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More than five years after announcing its intent to build another temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened the doors to its newest house of worship in Gilbert, and people from across the Valley can tour it until mid-February.
Why does the Arts and Entertainment Television Network feel that the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights don’t pertain to their employees? As far as I know, President Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have not yet abolished Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, although I may be wrong.
Leon Ceniceros complained last week in the (Dec. 8) Inbox. He said that the Catholic, Mormon, Evangelical and other Protestant churches advocate unrestricted illegal immigration.
Long ago, Mary Lewis Riggs helped create an Arizona landmark. Today, Riggs, who turned 102 years old this summer, is considered somewhat of a Mesa landmark herself.
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
It starts with a name, those Ancestry.com commercials promise. That, and a paid subscription to the site. Not to mention the patience to sit hunched at a screen, following cybertrail after cybertrail ever deeper into a rabbit hole of genealogy information that’s difficult to know for sure is truly your own.
On Aug. 24, Helen Spencer Schlie celebrated her 90th birthday doing the things she loves most — working a full day at the Old and Rare Bookstore she owns in Mesa, and spending time with family and friends that evening.
Helen Schlie, owner of Rare and Out of Print Books and Art in Mesa is pictured in this 2005 file photo with framed pages from an original copy of the Book of Mormon. Schlie turned 90 in August.
The common image of Mormon missionaries has long been two young men wearing white shirts and ties walking through neighborhoods, knocking door-to-door.
NOGALES, Ariz.- An American woman who was released from a Mexican jail cried out for joy when she crossed the border into Arizona. "I'm home! Finally!" Yanira Maldonado exclaimed.
It’s not often art lovers get to see a work in progress let alone contribute to it, but Arizona Opera gives fans the opportunity to do just that this weekend when they present the first reading of “Riders of the Purple Sage” — an original opera based on Zane Grey’s western novel, set on the Arizona-Utah border.
As Mesa grows as a community, so has the attention it’s paid in the region and nationally.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's no shortage of stages in the Entertainment Capital of the World, although residents have long found it easier to find a celebrity impersonator than a Tony Award-winning musical.
This undated photo provided by The Smith Center for the Performing Arts shows the interior of the center in Las Vegas. The center announced Monday, Feb. 4 2013 their high-powered line-up for their 2013-14 Broadway Las Vegas series. The Book of Mormon and nine other shows are a coup for the $470 million performing arts center, which has seen great success since it opened in March 2012. Officials say there had been pent-up demand for the fine arts in a city better known for sexy shows and celebrity impersonators. (AP Photo/The Smith Center for the Performing Arts)
Actress Jane Seymour will be signing copies of her new book in the “Open Hearts” series and the traditional holiday book, “Good King Wenceslas.”
Circle your wagons. By this weekend, downtown Mesa will be turning back the clock to more than a century ago when the city’s residents lived among cowboys, Indians, outlaws and scofflaws, and the horses they rode in on.
SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of the Mormon faithful are descending on Utah's largest city for their church's semi-annual general conference to hear gospel-centered talks about faith, family and mission work from senior church leaders.
“Voter fraud in Florida, how could this happen? Sounds like the laws were aimed in the wrong direction, at honest people. Does anybody really think that hundreds of millions in campaign funds would draw the finest people?”
WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Republican Mitt Romney, the first Mormon presidential nominee of a major political party, sat in the Wolfeboro Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday as, one by one, members of his congregation credited him for bringing the faith more into the public eye.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Five years ago, as Republicans were getting to know Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll showed 30 percent of GOP voters expressly saying they wouldn't vote for a Mormon for president.
Depending on how motivated you are during these dog days of summer, the more than 14 hours of daylight on June 20 could either be nice and relaxing or full of different Valley activities.
A rare, first-edition of the Book of Mormon that was helping to provide funds for missionary work before going missing last month will soon resume its own mission following the arrest of the man police say took the book with plans to sell it page by page.
Authorities have recovered a rare first-edition of the Book of Mormon believed to be stolen from a downtown Mesa bookstore over Memorial Day weekend, and have taken a man into custody in connection with the reported theft.
Colleen Jennings-Rogensack is celebrating two decades as the top chief for Arizona State University’s Gammage Auditorium. Jennings-Rogensack, the sole Tony Awards voter in Arizona, said so much has changed since her tenure as the executive director, including Gammage being financially independent from ASU for 11 years.