Mormon Roadshows Sent Packing
Many Mormons who have grown up in the LDS church have performed in a
roadshow at least once in their lives. People who later grew up to be
bankers, lawyers and professors, willingly -- even happily --
participated in that uniquely Mormon summertime ritual: the roadshow. However, in the past decade, roadshows have fallen prey to dwindling
ward budgets, a lagging interest in the theatrical experience, and
the predominance of passive entertainment such as TV, movies, and the
Am. F. video store may be winning battle with studio over edited films
James Cameron's oscar-winning movie "Titanic"
collided with an unseen iceberg last summer and with two American Fork
mom-and-pop businesses. Sunrise Family Video and Towne
Cinema unknowingly stood on the front lines in a battle with
Paramount Pictures and the right to edit both movies show in theatres and personally owned copies of the movies.
Encyclopedia of LDS Church history due out next year
A group of BYU religion faculty are compiling the Latter-day Saint
Church History Encyclopedia, as it is tentatively named, a compendium
of biographies and articles on significant people, places and events
in LDS Church history. The book will also include articles on every
state or country where the LDS Church has had a presence.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in transition
With Jerold Ottley stepping down as the director of the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir in December, Craig Jessop will step up and accept the
baton as the new director. Ottley's belief that, "the sum of the
choir's parts is greater than the individual parts," and that a "good
choir is not a combination of solo voices," will usher in the new Temple
Square Chorale and Training School, which some call an MTC for singers.
BYU Studies 1999 Personal Essay Contest
We are happy to announce the BYU Studies Personal Essay Contest for 1999.
BYU Studies 1999 Poetry Contest
We are happy to announce the BYU Studies Poetry Contest for 1999.
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