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Maren Ord Releases First Album
Who knew that when Maren Ord began composing music at the age of 14, she would one day sing with a major record company? Ord, 19, and originally from Edmonton, released her debut album "Waiting" on a limited scale in November with Highway records.

AML Announces Irreantum fiction contest
The Association for Mormon Letters is pleased to announce the first annual Irreantum fiction contest. Because Irreantum is a literary quarterly dedicated to exploring Mormon culture, all contest entries must relate to the Mormon experience in some way, either explicitly or implicitly.

Gladys Knight wins $125,000 for charity on 'Millionaire'
Gladys Knight did make it to the 'hot seat' on ABC-TV's 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' tonight and made it to the $125,000 level before bowing out.

Gladys Knight to appear on 'Millionaire'
The hit TV series, 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' is having another one of its 'sweeps month' promotions next week and it will be 'Rock Star Week'. They have already announced that one of the potential contestants will be Gladys Knight. It is not known if she actually will play other than that she will be seen one night during the 'fastest finger' rounds that decides who will play the game that night.

Sean Covey's 'Seven Habits for Teens' Joins Bestsellers
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, former BYU quarterback and son of guru Stephen R. Covey, made the Publishers Weekly Children's bestseller list for February, putting Covey's book once again on the bestseller lists. Like his father's management classic, Sean Covey's book continues to sell well, even though it isn't as recent as most bestsellers.

BYU theatre students honored at Kennedy Center/ACTF meet
Several Brigham Young University theatre students garnered honors at last week's Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) in Washington, D.C. Richard Clifford was a runner-up in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition for his performance in "Much Ado About Nothing." Five other BYU actors joined Clifford as finalists in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition: Ary Farahnakian, Lesley Larsen, Jesse Harward, Christina Davis and Colleen Hanson.

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