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  'Mormon America' author gives personal opinions on the LDS Church
The Contra Costa Times interviewed Richard N. Ostling, the AP religion writer who wrote "The Power and the Promise: Mormon America" along with his wife Joan. The interview gives an interesting view of Ostling's personal opinions about the Church and its place in society, opinions that seem, like the book, admiring yet critical.

  Mahonri Young exhibit on display at Museum of Art
An exhibit of the work of LDS artist Mahonri Mackintosh Young is on display at BYU's Museum of Art, bolstered by his already familiar artwork that has made its way into LDS culture. Young is best known among Mormons as the sculptor of the "This is the Place" monument in Salt Lake City, the Seagull Monument on Temple Square and the statue of Brigham Young that stands overlooking the main part of BYU's campus.

  Another Mahonri Young Exhibit in Connecticut
While BYU's Museum of Art has a current exhibit on Mormon artist and Brigham Young grandson Mahonri Young, another exhibit on Young is underway at the Weir Farm National Historic Site, in Wilton Connecticut. Young lived at the farm from 1931 until his death in 1957, and where he sculpted the figures for the "This is the Place" monument and the marble statue of Brigham Young in the U.S. Capital's rotunda.

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Two New Statues of Porter Rockwell to be Placed

A new 12-foot statue of legendary Mormon lawman and gunslinger Orrin Porter Rockwell will soon greet motorists crossing Point of the Mountain, where U.S. Interstate Highway I-15 crosses from Utah Valley, where Provo is located, to Salt Lake Valley. The statue will be at the entrance to a new, 23-acre business park named for the lawman. Lehi, Utah historians plan to have a second bronze cast of the statue for placement in their new Pioneer Park, on the spot where Rockwell's cabin once stood.

Rockwell: a legend in bronze
Deseret News 20Jan00 A2,1249,150007546,00.html
By Carrie A. Moore: Deseret News staff writer
2 new statues are proof of his historic status

Angels in America Part Two in Modesto

Part two of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" is playing in Modesto and is reviewed in this Modesto Bee article. The play, considered by many the finest play of the 1990s, has bothered and offended Mormons for its depiction of Mormon characters, history and clothing. Stutzin praises this production, calling it "expertly played," but talks less about the acting and production than about the plot.

REVIEW: 'Angels: Part 2': A hit again
Modesto CA Bee 18Jan00 A4,1155,128767,00.html
By Leo Stutzin: Bee Arts Editor


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