| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
The Orange County Mormon Choral Organization released a recording this week of an epic work performed earlier this year in Costa Mesa.
Recording "Messiah in America," a 34-movement oratorio utilizing four soloists and an astounding 700 musicians, took...
| Jun 13, 2011
"The Book of Mormon," the exuberantly foul-mouthed hit show about comically mismatched missionaries in AIDS-ravaged Africa, won the award for best musical, along with eight other awards, and Nick Stafford's "War Horse," starring a life-size puppet of a...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 10:00 PM
In many ways, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is like any other church choir. It's an all-volunteer organization that rehearses and performs each Sunday morning.
But in many other ways, the choir stands apart from the musical herd. It's one of the biggest...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 3:33 AM
Mormon leaders have released an artist's rendering of their future temple in Davie -- like many other Mormon temples, a spare white structure emphasizing vertical lines and rounded arches, with a soaring, 99-foot spire tipped by a golden statue of an...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:34 AM
When you make as many mistakes as I do, it's good to get in the habit of learning from them. Just over four years ago, I made a big one about Mormonism, and I thank the good folks at The Sun for giving me a chance to make it right.
During the 2008...
| Feb 4, 2012
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say ‘delicious' in Cuban?” Newt...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:30 AM
I grew up among scientists ambivalent about church. At age 10, I argued my friend out of literal creationism. We decided to make up our own philosophy, the basis of Classical Cynicism. We relabeled Christianity Paulism because Paul mostly wrote the New...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:47 AM
"War Horse,"the hit West End and Broadway show based on the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and famous for its puppet horses, will be in Chicago for Christmas.
Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday that the national touring production of the show,...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 7:32 AM
No one could predict in 1940 that World War II was destined to become the deadliest conflict in history, so they couldn't foresee how important the data in the 1940 census might become one day.
Information about the lives of U.S. citizens, including...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:03 PM
The Hippodrome's 2012-2013 Broadway Series will have tried-and-true crowd pleasers such as "Wicked" and "Beauty and the Beast" alongside newer musicals "American Idiot" and "Billy Elliot."
"From a consumer perspective, this is a juggernaut season,"...