| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:03 PM
Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon" has arrived in Orlando with a production that, saints be praised, is as much a thrill as the original.
Of course, the carefully plotted story, rip-roaring musical numbers and witty lyrics remain the same....
| Jul 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history.
All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time.
But he never dreamed it would reach here....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Gay marriage advocates in Utah said thousands of lives have been thrown into disarray after the Supreme Court decided to put same-sex marriages on hold in the state while a federal appeals court weighs the legalities of the issue.
The high court’s...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Word came from upon high that for “The Book of Mormon,” ushers were briefed on how to deal with walkouts during the Tony-winning show’s run at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In order to prevent such Broadway blasphemy,...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Editor hired 'Sex and the City' columnist
Peter Kaplan, 59, the former editor of the New York Observer who hired a then-unknown Candace Bushnell to write a column called "Sex and the City," died Friday of cancer in New York City, said his...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
| Apr 18, 2014
In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader.
And got away with it.
The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Huntington Beach and the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council are joining forces for a day of community service on Saturday.
Organizers estimate that more than 1,000 volunteers will...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:29 PM
In the early 2000s, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on same-sex marriage aligned with the opinions of most Americans: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be allowed to marry.
Since then, popular opposition to same-sex marriage has...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion.
What’s a latter-day church to do?
If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...