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Jon Miles knew as soon as he saw a brief preview of “The Long Walk” that Utah Opera needed to bring the piece to Salt Lake City. The Utah Symphony | Utah Opera marketing VP saw the presentation at a …

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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Country music star Eric Church’s performs with Joanna Cotten, at the Vivint Smart Home Arena on his 2017 Holdin’ My Own Tour, in Salt Lake City, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Photo gallery: Eric Church brings his guitar full of freedom to Salt Lake City
    Country music star Eric Church brought his Holdin’ My Own Tour to Vivint SmartHome Arena on Saturday night. Here are some photos from the show....
    Updated Mar 25 2017 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Symphony concertmaster Madeline Adkins, left, and principal flutist Mercedes Smith will be featured in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 during Utah Symphony’s upcoming ’An Evening of Bach’ at Abravanel Hall, March 24-25, 2017. Utah Symphony is Bach in business
    Who knew Bach could be this much fun? British conductor-keyboardist Richard Egarr is in town this week to show Utah Symphony audiences that the music ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Musician John Allred, who, after a decade-plus on the periphery of Utah’s music scene, finally decided this year to pursue music as a full-time career and has already seen some initial success, with his new album ’Brave New World’ debuting at No. 4 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Utah singer-songwriter John Allred taking first steps into ‘Brave New World’
    By day, John Allred was working 9 to 5, editing instructional YouTube videos for a musical education company. By night, he’d don the attire of his alt...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colleen Baum, left, and Latoya Cameron in Plan-B Theatre’s ’Not One Drop’ by Morag Shepherd. ‘One Last Drop’ asks pithy questions about who we are and where we’re going
    When my brother and I compare memories of our childhood, it’s amazing how different they are. We remember totally different events as significant, and...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 03:51 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Tribune columnist Ann Cannon Ask Ann Cannon: Friends to the rescue to deal with a mean girl in the making
    In regards to last week’s column, let me say this: If bringing a dog home over your partner’s objections really will lead to a divorce, then don’t do ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Opera singer, Tyler Oliphant, surprises students at Wasatch Elementary School as he sings to them during a pop-up opera performance during a special ’etiquette’ Italian luncheon, Friday, March 24, 2017. Photos: Special Italian lunch comes with surprise side of opera for Salt Lake City elementary students
    School lunch hit a high note Friday as students at Wasatch Elementary School in Salt Lake City were treated to a special “etiquette” spaghetti lunch i...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The bigoli pasta with duck ragu at Veneto. Dish of the Week: Veneto’s housemade bigoli pasta
    $22 • Highlighting Veneto’s housemade spaghetti-style pasta, the bigoli made for a perfectly al dente bite when topped with minced duck and vegetable...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 02:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah author’s sparkling historical fantasy ‘Blood Rose Rebellion’ showcases a different kind of strength
    When Rosalyn Eves was in fifth grade, a teacher spoke the words that have set many an author on their path: “You’re pretty good at this writing thing....
    Updated Mar 24 2017 05:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • In ‘Unpopular Sovereignty,’ the struggle between national and local control and the Utah Territory
    American history is largely the story of self-governance. The great question posed by the founding of the United States — Are people capable of govern...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   The bigoli pasta with duck ragu at Veneto in Salt Lake City. Cuisine of northern Italy finds a home in SLC at Veneto, but don't bet on good service
    Italy has always been one of my favorite travel destinations. It offers the trifecta of experiences, where history, wine and culinary adventures aboun...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in ’The Final Chapter: The End in the End’ series finale episode of “Bones.” Patrick McElhenney  |  Fox Television: It’s the end of ‘Bones’ — or is it?
    In the 30 years since the Fox broadcast network launched, it has been home to a number of high-profile dramas — a list that includes “Ally McBeal,” “B...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 06:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Aly Faber and Grace Smith rehearse for Children’s Dance Theatre’s upcoming production of ’Elfwyn’s Saga,’ a new work that brings to life a story by David Wisiniewski. Monday, March 20, 2017. Photos: Utah’s Children’s Dance Theatre brings story inspired by Viking lore to stage
    Magic, greed and heroism, music and motion, and hundreds of dazzling costumes. These are just some of the elements of “Elfwyn’s Saga,” a new work to b...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 11:41 am   |     |   Share
  • Dashaun Young as Simba in ’The Lion King.’ (Courtesy Joan Marcus) ‘The Lion King’ still a mane event as it opens four-week Salt Lake run
    In the “Circle of Life” that is the run of a Broadway musical, “The Lion King” has had a record-smashing extended run. For younger theatergoers, perha...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  •   Milo Ventimiglia as Jack and Mandy Moore as Rebecca in the Season 1 finale of ’This Is Us.’ Ron Batzdorff  |  NBC Scott D. Pierce: ‘This Is Us’ season finale betrayed, manipulated its fans
    It’s been more than a week since “This Is Us” aired its first-season finale, and I’ve been brooding about it ever since. (Details from that episode a...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 08:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Visitors take pictures and hike around Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Saturday March 5, 2016. Planning is key for spring-break travel to southern Utah
    Few places in the West receive quite as much visitation as the lands around Moab during spring break. So visitors who are planning a trip to Moab or, ...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune)   With or without crowds, Zion National Park, the nation’s fifth-most visited national park, is an irreplaceable destination. Tips to negotiate or avoid the crowds in mighty Zion National Park
    Zion National Park • In Springdale, the sun is high, the parking spaces are full, and the porta-potties are lined up like soldiers. So grab your shutt...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Country music singer Eric Church performs at halftime during an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he’s taken his biggest step yet by canceling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File) Concert preview: For Eric Church, treating fans right is his religion
    Between his devotion to getting tickets away from scalpers and into the hands of legitimate concertgoers, and his determination to give them their mon...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Co-owner Moudi Sbeity stops to speak with diners on the patio at Laziz Kitchen in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood on Sunday, March 19, 2017. At Central Ninth, grab a coffee and watch Salt Lake City’s newest urban food scene take shape
    If you build a coffee shop, the restaurants, bars and a neighborhood market will come. That’s the story in Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth neighborhood...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    King Charles, played by John Hutton, with Prince William, Grant Goodman, and Princess Kate, Samatha Eggers, in character at the Utah State Capitol. ’King Charles III’ plays from March 24-April 8 at Pioneer Theatre Company. Pioneer Theatre stages contemporary family drama, with royal twists
    Right off the top, understand this: “King Charles III,” British playwright Mike Bartlett’s audacious contemporary Shakespearean riff on royal power, i...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Judge Andrew Napolitano waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.  The move was first reported by the Los Angeles Times on Monday, March 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Scott D. Pierce: Did Fox News suspend ‘Judge Nap’ for business reasons?
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  • In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 photo, a director gives instructions to the actors dressed as Israeli policemen during a shoot of the ’Heaven’s Gate’ movie in a recreated alleyway of Jerusalem’s Old City in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip. The set is the latest effort by the al-Aqsa channel, run by Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers, to kick-start its drama production in the territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza
    Khan Younis, Gaza Strip • Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 08:54 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Lionsgate shows  a scene from, ’Power Rangers.’ (Kimberly French/Lionsgate via AP) Review: So-so ‘Power Rangers’ reboot is cheesy, self-serious
    There’s a question every piece of intellectual property needs to ask itself before a new version is made: How seriously should we treat the source mat...
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  • In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Ryan Reynolds appears in a scene from, ’Life.’ (Alex Bailey/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP) Sci-fi horror tale ‘Life’ delivers solid scares
    The space-borne horror thriller “Life” won’t make anyone forget Ridley Scott’s “Alien” or John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” but it does offer some solid c...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 02:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Shirley MacLaine in a scene from ’The Last Word,’ a film by Mark Pellington. The film was an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP) Shirley MacLaine the high spot of ‘The Last Word’
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