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Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date’s liberal family in “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in “Get Out.” “Do they …

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  • This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Max Irons, left, and Samantha Barks in a scene from, ’Bitter Harvest.’ (Roadside Attractions via AP) ‘Bitter Harvest’ mixes genocide with swoony romance
    It’s not easy for a screenwriter to conjure a compelling human story against the backdrop of a historical tragedy affecting millions, but it shouldn’t...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from the animated film, ’The Red Turtle.’ The film was nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.  The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP) ‘Red Turtle’ a beautiful fable of life’s cycles
    Saying not a single word but conveying tons of meaning in every moment, the animated “The Red Turtle” is a fable that is as simple as it is beautiful....
    Updated Feb 23 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prominent Utah dance teacher Rowland Butler changed lives one step at a time
    Every day after school, the boy perched on the stairs to watch students file into a basement dance studio. Dance was for girls, his father told him, u...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    The touring cast of ’Matilda.’ Review: Sound problems cast shadows on stage magic of touring ‘Matilda’
    Young Jaime Maclean is a terrifically talented “Matilda,” leading the touring musical’s cast with professional aplomb far beyond her years in Wednesda...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 05:05 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Al Hartmann  |  The Saly Lake Tribune Performers practice an aerial routine for Cirque du Soleil production of ’Ovo’ at the Maverik Center  in West Valley City on  Wednesday, Feb. 22.   Cirque du Soleilís ìOvoî zooms in on the life of bugs in colorful costumes and daring acrobatics.  First show starts tonight. Photos: Acrobatic arachnids, ants and much more as Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ovo’ opens in Utah
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    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Snow geese land on Gunnison Bend Reservoir near Delta, Sunday, February 19, 2017. Alberty: How to catch the spectacular and punctual snow geese show in Delta
    Delta • Snow geese are nothing if not punctual. They migrate like clockwork every year along various narrow “skyways” up and down North America, arriv...
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  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Scott D. Pierce: Trump’s recent lies remind me of his ‘Apprentice’ ratings whoppers
    Over the years, I’ve been very critical of Donald Trump — beginning long before he was in politics, when he was starring in “The Apprentice.” I was ...
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  • (Courtesy photo)    JayC Stoddard, from left, Stephanie Howell and Eric Cadora perform in Utah Repertory Theatre’s production of ’The Other Place,’ playing through March 4 at Sorenson Unity Center in Salt Lake City. Utah production of ‘The Other Place’ captures the disorientation of dementia
    Alzheimer’s disease and dementia seem to be supplanting dysfunctional families as the hot topic for plays and films. Julianne Moore took home an Acade...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 05:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows Beyonce performing at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a joint statement released Thursday, Feb. 23, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out of the famed festival under doctor’s orders. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018
    New York • Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to The...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Denzel Washington, left, and Viola Davis in a scene from, ’Fences.’ Adapting Wilson’s masterpiece has taken more than 30 years. Washington, who directed the film and starred on Broadway revival of “Fences” seven years ago, made some key decisions when he was first tapped to translate the play onto celluloid. He reunited five of the main actors; Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby and Mykelti Williamson.  (David Lee/Paramount Pictures via AP) Dancing with Oscar records? Here are the Tribune’s Academy Awards predictions
    It could shape up to be a record-making night on Sunday, when the 89th annual Academy Awards are handed out at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. The heavy fa...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Iceland’s hottest new reality TV show is just a livestream of cats
    If you’re anything like this writer, you’re already exhausted from the emotional roller coaster that is this season of “The Bachelor.” Fortunately, th...
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  • Opera and orchestra partnership produces ‘Elixir of Love’ at U. of Utah
    The long-running partnership between the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble and the Paradigm Chamber Orchestra continues this weekend with two pe...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    The touring cast of ’Matilda.’ Touring ‘Matilda’ waltzes into Salt Lake City
    “Matilda,” a British import to Broadway adapted from Roald Dahl’s dark children’s novel, seemed unlikely material for a musical adaptation. It’s a sto...
    Updated Feb 19 2017 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Fisher Brewing Co. memorabilia is still on hand at Ken Sanders Rare Books. The brewery, first opened in 1884 and finally closed in the 1960 is being reopened. After 50 years, Utah’s A. Fisher Brewing Co. is back on tap
    The state’s thriving beer culture and its rich brewing past come full circle this week when the revived A. Fisher Brewing Co. opens for business in Sa...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    ’Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps,’ organized by the Division of State History,  will be on display through late summer on the 4th floor of the Utah State Capitol. Utah Capitol exhibit shows how the West was mapped
    In this day of global positioning systems and Google maps, it might be difficult to think of mapmaking as an inexact science or even as art. But a new...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Mind Eraser roll with spicy crabmeat, yellowtail and jalapeÒo slices and jalapeÒo sauce ($13) at Mizu Japanese Cuisine in West Valley City. Also on the plate is tuna, salmon, striped bass and white tuna sashimi. Restaurant review: Mizu serves an array of Japanese cuisine in West Valley City
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  • FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Sean P. Means: Politics will leave its mark on Sunday’s Oscars
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  • Ann Cannon: Where are you from? Where are you going?
    You know what surprised me when we moved to Salt Lake City in the 1980s? The way everybody asked us where we’d gone to high school. For the record, i...
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  • (Courtesy photo)    Rock band Skillet will be playing at Saltair this Friday in support of their latest album, ’Unleashed.’ Concert preview: Skillet aim to feed the masses some ‘fun’ rock ‘n’ roll
    John Cooper grew up in such a strict Christian household, he was originally forbidden to listen to not only secular, over-the-radio rock music, but re...
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  • Rafael De Fuenta (front and center) stars as Ricardo in ’When We Rise.’ Eike Schroter  |  ABC TV preview: ‘When We Rise’ is compelling TV
    Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) wrote and produced “When We Rise,” a four-part, eight-hour miniseries that recounts the struggl...
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  • This Dec. 20, 2016 photo shows singer-actress Janelle Monae, who stars in the Oscar-nominated film, ’Hidden Figures,’ in NewYork. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP) Janelle Monae shines as both her films get Oscar nods
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  • (Courtesy photo)    From left, brothers Iggor and Max Cavalera, best known from their time with the Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, will be playing that group’s classic 1996 album ’Roots’ in its entirety in a show this Sunday at Salt Lake City’s Metro Music Hall. Concert preview: Q&A with Max and Iggor Cavalera
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Christy Summerhays, left, as Hildegard and Emilie Starr as Richardis act out a scene in Plan-B’s production of ’Virtue,’ a play with music by Utah playwright Tim Slover about Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century German Benedictine abbess, who had visions. She was also a writer and herbalist and is considered to have written the first-ever opera and might have been lesbian. With ‘Virtue,’ a visionary woman revealed in inspired Utah premiere
    Utah playwright Tim Slover is an alchemist with words, eloquently breathing life into pasteboard historical characters such as Queen Elizabeth I, comp...
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