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Whether you’re seeing it because you want a good laugh this Christmas or because you want to support free expression, there are a handful of venues in Utah to catch the controversial film The Interview tomorrow.

In downtown Salt Lake City, Brewvies film consultant Norman Chesler said the movie house and bar jumped on the chance to bring the film to customers Christmas Day.

“We have customer’s we’ve dealt with for years and we want to make sure they’re happy with what we do,” Chesler says.

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  KUER entertainment reporter Dan Nailen is well aware of the calendar -- but he thinks his list of the top albums from last year needs revision.

Dan Nailen blogs at slcene.com

  In this week between Christmas and New Year's Day, Dan Nailen says there's a great opportunity to get into some good shows that might otherwise be sold out. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene.com

Pioneer Theatre Company

  We're not sure about raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but we do know that musical theater is generally NOT on the list of Dan Nailen's favorite things Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene.com

The Lower Lights

  No matter where you go in Salt Lake City this time of year, the holiday spirit is out to get you -- and Dan Nailen says there are good reasons to get swept up in it. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Plan B Theatre

  Green Day's musical American Idiot and Plan B Theater's annual radio drama are on Dan Nailen's list of entertainment this week in Salt Lake City.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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  It's a little like biology -- bands break up and the parts reassemble into something new.  That's how Dan Nailen sees the evolution of a local band performing in Salt Lake this weekend.  Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com 

IJ & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center

  The Jewish Arts Festival begins this weekend at Salt Lake City's Jewish Community Center -- and that's Dan Nailen's first stop on his weekend tour.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Sleigh Bells

Oct 18, 2013

  Even if their story is too cute to be true, Dan Nailen says Sleigh Bells is one act that gets better -- and plays bigger venues -- every time they come to Salt Lake.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

  For Dan Nailen, the Waterboys have been his "white whale" band -- he's been a fan for years, but he's never been to one of their shows.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Dan Nailen's looking forward to the Glen Tillbrook appearance at the State Room in Salt Lake City tonight. Tilbrook's someone he's followed for a long time.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

  Dan Nailen needs to come up with a chart for all the talented musicians who've been coming out of Provo over the last several years.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

The Utah State Fair is underway, and for Dan Nailen, there's a certain category of performers who turn up there every year.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Michael Goldberg

  For a lot of performers who were once on the cutting edge, maintaining a career over the long term is tough.  Dan Nailen talks with KUER's Dan Bammes about one band coming to Salt Lake this week that's fighting to stay relevant. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER . . . and blogs at slcene-dot-com

  Dan Nailen talks about Salt Lake City's annual Do-It-Yourself festival among the week's entertainment offerings.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Ever heard of Frightened Rabbit?  Neither has anybody else, but Dan Nailen insists they're worth a listen.  They're at the top of this week's long list of summer music.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com  

   If KUER's entertainment reporter Dan Nailen is good for anything, it's pointing out artists who've been underappreciated.  This weekend, he's talking about a country artist who rarely makes headlines. Dan Nailen blogs at slcene-dot-com.

 Dan Nailen says the summer live music season is reaching its peak -- and he's looking forward to a voice that's been around a long time putting on a new kind of show. 

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene-dot-org  

  Provo's Rooftop Concert Series features music from the Rolling Stones this weekend.  KUER's Dan Nailen says it's worth a drive.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

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  Salt Lake City hosts a lot of conventions -- some shut locals out of their meetings entirely, but there's one that's welcoming visitors to several of its events.  It's the editorial cartoonists -- and Dan Nailen has been watching the scribblers.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Listen to Doug Fabrizio's conversation with Pat Bagley, Steve Benson and Kal Kallaugher on KUER's Radio West

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  It's looking like a wonderful weekend at the Utah Arts Festival, with Dan Nailen looking forward to some of the late evening performances.  And if you want to get there in a good mood, he recommends taking TRAX and not trying to park downtown. Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER... and blogs at slcene-dot-com

Dan Nailen: WingFest

Jun 14, 2013
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More often than not, Dan Nailen is talking about music when he looks at Salt Lake City's entertainment choices.  Now and then, it's art or theater.  But he can't pass up a chance to celebrate chicken wings.  Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER  and blogs at   .

Granite and Park City school districts expand their pre-k programs thanks to Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Utah company can’t patent genes, and Dan Nailen gives us a look ahead to Wing Fest.

  The last time Andre Williams came to Salt Lake, the Garage on Beck caught fire.  Dan Nailen talks about the show in Salt Lake and other entertainment options for the week.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com.

Dan Nailen: Jersey Boys

Jun 3, 2013
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  Dan Nailen says he's generally not a fan of musical theater, but he's interested in Jersey Boys, the Broadway show playing this week in Salt Lake City.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

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  The first stop for Dan Nailen's entertainment tour this Memorial Day weekend is the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Dan Nailen's entertainment weblog slcene.com

Dan Nailen: Yo La Tengo

May 17, 2013
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  Salt Lake City's Living Traditions Festival is this weekend and lots of other entertainment choices are available.  But Dan Nailen's excited about a band that's making a stop in Salt Lake.  He talks with KUER's Dan Bammes.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Utah considers walking away from a high risk insurance pool, the University of Utah considers stricter rules for skateboarders, and Dan Nailen shares why Salt Lake is in for night after night after night of good music.

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  The way Dan Nailen tells it, great music is lined up "night after night after night" in Salt Lake City this week.

Dan Nailen reports on entertainment for KUER and blogs at slcene.com

Family and friends honor the death of fallen soccer referee Ricardo Portillo, the Great Salt Lake Council discusses gays in the Boy Scouts, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council announces the lineup for the Twilight Concert Series.

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