Last Updated Aug 3, 2015 11:39AM

Forget Broadway. If you can set aside the profanity and crudeness, there’s no better place in the world to watch The “Book of Mormon” musical than Salt Lake City. The whole show was written for us. This is, after all, …

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The Provo City Library, in conjunction with the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, is host to the largest collection of original Golden Books art to be displayed in public. The show, displayed on he fourth floor of the library, will run through Sept. 23. Admission is free. Still worth their weight, Little Golden Books celebrated in Provo Library exhibit
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First national tour cast in the Divisive ‘Book of Mormon’ musical opens Tuesday in Utah
    No matter your opinion about that profane, sweet little “Book of Mormon” musical — perhaps you’ve heard of it — there’s a special thrill to a story ab...
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Hoping fans fill out forms for a chance to win tickets to the Gallery: ‘Book of Mormon’ fans wait for tickets to Salt Lake City show
    Utahns lined up in the Capitol Theatre lobby on Tuesday night, celebrating the preview of “Book of Mormon” musical’s 19-show run by signing up for a t...
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Denee Benton and Cody Jamison Strand in the Now comes a book that takes the satirical ‘Book of Mormon’ seriously
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The King's English hosts a southern tea party to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's new book, Harper Lee's ‘Watchman’ makes joining Team Atticus more complicated
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Tara Mcarthur and Brian Nelson, dancers in the upcoming NOW-ID show Utah company dances around in an exploration of place
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Michaela Johansen, 'Nina,' and Calbert Beck, 'Damon,' act out a scene during a rehearsal of Stage review: ‘Sunset Baby’ confronts uncomfortable truths about African-American society
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