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    Members of the Nimoy in 1995: “I’ve had a great ride”
    Like any “Star Trek” fan, The Cricket shed a small tear this morning at the news that Leonard Nimoy — the man who embodied the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock f...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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Television personality Alton Brown brings his live show,  Plans for the weekend: Alton Brown cooks up a live show
    • Food Network personality Alton Brown brings his live show, “The Edible Inevitable Tour,” tonight to the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake ...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows Aleksey Serebryakov as Kolya in a scene from the film, Friday movie roundup: Bleak and cold on the Russian coast
    The word for this weekend’s new movies is “bleak” — which describes the subject matter of the new art-house movies, and the quality and box-office pro...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, Kanye Wests attend the premiere of The Cricket’s Daily 3: All about the dress
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • We will all look back on this week and say to each other, “Remember that time America lost its mind over a ...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Indie rock band, Milo Greene will perform Feb. 26, 2015, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Wardell and Caroline Smith will open. Visit www.thestateroom.com/calendar/milo-greene for information. Courtesy of Milo Greene Plans for tonight: Milo Greene rocks
    • Country singer Granger Smith performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Earl Dibbles Jr. (Smith’s “country boy” alter ego)....
    Updated Feb 26 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Madonna stumbles whilst performing on stage during the Brit Awards 2015 at the 02 Arena in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/PA, Yui Mok) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE The Cricket’s Daily 3: Madonna takes a fall
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Madonna took a bad spill onstage at the BRIT Awards in London last night, pulled backward when her giant ca...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
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Swedish metal band In Flames will bring their Charming America Tour with guests All That Remains and Wovenwar, Feb. 25, 2015, to The Complex in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information. Courtesy In Flames Plans for tonight: Tiny Universe gets a little bigger
    • Swedish metal band In Flames performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: All That Remains, Wovenwar. Show starts at 6:30. Ti...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in the series finale of The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Fashion Police’ brutality
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Kelly Osbourne is “seriously questioning” her continued presence on E!’s “Fashion Police,” after co-host an...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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Never Shout Never will be on tour with guests Hayley Kiyoko and Me Like Bees, Feb. 24, 2015, in The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information. Courtesy Never Shout Never Plans for tonight: Never Shout Never rocks
    • Indie-rock band Never Shout Never performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Hayley Kiyoko, Me Like Bees. Show starts at 6....
    Updated Feb 24 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Light steppers
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project is for people who want to be light on their feet. Or have lights on their feets. Growing up in the Philippines,...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE--In this Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Ben Woolf arrives at the premiere screening of The Cricket’s Daily 3: Your new dancing ‘Stars’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Your celebrity competitors on season 20 of “Dancing in the Stars” include pop icon Patti LaBelle, “Hunger G...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
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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: Jazz with Stacey Kent
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the San Antonio Spurs at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, from ...
    Updated Feb 23 2015 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 photo, British soul singer Sam Smith poses for a portrait in New York. Smith had a breakthrough year with his debut, U.K. singer Sam Smith will play Maverik Center, Aug. 5
    Fresh off of winning four Grammys, British pop singer Sam Smith is hitting the road for a North American summer tour that includes a stop in Utah. Smi...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from The Cricket’s Daily 3: Audiences give ‘Grey’ a spanking
    Besides last night’s Oscars, here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Fifty Shades of Grey” was tops at the box office for the second week in a row...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:34 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows J.K. Simmons , left, and Miles Teller in a scene from Oscar 2015 predictions, part 4: The majors
    Time for the big finish — the fourth and final part of The Cricket’s predictions for the 87th Academy Awards, covering the major categories. On Tuesda...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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A scene from Oscar 2015 predictions, part 3: Specialty
    Welcome to the third part of The Cricket’s predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. Today it’s the specialty categories — covering animation, document...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 09:39 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from Oscar 2015 predictions, part 2: Crafts
    Part II of The Cricket’s predictions for the 87th Academy Awards brings us to the craft categories. On Tuesday, The Cricket tackled the technical cate...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 11:11 am   |     |   Share
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    In Richard Linklater's new movie Oscar 2015 predictions, part 1: Technical
    Time once again for The Cricket to put his prognosticating talents to the test, by predicting the winners to the 87th Academy Awards. Today, it’s the ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:57 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Saint Motel meets The Moth & The Flame
    • The Utah Jazz play host to the Memphis Grizzlies, tonight at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7 p.m. Ticke...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
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Diana Krall plays Kingsbury Hall, September 24, 2013. Deer Valley Music Festival line-up includes Krall, Sinatra Jr., Chenoweth & Smokey
    Some famous voices — including Diana Krall, Kristin Chenoweth, Smokey Robinson and Frank Sinatra Jr. — will be filling the mountain air during this su...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski holds up Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Nearly everybody watched the game
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Ratings for Super Bowl XLIX broke all ratings records, with 114.4 million watching the New England Patriots...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 07:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Getting funky with New Mastersounds
    • Hip-hop artist Logic performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: DJ Rhetorik, Michael Christmas. Show starts at 7 p.m. Ticke...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Play-dates for dogs
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project aims to give every dog his or her day — or at least playdate. University of Utah student Madison Bishop has, ac...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 01:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by courtesy of the Sundance Institute shows a scene from the documentary film, The Cricket’s Daily 3: Scientology vs. film critics
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Movie critics who wrote about Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” at this year’s Sundance Film Festival are finding...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 07:28 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Indigenous
 
The State Room will feature Native American blues and rock guitarist Mato Nanji and his band at 8 p.m. Feb. 2, 2015. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Plans for tonight: Bad Suns, Indigenous
    • The Harlem Globetrotters perform their basketball tricks at EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets, f...
    Updated Feb 02 2015 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Bluesman Joe Bonamassa bringing ‘Three Kings Tour’ to USANA Amphitheatre, August 20
    Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is coming to Utah, in a show that honors three blues legend. Bonamassa’s “Three Kings Tour” — a tribute to B.B. Kin...
    Updated Feb 05 2015 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jason Mraz, backed up by all-girl band Raining Jane, performed in concert at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, Sseptember 9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP) Jason Mraz playing Abravanel Hall, March 13
    Jason Mraz is coming to Salt Lake City in March, in a smaller show than you might expect. The Grammy-winning multi-platinum singer-songwriter is bypas...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Eric Church’s band gets sick, but arena show goes on in Salt Lake City
    Utah fans of country star Eric Church didn’t get the big stage show they expected Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena — but they may have gotten s...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, is held by the gloved hands of handler Ron Ploucha during the 129th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Happy Groundhog Day! (Unless you’re dead)
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning on Groundhog Day, so there will be six more weeks of winter —...
    Updated Feb 03 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share
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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