Courtesy  | Burn Halo  Hard, aggressive rockers Burn Halo bring their Wolves of War tour to Club X, Salt Lake City, at 8 p.m. June 29, 2016. Tickets are $12 or $14 day of show. Visit smithstix.com for information and tickets. Plans for tonight: Ben Harper, sold out
    • Blues-folk-soul-reggae-rock band Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals performs at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, 2280 E. Red Butte Canyon Road, Salt ...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    The Dalai Lama greets Lady Gaga before a question and answer session at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis, Sunday, June 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Report: China bans Lady Gaga
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • The Chinese government reportedly has placed a nationwide ban on Lady Gaga’s music, after the singer met wit...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
    Nate Parker • Star, director and producer of ’The Birth of a Nation’ Nate Parker to receive Sundance’s Vanguard Award
    When actor-director Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and then took home both the Grand Jury Prize ...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 09:22 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy Brand New)  POSTFONTAINE.COM will present Brand New with guests Desaparecidos, and The Weaks on Friday, April 10, 2015. Visit 24tix.com for more information. Plans for tonight: Brand New and Modest Mouse
    • Alt-rock bands Brand New and Modest Mouse co-headline at Saltair, 12408 W. Salt Air Drive, Magna. Show starts at 7:30. Tickets, at $49 and $59, at T...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
    ’Dance Moms’ star Abby Lee Miller gets into an awaiting vehicle after leaving federal court and pleading guilty in Pittsburgh, Monday, June 27, 2016, to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. Miller is scheduled for sentencing Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Dance Moms’ star pleads guilty in fraud case
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • Abby Lee Miller, the cantankerous dance coach and star of Lifetime’s reality series “Dance Moms,” has reache...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 07:52 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Bad Cop/Bad Cop at Kilby Court
    • Pop-punk band Bad Cop/Bad Cop performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: The Atom Age, The Murderburgers, Drea...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    This image released by Disney shows the characters Destiny voiced by Kaitlin Olson, left, and Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, in a scene from ’Finding Dory.’ (Pixar/Disney via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Dory’ just keeps swimming
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • “Finding Dory” maintained its hold on the top of the box-office charts, taking in $73.2 million on its secon...
    Updated Jun 28 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share
    Luca Venter  |  Courtesy  Dreamy electronic music project Slow Magic performs Friday, Dec. 4 at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Plans for the weekend: Jason Aldean, Boston, and more
    • The Utah Arts Festival continues today through Sunday, at Washington Square and Library Square, 200 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City. Today’s head...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 03:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Author J.K. Rowling appears at the Empire State Building observation deck during a lighting ceremony and to mark the launch of her non-profit children’s organization Lumos, on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Broken up over Brexit
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • British celebrities — including J.K. Rowling, James Corden and Ellie Goulding — took to Twitter to express t...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Attendees at the 2016 Utah Arts Festival add their own graffiti to a car, donated by a festival sponsor, parked on 200 East. Utah Arts Festival blog: Irish-style rock, beehive jewelry and more
    10:10 p.m. • As night fell on the first night of the 2016 Utah Arts Festival, the sounds of Ireland, mixed with rock ’n’ roll, rose from the Amphithea...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Scenes from the Utah Arts Festival, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Plans for tonight: Utah Arts Festival begins
    • The Utah Arts Festival, the state’s largest arts event, starts its four-day run today at Library Square and Washington Square, at 200 East and 400 S...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 09:27 am   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, left, and singer Robert Plant appear at a press conference ahead of the worldwide theatrical release of ’Celebration Day,’ a concert film of their 2007 London O2 arena reunion show, in New York. Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy the riff from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.” Starting Tuesday, June 14, 2016, a Los Angeles court will try to decide whether the members of Led Zeppelin themselves ripped off that riff. Page and Plant are named as defendants in the lawsuit brought by the trustee of late guitarist Randy Wolfe from the band Spirit. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Haters visit ‘Justice League’ set
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • Director Zack Snyder invited a bunch of movie critics and bloggers — the “haters” who railed against “Batman...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 08:53 am   |     |   Share
      The Growlers perform Friday at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. Taylor Bonin  |  Courtesy Plans for tonight: Mariachi meets metal
    • Glam-metal singer Andy Black, former frontman for Black Veil Brides, performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Colours. Sh...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE- In this May 24, 2016, file photo, Lynda Carter arrives at the 41st annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Carter has confirmed reports that she has been cast as the president in the second season of the CW series, ’Supergirl.’(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Wonder Woman for president
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • “Supergirl” has elected its president of the United States: Lynda Carter, who played TV’s Wonder Woman from ...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 07:15 am   |     |   Share
    Rick Pollock  |  Courtesy   Actor Robert Scott Smith with violinist Kathryn Eberle and pianist Jason Hardink perform in Utah playwright Eric Samuelsen’s ’The Kreutzer Sonata.’ Mayor’s Artist Awards announced
    An acclaimed Utah painter, a chamber-music advocate and a pioneering bookseller are the individuals tapped to receive the annual Mayor’s Artists Award...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 05:59 pm   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Eagulls fly into SLC
    • Post-punk band Eagulls performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Outer Spaces, The Circulars, Muzzle. Show st...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this May 20, 1993 file photo, ’Cheers’ television actor Rhea Perlman, left, who plays Carla Tortelli, and other ’Cheers’ personalities listen as fellow cast member Ted Danson, right, who plays Sam Malone, addresses the Massachusetts State Legislature during the ’Cheers Day’ proclamation at the Statehouse in Boston. ’Cheers’ is being adapted for the stage riffing on the Bostonian themes and sexual tension that powered the wildly popular ’80s TV sitcom. The play is scheduled to debut in September 2016 in Boston before embarking on a national tour. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Sam and Diane, revisited
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture: • There’s a stage play based on the first season of “Cheers” opening in September — in Boston, of course. [The...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 08:41 am   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Matt Nathanson sings prior to the Gavin DeGraw performance at Red Butte Garden, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Plans for tonight: Nathanson and Phillips (not a law firm)
    • Folk-pop singer-songwriters Matt Nathanson and Phillip Phillips co-headline at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy. Show starts at 6 p.m. ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
    US film director Steven Spielberg arrives for a meeting with Holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, a day before commemorations at Auschwitz that mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘And that’s the way it is’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Steven Spielberg is going to produce a biographical drama about the life of the late anchorman Walt...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)   Steely Dan - led by founding members Walter Becker (left) and Donald Fagen - will perform Tuesday, June 14, at Usana Amphitheatre. Plans for tonight: Steely Dan and Steve Winwood
    • Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae headlines at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Switchfoot. Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
    Laura E. Partain  |  courtesy ATO Records The Americana/folk band Old Crow Medicine Show will perform at Red Butte Garden on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Old Crow Medicine Show added to Red Butte line-up, Aug. 22
    Red Butte Garden is adding a slice of Americana to its summer concert slate. Old Crow Medicine Show, the popular Americana/folk string band, will play...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015, file photo, Trevor Noah works on set during a taping of ’The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ in New York. As they returned to work after Sunday morning’s mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla.,, TV’s late-night hosts faced the challenge none of them looks forward to. They had to find a way to bond with their viewers, as they do every night, but with shared feelings unrelieved by the comfort of comedy. That is what Noah did Monday, June 13, 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: After the tears, the anger
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando brought outrage from late-night hosts. (Warning: Samantha Bee’s m...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 08:58 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy of Eli ’Paperboy’ Reed  The Utah Blues Society will present soul performer Eli ’Paperboy’ Reed with guest DJ Feral Cat, June 13, 2016, at The State Room in Salt Lake City. Must be 21 or older to attend. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Plans for tonight: The ‘Paperboy’ delivers
    • Indie-rock band Broncho performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Billy Changer, Winter. Show starts at 7. Ti...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    An image from the dystopian sci-fi thriller ’Virtual Revolution,’ which imagines a future in which most people live inside virtual worlds rather than in the real one. It will screen at FilmQuest, the genre-film festival set for June 17-25 at the Megaplex Theatre at Jordan Commons. Courtesy FilmQuest FilmQuest starts Friday, highlighting films in sci-fi, horror, fantasy and more
    FilmQuest, Utah’s genre-based film festival, will kick off its third annual event Friday with the world premiere of the made-in-Utah sports comedy “Mu...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
    Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of ’Hamilton’ perform at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ‘Hamilton’ touring show will make 2017-2018 stop in Salt Lake City
    “Hamilton,” the phenomenally successful Tony Award-winning musical that cleverly tells the story of American founding fathers through rap, will be pla...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 09:07 am   |     |   Share
    Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts the award for best original  score for  ’Hamilton’ at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: “Love is love is love is love…”
    In the wake of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, the pop culture news may seem to fade in significance — but popular culture...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 07:37 am   |     |   Share
    | Courtesy William Hereford  Tennessee pop singer-songwriter and YouTube star Jacob Whitesides will take the stage June 11, 2016, at In the Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information, tickets. Plans for the weekend: Bonanza Campout, rocking outdoors
    • The Bonanza Campout, a two-day event of music, art and camping, happens today and Saturday at River’s Edge at Deer Park, Heber City. The line-up inc...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Take 90 seconds to enjoy this view of Salt Lake City [video]
    No real reason to post this video, other than that it’s well done and a beautiful encapsulation of Salt Lake City by someone who lives here. Filmmaker...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 filee photo, actor Mel Gibson poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film ’Blood Father’ at the 69th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. ’Braveheart’ screenwriter Randall Wallace says he’s working with director Gibson on a follow-up to ’The Passion of the Christ.’ Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, June 9, 2016, that the new film will focus on the resurrection of Jesus. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Gibson eyes the resurrection
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Mel Gibson is planning a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ,” focusing on Jesus’ resurrection and...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 08:53 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: A tribute to The Smiths
    • The Smites, a Smiths tribute band, performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: Human Leather. Show starts at 8. Tickets ...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 04:29 pm   |     |   Share