“Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders” film viewing and discussion is part of the free Faces of Diversity brown bag series from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Phoenix City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
Like a treasure hunter, Heather Ross, director of Knights at the Theatre (Arizona College Prep’s drama company), was on the hunt for a stand-out script, one that would surpass the usual high school plays — you know, “Grease,” “West Side Story,” “Footloose,” “Annie,” and the list goes on.
You may recognize her from TV, but you might not realize Audra McDonald, who played Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC’s hit television series “Private Practice,” has a major career as a concert and recording artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world.
The smell of grass, the sound of sprinklers and the shade of three large ficus trees have all disappeared from Arthur and Jeananne Pastin’s yard. Instead, barrel cacti, red bird of paradise shrubs and palo verde trees sprout from gray- and brown-flecked granite gravel.
Most 17-year-olds celebrating their birthday expect to receive cards with good wishes, and perhaps a few bucks tucked inside. However, Isabella Weems, who likes to be referred to as “Bella,” celebrated her 17th birthday by donating money to charities that were close to her heart, including the Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT).