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October 15, 2021 01:53 PM MDT
Here’s what local residents, celebrities, and Latter-day Saints are saying about the newly-remodeled temple.
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December 25, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This story originally ran on LDS Living in 2017 and has been updated to include more recent guests.
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September 16, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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December 23, 2019 10:59 PM MST
With the Salt Lake Temple closing for four years, Temple Square will be undergoing some changes. Here's a look back at famous people of various faiths and backgrounds who have visited this historic spot which receives 5 million visitors every year.
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September 28, 2019 09:30 AM MDT
From film to television to music, Latter-Day Saints have left an indelible mark on Hollywood, starring alongside legendary performers in the process. Here are the lucky few whose careers have been immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.
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September 26, 2019 03:18 PM MDT
Call it a modern-day miracle. Thirteen years after signing the development deal, production of my best-selling novel Christmas Jars is finally coming to theaters on November 4th and coming to BYUtv throughout the holiday season.
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August 15, 2019 07:06 PM MDT
It's not every day that you see "the patron saint of Tumblr" and your daughter's name in the same sentence. But when you're the mother to viral meme sensation side-eyeing Chloe, it happens.
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July 29, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
In some ways, the two men were polar opposites. DeMille was an icon in the 20th-century film industry who directed 70 motion pictures in a career that spanned four decades. Living in Los Angeles, he was referred to as “Mr. Hollywood.”1 President McKay, on the other hand, was dedicated to building Zion as prophet, seer, and revelator.
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June 13, 2019 10:00 PM MDT
Tan France, fashion expert for the wildly popular Netflix series Queer Eye, spoke to a sold-out audience in Salt Lake City on June 12. The purpose of the event was to discuss his New York Times best-selling memoir, Naturally Tan, but he also took the opportunity to encourage love and tolerance between the religious and LGBTQ communities.
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March 01, 2019 02:39 PM MST
Emmy Award-winning actress Patricia Heaton recently spoke at RootsTech, sharing why family is important to her.
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March 01, 2019 12:00 PM MST
For Latter-day Saint women, Relief Society is often the highlight of our two-hour schedule. What could be more spiritually uplifting than sitting down with your fellow sisters and feasting on the good word of the Lord? There's a special bond and spirit that permeates this most wonderful of experiences as sisters from the largest women's organization in the world gather together in wards and branches.
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February 15, 2019 02:19 PM MST
Latter-day Saint and two-time Super Bowl champion Kyle Van Noy has enjoyed his fair share of media coverage since Super Bowl LIII when his 14-yard sack on Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff and rock-solid defense contributed to the Patriots holding the Rams to only three points in the lowest scoring game in Super Bowl history.
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December 13, 2018 09:10 PM MST
High fashion trends and modest apparel don't always go hand in hand. But occasionally you will find those moments when fashion embodies both style and modesty, creating a level of class that is unique and breathtaking.
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December 12, 2018 10:08 PM MST
The press conference for The Tabernacle Choir At Temple Square Christmas concert could have been mistaken for a comedy show as Kristin Chenoweth warmed up for her narrating/musical guest responsibilities. When Mack Wilberg, Music Director for the Choir, said that Chenoweth has been on his radar as a potential guest for 10 years, she joked that she was “just 15,” and while expressing her desire for the performance, she asked for prayers.
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November 14, 2018 02:14 PM MST
While the Book of Mormon preserved in the historical collections of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a forgery, learn about Elvis' close connection with Latter-day Saints and a Book of Mormon he did receive from Olive Osmond, though what happened to the book is unknown.
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October 24, 2018 03:33 PM MDT
It's no secret Latter-day Saints love Josh Groban. Last year, when LDS Living created a poll to see which celebrity Latter-day Saints would most want to see perform with the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square, Josh Groban swept the competition,landing 14 percent above any other artist.
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October 14, 2018 10:26 PM MDT
Learn more about Colbie Caillat's unexpected rise to fame and the inspiring research a BYU professor is conducting thanks to her music by clicking the link below.
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October 02, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
General conference is arguably one of the best times of the year for Latter-day Saints. We get to listen to our leaders and dear prophet talk about various topics and learn about the gospel. The speakers are inspired in their messages they share, and some even throw in a few quotes from famous people and historical figures every so often. Here are a few times when famous people were mentioned in general conference:
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September 21, 2018 09:44 AM MDT
Born in South Dakota, Brian Cummings grew up under the dual care of his parents and his grandmother, starting his career in radio as a teenager. Little did he know what the Lord had in store for him, as he went on to find the gospel, raise a family, and bring to life the voices of animated characters such as Chef Bouche (the stove) in Beauty and the Beast, Doofus in the original Duck Tales, and Papa Q. Bear in The Berenstain Bears.
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August 22, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
From presidents and popes to rappers and authors, the Book of Mormon has come into the hands of some incredible public figures, showing that nothing can stop God's word from going forth.
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August 04, 2018 01:58 PM MDT
After performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their 2013 Christmas concert and starring in a 2016 BYUtv holiday movie, John Rhys-Davies has had more exposure to Mormons and LDS culture than most in the movie industry.
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August 01, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
Shortly after Justin Bieber released his first full-length album, which featured "Baby" and took the world by storm—debuting at or near number one in several countries—Bieber received an unexpected gift: a Book of Mormon with two testimonies written inside.
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June 12, 2018 12:47 PM MDT
In April 1913, Booker T. Washington did The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a favor.
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April 28, 2018 03:47 PM MDT
Many famous actors have been in Latter-day Saint-themed movies, but only a select few have been in videos or commercials created by the Church. Here are just a few actors you might recognize:
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April 19, 2018 09:03 AM MDT
From Academy Award-winning actors to those with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the famous actors and actresses who converted to the Church.
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April 18, 2018 02:36 PM MDT
On Tuesday, April 17, Barbara Bush, former first lady and wife to former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, passed away at the age of 92. We honor her legacy of Christian values and her advocacy for the family.
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March 27, 2018 06:43 PM MDT
Every Easter season, I anxiously anticipate when the classic, Academy Award-winning, biblically epic movie The Ten Commandments begins to play on TV stations around the world.
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March 14, 2018 12:08 PM MDT
Mormon Moviegoers is a collective of LDS film reviewers helping you to make informed decisions about Hollywood films. It was founded by family counselor Jonathan Decker (of Ask a Mormon Therapist).
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March 10, 2018 01:29 PM MST
With the Book of Mormon musical, prominent Church figures in the spotlight, and frequent mentions on TV shows and in pop culture, Latter-day Saints are used to their religion being the butt-end of a joke or the subject of heated public debates.
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March 02, 2018 10:38 PM MST
Talented Church members in Hollywood have left their mark on the silver screen, as well as behind the camera. Check out these Mormons who have won an Academy Award or been nominated for an Oscar.
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March 01, 2018 10:00 PM MST
Craig Hosking is an LDS film pilot and aerial coordinator in Hollywood. Over the years he’s worked on more than 150 films and TV shows, a few of which include Dunkirk, Interstellar, Spectre: 007, The Dark Knight Rises, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Star Trek: Into the Darkness.
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February 20, 2018 01:49 PM MST
Thanks to Meridian Magazine for making us aware of this story.
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February 12, 2018 12:00 PM MST
When it comes to Disney fandom, most people know Donny Osmond's voice was featured in Mulan as he sings the iconic "I'll Make a Man Out of You."
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January 31, 2018 05:08 PM MST
About his daughter's audition singing "This Is Me" for The Greatest Showman, her father says, “She delivered such a performance and sang with such emotion that by the time she finished there wasn’t a dry eye in the room." For more Mormon connections to The Greatest Showman and other Hollywood movies, check out "Mormons and Hollywood: 40 Fascinating Facts."
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January 21, 2018 10:10 PM MST
The history of Latter-day Saints and Hollywood is more exciting and far-reaching than most people realize. Check out these 40 ways Church members have left their mark in television and on the silver screen.
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December 19, 2017 02:50 PM MST
Hugh Bonneville was the guest narrator at this year's annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert. “To us from out of town, it’s quite an experience to come into this vast arena, which all at the same time feels like a home,” Bonneville said. “That’s what I think the expression of this concert is all about. It’s about creating an atmosphere that’s both huge in scale but also intimate in content.”
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December 15, 2017 07:25 PM MST
Prince Charles recognized LDS Charities and the AMAR International Charitable Foundation for their contributions to healthcare in the Middle East during an event on Wednesday in London.
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December 11, 2017 04:25 PM MST
In a video that has gone viral on social media and garnered the attention of celebrities and sports stars, Keaton Jones, a middle school boy from Tennesse, shared his heartbreaking experience with bullying at school. His mother posted the video on Friday, and it has already received more than 22 million views.
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December 08, 2017 04:19 PM MST
For all the people who have tried to sing all the parts to David Archuleta's "Crush," you know the struggle. But Archuleta fan Irny Irdina nailed it with her clever lip-sync video of "Crush."
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November 30, 2017 12:04 PM MST
Conan O'Brien recently tweeted about Mormon missionaries that came to his door, saying, "A Mormon came to my door, and after a long, emotional, and persuasive pitch, I got him to start wearing longer sleeves."
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November 21, 2017 04:04 PM MST
Last week the Mormon world was set abuzz when Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, posted a picture of sister missionaries on his Instagram, saying, "I was visited by some very nice Mormon missionary Sisters this morning."
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November 21, 2017 09:47 AM MST
Did you know many Academy Award–winning actors and Hollywood stars have appeared in LDS-themed movies? Check out this fun list to find out more about the actors and the roles they played.
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November 18, 2017 03:15 PM MST
While many famous actors or performers who were raised Mormon no longer belong to the faith, some have been very vocal about their religious upbringing and how it has shaped them. And those celebrities who still belong to the LDS faith are adamant that their beliefs have improved their lives, making them who they are today.
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November 16, 2017 11:32 AM MST
Most people recognize Rainn Wilson from his long run as the character Dwight Schrute, assistant to the regional manager and then the coveted assistant regional manager, from The Office.
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November 13, 2017 04:00 PM MST
When pirates hijacked the merchant ship Maersk Alabama off the coast of Somalia in 2009, Latter-day Saint and Chief Engineer Mike Perry emerged as the true hero during the attack, according to The Guardian.
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November 13, 2017 09:00 AM MST
Did you know that Mayim Bialik from The Big Bang Theory and Larry King both married Mormons? Find out which other famous people have married Mormons.
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October 11, 2017 08:32 PM MDT
Comedian and actor Tim Allen told the Deseret News he almost walked out of a performance of "The Book of Mormon" musical. Here's why.
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October 11, 2017 03:21 PM MDT
Many Mormons know Ryan Gosling was raised as a Latter-day Saint. Before he was performing in blockbuster hits like The Notebook and La La Land, he was performing in dance recitals and even on the stage of his LDS chapel in a ward talent show.
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August 16, 2017 08:55 AM MDT
Elvis didn't relish his title of King. As he said, “there is only one King, and that is Jesus Christ."
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July 11, 2017 08:38 AM MDT
From rock and roll to country music to thetop of the Billboard charts, Mormons have had their fair share of fame when it comes to the music industry. So it's no wonder Mormon artists have performed with a whole gamut of celebrities, from Celine Dion to Jamie Foxx. Check out these incredible performances:
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July 07, 2017 07:00 AM MDT
Sting, Angela Lansbury, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, John Denver, Yo-Yo Ma, Gladys Knight, David Archuleta. There's no doubt the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square has performed with quite a few celebrities and world-renowned musicians.
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June 07, 2017 03:53 PM MDT
"I don't know the process where they find these people and how there could be so many great singers that are not professional in one room because their pitch and their tone, everything is so amazing and their musicality is so incredible. It's impressive," David Foster said in an interview with Forbes.
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May 30, 2017 05:08 PM MDT
Reality TV star, model, and socialite Kourtney Kardashian recently posted a Snapchat that's been capturing the attention of the LDS community: it was an image of the Los Angeles Mormon temple.
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May 25, 2017 01:36 PM MDT
Sting, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Angela Lansbury, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It doesn't seem like a mix of artists you'd find all on one album, but that's what makes the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's new album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Friends, so compelling. Featuring over a dozen world-famous artists backed up by the 360-member choir, it's little wonder this new album hit no. 1 on the Billboard "Classical Crossover Albums" chart.
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May 15, 2017 05:27 PM MDT
When BYU students Tylan Glines, Connor Peck, Davis Blount, Jake Mingus, and Sumner Mahaffey made their first video for their Hey Joe Show, they had no idea just how outrageously famous they were about to become.
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May 12, 2017 09:05 AM MDT
As one of the largest, most remarkable volunteer choirs in the world, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has garnered its fair share of praise—from members of the Church as well as those outside it. Here is a taste of some of the inspiring thoughts famous figures have shared when asked about the Tabernacle Choir. Listen to some of these famous performers alongside the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the brand-new album Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, available at Deseret Book stores and on deseretbook.com.
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April 25, 2017 09:23 AM MDT
When it comes to TV shows, everyone has their own opinions. While some people prefer reality TV and others prefer fictional dramas, TV shows are as various as viewers' opinions. Ranging from talk and variety shows to family dramas, here are 9 TV shows that featured members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the main stars:
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April 19, 2017 01:12 PM MDT
“Mark never thought he had Down syndrome. He never thought he had any disability,” Stacey Anderson said. “He just thought he could do anything. He didn’t think he was limited, and I think it was by the way people treated him in the community. … Everyone treated him so good that he thought he could do it all.”
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April 18, 2017 02:19 PM MDT
How well do you know your famous Mormons? The Catholic news site catholicsay.com just might surprise you with the famous Mormons you didn't know "have been changing the world."
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April 18, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
Nashville is brimming with talented Mormons. In this country music metropolis, a former bishop has written hit songs for stars like George Strait and Reba McEntire, and a Young Women president once shared the stage with Dolly Parton. Here, the close-knit LDS community uniquely intersects with a network of exceptional LDS musicians, including veteran songwriters, up-and-coming producers, and some of the hottest acts around.
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