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Sean P. Means

Entertainment reporter, Arts, entertainment and culture

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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra perform at the Utah Arts Festival in Library Square Friday June 27, 2014. The group will be back for the 2017 festival in June. Utah Arts Festival music headliners to bring country, jazz, funk and more
    Mix some outlaw country, electronic beats, Afro-Cuban vibes, vocal harmonies, blues and jazz, Brazilian rhythms and a gumbo-serving guitar player, and...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Movie review: ‘Graduation’ an intense look at corruption’s cost
    A father goes to extremes for the sake of his daughter’s future in “Graduation,” a tough-minded drama from Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu ab...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Movie review: ‘Growing Up Smith’ a sitcom-silly culture clash
    The joys and pains of childhood are familiar across all cultures — and, as the cloying comedy “Growing Up Smith” demonstrates, hackneyed variations on...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Photo)    The California Guitar Trio  — Paul Richards (Utah), Bert Lams (Belgium) and Hideyo Moriya (Japan), known to fans as CGT — perform Nov. 13-14 at The Egyptian Theatre in Park City. Plans for tonight: California Guitar Trio plays
    • Country musician Granger Smith performs at The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Opening: Earl Dibbles Jr. Show starts at 8:30. Tickets ar...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, Johnny Depp arrives at the premiere of ’Alice Through the Looking Glass’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California’s Disneyland got a surprise Wednesday, April 26, 2017, when Depp appeared as Captain Jack Sparrow inside the ride. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Capt. Jack in the flesh at Disneyland
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Johnny Depp surprised tourists at Disneyland by showing up, in his Capt. Jack Sparrow regalia, in t...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 09:45 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Tim Kasher performs Tuesday, Oct. 8, at The Urban Lounge. Plans for tonight: Tim Kasher, flying solo
    • Scuzz-punk band Terry Malts performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Fossil Arms, The Elders. Show starts at...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 11:51 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Lionsgate shows Ryan Gosling, left, and Emma Stone in a scene from, ’La La Land.’ (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate via AP) Utah Symphony to perform to ‘La La Land’ at Usana Amphitheatre, June 24
    The magic of “La La Land” is coming to the Usana Amphitheatre, with help from the Utah Symphony. The world tour of “La La Land” in Concert will land a...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    Jonathan Demme poses for photographers at the photo call for the Orizzonti jury at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Jonathan Demme, RIP
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs,” has died at the age of 83...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 09:36 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Rooney Mara, left, and Casey Affleck in a scene from ’A Ghost Story,’ by filmmaker David Lowery, was an official selection of the NEXT program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film reunites co-stars Mara and Affleck, who starred as outlaw lovers in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.’ (Andrew Droz Palermo/Sundance Institute via AP) Park City favorites to fill Sundance London festival
    The lineup for the Sundance Film Festival: London has been announced, and it’s filled with titles that did well with audiences in Park City in January...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Writer Sandra Cisneros. Alan Goldfarb  |  Courtesy Plans for tonight: The Main Squeeze brings the funk
    • Post-funk band The Main Squeeze performs at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Scenic Byway. Show starts at 7. Tic...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 10:57 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE- In this Feb. 10, 2008, file photo, Writers Guild of America board member Nancy De Los Santos, who’s also a film and television writer, waits for a news conference to start in Los Angeles. Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2, 2017. In a letter to its members Monday, April 24, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms. (AP Photos/Ric Francis, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Will Hollywood’s writers go on strike?
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • The Writers Guild of America is a step closer to going on strike, with union members overwhelmingly...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 09:35 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for tonight: Betty Who, sold out
    • Metal band The Obsessed performs at Metro Music Hall, 615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Opening: Fatso Jetson, Karma To Burn, Muckraker. Show starts...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Update: Utah Symphony violinist reunited with stolen childhood violin
    Stolen: One violin. If found, please return to David Porter, c/o Utah Symphony. Porter, a Utah Symphony violinist and one of the founders of the MOTUS...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by Universal Pictures shows Charlize Theron, right, and Vin Diesel in ’The Fate of the Furious.’ (Universal Pictures via AP) The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Fate’ stays on top
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • “The Fate of the Furious” repeated as weekend box-office champ, taking in $38.6 million. The top-dr...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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  • Gal Gadot stars as the Amazonian princess warrior Diana, a k a  ’Wonder Woman,’ in a new movie based on the DC Comics heroine. It opens in theaters June 2. Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures Summer movie preview: Women-led films make a splash in a season usually dominated by men
    Summer movies are usually a playground for men and boys — as the two main genres, action movies and comedies, are led by male characters and pitched t...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 09:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Plans for the weekend: The Jazz, ‘The Gambler’ and ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
    • Post-indie rock band Mona performs tonight at Kilby Court, 741 S. Kilby Court (330 West), Salt Lake City. Opening: Flagship. Show starts at 7 p.m. T...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake Gaming Con promises ‘fantastic experience’ for fans
    Game players of all sorts — on computer, at tables or role-playing — will get their fill at the third annual Salt Lake Gaming Con, organizers announce...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 12:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015 file photo, directors Anna Boden, left, and Ryan Fleck attend a premiere for ’Mississippi Grind’ at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The duo will direct “Captain Marvel” according to sources close to the project who were not authorized to speak publicly Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Brie Larson is set to star as the titular character in Marvel Studios’ first female-centric superhero film. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Directors found for ‘Captain Marvel’
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • This is genuinely exciting news: The directing team of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who have debuted ...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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  • This image released by A24 shows, from left, Babou Ceesay, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley and Noah Taylor in a scene from ’Free Fire.’ (Kerry Brown/A24 via AP) Bullets and one-liners fly in clever ‘Free Fire’
    In a recent interview to promote his shoot-’em-up movie “Free Fire,” director Ben Wheatley says he mapped out the movie’s main location, an abandoned ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • This image released by Open Road Films shows Christian Bale, left, and Oscar Isaac in a scene from ’The Promise.’ (Jose Haro/Open Road Films via AP) Movie review: ‘The Promise’ turns genocide into soap opera
    The genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in the early part of the 20th century is a mostly ignored — and sometimes intentionally suppressed — chapter in ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
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  • This image released by Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street Films shows Charlie Hunnam in a scene from ’The Lost City of Z.’ (Aidan Monaghan/Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street via AP) Movie review: Emotions are lost in ‘Lost City of Z’
    James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z” is a movie where all the elements are there — compelling story, fascinating location, strong cast, good performances...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Rosario Dawson, left, and Katherine Heigle in a scene from, ’Unforgettable.’ (Karen Ballard/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Idiotic thriller ‘Unforgettable’ is best forgotten
    There isn’t a single thing about the would-be suspense thriller “Unforgettable” that isn’t idiotic, fake and laughable — and that includes the title, ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:20 pm   |     |   Share
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  •    Screenwriters Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin, left) and Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) work on uplifting movies for the British war effort during World War II, in the romantic comedy-drama ’Their Finest.’ Nicola Dove  |  STX Films ‘Their Finest’ a charming romance in wartime
    The people who would appreciate the charming British wartime romance “Their Finest” the most, oddly enough, are the characters in the movie — because ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
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  •    The painter Paul Cezanne (Guillaume Galliene, left) and the writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) reminisce in the biographical drama ’Cezanne and I.’ Courtesy Magnolia Pictures Artists and ideas collide in ‘Cézanne and I’
    History lessons seldom come with as much passion as they do in “Cézanne and I,” French filmmaker Danièle Thompson’s full-bodied look at the parallel l...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 02:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  •    Ryota (Hiroshi Abe, right) talks with his ex-wife, Kyoko (Yoko Maki) in a scene from Hirokazu Kore-eda’s domestic drama ’After the Storm.’ Courtesy Film Movement ‘After the Storm’ a tender look at life and love
    Few filmmakers get the rhythms of real life, and the ups and downs of relationships, onto the screen as elegantly and honestly as the Japanese directo...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    | Courtesy of Beats Antique  The Depot in Salt Lake City will present Beats Antique, April 20, 2017. Visit depotslc.com/event/beats-antique for information, tickets. Must be 21+ to attend. For tickets visit smithstix.com. Plans for tonight: Kansas in Utah
    • Legendary rock band Kansas marks the 40th anniversary of its album “Leftoverture” with a show at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Salt Lake City. Sh...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
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  • FILE - In this file photo made Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. A lawyer defending Jones, a the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, in a child-custody dispute said Jones is a ’performance artist’ whose on-air persona differs from the private man. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Kelly Jones described her ex-husband at a recent pretrial hearing in Austin as ’not a stable person.’ (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Sean P. Means: Is the end near for the Right’s ‘performance artists’?
    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” Shakespeare wrote in “As You Like It.” “And one man in his time plays many parts.”...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Donald Trump is presented with a New England Patriots jersey by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl LI victory. Also pictured is New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, second from right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Colbert bids farewell to O’Reilly
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Stephen Colbert — or, rather, “Stephen Colbert” — had some things to say about “Papa Bear” Bill O’R...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 09:40 am   |     |   Share
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      Chicago band NE-HI performs Wednesday, April 19, at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City. Bryan Allen Lamb  |  Courtesy Plans for tonight: Spawnbreezie blows in
    • Reggae performer Spawnbreezie performs at The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. Show starts at 7. Tickets are $23, at Smith’s Tix. • Hip-h...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, Actress Julia Roberts poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Money Monster at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Roberts is more than just a ’Pretty Woman.’ People magazine has named her the ’World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ announced Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) The Cricket’s Daily 3: Still a pretty woman, apparently
    Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture: • Julia Roberts is People magazine’s pick for “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2017 — the fifth tim...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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