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As I was preparing to see “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” I came across a curious fact: Every movie in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from “Iron Man 3” to now, includes a scene in which someone’s arm gets …

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    Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert
    May 3rd at All Saints Episcopal Church
    Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra will present...
    Madeleine Festival - Danza Azteca De Salt Lake City
    May 3rd at Cathedral of the Madeleine
    Danza Azteca De Salt Lake City Grupo Queztzacoatl...
    Utah Chamber Artists Choir
    May 4th at Libby Gardner Concert Hall
    The Utah Chamber Artists wrap up its 2014-2015 Con...
    Astronautalis
    May 4th at Kilby Court
    S & S will present Astronautalis, May 4, 2015. Vis...
    Matt Pond
    May 4th at Velour Live Music Gallery
    Velour Live Music Gallery will present Matt Pond P...
    They Might Be Giants
    May 5th at The Depot
    The Depot will present They Might Be Giants, May 5...
    Salt Lake Choral Artists - Swing It
    May 5th at University of Utah Olpin Union
    "Swing It," an evening of entertainment, dinner an...

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