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When Fred Adams directed his first version of “The Taming of the Shrew,” he emphasized the slapstick physical comedy in the play that’s now considered to pose something of a “women problem” for contemporary theatergoers. Now, some five decades later, …

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  • (Ann Cannon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Ann Cannon: Here’s a shoutout to my gnomies!
    It began with just one. I swear! Just one! Of course it started with just one, because COME ON! Who actually goes into the garden department of a sto...
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Utah Shakespeare Festival's Utah Shakespeare Festival says goodbye to outdoor theater with a revival of ‘Shrew’
    When Fred Adams directed his first version of “The Taming of the Shrew,” he emphasized the slapstick physical comedy in the play that’s now considered...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 02:55 pm   |     |   Share

Natasha Leggero, left, and Riki Lindhome are the creators, writers, executive producers and stars of Scott D. Pierce: Comedy Central’s ‘Another Period’ is pretty much insane
    If you happened across the first episode of “Another Period” on Comedy Central, chances are you thought — what the hell is that? It sort of looks lik...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
    Plans for tonight: Small Skies, from the future
    • The Salt Lake Bees take on the Albuquerque Isotopes in Pacific Coast League action, at Smith’s Ballpark, 77 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. Game star...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, actor Noah Wyle attends the Turner Network 2015 Upfront at Madison Square Garden  in New York. Wyle discusses in an interview with Associated Press the ups and down of fighting an alien invasion, the art of the TV finale and how the TNT drama Noah Wyle talks aliens, animals as end of ‘Falling Skies’ nears
    Noah Wyle’s life during the past five years has been divided neatly between bucolic and demanding. At his Santa Barbara-area ranch, Wyle has been happ...
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  • In this April 14, 2015 photo, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy poses for a portrait in New York. Joy released his debut album, “Dream Your Life Away,” last year, and he recorded some vocals and drum tracks in a tree house at the studio of Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with the Lumineers. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP) Vance Joy builds U.S. momentum while opening for Taylor Swift
    Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy — still riding the wave of success of his double platinum single, “Riptide” — has two things working in his fav...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Children frolic in the terraced fountain at the Utah Arts Festival, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Photos: A sizzling Saturday at the Utah Arts Festival
    Here are scenes from a sizzling Saturday at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival, which wraps up its 39th run on Sunday at Library and Washington squares in do...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 06:55 pm   |     |   Share
    ‘Leap second’ will make Tuesday just a bit longer
    If Tuesday feels a bit longer, that’s because it will be. A leap second will be added to the world’s clocks on Tuesday — at 5:59:59 p.m. Mountain time...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 09:24 pm   |     |   Share

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Rob Thomas, pop-rock singer-songwriter and Matchbox Twenty frontman, plays a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photos: Up close and personal with Rob Thomas at Red Butte Garden
    Rock singer and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas performed before a sold-out crowd Thursday at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, part of a summer...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Intermezzo musicians Rainer Eudeikis, David Porter, Carl Johansen, Wednesday June 24, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Intermezzo Chamber Music Series highlights stories for the summer
    Personal struggle inspiring profound musical expression is a recurring theme for the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series this season. Each concert include...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share

The Harp Twins  will perform Thursday, July 2, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Courtesy  |  Harp Twins Concert preview: From AC/DC to Zeppelin, the Harp Twins ready to rock
    With millions of hits on YouTube and more than 250,000 fans on Facebook, the Harp Twins are internationally recognized for their unique rock arrangeme...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
    This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Indominus Rex about to attack in a scene from the film, The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Jurassic World’ tops again
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • “Jurassic World” holds on to the top spot at the box office for the third straight week, with “Inside Out” ...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:08 am   |     |   Share

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Film stills from Movie review: Salt Lake filmmaker’s ‘Strongest Man’ a pleasantly random profile
    Salt Lake City filmmaker Kenny Riches’ “The Strongest Man” is an amiably meandering look at one man’s search for meaning, love and a gold bicycle. Be...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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1990s multi-plantinum rock powerhouses Smash Mouth, Toad The Wet Sprocket, pictured, and Tonic hit the road on a U.S. summer tour that stops at The Deer Valley Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 30. Tonic, Toad, Smash Mouth bring an all-star blast from the ’90s to Park City
    In between flannel and Lilith Fair sit those softer rock bands whose music was the backdrop of many firsts for youth of the 1990s. Their love songs in...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 04:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bestselling Utah romance author RaeAnne Thayne is back with ìRedemption Bay,î which is set in a small Idaho town. Jared Thayne  |  Courtesy Utah romance author RaeAnne Thayne is back with another ‘comfort’ read
    Summer arrives with particular summer pleasures — sunlight that stretches into night, baseball games, celebrations and fireworks, farmers markets, reu...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Monday on TV: 2 Utahns still think they can dance this season
    The next round of “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions begins tonight — the first round of call-backs begins in Las Vegas. And there are a pair of U...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share

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The glass work of Providence artist Nikki Root, on display at the 2014 Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City. This year's festival runs through Sunday at Library Square. Weekend Express: Utah Arts Festival, Bike MS, Olympic Day
    Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Spor...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Hamachi sashimi with lemon, soy, minced garlic, herbs and serrano pepper ($7) at Hoof & Vine in Midvale. Dish of the week: Hamachi sashimi at Hoof & Vine
    $7 • Hoof & Vine is a steakhouse specializing in succulent (and pricey) cuts of beef. So it was a bit of a surprise to find this delightful raw fish s...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Vision board instructor Cat Palmer talks about her life story with Julie Hirschi and other class attendees to get their creative ideas going during interactive workshops Thursday, June 25, 2015 during the first day of the Utah Arts Festival at Library Square. The Utah Arts Festival runs through Sunday. Utah Arts Fest goes interactive, as ‘Everybody wants to be part of stuff now’
    Kurt Wenner sat cross-legged and barefoot on the sidewalk in front of the City-County Building on Thursday afternoon, contentedly drawing a leaf while...
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  • TV
    Utahn MIke Parson, left, and survival expert Creek Stewart on This weekend on TV: Utahn becomes one of the ‘Fat Guys In the Woods’
    West Jordan resident Mike Parsons — — a DJ at radio station B98.7 —appears in this week’s episode of “Fat Guys In the Woods” (7 p.m., Weather Channel)...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 01:22 pm   |     |   Share

  • Olivia Cooke (left) and Thomas Mann portray Rachel and Greg, who become friends in the comedy-drama ìMe and Earl and the Dying Girl.î Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures Movie review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ is a movie full of life
    It would be tempting to start a review of “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” with something clever and ironic, like, “This is the part of the review whe...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Universal Pictures, the character Ted, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, bottom, and Mark Wahlberg appear in a scene from Movie review: ‘Ted 2’ spreads funny stuff over a strained plot
    Like most things Seth MacFarlane touches, “Ted 2” is a hit-and-miss affair, with flashes of slashingly funny and profane humor popping out of a someti...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 03:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, Josh Wiggins, left, as Justin Wincott, and Max, in Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' family drama Movie review: ‘Max’ wraps bad ideas in patriotic package
    The adventure “Max” strains the notion that all bad moviemaking choices — cardboard villainy, scriptwriting stupidity, violence against animals — can ...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 03:17 pm   |     |   Share

Kate Winslet stars as Sabine de Barra, an independent gardener commissioned to create a masterpiece in the gardens of Versailles, in the period drama Movie review: Tepid romance blooms in ‘A Little Chaos’
    Like a real garden in Versailles, the period drama “A Little Chaos” is beautiful and regal and firmly stuck in place. It’s 1682 in Paris, and King Lo...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • Concert preview: Chris Collins gives new life to John Denver’s music
    Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter John Denver died when an experimental aircraft he was flying crashed into Monterey Bay on Oct. 12, 1997. Th...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Protesters hold signs as they chant during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C, have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. Rallies are being held, and politicians have joined the chorus of voices calling for its removal — an opinion that has carried political risks in the state in the past.  (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) Sean P. Means: Battle flag battle, or why old times there are not forgotten
    Fifteen years ago, I was assigned to cover a Memorial Day ceremony at Camp Floyd, where several thousand U.S. Army troops were stationed in 1858. Som...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • KSTU, KUTV battle it out in Utah TV ratings demos
    More people watch KUTV-Ch. 2’s late-news than its three competitors. But more of the “right” people watch KSTU-Ch. 13’s late news. It’s all about de...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 10:44 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The cast of Salt Lake Acting Company's 37th annual The joke’s on us: Salt Lake Acting Company presents 37th annual ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’
    At 19, Robert Scott Smith, a convert to the LDS Church, was serving a mission in Independence, Mo., when he had an unusual dream. “At that point in my...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share

Andrew Basso, Review: Magic in the air in Salt Lake City as ‘The Illusionists’ make an appearance
    When I was a young child, my grandmother often told me stories about the Great Harry Houdini, an amazing escape artist and magician known for his wate...
    Updated Jun 25 2015 05:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Left to right, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Katherine Hughes and Jesse Andrews, cast members in Life, death and movies: Inside ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’
    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon says he was “introverted and a bit of an outsider as a kid” — not unlike Greg Gaines, the “me” in the comedy-drama “Me and Earl an...
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