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“Tomorrowland” aims to re-create the sense of awe and wonder Walt Disney wanted to impart to visitors who walked through Disneyland’s whiz-bang view of the future. Director Brad Bird and his co-screenwriter, Damon Lindelof, succeed in imparting that gee-whiz spirit, …

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Las Vegas author Laura McBride is depicted with words from her debut novel Utah Lit: Las Vegas writer hits the jackpot with her first novel
    “We Are Called to Rise” is a war story that isn’t set on a battlefield and isn’t, exactly, about war. “It takes place in Las Vegas, a surreal dreamla...
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Illustrator Carson Ellis will be reading from and signing her new, debut book, “Home” on Tuesday at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. Books: Illustrator Carson Ellis moves into a new neighborhood with ‘Home’
    How do you best describe Carson Ellis? A children’s book illustrator whose work is an integral part of the Wildwood fantasy series written by her husb...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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The Downtown Yoga Festival at The Leonardo on Saturday and Sunday  includes classes on yoga, art, meditation and more. Weekend Express: Memorial Day events, yoga festival, stunt run 5K, Festival of Colors
    Plan your Memorial Day weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entert...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:00 am   |     |   Share
    3 things to consider when dining at the biggest outdoor party
    Outdoor dining has gained popularity over the past couple years and Park City’s Savor the Summit on Saturday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. is one of the best ...
    Updated May 20 2015 02:12 pm   |     |   Share

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Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis speaks during a kickoff event to celebrate the future site of the Salt Lake Regional Athletic Complex at 2199 North and 1912 West Friday November 5, 2010. This weekend on TV: RSL hosts old friends and former coach on Saturday night
    On Saturday (8 p.m., KMYU), Real Salt Lake hosts New York City FC — the first time the Major League Soccer expansion team has visited Utah. But it wil...
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  • This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox  shows a child’s’ toy taking on terrifying dimensions when apparitions invade a family’s home in a scene from the film, Movie review: ‘Poltergeist’ remake sticks to the formula
    Nobody needs a remake of “Poltergeist,” especially the one director Gil Kenan has created — because people who remember Tobe Hooper’s 1982 scary neo-c...
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Actors Michael Havey and Jefferson Itari in “Yellow Face.” Theater group brings the many faces of ‘Yellow Face’ to Utah for first time
    A situation comedy mashed up with a case of mistaken identity — that’s how theater producer Richard Scharine describes “Yellow Face,” David Henry Hwan...
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Director-writer-star Noel Marshall (right) plays Hank, a biologist in Africa studying a pride of lions — who like to come into his house — in the adventure drama “Roar. Movie review: Lions go wild, for real, in hard-to-watch ‘Roar’
    Aside from the “what were they thinking?” audacity of the thing, the 1981 movie “Roar” is bad almost to the point of being unwatchable. Director/write...
    Updated May 22 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share
    This photo released by Disney shows, Thomas Robinson, as young Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's Friday movie roundup: A rough ride to ‘Tomorrowland’
    The biggest movie on Memorial Day weekend is a sputtering rocket ride to the future. “Tomorrowland” ambitiously aims to re-create the sense of wonder ...
    Updated May 22 2015 09:09 am   |     |   Share

  • This photo released by Disney shows, Thomas Robinson, as young Frank Walker, in a scene from Disney's ‘Tomorrowland’ a bumpy ride into the future
    “Tomorrowland” aims to re-create the sense of awe and wonder Walt Disney wanted to impart to visitors who walked through Disneyland’s whiz-bang view o...
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Workers construct the Orion capsule, which will someday carry astronauts to Mars. The project is chronicled in the IMAX documentary “Journey to Space.”
Movie review: ‘Journey to Space’ looks forward to NASA’s next voyage
    The IMAX educational film “Journey to Space” is a treat for NASA nerds, serving up the space agency’s greatest hits and a preview of coming attraction...
    Updated May 22 2015 07:39 am   |     |   Share

Maj. Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke, left) has trouble balancing his work, piloting drone over the Middle East, with his home life with his wife Molly (January Jones), in the drama “Good Kill.” Lorey Sebastian |  IFC Films Movie review: ‘Good Kill’ a preachy drama about drone strikes
    The military drama “Good Kill” takes on a serious issue, the U.S. government’s use of drone strikes on targets in the Middle East, but in a frustratin...
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    FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: TLC, blind to the optics
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • On the day news broke that reality-TV star Josh Duggar was accused of child molestation when he was a kid, ...
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New York fashion icon Iris Apfel, the subject of Albert Maysles’ documentary “Iris. ‘Iris’ shines a light on an ageless style icon
    Since I don’t travel in New York fashion circles, it’s unlikely I’d be able to take Iris Apfel out for coffee — so watching the delightful documentary...
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  • David Duchovny arrives at the NBC Network 2015 Programming Upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, May 11, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) TV preview: Duchovny hunts Charles Manson
    David Duchovny (“The X-Files”) returns to network TV as a tough LAPD detective in the 13-episode series “Aquarius.” He’s asked to look for his friends...
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  • Dish of the Week: Hot Dynasty’s stir-fried lamb with bamboo shoots in cumin sauce
    $11.95 • A dish I don’t recall seeing on any other menu in town, and one I might have overlooked if it weren’t for our waitress’ savvy suggestion. Vel...
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu attends the 87th Academy Awards - 21st Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Oscar Party at BOA Steakhouse on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP) Sundance to give Vanguard Awards to Iñárritu, Heller
    Two acclaimed directors — a veteran with an Academy Award, and an up-and-coming talent — will receive the Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Awards, the in...
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Studio technician Bob Breneman, meteorologist Debbie Worthen and anchors Mary Nickles and Ron Bird broadcasting 2News at Noon at the KUTV studio on Main Street on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Scott D. Pierce: KUTV wins again in Utah’s late-news household ratings
    KSL-Ch. 5 made a bit of a comeback to hold onto second place in the late-news household ratings during the May sweeps. KUTV-Ch. 2 finished first agai...
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Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton and Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in Scott D. Pierce: ‘Game of Thrones’ episode did not minimize rape
    A number of “Game of Thrones” fans came unglued over the most recent episode of the HBO series. It wasn’t easy to watch. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) ...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:26 am   |     |   Share
  • Memorial set at U. of Utah for internationally renowned soprano Naomi Farr
    A public memorial will be held Saturday for Naomi Farr, the internationally renowned soprano who was equally beloved as a teacher. Farr, 96, died at h...
    Updated May 21 2015 08:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: It’s ‘Red Nose Day,’ and NBC is raising money for charity
    It’s “Red Nose Day” (7 p.m., Ch.5) on NBC! This three-hour fundraiser for programs that address the needs of young people living in poverty will featu...
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  • In this Friday, May 8, 2015 photo, Brad Bird, from left, George Clooney and Damon Lindelof pose for a portrait during press day for Rediscovering Walt Disney’s optimism in ‘Tomorrowland’
    Beverly Hills, Calif. • For writer Damon Lindelof, the genesis of the escapist adventure “Tomorrowland” was one very simple question: What happened to...
    Updated May 21 2015 03:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman
    New York • Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman’s late-night farewell — and so did his biggest audience in more than 21 years. The Nielsen...
    Updated May 21 2015 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
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Members of the Utah Symphony brass section perform during the symphony's announcement of its 2015-16 season during an event in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City in February. Utah Symphony musicians reach new contract, get raises
    The state’s largest arts organization, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, and the 85 musicians of the Utah Symphony have ratified a new three-year contract. ...
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Braised beef with flat noodle at Hot Dynasty, a new Sichuan restaurant in the Chinatown complex on 3300 South in Salt Lake. Restaurant review: Hot Dynasty’s enormous menu worth tackling
    The menu at Hot Dynasty is big. No, not that big — think bigger, much bigger. I’m talking about levels so astronomically preposterous you might imagin...
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Snacks that could be coming soon to a movie theater near you, from left: Mrs. May's blueberry almond-flavored Mini Crunch, Cracker Jack'D PB & Chocolate-flavored Hearty Mix, Brookside Acai & Blueberry-flavored Dark Chocolate and Dole orange-flavored Fruit Snacks. Healthy foods: Coming soon to a theater near you?
    Las Vegas • In the annals of sales demonstrations, the guy trying to serve warmed-up edamame pods was not having a good day. The salesman was trying t...
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  • In this image released by CBS, David Letterman appears during a taping of his final David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile
    New York • There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn’t suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they’re right. When Dav...
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Electronica duo Odesza performs on a double bill with Chromeo, May 27 at Red Butte Garden. Concert preview: Odesza adds electricity to Red Butte’s first week of shows
    In one of the most eclectic concert series in Utah, Red Butte Garden’s lineup this year is as diverse as ever. Concertgoers will find everything from ...
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  • (Retro rocker JD McPherson is touring in support of his second studio album, 2015's Concert preview: JD McPherson’s improbable path to opening for Robert Plant
    Being a man out of time has, if nothing else, helped retro rocker JD McPherson maintain perspective. “I’m having quite a day, buddy. I’m sitting in a ...
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  • Concert preview: Mountain Goats try to pin down life’s essentials
    There have been concept albums about darkness on the edge of towns and dark sides of the moon. And now — professional wrestling. Leave to John Darniel...
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