HOLIDAY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOLIDAY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) American Easter spending down this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57796446-79/billion-spending-easter-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57796446-79/billion-spending-easter-percent.html.csp">American Easter spending down this year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T22:12:41.219-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new report from the Washington, D.C.-based National Retail Federation shows Americans will spend an average of $137.46 on apparel, food, candy and gifts to celebrate Easter this year. That is slightly less than the $145.13 spent last year, with total spending expected to reach $15.9 billion. “The winter doldrums left consumers with a lot of pent-up demand, and though many Americans may take a cautious approach to spending on Easter items this year, retailers are anticipating that warmer weathe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:12:41 MDT Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57596817-223/mcdonald-audra-broadway-holiday.html.csp">Audra McDonald returns to Broadway as Billie Holiday</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK KENNEDY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Drama Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00">Updated Feb 25, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring as Billie Holiday. Producers said Tuesday that the five-time Tony Award-winner will star in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” a musical build around one of Holiday’s last performances in 1959. Previews begin March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and opening night is set for April 13. McDonald spent four seasons on TV’s “Private Practice” and won her fifth Tony Award for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” She ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575968172014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-25T15:29:49.694-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57596817@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:29:49 MDT