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In the half-dozen or so times I’ve seen Justin Townes Earle, he always seemed to be right on the brink of nailing it, but just missing it — either the performance was a little unpolished, or, in the case of …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Salt Lake Tribune)   staff portraits. Ann Cannon Ann Cannon: School’s out for summer — and forever — at old Edgemont Elementary, but memories live on
    A big yellow school bus pulled up next to me when I was driving home from Provo last week. One of the kids stuck his head out the window and shouted a...
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  • George Takei shuts down racist criticism of new ‘Star Trek’ series
    George Takei was first cast in “Star Trek” two decades after World War II, when American racism against his Japanese ancestry still burned strong. Tak...
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2016, file photo, Native Americans protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in southern North Dakota. A weekend film festival on the reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year. Another goal of the inaugural Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival at the tribal casino near Fort Yates, N.D., beginning Friday, June 2, 2017, is to foster connections between the Native American community and the film industry. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File) Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest
    Bismarck, N.D. • A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year whil...
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  • This May 18, 2017 photo shows Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. Siesta Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2017 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) Dr. Beach names Florida’s Siesta Beach best beach in U.S.
    The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur — all because it’s m...
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    As I left the theater after watching “Baywatch,” one question bounced around my brain: “What did you expect?” Obviously, one doesn’t expect Shakespea...
    Updated May 25 2017 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Disney, Johnny Depp portrays Jack Sparrow in a scene from ’Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ (Disney via AP) Movie review: ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is a spirited tale for ‘Pirates’
    With the franchise’s fifth chapter, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Disney gets some of its seafaring mojo back as it tells a rous...
    Updated May 26 2017 12:04 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Lil Rel Howery as Bobby Carmichael, Tiffany Haddish as Nekeisha, Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael and Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael in ’The Carmichael Show.’ Chris Haston  |  NBC Scott D. Pierce: ‘Carmichael Show’ takes a brave step into uncomfortable territory
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  • Washed Out performs at the 2016 Ogden Twilight concert series held at the Ogden Amphitheater. Courtesy Jared Allen Ogden Twilight’s third lineup illustrates concert series’ continued growth
    Ogden Twilight’s concert series doesn’t draw the same-size crowds that its unaffiliated counterpart in Salt Lake City does, but given that its show ar...
    Updated May 25 2017 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Utah-born musician Jake Thomas is touring with a new band called JT Bevy, which will be performing a free show at Salt Lake City’s Urban Lounge on Memorial Day. They released a six-track EP, ’Madness,’ in April. Thomas’ son, Tyler, and sister, Megan X Thomas, have been involved with both the recording and the touring lineup. Concert preview: JT Bevy band brings Thomas family back for Utah homecoming
    Jake Thomas may now live and work in San Antonio, but he’s unquestionably a Utahn. He’s a graduate of Mountain View High School. He roamed from Orem t...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   George Maxwell, Colleen Lindstrom, and George Pesck at Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theatre, Tuesday April 25, 2017. Changing of the artisan guard at Pioneer Theatre Company
    In the costume shop working on his first Pioneer Theatre Company show, George Pesek was assigned to tailor 10 pair of jeans for the male actors in “Ok...
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  • Peter Bjorn and John performs at the 2016 Ogden Twilight concert series held at the Ogden Amphitheater. Courtesy Jared Allen Get up & go: 8 things to do this week
    With a long holiday weekend ahead, you shouldn’t have to guess what to do with all that free time. Sure, a barbecue is good, but we’ve got 8 additiona...

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  • Director Ruben Ostlund with his Palme d’Or award for his film The Square during the awards ceremony at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Cannes Palme d’Or goes to Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square”
    Cannes, France • The Cannes Film Festival awarded its coveted Palme d’Or award to Ruben Ostlund’s “The Square” on Sunday, while Sofia Coppola became o...
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  • Big Freedia performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in New Orleans. Amy Harris  |  Invision/AP Utah Pride Festival music events to be headlined by Big Freedia
    Big Freedia, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Bounce,” is the headlining musical act for this year’s Utah Pride Festival. Pride Week events are set to be...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Alex Danielson of Logan paints Saturday as members of the Utah classical guitar youth ensemble perform during the second annual IMPULSE Festival at the Gallivan Center. IMPULSE Festival is a mix of visual arts and music, as people are invited to draw, sketch or paint as musicians perform from the Gallivan stage. At Impulse Festival, artists paint in time to the music
    Alex Danielson said she usually paints human figures, but on Saturday her canvas was filled with abstract versions of faces. Blame it on the music. “T...
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  •   Pop group Air Supply (from left: songwriter/guitarist Graham Russell and singer Russell Hitchcock) will be playing two upcoming shows in Utah. On Memorial Day, they’ll be at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theater in Orem, and on July 1, they’ll be at the Sandy Amphitheater. Michael Schoenfeld  |  Courtesy Concert preview: Air Supply still feeling the love more than four decades later
    Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry likes to tell a story about the time a scary-looking biker approached him and asked, “You did that ‘Angel’ song, right?”...
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  • This June 10, 2016, photo provided by drone filmmaker Spencer Kuhlman shows a photograph made by Kuhlman using a drone above a popular cliff jumping and diving spot near St. Cloud, Minn. Kuhlman is a finalist in the first-ever Fargo, N.D., drone film festival, which will announce its winners next week. His piece called ’Across The World’ includes several action shots like the one shown in the photo. (Spencer Kuhlman via AP) Not exactly Cannes, this film fest is Fargo — with drones
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)   Thierry Fischer leads members of the Utah Symphony in rehearsal for a 2016 NOVA Chamber Music Series concert. Fischer, who was hired as the orchestra’s music director in 2009, has agreed to continue in that position through the 2021-22 season. Utah Symphony brings the ‘Rite’ touch to season finale
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  • Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes star in ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella,’ playing at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Tuesday through June 4. Courtesy Carol Rosegg This isn't your childhood fairy tale: New-gen ‘Cinderella’ lands in Salt Lake City with sincerity and snark
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Dane Crowton, right, playing the role of Thorgrim, a trader from the north, interacts with kids as part of the hands on exhibit, ’Vikings: Beyond the Legend,’ a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah that opens to the public on Saturday and runs through Jan 1. Some 500 artifacts, some of which have never been shown outside Scandinavia are on display. ‘Vikings’ exhibit in Salt Lake City separates fact from myth
    One of the first things to know about the Vikings is that they didn’t call themselves that. “Being a Viking was not an ethnic group, or who you were. ...
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  • Americana trio Michelle Moonshine will be performing at The Urban Lounge on Wednesday, May 31. Though singer Michelle Gomez passed an initial tryout to appear on NBC’s ’The Voice,’ she ultimately declined an invitation to appear. She is hoping to convert audiences into fans now with the group’s live performances. Photo courtesy Valor McNeely Concert preview: Michelle Moonshine taking a grittier path to recognition
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  •   ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey presents the network’s new lineup for the 2017-2018 season — including “American Idol” — to the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center in New York City. Paula Lobo  |  ABC Scott D. Pierce: ABC hopes ‘American Idol’ is a loss leader
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  • Go Local this summer with these Utah authors for young readers
    It’s not exactly breaking news that Utah is home to a large community of award-winning, New York Times best-selling children’s writers who continue to...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Firewood’s ember-roasted cauliflower salad with arugula, almonds, zante currants, shishito pepper vinaigrette, $12. Restaurant review: Firewood stokes the fine-dining flames in Park City
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