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George Dvorsky received an unusual marketing request just after arriving in town for rehearsals to star as Harold Hill in Pioneer Theatre Company’s big production of “The Music Man.” For a photo opportunity, would he be willing to lead the …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Sandy police officer Alan Alexander walks to his patrol car that features a printed reminder that says: Seats in Utah squad cars reserved for parents who provide alcohol to teens
    Sandy City Police cars will be sporting a new slogan — “Seat reserved for adults who give alcohol to minors” — as part of a new campaign to alert pare...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2006 file photo, actress Jayne Meadows arrives for the 3rd annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala held in Beverly Hills, Calif. The actress and TV personality, Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died at age 95. Meadows’ son, Bill Allen, said she died Sunday, April 26, 2015, in her home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Phil McCarten, File) Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95
    Los Angeles • Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meado...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Playwright Julie Jensen poses for a portrait in October 2010. Utah writers, theater artists win national awards
    A handful of Utah writers and theater artists have been honored with prestigious national awards. Utah poet Lisa Bickmore has won the Ballymaloe Inter...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
    This photo provided by Disney/Marvel shows, from left, Cobie Smulders, seated, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Claudia Kim, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson in the film, Megaplex Theatres set up ‘Marvel Marathon’ ahead of new ‘Avengers’
    If you want to get your Marvel mojo working, the Megaplex Theatres has a deal for you. The Megaplex 20 at The District, in South Jordan, is hosting th...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this Saturday, April 11, 2015 photo, Paul Bettany poses during a portrait session for A new Vision for Paul Bettany in ‘Avengers’
    Burbank, Calif. • Paul Bettany couldn’t hear anything. When the 43-year-old actor initially donned a noggin-encasing headpiece to portray the mysterio...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Betty White accepts the lifetime achievement award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening
    Los Angeles • Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties a...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 11:01 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Forget those good fortunes ... in bed
    The fortunes you find tucked into Chinese fortune cookies are usually pretty lame, right? So that’s why our family (like many of you) always adds “in ...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
    Utah native replaces Derek Hough at Radio City
    Utah-born dancer/actor Derek Hough is out of Radio City Music Hall’s “New York Spring Spectacular” because of an injury — and his replacement also has...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 01:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, author Toni Morrison signs copies of her latest book Toni Morrison sets her new novel in an alien world: Today
    Toni Morrison has written 11 novels and won all the great prizes, but found herself struggling with her new book, “God Help the Child.” Much of her wo...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake violinist Will Hagen will play for the home crowd
    Salt Lake City native Will Hagen, well on his way to a thriving concert career at age 22, will take a break from his studies at Los Angeles’ Colburn C...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 08:26 am   |     |   Share

Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) prepare for a visit from Danny's priest in the Scott D. Pierce: Will your favorite TV show be back this fall?
    Networks will decide their fall schedules in the next few weeks. Shows like “Glee,” and “Parks and Rec are already gone; shows like “Castle” and “CSI”...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:40 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: ‘Castle’ fans, watch your show before it’s canceled. Maybe.
    Calm down, “Castle” fans. Your show has not been canceled. Yet. There’s considerable speculation that it might be, including in a column by yours trul...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 10:51 am   |     |   Share

  • This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, from left, Tyrese Gibson as Roman, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Paul Walker as Brian, and Chris Ludacris as Tej, in a scene from ’Furious 7’ holds on to box office; ‘Age of Ultron’ looms
    New York • “Furious 7” enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the do...
    Updated Apr 26 2015 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • UtahLit selection for May: Laura McBride’s ‘We Are Called to Rise’
    Many Utahns think of Las Vegas as the neon lights of The Strip, but longtime resident Laura McBride writes about very different side of the American D...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Music review: Halestorm delivers tight, yet very basic rock
    Grammy-winning rock band Halestorm is out with its third studio album, “Into the Wild Life,” 13 tracks of edge-free power rock, spurred on Lzzy Hale’s...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
    The cast and crew of “The Young and the Restless” and “Days of Our Lives” accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Burbank, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Sharing the wealth at the Daytime Emmys
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • The Daytime Emmys ended with a rare tie — with “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless” sharing...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 12:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • A film still showing USS Kirk crew members in Rory Kennedy’s stunning ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ is making its TV debut on PBS
    Sometimes documentary filmmakers get lucky. And Emmy-winner Rory Kennedy readily admits she had some great luck with her Oscar-nominated documentary “...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 08:26 am   |     |   Share
  • HOLD FOR STORY - This photo provided by CBS shows, Steve Coogan, as Thom, in season 1 of the television series, Forget happiness: Dark comedy ‘Happyish’ sets the bar lower
    A veteran ad man at an existential crossroads has a “Mad Men” ring to it. Stir victimized Keebler cartoon elves into Showtime’s dark comedy “Happyish”...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

George Dvorsky leads the University of Utah Marching Band in Salt Lake’s Pioneer Theatre Company company looks for new notes in ‘The Music Man’
    George Dvorsky received an unusual marketing request just after arriving in town for rehearsals to star as Harold Hill in Pioneer Theatre Company’s bi...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 08:25 am   |     |   Share
    Bear Lake Fishing Report - Fair to good for lake trout and cutthroat
    Scott Tolentino, Bear Lake Project Leader for the UDWR, sent in this report. Bear Lake Fishing Report: Surface water temperature is about 45 degrees. ...
    Updated Apr 27 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share

  • A scene from the film TiltShift, a film festival for teens, launches this weekend in Salt Lake City
    The TiltShift Festival — a film and media arts event programmed and organized by and for teens — kicks off its inaugural run this weekend. The event s...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 04:53 pm   |     |   Share
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The confluence of Little Bear River and marshes as the water flows into the Bear River in western Cache Valley near Petersboro and Beaver Dam. This landscape inspired writer Barbara K. Richardson's historical novel, UtahLit: Bookclub will focus on rich Utah history in ‘Tributary’
    For Barbara K. Richardson, earning her graduate degree in creative writing seemingly dried up her desire to write poetry. After complaining about that...
    Updated Apr 20 2015 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Interior of a home that is part of this year's Utah Heritage Foundation's 44th Annual Homes Tour in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Eight homes in the tree-lined Yalecrest neighborhood will be open for tours Saturday, April 25. Home tour to showcase Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood
    Salt Lake City’s tree-lined Yalecrest neighborhood will be showcased Saturday during the Utah Heritage Foundation’s 44th annual Homes Tour. The eight ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
Zappa Plays Zappa will present their Utah concert calendar: Machine Gun Kelly. OK Go, Aaron Watson, Coasts, Seoul and much more
    Scotty McCreery The University of Utah’s Grand Kerfuffle 2015 featuring Scotty McCreery and guests Haley and Michaels and Erin O’Sullivan. After winn...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 09:02 am   |     |   Share
Afshin (Reece Ritchie, left) and Elaheh (Freida Pinto) connect during dance rehearsal in the drama “Desert Dancer. Movie review: Art and repression collide in ‘Desert Dancer’
    One wishes ‘Desert Dancer,’ a sometimes effective true-life story of artistic freedom and religious repression, moved as smoothly as the people it dep...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 08:56 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Open Road Films shows Jakob Salvati in a scene from :Little Boy. Movie review: Well-intentioned ‘Little Boy’ is sluggish, cloying
    If good intentions made good movies, “Little Boy” would be an instant classic. But this faith-promoting period piece is executed with all the subtlety...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Russell Crowe in a scene from Movie review: Russell Crowe’s ‘Water Diviner’ is an uncomfortable mix
    Russell Crowe makes his directing debut and stars in “The Water Diviner,” which features some very nice parts that fit together like square pegs in ro...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 05:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Actor Russell Crowe attends the premiere of the feature film Russell Crowe finds his roots with ‘The Water Diviner’
    At least Russell Crowe is self-aware. “It won’t come as any surprise to you, but I’m completely comfortable when all the creative decisions are mine,”...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Scenes from Cirque du Soleil's performance of Photos: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ takes Utah viewers on a mythical journey
    Colorfully dressed characters take center stage in Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai,” which opened a five-day run Wednesday night at the Maverik Center in ...
    Updated Apr 23 2015 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)  
David Sedaris talks to the audience at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on April 28, 2013. Writer David Sedaris heads into Salt Lake City with litter on his mind
    On the phone, David Sedaris wants to talk about litter. Oh sure, the writer promotes his upcoming tour stop at Kingsbury Hall, where he’ll read from ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 02:04 pm   |     |   Share