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I have a recipe for a potato gratin in my last cookbook — “Dinner Solved!” — that I firmly stand by. Here is another that I firmly stand by. And I plan to come up with more such recipes to …

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  • This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows banana oat muffins in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) These banana oat muffins make a quick breakfast or snack
    Like many families, we try to minimize the amount of processed sugar we eat. But, it is lurking everywhere, and we are eating far more processed sugar...
    Updated Feb 25 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Chelsea Cho of Los Angeles tries to blow away her stress while waiting backstage to perform. Hundreds of Junior Contemporary Competition ballet dancers audition for the Youth America Grand Prix or YAGP regional semi-finals on Thursday at the Capitol Theatre. Throughout the weekend, the students will attend workshops, competitions, and dance classes. YAGP awards more than $250,000 a year in scholarships to send  dancers to leading schools and dance companies to continue their training. Selected competitors will continue on to the finals in New York City. Photos: Hundreds of ballet students from Utah and beyond audition for scholarships
    Young ballet dancers again took to the stage of the Capitol Theatre on Friday to audition for scholarships as part of the Youth America Grand Prix (YA...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo provided by HBO, host Bill Maher, left, listens to  Breitbart News’ Milo Yiannopoulos on HBO’s ’Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP) Scott D. Pierce: Bill Maher botches interview, then claims credit for downfall of Yiannopoulos
    Bill Maher has called Donald Trump a liar and an egomaniac and criticized him for foisting some truly terrible people on the country. It’s like looki...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Rafael De Fuenta (front and center) stars as Ricardo in ’When We Rise.’ Eike Schroter  |  ABC TV preview: ‘When We Rise’ is compelling TV
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) wrote and produced “When We Rise,” a four-part, eight-hour miniseries that recounts the struggl...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 02:58 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Christy Summerhays, left, as Hildegard and Emilie Starr as Richardis act out a scene in Plan-B’s production of ’Virtue,’ a play with music by Utah playwright Tim Slover about Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century German Benedictine abbess, who had visions. She was also a writer and herbalist and is considered to have written the first-ever opera and might have been lesbian. With ‘Virtue,’ a visionary woman revealed in inspired Utah premiere
    Utah playwright Tim Slover is an alchemist with words, eloquently breathing life into pasteboard historical characters such as Queen Elizabeth I, comp...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Snow geese land on Gunnison Bend Reservoir near Delta, Sunday, February 19, 2017. Alberty: How to catch the spectacular and punctual snow geese show in Delta
    Delta • Snow geese are nothing if not punctual. They migrate like clockwork every year along various narrow “skyways” up and down North America, arriv...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:22 am   |     |   Share
  • Prominent Utah dance teacher Rowland Butler changed lives one step at a time
    Every day after school, the boy perched on the stairs to watch students file into a basement dance studio. Dance was for girls, his father told him, u...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Courtesy photo)    From left, brothers Iggor and Max Cavalera, best known from their time with the Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, will be playing that group’s classic 1996 album ’Roots’ in its entirety in a show this Sunday at Salt Lake City’s Metro Music Hall. Concert preview: Cavalera brothers getting back to their ‘Roots’
    Max and Iggor Cavalera are best known as the Brazilian brothers behind the pioneering metal band Sepultura, which rose to prominence in the 1990s. In ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 01:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    After a years-long legal battle to be freed from a recording contract with a defunct label, 26-year-old pop singer JoJo released ’Mad Love.’ in 2016, her first full-length album in a decade. She’ll be performing at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Monday. Concert preview: JoJo still has ‘Mad Love’ for making music
    Pop singer JoJo (aka Joanna Levesque) made her triumphant return to the music scene in 2016, releasing her first full-length album in 10 years. She ju...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Eager guitar player Bodi (left, voiced by Luke Wilson) tries to impress rock star Angus Scattergood (voiced by Eddie Izzard) in the animated comedy ’Rock Dog.’ Courtesy Summit Premiere / Lionsgate Animated ‘Rock Dog’ plays an all-too-familiar tune
    The animated kiddie movie “Rock Dog” should be as frisky as a puppy, but it’s as lethargic as an old St. Bernard after a big meal. In a village in the...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Music Review: Ryan Adams delivers fresh songs and heartaches
    From the days when he exploded out of North Carolina with the alt-country band Whiskeytown to his steady growth into one of America’s great songwriter...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tribune columnist Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Dying father wants to be cremated but mother wants a burial. What’s a family to do?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My father, who is terminally ill, has expressed a desire to be cremated when he dies. I know my mother, who is his caretaker, wants ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Finding truth on the ground in Utah writer’s ‘Open Midnight’
    Utah writer and conservationist Brooke Williams will launch his new memoir, “Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet,” on Thursday, March 2...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Cover of ’The Youngest Marcher’ by Cynthia Levinson. Here are 5 picture book biographies for Black History Month and beyond
    Although Black History Month is winding down, there should be shelf space for these picture-book biographies all year round. Each tells the story of A...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Yaki Udon with chicken ($13.95) at Mizu Japanese Cuisne in West Valley City. Dish of the Week: Yaki udon from Mizu in West Valley City
    $13.95 • This classic Japanese stir-fry noodle dish is filling, flavorful and fun to eat. Mizu’s yaki udon features big, chewy udon noodles tossed wit...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Carol Miller, 81, takes a spin on the dance floor with Karl Tinggaard as he celebrates his 103 birthday by doing what he does every week, dancing at the Heritage Center in Murray on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Video: Utah centenarian’s birthday dance party is one for the ages
    Karl Tinggaard celebrated his 103rd birthday Thursday by doing what he does every week at the Heritage Center in Murray — dancing. Tinggaard, who tur...
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  • This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, ’Get Out.’ (Universal Pictures via AP) In ‘Get Out,’ the two-faced horrors of racism
    Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date’s liberal family in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” writer-dir...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Max Irons, left, and Samantha Barks in a scene from, ’Bitter Harvest.’ (Roadside Attractions via AP) ‘Bitter Harvest’ mixes genocide with swoony romance
    It’s not easy for a screenwriter to conjure a compelling human story against the backdrop of a historical tragedy affecting millions, but it shouldn’t...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from the animated film, ’The Red Turtle.’ The film was nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.  The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP) ‘Red Turtle’ a beautiful fable of life’s cycles
    Saying not a single word but conveying tons of meaning in every moment, the animated “The Red Turtle” is a fable that is as simple as it is beautiful....
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  • (Courtesy photo)    The touring cast of ’Matilda.’ Review: Sound problems cast shadows on stage magic of touring ‘Matilda’
    Young Jaime Maclean is a terrifically talented “Matilda,” leading the touring musical’s cast with professional aplomb far beyond her years in Wednesda...
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  • Al Hartmann  |  The Saly Lake Tribune Performers practice an aerial routine for Cirque du Soleil production of ’Ovo’ at the Maverik Center  in West Valley City on  Wednesday, Feb. 22.   Cirque du Soleilís ìOvoî zooms in on the life of bugs in colorful costumes and daring acrobatics.  First show starts tonight. Photos: Acrobatic arachnids, ants and much more as Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ovo’ opens in Utah
    Cirque du Soleil offered a behind-the-scenes look Wednesday at its production of “Ovo,” an extravagant exploration of the life of bugs — with colorful...
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  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Scott D. Pierce: Trump’s recent lies remind me of his ‘Apprentice’ ratings whoppers
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  • (Courtesy photo)    JayC Stoddard, from left, Stephanie Howell and Eric Cadora perform in Utah Repertory Theatre’s production of ’The Other Place,’ playing through March 4 at Sorenson Unity Center in Salt Lake City. Utah production of ‘The Other Place’ captures the disorientation of dementia
    Alzheimer’s disease and dementia seem to be supplanting dysfunctional families as the hot topic for plays and films. Julianne Moore took home an Acade...
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  • FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows Beyonce performing at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a joint statement released Thursday, Feb. 23, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out of the famed festival under doctor’s orders. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018
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