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A small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants, clearing the way for one of the country’s biggest fast food chains to open amid Springdale’s mom-and-pop restaurants. Resident Jack Fotheringham and his business partners …

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  • Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus
    Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. T...
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  • (U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Kenneth Hackett talks during an interview with The Associated Press)   in Rome, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican says he expects Pope Francis will call on the United States to rediscover the fundamental values U.S. eyes migration, poverty as Pope Francis trip themes
    Rome • The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said Tuesday he expects that Pope Francis will call on the U.S. to rediscover the fundamental values “that m...
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  • Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, addresses the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Commentary: 4 reasons Hillary Clinton should apologize for her inflammatory abortion rhetoric
    If you believe in human rights for all, including the unborn, you “don’t want to live in the modern world.” Your position is “extreme” — something we’...
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  • FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File) Commentary: What Anna Duggar doesn’t understand about Christian forgiveness
    Word got out recently that Josh Duggar, of the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” had two accounts with Ashley Madison, the website where marrie...
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  • File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76
    Los Angeles • It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-direct...
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  • Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper’s political bid
    Aboard Air Force One • Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper’s potential bid for president. West claimed he would ru...
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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.) Ann Cannon: Time brings new take on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’
    If you had asked me when I was a teenager what my favorite Shakespearean play was, I’d have told you “The Taming of the Shrew.” Not that you would hav...
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    9 Reasons the Best Utah Farmers Market is Already Under Your Nose
    Saturday mornings in Pioneer Park at the Downtown Farmers Market are already jam-packed with some of the best deals on locally sourced products, food ...
    Updated Aug 07 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share

  • Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early
    Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween? Apparently everybody. The Halloween wars focused on pop culture costumes have heated up early...
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  • FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2005, file photo, Dr. Oliver Sacks speaks about Alzheimer's disease to an audience at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Sacks, a neurologist and writer, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (Johnathon Henninger/Connecticut Post via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT ‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
    There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being str...
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  • Melanie Nelson plays the title role of Electra and Max Huftalin plays Orestes in this year's Classical Greek Theatre Festival production of Sophocles’ Stage preview: ‘Living a weird and directed life’ in Sophocles’ ‘Electra’
    When producer/artistic director Jim Svendsen was considering possibilities for this year’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival production, he faced a dil...
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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
St. Vincent performs in the final concert of the 2015 Twilight Concert Series in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday. Photos: St. Vincent plays performs in final Twilight concert for the summer in Salt Lake City
    Indie-rock performer St. Vincent, also known as Annie Clark, performed as the final act of the 2015 Twilight Concert Series on Thursday at Pioneer Par...
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  • A scene from the film Movie review: ‘Meru’ takes audience on the climb of their lives
    The documentary “Meru” goes to two places most people will never venture: on one of the most treacherous climbs in the Himalayas and into the minds of...
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  • This photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics shows, Alexander Skarsgard, left, as Monroe, and Bel Powley, as Minnie Goetze, in a scene from the film, Movie review: A 15-year-old grows up fast in ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
    The only thing drab about “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is that title, which gives no hint to the raw pain, brutal honesty and flights of fancy contai...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Mel Ziegler, Rock Hard Indvidualism, 2010.  Rocks, aluminum in the Main Gallery. Each rock resembles a human face.   It is one of several art projects which presents a survey of Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler's conceptual and public art projects, one the five exhibits at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art opening on Friday, Aug. 28. Artists (re)discover America at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
    Artists’ divergent views of America — land of the free, home of the reasonably priced — are on display in new exhibits at the Utah Museum of Contempor...
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Christina Perri co-headlines with Colbie Caillat on Friday, Aug. 28, at Sandy Amphitheatre as part of their Concert preview: An ‘upbeat’ girls night out with Christina Perri and friends
    Christina Perri may be a well-known artist now, but at her first-ever headliner show in Salt Lake City in 2011, she was in awe that she had come so fa...
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Social Distortion is commemorating the 25th anniversary of its landmark self-titled album this year. They will be playing the album in its entirety at a show at The Depot in Salt Lake City on Sept. 3. Concert preview: Social Distortion’s good times last a little longer
    When Mike Ness formed Social Distortion as a teenager in Southern California in 1978, punk was in full effect — a middle finger to conventionality and...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Thomas Jones, The Bard, 1774, oil on canvas from the National Museum Wales at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. The painting is part of At Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 300 years of changing landscapes with Monet, Constable, Turner and more
    Landscape paintings are so commonplace, hanging in hotel rooms and over living-room couches, that it’s easy to dismiss how critical they are in the hi...
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The grottos, riverbanks and red rock canyons of Moab are the settings for the annual Moab Music Festival, Sept. 3-Sept. 14. See www.moabmusicfest.org for a full schedule of performances, events and ticket prices. Chick Corea, Bela Fleck among headliners at 23rd annual Moab Music Festival
    The Moab Music Festival brings Utah’s summer classical music season to a close with two weeks of performances in scenic venues in and around Moab star...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • 1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies
    New York • Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in “Les Misérables” on Broadway ha...
    Updated Aug 29 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Favorite Utah road-food spots: Aidan Fishbeck, 10, Stansbury Park, eats a bacon burger at American Burgers on Main Street in Tooele. Utah’s favorite road-food eats, county by county (with interactive map)
    On the road, most Utahns enjoy stopping in a small-town diner for a meaty hamburger, hand-cut french fries and thick, creamy shakes. They also don’t m...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Temple Har Shalom Rabbi David Levinsky skates at the Park City Skateboard Park Wednesday August 12, 2015. Utah’s skateboarding rabbi — where hip and hope meet
    Park City • Rabbi David Levinsky had been in his new mountain home for barely a month when he officiated at his first Jewish wedding in the Beehive St...
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