“You know, if the Bible (or Book of Mormon) was a movie, it would be rated R…” A commonly heard phrase…notwithstanding they HAVE made movies based on the Bible and the Book of Mormon and most of them were not rated R. From At The Movies More…


Lessons learned from stories in the Book of Mormon are sometimes clearly stated after the words “and thus we see.” For example, speaking of the years of wandering in the wilderness after fleeing from Jerusalem with his family, Nephi wrote: “We did travel and wade through much affliction in the wilderness. … “And so great [...]


Out of the estimated 4,000-6,000 who showed up to audition at the EnergySolutions Arena, only about 200-400 were expected to make it to the second of three rounds. Those who did, however, could hardly contain their excitement. From Deseret News More…


Announcing the Minerva Teichert Invitational Show, August 15-16, in Cokeville, Wyoming. Cokeville is Minerva’s hometown. From A Motley Vision More…


As a writer and book lover, I often muse about the lost 116 pages of the Book of Mormon — especially this year, when the Book of Mormon is on the Sunday School docket. From Mormon Times More…


Online social networks are communities of people who share common interests and activities. Social networking sites provide the ability to create a personal profile and various ways to interact with other people, such as messaging, e-mail, video, text or voice chat, file sharing, blogging, and discussion groups. Social networking has revolutionized the way many people [...]


Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez and the rest of the student body at the fictional East High School are back in class. Only this time, the energetic jocks, braniacs and thespians are singing and dancing on the Capitol Theatre stage in the Broadway version of "High School Musical." And just like Disney's wildly popular made-for-television movie, [...]


Elmer had auditioned five times before to be a contestant on America's top-rated television show, "American Idol" – in seasons two, four, five, six and seven. But it wasn't until Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena that the South Jordan resident finally was successful – as auditions for the country's top-rated TV show arrived in Utah for [...]


Since 1937, the Hill Cumorah Pageant has been presenting spectacular outdoor theater productions in Palmyra, N.Y. Each year seven shows are produced with smoke, flames and other special effects with magnificent props and backdrops in the outdoor setting on the slope of Hill Cumorah. The work crew responsible for setting this stage consists of 26 [...]


Millions of church records will soon have their own specifically designed, state-of-the-art space that will be more user-friendly and records-friendly when the new Church History Library is completed next summer. From Mormon Times More…


Separate groups of business and education leaders are attempting to launch two college campuses that hold to values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — one in Nauvoo, Ill., and another in western Nevada. Both groups say they have a lot of work to finish and a lot of money to raise [...]


Pioneer Day weekend saw many celebrations in Utah. Many people attended parades and carnivals to commemorate the state's pioneer heritage. In Nephi, people remembered their pioneer heritage during the Mormon Handcart Pageant. From BYU Newsnet More…


Rodger Sorensen, chair of the Theatre and Media Arts Department at BYU, related personal experiences and anecdotes in an effort to emphasize the importance of recognizing and receiving the manifestations of the spirit. From BYU Newsnet More…


East High School is again center stage for "High School Musical 3." But there was a bidding war among several states who also wanted to host the production. The decision came down to an affection for this location and financial incentives that have become the reality in the film world. From KSL More…


The Utah Film Commission wants to attract some bigger movie productions to the state, and Gov. Huntsman wants the Legislature to help out. From KSL More… More…


TOKYO (AP) — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. will begin test production of next-generation displays for TVs next year with plans for commercial output as early as 2011, Japan's top business newspaper reported Tuesday. From Ventura County Star More…


"It's a great show this year," says Sharon Aposhian Wright, co-chairwoman of the show from the Utah Valley Quilt Guild. "We have so many that are hand-quilted this year, and so many that have taken years to complete." From Deseret News More…


The Brigham Young University Experimental Theatre Club’s world premiere of “Prometheus Unbound” will begin Thursday, July 31, and run Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1-2, and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 7-9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theater of the Harris Fine Arts Center. From A Motley Vision More…


You have a better chance of being the next "American Idol" than you do of getting hit by lightning. But not that much better. From Deseret News More…


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — You never know what kind of goofy stuff is going to come up during the Television Critics Association press tours. But something goofy always happens. From Deseret News More…


This has been quite a violent summer on the screens of our friendly neighborhood movie houses. As the 1960s "Batman" TV show used to say, it's all "Pow!" "Zap!" "Bam!" From Deseret News More…


MTV held auditions around the country, and cast the leading role on a reality show using Broadway casting directors, with the show's director/choreographer, Jerry Mitchell, making the final decision. From Deseret News More…


The August issue of the Ensign features four pages of photos of Minerva Teichert’s Book of Mormon work. Each work has a caption next to it with the title as well as an excerpt from a Book of Mormon verse. Titled “And Thus We See,” the article states that “lessons learned from stories in the [...]


DearElder.com is looking for a new face in its advertising and marketing campaigns after using Kirby Heyborne's likeness for more than four years to promote its letter-delivery service for LDS missionaries. From Mormon Times More…


The July edition of the Ensign, a monthly magazine distributed to English-speaking Church members, features an address given by Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles. Elder Ballard encourages Church members to participate in the growing online discussion about the Church: "There are conversations going on about the Church [...]


Elder Stephen Peterson, president of the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, and his wife, Sister Cathy Peterson, expressed their excitement and gratitude at the opportunity to speak, in tandem, at a BYU Hawaii devotional. The message they shared was that of the mission motto: From BYUH Newsroom More…


A reverent, serene ambiance is part of the temple experience for Latter-day Saints who attend services in these sacred buildings. Creating that special atmosphere is the work of an army of decorators, artists, artisans, craftsmen and specialists. From Mormon Times More…


NAUVOO, Ill. Elder David Blackinton readily shares a small secret about the Nauvoo Brass Band. It's not actually a brass band. "We have three clarinets and a flute," Blackinton said. But the first-year director said there's a good reason for the name, which ties into the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day [...]


It takes a ton of salt potatoes — that’s 2,000 pounds of the little spuds — to satisfy the appetites of the Hill Cumorah Pageant crowd. From mpnnow.com More…


Kirtland, which proclaims itself as a city of faith and beauty, holds historic connections to the past while preserving and maintaining a thriving community. The city has been graced with the workings of The Community of Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These two groups have operated sites that encompass history, [...]

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