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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Celebration Planned For Hinckley's 90th Birthday
(Celebration to fete LDS president)
Deseret News 13May00 N2

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- LDS Church officials are planning a "worldwide celebration" for LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley's 90th birthday. Hinckley will be honored at "An Evening of Celebration" at 7 p.m., June 23, in the new LDS Church Conference Center. The celebration will feature musical performances and be broadcast to LDS stake centers throughout the world.

Beginning the first week of June, the LDS Church will distributed tickets to the free event at locations along Utah's Wasatch Front. The satellite broadcast of the program will be shown live in the Americas, including the U.S., Canada and Latin America, It will then be rebroadcast the next morning to European stake centers.

Plans for the evening include performances from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Orchestra at Temple Square, Metropolitan Opera soloists and local musicians.


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