Whether it’s the Mormon Tabernacle Choir or “America’s Got Talent” stars, LDS artists are always taking their music to new heights. This week, Mormon musicians sang everything from rock classics like Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” to old favorites like Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.” James the Mormon also released a new original, “I Won’t Let Go."
The family of Jenny Oaks Baker traveled to Salzburg, Austria, to film a “Sound of Music” video. The Facebook post read that the family has previously been likened to the Von Trapp family. “Today really felt like we were walking in their musical footsteps,” Jenny Oaks Baker wrote.
On his concert tour, David Archuleta made a pit stop to tour Seattle and Pike Place Market.
The Twitter account for the late Stephen R. Covey had an inspirational quote.
Jared Mecham, an LDS daily vlogger, posted a cute photo of his two sons.
Al Fox Carraway, motivational speaker and author of “The Tattooed Mormon,” shared a video of her husband being a stay-at-home dad. She wanted to encourage people to increase the amount of appreciation they show their husbands and fathers. “I don’t think we talk about it enough,” she said in the video.
Carraway also wrote on Instagram about the first LDS church she went to before she was baptized. “I am what happens when you don't judge someone. I am what happens when you live how Christ has taught us to. I am the result of unconditional love,” Carraway wrote in the post.
James the Mormon released a new single Friday morning, "I Won't Let Go." The song features Jywrrn and Norbzz and is available on all major music platforms.
Some creative BYU students won best of show in the student bracket of the national American Advertising Awards, otherwise known as the Addys. Click on the link in the tweet below to watch the ad spot the students created for Vespa.
Evie Clair, a 12-year-old LDS singer from Arizona, will be on Tuesday’s episode of “America’s Got Talent.” She recently tweeted an article that was written about her for the upcoming show. The article referenced a cover video she made for her father, who has stage 4 colon cancer. The cover of “Eye of the Tiger” was done in collaboration with Spencer Jones, an LDS singer and songwriter who was on “America’s Got Talent” last year.
David Archuleta posted about a GNTLMNOFFICIAL cover of his latest single, "Up All Night":
GNTLMNOFFICAL shared the acapella version of Archuleta’s single on Instagram.
Ashley Romney has launched a scripture study group to help girls, young women and young adults learn and strengthen their testimonies of the Book of Mormon in 90 days. The group meets weekly on Fridays and they discuss questions provided in a study guide.
The Mormon Channel tweeted about the importance of using technology in positive ways and posted a YouTube video that includes some of Elder M. Russell Ballard’s thoughts on the subject.
President Henry B. Eyring’s Facebook account shared a photo of President Eyring’s family in the Joseph Smith Building on Temple Square. The post said that families enable children to learn right from wrong and help them to feel God’s love so they can live in God’s presence once again.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s Facebook account reflected that serving others is like an investment, where one always receives more than what was initially put in. The rewards reach well into the eternities, the post said.
During a recent assignment in Mexico, Elder Russell M. Nelson’s Facebook account referenced the apostle's recent meeting with government officials and religious leaders who expressed their thanks for LDS members’ efforts to preserve marriage and family.
Mortality is a stage meant to prepare people for eternal rewards, said Elder Quentin L. Cook’s Twitter account last Friday.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s Twitter account tweeted a picture of the Savior and stated that promptings to help others often come as feelings and impressions—not necessarily as words.
Elder Dale G. Renlund’s Twitter account posted about persecution, stating that it can be disguised in many ways.
Following the tweet about persecution, Elder Renlund’s account urged others to fight against intolerance and to be open to others' thoughts and opinions.
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