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The only new Hollywood film is "Ice Age: Continental Drift," the fourth installment of an animated series that deserved extinction some time ago. This time, our prehistoric pals – Manny the mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), Sid the Sloth (voiced by John Leguizamo) and Diego the sabertooth tiger (voiced by Denis Leary) – are separated from the rest of their herd, and fall in with pirates led by a gold-toothed primate (voiced by Peter Dinklage). The relationships and even some of the gags are recycled from past movies, and weren’t that funny to start with. (There is a hilarious "Simpsons" short attached to this "Ice Age," which has more laughs in three minutes than the feature generates in 90.)

The other new movie this week is "Where Do We Go Now?," an offbeat combination of comedy, musical numbers, serious drama and heavy-handed messaging. It centers on the Christian and Muslim women of a remote Lebanese village, who devise comic plots to keep their angry menfolk from killing each other. Director/star Nadine Labaki (who made the wonderful beauty-shop romance "Caramel" a few years ago) has a lot of interesting ideas floating about this film, but forcing them all together in one narrative gets messy and convoluted.

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SPORTS

Utah Blaze vs. Cleveland » 6 p.m. Friday, EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets, www.utblaze.com.

Ogden Raptors vs. Great Falls » 7 p.m. Friday, Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. Tickets, web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t530.

Ogden Raptors vs. Helena » 7 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Lindquist Field, 2330 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. Tickets, web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t530.

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Utah Symphony — the Music of Michael Jackson » 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City. Tickets, $32-$80, arttix.org. More information, http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/concerts.

Days of ‘47 KUTV Pops Concert » 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple. Sterling Poulson, director and conductor of the Pops, will join the Choral Arts Society of Utah Master Chorale and the West Valley Symphony of Utah, Donny Gilbert, conductor. This year features Nathan Osmond. The concert is free, but tickets are required. Tickets available at Daynes Music, 6935 S. State.

Cars and Conversation with Jay Leno » 8 p.m. Saturday, Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah. Tickets $19.95-$59.95. More information, http://www.speedumfa.com or http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/jay-leno-and-ken-gross.

Utah Festival Opera » Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main St., Logan. Tosca, 1 p.m. Friday; My Fair Lady, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday; Kiss Me Kate, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $12-$76. More information, go to http://www.ufoc.org/index.php or 800-262-0074.

Saturday’s Voyeur 2012 » Wednesdays through Sundays through Sept. 2, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North. Tickets: $45-$50. More information, www.saltlakeactingcompany.org.

The Sound of Music » 7:30 p.m. daily except Sundays, plus Saturday matinees, through Aug. 4, Hale Center Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City. Tickets $15-$26 at https://tickets.halecentretheatre.org/Online/.

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Aaron Neville » he singing chameleon Aaron Neville released a soul album in 2006 and a gospel album in 2010, and later this year he will release a tribute to doo-wop on Blue Note Records, produced by Don Was and Keith Richards. So for tonight’s show, Neville told The Tribune that he will "do it all" in a retrospective. Neville’s falsetto is one of the most precious voices in music, and he has wanted to do an all-doo-wop record for many years but never got the chance until recently. Doo-wop was his "introduction to music," period. That genre of music affects him like a balm. "It soothes my soul," Neville said. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will open this season opener of the Park City Performing Arts Foundation’s St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concert series.

When » Tonight at 7

Where » Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City

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