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Anna Kendrick knew early on that she could sing. “I sang as a little kid, I guess,” the 29-year-old actor said in a recent phone interview. “You couldn’t shut me up.” Broadway figured out Kendrick could sing when she was …

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    Christmas Carol
    Dec 23rd at Hale Center Theater - Orem
    Hale Center Theater Orem will perform Charles Dick...
    Christmas Carol
    Dec 23rd at Hale Centre Theatre
    Hale Centre Theatre will present a Christmas Carol...
    Ceremony of Carols
    Dec 23rd at Cathedral of the Madeleine
    The Cathedral Choir and Orchestra will perform Ben...
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    Dec 24th at Egyptian Theatre
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    Davis Master Chorale Christmas Concert
    Dec 24th at Layton High School
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  • FILE - In this April 28, 2011 file photo, siblings Donny Osmond, left, and Marie Osmond pose backstage at their show at the Flamingo hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Donny and Marie Osmond will be singing at the Flamingo Las Vegas at least through the end of 2015. Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, that the duo has signed on to keep performing at the hotel-casino through the end of next year. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File) Donny and Marie Osmond extend Las Vegas show dates
    Las Vegas • Sibling singers Donny and Marie Osmond will be singing at the Flamingo Las Vegas at least through the end of 2015. Caesars Entertainment C...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 20, 2002 file photo, British Rock and Blues legend Joe Cocker performs on stage of the Stravinski hall during the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Cocker, best known for the songs, British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer
    New York • Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of “With a Little Help From My Friends,” the teary ballad “You Are...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 04:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jolie on ‘Unbroken,’ the Coens and acting with Pitt again
    New York • For more than 50 years, Hollywood has flirted with bringing Louis Zamperini’s story to the big screen. In her second movie as director, Ang...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
    Music-In-Our-Schools: Tickling The Ivories To Inspire Utah’s Kids
    One of the greatest children’s writers of all time, Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” Like Hans, the Gina Bachau...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 09:42 am   |     |   Share

    Sundance ‘15 trailer of the day: ‘Wild Tales’ [video]
    Today’s Sundance “trailer of the day” is a hot collection of stories from Argentina. “Wild Tales” is director Damián Szifrón’s anthology of six interl...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 03:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mary and Joseph (Brooklyn Poulter and Jason Gabbitas) perform as part of Echoes of Christmas, a live nativity in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Ann Cannon: Finding room for reflection this Christmas season
    Our 4-year-old granddaughter likes the story of the Nativity. A few years ago she was especially interested in the part where the Wise Men gave the Ba...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (The Sting & Honey Theatre Company presents its seventh annual production of Review: ‘This Bird of Dawning’ illuminates Christmas story with music, dance, poetry
    In our part of the world, Christmas happens at the coldest, darkest time of the year. Yet somehow in our minds, this day is suffused with light. This...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 09:30 am   |     |   Share
  • UtahLit for January: Teresa Jordan’s ‘The Year of Living Virtuously’
    For several years, Western writer Teresa Jordan focused on visual art and producing radio stories with her husband, folklorist Hal Cannon. But when sh...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 03:17 pm   |     |   Share
    (Courtesy photo)   Blues-rock band Tommy Castro & The Painkillers perform this weekend in Park City. Plans for tonight: ‘Nutcracker’ continues
    • Ballet West’s production of “The Nutcracker” continues at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Tonight’s show starts at 7. Tickets ...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 01:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Sean P. Means: More bad Christmas songs: The readers answer back
    So I’m not the only one who thinks some Christmas songs should be thrown out with last year’s fruitcake. The fine, intelligent and thoughtful readers ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by 20th Century Fox shows Dan Stevens, left, and Ben Stiller in a scene from Movie review: Fun, disposable humor in third ‘Night at the Museum’
    “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the third installment of the franchise, and even its makers seem to realize it’s time to quit. Ben Still...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, Movie review: Big spectacle, less emotion, in final ‘Hobbit’ chapter
    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” at 2 hours and 24 minutes, is the shortest chapter in Peter Jackson’s vast adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s...
    Updated Dec 17 2014 05:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Pret and Jeff courtside in TLC will profile gay Mormons who are in straight marriages in TV special
    TLC has already brought us not one but two reality shows about Utah polygamists. Now the cable network is about to bring us a show about gay Utahns wh...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 11:21 am   |     |   Share

  • China indicts Jackie Chan’s son on drug charge
    Beijing • Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, mo...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 09:45 am   |     |   Share

Scott D. Pierce: 13 TV shows worth getting excited about
    We’re in sort of a fallow period for TV right now — lots of repeats because programmers figure most of us are too busy with the holidays to spend much...
    Updated Dec 22 2014 09:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission
    New York • Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that, after months of chemotherapy, he soon will begi...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Monday on TV: Don’t forget -- BYU game is at noon
    If you’re a BYU football fan, hopefully you either took today off or you can watch TV at work. Because the Miami Beach Bowl kicks off at noon on ESPN....
    Updated Dec 22 2014 10:48 am   |     |   Share

  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film, ’Hobbit’ goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut
    New York • While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoin...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - A Wednesday Dec. 21, 2005 photo from files showing pop star Elton John, right, and his longtime partner David Furnish, after they had a civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, England.  Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time this weekend, following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Britain. The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that the ceremony will be private. Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Britain since March. Previously, gay couples could form civil partnerships, which carried the same legal status as marriage but without the title. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) Happy day: Elton John, David Furnish marry in England
    London • Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civi...
    Updated Dec 21 2014 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, Witherspoon goes on a soul-baring ride in ‘Wild’
    Once she’d decided to take on her gritty new role in “Wild,” there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN’T want to hear from movie studio ...
    Updated Dec 20 2014 01:05 am   |     |   Share
    BYU students create video marking WWI Christmas truce
    Soldiers were huddled amid battlefield bunkers on Flanders Fields in Belgium, when suddenly they heard the faint notes of holiday carols waft through ...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:54 pm   |     |   Share