If you live in the heartland of America-Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota-the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will be in your area next summer for a six-city tour June 12 through June 20, 2013. Performances are planned for Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena; Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Bankers [...]


Creed lead singer Scott Stapp tells his story about "looking up" and making it to the sunrise. via Rock star's renewed faith in God credited for recovery | Fox News Video.


NAUVOO, Ill. — Applications to audition to be a young performing missionary next summer in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission are due Nov. 30. Late applications will not be considered. Each year 20 stage missionaries, two to four tech missionaries and 16 to 18 band members are selected through an audition process, and will receive a [...]


We all know the power of music in our lives and feel the Spirit when we sing hymns in church each week. But there are tons of other amazing songs in all of Mormondom, and we need your help to figure out which are THE BEST. Please take just a few minutes to vote for [...]


When most people think of reality shows, they think of drunken fist fights, profanity laced tirades and sexual escapades. But it’s a pretty safe bet that BYUtv’s new reality show — chronicling the gospel-filled adventures of eight real-life Mormon missionaries — won’t follow that formula. via New reality show follows Mormon missionaries | The Salt [...]


After performing his 11th concert this month in Europe as a part of the iTunes Download 2012 festival, Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers appeared on “Skavlan,” a Norwegian TV show, to wrap up a European trip before the Sept. 17 release of the band's new album "Battle Born." The show started out as a normal [...]


It’s yesterday’s news that the Piano Guys, with more than 134 million total YouTube views under their belts, are worldwide Internet sensations. The Utah group now has a famous mogul as its manager and has signed with Sony Masterworks recording label, with a self-titled debut album release on Oct. 2. And KUED will tape a [...]


For the uninitiated, Hoover and Gandhi is Glenn-shorthand. Jay Edgar Hoover symbolized “top down” abusive power. Gandhi embodied peaceful, spiritual, resistance. He uses Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Booker T. Washington for the latter half of the metaphor as well. The latter half, the peaceful half, has the music. They always have. via Mark Mabry [...]


Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and Paul Stanley of Kiss said in a written statement that they hope their gesture will encourage others to give. via Kiss: Legendary band teams with Motley Crue, gives to theater shooting victims – Washington Times.


   


"He told me to get my affairs in order," says Ballam, who sought a second opinion in Houston and a third in Denver, both of which resulted in the same head-shaking as in New York. He was a seriously sick man. He knew it was time to move home. Says Ballam, "New York City is [...]


“It’s cool to be Mormon. Being a Mormon sets you apart,” Heyborne said. “Knowing that Heavenly Father loves me makes a huge difference. You don’t feel alone. Knowing he cares about me, that he will put me in the right places and will protect me, that he wants me to succeed, knowing those things makes [...]


I am writing this article for my children. They are big Alex Boye’ fans. They got that from their old man. When I first heard him sing, I just popped. He was at Brigham Young University at a Mormon Arts Festival. We talked for hours, and I told him then and there he had a [...]


A practising Mormon, 25-year-old Brandon Flowers is married to a primary school teacher and desperate to start a family. He’s also the live-wire showman who fronts one of the hottest bands in the world. It’s not an easy balancing act. Craig McLean talks to the Killers’ singer about resisting temptation via Songs of Praise: Young [...]


Brandon Flowers might be the last honest man in Las Vegas, a land of the lost that has shaped both his glamtastic showmanship and his religious convictions. The Killers' frontman is a guy-linered Mormon with a growing family, a party star with a fierce moral streak. He fears and adores his sinful hometown, and this [...]


Homemade stages, audience participation and a sense of friendship and community are scarce at large professional music venues, but can be found in abundance at house shows. via BYU students create venues at home | Universe.byu.edu.


For those of you who haven’t heard, the church is holding an international video contest in order to “give more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an opportunity to strengthen their testimonies as they share their talents with worldwide members and to “join the conversation” in sharing the gospel with the [...]


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Mormon composer Kathleen Holyoak wasn't asked to build an ark or part the Red Sea. No, she was merely asked to write the music for the 30-piece orchestra and 135-voice choir that performed at the cultural celebration event held prior to the Kyiv Ukraine Temple dedication. via Mormon musician takes up unfamiliar instrument to serve [...]


“There’re so many people going through challenges right now," McCabe said. "If you go to every house in your neighborhood, there’s going to be some trial they’re going through, and if they’re not right now, they will be or they have in the recent past. The message on this album is Christ suffered for us, [...]


This chamber music concert celebrates generations of Mormon composers past as well as the vibrancy of LDS composers today. Included in the concert will be works for solo piano, as well as for flute, french horn and voice and there will be works by well known composers such as Crawford Gates, Marie Nelson and Robert [...]


The fact that one can find a member of the Mormon Willey family at almost any musical event in Utah is no accident. Most of Denise and Donell Willey's six talented children were holding and learning to play an instrument as soon as they could walk and barely talk. Today, they consistently take top honors [...]


Throughout “Flamingo,” Flowers, who is Mormon, compares the casinos of Sin City with the Kingdom of Heaven. On the opening track, “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas,” he sings “Give us your dreamers, your harlots and your sins . . . and remember the house always wins.” via Killer one-man show – NYPOST.com.


It's hard to top the accomplishments of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir over the past century. In 100 years the choir has produced 175 albums, two platinum records and a Grammy. The talented members with golden voices have toured the nations of the earth and performed at presidential inaugurations, special events and other historic venues. The [...]


Composer Robert Johnson based the piece, titled "Nephi," on accounts from the first two books of the Book of Mormon. He will be in the choir when it is performed Sunday at the Topeka Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. via Composer to hear his 'Nephi' cantata | Mormon Times.


Great musicians comprehend a song on the first look or first hearing, and when they perform it, they do so with all the feeling, intonation, phrasing, style and dynamics on the first playback, as it were. It is such a pleasure to work with the pros. via New Janice Kapp Perry Album « LDS Music [...]


While he's sung everything from boy band to musical theater and pop since he first became the lead singer of The Osmond Boys at age 4, this is David Osmond's first inspirational album release. And what's more, it's full of contemporary Christian songs he's co-written from his own life experience. via Steven Kapp Perry: 'The [...]


Everyone has the chance at least once in life to go down the road less traveled. It may be a path we choose or a path that chooses us. David Osmond, the fourth son of Alan Osmond, has been down the road less traveled. via Inside Mormon Music: David Osmond, from wheelchair to center stage [...]


Jay Wesley Osmond never really had a choice. The youngest original member of the Osmond Brothers" and sixth in the family of nine, he was put on stage in diapers at the age of 2 and a half and literally grew up on a series of stages as part of the famous singing family. "I [...]


"Country folks think we are bluegrass, bluegrass folks think we are country. We think we rock," says Shupe. Los Angeles thinks the band is one thing; the East Coast thinks it is another. In the meantime, they keep churning out the songs, playing the concerts, having a good time at whatever they are doing. via [...]

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