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  God's Army Prompts Mixed Reviews in East
As the LDS-oriented movie God's Army opened in New York City and elsewhere in the Eastern U.S., reviews have been mixed, with New York newspapers panning the show, while elsewhere reviews were much more favorable. Predictably, the nearly-impossible-to-please New York Times disliked the movie, but, surprisingly the more-plebeian New York Post and the Christian Science Monitor were also disappointed. But the Dallas Morning News and the Kansas City Star liked the movie, and, even more surprisingly, the intellectually-oriented public radio talk-show host Leonard Lopate practically bubbled over the movie in an interview with its director Richard Dutcher.

  God's Army To Open in New York, East Coast
Richard Dutcher's movie about LDS missionaries in Los Angeles is coming to the rest of the United States, as distributor Excel Entertainment pushes to get the film in theaters nationwide. This weekend, the film opens in theaters in Colorado, Kansas, New York City, Texas, and Virginia. By September 22nd, it will have opened in theaters in Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, giving most of the U.S. a chance to see the film.

  Marie Osmond Getting Back Together with Husband
Marie Osmond, entertainer and member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has moved back to Utah in hopes of reconciling with her husband. Marie's talk show was recently cancelled and this has caused her to re-think her position on marriage and career.

  New book on maturation written by BYU professor Brad Wilcox
Brigham Young University associate professor of teacher education Brad Wilcox has authored a new book, Growing Up: Gospel Answers about Maturation and Sex.

 Young LDS Violinist Gains Chair in National Symphony
Jenny Oaks Baker, a twenty-five year old Salt Lake City native, has been chosen as a member of the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. She will make her debut performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on September 20th, when the orchestra opens its 2000-2001 season.

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