10 years after the first ‘Mistborn’ trilogy, Utah author Brandon Sanderson reflects on the question that started it

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah author Brandon Sanderson wanted to know what would happen if the bad guy won.

“What if Frodo (from ‘Lord of the Rings’) had gotten to the end of the long journey through Mordor and the Dark Lord Sauron said, ‘Hey, that’s my ring. Thanks for bringing it back,” Sanderson said in an email interview. Continue reading “10 years after the first ‘Mistborn’ trilogy, Utah author Brandon Sanderson reflects on the question that started it”

Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘Tree of Life’ is an unforgettable musical experience

TREE OF LIFE: Sacred Music of Mack Wilberg,” by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, $16.98

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is known around the world for its beautiful renditions of songs both edifying and entertaining. Its latest CD shows the choir performs original music with as much passion and perfection as it does well-established songs. Continue reading “Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s ‘Tree of Life’ is an unforgettable musical experience”

Actress Loretta Swit says ‘M*A*S*H’ cast still ‘family’ 35 years after its record-breaking finale

SALT LAKE CITY — A TV show about Army medics in the jungles of Korea during a bloody conflict doesn’t sound like a hit, and yet that’s exactly what the CBS show “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983) turned into following a bumpy start. After the network nearly canceled it in its first season, 105.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the show’s finale 11 years later — a record broken only in 2010 by the Super Bowl.

This year marks the 35-year anniversary of the show’s ending, and actress Loretta Swit recently reflected on what made “M*A*S*H” unique and why it continues to attract a strong following.

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‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’

SALT LAKE CITY — On July 15, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will treat fans to the latest installment of their postal mystery series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with the TV movie “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar.”

The series follows the adventures of a tight-knit group of postal workers who warm hearts by delivering lost mail. Continue reading “‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’”