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55th annual Utah Shakespeare Festival opens in new arts complex

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 11:09pm

The Utah Shakespeare Festival opened its 55th season Thursday with the impressive new $40 million Beverly Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts.

Video: Dick Van Dyke surprises Uintah High students with announcement

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:02pm

The fine four-fendered friend that enchanted the lives of Jemima and Jeremy Potts will grace a Utah high school’s stage in March of 2017 as announced by none other than the charming Dick Van Dyke on Facebook.

'The Legend of Tarzan' is almost a really good movie

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:03pm

With a reported budget of $180 million, Warner Bros. hopes you’re all excited to see this film and really enjoy it. Some of you may be pumped to watch Tarzan flying high above the trees on the big screen once again, but will you like it?

'The BFG' is heartwarming family fun

Travis Poppleton, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:44pm

A big friendly giant is walking into theaters this weekend, and you may just want take the family to see him.

From novel to film: Ranking 6 Roald Dahl adaptations

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 2:24pm

With the release of Steven Spielberg’s take on “The BFG” coming this Friday, it made sense to look back on the film adaptation of beloved Dahl novels and rank our favorites.

Utah 911 dispatcher turns photos into sketches during graveyard shifts

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 2:00pm

Amber Rock is a local 911 dispatcher who, during the quiet hours of a grave shift, finds time to sketch meaningful drawings for others.

Have You Seen This? Seal jams with a busker

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 1:15pm

Singing star Seal saw a man busking up in Montreal and decided he'd join in on the fun.

Lincoln Memorial visitor impresses crowd with version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:20pm

Many of us Americans have grown up singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but not everyone can sing it as beautifully as one woman did while visiting the Lincoln Memorial earlier this month.

Netflix adding 95 titles, dropping 55 in July

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 1:14pm

June is almost over, and we now know that we can look forward to some great titles showing up on Netflix in July.

'Dory' overwhelms 'Independence Day,' 'Shallows' surprises

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:45pm

The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.

'The Shallows' may be the biggest surprise of the summer

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:07pm

"The Shallows" isn't a perfect film — not by a long shot — but it may be the biggest surprise of the summer.

The 4 best movies about video games

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 2:09pm

We can hope that the video game genre can turn things around like the superhero genre has, but until then, not all is lost. While movies based on specific video games aren’t great, there are some great movies based around video games.

‘America’s Got Talent’ judges praise BYU alums’ Cinematic Pop

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 7:02pm

Cinematic Pop’s orchestral rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” advanced it to the next round of “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night.

How art became 'fun' again for Murray painter

Celeste Tholen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 2:03pm

Stephanie Hock's paintings are filled with happy moments, even though getting to a point where she loved her own art was filled with ups and downs.

Taylor Swift takes on YouTube

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 9:30am

Taylor Swift took on Spotify two years ago and now she's taking on media giant, YouTube.

5 Disney/Pixar side-characters who deserve their own film

Travis Poppleton, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 3:12pm

With the success of "Finding Dory," it's only a matter of time before Disney gives other side-characters their own adventures. We think these five would be perfect.

Tim Burton’s thrilling, ominous 'Miss Peregrine’s' trailer released

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 3:03pm

Just when you thought Tim Burton couldn’t get any weirder, the latest trailer for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is released.

Jeep that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin was flagged for safety problems

David Goldman, Chris Isidore and Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 4:38pm

The Jeep SUV that crushed "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin this weekend had been flagged by the automaker for a problem that could cause the vehicle to roll away.

From punk to pop: Utah musician discusses his artistic journey

Mark Hanni, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 2:01pm

Local musician Brogan Kelby is fresh off his new self-titled EP release.

Steven Spielberg plans 'West Side Story' remake, report says

Lisa Respers France, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 19th - 5:42pm

"Something's Coming" from famed director Steven Spielberg.