| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:19 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon."
As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:24 AM
When "The Book of Mormon" visits the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in November, the raunchy musical penned by Matt Stone and Trey Parker will deliver scatological lyrics, cursing Mormon missionaries and cameo "appearances" from Adolf Hitler,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...