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Country singer Scotty McCreery will perform Friday, April 24, at the University of Utah. Plans for the weekend: OK Go stops by
    • Metalcore band Alesana performs tonight at In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Capture The Crown, The Browning, Conquer Divide, ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Blake Lively in a scene from Friday movie roundup: While I was out...
    While The Cricket was in Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon, his colleagues bravely forged ahead reviewing this week’s studio output — with mixed resul...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Actor Vin Diesel announces a forthcoming eighth installment in the The Cricket’s Daily 3: Revving up an eighth ‘Furious’ movie
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Yes, there will be an eighth movie in the “Fast & Furious” franchise — because Hollywood isn’t known for le...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    The State Room will present mandolinist Jeff Austin and his band featuring Danny Barnes, Ross Martin & Eric Thorin, at 8 p.m. April 23, 2015.  Tickets are $25. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Courtesy Jeff Austin Band Plans for tonight: Jeff Austin, solo
    • Modern rock band Blue October performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Opening: Ashleigh Stone, Legendary Skies. Show starts at 8...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2014 file photo, Derek Hough arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Hough is recovering from injuries that have him sitting out of his “New York Spring Spectacular”show and maybe “Dancing with the Stars.” The Emmy Award-winning choreographer was injured Monday, April 20, 2015, while rehearsing for next week’s 10th Anniversary “Dancing” special. He was diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains and bone bruising to his left ankle. His publicist confirms 29-year-old Hough will remain in LA this week to rehab his injuries while an understudy is filling in on the Spring Spectacular. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Injuries may sideline Derek Hough on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
    Utah’s favorite “Dancing With the Stars” pro may be out for the season. Pro dancer Derek Hough, five-time champion of the ABC reality show’s mirror-ba...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2015 file photo, Robert Redford attends the premiere of Sundance taking festivals back to Hong Kong and London
    The Sundance Institute is maintaining its international outreach, by continuing offshoots of the Sundance Film Festival in Hong Kong and London, the i...
    Updated Apr 26 2015 03:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, actor Robert Downey Jr. participates in The Cricket’s Daily 3: An animated ‘Spider-Man’ coming at you
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Sony Pictures will make an animated “Spider-Man” movie, due out on July 20, 2018, to be written and produce...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:11 am   |     |   Share
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Finnish/Swedish rockers Nightwish will perform April 22, 2015, with guests Sabaton and Delain at In The Venue in Salt Lake City. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Scandinavian sounds
    • Finnish/Swedish rockers Nightwish will perform at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Delain, Sabaton. Show starts at 6:15. Tick...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 5, 2014 file photo, Sandra Bullock speaks at the 42nd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala in Los Angeles. A preliminary hearing for a man accused of breaking into Sandra Bullock’s home has begun with the recording of a 911 call of the panicked actress reporting the man was in her home. Bullock is heard telling police that she is hiding in the closet of her Los Angeles home after seeing the man inside her home. The recording was played in court Thursday, April 9, 2015. (Photo by John ShearerInvision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Sandra Bullock is ‘Most Beautiful’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Sandra Bullock is People magazine’s pick for this year’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” [People] • Yes, yo...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 08:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Saul Williams, in words and music
    • Alt-rock supergroup The Relationship performs at Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Gringo Star, Dark Seas, Blue Jay Boogie. Sh...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Tying one on
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project is for people who are into leather — but not like that. Arman Oganov is a University of Utah student who has fo...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
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The veteran punk band Social Distortion will mark the 25th anniversary of its 1990 self-titled album with a tour, which will stop at The Depot on Thursday, Sept. 3. Social Distortion marks album’s 25th anniversary, coming to The Depot Sept. 3
    The veteran punk band Social Distortion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its landmark self-titled album with a North American tour — including a...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show” The Cricket’s Daily 3: Jon Stewart sets the date for his last ‘Daily Show’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Jon Stewart’s last day at “The Daily Show” will be August 6 — and you can buy tickets to the show, which wi...
    Updated Apr 22 2015 08:11 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Lord Huron performs Monday at The Depot in Salt Lake City.

Plans for tonight: He writes the songs
    • Indie prog-rock singer/instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: B. Derek Har...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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A skater performs as Elsa in a number from “Disney on Ice Presents: Frozen.” The touring ice show will come to EnergySolutions Arena for a nine-show run, March 2-6, 2016. Tickets on sale Tuesday for Disney on Ice’s ‘Frozen,’ March 2-6, 2016, at EnergySolutions Arena
    In the history of no-brainer entertainment decisions, the idea of a Disney on Ice production based on Disney’s hit “Frozen” must rank near the top. We...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Indie-pop singer George Lewis Jr., who goes by the stage name Twin Shadow, has postponed his April 21 performance at Salt Lake Cityís Kilby Court, after his tour bus crashed in Colorado on Friday, April 17. Courtesy Warner Bros. Records Singer Twin Shadow in bus crash; Tuesday’s Kilby Court show postponed
    The indie-pop singer George Lewis Jr., who goes by the stage name Twin Shadow, was injured in a bus crash in Colorado on Friday — forcing him to postp...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:52 am   |     |   Share
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    Sublime With Rome to play Usana Amphitheatre, August 23
    Sublime With Rome — a case of musical life-after-death — is coming to Utah. The reggae-tinged alt-rock band will perform Sunday, Aug. 23, at Usana Amp...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
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Singer-songwriter Michael McDonald will perform Thursday, Aug. 13, at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Michael McDonald to play The Depot, August 13
    Hit-making singer-songwriter Michael McDonald will be coming back to Utah this summer. The man who sang the solo hits “I Keep Forgettin’” and “Sweet F...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Godard, in 3-D
    • A screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s award-winning 2014 film “Goodbye to Language 3D” will take place at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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Former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter When Norm Bangerter put in his own cabinet - in the kitchen
    Reminiscences of former Utah Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday at the age of 82, reflect on his humility, his political courage, and his honesty. ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 11:01 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2008 file photo, Percy Sledge kneels as he performs The Cricket’s Daily 3: Not many LGBT characters in movies
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Only 17.5 percent of the major movies released last year — 20 out of 114 — featured an LGBT character, acco...
    Updated Apr 16 2015 07:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Tigers Jaw opens up
    • Artist Ruby Chacón will talk about art and the Latino experience at an event in the ART Building, room 158, on the University of Utah campus, Salt L...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance’s third Next Fest set for Aug. 7-9 in L.A.
    The Sundance Institute’s Los Angeles summer event, Next Fest, will be back for a third year. Next Fest will take over The Theatre at Ace Hotel in down...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: ‘I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night...’
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project is marking the centennial of an infamous date in Utah history. This year — November 19, to be precise — marks t...
    Updated Apr 21 2015 08:39 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Sept. 22, 2013 file photo shows, from left, Executive Producer Michelle MacLaren and Producer/ Creator Vince Gilligan of The Cricket’s Daily 3: Female superheroes and female filmmakers
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Michelle MacLaren is out as director of the “Wonder Woman” movie, after “creative differences” with Warner ...
    Updated Apr 15 2015 07:45 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Marsalis, father and son
    • Power-pop band The Downtown Fiction performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $12, at Smith’s Tix...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    John Green, center, and the cast and crew of “The Fault in Our Stars” accept the award for movie of the year at the MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Fault in Our Stars’ tops at MTV Movie Awards
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The teen cancer weepie “The Fault in Our Stars” won movie-of-the-year honors at the MTV Movie Awards — as w...
    Updated Apr 14 2015 07:44 am   |     |   Share
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    This 2012 photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown shows, from left, Felicia Finley, Judy McLane and Lauren Cohn, in Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' hit musical, 'Mamma Mia!, The Cricket’s Daily 3: Taking a ride at ‘The Haunted Mansion’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • There’s a chance Ryan Gosling might take on Guillermo del Toro’s long-gestating movie based on Disney’s “Th...
    Updated Apr 13 2015 07:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Springtime for Dead Winter Carpenters
    • Super-fast rapper Twista performs at Area 51, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 8. Tickets are $20, at Smith’s Tix. • Americana/roots ...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Bob Schieffer opens the Schieffer Symposium on the News at TCU on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. CBS says veteran newsman Bob Schieffer is retiring this year. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Barry Manilow ties the knot
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Singer Barry Manilow married his longtime boyfriend and manager, Garry Keif, in a small private ceremony la...
    Updated Apr 10 2015 08:45 am   |     |   Share