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Legendary composer John Williams urges Salt Lake to 'preserve and protect' Abravanel Hall

Legendary composer John Williams urges Salt Lake to 'preserve and protect' Abravanel Hall

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Abravanel Hall, caught in the middle of big downtown changes, may have received its biggest endorsement yet in the form of a letter.
Netflix has a plan to keep you paying for your subscription

Netflix has a plan to keep you paying for your subscription

Samantha Delouya, CNN  |  Posted July 18 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Football, wrestling and immersive experiences: This year, Netflix has expanded beyond its usual scripted and reality TV offerings.
Lou Dobbs, veteran cable news anchor and Trump booster, dies at 78

Lou Dobbs, veteran cable news anchor and Trump booster, dies at 78

Oliver Darcy, CNN  |  Posted July 18 - 3:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lou Dobbs, the longtime business news anchor who became one of Donald Trump's most vocal supporters in media, died on Thursday. He was 78.
Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

Associated Press  |  Posted July 18 - 2:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bob Newhart has died at age 94. Jerry Digney, Newhart's publicist, says the actor died Thursday in Los Angeles after a series of short illnesses.
'We need more community': Why Cox says this Pioneer Day can be unifying for Utahns

'We need more community': Why Cox says this Pioneer Day can be unifying for Utahns

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 18 - 12:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Pioneer Day is next week, and Gov. Spencer Cox says events celebrating the state holiday — and Olympic events mixed in — may help bring Utahns together during a tense time.
Have You Seen This? Missionary returning home gives musician Post Malone a Book of Mormon

Have You Seen This? Missionary returning home gives musician Post Malone a Book of Mormon

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 6:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A missionary at the St. George Airport was ecstatic to see his family after two long years, but he also had a surprise celebrity encounter when he gave Post Malone a Book of Mormon.
'Shogun' leads all Emmy nominees with 25, 'The Bear' sets comedy series record with 23

'Shogun' leads all Emmy nominees with 25, 'The Bear' sets comedy series record with 23

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted July 17 - 11:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

"The Bear" has gone on a tear at Wednesday morning's Emmy nominations with a comedy-series record 23, and "Shogun" led all nominees with 25 in a dominant year across categories for FX.
12 Great Salt Lake-themed art projects unveiled as Salt Lake City looks to 'wake' the lake

12 Great Salt Lake-themed art projects unveiled as Salt Lake City looks to 'wake' the lake

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 17 - 6:15 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Salt Lake City Arts Council revealed 12 temporary art projects that will spotlight the lake and its importance.
Ingrid Andress says she's checking into rehab after viral national anthem performance

Ingrid Andress says she's checking into rehab after viral national anthem performance

Lisa Respers France, CNN  |  Posted July 16 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Country music artist Ingrid Andress says she was intoxicated during her much-criticized performance of the national anthem on Monday at the 2024 MLB Home Run Derby and will be seeking treatment.
Mexican state of Oaxaca focus of Utah activities as Guelaguetza celebrations loom

Mexican state of Oaxaca focus of Utah activities as Guelaguetza celebrations loom

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Updated July 16 - 1:20 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oaxaca will be the focus of planned activities on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Utah in connection with the annual Guelageutza celebrations in the Mexican state.
A major indie-pop band is asking its Utah fans to care about the Great Salt Lake

A major indie-pop band is asking its Utah fans to care about the Great Salt Lake

Palak Jayswal, Salt Lake Tribune  |  Posted July 15 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two Utah environmental groups are teaming up with a major pop band to bring awareness to the plight of the Great Salt Lake.
Influencer Roblox stars, chocolate bars: Utah's crazy YouTube meet-up

Influencer Roblox stars, chocolate bars: Utah's crazy YouTube meet-up

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

On Monday, YouTuber Steak recruited friends and fellow YouTubers Lana's Life, KreekCraft and Mr Booshot to host a meet-and-greet and give away $25,000 worth of Feastables chocolate in Salt Lake City.
Abravanel Hall relocation to Main Street was considered before Smith agreement, emails show

Abravanel Hall relocation to Main Street was considered before Smith agreement, emails show

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 15 - 7:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake County considered rebuilding Abravanel Hall on Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City before discourse appeared to change, recently released public records show.
Shannen Doherty, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star, dies at 53

Shannen Doherty, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star, dies at 53

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 9:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star whose life and career were roiled by tabloid stories, Shannen Doherty has died at 53. Doherty's publicist said the actor died Saturday following years with breast cancer.
Richard Simmons, fitness personality and TV host, dead at 76

Richard Simmons, fitness personality and TV host, dead at 76

Dan Heching and Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Updated July 13 - 5:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Richard Simmons, the perennial 1980s workout personality who was defined by his uplifting spirit, has died, according to his longtime publicist Tom Estey.
Annual pops concert and fireworks show returns to Weber State campus on Sunday

Annual pops concert and fireworks show returns to Weber State campus on Sunday

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 9:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

The annual Lindquist Family Symphony Pops Concert and Fireworks show, which draws thousands, returns to the Weber State campus on Sunday.
Review: 'Fly Me to the Moon' is a fun summer blockbuster alternative

Review: 'Fly Me to the Moon' is a fun summer blockbuster alternative

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 8:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

While big-budget summer spectacle movies can be fun, it's nice to get something a little different sometimes, and "Fly Me to the Moon" delivered that for me.
Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case dismissed in middle of trial

Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case dismissed in middle of trial

Morgan Lee And Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted July 12 - 5:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

A New Mexico judge on Friday threw out the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin in the middle of his trial and said it cannot be filed again. Baldwin cried and hugged his attorneys after the judge gave her ruling.
Alec Baldwin's lawyer grills crime scene tech over search for live ammo at his shooting trial

Alec Baldwin's lawyer grills crime scene tech over search for live ammo at his shooting trial

Morgan Lee and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted July 11 - 8:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

A lawyer for Alec Baldwin grilled a crime scene tech over what he suggested was a shoddy and insufficient search for the source of live ammo that ended up in the actor's gun and killed a cinematographer.
Shelley Duvall, star of 'The Shining,' 'Nashville,' dies at 75

Shelley Duvall, star of 'The Shining,' 'Nashville,' dies at 75

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated July 11 - 10:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," has died. She was 75.
Kevin Costner's second 'Horizon' film pulled from theatrical release

Kevin Costner's second 'Horizon' film pulled from theatrical release

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted July 11 - 6:52 a.m.  |  Save Story

The August theatrical release for the second chapter of Kevin Costner's ambitious Western epic "Horizon: An American Saga" has been canceled after the first film fizzled in theaters.
Gypsy Rose Blanchard is pregnant

Gypsy Rose Blanchard is pregnant

Lisa Respers France, CNN  |  Posted July 9 - 5:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who served eight and a half years for helping to kill her abusive mother, announced Tuesday that she is set to become a mother herself.
Judge rules Alec Baldwin's role as co-producer not relevant in fatal set shooting

Judge rules Alec Baldwin's role as co-producer not relevant in fatal set shooting

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted July 8 - 9:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

A New Mexico judge has decided that actor Alec Baldwin's role as co-producer isn't relevant to the involuntary manslaughter trial over a fatal shooting on the set of the Western film "Rust."
'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

'Bob's Burgers' actor pleads guilty to interfering with police during Capitol riot

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted July 8 - 6:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

An actor known for comedic roles in the movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and the television series "Bob's Burgers" has pleaded guilty to interfering with police officers trying to protect the U.S. Capitol from a mob's attack.
Paramount and Skydance merge, signaling end of a family reign in Hollywood

Paramount and Skydance merge, signaling end of a family reign in Hollywood

Associated Press  |  Posted July 8 - 2:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

The entertainment giant Paramount will merge with Skydance, closing out a decades long run by the Redstone family in Hollywood and injecting desperately needed cash into a legacy studio that has struggled to adapt to a shifting entertainment landscape.
Wrestler and actor John Cena to retire from professional wrestling after 2025 season

Wrestler and actor John Cena to retire from professional wrestling after 2025 season

Associated Press  |  Posted July 8 - 9:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

John Cena has announced his retirement from professional wrestling after two decades in the ring.
Alec Baldwin is about to go on trial in the death of a cinematographer

Alec Baldwin is about to go on trial in the death of a cinematographer

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted July 7 - 7:53 a.m.  |  Save Story

Alec Baldwin is about to go on trial for the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin was pointing a revolver at Hutchins in 2021 on the New Mexico set of the Western "Rust" when it fired and killed her.
Some Hollywood stars' estates agree to the use of their voices with AI

Some Hollywood stars' estates agree to the use of their voices with AI

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted July 6 - 11:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Actress Judy Garland never recorded her voice to read an audiobook of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but you'll soon be able to hear her rendition of the children's novel that inspired the movie, nonetheless.
Open Streets returns to Salt Lake City, but it'll go beyond Main Street this year

Open Streets returns to Salt Lake City, but it'll go beyond Main Street this year

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City's Open Streets event returns this month with two weekends on Main Street, and the city also plans to test the concept in another area for the first time later this year.
UVU film students chosen to be mentored by Hollywood screenwriter

UVU film students chosen to be mentored by Hollywood screenwriter

Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com  |  Posted July 6 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Five Utah Valley University film students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime to be mentored by a renowned Hollywood screenwriter.
International Rescue Committee curating art exhibit featuring works of refugees, newcomers

International Rescue Committee curating art exhibit featuring works of refugees, newcomers

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 9:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

The International Rescue Committee in Utah, which manages business development programs for refugees, is curating an art exhibit to aid artists.
Defending champion Miki Sudo wins women's division of Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest

Defending champion Miki Sudo wins women's division of Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest

Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press  |  Posted July 4 - 11:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

Defending champion Miki Sudo of Florida has won her 10th title in the women's division at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. On Thursday, the 38-year-old Sudo consumed 51 hot dogs in 10 minutes and set a new world record for women.
Utah's plan to retain Sundance Film Festival would split it between 2 cities

Utah's plan to retain Sundance Film Festival would split it between 2 cities

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 9:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

It appears that Utah's bid to retain the Sundance Film Festival beyond 2026 will focus on splitting it between its current home in Park City and its first one in Salt Lake City.
'I feel violated': Some Utah artists upset about Meta AI scraping their art

'I feel violated': Some Utah artists upset about Meta AI scraping their art

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 4 - 9:10 a.m.  |  Save Story

Meta is training its in-app artificial intelligence with copyrighted artwork. Some artists, many of whom post their work on Instagram to build a clientele and generate income, are upset.
Review: 'Despicable Me 4' is a great family trip to the movies

Review: 'Despicable Me 4' is a great family trip to the movies

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 5:57 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Despicable Me 4" isn't brilliant and doesn't hit the heights of the first film, but it's far better than the third and holds its own with the second.
New Mexico denies incentive application on 'Rust' movie after fatal shooting by Baldwin

New Mexico denies incentive application on 'Rust' movie after fatal shooting by Baldwin

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted July 3 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Producers of the western movie "Rust" may have to forgo a robust economic incentive as they try to sell the newly completed film to distributors.
Spencer Cox, Matthew McConaughey to speak at US governors event in Salt Lake City

Spencer Cox, Matthew McConaughey to speak at US governors event in Salt Lake City

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com  |  Posted July 2 - 7:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Spencer Cox will speak as chairman of the National Governors Association in Salt Lake City next week, along with actor Matthew McConaughey.
Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Here's where to watch fireworks in Utah this Fourth of July week

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 1 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

Get ready for some powerful pyrotechnics the week of Independence Day throughout Utah.
Here's everything coming and going on Netflix in July

Here's everything coming and going on Netflix in July

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted June 30 - 9:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at what is coming and going on Netflix in July.
Ogden folk artist pays tribute to his mentor, Justin Townes Earle

Ogden folk artist pays tribute to his mentor, Justin Townes Earle

Aubrey Shafer, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 30 - 7:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Ogden folk artist Sammy Brue is producing an album from the journal of Justin Townes Earle, an idol of his in the industry. Townes Earle died in August 2020.
'Inside Out 2' is the first movie of 2024 to top $1B at global box office

'Inside Out 2' is the first movie of 2024 to top $1B at global box office

Eva Rothenberg, CNN  |  Posted June 30 - 4:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Inside Out 2" has become the fastest-ever animated film to surpass $1 billion globally, shooting past the box office milestone this weekend, just 19 days after its release.
Elvis Presley's actual blue suede shoes sell for $150K at auction

Elvis Presley's actual blue suede shoes sell for $150K at auction

Catherine Nicholls, CNN  |  Updated June 30 - 11:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

When Elvis Presley's debut album took the charts by storm in 1956, "Blue Suede Shoes" was its opening track.
G.I. Joe enthusiasts say the small toy has made big impacts on their lives

G.I. Joe enthusiasts say the small toy has made big impacts on their lives

Bo Evans, KTVT  |  Updated June 30 - 8:31 a.m.  |  Save Story

Sixty years ago, a new toy was introduced to the world – G.I. Joe made his debut, and the term action figure was born. The rest, as they say, is history. Recently, a group of DFW G.I. Joe enthusiasts got together at their annual convention to discuss how this little toy has made big impacts on their lives.
What's coming to Disney+ and coming and going on Hulu in July

What's coming to Disney+ and coming and going on Hulu in July

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 11:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at the movies and shows coming to Disney+ and Hulu, according to a release from the streaming services.
What's coming to Amazon Prime, Freevee in July

What's coming to Amazon Prime, Freevee in July

Matt Brooks, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 8:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here's a look at the movie and series titles coming to the Amazon Prime and Freevee streaming services in July.
Nuclear fallout: Documentary unveils tragic legacy of John Wayne's 'The Conquerer'

Nuclear fallout: Documentary unveils tragic legacy of John Wayne's 'The Conquerer'

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted June 28 - 4:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

A John Wayne film is a symbol of awareness in a new movie entitled "The Conqueror Hollywood Fallout," which highlights the devastating impacts nuclear testing had on the cast and crew of the 1956 film "The Conquerer."
Review: 'A Quiet Place: Day One' isn't as good as the original; still a unique cinematic experience

Review: 'A Quiet Place: Day One' isn't as good as the original; still a unique cinematic experience

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 1:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The third installment of the Quiet Place franchise is now in theaters, but does "A Quiet Place: Day One" hold its own with the earlier films?
'Rust' armorer says state withheld evidence, requests release from prison

'Rust' armorer says state withheld evidence, requests release from prison

Brad Brooks, Reuters  |  Posted June 28 - 9:26 a.m.  |  Save Story

Lawyers for Hannah Gutierrez, the chief weapons handler for the Western movie "Rust," said in a Thursday court filing that prosecutors withheld evidence that would have favored the defendant during her manslaughter trial.
You need to calm down: 'Swiftonomics' isn't real — at least for national economies

You need to calm down: 'Swiftonomics' isn't real — at least for national economies

Balazs Koranyi, Reuters  |  Updated June 27 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Swift is taking Europe by storm, prompting some pundits to envisage an economic windfall as fans flock to dozens of sold-out shows from Dublin to Vienna and beyond.
'It needs to stand': Abravanel Hall is full of major milestones for one woman

'It needs to stand': Abravanel Hall is full of major milestones for one woman

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 27 - 9:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

The future of Abravanel Hall is in question with future development plans and needs for renovation at the music venue.
Bill Cobbs, prolific and sage character actor, dies at 90

Bill Cobbs, prolific and sage character actor, dies at 90

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Updated June 27 - 10:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Veteran character actor Bill Cobbs has died. He was 90. Cobbs became a ubiquitous and sage screen presence as an older man, acting in films such as "Night at the Museum" and "The Bodyguard." Cobbs' publicist says Cobbs died Tuesday.
Provo nonprofit highlighted for helping adults with autism live independently

Provo nonprofit highlighted for helping adults with autism live independently

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 9:11 a.m.  |  Save Story

SenicView Academy in Provo is the subject of a new documentary highlighting the school for its work to help adults with autism live independently.
Attending the Utah Arts Festival? Here's a look at this year's lineup

Attending the Utah Arts Festival? Here's a look at this year's lineup

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 8:06 a.m.  |  Save Story

The largest outdoor multidisciplinary arts event in Utah will be held in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Review: New 'Black Barbie' documentary offers eye-opening, inspiring historic journey

Review: New 'Black Barbie' documentary offers eye-opening, inspiring historic journey

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

"Black Barbie: A Documentary" tells the story of the first Black doll to carry the name Barbie.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art likely to be torn down, rebuilt in downtown Salt Lake City

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art likely to be torn down, rebuilt in downtown Salt Lake City

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 26 - 5:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art officials support plans to tear down and rebuild their museum as a part of a sports, entertainment and culture district in downtown Salt Lake City.
Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's epic romance has already inspired an upcoming Hallmark movie

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's epic romance has already inspired an upcoming Hallmark movie

Alli Rosenbloom, CNN  |  Posted June 25 - 7:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce's on-field embrace at the Super Bowl earlier this year looked like the stuff of rom-com magic. And now, it's becoming just that.
Derrick Porter debuts as host of 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Derrick Porter debuts as host of 'Music & the Spoken Word'

Mark Jones, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 1:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Derrick Porter debuted Sunday as the host of "Music & the Spoken Word" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-reality star Josh Duggar

Supreme Court rejects appeal from ex-reality star Josh Duggar

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted June 24 - 9:40 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Josh Duggar, a former reality television star convicted of downloading child sexual abuse images. Duggar was on the TLC show "19 Kids and Counting" with his large family before his 2021 conviction.
Chicago's iconic 'Bean' sculpture reopens to tourists after nearly a year of construction

Chicago's iconic 'Bean' sculpture reopens to tourists after nearly a year of construction

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 23 - 9:45 p.m.  |  Save Story

One of Chicago's most popular tourist attractions known as "The Bean" has reopened to the public after nearly a year of construction.