• "Nu metal" band Otep performs tonight at the Murray Theater, 4961 S. State St., Murray. Opening acts: Lydia Can’t Breathe, Stolen Babies, New Years Day. Show starts at 6. Tickets are $15, at Smith’s Tix.
• The Utah Symphony performs Berlioz’s "The Damnation of Faust," tonight and Saturday at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Thierry Fischer conducts the symphony; the Utah Symphony Chorus also performs, with mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, tenor Michael Spyres , baritone Roderick Williams, bass-baritone Adam Cioffari, and soprano Tara Stafford-Spyres. Show starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets available at ArtTix.
• The Flashback Music Festival brings the oldies Saturday to the Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Kenny Loggins headlines; other acts are: KC & The Sunshine Band, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Foghat and Hotel California — A Salute to The Eagles. Show starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $27 in advance, $37 on the day of the show, at the Fairpark website.
|1.||Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover|
|2.||Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review|
|3.||Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality|
|4.||Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody|
|5.||Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away|
|6.||Northern Utah toddler accidentally shot with rifle dies|
|7.||Scott D. Pierce: Bill O’Reilly thinks right-wingers are idiots|
|8.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|9.||Signs say you aren’t ready to be married|
|10.||Expect street closures in downtown Salt Lake City for marathon|