Last Updated Dec 18, 2014 04:36PM

From the opening seconds, it’s clear that this isn’t your daddy’s version of “Annie.” Sure, there’s the astonishingly perky carrot-topped waif named Annie — but she’s quickly set aside for another Annie, her classmate. The difference is that this Annie, …

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  • Tanisha Belnap (R) and Nick Lazzarini perform a contemporary routine to Utahns come home to prove they can dance
    Tanisha Belnap and Marcquet Hill don’t think they can dance, they know they can. The two Utahns, who were finalists on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dan...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Black and regular walnuts at the Garden Goodies booth at the Winter Market, held at the Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City, Saturday November 8, 2014. This year's winter farmers market features more than 60 vendors selling produce, meat, eggs and more. The market will run every other Saturday through April 25. Weekend Express: Winter Solstice, Santa Hat Dash, Last Minute Loot
    Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Spor...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 11:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Sean P. Means: More bad Christmas songs: The readers answer back
    So I’m not the only one who thinks some Christmas songs should be thrown out with last year’s fruitcake. The fine, intelligent and thoughtful readers ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Sept. 8, 2010 photo released by Comedy Central, host Stephen Colbert appears during the Scott D. Pierce: Big late-night changes here for Craig Ferguson, Stephen Colbert, Dave Letterman
    It’s kind of a sad week for fans of late-night TV. We’re losing Craig Ferguson, maybe. We’re losing one version of Stephen Colbert, apparently forever...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 01:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Christus, a statue of Jesus Christ on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Square Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Salt Lake City Forget Santa Claus, Virginia. Was there a Jesus Christ?
    As another Christmas approaches and the usual holiday laments are unpacked like so many old ornaments — too much commercialism and too little faith, t...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Brian Birch, director of religious studies at Utah Valley University, has been elected to the board of the Parliament of the World's Religions, which is hosting an international gathering in Salt Lake City in October 2015. UVU religious scholar elected to global panel
    Utah Valley University’s Brian Birch has been elected to the board of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, just in time to help with preparations ...
    Updated Dec 15 2014 08:30 am   |     |   Share
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Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book. Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book
    This week • Email your guess about where this photo was taken, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
    Downtown Salt Lake City Event “The” Place To Ring in 2015
    It’s been dubbed the indoor/outdoor urban extravaganza. Now in its sixth year, Eve, presented by the Downtown Alliance is expected to be bigger than e...
    Updated Dec 11 2014 10:32 am   |     |   Share

  • (Courtesy photo)   Billy Idol. Review: Billy Idol gives Utah fans their Mony Mony’s worth
    Punk-pop icon Billy Idol was the headliner at Monday’s eighth annual X96 Nightmare before Xmas concert at The Complex. And though his set was relative...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Comedian and actor Chris Rock poses for a portrait in promotion of his forthcoming film Q&A: Chris Rock on ‘Top Five,’ Obama and fame
    New York • With his latest and best film in tow, Chris Rock is back in the spotlight right when we most need him. There’s no more salient voice on rac...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah County-based Fictionist, with a new album out, will be the EVE Winter Fest headliners. They’ll be playing indoors at the Salt Palace on Dec. 31, ending in time to watch America’s largest disco ball at midnight. Utah band Fictionist glad to be writing its own story
    In 2011, the Utah County alternative rock band Fictionist finished in the final four of Rolling Stone magazine’s “Do You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star?”...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 10:47 am   |     |   Share
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Utah singer-songwriter Richard Tyler Epperson has released a holiday track, “Christmas, It’s Almost Here.” Tired of the usual Christmas songs? Here’s a new one from Utah singer-songwriter Richard Tyler Epperson
    Richard Tyler Epperson has been keeping himself busy for the past seven months. A bone researcher at the University of Utah by day, Epperson moonlight...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 10:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Books: ‘Killer Heels’ looks at the history of high heels
    Shakespeare mentions high heels in “Hamlet,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised them and fashion designers from Dior to Manolo Blahnik ha...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:29 pm   |     |   Share
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Anna Kendrick plays Cinderella in ìInto the Woods,î the movie version of Stephen Sondheimís musical about fractured fairy tales. Interview: Anna Kendrick goes ‘Into the Woods,’ singing all the way
    Anna Kendrick knew early on that she could sing. “I sang as a little kid, I guess,” the 29-year-old actor said in a recent phone interview. “You coul...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
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George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart, foreground) deals with a crisis in his building-and-loan business in the 1946 holiday classic Special screenings: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life!’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rocks!’ and more
    ‘It Happened One Night’ The Tower Through Time series continues with the 1934 comedy “It Happened One Night,” about a runaway heiress (Claudette Col...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Royal Bliss Out and about: Seasonal sounds with Royal Bliss, The Piano Guys, Kurt Bestor and more
    Royal Bliss Show of the week • It’s a “Merry Blissmas,” as Salt Lake City rock gods Royal Bliss play their annual pre-holiday show at their own bar...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the Week: Caramelized black cod from Provisions
    $27 • When Provisions’ caramelized black cod was served to our table, I took a video of it. But it wasn’t a fiery bananas foster flambé presentation t...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 08:53 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Idina Menzel performing during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. John Travolta accidentally introduced her as Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture
    Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting “Let It G...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 03:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, Movie review: Reese Witherspoon has big hiking boots to fill in ‘Wild’
    In the second time in as many years, director Jean-Marc Vallée has been put in charge of a major actor’s effort to storm through the Oscar season. It ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by 20th Century Fox shows Dan Stevens, left, and Ben Stiller in a scene from Movie review: Fun, disposable humor in third ‘Night at the Museum’
    “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the third installment of the franchise, and even its makers seem to realize it’s time to quit. Ben Still...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Chris Rock, left, and Rosario Dawson in a scene from Movie review: Rock riffs on fame and humor in uneven ‘Top Five’
    Comedian Chris Rock gets a lot off his chest — about fame, criticism and comedy — in “Top Five,” a comedy that dances between insightful and routine. ...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • A mom, Amelia (Essie Davis, left), and her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) discover an evil presence in their home, in the Australian horror thriller Movie review: A mother faces her fears in terrifying ‘The Babadook’
    The Australian thriller “The Babadook” is one of the most terrifying horror movies this year, because it roots its shocks in the most primal of emotio...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 04:17 pm   |     |   Share