Last Updated Nov 25, 2014 11:11AM

Utah’s theater world happily keeps giving every year, and we love knowing our local Scroogeapalooza is thriving with productions of holiday classics and parodies available at community theaters along the Wasatch Front. (See full listings at www.sltrib.com/entertainment .) But Utah’s …

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  • Holiday arts preview: Scrooge and other Utah classics onstage
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    Updated Nov 25 2014 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Utah author Terry Tempest Williams at home in Castle Valley. (Courtesy photo)   by Debra Anderson).
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    Updated Nov 21 2014 09:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 17 2014 08:31 am   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brian Snapp, associate professor and chair of the University of Utah Department of Art, right, talks about some of the pieces in a new exhibit at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts: UMFA gives Gallery Stroll an early start
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    Updated Nov 20 2014 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Utah author Terry Tempest Williams at home in Castle Valley. (Courtesy photo)   by Debra Anderson).
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    Updated Nov 21 2014 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, Katha Pollitt, author of Katha Pollitt’s new book takes on abortion debate
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    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Georgia O’Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    New York • A Georgia O’Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by...
    Updated Nov 20 2014 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this  Oct. 31, 1944 file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Bob Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia. By the time he died in 2003 at age 100, Hope had conquered vaudeville, Broadway, recordings, live concerts, radio, films and, from its infancy, TV, where he remained a welcome presence into his 90s. (AP Photo/U.S. Army) Books: Bob Hope’s lasting legacy of more than laughs
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    Updated Nov 19 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 21 2014 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Ballet west continues its Review: Ballet West soloists find heart and soul of ‘Giselle’
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    Updated Nov 13 2014 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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    Updated Nov 17 2014 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 09 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 12 2014 12:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Nov 08 2014 07:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Photographer Lynn Blodgett with some of his photos in Photos give a face-to-face view of homelessness
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
 Ballet West dancers Rex Tilton and Sayaka Ohtaki  during rehearsal October 21, 2014 for the upcoming production of balletís original ghost story, Ballet West preview: Getting to know ‘Giselle’
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