By Kent Larsen
Internet: New Arts, Music Sites, and Ydaho
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The newly listed Mormon websites this week
include a number of arts and music sites. LDS artist Del Parson's
website, Providence Music Publishing and Mark Hansen's website are
probably the best of the lot, with a lot of information and clean,
clear design. A very useful addition to the web is Preston Hunter's
page on LDS Filmmakers. while Hunter claims the list is incomplete,
it is far more complete than anything anyone else has put together.
In the odd department is the new site, Ydaho, a bald-faced attempt to
capitalize on the change of Ricks College to BYU-Idaho. The site
sells tee-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and other material that read
"Ydaho," apparently the owner's nickname for the college.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Northern Far East Alumni Page
Mission alumni page for mission that covered Japan until 1973.
Includes alumni list, an 'In Memorium' page for alumni that have
passed on, a list of mission presidents, stories, links and a
Texas-based web hosting service run by LDS Church members and
marketed to them. Provides sophisticated bulletin boards with the
Del Parson Studio
Home page for LDS artists who specializes in portraits of Christ.
Includes a gallery of his works, a biography and a page for placing
orders (non e-commerce).
Inspirational Stories by Jason Nemrow
Complete text of five stories written by LDS Church member Nemrow,
two of which are also available in pdf format.
Providence Music Publishing
Page for Bountiful, Utah-based music publishers who specialize in New
American Classics and Church music. Site contains a catalog, some
scores, audio samples and the ability to place secure orders.
Feature Films by Latter-day Saint Filmmakers and Actors
Long page with extensive information about LDS Filmmakers and actors,
including lists of upcoming films by or about LDS Church members.
Lehi, Father of Polynesia
Page on the book "Lehi, Father of Polynesia" by Bruce S. Sutton. Book
seeks to tie Book of Mormon information into traditional Polynesian
Business selling Tee-shirts, caps, sweatshirts and other products
with the "Ydaho" logo on them. Logo comes from Ricks College's new
Tidbits and Tales of Richmond, Ray County, Missouri
Includes page on the disaster of the Saluda Steamboat, an 1852
steamboat accident that took the lives of as many as 200 Mormon
pioneers traveling to Utah. It was the worst steamboat accident to
Black Mormons &The Priesthood Ban
Page written by the Elijah Abel Society of Black Latter-day Saints.
Includes a FAQ about Mormonism and blacks and links to other
resources about blacks and the priesthood ban.
Web-based bulletin-board system for discussing LDS topics.
Art gallery and gift store with specific page for LDS items,
including scriptures, primary portraits and missionary portraits.
Gospel World Audio Center
List of LDS music and spoken audio links.
Home page for LDS rock musician Mark Hansen. Includes news,
information about performances, lyrics and mp3s for his songs,
ordering links for his CDs, and links to other LDS rock music sites.