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The deafened Hawkeye had been an inspiration for children such as 4-year-old Anthony Smith, who didn’t... Marvel’s archer superhero Hawkeye, who recently lost his hearing, got a helping hand from an empathetic Utah mother, whose own daughter is deaf, too. Hawkeye, whose real name is Clint Barton, damaged his hearing years ago in a fight and wore hearing aids for a while. That eventually was written out of the comics — which the current writer of the Hawkeye series, Matt Fraction, felt was a shame. The deafened Hawkeye had been an inspiration for children such as 4-year-old Anthony Smith, who didn’t... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58352547@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:01:04 MDT Photos: Keith Urban brings his ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ tour to Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58335606-223/raise-keith-tour-urban.html.csp Keith Urban brought his “Raise ’Em Up” tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Saturday. Click through the gallery to see photos. Keith Urban brought his “Raise ’Em Up” tour to Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Saturday. Click through the gallery to see photos. 58335606@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:37:24 MDT Here are 9 expert cosplay tips to dress up Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326550-223/costume-comic-con-mcgrew.html.csp At Salt Lake Comic Con, you’ll see Han Solo in carbonite, the TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee and authentic statues from “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.” But mostly, you’ll see regular folks dressed up as their favorite characters during the second annual event running Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4-6. (Visit saltlakecomiccon.com for details.) It’s a tradition called cosplay, and Brooke Wilkins describes it as Halloween for the rest of the year. She can usually be fou... At Salt Lake Comic Con, you’ll see Han Solo in carbonite, the TARDIS from “Doctor Who,” Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee and authentic statues from “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings.” But mostly, you’ll see regular folks dressed up as their favorite characters during the second annual event running Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4-6. (Visit saltlakecomiccon.com for details.) It’s a tradition called cosplay, and Brooke Wilkins describes it as Halloween for the rest of the year. She can usually be fou... 58326550@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:37:09 MDT Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338697-223/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... Making a schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con, which starts Thursday, Sept. 4, can be daunting — because no matter what you’re doing, there’s always something else you’ll have to miss. Digging through the lists of hundreds of panels and celebrity appearances, The Salt Lake Tribune has picked five events that should be worth seeking out. They’re not necessarily the biggest draws, but they should prove to be among the most fascinating. Colin Baker / Paul McGann • These two actors have portrayed The ... 58338697@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:51:46 MDT Ballet West’s Beer and Ballet fundraiser is Sept. 6 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58339873-223/ballet-beer-west-fundraiser.html.csp Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... Sip craft beer, sample good food and enjoy a performance of new choreography from Ballet West artists during the Beer & Ballet fundraiser. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. All proceeds benefit Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs. During the evening, guests can mingle with choreographers and dancers while enjoying beer and food from Epic Brewing Co. a... 58339873@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:35:08 MDT Joan Rivers still in hospital; stars tweet support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358567-223/joan-rivers-hospital-stars.html.csp New York • Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office in New York City. The Mount Sinai Hospital said Sunday that it had no updates to release on the 81-year-old comedian’s health. Daughter Melissa Rivers said Friday that she was in serious condition. A spokeswoman for Joan Rivers didn’t immediately respond to messages Sunday. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a day after she spoke at an employee event at Time Inc. in New Yor... New York • Joan Rivers remains hospitalized three days after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor’s office in New York City. The Mount Sinai Hospital said Sunday that it had no updates to release on the 81-year-old comedian’s health. Daughter Melissa Rivers said Friday that she was in serious condition. A spokeswoman for Joan Rivers didn’t immediately respond to messages Sunday. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday, a day after she spoke at an employee event at Time Inc. in New Yor... 58358567@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:22:53 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352031-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. 58352031@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:58:21 MDT Israel’s ‘The Farewell Party’ finds humor in death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58358557-223/film-israeli-farewell-party.html.csp Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel... Venice, Italy • With dozens of films jostling for attention at the Venice Film Festival, it takes originality to make an impact. Two Israeli filmmakers have done it by refusing to accept that death is no laughing matter. “The Farewell Party” centers on a group of Jerusalem retirement-home residents who create a euthanasia machine to put a dying friend out of his misery — and then face a moral dilemma when others come seeking the same service. The movie treats assisted suicide — illegal in Israel... 58358557@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:02 MDT Six ways to save cash at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58313994-80/convention-parking-salt-south.html.csp Unless you’re making Bruce Wayne money, it never hurts to save a few dollars here and there — especially during Comic Con, where it’s easier to part with your cash than the air in your lungs. Here are a few tips to walk away from the convention weekend without losing too much green. 1. Park elsewhere •It’s tough to beat the convenience of parking in the Salt Palace Convention Center’s garage, but that will set you back $12 a day. If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two nearby parking lots... Unless you’re making Bruce Wayne money, it never hurts to save a few dollars here and there — especially during Comic Con, where it’s easier to part with your cash than the air in your lungs. Here are a few tips to walk away from the convention weekend without losing too much green. 1. Park elsewhere •It’s tough to beat the convenience of parking in the Salt Palace Convention Center’s garage, but that will set you back $12 a day. If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two nearby parking lots... 58313994@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Bike trail in Central Oregon is a swampy classic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58355959-223/trail-swampy-lakes-ridge.html.csp Bend, Ore. • Each summer in the high desert climate of Central Oregon, many singletrack trails turn into swaths of dust and sand. But when thunderstorms bring heavy rains to quash the dust and firm up the trails, mountain bikers can rejoice in ideal riding conditions. Such was the case last week when I drove up Century Drive for a loop ride in the Swampy Lakes area. Nothing like perfect trail conditions to get me back on some classic singletrack west of Bend. Although many riders are now flockin... Bend, Ore. • Each summer in the high desert climate of Central Oregon, many singletrack trails turn into swaths of dust and sand. But when thunderstorms bring heavy rains to quash the dust and firm up the trails, mountain bikers can rejoice in ideal riding conditions. Such was the case last week when I drove up Century Drive for a loop ride in the Swampy Lakes area. Nothing like perfect trail conditions to get me back on some classic singletrack west of Bend. Although many riders are now flockin... 58355959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:57:02 MDT Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58355887-223/chalet-park-chalets-granite.html.csp Glacier National Park, Mont. • On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier’s Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them. The chalet has stood on that outcropping for 100 years, a destination for backcountry travelers. It faced destruction numerous times, by fire, disrepair and lack of funding. But it still stands, o... Glacier National Park, Mont. • On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier’s Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them. The chalet has stood on that outcropping for 100 years, a destination for backcountry travelers. It faced destruction numerous times, by fire, disrepair and lack of funding. But it still stands, o... 58355887@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:51:02 MDT Utah choreographer’s Penguin Lady Dance Collective takes flight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340001-223/dance-washington-lady-penguin.html.csp Salt Lake choreographer Natosha Washington brings 17 dancers and several arts organizations together under the same roof with her latest brainchild, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective, this weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Washington is a familiar figure in Salt Lake’s modern-dance scene as co-founder of the RawMoves dance company, and her choreography is in the repertoires of professional companies and collegiate national and international touring programs. But this is a first ... Salt Lake choreographer Natosha Washington brings 17 dancers and several arts organizations together under the same roof with her latest brainchild, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective, this weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Washington is a familiar figure in Salt Lake’s modern-dance scene as co-founder of the RawMoves dance company, and her choreography is in the repertoires of professional companies and collegiate national and international touring programs. But this is a first ... 58340001@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:42:40 MDT Scott D. Pierce: NBC’s Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58347880-223/hall-utah-beautiful-grylls.html.csp Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... Tamron Hall has fallen in love with southern Utah — despite the trying circumstances of her only visit there. The co-host of the third hour of “The Today Show” and anchor of MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” Hall spent 48 hours learning to be a survivalist an hour outside Kanab for Monday’s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). “I’m from the great state of Texas,” Hall said, “and when you’re a Texas child, you believe there’s nothing as beautiful as the flat landscape of Texas.” B... 58347880@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:42:26 MDT Stars of ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Sharknado’ added to Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351832-223/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp Add three more big names to the Salt Lake Comic Con lineup: Ron Perlman, Ian Ziering and Eric Roberts. Those stars will join a packed roster of actors, comic-book artists and other celebrities appearing at the second annual event, which runs Sept. 4-6 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Friday via social media. Organizers also said that ticket sales for Salt Lake Comic Con are doubling the pace of advance sales for last September’s inaugural sho... Add three more big names to the Salt Lake Comic Con lineup: Ron Perlman, Ian Ziering and Eric Roberts. Those stars will join a packed roster of actors, comic-book artists and other celebrities appearing at the second annual event, which runs Sept. 4-6 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Friday via social media. Organizers also said that ticket sales for Salt Lake Comic Con are doubling the pace of advance sales for last September’s inaugural sho... 58351832@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:45:17 MDT Recipe: Using watermelon for a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326604-223/add-gazpacho-watermelon-calories.html.csp Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added plenty of red wine vinegar, which plays well with both of the star ingredients. If you like more bite, add more onion (though I think half a small is plenty). But whatever you do, do... Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added plenty of red wine vinegar, which plays well with both of the star ingredients. If you like more bite, add more onion (though I think half a small is plenty). But whatever you do, do... 58326604@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:29:03 MDT Concert photos: Earth, Wind & Fire electrifies the elements at Red Butte Garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58326294-223/butte-fire-garden-lake.html.csp Earth, Wind & Fire, the legendary soul/funk/disco band, played a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, electrifying the crowd with dance moves and a long list of hits starting with the opener “Boogie Wonderland.” Here are photos from the show. Earth, Wind & Fire, the legendary soul/funk/disco band, played a sold-out show at Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City on Friday, electrifying the crowd with dance moves and a long list of hits starting with the opener “Boogie Wonderland.” Here are photos from the show. 58326294@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:05:48 MDT Salt Lake County closes Chinese restaurant in Midvale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58351915-223/restaurant-violations-department-health.html.csp The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an “imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations.” According to a notice on the department website, the restaurant, at 755 E. Fort Union Blvd., received 45 code violations. Among the problems: • Raw meat contaminating clean dishes. • Dish soap contaminating raw shrimp. • Food being prepared on the floor. • Rice noodles being stored in a cardboard box. • Tooth brush below drink ... The Salt Lake County Health Department closed Rice King restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for creating an “imminent health hazard due to excessive critical violations.” According to a notice on the department website, the restaurant, at 755 E. Fort Union Blvd., received 45 code violations. Among the problems: • Raw meat contaminating clean dishes. • Dish soap contaminating raw shrimp. • Food being prepared on the floor. • Rice noodles being stored in a cardboard box. • Tooth brush below drink ... 58351915@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT The case against binge-watching TV http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352656-223/watching-episodes-binge-watched.html.csp It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. DVDs and online services also make it possible to start shows from the beginning, even years after the finale has a... It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits. Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching — going through several episodes of a TV show in a single stretch. In the old days, of course, people watched one episode a week. That changed with digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. DVDs and online services also make it possible to start shows from the beginning, even years after the finale has a... 58352656@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Special screenings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58348566-223/belle-festival-park-tickets.html.csp ‘Charley’s Aunt’ The Organ Loft kicks off its fall season with the 1925 silent comedy “Charley’s Aunt,” starring Syd Chaplin as the hapless college student forced to masquerade as his classmate’s aunt. Also on the bill: “Pay Day,” a short starring brothers Syd and Charlie Chaplin. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. When • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake Tickets • $6; $5 for children; call 801-485-9265... ‘Charley’s Aunt’ The Organ Loft kicks off its fall season with the 1925 silent comedy “Charley’s Aunt,” starring Syd Chaplin as the hapless college student forced to masquerade as his classmate’s aunt. Also on the bill: “Pay Day,” a short starring brothers Syd and Charlie Chaplin. Blaine Gale accompanies on the mighty Wurlitzer organ. When • Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. Where • The Organ Loft, 3331 S. Edison St., South Salt Lake Tickets • $6; $5 for children; call 801-485-9265... 58348566@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT Park City Area Showcase of Homes celebrates 16 years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58343318-223/homes-park-area-tour.html.csp For the past 16 years, the Park City Area Home Builders Association has hosted the Park City Area Showcase of Homes. The idea is to recognize the builders, the architects and the interior designers of these homes, said Geri Strand, executive officer of the Park City Area Home Builders Association. “Most of these are custom homes and some of them are for sale,” Strand told The Park Record about the tour, which continues over the Labor Day holiday weekend. “[The tour] is a collaboration with all o... For the past 16 years, the Park City Area Home Builders Association has hosted the Park City Area Showcase of Homes. The idea is to recognize the builders, the architects and the interior designers of these homes, said Geri Strand, executive officer of the Park City Area Home Builders Association. “Most of these are custom homes and some of them are for sale,” Strand told The Park Record about the tour, which continues over the Labor Day holiday weekend. “[The tour] is a collaboration with all o... 58343318@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 08:56:48 MDT