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    FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, country singer Tim McGraw arrives at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.   The duet on his new album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” out on Sept. 16, 2014  marks his 50th top 10 entry into Billboard’s Hot Country chart and further emphasizes how important family is to McGraw, both his own kinfolk and his ever growing musical family. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file) ‘Country Megaticket’ delivers six big stars to USANA
    Country fans will be getting their credit cards out next Friday, to secure their seats at USANA Amphitheatre’s 2015 Toyota Country Megaticket series t...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Plans for the weekend: Eric Church’s ‘Outsiders’ tour
    • Progressive-metal band Periphery performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Nothing More, Wovenwar, Thank You Scien...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 08:12 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by A24 Films, Jessica Chastain, left, and Oscar Isaac appear in a scene from the film, Friday movie roundup: ‘Violent’ triumph
    A powerful New York drama hits theaters this weekend, and hits hard. “A Most Violent Year” is set in New York in 1981, and centers on an ambitious bus...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image from video shows Death Row Records founder Marion The Cricket’s Daily 3: Suge Knight arrested in hit-and-run death
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder, in a hit-and-run incident o...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Mates of State
 
JRC Events & Seventy3 Music will present Mates of State with Fictionist, Eidola and Scenic Byway, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Metro Bar in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for tickets. Must be 21. Plans for tonight: Mates of State meets Fictionist
    • Indie-pop duo Mates of State and Provo pop-rock band Fictionist share the bill at Metro Bar, 615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Scenic Bywa...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:15 am   |     |   Share
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Legendary Canadian rock band Rush - from left: Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Geddy Lee - will bring its “R40 Live” tour to the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Monday, July 13. Rush brings ‘R40 Live’ tour to Maverik Center, July 13
    OK, rock fans, get ready for Rush. The legendary Canadian rock band — made up of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart — is marking its 40th annivers...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trademarking ‘This Sick Beat’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Taylor Swift has trademarked the phrases “This Sick Beat” and “Party Like It’s 1989.” [Vox] • A fourth book...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 07:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: King Tuff reigns
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, fr...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Actress Kristen Wiig is interviewed at the premiere of The Cricket’s Daily 3: Meet your new Ghostbusters
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Director Paul Feig has picked his cast for his all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot: His “Bridesmaids” stars Me...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:52 am   |     |   Share
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Los Angeles band Particle plays Tuesday, April 8, at the State Room in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Tig Notaro, sold out
    • The Jordan World Circus brings its show to UCCU Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Show starts at 7 (and repeats Wednesday at 4 and 7:30 p.m.)...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: Band to GOP governor: ‘We literally hate you!!!’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The Celtic-rock band Dropkick Murphys have told Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential GOP presidential c...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 07:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Ukuleles fill the air
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Boston Celtics at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, from $16...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Keaton arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Birdman’ flying high
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Birdman” won Best Cast at last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, the guild’s equivalent to Best Picture ...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
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Guster will tour in support of their upcoming release Plans for the weekend: Guster blows in
    • By the Thousands and Superior co-headline a night of metal, tonight at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Thalgora, Dethron...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Jennifer Lopez as Claire Peterson in a scene from the film, Friday movie roundup: January stinks
    Good thing The Cricket is up in Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — because the movies opening in mainstream theaters this weekend are pre...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 08:09 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, July 26, 2010, file photo, DreamWorks offices are shown in Redwood City, Calif. Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. are soaring in premarket trading, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, following a media report that toy company Hasbro is in discussions to buy the studio. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: DreamWorks cutting back
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • DreamWorks Animation will cut back to two movies a year, which will mean losing 500 jobs company-wide. [Ent...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 08:10 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Columbia Pictures - Sony shows, from left, Diana Bang, as Sook, Seth Rogen, as Aaron, and James Franco, as Dave, in Columbia Pictures' The Cricket’s Daily 3: Scotty! More power!
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Simon Pegg isn’t just playing Scotty in the next “Star Trek” movie — he’s reportedly helping write it. [Ent...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 07:38 am   |     |   Share
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    Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, left, greets people after speaking during the Republican National Committee's winter meeting aboard the USS Midway Museum Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Plans for tonight: Romney on the economy
    • Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney headlines “A Night With Mitt Romney: Learning to Navigate Today’s Economy” at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Tem...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Bradley Cooper appears in a scene from The Cricket’s Daily 3: A record for ‘American Sniper’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Clint Eastwood’s Iraq War drama “American Sniper” made $105 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 07:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake City jamband Mokie will perform Jan. 16, 2015, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Visit www.thestateroom.com for information. Must be 21. Courtesy Mokie Plans for the weekend: Second City in Salt Lake City
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Los Angeles Lakers, tonight at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tick...
    Updated Jan 18 2015 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Train lead singer, Pat Monahan, takes a selfie with fans, during their free concert outside EnergySolutions Arena, Saturday, July 26, 2014 Train rolls into USANA Amphitheater, July 19
    Train is coming back to Utah this summer. The chart-topping San Francisco pop-rock band is mounting a huge summer tour, which starts May 21 in Sacrame...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Jorge Rojas picked to lead UMFA’s education efforts
    Artist and teacher Jorge Rojas is joining the staff of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, as the museum’s new director of education and engagement. Before ...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum, right) feels the pressure from his benefactor, John du Pont (Steve Carell), in director Bennett Miller's real-life drama Friday movie roundup: March of the Oscar contenders
    A couple of major Oscar contenders arrive in Utah theaters today — as does a certain English bear. The best new movie of the week is “Foxcatcher,” whi...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Michael Keaton arrives at the 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The critics have spoken!
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Boyhood” took top honors at the Critics Choice Awards last night, and the acting winners — Michael Keaton,...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: Waiting for ‘Avatar’ sequel
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture, besides the Oscar nominations: • James Cameron is delaying the first sequel to “Avatar” until 2017, at the ea...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Conveyer rocks
    • Brooklyn art rock band Conveyer performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Meridian, Give and Take, Shine Bright, Hands...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Amber Riley and Derek Hough were crowned Season 17 Champions and awarded the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, on the two-hour Season Finale on Hough skipping ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for the Rockettes
    Derek Hough is trading in another shot at the mirror ball for a chance to dance with the Rockettes. Hough, a Utah native, has announced he is skipping...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 file photo shows, Wes Anderson at the 40th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Associations Awards at InterContinental Los Angeles, Century City, in Los Angeles. Richard Linklater’s 12-year commitment to the coming-of-age tale “Boyhood” has continued to pay off with a coveted nomination from the Directors Guild of America—his first—, the organization announced Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Also nominated for their outstanding achievement in directing were first-time nominee Anderson for the whimsical “Grand Budapest Hotel,” and Alejandro González Inarritu for his dark show business comedy “Birdman,” Morten Tyldum for his Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game,” and Clint Eastwood for his fact-based wartime drama “American Sniper.”  (Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: The DGA picks a few good men
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The Directors Guild of America picked its nominees for its big awards. For movies, the guild nominated Wes ...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    A scene from Plans for tonight: Digging up ‘Dinosaur 13’
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Golden State Warriors at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets, from ...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Winning team
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project aims to take a 2015 Sundance Film Festival movie, made by Utah filmmakers about Utah subjects, to the people ev...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 12:54 pm   |     |   Share