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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, until eventually, Rowland Millar Butler won him over. At age 6, the boy began taking lessons in the art form that fueled his life for the next 70 years. Butler, one of the founding dancers at Ballet West who went on to help launch the University of Utah’s musical theater program, died of liver and pancreatic cancer on Feb. 14. The Salt Lake …

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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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    Updated Feb 22 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (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: Cavalera brothers getting back to their ‘Roots’
    Max and Iggor Cavalera are best known as the Brazilian brothers behind the pioneering metal band Sepultura, which rose to prominence in the 1990s. In ...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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 news conference recalls ‘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 ...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 02:41 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...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 04:04 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Courtesy photo)    After a years-long legal battle to be freed from a recording contract with a defunct label, 26-year-old pop singer JoJo released ’Mad Love.’ in 2016, her first full-length album in a decade. She’ll be performing at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Monday. Concert preview: JoJo still has ‘Mad Love’ for making music
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  • FILE - This Jan. 24, 2017 file photo shows French actress Isabelle Huppert after an interview in Paris, France. Huppert is nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role, for her work in the film, ’Elle’. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File) Isabelle Huppert: ‘I’m not an artist, I’m the canvas’
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Fenome CEO Daniel Blake holds two cucumber plants grown in large indoor tents where varieties of plants are studied to determine which varieties grow best in the personal food computer’s environment. The plant on the left has been subjected to a no-stress environment, resulting in a bigger plant, but stress is what gives a plants’ vegetables and fruits flavor, said Blake. The personal food computers, developed by the Open Agriculture Initiative at MIT, are the next generation of greenhouses. Farming meets high tech when Natural History Museum kicks off food lecture series
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