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'The Other Side of Heaven' Grosses Over Half a Million Dollars at Box Office
Excel Entertainment Group has announced that its latest release, "The Other Side of Heaven," has grossed over $545,000 at the box office since its open just over 2 and a half weeks ago. Since the film's opening on December 14, the film has opened on only 24 screens across Utah, making "The Other Side of Heaven" one of the highest grossing films per screen in the nation (with an average of $12,600 per screen per week).

Claudia Bushman's Latest Book Published by Johns Hopkins U Press
Johns Hopkins University Press announces the publication of: In Old Virginia: Slavery, Farming, and Society in the Journal of John Walker by Claudia L. Bushman. A Columbia University professor, Bushman is the author and editor of seven books, including Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah; America Discovers Columbus: How an Italian Explorer Became an American Hero; and "A Good Poor Man's Wife," Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England.

'The Forgotten Carols' Continues at the Washington, DC Temple Visitors' Center
The last two evening's of "The Forgotten Carols" at The Visitors' Center have been spiritual treasures and I hope that each of you will be able to arrange your schedules to attend one of the remaining three performances tonight (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday.

Film: 'Other Side of Heaven' Still Strong at Box Office, 'Ocean's Eleven' Continues to Lead
First off, we should mention that after last week's column was posted, additional data came in that slightly modified box office rankings. "The Other Side of Heaven" in 26th place nationwide in total box office revenue for the weekend of December 21st. Actually, it did even better: 24th place, even though it was playing in only 17 theaters -- fewer than any movie that placed higher than it. The per-theater average was even better: "The Other Side of Heaven" was in the top 10 by that measure.

Wayne Burton Interview
In anticipation of his concert in Cardston December 29th, LDSCaNews took the opportunity to hold an exclusive interview with LDS musician Wayne Burton.

New Boy Band Has What It Takes, Plus Faith
The phenomenal group known as Jericho Road has audiences screaming for more. Abe Mills, Bret Bryce, Dave Kimball, and Justin Smith make up Jericho Road and have burst into the music world as a new boy band with a twist -- the twist being a Christian message mixed in with teen idol good looks, great smiles, and smooth vocal harmonies. They come from different locations across the United States, but all four have one set of Christian values.


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