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  President Hinckley attends MOA gallery opening
President and Sister Hinckley, along with BYU President, Merrill J. Bateman attended the official opening of the Robert W. and Amy T. Gallery on Friday, October, 27. Following a dinner and a ribbon cutting ceremony the work of Minerva Teichert, a young artist in the early 1900's, was on display including her first mural, now over 80 years old. Teichert's pieces are part of the new gallery funded by Amy and the late Robert Barker.

  Maren Ord A Hit on the Airwaves with Debut Album; 'Waiting' in Stores November 7
She's played Lilith Fair, she's managed by Nettwerk management (home of Sarah McLachlan and Barenaked Ladies), and she has a record deal with Highway Records and Capitol Records. One of her songs was recently featured in the television show "Felicity," and her first single is already getting spins on Salt Lake radio.

  Riptide is Finalist in Utah Book Award, 2000
The Utah Center for the Book and the Utah Arts Council have announced the finalists for the Utah Book Award 2000. The award will be presented Friday, November 17 at the Salt Lake Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m. in the third floor auditorium, 209 East 500 South.

  Seven Mormons In Virginia Production of Carousel
Seven Mormons recently performed on stage at the Riverside Center in "Carousel." Brad Ransom, (a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin,) played the role of Enoch Snow. Russell Rowland, a popular vocal soloist in the Virginia area played the role of Jigger Craigen. Maija-Liisa Nielson was Julie Jordan, while three Members of the Walpole family, father Bob, and sons Robert and Kendric performed in a variety of roles.

  LDS Author Coke Newell at 'Tea with Coke' in New York City
LDS Author and Church media spokesman Coke Newell will speak at a meeting of the New York Metro LDS Professionals Society on Saturday, November 4th at 5:30 pm in the New York, New York Stake Center. The event, dubbed "Tea with Coke" will feature the author speaking on "Using Your Talents in Communication."

  Association for Mormon Letters Writers Conference
The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce our Second Annual Mormon Writer's Conference.

  Fred Adams to address BYU Women Nov. 4
Director of the Utah Shakespearean Festival Fred Adams will present a lecture hosted by BYU Women, "Drama in the Church," on Saturday (Nov. 4) at 2 p.m. in 2660 Conference Center.

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