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  Hinckley's Book Rises To 31 On USA Today List
LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's book "Standing for Something" rose 3 spots on USA Today's best seller list this week, reaching #31. It also increased its sales rank on to #61 overall. While it is not possible to determine how much of the book' popularity is due to sales to LDS Church members, Amazon does report that it is #7 among books sold to Utah addresses, implying significant sales among Church members.

  New York Stake Sponsors Mormon Arts Festival
The New York, New York Stake is sponsoring an all-day festival of the arts on Saturday, March 4th, running from 9:30 am to 3 p.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to Midnight. Open to the general public, the festival features the work of members of the stake, many of whom are professional artists in a variety of fields.

 Play Tells Story of LDS African American Jane Manning James
LDS Author and BYU instructor Margaret Young's play on African American mormon pioneer Jane Manning James premiered yesterday at the Genesis Chapel in Salt Lake City. The play tells the story of James, who traveled from Connecticut to Nauvoo to meet the prophet Joseph Smith, and then crossed the plains with the rest of the LDS Church, living in Utah until her death in 1908 at age 95.

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