June 5, 1989 |
Joel Grey clones they are not. But musical cabaret artists Curtis York and Robert Daniels, the two young iconoclasts known as Les Mormons, do share a certain flamboyance with the Kit Kat Club's androgynous emcee. Mixing song, dance and theater in a variety act rife with black humor, Les Mormons call attention to the contradictions facing gays today. Like Grey's host in Weimar Germany, Les Mormons have fun in the midst of an urgent situation, employing show-biz strategies to mitigate against prejudice.
November 17, 2008 |
In June, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a fateful decision. They called on California Mormons to donate their time and money to the campaign for Proposition 8, which would overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that permitted gay marriage. That push helped the initiative win narrow passage on election day. And it has made the Mormon Church, which for years has striven to be seen as part of the American mainstream, a political target.
January 10, 2014 |
This post has been corrected. See below. "The Book of Mormon" will hold a lottery for a limited number of $25 seats before each performance when the national tour of the hit musical returns to the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles starting Jan. 21. Lottery entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Each entry can request a maximum of two tickets and only one entry per person will be allowed. Names of the winners will be announced two hours before curtain, and the winners must be physically present and must pay in cash. During the first week of performances, one winning lottery winner for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances will be given their tickets free of charge.
September 6, 2012 |
Taking the high road, or throwing down the gauntlet? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has purchased ads promoting the faith in the playbill for the Los Angeles engagement of "The Book of Mormon," the satirical musical from the creators of TV's "South Park. " The show, which is currently in previews at the Pantages Theatre as part of a national tour, tells the comical story of two Mormon missionaries who travel to a remote African village. The musical pokes fun at the tenets of the Mormon Church, as well as those of other religions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1994
Though well written, your article made it appear as though leaders of the church prefer to have believers accept, without question, what we're told. On the contrary, the doctrines and leaders of the church have always encouraged members to pray and ponder and gain a testimony of the Gospel, whether contained in the Scriptures or received as modern-day revelation. Part of that testimony entails faith in our leader. The doctrines of the church will not change to cater to people who cannot accept God's teachings.
February 29, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. In yet another public relations embarrassment for the Mormon Church, a Utah researcher has discovered that slain Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was posthumously baptized last year in a serious breach of church protocol. According to records, Pearl, who is Jewish, was baptized "by proxy" last summer in a Twin Falls, Idaho, temple -- much to the surprise of his parents, who learned of the event this week.