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If you happened across the first episode of “Another Period” on Comedy Central, chances are you thought — what the hell is that? It sort of looks like “Downton Abbey” ... if the Kardashians lived in that castle. It’s clearly …

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  • (Ann Cannon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Ann Cannon: Here’s a shoutout to my gnomies!
    It began with just one. I swear! Just one! Of course it started with just one, because COME ON! Who actually goes into the garden department of a sto...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Utah Shakespeare Festival says goodbye to outdoor theater with a revival of ‘Shrew’
    When Fred Adams directed his first version of “The Taming of the Shrew,” he emphasized the slapstick physical comedy in the play that’s now considered...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 02:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 13, 2015 file photo, actor Noah Wyle attends the Turner Network 2015 Upfront at Madison Square Garden  in New York. Wyle discusses in an interview with Associated Press the ups and down of fighting an alien invasion, the art of the TV finale and how the TNT drama Noah Wyle talks aliens, animals as end of ‘Falling Skies’ nears
    Noah Wyle’s life during the past five years has been divided neatly between bucolic and demanding. At his Santa Barbara-area ranch, Wyle has been happ...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • In this April 14, 2015 photo, Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy poses for a portrait in New York. Joy released his debut album, “Dream Your Life Away,” last year, and he recorded some vocals and drum tracks in a tree house at the studio of Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with the Lumineers. (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP) Vance Joy builds U.S. momentum while opening for Taylor Swift
    Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy — still riding the wave of success of his double platinum single, “Riptide” — has two things working in his fav...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Children frolic in the terraced fountain at the Utah Arts Festival, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Photos: A sizzling Saturday at the Utah Arts Festival
    Here are scenes from a sizzling Saturday at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival, which wraps up its 39th run on Sunday at Library and Washington squares in do...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 06:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this pool photo taken Sunday, June 21, 2015, and made available Monday, June 22, Pope Francis salutes upon arrival at the hospital Cottolengo of Turin, northern Italy, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Pope Francis earlier prayed in front of the Holy Shroud, the 14 foot-long linen revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, on display at the Cathedral of Turin. (L' Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP) Pope Francis: Marital separation can be ‘morally necessary’ to protect kids
    Vatican City • Pope Francis said Wednesday that there are times when it is “morally necessary” for couples to separate, as part of the pontiff’s wider...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina, smiles after being elected the Episcopal Church's first African-American presiding bishop at the Episcopal General Convention Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Curry won the vote in a landslide. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Meeting in Utah, Episcopal bishops make history, elect first black presiding bishop
    Episcopal bishops have made history again. On Saturday, during a private meeting at St. Mark’s Cathedral in downtown Salt Lake City, they elected Bish...
    Updated Jun 28 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Gallagher, right, and his Palestinian counterpart, Riad al-Malki, shake hands after signing a treaty at a ceremony inside the Vatican, Friday, June 26, 2015. The Vatican signed a treaty with the Vatican signs treaty with ‘State of Palestine’ — Israel balks
    Vatican City • The Vatican signed a treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stim...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Vision board instructor Cat Palmer talks about her life story with Julie Hirschi and other class attendees to get their creative ideas going during interactive workshops Thursday, June 25, 2015 during the first day of the Utah Arts Festival at Library Square. The Utah Arts Festival runs through Sunday. Utah Arts Fest goes interactive, as ‘Everybody wants to be part of stuff now’
    Kurt Wenner sat cross-legged and barefoot on the sidewalk in front of the City-County Building on Thursday afternoon, contentedly drawing a leaf while...
    Updated Jun 27 2015 06:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brenda Hamilton, of the Diocese of Maine, center, looks on during a hearing at the Episcopal General Convention Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The top legislative body of the Episcopal Church is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of the church wide soul-searching over a Maryland assistant bishop charged with drunken driving while texting and killing a bicyclist. Episcopal leaders say the reexamination of policies about alcohol is not about implementing prohibition, but promoting responsible use and compassion for people struggling with addiction. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Fatal DUI case prompts Episcopal soul-searching about alcohol
    The Episcopal Church’s top legislative body is reviewing its policies on alcohol and addiction as part of a churchwide soul-searching over a Maryland ...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 11:37 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)    
Rob Thomas, pop-rock singer-songwriter and Matchbox Twenty frontman, plays a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Ampitheatre on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Photos: Up close and personal with Rob Thomas at Red Butte Garden
    Rock singer and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas performed before a sold-out crowd Thursday at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, part of a summer...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 02:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Intermezzo musicians Rainer Eudeikis, David Porter, Carl Johansen, Wednesday June 24, 2015 in Salt Lake City. Intermezzo Chamber Music Series highlights stories for the summer
    Personal struggle inspiring profound musical expression is a recurring theme for the Intermezzo Chamber Music Series this season. Each concert include...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share

The Harp Twins  will perform Thursday, July 2, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Courtesy  |  Harp Twins Concert preview: From AC/DC to Zeppelin, the Harp Twins ready to rock
    With millions of hits on YouTube and more than 250,000 fans on Facebook, the Harp Twins are internationally recognized for their unique rock arrangeme...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • A meal in a jar makes a perfect Utah summer-concert companion
    The busy outdoor concert season is upon us, and finding new and easy meals to take along can be a challenge. But a fun craze that has overtaken Pinter...
    Updated Jun 24 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The 16-ounce choice bone in ribeye ($44) at Hoof & Vine in Midvale. Dining review: Utah restaurant group’s new steakhouse Hoof & Vine worth the splurge
    Midvale • The expansion of a successful, locally owned family of restaurants is cause for celebration, in my view, especially if the new venture sprou...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 12:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bestselling Utah romance author RaeAnne Thayne is back with ìRedemption Bay,î which is set in a small Idaho town. Jared Thayne  |  Courtesy Utah romance author RaeAnne Thayne is back with another ‘comfort’ read
    Summer arrives with particular summer pleasures — sunlight that stretches into night, baseball games, celebrations and fireworks, farmers markets, reu...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  
The glass work of Providence artist Nikki Root, on display at the 2014 Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City. This year's festival runs through Sunday at Library Square. Weekend Express: Utah Arts Festival, Bike MS, Olympic Day
    Plan your weekend with picks from our entertainment reporters, critics and bloggers. For more event listings, visit www.sltrib.com/entertainment. Spor...
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  • A Pakistani Muslim woman holds her child during Friday prayers at the Badshahi mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, June 19, 2015. Muslims around the globe are observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan where they refrain from drinking, eating, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) Photo gallery: Why Muslims in Alaska fast 9 hours longer than Muslims in Cape Town
    With the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan underway, some Muslims around the world face bigger challenges than others. The Quran is clear that the fas...
    Updated Jun 19 2015 10:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Hamachi sashimi with lemon, soy, minced garlic, herbs and serrano pepper ($7) at Hoof & Vine in Midvale. Dish of the week: Hamachi sashimi at Hoof & Vine
    $7 • Hoof & Vine is a steakhouse specializing in succulent (and pricey) cuts of beef. So it was a bit of a surprise to find this delightful raw fish s...
    Updated Jun 26 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis delivers his speech during  his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican,  Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Pope Francis has made an appeal as a series of migrant crises rage around the globe: Don't close the door to those seeking a better life. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Americans’ confidence in religion hits new low
    Americans have less confidence in organized religion than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of mo...
    Updated Jun 17 2015 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The cast of Salt Lake Acting Company's 37th annual The joke’s on us: Salt Lake Acting Company presents 37th annual ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’
    At 19, Robert Scott Smith, a convert to the LDS Church, was serving a mission in Independence, Mo., when he had an unusual dream. “At that point in my...
    Updated Jun 29 2015 12:05 pm   |     |   Share