The paintings — a 1903 rendition of Christ in America done by Danish artist CCA Christensen (no relation to Anthony Christensen) and an 1893 oil painting of the Salt Lake LDS Temple by Carl Wuttke — are valuable pieces that will fetch a nice price but more importantly, Christensen says, they are the kind of [...]


Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is a multimedia platform featuring Religious Educators from BYU. It consists of a website, virtualtours.byu.edu, a hardcover book, “Salt Lake City, Ensign to the Nations,” a Salt Lake City church history tour guide and a DVD-ROM that includes the virtual tours also found on the website. The educators teach about various [...]


Hallowed Ground, Sacred Journeys (found at BYU Virtual Tours with an interactive site here) is a wonderful resource for learning more about both well-known and more obscure historical sites that have a place in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each post contains professional documentary video clips that give you [...]


BYU Virtual Tours – Want to take a tour of church history sites around Salt Lake City, but you don't have the time or means to actually go to all the sites? BYU Virtual Tours has provided a wonderful YouTube channel with 36 videos of church history locations in and around Salt Lake City. It's [...]


No one knows what costumes they're going to wear or what routine they will dance, but members of the ballroom dance team at Utah Valley University brought in expert choreographers and have doubled up rehearsals to help them deliver an exciting performance for today's 7 p.m. television debut on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."They're looking [...]


“Your father loves you and so does your heavenly Father. … As long as we have today, we can change the world. … Marry for love, marry for laughs, but mostly importantly as my wife Tania taught me, marry for God. Without God, life’s storms are too strong to withstand. … Life is hard, and [...]


Schaffer, who lives in Spanish Fork with his wife and three children, proudly claims he's a geek at heart. A tour of his 2,500-square-foot west downtown Salt Lake City studio is like a walk through Wonderland for any genre-movie nerd. From the outside, the studio looks like an abandoned warehouse, and Schaffer doesn't announce the [...]


At first glance, it looks a bit like Hollywood. Men in cowboy hats, women in long dust-kissed dresses and a horse whinnying in the background. "Picture's up! Quiet!" echoes the call across the set. The chatting and scuffling stops, and Sheriff Henry Heath delivers his lines. "Cut! That was great," calls director and screenwriter Tom [...]


BYU dance company Kinnect is striving to teach children to investigate, explore and create through dance. The 12 Kinnect dancers appear in elementary school auditoriums to share their love of dancing and encourage children to consider dance as a way to discover themselves. “We are truly advocates for the creative process,” said Rebecca Downs, a [...]


The project seeks to create the feeling that brings the individual into the site without having the opportunity to visit in person. "Whether you're a multi-generation member of the church, or you were baptized just last week," associate professor Lloyd D. Newell says, "these are the sites that have helped make the church's legacy and [...]


Winning first place in Latin and Standard dances at the USA 2009 and 2010 national competitions has placed two LDS teens high in the world of dance.Elijah Clayton of Renton, Washington, and Hannah Shinsato of Snohomish, Washington, both just 13 years old, won first place in their events at the 2010 USA National Dance Competition [...]


Even though he’s performed more times than he can count, his hands always get cold before a show. He rubs them together trying to keep warm. They need to be able to play the keyboard. After a quick sound check, and a hello to the crowd, he begins his first song. His music produces an [...]


The Utah County theater scene is always growing, shrinking, moving and changing. Year after year, new theater companies pop up and produce shows. Some find success, while others quickly realize how difficult running an arts company is. Despite the recent economic challenges, however, many Utah County theater companies have found success and continue to expand. [...]


The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is hitting the road again as part of its Alwin Nikolais Centennial Tour. On this leg of the ongoing two-year tour, the big news is that the Utah company will be performing today at the Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, on Manhattan's lower East Side. In addition, the company will perform [...]


A Provo family will trek nearly 1,200 miles over the next three months, pulling a single handcart from Winter Quarters, Neb., to Salt Lake City in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 9th and 10th Mormon handcart companies that crossed the plains in 1860. Clive Haydon handed in his master’s thesis to the BYU [...]


Utah Film Commission director Marshall Moore's plane had just landed at LAX on his way to a trade show last year when he got an important phone call. "There was a message from Disney," Moore said. "They said, 'Marshall, because you created this tax credit, we're now allowed to scout Utah for our next tentpole [...]

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