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New book tells story of first LDS missionaries in India

BYU Professor R. Lanier Britsch has writted a new history of the first LDS missionaries in India. In the book, "Nothing More Heroic: the Compelling Story of the First Latter-day Saint Missionaries in India," Britsch tells the story of the 17 missionaries that labored in India between 1851 and 1856, baptizing about 100 people.

'Bash's' Brutality a Shade Too Bitter

The controversial production 'Bash,' made up of three plays by LDS playwright Neil LaBute was panned by Orange County Register Theatre Critic Hodgins, who says that LaBute doesn't do enough to gain the audiences' sympathy before showing them his horrors.

Wit and wisdom of J. Golden live on

With the rapid growth of the LDS Church, more and more members are unfamiliar with legendary LDS general authority J. Golden Kimball. Now James Kimball, a great grandnephew of J. Golden, has produced "J. Golden Kimball Stories" to bring J. Golden to life to a broader audience. James Kimball is also working on a biography of his relative.

LDS Musician Struggles to Balance Road with Home (Road-Weary Jackman Is Happy to Be Home)

LDS folk musician Shane Jackman has figured a way to return to Utah. Jackman, 35, has put a lot into his career, traveling a half-million touring miles and playing more than 1,000 concerts. Now, Highway Records, a unit of LDS record company Excel Entertainment.

  LDS Actor in Theater to Stay
Rowland has appeared on stages in Pennsylvania and Utah as well as Virginia, and is currently playing the father in "The Sound of Music" at the Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg. The run has been extended through February 13th.

Stained Glass

These articles discuss some of the breath-taking displays of stained glass windows used in churches and other buildings in Utah. The color streaming through the windows adds a glow to the beauty of the rooms that are illuminated by the special windows.

LDS Group's Christmas Album Recommended (Aural Reports)

An LDS rock band's Christmas album, "The Low Christmas" has garnered a recommendation from Orange County Weekly's Daniel Bremmer. The little-known band Low plays 'minimalist' rock music, putting together a Christmas album unlike traditional albums.

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