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    | Courtesy of Otep  S & S will present Los Angeles heavy metal band, Otep, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Visit theurbanloungeslc.com for information. Must be 21+ to attend. Plans for tonight: Brothers Comatose wake up the crowd
    • Soul legend Brenton Wood performs at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $25, at Smith’s Tix. (A second ...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In a Sept. 22, 2014 file photo, classical crossover singer Jackie Evancho poses for a portrait in New York. Evancho, a 16-year-old singer from the Pittsburgh suburbs, has been chosen to sing the national anthem at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Evancho, who became known when she made runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, announced the event Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2016, on NBC’s “Today” show. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Singer wants to talk transgender rights with Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Singer Jackie Evancho, who sang the National Anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, has asked (via ...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Alex & Sierra at The Complex
    • Folk-pop duo Alex & Sierra performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: John.k. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are $18, at Smit...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 2: Crafts
    Today, in The Cricket’s predictions for the 89th annual Academy Awards, it’s time to tackle the craft categories. In Tuesday’s opening installment, it...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 8, 2017 file image released by NBC shows Meryl Streep accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Streep gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter and calling for the defense of a free press.  (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: More female leads in movies, but still a minority
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A new study found 29 percent of Hollywood movies last year had a female protagonist — which is up 7...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:32 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Metal, ska, rap or soul?
    • Deathcore metal band Born of Osiris performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, Within The Ruins...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) The Cricket’s 2017 Oscar predictions, part 1: Technical
    For movie fans, Oscar Night — which happens this Sunday — is an unofficial holiday, a celebration of the motion picture. It’s also a time for movie cr...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Aug. 8, 2009 file photo shows actor-singer David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on ’The Partridge Family,’ arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena, Calif. Cassidy says he is struggling with memory loss. Cassidy told People magazine that his family has a history of dementia and that he had sensed “this was coming.” He added that for now he wanted to stay focused and “enjoy life.” (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: David Cassidy battling dementia
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture (besides your friendly neighborhood Cricket being back from vacation): • David Cassidy, 66, the ‘70s t...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 07:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Sarah Pearce Sarah Pearce stepping down as Sundance’s managing director
    The Sundance Institute’s highest-ranking executive in Utah — with the exception of founder Robert Redford — is leaving. Sarah Pearce, the arts nonprof...
    Updated Feb 15 2017 10:06 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2016, file photo, Chance The Rapper performs at The Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philadelphia.  Sturgill Simpson and Chance the Rapper are set to perform at the awards show this month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that fellow nominee William Bell and Grammy winners Little Big Town and Gary Clark Jr. will also perform on the live telecast on Feb. 12. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File) Chance the Rapper to play Maverik Center, April 29
    Hot off his Grammy victories, Chance the Rapper is going on tour — with a stop in Utah. As part of a 37-stop North American tour, Chance will headline...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Billy Joel performs at the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. For the 32nd time, the Piano Man played at the arena before it closes for a major renovation. (Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday via AP) Billy Joel to perform at The Viv, Nov. 29
    For the first time in 10 years, The Piano Man is playing in Salt Lake City. Billy Joel — the legendary pop-rock singer, songwriter and pianist — will ...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 08:27 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/Matt Slocum) Lady Gaga bringing ‘Joanne’ tour to The Viv, Dec. 14
    Hot off of her death-defying performance at the Super Bowl LI halftime show Sunday, Lady Gaga has announced a world tour — with the last stop in Salt ...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 11:04 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Nashville-based alt-pop band SafetySuit are playing at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Friday, Feb. 3 in support of their first studio album released in four years. Plans for the weekend: SafetySuit, or Lemuria, or Young the Giant, or…
    • Alt-rock band SafetySuit performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Armors, John Allred. Show starts at 7 p.m. Tick...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Howard Stern arrives at the ’America’s Got Talent’ Season 10 red carpet kickoff at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J. Stern is staying on Sirius XM to produce and host his show for another five years, the parties announced Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Stern psychoanalyzes Trump
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Howard Stern opines that being president is bad for Donald Trump’s mental health, “because he wants...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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      The ’Mamma Mia!’ farewell tour hits Salt Lake City Feb. 2-5 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City. Kevin Thomas Garcia  |   Courtesy Plans for tonight: ‘Mamma Mia!,’ one last time
    • Rap/R&B singer Khalid performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix. • The national f...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    This Dec. 9, 2016 image released by NBC shows Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new boss of ’The New Celebrity Apprentice,’ at a press junket in Universal City, Calif. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trump vs. Schwarzenegger
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Donald Trump took time at the National Prayer Breakfast to pray for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings...
    Updated Feb 03 2017 09:01 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Photo)    Dashboard Confessional co-headlines a show with Taking Back Sunday at Saltair on Thursday, July 7. Plans for tonight: Dashboard Confessional, sold out
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. ...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Hillary has some things to say
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Backwoods hiker and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is writing a book of personal ess...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Kathy Griffin dishes it out
    • The FUNdeMENTALS will headline a “That’s a Wrap Sundance Concert” tonight at Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Scotty Haze ...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This May 21, 2016 file photo shows actress Taraneh Alidoosti during a photo call for the film ’Forushande’ (The Salesman) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France.  Alidoosti, star of the Oscar-nominated “The Salesman,” says she won’t attend the Academy Awards in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration plans. Alidoosti called plans for a visa ban of Iranians “racist” in a message posted Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, on Twitter. “The Salesman,” directed by Asghar Farhadi, was nominated for best foreign language film. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Conan going to Mexico
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Conan O’Brien will shoot a special in Mexico, employing an all-Mexican crew. [Vulture] • Taraneh Al...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 07:58 am   |     |   Share
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      The electronic/ambient act The Album Leaf is one of the performers at the ASCAP Music Cafe at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy ASCAP Plans for tonight: Jonatha Brooke at The State Room
    • The Utah Jazz plays host to the Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets availa...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:50 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This June 24, 2009 file photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Mary Tyler Moore, the comic actress best known for portraying the modern woman both on “The Dick Va...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 07:50 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Choose your rapper
    • California rapper Marty Grimes performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Cal Scruby, Splyt. Show starts at 7....
    Updated Jan 26 2017 07:47 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, actor Ewan McGregor poses for photographers at the World Premiere of the film ’T2 Trainspotting’, in Edinburgh.  Actor Ewan McGregor was a last minute no-show on the Good Morning Britain television show on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017, because of a dispute with host Piers Morgan over recent women’s marches. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: More theaters for Oscar nominees
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • More theaters will be opening the leading Oscar contenders “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” “Manchester b...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 07:43 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, actor Ewan McGregor poses for photographers at the World Premiere of the film ’T2 Trainspotting’, in Edinburgh.  Actor Ewan McGregor was a last minute no-show on the Good Morning Britain television show on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017, because of a dispute with host Piers Morgan over recent women’s marches. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Ewan McGregor vs. Piers Morgan
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The new feud in Britain is between Ewan McGregor and Piers Morgan. It started when McGregor cancele...
    Updated Jan 25 2017 08:55 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Hamilton Leithauser  KRCL 90.9 FM will present Hamilton Leithauser, 8 p.m. Jan. 23, 2017 at The State Room, Salt Lake City. Leithauser is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the former lead vocalist of the indie rock band The Walkmen. Tickets are $20. Visit thestateroom.com/calendar/hamilton-leithauser-2017 for information and tickets. Plans for tonight: Once a Walkmen, now solo
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets avai...
    Updated Jan 25 2017 09:14 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Ben Stiller portrays Derek Zoolander, left, and Owen Wilson portrays Hansel  in a scene from, ’Zoolander 2.’ (Wilson Webb/Paramount Pictures via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Zoolander No. 2,’ ‘Batman v. Superman’ top Razzie nominations
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “Zoolander No. 2” led the pack for this year’s Razzie Awards, given to the year’s worst movies, wit...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Audrey Babcock ’Aldonza/Dulcinea’ David Pittsinger ’Cervantes/Quixote’ and Keith Jameson ’Sancho Panza’ act out a scene during a rehearsal of ’Man of La Mancha’ at Utah Opera production studio Wednesday January 11, 2017. Plans for the weekend: The impossible dream, and a few nightmares
    • The Salt Lake City edition of “What a Joke,” a nationwide comedy event to mock the inauguration of Donald Trump, happens tonight at The State Room, ...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film ’Still Alice’ in New York.  Baldwin may be taking his Donald Trump act on the road. Baldwin tells ABC News that he is “in discussions” with other venues for his impression of the president-elect besides NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” The 58-year-old actor has played Trump on SNL since last year. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: How to avoid the inauguration
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Comedian Patton Oswalt offers up a handy guide of things to do instead of watching Donald Trump’s i...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 07:27 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Azizi Gibson  Rap, hip-hop artist Azizi Gibson will perform with guests Felly & Gyyps, Matt Burton and MindBody&Beats, Feb. 27, 2016, at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: Felly and The Mermaid Gang
    • Hip-hop musician Felly leads The Mermaid Gang Tour, which lands at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Gyyps, Yonas, Healy. Show...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share