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In 2011, the Utah County alternative rock band Fictionist finished in the final four of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?” competition. Although Fictionist didn’t win the prestigious award, which included a coveted spot …

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Utah County-based Fictionist, with a new album out, will be the EVE Winter Fest headliners. They’ll be playing indoors at the Salt Palace on Dec. 31, ending in time to watch America’s largest disco ball at midnight. Utah band Fictionist glad to be writing its own story
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