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  MoTab Christmas Album Called Their Best Ever
Reviews of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's latest Christmas album call it the choir's best Christmas album ever -- out of more than 20 that the group has recorded since 1945. The album, called "A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas," was released recently by the Telarc label, and is reviewed positively in the Salt Lake Tribune and on the website. However another review takes issue with the album, calling it "over-produced."

  MoTab's Latest Album Cracks Billboard Top 10 Classical Albums
Billboard Magazine's December 23rd issue reports that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's most recent album, "A Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas," has made its list of the top 10 selling classical albums for the week. The album has been called the Choir's best Christmas album ever.

  Osmonds Come to Winnipeg
In filming the final scenes of a biographical movie about themselves, all nine children of George and Olive Osmond have arrived in Winnipeg from all over the United States this weekend.

  New Card Book Hits Bestseller Lists Before Publication
As the paperback of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Shadow" rises on bestseller lists after its release, fans have been attracted to Card's forthcoming book, "Shadow of the Hegemon," scheduled to be published in January. Both books follow a secondary character in Card's award-winning "Ender's Game." "Shadow of the Hegemon" joined the Mormon titles on the bestseller lists, appearing on Amazon's not-yet-published list, while two titles, Martha Nibley Beck's "Expecting Adam" and a book about MTV's Real World and its Mormon character, dropped off the lists.

  Three Artists Collaborate on Christmas CD
"December Tales" is a new Christmas CD pulled together with the talents of three outstanding LDS artists - composer/lyricist Robert Stoddard, baritone John Huntsman, and writer Scott Card. The original music and lyrics to the 16 carols create a fresh new addition to the LDS cannon of Christmas music.

  Excel Announces Creation of New Children's Record Label
Excel Entertainment Group, Inc. has announced the creation of a new record label. Little Stream Records will join Highway Records, Embryo Records and Joyspring Records as a member of the Excel Entertainment Group label family.

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