• "Pupcracker: A Canine Nutcracker," featuring the dogs of Intermoutain Therapy Animals, debuts at the Leona Wagner Black Box theater in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Sister Dottie S. Dixon (a k a Charles Lynn Frost) serves as host. Show starts at 7:30 (and repeats Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.). Tickets, at $18 and $24, available at ArtTix.
• Metal band Devareux performs at The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City. Opening acts: User, Cobol. Show starts at 8. Admission is free before 10 p.m.; $5 after 10.
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|2.||BYU football: Cougars beat UConn in sloppy opener|
|3.||Dennis Nordfelt dies at 71; led UHP and West Valley City|
|4.||Most incumbents in Congress to keep jobs|
|5.||Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale|
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|7.||Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes|
|8.||Former Utah DL Tenny Palepoi makes San Diego Chargers roster; other ex-Utes less fortunate|
|9.||Bagley cartoon: Utah’s Death Panel|
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