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Colorado artist Tyler Beard’s “Amid Sand and Sun” uses photography a... The leaves are turning color, and the colors are out in force at this month’s Salt Lake Gallery Stroll Friday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating galleries across Salt Lake City. Here are some highlights: ‘Forest’ and ‘Sand’ • CUAC, 175 E. 200 South, will debut two exhibits. Ogden artist Jason Manley’s “Paved Forest” features sculptures with a loose theme of mass-production and manufacturing with objects from nature. Colorado artist Tyler Beard’s “Amid Sand and Sun” uses photography a... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58421600@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Octavia Spencer happy with new ensemble TV role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58424435-80/spencer-octavia-band-ensemble.html.csp New York • As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted. For one, she didn’t want to do a sitcom. She had a recurring role on the first season of CBS’ “Mom,” playing an addict with a looming prison sentence for embezzlement who befriends Allison Janney and Anna Farris’ characters in Alcoholics Anonymous. Spencer got laughs, but believes regularly performing in front of an... New York • As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted. For one, she didn’t want to do a sitcom. She had a recurring role on the first season of CBS’ “Mom,” playing an addict with a looming prison sentence for embezzlement who befriends Allison Janney and Anna Farris’ characters in Alcoholics Anonymous. Spencer got laughs, but believes regularly performing in front of an... 58424435@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Dish of the Week: Zao Asian Cafe’s banh mi http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416279-223/zao-6.95-asian-cafe.csp $6.95-$8.95 • At Zao Asian Cafe, a toasted French baguette is filled with your choice of chicken ($6.95) chicken and pork meatballs ($7.50), steak ($8.95) or organic tofu ($6.95) then crammed full of vibrant flavors including pickled carrot and daikon, ginger scallion, chile-lime aioli, house hoisin, cucumber and cilantro. While it’s not the creation you will find at authentic Vietnamese restaurants, it’s not a half-bad homage under the guise of Zao’s hyper-fast quick-service restaurant concept;... $6.95-$8.95 • At Zao Asian Cafe, a toasted French baguette is filled with your choice of chicken ($6.95) chicken and pork meatballs ($7.50), steak ($8.95) or organic tofu ($6.95) then crammed full of vibrant flavors including pickled carrot and daikon, ginger scallion, chile-lime aioli, house hoisin, cucumber and cilantro. While it’s not the creation you will find at authentic Vietnamese restaurants, it’s not a half-bad homage under the guise of Zao’s hyper-fast quick-service restaurant concept;... 58416279@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT TV preview: It’s ‘Murder,’ but have fun with it http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425301-223/watch-abc-sunday-cbs.html.csp ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” comes to us from the producers of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — which is a good thing. This new series, about a tough defense attorney/law professor (Viola Davis, right) who, along with her students, gets caught up in a murder case is outrageous, but that’s more than half the fun. Watch • 9 p.m. Thursday, ABC/Ch. 4 This Weekend — MLS Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake Watch • 8 p.m. Friday, NBCSN College football Utah at Michigan; Virginia at BYU ... ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” comes to us from the producers of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” — which is a good thing. This new series, about a tough defense attorney/law professor (Viola Davis, right) who, along with her students, gets caught up in a murder case is outrageous, but that’s more than half the fun. Watch • 9 p.m. Thursday, ABC/Ch. 4 This Weekend — MLS Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake Watch • 8 p.m. Friday, NBCSN College football Utah at Michigan; Virginia at BYU ... 58425301@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Movie review: Liam Neeson in action again in ‘Tombstones’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429082-223/config-data-scudder-tombstones.html.csp It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late-career transformation ... It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late-career transformation ... 58429082@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Paul Oakenfold looking forward to his Park City return http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425648-223/oakenfold-music-park-electronic.html.csp Three-time Grammy Award-nominated trance-music DJ Paul Oakenfold is considered one of the pioneers instrumental in bringing electronic dance music into the mainstream. Throughout his 20-year career, the British-born producer has worked with everyone from Madonna to Snoop Dogg, the Cure, Cher and Pharrell Williams. In 2009, he performed in Park City as the opening act for U2 at the now-defunct Harry O’s, during the Sundance Film Festival. Although Harry O’s is gone, the venue has been rechristen... Three-time Grammy Award-nominated trance-music DJ Paul Oakenfold is considered one of the pioneers instrumental in bringing electronic dance music into the mainstream. Throughout his 20-year career, the British-born producer has worked with everyone from Madonna to Snoop Dogg, the Cure, Cher and Pharrell Williams. In 2009, he performed in Park City as the opening act for U2 at the now-defunct Harry O’s, during the Sundance Film Festival. Although Harry O’s is gone, the venue has been rechristen... 58425648@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Maze Runner’ sends viewers going in circles http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421408-223/maze-runner-thomas-config.html.csp Watching “The Maze Runner,” the movie adaptation of Utah author James Dashner’s dystopian young-adult novel, will make audiences feel like rats in a maze: sometimes energized, often disoriented and ultimately frustrated that the cheese at the end is so small. Appropriately, the audience is thrown into the story the same way its teen protagonist (Dylan O’Brien) is: confused and clueless as to what’s happening. He wakes up in an elevator rising toward a large grassy area, with no memory of who he ... Watching “The Maze Runner,” the movie adaptation of Utah author James Dashner’s dystopian young-adult novel, will make audiences feel like rats in a maze: sometimes energized, often disoriented and ultimately frustrated that the cheese at the end is so small. Appropriately, the audience is thrown into the story the same way its teen protagonist (Dylan O’Brien) is: confused and clueless as to what’s happening. He wakes up in an elevator rising toward a large grassy area, with no memory of who he ... 58421408@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:49:02 MDT At 40, Mel Brooks’ ‘Frankenstein’ proves forever young http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425595-223/brooks-config-data-frankenstein.html.csp BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. • “Young Frankenstein” is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill. The film’s writer-director Mel Brooks and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night for a 40th-anniversary screening of their comedy classic. As they posed for photos, Brooks and Leachman flanked Garr, who was in a wheelchair. Garr has long battled multiple sclerosis and also suffered a brain aneurysm in 2006. And while she didn’... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. • “Young Frankenstein” is pushing 40, but is by no means over the hill. The film’s writer-director Mel Brooks and actresses Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr gathered at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night for a 40th-anniversary screening of their comedy classic. As they posed for photos, Brooks and Leachman flanked Garr, who was in a wheelchair. Garr has long battled multiple sclerosis and also suffered a brain aneurysm in 2006. And while she didn’... 58425595@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:06:02 MDT Movie review: Bizarre horror tale ‘Tusk’ too talky to be scary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421203-223/wallace-tusk-config-data.html.csp Maybe Kevin Smith’s weird dip into horror, “Tusk,” was funnier in the first telling on his Smodcast podcast — but certainly the movie is just as talky as two guys on microphones. The story begins with podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) leaving behind his girlfriend, Ally (Genesis Rodriguez), to interview an unfortunate viral-video star in Winnipeg. When that story doesn’t pan out, Wallace is drawn to an old man, Howard Howe (Michael Parks), who tells tales of his seafaring days, including a ... Maybe Kevin Smith’s weird dip into horror, “Tusk,” was funnier in the first telling on his Smodcast podcast — but certainly the movie is just as talky as two guys on microphones. The story begins with podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) leaving behind his girlfriend, Ally (Genesis Rodriguez), to interview an unfortunate viral-video star in Winnipeg. When that story doesn’t pan out, Wallace is drawn to an old man, Howard Howe (Michael Parks), who tells tales of his seafaring days, including a ... 58421203@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:49:09 MDT Book reviews: Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430050-223/gillibrand-davis-clinton-child.html.csp Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights filibuster, are out this month with memoirs. “Forgetting to Be Afraid” chronicles Davis’ hardscrabble journey from teen mom in a trailer park to Harvard Law School. Gillibrand’s “Off the Sidelines” is a “Lean In”-style exhortation about women in a man’s world. Both books made headl... Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights filibuster, are out this month with memoirs. “Forgetting to Be Afraid” chronicles Davis’ hardscrabble journey from teen mom in a trailer park to Harvard Law School. Gillibrand’s “Off the Sidelines” is a “Lean In”-style exhortation about women in a man’s world. Both books made headl... 58430050@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:19:02 MDT Concert preview: Dropkick Murphys shipping up to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420760-223/band-com-www-rock.html.csp Playing “Celtic punk” and naming your band after an osteopathic doctor who eschewed his medical practice to become a professional wrestler before going on to operate an alcoholic rehabilitation sanitorium are hardly conventional paths to mainstream success. And yet, somehow, the Dropkick Murphys continue to attract more than just a passing following — a feat they hope to accomplish yet again at Monday’s concert at The Complex in downtown Salt Lake City. Perhaps they’re successful on account of ... Playing “Celtic punk” and naming your band after an osteopathic doctor who eschewed his medical practice to become a professional wrestler before going on to operate an alcoholic rehabilitation sanitorium are hardly conventional paths to mainstream success. And yet, somehow, the Dropkick Murphys continue to attract more than just a passing following — a feat they hope to accomplish yet again at Monday’s concert at The Complex in downtown Salt Lake City. Perhaps they’re successful on account of ... 58420760@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:02 MDT Movie review: ‘Rigby’ examines a fading marriage from both sides http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416504-223/eleanor-conor-marriage-rigby.html.csp Sometimes thoughtful and compelling, sometimes talky and overinflated, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a dark, emotionally wrought drama of a marriage hitting the skids. It begins with Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) and Conor (James McAvoy), young and deliriously in love. This is prologue, since we next see Eleanor jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. She survives and moves back in with her parents (William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert), unwilling to speak of a tragedy that led to the attempted suici... Sometimes thoughtful and compelling, sometimes talky and overinflated, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” is a dark, emotionally wrought drama of a marriage hitting the skids. It begins with Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) and Conor (James McAvoy), young and deliriously in love. This is prologue, since we next see Eleanor jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. She survives and moves back in with her parents (William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert), unwilling to speak of a tragedy that led to the attempted suici... 58416504@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:32:02 MDT Movie review: Playwright’s hamfisted approach dooms ‘My Old Lady’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416526-223/jim-mathilde-lady-config.html.csp The veteran playwright Israel Horovitz, now 75, makes his feature-film directorial debut adapting his play “My Old Lady,” a three-character drama that makes an ungainly leap from stage to screen. Jim Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives in Paris to claim the apartment his estranged father left in his will, only to find it’s occupied by a 92-year-old English woman, Mathilde (Maggie Smith) — a “viager,” under a French real-estate law that requires Jim to let Mathilde live there and pay her 2,400 euros a mo... The veteran playwright Israel Horovitz, now 75, makes his feature-film directorial debut adapting his play “My Old Lady,” a three-character drama that makes an ungainly leap from stage to screen. Jim Gold (Kevin Kline) arrives in Paris to claim the apartment his estranged father left in his will, only to find it’s occupied by a 92-year-old English woman, Mathilde (Maggie Smith) — a “viager,” under a French real-estate law that requires Jim to let Mathilde live there and pay her 2,400 euros a mo... 58416526@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:26:02 MDT Movie review: Family feuds play out in sometimes-funny ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421405-223/family-leave-config-data.html.csp There are laughs and tears aplenty in the dysfunctional family dramedy “This Is Where I Leave You,” a smartly mounted adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling novel. The story starts with New York radio producer Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) and two bits of bad news. First, he learns his wife, Quinn (Abigail Spencer), has been having a yearlong affair with his shock-jock boss, Wade (Dax Shepard). Then, as he’s getting good and depressed, his sister, Wendy (Tina Fey), calls with the news that ... There are laughs and tears aplenty in the dysfunctional family dramedy “This Is Where I Leave You,” a smartly mounted adaptation of Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling novel. The story starts with New York radio producer Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) and two bits of bad news. First, he learns his wife, Quinn (Abigail Spencer), has been having a yearlong affair with his shock-jock boss, Wade (Dax Shepard). Then, as he’s getting good and depressed, his sister, Wendy (Tina Fey), calls with the news that ... 58421405@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:43 MDT Special screenings: ‘ParaNorman,’ rap documentary, and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425471-223/tickets-free-park-documentary.html.csp ‘ParaNorman’ The animated comedy “ParaNorman,” about an 11-year-old who can speak to the dead — and must confront zombies and a witch’s curse to save his town. Presented by the Utah Film Center. When • Friday, 4 p.m. Where •King Koal Theatre, 1171 E. Main, Price. Tickets • Free. Also • Saturday, 11 a.m.; Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan; free. Also • Saturday, 3 p.m.; The Prospector, 2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; free. ‘Black Cyclone’ The 1925 silent Western ... ‘ParaNorman’ The animated comedy “ParaNorman,” about an 11-year-old who can speak to the dead — and must confront zombies and a witch’s curse to save his town. Presented by the Utah Film Center. When • Friday, 4 p.m. Where •King Koal Theatre, 1171 E. Main, Price. Tickets • Free. Also • Saturday, 11 a.m.; Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan; free. Also • Saturday, 3 p.m.; The Prospector, 2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City; free. ‘Black Cyclone’ The 1925 silent Western ... 58425471@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:16:02 MDT Out and about: K.Flay, Elton John, Macy Gray and much more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58421537-223/tickets-lake-salt-band.html.csp K.Flay • Press “play” on K.Flay’s new album “Life as a Dog,” and you might think you’re listening to a sensitive indie-punk singer in the mold of Lisa Loeb or Karen O. But let it roll a few tracks, and the rapper (born Kristine Flaherty) reels you in with sharp rhymes and hypnotic rhythms. The songs on “Life as a Dog” — which she bankrolled with a Pledge Music fundraiser after she escaped her record label — were written while K.Flay was touring, opening for acts such as Passion Pit, Icona Pop an... K.Flay • Press “play” on K.Flay’s new album “Life as a Dog,” and you might think you’re listening to a sensitive indie-punk singer in the mold of Lisa Loeb or Karen O. But let it roll a few tracks, and the rapper (born Kristine Flaherty) reels you in with sharp rhymes and hypnotic rhythms. The songs on “Life as a Dog” — which she bankrolled with a Pledge Music fundraiser after she escaped her record label — were written while K.Flay was touring, opening for acts such as Passion Pit, Icona Pop an... 58421537@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:21:01 MDT Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ... As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ... 58370776@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:41 MDT Gallery: Strut Your Mutt sashays in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402426-223/lake-salt-dog-mutt.html.csp Dog owners and their prized pets convened Saturday for Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. The annual festival included contests, dog costumes and an activity zone for kids. Proceeds benefited the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network. For more information, go to www.strutyourmutt.org. Dog owners and their prized pets convened Saturday for Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. The annual festival included contests, dog costumes and an activity zone for kids. Proceeds benefited the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network. For more information, go to www.strutyourmutt.org. 58402426@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:41 MDT Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on ‘SNL’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58428656-223/pardo-hammond-darrell-voice.html.csp New York • A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at “Saturday Night Live.” The show announced Thursday that Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy show from 1995 to 2009, will replace announcer Don Pardo for the Sept. 27 season opener. For all but one year of the NBC show’s 40-year history, it was Pardo’s voice that would announce the host, musical guest and cast members every week, and he continued the job even after he retired to Ariz... New York • A familiar face — former cast member Darrell Hammond — is taking over for a familiar voice at “Saturday Night Live.” The show announced Thursday that Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy show from 1995 to 2009, will replace announcer Don Pardo for the Sept. 27 season opener. For all but one year of the NBC show’s 40-year history, it was Pardo’s voice that would announce the host, musical guest and cast members every week, and he continued the job even after he retired to Ariz... 58428656@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:02 MDT Restaurant review: Not your typical fast food at Zao Asian Cafe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58389377-223/zao-asian-cafe-choice.html.csp I’m happy to admit I love everything about the fancy-pants dinner experience: a dizzying array of cutlery that demands an understanding of the critical nuances between the demitasse and dessert spoon; starched white tablecloths that glare admonishingly well in advance of the inevitable accidental spill; an army of waiters elegantly gliding about the room, wielding dangerously French-named items like amuse-bouche and petit four. I’m a sucker, I can’t help myself. Sadly, my surname isn’t Rothschil... I’m happy to admit I love everything about the fancy-pants dinner experience: a dizzying array of cutlery that demands an understanding of the critical nuances between the demitasse and dessert spoon; starched white tablecloths that glare admonishingly well in advance of the inevitable accidental spill; an army of waiters elegantly gliding about the room, wielding dangerously French-named items like amuse-bouche and petit four. I’m a sucker, I can’t help myself. Sadly, my surname isn’t Rothschil... 58389377@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:07:30 MDT