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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 ... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58420760@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:44:00 MDT Elton John rocks his way down memory lane at Utah show http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58424754-223/john-crowd-keys-audience.html.csp Blasting on to stage in rose-colored glasses and a long jacket emblazoned with a stream of blue, red and gold sparkles spewing from a rocket and the words Rocket Man across the back, Elton John put on a performance that showed that 40 years of entertaining crowds has made him nothing short of a master at it. From fingers that deceptively look too stubby to coax music for a piano, the keys melted beneath his hands and the notes flowed seamlessly throughout the Maverik Center on Friday night. He d... Blasting on to stage in rose-colored glasses and a long jacket emblazoned with a stream of blue, red and gold sparkles spewing from a rocket and the words Rocket Man across the back, Elton John put on a performance that showed that 40 years of entertaining crowds has made him nothing short of a master at it. From fingers that deceptively look too stubby to coax music for a piano, the keys melted beneath his hands and the notes flowed seamlessly throughout the Maverik Center on Friday night. He d... 58424754@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:44:00 MDT Scott D. Pierce: 13 returning TV faves to watch this week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58433102-223/season-iframe-abc-wednesday.html.csp If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... If you’re a fan of “Sleepy Hollow” (Monday, 8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13), you already know the truth about the Fox show — it’s absolutely insane. It is, after all, a show about Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), who awakens after 250 years to do battle with the Headless Horseman and various other evil beings who are determined to bring about Armageddon.It’s great fun, but it’s nuts. And viewers aren’t the only ones who think so. Mison said he gets that same feeling with “every script.” “I mean, that’s why I lov... 58433102@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:27:37 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429300-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58429300@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:15:02 MDT Dance preview: Change is in the air with Ririe-Woodbury’s ‘Fall Season’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429186-223/dance-company-bokaer-fall.html.csp The first thing to notice about the opening of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s fall season is its title: “Fall Season.” The straightforward description breaks with local convention of naming dance performances per a theme, and instead parallels professional companies in larger cities that simply announce the season. Using the same less-is-more reasoning, R-W has also decided to drop its December show. “It’s just quality over quantity,” artistic director Daniel Charon explained. “We will ha... The first thing to notice about the opening of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company’s fall season is its title: “Fall Season.” The straightforward description breaks with local convention of naming dance performances per a theme, and instead parallels professional companies in larger cities that simply announce the season. Using the same less-is-more reasoning, R-W has also decided to drop its December show. “It’s just quality over quantity,” artistic director Daniel Charon explained. “We will ha... 58429186@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Chemistry is elementary in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new plays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416511-223/holmes-sherlock-says-watson.html.csp If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... 58416511@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Independence builds better relationships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420193-223/move-alone-boyfriend-carolyn.html.csp Dear Carolyn • I moved back in with my parents after college to save money and have been here ever since (three years). I have a good job and support myself, but I just haven’t felt motivated to move till now because of the savings. But my boyfriend of almost two years says it cramps his style to visit me at my parents’ home. After some discussion, we decided I would move in with him. I’m especially excited because it seems like a great way to stake out some independence without paying exorbitan... Dear Carolyn • I moved back in with my parents after college to save money and have been here ever since (three years). I have a good job and support myself, but I just haven’t felt motivated to move till now because of the savings. But my boyfriend of almost two years says it cramps his style to visit me at my parents’ home. After some discussion, we decided I would move in with him. I’m especially excited because it seems like a great way to stake out some independence without paying exorbitan... 58420193@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT DVD review: Raunchy ‘Neighbors’ dances on the line between college and adulthood http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58426033-223/college-neighbors-adulthood-kelly.html.csp Grade • B DVD •There are laughs to spare in “Neighbors,” an enjoyably raunchy comedy with a surprisingly tender undercurrent. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) discover a college fraternity is moving in next door — and the nonstop partying, while tempting in a “we’re-still-cool” way, is keeping them and their baby girl Stella up at night. With neither the town cop (Hannibal Buress) nor the college president (Lisa Kudrow) willing to help, the conflict devolves into an escalat... Grade • B DVD •There are laughs to spare in “Neighbors,” an enjoyably raunchy comedy with a surprisingly tender undercurrent. New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) discover a college fraternity is moving in next door — and the nonstop partying, while tempting in a “we’re-still-cool” way, is keeping them and their baby girl Stella up at night. With neither the town cop (Hannibal Buress) nor the college president (Lisa Kudrow) willing to help, the conflict devolves into an escalat... 58426033@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Australian Pink Floyd returns to West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420024-223/floyd-pink-band-fans.html.csp Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... 58420024@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:03 MDT Utah theater swings into fall with curtain-raising shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416272-223/says-utah-sept-hecuba.html.csp As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... 58416272@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:02 MDT Concert review: Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s brilliance astounds Utah Symphony crowd http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430233-223/bronfman-concert-symphony-utah.html.csp One of the greatest musicians alive is appearing with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Friday’s concert, the first of Yefim Bronfman’s two-night engagement in Abravanel Hall, was the kind of performance that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at what you’ve heard. The superlative-defying Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Though still abundantly grand, it’s the less epic of Brahms’ two concertos for the instrument, and it features several moments of striking intimacy as the ... One of the greatest musicians alive is appearing with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Friday’s concert, the first of Yefim Bronfman’s two-night engagement in Abravanel Hall, was the kind of performance that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at what you’ve heard. The superlative-defying Bronfman performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2. Though still abundantly grand, it’s the less epic of Brahms’ two concertos for the instrument, and it features several moments of striking intimacy as the ... 58430233@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:46:02 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 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:56:31 MDT Special screenings: ‘ParaNorman,’ rap documentary, and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430031-223/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 ... 58430031@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:39:03 MDT Utah Lit for September: ‘The Human Age’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430170-223/book-lake-salt-ackerman.html.csp For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the buil... For September, the Tribune’s Utah Lit online book club will focus on Diane Ackerman’s “The Human Age.” The poet and naturalist focuses on the paradoxical effects of humans on the Earth, and along with the damage, she reports on the reasons for hope. In the book, Ackerman labels humans as “nomads with restless minds” and “powerful agents of planetary change.” Her research-based meditations span the world, from considerations of space to sprawling cities to the hope of climate farming or the buil... 58430170@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:01 MDT Weekend Express: Clean air, balloons, ribs and cowboys http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58373778-223/admission-information-saturday-utah.html.csp Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. 2nd Annual Utah Clean Air Fair • The fair’s mission is to promote community engagement and education on clean air solutions for Utah with games and prizes, alternative energy companies, speakers, live music and more. Information, www.utcleanairfair.org/. When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Salt Lake City Main Libra... Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Sports listings can be found here. 2nd Annual Utah Clean Air Fair • The fair’s mission is to promote community engagement and education on clean air solutions for Utah with games and prizes, alternative energy companies, speakers, live music and more. Information, www.utcleanairfair.org/. When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Salt Lake City Main Libra... 58373778@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:43:53 MDT ‘Gotham’ actor’s Penguin inspired by DC Comics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58432627-223/penguin-says-taylor-comics.html.csp New York • Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the “Batman” film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson on its opening night in 1989. But the film Penguin isn’t the one he’s channeling in the Batman prequel “Gotham” that premieres Monday on Fox (8 p.m. EDT). Instead, he says, the comic version of Oswald Cobblepot — yes, that’s The Penguin’s real name — inspired his performance. “I’m definitely influenced by Danny DeVito’s performance and even Burgess Meredith’s performance (in the 1960s “Batm... New York • Robin Lord Taylor remembers seeing the “Batman” film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson on its opening night in 1989. But the film Penguin isn’t the one he’s channeling in the Batman prequel “Gotham” that premieres Monday on Fox (8 p.m. EDT). Instead, he says, the comic version of Oswald Cobblepot — yes, that’s The Penguin’s real name — inspired his performance. “I’m definitely influenced by Danny DeVito’s performance and even Burgess Meredith’s performance (in the 1960s “Batm... 58432627@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:02 MDT Salt Lake Gallery Stroll takes a turn toward the fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58421600-80/gallery-lake-salt-artist.html.csp 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... 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... 58421600@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:38:15 MDT Book reviews: Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis memoirs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58430050-223/gillibrand-davis-clinton-working.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 head... 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 head... 58430050@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:38:15 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 08:38:15 MDT Sean P. Means: Turned off by the NFL? Time to turn it off http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425153-223/nfl-league-case-com.html.csp Did you hear the one about the million-dollar flipping of the bird? It happened during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI back in 2012, when the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. — appearing onstage with the headliner, Madonna — extended a middle finger and mouthed the S-word. Word got out last year that the National Football League demanded, via arbitration, a $1.5 million claim against M.I.A. (real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) for breach of contract and “flagrant disregard for the values that ... Did you hear the one about the million-dollar flipping of the bird? It happened during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI back in 2012, when the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. — appearing onstage with the headliner, Madonna — extended a middle finger and mouthed the S-word. Word got out last year that the National Football League demanded, via arbitration, a $1.5 million claim against M.I.A. (real name Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam) for breach of contract and “flagrant disregard for the values that ... 58425153@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:38:15 MDT