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Tab Choir Charms Houston, Ft Worth
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed Friday night in Houston, Texas, overcoming floods caused by a tropical storm, and Saturday night in Ft Worth, Texas, reaching an audience that sometimes traveled hundreds of miles to see them. Performing a concert featuring a variety of popular songs, the Choir charmed many and even got the audience in Fort Worth to join in the final number.

The Life of Groundbreaking Film Maker Richard Dutcher
Looking back at his life, film writer,director and producer Richard Dutcher, 37, can say it has been like a movie. Telling the story of a young boy who fills his long hours alone at home by writing his own novels, working long days in hot oil fields, holding multiple jobs in pizza joints and nursing homes, coupled with a father who chased women and worked in bars and a step father who ultimately found himself behind bars, Dutcher had only had to reflect on his life for stories he has put on the screen. Best known for "God's Army" and "Brigham City," Dutcher, a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn't afraid to talk about his religion.

Brady Udall's New Novel Looks at an Indian in Mormondom
LDS author Brady Udall's new novel "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint" was called a "A witty, wise and heartwrenching tale of a naive orphan's struggle to survive an often unforgiving world" in the Salt Lake Tribune last week. The novel tells the story of an indian youth as he moves through an Arizona reservation into an LDS foster family and into adulthood. But Udall, who says he is an active LDS Church member, says he didn't write the novel for the Mormon audience, and that some Mormons may be uncomfortable with it.

Special Broadcast of Aaron Edson's CD 'Wondering'
Tuesday, June 19, 2001 and Thursday, June 21, 2001 KZION will broadcast Aaron Edson's debut CD "Wondering" in it's entirety.

New Products: Help for Missionaries, Young Children and Reflections on Emma Smith
Former Provo Missionary Training Center president Ed J. Pinegar has produced a new book to help missionaries learn to succeed on their missions. "The Ultimate Missionary Companion" is meant as a guide for missionaries that will help them be more successful. That guide is joined in the new books this week by "Prayer Time" a board book on prayer for young readers and by an author's reflections on Emma Smith.

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