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| Hinckley's Book Hit's #34 On USA Today List
|LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's book
"Standing for Something" debuted on USA Today's list of the best
selling books in the U.S. at #34, and the publisher, Times Books, is
reporting strong sales. Following strong advance demand for the book,
Times Books printed 140,000 copies, and has since gone back to press
twice, raising the total number of copies in print to 175,000 copies.
| Five Books Earn AML Awards for 1999
|The Association of Mormon Letters recognized
five works published by Mormon authors during 1999 as the best works
of the year during its annual conference on Saturday. The Association
seeks to recognize the best in Mormon literature and promote Mormon
literature through its symposia, conferences, workshops, magazine
"Irreantum" and through its other programs. The AML
conference was held Saturday at Westminister College in Salt Lake.
| Osmonds to host Miss America contest
|Donny and Marie Osmond will host the upcoming Miss America Pageant in October for the second year in a row, ABC television and the Miss
America Organization announced on Tuesday. The pair will together
fill the role previously held by a single male host.
| Gladys Knight Opens in Boston Following Grammy Nomination For 'Many Different Roads'
|LDS popular music singer Gladys Knight,
whose album "Many Different Roads" was nominated for a grammy
recently, will open tomorrow in the Boston production of "Smokey
Joe's Cafe," the musical review based on the songs of Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller, who wrote hits like "Hound Dog" (sang by Elvis
Presley), "Jailhouse Rock" (Presley), "Charlie Brown" (the Coasters)
and many others. Knight was recruited for the Broadway production of
the show last year.
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