “Oreo Thins” …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Fred Adams at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Saturday, July 5, 2014 At 84, founder of Utah Shakespeare Festival is energetic thespian
    St. George • Fred C. Adams, the 84-year-old founder of southern Utah’s annual Shakespeare festival, is still going strong, overseeing an event that ha...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 09:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah chocolate makers earn medals at national competition
    Three Utah chocolate makers brought home six medals — one gold, two silvers and three bronze — from the International Chocolate Awards “America’s Comp...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 01:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Runner takes advantage of sprinklers to cool down on his training run in Sugarhouse Park Monday July 21.  Ann Cannon: Here are 25 tips for beating the summer heat
    I’m fond of saying that I can take the heat better than I can stand the cold. People scoff when I say this. They’re all, “But when you’re cold, you ca...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
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A conductor for the Stadium of Fire Choir directs during the Stadium of Fire fireworks display at the LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on July 4, 2012. From Utah to China, company seeks latest and greatest fireworks for Provo celebration
    This year, Stadium of Fire promises to have a bigger firework show than ever before, thanks to the efforts of Utah-based Firestorm Pyrotechnics. There...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:58 am   |     |   Share

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Facilitators Daniel Littlewood (left) and Rachel Falcone (right) and an unknown participant stand in front of The StoryCorps MobileBooth in Logan in 2007. StoryCorps is  once again rolling into Utah allowing residents to share their historical, timely and personal stories for the national archives. Utahns can share their histories in StoryCorps mobile studio
    The StoryCorps MobileBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio — rolls into Utah on Thursday, giving residents a chance to share ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Flags, watermelons and rodeos: July Fourth celebrations abound along Wasatch Front
    From flag ceremonies and fun runs to pancake breakfasts, parades and plenty of fireworks, here are some of the Fourth of July festivities along the Wa...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:57 am   |     |   Share
  • |  The Orchard
Taylor Schilling plays a married woman who sees more than she expects when she and her husband (Adam Scott) meet a new couple (Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche) in the sex comedy Movie review: Couples clash in sex comedy ‘The Overnight’
    Writer-director Patrick Brice masters the awkward first encounter in “The Overnight,” an uproarious comedy of grown-up manners that drew raves at this...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
    Season tickets to Pioneer Theatre Company about more than saving money
    Every season ticket to the Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season is more than just admittance, according to Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. T...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Logan opera company is ready to dream the impossible dream
    Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre opens its four-production season this week, with the shows continuing in repertory through Aug. 8. They are: ‘L...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Michaela Johansen, 'Nina,' and Calbert Beck, 'Damon,' act out a scene during a rehearsal of In ‘Sunset Baby,’ actors make story of black revolutionary relevant in white Utah
    For the three actors in the Utah premiere of playwright Dominique Morisseau’s gritty, poetic “Sunset Baby,” the stage drama about a former black revol...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
  • British born model Naomi Campbell, center, and Russian model Irina Shayk, right, attend Versace's fall-winter 2015/2016 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
    Paris • Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Boaters on Deer Creek Reservoir Tuesday April 28, 2015. Recreation: Boaters, anglers may have limited time to take advantage of water
    Get out now, because we don’t know how it will be later. Those are the words state recreation and wildlife officials are sharing with boaters and angl...
    Updated Apr 29 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • This June 19, 2015, shows a dispersed campground site on the Helena National Forest, near Helena, Mont. Campers have an option known as dispersed camping when campgrounds are full. This is camping where there are no picnic tables, fire rings, potable water or toilets. (Brett French/The Billings Gazette via AP) ‘Dispersed camping’ offers alternative to full campgrounds
    Billings, Mont. • Few things are more disheartening to the camping summer tourist than pulling into a campground and finding all of the sites full. It...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 10:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Natalie Muth  |  Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Quagga mussels cover the prop of a boat motor at Lake Mead. Idaho stopping boats at borders to inspect for invasive mussels
    Twin Falls, Idaho • State agricultural officials have opened inspection stations along Idaho’s borders for the summer to catch invasive mussels found ...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 10:07 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Utah Symphony's new associate conductor, Rei Hotoda is in town a couple months ahead of her debut with the orchestra, which will be this summer at Deer Valley. Conducting from the keyboard, Rei Hotoda set to make Utah Symphony debut
    Eighty-eight keys aren’t enough for Rei Hotoda. Leading 88 musicians is more to her liking. “Conducting is the ultimate musical growth experience,” sa...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Musician Neil Young speaks during a session at the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. Pedram Abrari, Pono Music's vice president, credits Young’s involvement with the company's online Kickstarter campaign in raising more than $6 million when it originally sought just $800,000.  (AP Photo/John Locher) Neil Young’s ‘The Monsanto Years’ attacks corporate greed
    Neil Young’s voice, playing and passion are undimmed, but his lyrical talent is diminished in much of his new album, which — as the title “The Monsant...
    Updated Jul 04 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • A love song to the pleasures of reading aloud: Memories of sharing books with children
    Looking for something more to do while the kids are still out of school? Consider this: With its long hours of heat and light, summer naturally lends...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
  • This May 19, 2010 photo provided by Penny Weaver shows Nelle Harper Lee, author of UtahLit for July: Harper Lee’s anticipated ‘Go Set a Watchman’
    “Go Set a Watchman,” the rediscovered manuscript by Pulitzer Prize winner Harper Lee, will be the July selection of the Utah Lit book club. It’s the s...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 06:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) 5 faith facts about Chris Christie: Cradle Catholic and member of the Church of Bruce
    Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, announced his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday, saying, “I am now ready to fight for the pe...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:16 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Bill Levin, a cannabis advocate and leader of the First Church of Cannabis, poses outside his him in Indianapolis. Levin has said he established the church as a test of the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which gives people the right to follow their religious practices without the heavy hand of government. The Internal Revenue Service has granted it tax-exempt status, and Levin has taken a mortgage on a building that will serve as the church. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP)  NO SALES Cannabis Church won’t have marijuana at first service Wednesday
    Indianapolis • The First Church of Cannabis won’t have cannabis for its inaugural service Wednesday, church founder Bill Levin said on his Facebook pa...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Melinda Pfundstein (left) as Katherine and Natasha Harris as Bianca in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is fast and furious fun
    Cedar City • “The Taming of the Shrew” is undoubtedly Shakespeare’s most problematic comedy for contemporary audiences. Kate’s characterization as “Ka...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share

Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat and John Schneider starred in ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ deserves to be retired
    It’s hard to work up any anger over TV Land yanking “The Dukes of Hazzard” off its schedule — because that was one awful show. C’mon, even when it o...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share