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SALT LAKE CITY — Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are making their mark in the performing industry, giving the world a chance to see that Mormons can succeed — with faith intact — in a sometimes harsh business.

We spent time with some amazing musicians — watching them sing and play.

You’ll hear from Richard Elliott, the principal organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the fastest feet in town. His journey includes a rocking good time in a 1970s band, converting to the LDS Church, and perfecting his organ skills to the point that he is now an acclaimed organist worldwide who truly makes his instrument “dance."

Stunning Savannah Stevenson not only leads the London cast of "Wicked" as Glinda, but she is equally comfortable playing Mary, the mother of the Savior, in "The Life of Jesus Christ" LDS Bible videos. She performs for us and shares how she feels about life as an actress, how her most cherished role changed her, and her upcoming marriage.

And it’s a “hymn revival” with The Lower Lights—a collaboration of talented musicians, breathing new life into sacred hymns and gospel tunes. You’ll see how they got together, why their music means so much to people, and the reason all these accomplished performers drop their egos at the door just to belong to this amazing “musical family.”

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