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    Plans for tonight: Hoisting The Family Crest
    • Orchestral indie-rock band The Family Crest performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: The Lonely Wild. Show s...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 12:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    A scene from Plans for tonight: Izzard’s English invasion
    • Avant-goth metal band Kayo Dot performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court, Salt Lake City. Opening: Dust Moth, The Ditch And The Delta. Show starts...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 04:07 pm   |     |   Share
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1990s multi-plantinum rock powerhouses Smash Mouth, pictured, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Tonic hit the road on a U.S. summer tour that stops at The Deer Valley Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 30. Plans for tonight: Blast from the ‘90s
    • ‘90s rock bands Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket and Tonic share the bill at Snow Park Amphitheater at Deer Valley, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park C...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    KUER’s ‘new’ nighttime line-up has familiar shows
    Fans of Salt Lake City public-radio station KUER, already upset that longtime nighttime jazz host Steve Williams is retiring, will be even less happy ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Developer Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York,  Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Trump loses his TV perch
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • NBC has cut ties with billionaire Donald Trump — prompting an epidemic of “You’re Fired!” headlines from ov...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:53 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Small Skies, from the future
    • The Salt Lake Bees take on the Albuquerque Isotopes in Pacific Coast League action, at Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. Game star...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    ‘Leap second’ will make Tuesday just a bit longer
    If Tuesday feels a bit longer, that’s because it will be. A leap second will be added to the world’s clocks on Tuesday — at 5:59:59 p.m. Mountain time...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Indominus Rex about to attack in a scene from the film, The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Jurassic World’ tops again
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Jurassic World” holds on to the top spot at the box office for the third straight week, with “Inside Out” ...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 08:07 am   |     |   Share
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Seattle Americana roots-rock band Vaudeville Etiquette will perform at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival. Plans for the weekend: Heating up the Utah Arts Festival
    • The Utah Arts Festival continues today through Sunday on Library Square and Washington Square, 200 East and 400 South, Salt Lake City. Music headlin...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    Friday movie roundup: The bear and the dog
    A foul-mouthed teddy bear and a heroic dog are the new contenders to battle dinosaurs at the box office. “Ted 2” is like most Seth MacFarlane projects...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, Author J.K. Rowling speaks at the Empire State Building during a lighting ceremony and to mark the launch of her non-profit children's organization Lumos in New York.  Rowling announced Friday, June 26, 2015,  that a new play called The Cricket’s Daily 3: Waiting for ‘Finding Your Roots’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture — besides the historic Supreme Court decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states: • J.K. Rowling...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 08:08 am   |     |   Share
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Utah County pop-rock band Fictionist, playing the Park Stage on Thursday night at the Utah Arts Festival. Utah Arts Festival: Many sounds, one song
    The first day of the Utah Arts Festival ended the way it’s supposed to end — with a cacophony of sounds, one genre bleeding into the other depending o...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

An octopus, adorned in flattened bottle caps, is the centerpiece of Austin, Texas, artist Dakota Pratt's booth in the Artists Marketplace at the Utah Arts Festival. Utah Arts Festival: A stage move with a big impact
    A change in the Festival Stage at the Utah Arts Festival has changed the atmosphere radically — and perhaps for the better. Arts festival organizers s...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Dallas artist Jennifer Lashbrook stands amid her pixel-twisting pictures, which she makes from hardware-store paint samples, Thursday at the Utah Arts Festival. Utah Arts Festival: Squinting with your cellphone
    If you want to have an “oh, wow” moment at the Utah Arts Festival, look for Dallas artist Jennifer Lashbrook’s booth on the walk parallel to the City ...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Children paint on a giant sphinx in the Utah Arts Festival's Art Yard on Thursday. The sphinx is the centerpiece of the yard's Egyptian-themed art. Utah Arts Festival: Draw like an Egyptian
    Small children may not be able to pronounce the word “sphinx,” but at the Utah Arts Festival’s youth-centric Art Yard, they can paint one. A massive p...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Kurt Wenner, an internationally renowned sidewalk artist, demonstrates chalk-drawing technique in front of the City-County Building at the Utah Arts Festival. Utah Arts Festival: Drawing, sidewalk style
    Drawing on pavement is not like drawing on paper, said sidewalk artist Kurt Wenner — who, having done it for 30 years, should know. “It’s its own spec...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Sean P. Means  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Lucky Vegetarian, a mix of black bans and veggies available at the Lucky 13 food booth at the Utah Arts Festival. Utah Arts Festival: Late lunch/early dinner
    Funny that a barbecue joint offers one of the best vegetarian options among the food vendors of the Utah Arts Festival. Behold the Lucky Vegetarian, f...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Arts Festival: Hands-on experience
    With a stack of magazines and some glue sticks, Cat Palmer was determined to make people’s dreams come true Thursday at the Utah Arts Festival. The Sa...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 03:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Actor Kevin Bacon attends the premiere of Sundance picks films and musicians for NextFest
    The Sundance Institute has announced the slate of films and music events for NextFest, which gives Los Angeles a summertime taste of what happened in ...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 3, 2014, file photo, rapper Rick Ross watches the action at the Mayweather-Maidana title boxing fight in Las Vegas. Ross is facing kidnapping and assault charges after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force and deputies arrested him, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his mansion outside Atlanta. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Rick Ross arrested
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Rapper Rick Ross was arrested this morning at his Atlanta-area mansion, on charges of kidnapping and assaul...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: In a word, Lenka
    • Bay Area blues-rock band The Stone Foxes performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Band on the Moon. Show starts at 6:...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Lindsay Arnold marries high-school sweetheart
    One-time “Dancing With the Stars” pro dancer Lindsay Arnold came home to Utah last week to marry her high-school sweetheart. Both E! Online and Us Wee...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Power at hand
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project puts the power where you can find it. Park City designer and inventor Andreas Hesse has developed something ca...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
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Multi-platinum rock band Nickelback has canceled all remaining dates on the North American leg of its tour, including a show at Usana Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Nickelback cancels rest of North American tour leg, including July 5 Usana Amphitheatre show
    Time to get your money back for Nickelback, as the Canadian rock band has canceled the rest of this leg of its North American tour — which included a ...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 26, 2013 file photo, Sean The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to a film composer
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Tributes have poured in for film composer James Horner, who died when the small plane he was piloting crash...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 08:46 am   |     |   Share
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S & S will present British all-female band, Pins with Secret Abilities, June 22, 2015, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for information. Plans for tonight: A spin with Pins
    • Brutal death metal band Disentomb will headline at Metro Bar, 615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Nine other bands will open. Show starts at 7. Ticket...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, Taylor Swift performs on ABC's The Cricket’s Daily 3: Don’t mess with Taylor Swift
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • One day after Taylor Swift declared in an open letter that she would pull her best-selling album “1989” fro...
    Updated Jun 23 2015 08:15 am   |     |   Share
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Alison Krauss & Union Station will perform at the Usana Amphitheatre along with country legend Willie Nelson, on Saturday, June 20. Plans for the weekend: Willie and Alison, with friends and family
    • Indie-pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson performs tonight at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Jukebox the Ghost, Greg Ho...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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Gretchen Dietrich, executive director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, will take part in a prestigious educational program for museum executives. UMFA’s boss named to national museum board
    The head of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts has been named to a spot in a prestigious national museum organization. Gretchen Dietrich, UMFA’s executive d...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    In this image released by Disney-Pixar, the character Joy, voiced by Amy Poehler, appears in a scene from Friday movie roundup: Mind-blowing
    It’s Fathers Day weekend, which for moviegoers means it’s a great time to get in touch with your emotions. (Ha ha, I kill me.) Disney/Pixar’s “Inside ...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 11:05 am   |     |   Share