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  •   Buddy and Jovie in ’Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.’ Gary Krueger  |  Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./NBC TV channels the holiday spirit with Pentatonix, Elf and Dwayne Johnson
    The spirit of the holidays is an elastic concept when it comes to commerce and TV programming. Endlessly varied gift possibilities are equaled by what...
    Updated Dec 10 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   MOTUS After Dark musicians Walter Haman, cello, Ted Merrit, bass, and Alex Martin, violin, pose for a portrait at The Red Door on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. MOTUS plans a Bach-analia after dark
    MOTUS After Dark is opening a new season of informal late-night performances in nontraditional venues. The first of four planned dates is Friday at Th...
    Updated Dec 10 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Lucasfilm Ltd. shows Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in a scene from, ’Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’ (Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP) ‘Rogue One’ moves ‘Star Wars’ forward by going back
    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were more stories than those of the Skywalker family. That was the idea Disney was counting on when ...
    Updated Dec 10 2016 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hale Centre Theatre CEO and Executive Producer, Mark Dietlein, poses for a photo with Vice President and Executive Producer, Sally Dietlein, in front of a 16-foot, 660-pound, signed white beam and an evergreen tree, symbolic of the near completion of the steel structure, in Sandy City, Friday, December 9, 2016. Hale Centre Theatre celebrates construction milestone on new complex, announces naming rights
    Hale Centre Theatre marked the end of major concrete and steel work Friday for its 130,000-square-foot, two-theater complex in Sandy and announced nam...
    Updated Dec 09 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share


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  •   Utah Symphony musicians John Eckstein, Yuki MacQueen and James Hall worked with music students in Haiti this summer and will return in the spring with several of their colleagues and music director Thierry Fischer. James Hall  |  Courtesy Utah Symphony members will lend a hand in Haiti
    Fifteen Utah Symphony musicians, including music director Thierry Fischer, will spend their spring break in Haiti coaching student musicians. Between ...
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  • When Charlie Brown complains in  ’A Charlie Brown Christmas’ about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle; and when an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. (© 1965 United Feature Syndicate Inc.) Christmas TV specials ... the rest of the story
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  • (Courtesy photo)    Odyssey Dance Theatre Presents its annual ’ReduxNut-Cracker’ in three locations in December: Dec. 2 & 3, Val Browning Center, Weber State; Dec. 7 & 8, Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State College, St. George; Dec. 14 ñ 23, Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City. 2 Utah dance companies, 2 twists on ‘The Nutcracker’
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  • |  Courtesy of Lion Television  Bernadette Murphy, author of ìVan Goghís Ear: The True Storyî, in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. His painting The Yellow House (1888) is in background. Did van Gogh cut off his ear? PBS has the answer
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  • (Courtesy photo)    A scene from Pioneer Theatre Company’s ’Oliver!’ Review: Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Oliver!’ overflows with optimistic energy
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A view of the display case in the main lobby at Condie’s Candies in Salt Lake City, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.  For four generations — spanning 92 years — the seasonal family-run business has been making and selling chocolates and other treats for Christmas. Condie’s Candies a Christmas tradition in Utah for 92 years
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kristen Stewart, in Park City for the premiere of the film ’Certain Women’ during the Sundance Film Festival, at the Eccles Theatre, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Stewart, best known for her starring role in the sparkly-vampire “Twilight” movies, will be back at Sundance 2017 with a short film she has made titled ’Come Swim.’ Kristen Stewart among the short-film directors at Sundance 2017
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