The opportunity to "travel with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir" from the comfort of home is being offered between the Sunday sessions of general conference, April 4, in the form of a documentary produced by BYU TV that brings to life the sights, sounds and emotions of the choir's 2009 summer tour, June 18-30. The documentary, [...]

The staff at the new Church History Library hopes those who missed the documents on display during the building's open house will not miss this opportunity. The library, dedicated in June 2009, will have rarely displayed items from its historical collection under glass for the public to see during conference weekend. The open house is [...]

Michele Ashman Bell, popular LDS romance writer, has been the Meridian reviewer of Young Adult Fiction for over four years. Recently, she has published her first Young Adult novel, Summer in Paris.. I was interested to interview her about this, as YA fiction is becoming such a hot item in the LDS and national market. [...]

You've been through the tabernacle. You've seen the film in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. You've even stopped by the new Deseret Book flagship store. Now what? via MormonTimes – Hidden treasures around Temple Square.

There are ordinary people all over the world who experience racism, discrimination and prejudice daily. How do we live with the differences that exist between individuals in America? We need to educate ourselves and others in order to further a just and inclusive society. The Anne Frank exhibit will encourage ongoing individual and community education [...]

Neal McDonough is a marvelous actor who elevates every role he plays, whether it's in Band of Brothers or Desperate Housewives. So when he was suddenly replaced with David James Elliott 3 days into the filming on ABC's new series Scoundrels earlier this week, there had to be a story behind the story. The move [...]

That is what the arts can do for the stories of our ancestors—make them memorable, enjoyable, and repeatable. And the specific art used is almost inconsequential! It can be quilting, drama, storytelling, literature, music, dance, cooking, pottery, sewing, painting, puppetry, weaving, even architecture! (The control room in my recording studio is the “Joseph C. Clive [...]

Notable Mormon pioneers are returning to Salt Lake City. Visitors to the LDS Church History Museum during conference weekend will likely run into a blacksmith or a stonecutter — or perhaps Eliza R. Snow, Sarah Granger Kimball or Amanda Barnes Smith. Brigham Young also will be there. "It creates an experience," said Angela Ames, who [...]

I suppose Latter-day Saints shouldn't be too surprised the latest put-down from Chuck Colson, leader of the Prison Fellowship. Ironically, it was as he and leaders of Christian groups announced a new "civility covenant." via MormonTimes – Do Mormons need an Anti-Defamation League?.

LAIE, Hawaii — The Polynesian Cultural Center's new night show, "Ha: Breath of Life," has been released on DVD. The DVD features the complete production of Hawaii's most popular paid tourist attraction along with 28-minutes of bonus features. The DVD is available for $30 at all PCC gift shops and online at The DVD [...]

After extensive renovation and technological enhancement, the newly reopened Mormon Battalion Historic Site operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was officially dedicated on Friday, 26 March 2010. via Church Dedicates Mormon Battalion Historic Site – LDS Newsroom.

If you've ever watched the classic movie "The Ten Commandments" by Cecil B. DeMille, it is so engaging it may have become your definitive version of Moses. But the 1956 film, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner (which will be broadcast next Saturday, April 3, from 6-10 p.m. on KTVX Ch. 4), sprinkles more than [...]

¥ou’re a singer or songwriter. You have talent, but what do you do with it? Let’s assume you have managed to get funding for an independent recording. What pitfalls do you want to avoid? Here are six tips to help you as you embark on your journey as an artist. via LDSMusicNow Blog.

s the curtains raised on opening night, the first voice and face Jed and Kathy Hansen saw onstage was that of their daughter Rhiannon. The Logan couple, who traveled to the crowded Rhode Island theater for their daughter's epic performance, smiled at each other and cried. "Here is a girl who had a dream and [...]

Almost 144 years after its original location opened, Deseret Book opened its new flagship store on March 25 across from Temple Square. The flagship store opened a few feet away from its original 1866 location run by George Q. Cannon and Sons. via Deseret Book opens flagship store in Salt Lake |

Mormons have a special relationship with the concept of creation, but the reverse is absolutely not the case. And not all Latter-day Saints want to create art, or books, or blogs, or statuary. I’m creating things because that’s what I enjoy, and after lots of practice that’s kind of what I’m best at. Being Mormon [...]

Just three days before opening night, the cast gathers around a cafeteria table as director Jared Larkin serves homemade beef and cabbage. After five hours of rehearsing Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," his students welcome the dinner break. "Do you guys feel more Irish?" Larkin asks as the teenage cast and crew feast on ginger [...]

horeographer Eldon Johnson of Odyssey Dance Theatre has translated the classic story of "Romeo and Juliet" into a dance-opera using hip hop, ballroom, and jazz movement. And for those of us who impatiently suffer through dialogue and songs to see the dance in any musical theater production, this is our cup of tea. via Odyssey [...]

Those who wish they could make it to the Holy Land can now experience the next best thing — taking the journey with scholar Truman Madsen. "It's like Truman takes you by the hand," Ann Madsen said of her late husband. "And teaches." Madsen's final trip to the Holy Land before his death is documented [...]

What do you do when you already have an award-wining album under your belt?  If you're the female vocal group One Clear Voice, you do what you do best—you make another one.  With their latest album, “Go Without Knowing,” Tammy Simister Robinson, Tanya Barkdull, Johanne Fréchette Perry, and LaRene Tinney of One Clear Voice prove [...]

Facebook is the world's largest social network, with more than 400 million users. Facebook was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, who recently stated, "It's a large number, but the way we think about this is that we're just getting started on our goal of connecting everyone!" That is an incredibly ambitious goal, but the [...]

Joseph Smith translated the complex Book of Mormon at the rate of 11 pages per day. Peterson concluded that Joseph Smith could not have written the book as some have claimed. The Mayans were obsessed with time measurement. They frequently used the numbers 20 and 400. The Book of Alma uses 20 and 20 by [...]

She co-sleeps, diapers her baby in cloth, eats almost strictly out of her garden, owns chickens, and sews her baby's clothes. But don't call her crunchy, granola or associate her with hippies, armpit hair and tofu — though she does like tofu. Amy Thompson is a progressive pioneer, author of the blog The new [...]

By her reckoning, opera soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen has some praying to do. A world of opportunity awaits Sister Willis-Sorensen, a 25-year-old returned missionary and BYU graduate, in the wake of her stunning victory at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions earlier this month. via LDS Church News – Latter-day Saint singer wins at Metropolitan Opera [...]

A simple thank-you note changed Brigham Young University-Idaho student Hans Smith's life more than he ever could have imagined. In 2008, the baseball fanatic, whose participation in the game has been limited to that of an observer due to the physical limitations of cerebral palsy, discovered a baseball video game more realistic than any other [...]

President Henry B. Eyring of the LDS Church First Presidency, author David McCullough, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will participate in a tribute to family history on April 29. The event, "A Celebration of Family History," will be at the LDS Conference Center starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are available [...]

Artificial intelligence, neural networks and genetic algorithms aren’t terms usually heard in the HFAC. However, a small group of BYU students is facing the unknown and is looking to bridge the gap between artificial intelligence and human creativity. Enter DARCI, a project taken on by the students in VATSU 460 and 680. DARCI stands for [...]

Among his most avid collectors is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which purchased many Jones landscapes to hang in its temples, decorating some of Mormonism's most sacred spaces. "The church collects landscape painting as religious art because they celebrate the creations of God," Richard Oman, an LDS art curator, told the filmmakers. [...]

Well-known LDS songwriter Janice Kapp Perry teamed up with her friend, popular Japanese LDS singer Nobuaki Irie, sharing music and testimony in a whirlwind, 10-day, eight-city tour of concerts and firesides from Japans northern island of Hokkaido to Okinawa in the south from March 5-14. via LDS Church News – Songwriter from U.S. joins with [...]

On Sunday, March 28th, Palm Sunday, the Short Hills congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present its annual Easter concert titled "Hope in Christ." This musical event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The church is located at 140 White Oak Ridge Road in [...]

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