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  Osmond Movie Gives One Writer Memories, Sense of Life
Television network ABC will air a two-hour film about the Osmond family on Monday, February 5th at 8 pm. The film is billed as a sort of tell-all, in which the actors show what family members say they felt at the time. In New York's Village Voice weekly newspaper one writer's well-written essay relates his feelings as he witnessed the filming of the movie. Guy Maddin says that seeing the filming was more than a trip down memory lane. It also taught him about aging and life.

  Hallmark Adapts LDS Artist James Christensen's 'Voyage of the Basset' for TV
LDS Artist James C. Christensen's "Voyage of the Basset" has been made into a TV movie by Hallmark Entertainment and will air on the Odyssey Channel in early March. The film adaptation, renamed "Voyage of the Unicorn," features actors Beau Bridges, Heather McEwen, Colin Heath, Kristian Ayre. Christensen also recently introduced a new painting, "All the World's a Stage" in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

  New Trailer for Brigham City hits Theaters this Weekend
The newest version of the trailer for Brigham City, the latest film from the director of God's Army, hits theaters along the Wasatch Front this weekend. An early version of the trailer for Richard Dutcher's latest film was first released on the VHS and DVD release of God's Army, Dutcher's breakthrough movie about Mormon missionaries. That first trailer was cut while Brigham City was still being filmed in Mapleton, Utah.

  Little Change Among Mormon Titles on Bestseller Lists
There was little change among the Mormon titles on US best seller lists this past week. In all, six titles are on the lists, with Anne Perry's Whitechapel Conspiracy dropping back off the lists, probably temporarily, replaced by Card's Ender's Game, which rejoined the list, also probably temporarily.

  Historic paintings on display in Ricks religion building
Four historic painting by Latter-day Saint artist Minerva Teichert are now hanging in the John Taylor Religion Building at Ricks College. The paintings are on loan from the Cokeville, Wyo., LDS Church while it is being renovated. They will remain on display at Ricks until sometime toward the end of 2001, says Ricks art faculty member Gerald Griffin.

  Cellist Julie Zumsteg to perform Murray Boren's 'Verities'
Brigham Young University professor of cello Julie Zumsteg will perform the commissioned piece "Verities" during a recital Wednesday (Jan. 31) at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

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