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Landscape paintings are so commonplace, hanging in hotel rooms and over living-room couches, that it’s easy to dismiss how critical they are in the history of art. Landscapes, said Gretchen Dietrich, executive director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, …

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    B.J. Thomas
    Aug 29th at Egyptian Theatre
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  • Scott D. Pierce: John Stamos, 52, has been ‘Grandfathered’
    It wasn’t that John Stamos objected to playing a grandfather in his new Fox sitcom. But he admits he wasn’t exactly crazy about the title of the show ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah Lit for August: Kent Haruf’s ‘Our Souls at Night’
    “Our Souls at Night,” the last book by late Colorado writer Kent Haruf, is the August selection of The Salt Lake Tribune’s Utah Lit book club. The qui...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Melanie Nelson plays the title role of Electra and Max Huftalin plays Orestes in this year's Classical Greek Theatre Festival production of Sophocles’ Stage preview: ‘Living a weird and directed life’ in Sophocles’ ‘Electra’
    When producer/artistic director Jim Svendsen was considering possibilities for this year’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival production, he faced a dil...
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    Nine things you don’t want to miss at the Moab Music Festival
    Where’s a better place to be in September if not beautiful, red rock-ringed Moab? The Moab Music Festival (MMF), now in its twenty third year, was fou...

    Updated Aug 03 2015 07:06 pm   |     |   Share

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Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon in This weekend on TV: Mormons are on ‘Hell On Wheels’; Real Salt Lake is online, not on TV
    It’s mostly about Mormons in this week’s episode of “Hell on Wheels” (Saturday, 10 p.m., AMC), as it has been this season. Cullen (Anson Mount) and Du...
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The grottos, riverbanks and red rock canyons of Moab are the settings for the annual Moab Music Festival, Sept. 3-Sept. 14. See www.moabmusicfest.org for a full schedule of performances, events and ticket prices. Chick Corea, Bela Fleck among headliners at 23rd annual Moab Music Festival
    The Moab Music Festival brings Utah’s summer classical music season to a close with two weeks of performances in scenic venues in and around Moab star...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Use of the student arts pass at the University of Utah has risen dramatically over the past three years, to more than 27,000 students in the 2014-15 school year. Pictured, arts bash on the Marriott Library Plaza.  Courtesy  |  University of Utah Party for the arts at the U. of Utah
    Arts Bash is the largest arts celebration on the University of Utah campus. This annual, massive party aims to highlight the academic arts (art & art ...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Slaying the field: ‘Throne of Glass’ author Sarah J. Maas has epic plans for her heroine
    It was a scene as epic as one from her own books. Sarah J. Maas stood on the top of a mountain in Costa Rica, gazing out into the rainforest. Music sw...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Review: Netflix series ‘Narcos’ is (bloody) good
    The new Netflix series “Narcos” seems, at times, to be utterly unbelievable — because it’s true. Well, pretty much true. This 10-part drama, which beg...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:56 pm   |     |   Share


A still from the film Redford and Nolte find rapport in ‘A Walk in the Woods’
    Park City • When you’re dealing with two actors — Robert Redford and Nick Nolte — with “combined a hundred years of acting craft under their belts,” d...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Motorhead’s Salt Lake City show cut short by Lemmy’s breathing problems
    Legendary speed-metal band Motörhead’s concert Thursday night at The Complex in Salt Lake City was cut short after four songs when singer/bassist Lemm...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 27, 2015 file photo, Snoop Dogg performs during the 2015 BET Experience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File) Out & About: Alicia Witt, Shuggie Otis, Snoop Dogg, Lee Brice and much more
    Alicia Witt Show of the week • You probably recognize Alicia Witt from her TV and movie appearances, which started at age 7 in David Lynch’s “Dune...

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Pop singer Colbie Caillat will perform on a bill with Christina Perri, Aug. 28 at Sandy Amphitheatre. Plans for the weekend: Colbie and Christina
    • Pop singer-songwriters Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri co-headline tonight at Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Ra...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 02:28 pm   |     |   Share

  • Latoya Rhodes (Plan-B Theatre), Ursula Perry (Repertory Dance Theatre), Anastasia Magamedova (Gina Bachauer), Mary Lyn Graves (Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company) and Bijan Hosseini (Pygmalion Productions) are among those who will perform a benefit for their neighbor, Arts Acess, in a show that will focus on young immigrants known as The Dreamer. Daniel Charon  |  Courtesy Art will tell the unexplored stories of young Utah immigrants — at least for one night
    Telling new versions of immigrant stories, especially those of the young immigrants known as The Dreamers, will be the theme of this year’s “Rose Expo...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 12:58 am   |     |   Share
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Five-time Grammy Award-winnig singer and songwriter B.J. Thomas, known for his mega hit Concert preview: B.J. Thomas will bring 50 years of music to Park City
    Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter B.J. Thomas is looking forward to performing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” in Park City. Th...
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Sackerson, a new Salt Lake City theater company, is launching itself with “Before the Beep,” written by Utah playwright Morag Shepherd, which will unfold in 30 acts or about 25 minutes over 30 days, beginning Sept. 1. Tickets are $10, but listeners don’t have to go anywhere to hear it. Instead, you dial in on your phone daily. New Salt Lake theater company experiments with ‘dial-a-scene’ phone serial
    Sackerson, a new Salt Lake City theater company, is fully launching itself with a production that breaks down theatrical walls. “The company is very i...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
    With Lemmy short of breath, Motörhead’s SLC show stops early
    Metal legends Motörhead played Salt Lake City last night — but the thin mountain air was too much for the band’s frontman, Lemmy Kilmister. According ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share

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Social Distortion is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its landmark self-titled album this year. They will be playing the album in its entirety at a show at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Sept. 3. Q&A with Social Distortion’s Mike Ness
    Ahead of Social Distortion’s sold-out show in Salt Lake City on Sept. 3, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness talked with The Tribune: D...
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Orem-native and Emmy-award-winning dancer Chelsie Hightower will teach a Latin dance workshop in conjunction with DF Dance Studio in Salt Lake this weekend. Salt Lake dance workshop ready to cha cha and rumba with Chelsie Hightower
    Here’s your chance to dance with a star. Emmy Award-winning dancer and Orem native Chelsie Hightower will teach a Latin dance workshop in conjunction ...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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Mel Ziegler, Rock Hard Indvidualism, 2010.  Rocks, aluminum in the Main Gallery. Each rock resembles a human face.   It is one of several art projects which presents a survey of Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler's conceptual and public art projects, one the five exhibits at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art opening on Friday, Aug. 28. Artists (re)discover America at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
    Artists’ divergent views of America — land of the free, home of the reasonably priced — are on display in new exhibits at the Utah Museum of Contempor...
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    This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze, in a scene from the film, Friday movie roundup: A girl’s life
    The last weekend of August usually doesn’t bring greatness to the movie theaters — but there are some highlights. The best of the week is “The Diary o...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:18 am   |     |   Share

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Favorite Utah road-food spots: Aidan Fishbeck, 10, Stansbury Park, eats a bacon burger at American Burgers on Main Street in Tooele. Utah’s favorite road-food eats, county by county (with interactive map)
    On the road, most Utahns enjoy stopping in a small-town diner for a meaty hamburger, hand-cut french fries and thick, creamy shakes. They also don’t m...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share
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Favorite Utah road-food spots: Salmon, asparagus and mashed potatoes at The Timberbeline, in Beaver. Dish of the Week: Filet of salmon at the Timberline Inn in Beaver
    $ 19.95 • It’s possible to find fresh fish in the land-locked central Utah town of Beaver. Joe Williams, a culinary school graduate who runs the Timbe...
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2003 file photo, Britney Spears, left, and Madonna kiss during the opening performance of the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall, in New York. Van Toffler, an executive at MTV was on vacation when he got a call from the show's director. “And she said, 'Van, you're not going to believe this. They're rehearsing now. They're all together. And Madonna actually kissed Britney on the lips.' Method to the madness of MTV Video Music Awards
    There really is a method to the madness that is the MTV Video Music Awards. “I like to say, ‘Let’s put the crazy in the room,’ and we throw the match ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Maddie Marlow, left, and Tae Dye, of Maddie & Tae, pose for a portrait at Love Shack Studio in Nashvile, Tenn., on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Country music’s young provocateurs came out swinging last summer with their on-point criticism of lyrics that portrayed women as simply objects of desire in cutoff jean shorts and bikini tops. Now that they’ve got everyone’s attention, Marlow, 20, and Taylor “Tae” Dye, 19, have got much more to say on their debut album, “Start Here,” coming out on Aug. 28. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP) Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging
    The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, “Girl in a Country Song,” and now they are targeting another o...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
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St. Vincent performs in the final concert of the 2015 Twilight Concert Series in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday. Photos: St. Vincent plays performs in final Twilight concert for the summer in Salt Lake City
    Indie-rock performer St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, performed as the final act of the 2015 Twilight Concert Series on Thursday at Pioneer Par...
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  • This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Alexander Skarsgard, left, as Monroe, and Bel Powley, as Minnie Goetze, in a scene from the film, Movie review: A 15-year-old grows up fast in ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
    The only thing drab about “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is that title, which gives no hint to the raw pain, brutal honesty and flights of fancy contai...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • A scene from the film Movie review: ‘Meru’ takes audience on the climb of their lives
    The documentary “Meru” goes to two places most people will never venture: on one of the most treacherous climbs in the Himalayas and into the minds of...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
Brooke (Greta Gerwig, center), a New Yorker with lots of ideas and energy, takes her almost-sister Tracy (Lola Kirke) to a hip party, in a scene from Noah Baumbach's comedy Movie review: Screwball ‘Mistress America’ a forced hipster comedy
    Greta Gerwig was born to play the lead in a screwball comedy — but it should be screwier and more fun than the hipster wallow of “Mistress America.” ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:49 am   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, Zac Efron in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures' and Studiocanal's romantic drama, Movie review: In ‘We Are Your Friends,’ a familiar story rocks to a beat
    One of Hollywood’s oldest formulas — showing one person’s rise to fame and the moral struggles along the way — gets set to an up-to-the-minute beat in...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:46 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This file photo combination made from Aug. 6, 2015, photos shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and Fox News Channel host and moderator Megyn Kelly during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland. Trump is welcoming Kelly back from a vacation with a broadside of criticism, tweeting that he liked her show better when she was away. Trump has been attacking Kelly ever since her tough questioning of him during the debate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Scott D. Pierce: Trump turns Kelly into a journalist phenom
    Donald Trump has accomplished the impossible. He’s turned a Fox News personality into a mainstream media phenom. The GOP presidential hopeful’s conti...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
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