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A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer’s must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. For those who want even more extreme summer adventures, a hybrid wood-steel coaster in …

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Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope and Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in the series finale of DVD review: ‘Parks and Rec’ goes out a big winner
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  • This image released by Lifetime shows Constance Zimmer in a scene from Unscripted TV stripped bare by scripted drama ‘UnREAL’
    “UnREAL” might be TV’s most fully realized reality series. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s scripted, then performed by professional actors. Premiering Monda...
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  • FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Steve Martin poses during Steve Martin reflects on his career as he receives AFI honor
    In the early 1980s, when Steve Martin was a fledgling movie star, he recalls attended the American Film Institute’s celebration of Frank Capra and how...
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Lindsey Stirling performs before a sold-out crowd Friday at Red Butte Garden, Friday, May 29, 2015. Photos: Violinist Lindsey Stirling electrifies during Red Butte show
    The flame-haired violinist Lindsey Stirling danced and played energetic, upbeat music for a sold-out crowd at Red Butte Garden on Friday night. Her da...
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New attractions at the California Disney Park complex this year include the revamped ìWorld of ColoróCelebrateî with Mickey Mouse and Neil Patrick Harris at California Adventure; the  ìPaint the Nightî electric parade at Disneyland; and a fully-immersive new Disneyland Foreverî fireworks show at the venerable theme park. Disney unveils 3 evening attractions to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th anniversary
    Tourists who tried to avoid major crowds at Disneyland and California Adventure by visiting the Anaheim, Calif., theme parks over the winter knew some...
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    Since the Kimball Art Center plans to move from its present location at 638 Park Ave. into a temporary place while a new facility is designed and buil...
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The Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry near Hanksville is offering free public tours starting Friday through Saturday, June 6, 2015. Weekend Express: Five-O Fest, Bike Prom, Jordan River festival, Ogden Music Festival
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Colin Meloy of the The Decemberists sings during concert at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Concert photos, highlights: The Decemberists on a May night
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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) Scott D. Pierce: Reality TV a bad idea for families — just ask the Duggars
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Violinist and pop star Lindsey Stirling performs Friday, May 29, at  Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City. Concert preview: Violinist and pop star Lindsey Stirling finds second home in Utah
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