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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Gladys Knight brought new life to some LDS hymns at the Tabernacle last night.
Performing with her Saints Unified Voices Choir from Las Vegas, Knight celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' decision to allow blacks into the faith's priesthood.
She sang a number of gospel version of Mormon hymns. She told the crowd she loves the music of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but added: "I just think that some of it could use a little zip!"
Knight thanked church President Gordon Hinckley and other church leaders for their encouragement and urged the audience to widen their embrace of the cultures, music and customs of all people.
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