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Opening of 'Oliver' represents hard work from young actors

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 6:22pm

While adults talk about the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some children put "pedal to the metal" balancing school, rehearsals and performances. It's just a day in the life of the young actors in Pioneer Theatre Company's "Oliver."

'La La Land' named best film by New York film critics

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 2nd - 2:02pm

Damien Chazelle's Los Angeles musical "La La Land" was named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Netflix adding 91 titles, dropping 43

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Dec 1st - 2:32pm

Netflix is adding 91 titles in December, including "Captain America: Civil War."

The Lower Lights continue a holiday hymn tradition

Spencer Sutherland, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 2:01pm

The Lower Lights turn traditional hymns into a sound all their own. The group will host a series of Christmas concerts at Kingsbury Hall beginning in December.

For just $100, artists sell originals to public in annual show

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 29th - 2:01pm

It’s not an auction and pieces don’t go to the highest bidder. Anyone with $100 and a desire to buy an original work of art can take home a piece at the annual event, aptly named the 100 Dollar Show.

Takeaways from 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

Amanda Taylor, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 28th - 2:01pm

Where you lead, I will follow. All the good, bad and mediocre about the "Gilmore Girls" special event.

'Moana' cruises with $81.1M Thanksgiving weekend

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 3:26pm

Disney's South Pacific animated tale "Moana" fell short of a "Frozen"-sized debut but nevertheless dominated the Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $81.1 million over the five-day weekend.

Florence Henderson, Broadway star who became one of America's most beloved television moms, dies at 82

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 27th - 2:12pm

In a story Nov. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that Florence Henderson had a role in the musical "Wish You Were There." The title of the musical is "Wish You Were Here."

Have You Seen This? Bad lip reading with Yoda

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 26th - 1:07pm

Watch Yoda break it down as he explains the dangers of seagulls to Luke Skywalker.

Have You Seen This? OK Go does it again

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 1:26pm

The band OK Go makes some really amazing music videos, but this one may be their best yet.

SLC potter brings whimsy to pieces

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 2:53pm

Ben Behunin has been bringing whimsy to earthy clay. His funky shapes and interesting textures look almost like they are jumping out of a storybook—fitting since he apprenticed in Germany where so many children's stories hail from.

Robert Redford among 21 artists, athletes, others to receive top US civilian honor

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 7:43pm

President Barack Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and "helped make me who I am."

The 'surprising' way food ads sway preschoolers' snacking habits

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 2:36pm

Snack commercials that kids see on television may be more persuasive than you might think. A new study shows they can sway children to overeat even when they're not hungry.

Fill up on these Thanksgiving TV episodes

Amanda Taylor, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 2:01pm

There are many options when it comes to settling in for Thanksgiving with any number of your favorite TV families. Whether focused on meals, family ties or competitive games of touch football, here are some relatable episodes for autumn audiences.

Disney makes more family magic with 'Moana'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 2:01pm

"Moana" keeps with the tradition of fun, animated family films from the juggernaut studio, Disney.

AP: Too quiet on the set; filming accidents often go untold

Anthony McCartney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 9:34am

As hundreds of names scrolled up the screen after 2012's "The Avengers," moviegoers who remained glued to their seats for a taste of the next treat in Marvel's superhero universe didn't know one name was missing — that of John Suttles, a truck driver who died helping bring the $1.5 billion blockbuster to theaters.

'Fantastic Beasts' spins magic, 'Billy Lynn's' tanks

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 3:26pm

Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" cast a spell over audiences in its debut, summoning $75 million according to studio estimates Sunday and unseating "Doctor Strange" from the top spot.

What parents should know about 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 4:19pm

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes place in the world of wizards and Harry Potter, but it felt quite different than the Potter films and much more adult. Here's what parents should know before taking their kids.

LDS art auction seeks to diversify, support

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 18th - 2:01pm

Art auctions are commonplace, but there’s a local auction that seeks to broaden the diversity in and challenge the expectations of Mormon art.

Does 'Fantastic Beasts' hold the same appeal as Harry Potter?

David Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Nov 17th - 2:11pm

If you are asking does "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" stand up to Harry Potter the answer is "no" because it stands on its own.