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“Lila & Eve,” starring Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez, made its premiere Friday, Jan. 30, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Davis portrays a mother attending a support group after her son is murdered — where she …

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Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson on ìDancing With the Stars.î Utahn Witney Carson returns home for performance as ‘Dancing’ champion
    At age 21, Witney Carson’s dreams have come true. The little girl who grew up in American Fork dreaming of being on “Dancing With the Stars” has done ...
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  • Felicia Day arrives at the 24th Annual Producers Guild (PGA) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday Jan. 26, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for The Producers Guild/AP Images) FanX: Felicia Day’s return to ‘Supernatural’ was full of fun moments
    Joss Whedon gets uncomfortable when Felicia Day talks about poop. “He’s a classy guy and he has issues with dirty language,” Day said of her long-time...
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Alfonso Gomez-Rejon director of ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ lives large at Sundance awards
    Park City • The big winners at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival told stories of a teen girl dying of cancer, teen brothers shut off from the outside wo...
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Actress Lily Tomlin during the press line for the premiere of “Grandma Sundance red carpet photos: Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Judy Greer star in ‘Grandma’
    “Grandma,” starring Lily Tomlin stars as a misanthrope whose 18-year-old granddaughter (Julia Garner) suddenly shows up in need of help, premiered Fri...
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Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Billie Piper shared the spotlight Friday evening at Salt Palace Convention Center for the second day of FanX. Courtesy  |  Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Billie Piper delight ‘Doctor Who’ fans
    Matt Smith’s encouragement to people who are struggling or going through a difficult time is that you’re never alone. Smith, along with other “Doctor ...
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Carrie Fisher speaks during Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday. Carrie Fisher exchanges a kiss for a soda at FanX panel
    It’s not every day you get a kiss from Princess Leia. But after Carrie Fisher asked an excited crowd if anyone had a Coke she could drink, one lucky f...
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Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldue appear on a panel at FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Tuesday January 27, 2015. ‘Game of Thrones’ stars talk Westeros at FanX, discuss controversial scene
    Cersei Lannister is monstrous, murderous and conniving, but if Lena Headey could change one thing about her “Game of Thrones” alter ego, it would be t...
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    Bachauer Concert Series Honors Pollei’s Legacy
    It’s impossible to mention the name Paul Pollei without thinking of the tremendous contributions he made to piano music internationally, and more spec...
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  • Billie Piper of Billie Piper talks about her time on ‘Doctor Who’ at FanX
    Billie Piper stood on the beach, thinking that this was truly the last time she would see David Tennant. It wasn’t of course; this was only the good-b...
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‘Animaniacs,’ ‘TMNT’ alums Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell bring beloved voices to FanX
    If Rob Paulsen lives to be 100, he figures he’ll have a chance to play the other two Ninja Turtles, too. Paulsen, a prolific voice actor who is at Fan...
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  • FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File) Review: Rodman North Korea documentary more spectacle than substance
    Dennis Rodman looks into the camera, tears shrouded behind his trademark giant sunglasses, emotional with what he’s about to say next. “I just want t...
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  • James Franco, a cast member in At Sundance, James Franco tries to move beyond ‘The Interview’
    Park City • Almost two months after the hack heard ’round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past “The Interview.” The restless, mult...
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108 perspective dancers learn new routine during auditions at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem Friday January 30 for Cirque du Soleil.   
The renowned Cirque du Soleil is in Orem for two days auditioning professional dancers for its numerous current shows and upcoming creations, the first open auditions for the Quebec-based company in Utah since 2008. 
On Friday, the company will see contemporary, classical and jazz dancers; on Saturday it will be seeking masters in hip-hop, popping, locking, break dancing and stepping. Photos: Cirque du Soleil holds rare open auditions in Utah
    The renowned Cirque du Soleil is in Orem for two days auditioning professional dancers for its numerous current shows and upcoming creations, the firs...
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Jason Silverman, left, and Samba Gadjigo — directors of the Sundance Documentary film Sundance: ‘Sembene!’ directors visit Utah students, praise the power of storytelling
    When Samba Gadjigo was a young boy in Senegal, he dreamed of becoming French. The professor, author and filmmaker said his schooling in Senegal expos...
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  • In this image released by A24 Films, Jessica Chastain, left, and Oscar Isaac appear in a scene from the film, Movie review: American dream turns dark in ‘A Most Violent Year’
    It’s been almost four years since the great director Sidney Lumet died, but writer-director J.C. Chandor’s brilliantly effective New York drama “A Mos...
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  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) FanX: Here are 5 celebrity highlights from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Harry Potter’ and much more
    Haven’t decided on a schedule yet for Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX, which starts Thursday and runs through Saturday? You’re not out of luck just yet. Ev...
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Robert Redford and George Lucas participate in a panel discussion, ÏVisions of Independence,Ó at The Egyptian Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Thursday January 29, 2015.   The panel, part of SundanceÌs ÏPower of StoryÓ series, is the centerpiece of ÏArt of Film,Ó a program of events during the festivalÌs second weekend highlighting the craft and process of filmmaking. At Sundance, Lucas and Redford talk ‘true independence’
    Park City • Two titans of independent film traded stories Thursday night about how they took different paths away from the Hollywood studio system. O...
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Tony Kushner Playwright Tony Kushner to speak at U.
    The writing awards and political speeches that have launched Tony Kushner into the stratosphere of cultural celebrity might make it easy to forget wha...
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l-r Tito Livas, Tamara Howell, Elena Dern, Zack Phifer and Alexandra Harbold in Theater: McMansions and media merge in SLAC’s new play
    The threads that run through “Two Stories,” a new play making its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company, are pulled from today’s headlines: “Neig...
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  • February UtahLit: Finding truth in the fiction of ‘The Bishop’s Wife’
    Utah writer Mette Ivie Harrison’s murder mystery, “The Bishop’s Wife,” will be the focus of The Tribune’s February UtahLit conversation. Harrison’s p...
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  • Ballet West reprises the timeless classic Timeless music remains at heart of Ballet West’s modern take on ‘Swan Lake’
    The most celebrated and recognizable ballet in history, “Swan Lake,” flopped at its premiere in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The costumes we...
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Author Jennifer Beckstrand Ann Cannon: The state of romance writing in Utah
    If you’re not familiar with the romance genre, you might be surprised by how many types of romance novels there are from which to choose. Historical, ...
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