Karin Mayo loves her Pittsford neighbors but worried about hosting a neighborhood cookout for fear that someone would bring wine or beer. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which instructs its members to avoid alcohol. From  democratandchronicle.com More…


Are you wondering what you can do with your family this summer? Here are some ideas… More…


"In a time when America is begging for a leader; in a time when America is shouting out, 'Where is the leader, when will he step forward?' I am here to tell you: You are the leader — the leader we seek. The leader we need is you; it always has been. More…


Michelangelo, one of most prominent figures of the Renaissance’s A-List, is famous for his sculptures and his frescoes, nearly all of which depicted religious themes.  The ceiling and walls of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican are possibly his most well known and celebrated works (perhaps rivaled only by The David.)  Commissioned by and under [...]


ST. GEORGE — The decision by former KSL news anchor Dick Nourse to make Dixie State College his academic home is attracting financial support from an old friend. From Deseret News More…


This space is reserved for the most precious items in Utah State University's Special Collections. The 44 first-edition books are carefully covered, near 39 boxes of manuscripts and letters — just a portion of the second largest collection of Jack London primary source materials in the world. From Deseret News More…


When it was built in 1916, Dewey Bridge was the second-largest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi, stretching more than 500 feet across the roiling, muddy waters of what was then called the Grand River. It provided a lifeline for southeastern Utah farmers and ranchers trying to get their products to market and a safer [...]


Dancing and music set the mood as the performers entertained the crowd. Families gathered on blankets; some stood; kids rolled on the grass; others milled about; some, like me, made their way to the concessions stand to seek out a fresh tart. From Deseret News More…


The Mormon pioneer company that entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 wasn't the first party of dusty, wagon-bound immigrants to stumble out of Emigration Canyon. For that matter, they weren't even the first Mormons. From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


The band is named Crossroads partly because of the mix of two generations: Randy Ellsworth is Jared Ellsworth's father and Ron Dimmick is Scott Dimmick's dad, and partly because the music is a mix of country and rock. Randy is from Highland. Jared is from Lehi. Scott is from Spanish Fork. Ron and Rick are [...]


PROVO — The public is invited to attend America's Freedom Festival's annual Patriotic Service today. More…


Sixteen-year-old Si Jing Ye was named the winner of the Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition Saturday night. More…


With 74 pieces from the Cleveland's collection — on loan while the CMA completes its more than $200 million redesign/renovation — "Monet to Picasso" offers Utahns a rare chance to dine on what other major cities consume as a regular diet. More…


The Pompano Beach, Fla. man wanted his siblings and children to choose family over a call from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders to support a November ballot initiative to define traditional marriage in California's constitution. A lifetime member of the Church who came out as a gay man in 2004, Leavitt [...]


For the second week in a row, Springville's Thayne Jasperson and his partner were in the bottom three couples on Fox's hit show "So You Think You Can Dance." And, for the second week in a row, Jasperson avoided being sent home. From Deseret News More…


Six drive-ins survive in Utah, a fraction of the 34 that operated in the 1950s. From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


No crystal-clear DVD or shoddy hand-held YouTube clip can ever match the power and majesty of a live concert album. Simon Hardeman mourns the loss of a medium that created many of pop's defining moments From The Independent More…


I have railed against this Romantic baggage in various electronic forums over the years — most notably the AML List. I have also discussed the whole notion of artistic inspiration in light of LDS belief in the Holy Ghost. What I haven’t done very well is elaborate a positive description of how I think Mormons, [...]


Six finalists in the Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition were chosen Friday night out of the 29 competitors who performed this week. From Deseret News More…


Original jazz music played by its creators captivated Utah Arts Festival attendees Friday night. From Deseret News More…


Colorful music, sculpture, painting and dancing make this year's Utah Arts Festival an art lovers' playground. From Deseret News More…


New findings reveal that several prominent Missouri persecutors in Daviess County made immense profits off the lands from which early Mormon settlers were driven. New research also suggests the timing of the Extermination Order facilitated this landgrab. From The Mormon Times More…


NEW YORK — The Internet's key oversight agency relaxed rules Thursday to permit the introduction of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of new Internet domain names to join ".com," making the first sweeping changes in the network's 25-year-old address system. From The Deseret News More…


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs Swords and Moccasins There is an old Native American saying that you cannot know a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins. Jesus taught that we should go the extra mile with our neighbors. So there’s two miles right there.. Those two miles a day [...]


Music – Five organists will give a history-making concert at Cathedral of the Madeleine. From The Salt Lake Tribune More…


Two summers ago, one of the most talented young men from our stake's drama program went with his family to be in the Hill Cumorah Pageant — only Baydon Hilton wasn't there to act. He went early and served on the crew. From Mormon Times More…


It is the first day of school fall semester. Heather Banks is trying to pass the campus crowd and make it to her 8 a.m. advance English class. She is feeling excited for a new start, but being that it is her first semester at BYU she does not know what to expect in the [...]


Some of the finest young pianists in the world are performing in Salt Lake City this week for the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition. From KSL.com More…


Julianne Hough says she doesn't hold a grudge against anyone in Nashville who doubted her dream of becoming a country singer. From Indy.com More…


By well over a decade, the site predates the "Web 2.0" era of YouTube and Facebook — it is emphatically old school. Thankfully, IMDb hasn't tried to update itself with a social networking component, which just about every site has done in the last few years. Instead, it's stayed true to its simple mission of [...]

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