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Funny is forgiving. If a movie can make me laugh more often than not, as the dirty-minded comedy “Vacation” does, I’m willing to overlook some faults along the way. “Vacation” is equal parts reboot and sequel to “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” …

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    Spy Hop Heatwave Festival
    Jul 29th at Red Butte Garden and Arboretum
    Spy Hop will present its annual music Heatwave Fes...
    Anthony Raneri
    Jul 29th at Kilby Court
    S & S will present folk, rock singer Anthony Raner...
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra with Vinyl Williams
    Jul 29th at
    Urban Lounge presents Indie rock band Unknown Mort...
    Kimball Art Center Fundraiser
    Jul 30th at Montage Deer Valley
    The Kimball Art Center will hold an evening of art...
    L. Jackson Newell - Author
    Jul 30th at The King's English Bookshop
    L. Jackson Newell, President of Deep Springs Colle...
    Esperanza Spalding, Perla Batalla and Anna Wilson
    Jul 30th at Snow Park Outdoor Ampitheater
    St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series...
    PRhyme with Adrian Younge
    Jul 30th at Pioneer Park
    2015 Twilight Concert Series will present rock ban...

  • Review: Bebe Rexha — ‘Hey Mama,’ ‘Monster’ songwriter — shines on debut EP
    Bebe Rexha may not have originally received on-screen credit as the vocalist behind David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s latest smash, “Hey Mama” — which Re...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Containers of Korean Ssamjang bean paste fill a shelf at the Super H Mart Asian grocery in Fairfax, Va., Monday, July 20, 2015. Classic Korean food items are showing up with more frequency on American menus and grocery shelves.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Fueled by heat-seeking Americans, Korean cuisine is now hot
    When chef Hooni Kim opened his Korean-inspired restaurant Danji in New York City nearly five years ago, he made sure to couch the cuisine’s bold, funk...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share
  • This June 22, 2015 photo shows Korean kimchee pancakes with apple in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Aarti Sequeira. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Embracing the bracingly delicious flavor of Korean kimchee with a pancake
    I like to imagine my jar of kimchee wrapped up in a superhero cape. Packed full of fiber, stomach-healthy probiotics and — according to traditional Ko...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
    7 surprising facts about the Utah Shakespeare Festival
    When you visit the Utah Shakespeare Festival, you’re stepping outside of your world and into a timeless era of music, storytelling, dancing and fun. ...
    Updated Jul 15 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share

    In this undated photo provided by Sony Pictures Television, talk show host, Queen Latifah, laughs on the set of The Cricket’s Daily 3: Big names joining ‘The Wiz’
    Here’s what is happening in pop culture: • Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah have signed on to NBC’s live version of “The Wiz,” coming in December. Lati...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share

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Hoping fans fill out forms for a chance to win tickets to the Gallery: ‘Book of Mormon’ fans wait for tickets to Salt Lake City show
    Utahns lined up in the Capitol Theatre lobby on Tuesday night, celebrating the preview of “Book of Mormon” musical’s 19-show run by signing up for a t...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:45 pm   |     |   Share
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Dan Reynolds sings to the crowd during the Imagine Dragons ìSmoke and Mirrorsî tour at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Photos: Imagine Dragons back in Utah for headlining show at EnergySolutions Arena
    Imagine Dragons, the Grammy-winning rock band that came up through the Provo music scene, brought their “Smoke + Mirrors” headlining arena tour to Sal...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
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Denee Benton and Cody Jamison Strand in the Now comes a book that takes the satirical ‘Book of Mormon’ seriously
    The creators of “The Book of Mormon” may have written the book on making a hit musical borrowing the title of Latter-day Saint scripture. Now comes a ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:35 am   |     |   Share
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Mexican music icon Luis Miguel will perform his first concert in Utah, Friday, Sept. 11, at Usana Amphitheater. Mexican music icon Luis Miguel to play Usana Amphitheatre, Sept. 11
    El Sol de México, “The Son of Mexico,” is making his first appearance in Utah. Latin American music icon Luis Miguel, who has sold 100 million records...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Mˆtley Cr¸e members (from left) Mick Mars, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are embarking on Concert preview: Mötley Crüe take one final ride on the wild side
    “Thirty years of your life fly by you in about two hours. It’s definitely a weird experience,” Tommy Lee noted during a phone interview from Anchorage...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Ed Helms, left, and Chris Hemsworth appear in a scene from Movie review: Griswolds ride again in up-and-down ‘Vacation’
    Funny is forgiving. If a movie can make me laugh more often than not, as the dirty-minded comedy “Vacation” does, I’m willing to overlook some faults ...
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Utah farmer Trent Bown gets circus artist make-up applied to his face by Celeste Rivera, a makeup artist and performer with Circus Vargas. Utah dairy farmer swaps places with circus performers
    Utah dairy farmer Trent Bown earned the nickname “Old Glitter Beard” recently when he switched occupations for a day with two circus performers as par...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 07:24 am   |     |   Share
    In this Oct. 13, 2014 photo from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Imagine Dragons and lead singer Dan Reynolds are recorded during a segment of a dual-purpose ad video - to promote both Las Vegas and indie-rock band Imagine Dragons and its upcoming as-yet-unnamed album, at the SLS Las Vegas hotel and casino in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority) Plans for tonight: Imagine Dragons at ESA
    • Pop-rock band Parachute will perform an evening of acoustic music at In The Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 6:30. Tickets are...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share

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Zane Holmquist, the chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge (left), gives Joseph Gilmore ideas on how to make a healthy snack, as part of a program sponsored by 3 Squares, a non-profit that works to improve food insecurity issues for Utah families. The class was held, at the Central City Recreation Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 15, 2015. Local organizations combat food insecurity in Utah
    Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. To Karen Za...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
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Jon Siebels, of Eve 6, plays the guitar as the group opens the Concert photos: Under the Sun Tour shines at Red Butte Garden
    Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra took audience members back to the ’90s Monday night as part of their Under the Sun Tour. The “maj...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:17 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Salt Lake Harvest Market begins
    Time for Harvest Market The Tuesday Harvest Market, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, begins the first week of August. This smaller, weekday market...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah crowd-funding: ‘Full Effect’ on the dance floor
    This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding Project comes with a beat. Cameron Allen is a Salt Lake City music producer, DJ and composer who’s only 22, but already...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share

  • This July 13, 2015 photo shows grilled gochujang chicken thighs with feta and fresh mint in Concord, N.H. The gochujang has kick, but doesn't overwhelm, being both salty and savory with a touch of sweetness. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Pump up the flavor of grilled chicken with Korean gochujang
    For many years, I was hooked on Thai red curry paste, a thick, unctuous seasoning that packs a little heat and a lot of savory deliciousness. It’s gre...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • This July 13, 2015 photo shows veggie burritos in Concord, N.H. This recipe by Melissa d'Arabian uses high heat, which brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetables. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: You won’t miss the meat or cheese in these hearty burritos
    Roasting is my default cooking method for just about any veggie. The high heat brings the natural sweetness of the vegetable to the surface and turns ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: A cheer for those hanging on at the back of the pack
    On the 24th of July I like to wander down to South Temple Street and watch the runners participating in the Deseret News Classic. I usually get there ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: ‘Hollywood Game Night’ is dopey fun
    If you’ve got an hour to kill, there are worse ways to spend it than watching “Hollywood Game Night” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). Jane Lynch hosts what amount...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share

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The indie rock band Metric, will open for Imagine Dragons on Tuesday, July 28. Indie-rock band Metric jumped at the chance to open for Imagine Dragons
    Emily Haines is feeling a bit exhausted. The Metric frontwoman and her band have been performing in large arena tours as special guests of Imagine Dr...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 02:38 pm   |     |   Share
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Composer Joan Tower Muir Quartet ends its Deer Valley run
    After 12 years as the resident chamber ensemble of the Deer Valley Music Festival, the Muir String Quartet is bowing out. “It has been a nice fit and ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Shakespeare Festival's ‘Mary Poppins’ to fly over Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 55th season
    Mary Poppins, the complicated British nanny who is “practically perfect in every way,” will grace the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, one of t...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah conference will explore women’s roles, gender inequity in regional theater
    Statera Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for women in regional theater, will hold its inaugural conference in Cedar City ne...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:41 am   |     |   Share
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir will tour western Europe
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform in Europe next summer for the first time in 18 years. The 20-day tour, which also will include the Orchestra ...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:39 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo taken Nov. 6, 2014 shows entertainer Bill Cosby gesturing during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  Scott D. Pierce: Defending Bill Cosby is just reprehensible
    Weirdly enough, my strongest memory of Bill Cosby is when he moralized and condescended to a room full of TV critics. It was shortly before the prem...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 09:28 am   |     |   Share
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Gyll Huff ó Utah artist, actor and theater teacher ó died July 10 at the age of 63. A celebration of his life is set for Sunday, July 26. Friends to celebrate life of ‘mondo’ artist Gyll Huff, 63
    Friends in the Salt Lake City arts community will gather Sunday to celebrate the life of one of Utah’s most unusual talents. Gyll Huff — an actor, art...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:35 am   |     |   Share
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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band entertain the crowd at Red Butte Garden, July 25, 2015. Concert photos: Lyle Lovett and his large band at Red Butte Gardens
    Lyle Lovett is no stranger to Utah. On Sunday, the Wasatch foothills may as well have been home to the recurring headliner at Salt Lake City’s Red Bu...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2011, file photo, singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Brown, who was in hospice after months of receiving medical care, died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died
    Atlanta • The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered b...
    Updated Jul 26 2015 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Comedy Central’s ‘Key & Peele’ will end after current season
    Los Angeles • Comedy Central’s irreverent sketch comedy series “Key & Peele” will come to an end after this season, the network confirmed Sunday. Co-c...
    Updated Jul 26 2015 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
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