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Posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 11:00 am

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1 A Minute Live Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure big-screen event

Breast cancer claims the life of one woman every 69 seconds - a haunting number that translates into more than 465,000 deaths each year. That statistic will form the backdrop for a one-night event broadcast live to select movie theaters across the country, including AMC Ahwatukee 24, 4915 E. Ray Road.

1 A Minute LIVE Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure will bring together survivors and celebrities for an evening of hope, awareness and discussion starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. The event will feature a live panel discussion with cancer survivors and celebrities Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John, William Baldwin, Namrata Singh Gujral, Barbara Mori and others, bringing to light the issues faced by women with breast cancer and their families, while highlighting the optimistic strides made against the disease in recent years.

Presented by NCM Fathom and UniGlobe Entertainment, tickets for the screening are available at and the box office.

For more information, visit

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Herberger Theater Center grand re-opening this weekend

The Herberger Theater Center has undergone major renovations this summer as a result of the 2006 voter-approved bond. The new look of the theater will be unveiled to the public during the grand re-opening weekend, Oct. 1 and 2, at the theater, 222 E. Monroe St.

Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and will feature entertainment by Bad Cactus Brass Band and Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience, cuisine, re-dedication ceremony, raffle and tours of the theater. Tickets are $100 person.

The inaugural Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. The festival will feature theater and dance performances from more than 25 Valley arts groups, food, artists, live music, film festival shorts by the Phoenix Film Foundation and an interactive children's activity area. Admission is free for kids age 12 and under and $5 for age 13 and up. Free parking for attendees is available in the Arizona Center's parking garage.

For tickets or more information, visit or call (602) 254-7399, ext. 105.

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