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Piane Vomano, Italy • Italy may be better-known for its soccer skills, but on ranches across the country, cowboys are honing their skills of horsemanship and cattle management, and dreaming of taking on the Americans at their own game. Team …

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Utah farmer Trent Bown gets circus artist make-up applied to his face by Celeste Rivera, a makeup artist and performer with Circus Vargas. Utah dairy farmer swaps places with circus performers
    Utah dairy farmer Trent Bown earned the nickname “Old Glitter Beard” recently when he switched occupations for a day with two circus performers as par...
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Dan Reynolds sings to the crowd during the Imagine Dragons ìSmoke and Mirrorsî tour at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Photos and review: It’s pure gold for Utah fans as Imagine Dragons performs at EnergySolutions Arena
    Imagine Dragons returned to Salt Lake City for a sold-out show at EnergySolutions Arena on Tuesday. The production was a stark contrast to the intimat...
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  • Containers of Korean Ssamjang bean paste fill a shelf at the Super H Mart Asian grocery in Fairfax, Va., Monday, July 20, 2015. Classic Korean food items are showing up with more frequency on American menus and grocery shelves.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Fueled by heat-seeking Americans, Korean cuisine is now hot
    When chef Hooni Kim opened his Korean-inspired restaurant Danji in New York City nearly five years ago, he made sure to couch the cuisine’s bold, funk...
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  • Review: Bebe Rexha — ‘Hey Mama,’ ‘Monster’ songwriter — shines on debut EP
    Bebe Rexha may not have originally received on-screen credit as the vocalist behind David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s latest smash, “Hey Mama” — which Re...
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  • This June 22, 2015 photo shows Korean kimchee pancakes with apple in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Aarti Sequeira. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Embracing the bracingly delicious flavor of Korean kimchee with a pancake
    I like to imagine my jar of kimchee wrapped up in a superhero cape. Packed full of fiber, stomach-healthy probiotics and — according to traditional Ko...
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  • Mary Roy, of Potosi, Mo., holds a rosary in support of a pro-life rally, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, outside a Planned Parenthood building in St. Louis. Anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a second undercover video aimed at discrediting Planned Parenthood's procedures for providing fetal tissue to researchers. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) Commentary: It’s Planned Parenthood that needs crushing
    Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, u...
    Updated Jul 25 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Hoping fans fill out forms for a chance to win tickets to the Gallery: ‘Book of Mormon’ fans wait for tickets to Salt Lake City show
    Utahns lined up in the Capitol Theatre lobby on Tuesday night, celebrating the preview of “Book of Mormon” musical’s 19-show run by signing up for a t...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:45 pm   |     |   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...
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Zane Holmquist, the chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge (left), gives Joseph Gilmore ideas on how to make a healthy snack, as part of a program sponsored by 3 Squares, a non-profit that works to improve food insecurity issues for Utah families. The class was held, at the Central City Recreation Center in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 15, 2015. Local organizations combat food insecurity in Utah
    Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. To Karen Za...
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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band entertain the crowd at Red Butte Garden, July 25, 2015. Concert photos: Lyle Lovett and his large band at Red Butte Gardens
    Lyle Lovett is no stranger to Utah. On Sunday, the Wasatch foothills may as well have been home to the recurring headliner at Salt Lake City’s Red Bu...
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  • In this image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Ed Helms, left, and Chris Hemsworth appear in a scene from Movie review: Griswolds ride again in up-and-down ‘Vacation’
    Funny is forgiving. If a movie can make me laugh more often than not, as the dirty-minded comedy “Vacation” does, I’m willing to overlook some faults ...
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  • New series is heaven-sent for Roma Downey
    Roma Downey’s career didn’t end up exactly where she thought it would when she was a struggling young actress — and she couldn’t be happier about it. ...
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  • This photo taken Nov. 6, 2014 shows entertainer Bill Cosby gesturing during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  Scott D. Pierce: Defending Bill Cosby is just reprehensible
    Weirdly enough, my strongest memory of Bill Cosby is when he moralized and condescended to a room full of TV critics. It was shortly before the prem...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 09:28 am   |     |   Share
  • (Mˆtley Cr¸e members (from left) Mick Mars, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx are embarking on Concert preview: Mötley Crüe take one final ride on the wild side
    “Thirty years of your life fly by you in about two hours. It’s definitely a weird experience,” Tommy Lee noted during a phone interview from Anchorage...
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Denee Benton and Cody Jamison Strand in the Now comes a book that takes the satirical ‘Book of Mormon’ seriously
    The creators of “The Book of Mormon” may have written the book on making a hit musical borrowing the title of Latter-day Saint scripture. Now comes a ...
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John Dominic Crossan Renowned biblical scholar in Utah to discuss Mormonism and the real, ‘radical’ Jesus
    John Dominic Crossan — a famed biblical scholar, author of 27 books and co-leader of the controversial Jesus Seminar — has crisscrossed the globe, sha...
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Jon Siebels, of Eve 6, plays the guitar as the group opens the Concert photos: Under the Sun Tour shines at Red Butte Garden
    Sugar Ray, Eve 6, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra took audience members back to the ’90s Monday night as part of their Under the Sun Tour. The “maj...
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First national tour cast in the Divisive ‘Book of Mormon’ musical opens Tuesday in Utah
    No matter your opinion about that profane, sweet little “Book of Mormon” musical — perhaps you’ve heard of it — there’s a special thrill to a story ab...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 09:25 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Salt Lake Harvest Market begins
    Time for Harvest Market The Tuesday Harvest Market, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, begins the first week of August. This smaller, weekday market...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • This July 13, 2015 photo shows veggie burritos in Concord, N.H. This recipe by Melissa d'Arabian uses high heat, which brings out the natural sweetness of the vegetables. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: You won’t miss the meat or cheese in these hearty burritos
    Roasting is my default cooking method for just about any veggie. The high heat brings the natural sweetness of the vegetable to the surface and turns ...
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  • This July 13, 2015 photo shows grilled gochujang chicken thighs with feta and fresh mint in Concord, N.H. The gochujang has kick, but doesn't overwhelm, being both salty and savory with a touch of sweetness. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Pump up the flavor of grilled chicken with Korean gochujang
    For many years, I was hooked on Thai red curry paste, a thick, unctuous seasoning that packs a little heat and a lot of savory deliciousness. It’s gre...
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  • A vendor sells American flags at an event attended by Sarah Obama, the step-grandmother of President Barack Obama, in her home town of Kogelo, near Kisumu, in Kenya Saturday, July 18, 2015. President Barack Obama is due to make his first trip as president to Kenya later in the month, the country of his father's birth, to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, which brings together business leaders, international organizations and governments. (AP Photo) Tossed eggs? Naked marchers? Obama may meet anti-gay protests in Africa
    Nairobi, Kenya • Anti-gay activists, including conservative clerics, traditional elders and politicians, are threatening to resist any push by Preside...
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