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The mild winter of 2014-15 has played with the routines of migrating waterfowl, but wildlife officials expect there will be something to see during annual Swan Day events. Wildlife biologists say the average high count for Utah is about 40,000 …

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  • Sean P. Means: Utah author Shannon Hale speaks up for boys who like her ‘girly’ books
    One reason Shannon Hale is a good writer is she notices things that might sail past the rest of us. Something Hale has noticed in her career, particul...
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  • Conrad Tao will perform with the Utah Symphony this weekend. Credit: Ruiming Wang Conrad Tao to fill in for ailing André Watts in Utah Symphony concerts
    André Watts has come down with the flu and won’t be able to make his concert dates with the Utah Symphony this weekend, so the orchestra is bringing i...
    Updated Mar 04 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • From Catholics to Muslims to Mormons — a look at the meaning of martyrdom
    “Martyr” is an old word getting new attention. Earlier this month, Pope Francis named Oscar Romero, a Catholic archbishop murdered in 1980, an officia...
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There are seemingly a million options for lighting while enjoying the outdoors. NanoGrid has come up with what appears to be a unique option. The 3-in-1 NanoGrid comes with a PowerLight (flashight/lantern and power storage) a remote lanterns. Charge it with a USB cord connected to a standard power supply or plug it into other BioLite power generating devices like the CampStove, BaseCamp or KettleCharge. The PowerLight works as a remote to control SiteLights - two come with the kit. Two extra SiteLights can be purchased providing up to 40 feet of lighting. The NanoGrid provides 10 watts of power (up to three smartphone refills). The NanoGrid system, which includes the PowerLight and two SiteLights, costs $99.95. The PowerLight is available separately for $79.95, and two SiteLights cost $29.95 separately. Available at www.biolitestove.com and soon at REI. Outdoors: Cool new stuff from Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
    More than 22,000 people recently attended the annual Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Outdoor gear from more than ...
    Updated Feb 04 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share

  • Out Takes - Hanging around at Lake Powell
    Hanging around at Lake Powell • Mike Fey and his family were on a vacation at Lake Powell last summer when a thunderstorm filled the dry stream bed ...
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  • This Feb. 2, 2015 photo shows lemon pepper roasted pork tenderloin in Concord, N.H. The recipe features coarse black pepper, kosher salt, dried thyme, garlic powder and lemon zest. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: A delicious lemon-pepper pork that should have been chicken
    This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made. I was aimin...
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Disney on Ice brings its Costumes conjure the magic of Disney on Ice
    Imagine Belle without her yellow ball gown, Jasmine without her teal poofy pants or Minnie without her polka-dot red dress. The Disney characters just...
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    Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation Utah Home Hosts Credited With Aiding Bachauer Competition Success
    After decades of attracting, promoting and rewarding some of the best musical talents around the globe, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundati...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 03:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Courtesy photo)   Latoya Rhodes and Carleton Bluford in Matthew Ivan Bennett's Plan-B Theatre: Hop in the van, new relationship drama takes audience on a road trip
    The key to figuring out Hannah, a young wife on a complicated road trip with her husband, was eavesdropping on the fictional character’s mixtape, says...
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Mormon missionaries in Monrovia, Liberia, are among those in danger during a civil war in a scene from “Freetown,” directed and written by Garrett Batty. The film, based on a real event, will screen Wednesday, March 4, at the LDS Film Festival in Orem. Courtesy LDS Film Festival LDS Film Festival puts spotlight on true stories
    True stories about faith under fire will be highlighted at the 14th annual LDS Film Festival, which kicks off Wednesday at Orem’s SCERA Center for the...
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  • (Courtesy photo)   Reb Fleming as Lillian Hellman and Barb Gandy as Mary McCarthy in Pygmalion Production's regional premiere of Utah theater review: Pygmalion’s ‘Hellman v. McCarthy’ is sassy and funny
    They were two of the brightest and most articulate women of their era. And they hated each other intensely. Who knows when and how Lillian Hellman and...
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Joshua Radin, will be playing The Depot on March 4. Concert preview: Joshua Radin bringing his ‘love letters’ to Salt Lake City
    Joshua Radin’s music is typically melancholy and misery-driven, full of heartbreak and personal despair. Which might lead a cynic to wonder whether th...
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Odyssey Dance Theatre, in celebration of its 20th anniversary season, presents a world premiere of Odyssey Dance: So you think 'Carmen' can dance?
    If the steamy 19th-century French novella “Carmen” had been written today, it might have been titled “Fifty Shades of Red.” The fiery page-turner pass...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 08:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: What if she grows up to be a writer?
    The problem with making a friend when you’re 11 years old is that you have no idea who that friend will be when she grows up. With any luck, that frie...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahn Katie Weinner works with a pasta machine on Utah chef popping back up in Salt Lake food scene after ‘Top Chef’ run
    Now that her run on the culinary competition show “Top Chef” is over, Utah fans can find chef Katie Weinner back in the kitchen of SLC Pop — her pop-u...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 07:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Review: Iron & Wine releases choice archive material
    The songs from Iron & Wine’s first album, “The Creek Drank the Cradle,” were cherry-picked from material Sam Beam had been recording at home for years...
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The Octopus appetizer, four pieces of tender meat, garnished with chunks of celery, crushed olives and sliced jalapeño, at the Copper Kitchen in Holladay. Restaurant review: Copper Kitchen is welcome addition to an accomplished family
    Holladay • I once watched a guy catch a small octopus while fishing from the shore on a beach in Maui. The last thing I thought about was eating the h...
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  • President Barack Obama bows his head towards the Dalai Lama as he was recognized during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.  The annual event brings together U.S. and international leaders from different parties and religions for an hour devoted to faith. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Commentary: Is Obama a Christian? It may depend on what you mean by ‘Christian’
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made headlines for the second time this month regarding worldview and religion. The first was when a journalist asked him ...
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  • Pope Francis shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience at the Vatican Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/L' Osservatore Romano, Pool) Pope, Merkel discuss Ukraine and fight against poverty
    Vatican City • Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflict in Ukraine and the fight against poverty during a private audie...
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  • FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, political commentator Bill O'Reilly attends the National Geographic Channel's Scott D. Pierce: Bill O’Reilly’s viewers just don’t care about his critics
    Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly insists questions about his credibility are completely different from the questions that knocked NBC anchorman Brian Williams ...
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  • In this picture taken Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, British musician Jimmy Page of rock group Led Zeppelin, during an interview with Associated Press in London. Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he’d devoted much of his life to was being muddied by the way its classic studio albums sounded when reproduced on the ubiquitous MP3 players that are popular today. Instead of accepting that future generations would have to hear a cramped, compressed version of Led Zep’s sonic booms, Page has devoted several years to completely re-mastering the band’s extensive catalog in a labor of love that is, with the release of “Physical Graffiti” on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Jimmy Page revels in new Led Zeppelin re-masters
    London • Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn’t believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he’d devoted much of his life...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Writer Philip Connors will read from his new memoir, ÏAll the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found,Ó at Weller Book Works on March 3. New Mexico ‘Fire Season’ writer details life he found after brother’s suicide
    Philip Connors’ first memoir was a meditation on solitude, nature and its mismanagement, recounting his summers spent working as a fire lookout in New...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share