BYU students have been invited to play in a professional symphony as part of a new program offered through the David A. Kennedy Center for International Studies. From BYU Newsnet More…




OREM — The Fields family just keeps on dancing to the drumbeat — even though there are now eight children from 3 months to 17 years, Dad has a regular teaching job and almost everybody is also playing recreational soccer. From Deseret News More…


Is David Archuleta a humble, nice kid or cold, calculating and overwhelmingly ambitious? From Deseret News More…


AMERICAN FORK — Before KSL newscaster Bruce Lindsay started writing his Home Town Weekly good news stories he attempted to research them. From Deseret News More…


Laptop performances have been around since the '80s, when they became de rigueur in trend-setting clubs from L.A. to Berlin. But laptop orchestras are quite new. Wang co-founded the first one in 2005, at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student in computer science. Stanford's laptop orchestra was founded by Wang just last year. [...]


Stephanie Meyer, a Mormon housewife turned novelist, is the new queen of fantasy.. From Time Magazine More…


When Josh Ligairi and Andrew James started filming their documentary about Utah's edited movie industry in the fall of 2006, one of the first people they met was Daniel Dean Thompson. The owner of the now-defunct Flix Club store in Orem eventually became the central figure in their film, and Ligairi and James got to [...]


Is it just me, or are Utahns taking over reality TV? Todd Herzog, of Pleasant Grove, won last year's "Survivor: China," Provo hoofer Julianne Hough is a two-time champ on "Dancing with the Stars" and Murray's David Archuleta seems destined to be crowned the new "American Idol" next month. From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


The workshops, which included classes in pedal technique and tips for better hymn playing, were designed to help train organists for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because the church doesn't have a paid clergy, pianists are often pressed into playing the organ for worship services. From Deseret News More…


A prospective author I spoke with last week wanted to know what the next step should be in getting his manuscript published. The author told me about the project’s subject (a subject outside of what I publish) and explained that he had already written quite a bit of the manuscript, a non-fiction work, and wondered [...]


"You get the best of both worlds," Miley Cyrus sings in the theme song of her hugely popular Disney Channel show, "Hannah Montana." It's a reference to her character's secret double life as both a rock star AND a normal schoolgirl. From Deseret News More…


The concert will be a retrospective on the Osmonds' 50 years of performances, the LDS Church said. The program will showcase the choir, and at the same time feature "some of the wonderful music the Osmonds are famous for," said music director Mack Wilberg, who will conduct the concerts. From Deseret News More…


A weekend feast of history and musical arts featuring Trinidadian composer, arranger, and performer Ray 'Soul of Pan' Holman [pictured at left] enriched the BYU-Hawaii stage this past weekend, entertaining and educating audiences with the sounds and songs of another island culture. From The BYUH Newsroom More…


PLEASANT GROVE — Competitive dancing builds self-esteem and prepares dancers for future contests, such as the grueling three-day regional challenge, Spotlight Dance Cup, held last monthin Bountiful, dance teachers say. From Deseret News More…


Extremely fast computer circuitry that runs on far-infrared light instead of electricity is the object of research the University of Utah is promoting in news announcements and in a study published in the online journal Optics Express. From Deseret News More…


The advent of DSL and cable modems gave rise to a slew of popular web services, produced multibillion dollar companies and reshaped consumers' daily lives — all with relatively wimpy "broadband" connections that top out at a mere 3 to 6 megabits per second (Mbps). From Wired More…


Thousands of past students and staff from around the world are gathering in Hamilton for the 50th anniversary celebrations of Church College, in Temple View, this week. From Waikato Times More…


Folks with a rudimentary knowledge of LDS and Utah history know Brigham Young once scanned the stark Salt Lake Valley and declared, "This is the right place." But don't forget President Young made another historic utterance a short time after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley. History teaches that the pioneer prophet struck his cane [...]


TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Shortly after Esther Tsai graduates from Taiwan University of Art this June she will leave home, family and her art behind. From Deseret News More…


WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is accusing China, Russia and seven other nations of failing to protect American producers of movies, computer software and other copyrighted material from widespread piracy. From Deseret News More…


Pair save marriages, inspire many and make communication better From Deseret News More…


DRAPER — In recent months, theater lovers in Draper have feared a promised outdoor amphitheater would be among the casualties of a housing slump and over-budgeting by city officials. From Deseret News More…


SPRINGVILLE — Five of the eight top award winners in the 84th annual Spring Salon at the Springville Museum of Art are Utah County artists. From Deseret News More…


Festival was started to unite groups throughout Utah From Deseret News More… More…


One of the pleasures of watching Ririe-Woodbury perform is that the company is small enough — only six people — that all the dancers can interact during a number. Seeing them combine in different ways — a couple, a pair or trio of men or women, a solo performer — then spin off and reassemble [...]


Now we know what Donny Osmond was hinting around about a couple of weeks ago. Not only are he and his sister, Marie, launching a new phase of their careers, they're doing it in a big way. From Deseret News More…


Kaelin, however, believes David may forego the important milestone for Mormon 19-year-olds, believing his "mission" is to move listeners with his music. "I don't know if he realizes it, but he's on his mission now," Kaelin said. " People say how inspired they are by him. He's already serving." From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


The entire Osmond family — including the Osmond Brothers, Donny, Marie and Jimmy — will be featured as guest artists for this year's Pioneer Day Concert by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. From Mormon Times More…

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