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  MoTab To Tour Southern US
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will tour the southern US next June, giving concerts in eight cities from June 15 to 27th. The concert series, announced Saturday, is intended to bring the message that the LDS Church is a Christian church to an area that widely believes otherwise.

  Why Jan Shipps Is Leading Scholar of Mormon History
Jan Shipps is a leading scholar of Mormon history. Her first book, Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition, is still in print after 15 years and is required reading in some college courses. Editor Liz Dulany writes, "It will be a popular book among Mormons and scholars in religious history, as well as in sociology of religion and Western history." What makes Shipps such an expert on Mormonism when she isn't a Mormon herself? She calls herself and "inside-outsider" that allows her a sensitivity to the LDS leadership. She has a good 40 year working relationship with Mormon leaders and wants to keep it that way.

  Rock Legends to Hold Internet Chat
Paul Cantin, a senior reporter with JAM! Showbiz, announced yesterday that Burton Cummings and LDS singer Randy Bachman, both of the classic rock band, The Guess Who, will be holding a chat at Wednesday, 22 November.

  Book About 'Real World' Hits Bestseller Lists
A new book about the recent season of MTV's "The Real World," which featured a Mormon, former BYU student Julie Stoffer, has jumped on to a couple bestseller lists in its first week in print, reflecting the show's popularity. Stoffer was later suspended from BYU for her role in the show, and will reportedly attend college elsewhere when her commitment to MTV is complete.

  The Hand of Providence
Continuing his popular fictional Revolutionary War series, Ron Carter reimagines the Battle of Saratoga in THE HAND OF PROVIDENCE (Bookcraft/October 2000/$22.95.) An event that historians believe changed the history of the world, the Batle of Saratoga is brought to vivid life by Carter's winning blend of deftly drawn characters, enthralling adventure, and riveting historical details.

  Lex De Azevedo's Gloria Makes West Coast Debut In A Benefit Performance
Ettie Lee Youth &Family Services will receive some welcomed support when GLORIA, an original oratorio about the birth of Christ by composer Lex de Azevedo, makes its west coast debut at the Los Angeles Music Center at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday, Dec.1st, at 8 PM.

  Fishers of Men
Gerald N. Lund, whose bestselling historical fiction series "The Work and the Glory" has sold nearly 3 million copies, introduces a new series of historical fiction. "The Kingdom and the Crown" series begins with "Fishers of Men" (Shadow Mountain, $25.95), when a carpenter from Nazareth is being talked about as the Great Deliverer.

  Strengthening Our Families: An In-Depth Look at the Proclamation on the Family
In 1995 the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." In it, these Church authorities boldly declared revealed principles and doctrines about the relationship between the sexes, marriage, and family life.

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