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Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, announced his candidacy for the presidency Tuesday, saying, “I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States.” Here are five faith facts about the presidential hopeful from the …

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  • In this photo taken Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Bill Levin, a cannabis advocate and leader of the First Church of Cannabis, poses outside his him in Indianapolis. Levin has said he established the church as a test of the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which gives people the right to follow their religious practices without the heavy hand of government. The Internal Revenue Service has granted it tax-exempt status, and Levin has taken a mortgage on a building that will serve as the church. (Michelle Pemberton/The Indianapolis Star via AP)  NO SALES Cannabis Church won’t have marijuana at first service Wednesday
    Indianapolis • The First Church of Cannabis won’t have cannabis for its inaugural service Wednesday, church founder Bill Levin said on his Facebook pa...
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  • Melinda Pfundstein (left) as Katherine and Natasha Harris as Bianca in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ is fast and furious fun
    Cedar City • “The Taming of the Shrew” is undoubtedly Shakespeare’s most problematic comedy for contemporary audiences. Kate’s characterization as “Ka...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:41 pm   |     |   Share

Catherine Bach, Tom Wopat and John Schneider starred in ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ deserves to be retired
    It’s hard to work up any anger over TV Land yanking “The Dukes of Hazzard” off its schedule — because that was one awful show. C’mon, even when it o...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, in Emilia Clarke conquers the big screen with a ‘Terminator’
    The secret about overnight success in Hollywood is that it never actually happens that way. To the casual observer, Emilia Clarke might look like one ...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 01:23 pm   |     |   Share

  • This photo provided by Paramount Pictures shows, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, in Movie review: ‘Terminator Genisys’ all flash and no heart
    If “Terminator Genisys” truly was the genesis of a new science-fiction action franchise, it would probably get a pass for being a serviceable way to c...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 07:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Developer Donald Trump delivers remarks during his announcement that he will run for president of the United States, in the lobby of Trump Tower, New York,  Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Scott D. Pierce: NBC should’ve dumped Trump many years ago
    Well, at least Donald Trump is being forced to learn something during his run for president — that free speech has consequences. And Univision and N...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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Ziegfeld Theatre Company's production of Utah actors step up to the music in ‘West Side Story’
    The basis for the musical “West Side Story” has been around for centuries. William Shakespeare examined forbidden love in “Romeo & Juliet,” which beca...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share
    Season tickets to Pioneer Theatre Company about more than saving money
    Every season ticket to the Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season is more than just admittance, according to Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. T...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • Lucia Micarelli is looking forward to her return performance in Park City on July 3. The violinist, known for her role as Annie Talarico in the HBO series Violinist Micarelli honored to play in Utah again
    Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli had a blast playing at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts in Park City last February. So, when she was as...
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The cast of Salt Lake Acting Company's 37th annual Review: Where’s the authenticity in this year’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’?
    In the traditionally upbeat finale of this year’s “Saturday’s Voyeur” at Salt Lake Acting Company, Mormon feminist Kate Kelly (Anna Harris) sings the ...
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  • Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, performs at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP) Out & About: Zac Brown Band, Brian Wilson, Thievery Corporation and much more
    Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead Simulcast A live digital event featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir as they reunite. They will...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:13 am   |     |   Share
  • Tony Amendola (left) as Lear, Melinda Pfundstein as Goneril, Saren Nofs-Snyder as Regan, and Christopher R Ellis as Duke of Cornwall in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of King Lear. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Review: Utah Shakespeare Festival’s ‘King Lear’ is full of sound and fury
    Cedar City • One of the striking images that characterize Utah Shakespeare Festival’s superb production of “King Lear” occurs late in the play when Le...
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  • A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Review: ‘Henry IV, Part Two’ reveals the human story behind English history
    Cedar City • “Henry IV, Part Two” is a play about people and times in transition. Structurally, it creates a bridge between “Henry IV, Part One” and “...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah author Jessica Day George's new book is Utah YA author Jessica Day George’s new book finds magic and mystery in 19th-century Romania
    “I think the real world is boring,” says Utah author Jessica Day George, explaining why all of her books have been — up to now — fantasies. Romania is...
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  • Flags, watermelons and rodeos: July Fourth celebrations abound along Wasatch Front
    From flag ceremonies and fun runs to pancake breakfasts, parades and plenty of fireworks, here are some of the Fourth of July festivities along the Wa...
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A conductor for the Stadium of Fire Choir directs during the Stadium of Fire fireworks display at the LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah on July 4, 2012. From Utah to China, company seeks latest and greatest fireworks for Provo celebration
    This year, Stadium of Fire promises to have a bigger firework show than ever before, thanks to the efforts of Utah-based Firestorm Pyrotechnics. There...
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  • FILE - In this March 17, 2014 file photo, actress Taylor Schilling poses for a portrait  in Los Angeles. The film, Taylor Schilling sheds ‘Orange’ jumpsuit for ‘Overnight’ romp
    Taylor Schilling isn’t a fan of seeing herself on the big screen. Toss in some partial nudity and awkward sex scenes from her new comedy “The Overnigh...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Balloons spell out the word Analysis: Why the Supreme Court’s gay-marriage decision is not like legalizing abortion
    In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, a favorite talking point among social conservatives was that even if they ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
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Taylor Schilling plays a married woman who sees more than she expects when she and her husband (Adam Scott) meet a new couple (Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godreche) in the sex comedy Movie review: Couples clash in sex comedy ‘The Overnight’
    Writer-director Patrick Brice masters the awkward first encounter in “The Overnight,” an uproarious comedy of grown-up manners that drew raves at this...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:03 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Janus Films
Leon Russell, the subject of Les Blank's 1974 documentary Movie review: Les Blank’s ’74 relic ‘A Poem Is a Naked Person’ arrives at last
    The great documentarian Les Blank died in 2013, but he left behind this offbeat treasure, “A Poem Is a Naked Person,” a musical relic from 1974. Blan...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Oscilloscope Films
Meira (Hadas Yaron, left) grows dissatisfied with her life in a Hasidic Jewish community, and with her husband Shulem (Luzer Twersky), in the romantic drama Movie review: ‘Felix and Meira’ a slow-moving romance
    The French-Canadian romantic drama “Felix and Meira” aims to show love as a bridge between two cultures, but traffic on that bridge is often sluggish....
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2009 file photo, actress Sonia Manzano, right, performs at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on ‘Sesame Street,’ retiring
    New York • “Sesame Street” is about to be less A-OK. Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on the groundbreaking kid show since 1971, is ret...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share