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  LDS Church Will Keep Promised Valley Playhouse, Will Become Shops, Offices
Promised Valley Playhouse, a 95-year-old theatre, will be redesigned with office and retail shops and additional parking spaces by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Talk of donating it to Salt Lake County never materialized despite hopes for a $24 to $30 million dollar project to transform it into a fine-arts facility.

  Tab Likely Asked to Perform for 2002 Olympics
The producer hired by the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games says that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will likely be asked to perform. "We want to use them for sure. There's no question," said DOn Mischer, whose company will produce the Salt Lake opening ceremony. But other details of the show, including what role the LDS Church will play in the opening ceremony, either have not yet been decided or are secret to preserve surprises for the audience.

  LDS Singer Bachman Courted by Both US Presidential Candidates
While watching CNN recently, LDS singer Randy Bachman noticed that the Gore campaign was using his song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," at the end of its rallies. Bachman, it seems, was caught between the two US presidential candidates' campagins, both of whom were using his music to make their campaigns attractive to voters.

  Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of CTR Rings with New Children's Book
Thirty years ago, then Elder Gordon B. Hinckley of the LDS Church's Council of the Twelve Apostles launched the CTR program with this declaration, "A new day has dawned, a wonderful day for the children of the Church."

  LDS Church's Position Sought Over High School Production of 'Godspell'
A very heated debate over a Utah High School's plan to put on the musical "Godspell" has led to questions about the LDS Church's position on the musical. Ogden High School had planned to put on the musical but with such a controversy going on, the production may be delayed.

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