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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brie Larson for the premiere of the film ’Digging For Fire’ at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Monday, January 26, 2015 The Cricket’s Daily 3: Teasing the ‘Love Actually’ ‘sequel’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • All you “Love Actually” fans — and you know who you are — will want to see the teaser for the...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: A rising star from New Zealand
    • Hardcore band Earth Groans performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: InDimensions, Elysium, Raze the Pyre, A Light Amo...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the 2016 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Schwarzenegger turned the table on President Donald Trump by taking to social media on March 21, 2017, to criticize Trump’s approval rating. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Arnold’s payback on Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • Arnold Schwarzenegger, having been dissed by Donald Trump over the ratings for “The New Celeb...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 09:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Phillip Sweet, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook, of Little Big Town, arrive at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP) Little Big Town to headline Stadium of Fire
    Country quartet Little Big Town will headline this year’s Stadium of Fire concert, the Independence Day weekend extravaganza at Provo’s LaVell Edwards...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ariana Grande accepts the award for artist of the year at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Plans for tonight: Ariana Grande gets ‘Dangerous’ at The Viv
    • Metalcore band Bad Omens performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Classic Jack, Native/Tongue, Hollow, I Am. Show sta...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Helberg and Melissa Rauch star in ’The Big Bang Theory.’ The Cricket’s Daily 3: More ‘Big Bang Theory’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • Two more years of nerd jokes: “The Big Bang Theory” has been renewed for its 11th and 12th se...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Robert Redford kicks off the 2017 Sundance Film Festival during the opening news conference at the Egyptian Theater  in Park City on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Redford: ‘The NEA must not only survive, but thrive’
    Robert Redford says that without the National Endowment for the Arts, there might not be a Sundance Institute — and he wants the next struggling arts ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 06:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Premier jazz singer Stacey Kent performs a night of bossa nova in a JazzSLC concert Monday, Feb. 23, at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Daya rocks The Complex
    • Jazz singer Stacey Kent performs, as part of the JazzSLC series, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7:30. Ticke...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 09:45 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic ’Beauty and the Beast.’ (Disney via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Beauty’ breaks records
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • “Beauty and the Beast” set a record for March, and had the seventh-biggest opening weekend ev...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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    (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sasha Stokes strikes a pose as a ’Summer Soldier,’ alongside Tiffanie Bowcutt as ’Umbreon from Pokemon,’ at the Salt Palace Convention Center for Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX in 2014. Plans for the weekend: St. Patrick’s, FanX and basketball - all at once
    • Salt Lake Comic Con’s fourth annual FanX happens today and Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City. Doors ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 09:05 am   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trump vs. Hollywood, over NEA cuts
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • Hollywood stars are up in arms about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate the Nat...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 08:31 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The singer’s hotly anticipated new album, ’25,’ is out Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The hunt to find Adele’s secret Twitter account is on
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture today: • Adele told an audience in Australia that she has a secret Twitter account — because her manag...
    Updated Mar 17 2017 08:32 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by NBC shows Rachel Maddow, host of ’The Rachel Maddow Show,’ on MSNBC. Maddow was at the center of the political media Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with a story on President Donald Trump’s tax returns propelled by social media. (MSNBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Waiting for Maddow
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Rachel Maddow’s scooplet on MSNBC last night, revealing leaked copies of two pages of Donald Trump’...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 08:50 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of We the Kings  Postfontaine will present Florida powerpop band We The Kings with guests Cute Is What We Aim For, Plaid Brixx, and Astro Lasso, March 14, 2017, at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit inthevenueslc.com for information. Plans for tonight: We the Kings reign
    • Powerpop band We the Kings performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Cute Is What We Aim For, Plaid Brixx, Astro Lasso. Sh...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: Romance is all around
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The winner — if that’s the right word for a woman surviving a cattle-call audition process that wee...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 08:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Hayley Kiyoko, sold out
    • The Utah Jazz plays host to the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at ...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   The Head and the Heart Jethro Tull, Taj Mo and Head and the Heart bound for Red Butte this summer
    Three big acts — a progressive-rock legend, a collaboration of two great bluesmen and a popular indie-folk band — will be coming to play at Red Butte ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. The ’Saturday Night Live’ cast member said on Instagram Monday, March 6, 2017, that he he has quit drugs and is “happy and sober for the first time in 8 years.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘SNL’ star proud to be sober
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Three cheers to “Saturday Night Live” regular Pete Davidson, who on this weekend’s show declared hi...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 08:49 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Dana Krashin  California ska-punk band Voodoo Glow Skulls perform March 24, 2016, at Liquid Joe’s in Salt Lake City. Must be 21 to attend. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for the weekend: Tennis, anyone?
    • Metalcore band I Prevail performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Wage War, Islander, Assume We Survive. Show sta...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Patrick Stewart attends a screening of ’Logan’ at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Sir Patrick to become an American?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Sir Patrick Stewart says he will apply for U.S. citizenship — because he wants to fight the effects...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Fans crowd surf, as Blessthefall pays the Shark Stage, at the Vans Warped Tour 2015, at the Utah State Fairgrounds,  Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Warped Tour to invade Fairpark on June 24
    The Vans Warped Tour is coming back to the Utah State Fairpark. The national tour of up-and-coming rock bands, in an all-day outdoor setting, will lan...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: ‘Powerfunk’ in town
    • Metal bands Dope and Combichrist co-headline on the Blood, Lust, Death Tour 2017, at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Sept...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    The cast of “The Big Bang Theory” — Kunal Nayyar (second to the left), Johnny Galecki (third from left), Kaley Cuoco (center), Jim Parsons (second from right) and Simon Helberg (foreground, right) — on set with executive producers Bill Prady (far left) and Chuck Lorre (far right). Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS The Cricket’s Daily 3: A ‘Theory’ of pay cuts
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The main cast members of “The Big Bang Theory” reportedly have offered to cut their own salaries so...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 07:58 am   |     |   Share
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    Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Gaga to fill Beyonce’s boots at Coachella
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Lady Gaga will take the headlining spot at Coachella, vacated by Beyonce because of her pregnancy. ...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    S & S will present the pop, rock, reggae and R & B sounds of Common Kings at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, 2017, at Park City Live.  Tickets are $20. Courtesy Common Kings Plans for tonight: Bad Suns rising
    • Folk musician Amigo the Devil performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City. Opening: Alexander Ortega. Show starts at 7. Tickets are ...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 12:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Beau Pearson  |  Courtesy)  Ballet West principal artists Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell are pictured in a scene from “Cinderella,” which will be staged Feb. 9 through Feb. 25 as part of the company’s newly announced 2017/18 season. Ballet West’s upcoming season: Rebooted ‘Nutcracker,’ Sklute’s 10th anniversary
    Ballet West has unveiled plans for its 2017-18 season, which will start a two-year celebration of CEO/artistic director Adam Sklute’s 10th anniversary...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jordan Horowitz, producer of ’La La Land,’ shows the envelope revealing ’Moonlight’ as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The case of the celebrity-seeking CPA
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The snafu at the end of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony is still the talk of Hollywood, with word that the ...
    Updated Mar 01 2017 08:41 am   |     |   Share
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    (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. Plans for tonight: JoJo postpones show at The Depot
    • Guitarist/singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo performs at The State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City. Opening: Jesse Malin. Show starts at 8....
    Updated Feb 27 2017 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions: The aftermath
    If only The Cricket had switched his cynical pick with his optimistic one. The (slightly) cynical pick in Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was predicting...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Jordan Horowitz, producer of ’La La Land,’ shows the envelope revealing ’Moonlight’ as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Presenter Warren Beatty looks on from right. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Moonlight’ and craziness
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A historic Best Picture win for “Moonlight” at last night’s Academy Awards is overshadowed by the c...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 08:55 am   |     |   Share