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The latest in the saga of Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” is an engaging and action-packed half of a four-hour movie. It shares some structural similarities with other penultimate franchise films — such as “Harry Potter and …

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    Jazz Vespers
    Nov 23rd at First Unitarian Church
    Enjoy Jazz Vespers with Rev. Tom Goldsmith every S...
    The Threepenny Opera
    Nov 23rd at Babcock Theatre
    The University of Utah Department of Theatre will...
    Shrek the Musical
    Nov 23rd at Egyptian Theatre
    Ziegfeld Theatre Company will present "Shrek, the...
    Flight of Fancy
    Nov 23rd at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
    Aerial Arts of Utah will present "Flight of Fancy:...
    The Skeleton Twins
    Nov 23rd at The Prospector
    The comedy-drama "The Skeleton Twins," starring Bi...
    Derek Banks Concert
    Nov 24th at Orem Public Library
    The Orem Library will feature a piano concert by p...
    A Night with Chrissie Hynde With The Rails
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