TEMPLE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TEMPLE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) How to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘Messiah’ without a ticket http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57801994-223/choir-messiah-tabernacle-tickets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57801994-223/choir-messiah-tabernacle-tickets.html.csp">How to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘Messiah’ without a ticket</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Reese Newton </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T20:04:32.476-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 08:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">And you thought the Christmas concerts were a hot ticket. Tickets to a pair of Mormon Tabernacle Choir performances of Handel’s “Messiah” were snapped up within 7 ½ minutes of becoming available last month. If you weren’t among the lucky 5,600 or so who got tickets, there are other ways to experience the concerts, which will be the choir’s first performances of the complete oratorio in recent memory. Thursday’s regular 7 p.m. rehearsal in the Tabernacle will be open to the public, as will a Tues...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801994@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:04:32 MDT Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778960-78/women-church-square-ordain.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778960-78/women-church-square-ordain.html.csp">Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T15:25:52.724-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 03:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time in six months, hundreds of women seeking ordination to the Mormon priesthood were turned away Saturday when they sought tickets to an all-male priesthood session. Their goal, several said, was to get the attention of the First Presidency and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Apparently they did. An LDS Church statement indicated patience is wearing thin with the Ordain Women group’s efforts. “Despite polite and respectful requests from church ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57778960@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:25:52 MDT Kirby: Thanks for Mormon church’s Temple Square reporter ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57796384-80/church-kirby-didn-robert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57796384-80/church-kirby-didn-robert.html.csp">Kirby: Thanks for Mormon church’s Temple Square reporter ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Kirby</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T17:37:04.516-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">My entire life people have encouraged me to attend church. They’ve used any number of methods, including concern, commandments, fear, love, guilt and even force to get me there. My personal favorite was reward. Go to church and I could have ice cream. Sit through Sunday school and I could go play afterward. In the early days, it was force. I HAD to go to church or get punished. Oh, it never came down to choosing between Sunday school and having my hams tuned up by the old man. Even he could see...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57796384@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:37:04 MDT Atheists conduct friendly march around Mormon Temple Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781931-78/atheists-church-american-temple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57781931-78/atheists-church-american-temple.html.csp">Atheists conduct friendly march around Mormon Temple Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T09:21:35.194-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The sky grew angry over some 75 atheists as they assembled to march around downtown Salt Lake City’s Temple Square during the LDS Church’s General Conference. But the gathering storm had nothing to do with the wrath of the Almighty, according to the nonbelievers, because there is no God. Despite the raindrops, the crowd, led by Dan Ellis, president of Atheists of Utah, remained in high spirits. Most of the marchers were former Mormons and many mailed resignations to the LDS Church at the end of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57781931@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:21:35 MDT Message to Mormons: Prophets not always popular http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778654-78/church-lds-conference-gods.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57778654-78/church-lds-conference-gods.html.csp">Message to Mormons: Prophets not always popular</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T22:28:53.645-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jesus, ancient prophets and, by extension, Mormon apostles, considered “prophets, seers and revelators” in the 15 million-member faith, are often unpopular because they have to tell uncomfortable truths and insist on upholding moral standards. These modern LDS leaders “know full well that the road leading to the Promised Land, ‘flowing with milk and honey,’ of necessity runs by way of Mount Sinai, flowing with ‘thou shalts’ and ‘thou shalt nots,’ ” Jeffrey R. Holland, of the church’s Quorum of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57778654@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:28:53 MDT Editorial: Ban on reporters only hurts LDS Church http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775848-82/church-news-hinckley-square.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775848-82/church-news-hinckley-square.html.csp">Editorial: Ban on reporters only hurts LDS Church</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T17:39:01.872-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two words greet the millions of people who approach Temple Square each year: “Visitors welcome.” The same words can be found on virtually all LDS wards, and they are genuine. The last-minute announcement that news reporters would be banned from Temple Square during General Conference for the first time in anyone’s memory does not signal a withdrawal of the church’s welcoming arms. No. This is about trying to manage a story, and the clumsiness is plain to anyone who has watched the church stru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775848@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:39:01 MDT Reporters banned from Temple Square for Mormon conference http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57772455-78/square-news-church-temple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57772455-78/square-news-church-temple.html.csp">Reporters banned from Temple Square for Mormon conference</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T10:30:07.114-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">First, Mormon officials said no to news cameras on Temple Square during this weekend’s LDS General Conference. Now, reporters aren’t welcome there, either, during the two-day religious gathering. In a March 17 letter to the organizers of Ordain Women, church spokeswoman Jessica Moody wrote that “news media cameras” would not be allowed on the church’s square in downtown Salt Lake City during the conference, saying the prohibition was “consistent with long-standing policy.” The group, pushing for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57772455@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:30:07 MDT 500 Mormon women to enter Temple Square to seek priesthood tickets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765886-78/women-lds-church-priesthood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765886-78/women-lds-church-priesthood.html.csp">500 Mormon women to enter Temple Square to seek priesthood tickets</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T18:11:15.387-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even though the LDS Church asked Ordain Women participants to stay off Temple Square in their quest to gain tickets to an all-male priesthood meeting at this weekend’s General Conference, an estimated 500 plan to enter that space Saturday night. And church officials have no plans to stop them, according to Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly. Mormon officials are closing the square in downtown Salt Lake City to news cameras — despite objections from the press — but not to the activists. “They have ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765886@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:11:15 MDT Provo’s next Mormon temple gets an angel on high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57755233-78/temple-provo-mormon-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57755233-78/temple-provo-mormon-church.html.csp">Provo’s next Mormon temple gets an angel on high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T15:23:52.676-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 03:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now, it looks like a Mormon temple. Construction crews labored Monday to put a golden Angel Moroni statue atop the city’s historic Provo Tabernacle — soon to become the Provo City Center Temple. A devastating fire gutted the tabernacle in December 2010. Months later, LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that the building would be restored to its original appearance — including a center spire that was removed in 1917 — and repurposed as a temple. Many LDS temples boast iconic Moroni s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57755233@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:23:52 MDT Mormons again say no to news cameras on Temple Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744687-78/cameras-church-conference-square.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744687-78/cameras-church-conference-square.html.csp">Mormons again say no to news cameras on Temple Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:38:09.212-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoping to avoid a repeat of media images of an October “protest” on Temple Square, the LDS Church on Friday reaffirmed its plan to ban news cameras from those sacred grounds during the faith’s upcoming General Conference. In a March 20 letter, Utah journalists had asked the church to reverse its decision forbidding news cameras from the iconic square in downtown Salt Lake City during the two-day gathering on April 5 and 6. That prohibition was spelled out in a letter to Ordain Women, a group pus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744687@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:38:09 MDT Festival of Colors: A place to let your inner child out http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747753-78/colors-festival-fork-holi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747753-78/colors-festival-fork-holi.html.csp">Festival of Colors: A place to let your inner child out</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T12:59:34.922-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 12:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spanish Fork • From the hilltop where the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple overlooks southern Utah County, incoming pilgrims to the Holi Festival of Colors stood out in their clean white shirts. That look didn’t last long. “I didn’t walk five feet past the gate before I got clobbered with dust,” laughed David Klco, 54, of Park City, as he stood on the temple hill, watching as pulsating masses of multicolored people danced below, throwing “colors” on anyone and everyone, and passing body surfers uphi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57747753@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:59:34 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - March 30, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57749074-227/photo-2014-lake-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57749074-227/photo-2014-lake-march.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - March 30, 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:53:01.867-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake TribuneParticipants "crowd surf" at the Holi festival of colors at the Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Revelers celebrate the arrival of spring on the grounds of the temple.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749074@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:53:01 MDT Utah Hindu fest passes the Mormon test with flying colors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57704392-80/festival-das-says-sri.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57704392-80/festival-das-says-sri.html.csp">Utah Hindu fest passes the Mormon test with flying colors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy Fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T10:47:35.913-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With only six participants at the first annual Holi Festival at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Mormons outnumbered Hindus — 4 to 2. In the past 25 years, that ratio has widened exponentially. At next week’s festival — the largest of its kind in the U.S. — Caru Das, the temple’s priest, expects up to 70,000 revelers, most of whom will be students from LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University in nearby Provo. “It’s an opportunity for young LDS kids to come and celebrate their ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704392@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:47:35 MDT Journalists ask LDS Church to reconsider banning photographers from Temple Square http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57710028-225/letter-conference-church-font.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57710028-225/letter-conference-church-font.html.csp">Journalists ask LDS Church to reconsider banning photographers from Temple Square</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T13:42:03.355-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has written a letter asking the LDS Church to reconsider its ban on news photographers on Temple Square during LDS General Conference April 5-6. Officials announced the prohibition in a March 17 letter, saying it is “consistent with long-standing policy.” Yet while Utah news organizations understand they generally must obtain permission to shoot photos or video on Temple Square, photographers routinely have been allowed — and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57710028@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:42:03 MDT Letter: LDS Church should ordain women http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698055-82/women-church-lds-priesthood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57698055-82/women-church-lds-priesthood.html.csp">Letter: LDS Church should ordain women</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:03.623-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a fifth-generation Utahn and great-great-grandson of LDS Church President John Taylor, I’ve taken a great interest in recent articles, surveys (New York Times) and other reportage on the enhanced role of women in the LDS Church. Women wanting the priesthood will not be allowed to demonstrate in Temple Square (“Mormon women seeking priesthood may be blocked from Temple Square,” Tribune, March 17). Their presence would somehow deprive the setting of its sacred import and the brethren upstairs ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698055@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Hot tickets: Disney on Ice, Utah Symphony, much more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57625530-223/lake-salt-saturday-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57625530-223/lake-salt-saturday-march.html.csp">Hot tickets: Disney on Ice, Utah Symphony, much more</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T17:00:03.777-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">MUSIC Utah Symphony • With conductor Mark Wigglesworth; Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 8 p.m.; Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; $18-$55; visit bit.ly/1p25siv. Melinda Lambert Baird and Shaundra Baird Culatta • Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.; LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City; free. Utah Symphony Guild’s Diamond Anniversary • Saturday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.; Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; $65. West Valley Symphony of Utah • Saturday, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625530@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:03 MDT No full tax break for Mormon temple in England, court rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57631967-180/church-court-lds-temple.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57631967-180/church-court-lds-temple.html.csp">No full tax break for Mormon temple in England, court rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T17:52:54.425-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 05:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">European judges have rejected the LDS Church’s human-rights complaint against the United Kingdom, The Telegraph reported Tuesday, so now the Utah-based faith will have to pay property taxes on its Preston Temple. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-days Saints claims nearly 190,000 members in the U.K., where Mormon meetinghouses enjoy full exemptions from property taxes. But LDS temples, unlike meetinghouses, are open only to devout Latter-day Saints with “recommends.” The British government ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57631967@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:52:54 MDT Mormon prophet dedicates a fourth Arizona temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57625866-180/temple-arizona-lds-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57625866-180/temple-arizona-lds-mormon.html.csp">Mormon prophet dedicates a fourth Arizona temple</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T17:22:12.592-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arizona has its fourth Mormon temple — with two more on the way. President Thomas S. Monson and his top lieutenant, President Henry B. Eyring, dedicated an LDS temple Sunday in Gilbert, Ariz., just east of Phoenix. Tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints witnessed the dedicatory sessions, which were broadcast to Mormon meetinghouses across the Grand Canyon State. During a cornerstone ceremony, Monson remarked, “There is sunshine in my soul today,” referring to the rains that soaked the cultural c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57625866@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:22:12 MDT 3 Utah bands you need to listen to right now: Baby Ghosts, Mideau, Koala Temple http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57419782-223/mideau-music-baby-ghosts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57419782-223/mideau-music-baby-ghosts.html.csp">3 Utah bands you need to listen to right now: Baby Ghosts, Mideau, Koala Temple</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By David Self Newlin</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T09:32:56.07-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 09:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is known for having an outsized number of excellent bands streaming tunes into the ears of eager local listeners. Imagine Dragons, Fictionist and Neon Trees all hail from the Beehive State, just to name a few of the more recent groups to make it big. All of them started playing locally at places like Urban Lounge, Velour and Muse Music, where you could go and see the next big thing tonight if you really wanted to. Right now there are hundreds of fantastic bands playing all the time. Here’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57419782@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:32:56 MDT Trib Talk: Mormons, weddings and temples http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57546565-80/tribtalk-sltrib-temple-weddings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57546565-80/tribtalk-sltrib-temple-weddings.html.csp">Trib Talk: Mormons, weddings and temples</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T08:36:12.114-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 08:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rumor has it that requirements for Mormon temple weddings could be changing. In Europe and South America, faithful LDS couples can be married civilly and then go to an LDS temple for religious rites, but in North America, couples must wait a year if they have a civil wedding first. On Monday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack and columnist Robert Kirby join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about LDS temple policies and calls by some for change. You can join the discu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57546565@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:36:12 MDT