| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
A sequel to last year's "The Falls," returning writer-director Jon Garcia's "The Falls: Testament of Love" actually jumps forward five years to reunite the two young Mormon men who came out by finding each other in the first film. It's a most awkward...
| 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....
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Not only is Women at Work celebrating its 35th anniversary, it's also welcoming its new executive director, Camille Levee, who is the former executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids.
At a recent welcome reception at the Women at Work's Pasadena...
| Mar 1, 2014
Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:49 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — The art of bartending, Matthew Pfohl says, is all about the performance, the subtle dance of bottle and glass.
Over his career this virtuoso of the high-end pour has dazzled customers, effortlessly grabbing a top-shelf gin, say...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...