David Archuleta's favorite day is Sunday. He can relax and listen to some music. He says it's a perfect time to listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. And for Archuleta, being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a plus. "My life is in the Lord's hands," he says. "Even [...]

Conservative talk-radio giant Sean Hannity likely will be the latest victim of a puritanical purge lunched within LDS Church-owned media. Insiders at KSL radio say that Hannity, even though he has a large and passionate listenership, will be gone from KSL Radio "sooner rather than later" because he doesn't meet the new values code insituted [...]

Pop culture routinely traffics in material unsuitable to the wee ones – just think Lady Gaga at Yankee Stadium. But media companies often defend their product by claiming, “it’s just a movie/record/TV show,” and it’s not meant to condone bad behavior. Can it work the other way? Can a teen girl who lives and breathes [...]

Even with religious freedom and the birth of a new nation, the Restoration of the gospel was still an uphill battle. Only with a divinely orchestrated plan and precise timing was a space carved out for the young Mormon church to grow. via Founding of America and gospel Restoration are divinely connected | MormonTimes.com.

The musical "Come Home to Kanesville" tells the story of love and faith among pioneers set against this historical backdrop. This summer, the show will run from July 20 to July 31, excluding Sundays and Mondays, at the Kanesville Tabernacle (222 E. Broadway in Council Bluffs). The show begins at 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and at [...]

America between the two World Wars was a time of unique aviation expansion. Few people realize, however, the part private aviation and women played in this expansion. via 'STAGGERWING' honors women's contributions to aviation | MormonTimes.com.

The Church is on TV. It has its own YouTube channel and Facebook page. It’s been printing magazines and books for decades. And since May 2009, the Church created a presence on the radio, broadcasting familiar voices, as well as new ones, on frequencies across the country and the world. via LDS Living.

It's always fascinating how the LDS Church and Mormons get pulled into news stories around the globe. At times the connection is tenuous at best, odd at others and, in some cases, it really is an important story. via Mormon Media Observer: A Mormon connection? | MormonTimes.com.

In 2005, Jenny Oaks Baker made her solo violin debut with the Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony and Orchestra, with whom she was first violinist for seven years. She has released nine studio albums, several of which have topped the Billboard classical album chart. On July 3, Baker will join country music star Carrie Underwood and [...]

We are thinking, reasoning human beings. We have the ability to identify our needs, to plan, to set goals, and to solve our problems. The characteristics of a creative person can be used to develop solutions for seemingly insurmountable obstacles. We can use originality to overcome opposition. We can develop new ways to help others [...]

In the span of nearly 80 years, I’ve seen many changes. When I began my mission in England in 1948, the most common way for people to get news was through newspapers and radio. How different the world is today. For many of you, if you read newspapers, the chances are you read them on [...]

Many years ago, on an assignment to the beautiful islands of Tonga, I was privileged to visit our Church school, the Liahona High School, where our youth are taught by teachers with a common bond of faith—providing training for the mind and preparation for life. On that occasion, entering one classroom, I noticed the rapt [...]

From time to time we hear great artists or athletes described as “Renaissance men.” Society marvels at the variety of their accomplishments—a football player who also excels as a musician or a writer who can also paint. via Music and the Spoken Word.

Jenny Kay is a recent graduate of BYU, where she majored in exercise science. If it has to do with health, wellness and fitness, she's into it. As a corporate wellness consultant for Gold's Gym, she sets up programs for companies that, as she says, "gets them healthy and saves them money." But what she'd [...]

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, BYU’s Young Ambassadors returned to the roots of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by performing in and around Nauvoo this summer. The Young Ambassadors arrived in Nauvoo on June 7 and began performing at the Church’s Visitors’ Center the next night. The group followed with two weeks of [...]

For those who work behind the scenes of summer pageants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is little doubt as to what the driving force is behind these popular summer productions — the youth.Mormon summer pageants, which kick off in Manti, Utah, are well known for dramatic displays of history from [...]

Carthage. What does the name bring to mind — a jail? a murder? That's what the town has meant to Mormons for 166 years, but at least for one warm night in June, Carthage took on a new identity. Put this picture in your mind: A talented group of BYU students performing at the opening [...]

A summer tradition is underway again in Central Utah. It's the 44th season of the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti. via ksl.com – Annual Mormon Miracle Pageant tells story of faith to thousands.

Author Greg Park insists hes not writing Mormon fiction.His five-book Earthsoul Prophecies series is "fantasy, first and foremost."That doesnt mean, though, that his testimony of and membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints arent influencing the story and the character development in his books. via LDS science fiction writer draws on beliefs [...]

Michael Ballard, a program producer for Montana PBS, was recently awarded two Emmys by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Northwest Chapter.Ballard, a member of the Bozeman 1st Ward, Bozeman Montana Stake, won for directing and editing in connection with the documentary "Never Long Gone: Mission Mountain Wood Band Story." The documentary tells [...]

The LDS Family History Library serves as the flagship for over four thousand satellite family history centers in more than eighty-eight countries. Records for hundreds of millions of individuals are available for inspection and investigation. About two thousand people visit the library each day. via BYU Virtual Tours: The LDS Family History Library.

The closing sentence of the thirteenth Article of Faith provides a favorable frame of reference for both the production and the consumption of cinema, as well as all the arts. It reads “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” On the production side, this sentence [...]

The BYU Ad Lab has combined ferocious critters with Doritos-eating folks to win a Student Gold ADDY Award, one of the top advertising prizes awarded in the country for student work. Ad Lab adviser Jeff Sheets and Ad Lab students picked up their hardware Saturday in a ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The Ad Lab landed [...]

Congress must ensure that obscenity laws are enforced so that children are not exposed to pornography on the Internet, researchers and advocates of Internet safety said Tuesday. Speaking at a briefing at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, researchers said because obscenity laws have not been upheld or enforced, illegal adult pornography has flooded and polluted [...]

Remember how your kindergarten teacher would yell "Stop, look, and listen!" when she wanted the class to pipe down? A good documentary should be something like that—something that makes you pay attention and, if youre lucky, learn something.Judging by that elementary standard, the film 8: The Mormon Proposition mostly flunks out. The film is a [...]

"In today's world our children aren't learning the traditional values of patriotism," said Sister Mitchell, who introduced the program to Vermont last year. "This program is a fun way to help them learn patriotic American messages. The people who wrote the music were inspired and are so willing to share." via LDS Church News – [...]

Featuring a Mormon church emeritus general authority and well-known poet-author as inaugural speakers, the Church History Museum is kicking off a new evening-event theme later this month. "The Story of My Life" — a new installment of the ongoing "Evenings at the Museum" series on Saturday, June 26 — will focus on the importance of [...]

African-American Latter-day Saints are remembering an important anniversary in their faith and honoring the memory of pioneer Jane Manning James with an up-coming play about her life. via ksl.com – Play honors life of early African-American Latter-day Saint.

Audio technology has been reinvented several times since members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir huddled around two 5-by-2-foot acoustic horns to make their first recording on Sept. 1, 1910. But what strikes music director Mack Wilberg is how much the essence of the choir has remained the same. via Mormon Tabernacle Choir: The record of [...]

"SPOKEN WORD" IN RADIO HALL OF FAME? — "Music and the Spoken Word," the worlds longest-running continuous network broadcast, as well as the longest-running radio broadcast in America, has been nominated by the for a spot in the National Radio Hall of Fame in the "National Pioneer" category. via Music and the Spoken Word a [...]

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