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Toto will perform as part of the 2015 summer concert season for Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Yes, and Toto too
    • Classic-rock bands Yes and Toto co-headline at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Sold out. • S...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Kanye for President, and more from the VMAs
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Taylor Swift’s all-star track “Bad Blood” took top honors at the MTV Video Music Awards — but all the talk ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:34 pm   |     |   Share
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Pop singer Colbie Caillat will perform on a bill with Christina Perri, Aug. 28 at Sandy Amphitheatre. Plans for the weekend: Colbie and Christina
    • Pop singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri co-headline tonight at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Ra...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    With Lemmy short of breath, Motörhead’s SLC show stops early
    Metal legends Motörhead played Salt Lake City last night — but the thin mountain air was too much for the band’s frontman, Lemmy Kilmister. According ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze, in a scene from the film, Friday movie roundup: A girl’s life
    The last weekend of August usually doesn’t bring greatness to the movie theaters — but there are some highlights. The best of the week is “The Diary o...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 28, 2015 file photo, Nicki Minaj appears at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift apologized to Minaj Thursday, July 23,  on Twitter after the pair traded words Tuesday after MTV announced the nominees for the VMAs, where Swift is the leader with nine. Minaj was upset she didn't earn a nomination for video of the year for “Anaconda” and launched a series of tweets about how slim women earn top nominations. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Nicki Minaj at the VMAs
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Nicki Minaj will open the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday — which will make things interesting backstage, ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 07:52 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 9, 2015 file photo, Jennifer Lawrence attends The Cricket’s Daily 3: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer working together
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Jennifer Lawrence let slip that she and Amy Schumer are writing a screenplay together, a comedy in which th...
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Alt-rock band Failure will bring its The Heart Is A Monster tour, Aug. 26, 2015, to In the Venue in Salt Lake City. The New Regime will open. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for tonight: The return of Failure
    • Alt-rock band Failure, touring to support its first album in 19 years, performs at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: The New R...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Big Bang Theory’ stars rake it in
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Jim Parsons is the highest-paid actor in television, scoring $29 million a year for “The Big Bang Theory.” ...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 06:55 am   |     |   Share
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    (Garrison Keillor, creator and host of Plans for tonight: The news from Lake Wobegon
    • Death-metal band King Conquer performs at The Loading Dock, 445 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Here Comes the Kraken, Adaliah, Dealey Plaza, ...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah crowd-funding: Making a stand
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project gives your phone a place to rest. Sean Kennedy of Forge, a design company in American Fork, is developing Tilt,...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015 file photo, Vin Diesel speaks on stage at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Vin Diesel, who announced Monday, March 23, 2015, on the Today Show that he named his newborn daughter Pauline in honor of his late friend and longtime co-star Paul Walker, revealed that some old advice from Walker had been top of mind in the moment. Vin Diesel, and Walker, co-starred in the “Fast & Furious The Cricket’s Daily 3: From getting roses to getting them
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Ben Higgins is your next rose distributor on “The Bachelor.” The 26-year-old software salesman came in thir...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: ‘Weird Al’ brings the funny
    • Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, the collection of Cuban musicians, bring their “Adios Tour” to Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, University of Uta...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Charli XCX Charli XCX and Bleachers cancel rest of tour, including Oct. 10 SLC stop
    Charli XCX and Bleachers may have been set to “Do America,” but they’re not going to do Salt Lake City. The joint tour between British pop-punk singer...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., left, as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton. The Cricket’s Daily 3: One Direction taking a break?
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • One Direction reportedly will be going off in different directions next year, as the four-member British bo...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 07:13 am   |     |   Share
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Ska-punk band Sublime will perform with Rome, Rebelution, Pepper and Mickey Avalon, Aug. 23, 2015, at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City. Visit usana-amp.com for information and smithstix.com for tickets. Plans for the weekend: From Slipknot to Sublime
    • Masked heavy-metal band Slipknot performs tonight at Usana Amphitheatre, 5150 S. 6055 West, West Valley City. Opening: Lamb of God, Bullet For My Va...
    Updated Aug 21 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
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An image from animator Don Hertzfeldt's latest short, The Cricket’s Daily 3: Kelly Clarkson’s baby bombshell
    The best thing you can watch on a theater screen this week is only 17 minutes long. And well worth the ticket price. That’s Don Hertzfeldt’s indescrib...
    Updated Aug 21 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
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Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen in The Cricket’s Daily 3: J-Law tops Hollywood’s pay scale
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, making $52 million in the last year. [Forbes] •...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 08:22 am   |     |   Share
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The Top 10 finalist of season 12 of Fox's ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ tour coming to Maverik Center, Dec. 10
    The Top 10 finalists on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” — including Utah own’s Hailee Payne — will hit the road this fall, with a stop in Payne’s h...
    Updated Aug 18 2015 08:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Law enforcement personnel stand near a police line at The Grand Theatre following a deadly shooting in Lafayette, La., Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Paul Kieu/The Daily Advertiser via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Would you pay more for theater security?
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Nearly half of moviegoers would be willing to pay an extra dollar on their movie tickets to improve securit...
    Updated Aug 19 2015 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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S & S will present Pennsylvania grunge band Creepoid with Gloe, No Sun and Red Telephone, Aug. 17, 2015, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Visit 24tix.com for information. Courtesy of Creepoid Plans for tonight: Rodrigo y Gabriela tuning up
    • Grunge band Creepoid performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Gloe, No Sun, Red Telephone. Show starts at 7....
    Updated Aug 17 2015 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    The electro-rock band Puscifer, fronted by Maynard James Keenan, will perform Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Kingsbury Hall. Courtesy Tim Cadiente Electro-rock band Puscifer to play Kingsbury Hall, Nov. 25
    Puscifer — the “electro rock band-meets-comedy troupe” project of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan — is hitting the road this fall, with a stop in S...
    Updated Aug 18 2015 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image provided by Disney parks shows the Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla., creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.  These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle. (Disney Parks via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘A galaxy far, far away,’ coming to Anaheim and Orlando
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Geeks everywhere got excited by the biggest announcement at the Disney-sponsored D23 Expo over the weekend:...
    Updated Aug 18 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
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Diana Krall plays Kingsbury Hall, September 24, 2013. Plans for the weekend: Shania Twain rocks!
    • Hardcore-punk band 7 Seconds performs tonight at Area 51, 451 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City. Opening: Bishops Green, Success, The Willkills. Show star...
    Updated Aug 14 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Jason Mitchell, from left, as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton. Friday movie roundup: Straight outta Utah
    Suave spies, gangsta rappers, joyriding kids and happy campers — this weekend’s new movies are overflowing with variety. The biggest shout-out this we...
    Updated Aug 14 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2001, file photo, Muppets Bert, left, and Ernie, from the children's program The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Sesame Street’ in a richer neighborhood
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • First-run episodes of “Sesame Street” will debut on HBO for the next five seasons, then play on PBS nine mo...
    Updated Aug 17 2015 08:49 am   |     |   Share
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The Cookies Or Better Tour Summer 2015, will feature hip hop artist Berner on Aug. 13, 2015, at The Complex in Salt Lake City. He will be joined by Demrick, J-Hornay and Anonymous That Dude. Visit smithstix.com for information. Plans for tonight: Tinariwen brings Mali guitar sounds
    • Soul-pop singer Michael McDonald, known for his solo career and work with Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Te...
    Updated Aug 13 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
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A screen image from Donny Osmond's new mobile app, recently released to help promote his new album, Donny Osmond in ‘pure silence’ after vocal cord surgery
    Don’t expect to hear from Donny Osmond for the next three weeks. The Utah-born entertainer had vocal cord surgery on Tuesday, to remove a hemorrhagic ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:15 am   |     |   Share
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    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Jason Mitchell, from left, as Eazy-E, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, in the film, “Straight Outta Compton. The Cricket’s Daily 3: More security for ‘Compton’ screenings
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Universal will help pay for extra security at screenings of “Straight Outta Compton” for any movie theater ...
    Updated Aug 14 2015 09:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy photo)   Trampled By Turtles will perform as part of the 2015 summer concert season for Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City. Plans for tonight: Double dose of bluegrass
    • Folk/bluegrass bands Trampled By Turtles and The Devil Makes Three perform at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. So...
    Updated Aug 12 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share