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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
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    Blake Shelton accepts the awards for favorite album for ’If I’m Honest’ and favorite country male artist at the People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Did a dog movie mistreat dogs?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • PETA is calling for a boycott of the new movie “A Dog’s Purpose,” opening Jan. 27, after behind-the...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 07:06 am   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of August Burns Red  The Complex in Salt Lake City & Dead Nation will present August Burns Red’s Messengers 10 Year Anniversary Tour, Jan. 18, 2017. Visit thecomplexslc.com/event-1250.htm for information, tickets. Plans for tonight: August Burns Red at The Complex
    • Metal band August Burns Red performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Protest the Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68. Show starts a...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Oct. 18, 2015 file photo shows Sam Moore at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in Washington. Moore, of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soul duo Sam and Dave, has been added to President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. He will perform at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 19. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Is there a difference in violence between PG-13 and R?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • An analysis in the medical journal Pediatrics has found that major PG-13 movies are often as likely...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 06:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Expendables in Park City
    • Metal band High on Fire performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening: Archon, Die Off. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $20, ...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Mark Hamill talks to thousands of fans at the Vivint Smart Home Arena as he kicks off the 2016 Salt Lake Comic Con in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. The Cricket’s Daily 3: The Joker does Trump, again
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture, after the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend: • If you want to truly appreciate Donald Trump...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:27 am   |     |   Share
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    This Nov. 9, 2016 image taken from video shows Kane Brown during an interview in Nashville, Tenn. The 23-year-old singer was rejected by TV singing competitions, so he started posting videos of himself singing country music covers on Facebook. Brown created a dedicated fan base online that propelled him to a No. 1 country album. (AP Photo/Kristin Hall) Plans for the weekend: From Wagner to country
    • Chicago rock band Homesafe performs tonight at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Chase Huglin, Life Lessons, Push...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 05:04 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Jan. 8, 2017 file photo shows Kenneth Lonergan, director of ’Manchester By the Sea,’ at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lonergan, “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle, and “Moonlight’s” Barry Jenkins all scored their first ever Directors Guild Award nominations for outstanding directorial achievement for a feature film, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Winners for the 69th annual Directors Guild awards will be announced in Los Angeles on Feb. 4. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Surprise picks from DGA
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The Directors Guild of America’s nominations are throwing a curve in Oscar prognosticating, with su...
    Updated Jan 17 2017 08:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)    Def Leppard will perofrm June 19, 2017, at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. Def Leppard returning to Usana Amphitheatre, June 19
    If feels like Def Leppard will never, ever stop touring. The British-born ‘80s metal band will return to the road this spring for a North American tou...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy Nahko and Medicine for the People  The Depot will present Nahko and Medicine for the People, Feb. 14, 2016. The band mixes cultural beats and sounds into a musical collective. Tickets are $20 or $24 day of show. Visit depotslc.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for tonight: Nahko’s cross-cultural music
    • British punk band Doe performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Solarsuit, LaFrantz. Show starts at 7. Ticket...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, Actor Robert De Niro addresses journalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The multiple Oscar-winner wrote a letter of support of Meryl Streep,  following fallout after her Golden Globes speech which criticized President-elect Donald Trump. De Niro and Streep have costarred in four films: “The Deer Hunter,” “Falling in Love,” “Marvin’s Room” and “First Man.” (AP Photo) The Cricket’s Daily 3: De Niro backs up Streep
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Robert De Niro, who usually keeps quiet about such things, wrote a letter in support of fellow thes...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 08:23 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Live and local
    • Salt Lake City grunge/punk/alt-rock band Static Nostalgia performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Saline L...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama points as he is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and his daughter Malia Obama after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Celebs say goodbye to the Obamas
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Celebrities were among the millions who watched President Barack Obama’s farewell speech Tuesday ni...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: ALO jams
    • The Utah Jazz plays host to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Tickets avail...
    Updated Jan 10 2017 12:36 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 Daily 3: Brits love ‘La La Land’ too
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “La La Land” topped the British Academy Film Awards (a k a the BAFTAs) nominations with 11, while “...
    Updated Jan 11 2017 08:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Authors team up
    • A screening of the animated adventure “Zarafa,” about an African boy and a giraffe, happens at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jo...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    The 1980s band Foreigner. Courtesy  |  Bill Bernstein Foreigner brings 40th-anniversary tour to Usana, Aug. 26
    The UK/US hybrid Foreigner is marking 40 years of performing by, well, performing some more. Foreigner will bring its 40th-anniversary tour to Utah, w...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day, performs ’Bang Bang’ at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Green Day coming to rock Usana Amphitheatre, Aug. 7
    You say you want a revolution? Green Day is happy to oblige. The veteran punk rock band has announced a North American tour this summer, the Revolutio...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 10:12 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 5, 2016 file photo, Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. Kelly, the Fox News star whose 12-year stint has been marked by upheavals at her network and personal attacks on the campaign trail, is headed to NBC News. She is expected to take on a multi-faceted role at NBC.  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Megyn Kelly jumps to NBC
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture, on the first days of 2017: • Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News — where she became a darling and a scour...
    Updated Jan 05 2017 06:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: ‘Harry Potter’ returns
    • The Utah Symphony plays an encore performance of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” providing live accompaniment to the beloved movie, at Abra...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Wanted: New executive director for Kimball Art Center
    The Kimball Art Center is looking for a new executive director. Robin Marrouche, who has held the job at the Park City arts nonprofit for nine years, ...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mariah Carey performs at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Mariah Carey’s weird end to 2016
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture, on the first days of 2017: • Mariah Carey’s onstage meltdown during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ ...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    The legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will bring their funk music, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30, 2016, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Tickets are $35 or $40 day of show. Visit depotslc.com/event/george-clinton-parliament-funkadelic for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Courtesy of George Clinton Plans for the weekend: Ringing in 2017
    • EVE Winter Fest continues tonight and Saturday, with events around downtown Salt Lake City to usher in the new year. Adult passes are $20 for one da...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 10:34 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, actress Emma Watson arrives for the UK Premiere of Noah in London. Watson will play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty of the Beast.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the “Harry Potter” star Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Disney said production will begin later this year. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Belle sings!
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • A brief Instagram clip seems to be proof, for those who weren’t sure, that Disney’s live-action “Be...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 08:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Funk band, Pimps of Joytime, will perform at The State Room in Salt Lake City, March 18, 2015. Visit thestateroom.com for information. Must be 21. Plans for tonight: Cirque Dreams for the ‘Holidaze’
    • The Utah Jazz takes on the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA action at Vivint Smart Home Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Game starts at 7. Ticke...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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    Carrie Fisher, right, presents Debbie Reynolds with the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to Debbie Reynolds
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Entertainment legend Debbie Reynolds, famous for roles in such musicals as “Singin’ in the Rain” an...
    Updated Dec 30 2016 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Koala Temple reunion show
    • Local indie-folk band Sales & Co. performs at Kilby Court, 741 Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Cat Ghost Formerly Known as Ghost Ca...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, in the film, ’Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ The movie released in the U.S. on May 1, 2015.  (Jay Maidment/Disney/Marvel via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Johansson brings in the most bucks
    The pop-culture conversation has been dominated, of course, by the death of actor/writer/wit Carrie Fisher. But there are some other items of note: • ...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 08:16 am   |     |   Share
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     Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in ’Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.’ Courtesy Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox Carrie Fisher on mental health and Princess Leia: ‘I don’t like other people’s definition of me’
    Carrie Fisher was a witty writer, a fearless advocate for people with mental illness, and a razor-sharp commentator on the ridiculousness of celebrity...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1993, file photo, pop star George Michael, 30, outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London at the start of his court action against Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. He was 53. (AP Photo/Alistair Grant, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to George Michael
    Here’s what’s happening in pop culture after a long Christmas weekend: • The music world is mourning the death of English pop star George Michael. The...
    Updated Dec 28 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share