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It looked like Disney Animation was dead in the water for a while there. Sure, Pixar has had the company’s back for almost two decades now. In terms of movies that were solely produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, though, it was a bit of a downhill spiral from “Pocahontas” in 1995 to “Chicken Little” in 2005. While there were some under appreciated gems in the mix like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” nothing took audiences by storm like “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Lion King” did.
Those who abhor public prayer are at it again. They are offended by reference to deity among other things. There have always been those who do not recognize the unseen (“God cannot be proven”), never mind that they live in an age of invisible power, which keeps cell phones and computers running. And, what about our invisible human energy, love and hate, which packs a punch; creates and changes civilization?
Mountain Pointe earned the top seed in the Division I postseason after completing a 10-0 regular season on Friday.
When you look at the big picture of life (or as my pastor calls it, “the whole shebang”) you see that there are three main players: God, us, and the devil (which is Satan and all his mini-me’s).
The Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School cross country teams brought a contingency of athletes to the Desert Twilight Cross Country Invitational last weekend and left with something worth celebrating.
Arizona Christian University (ACU) President Len Munsil announced that the accredited, private, nonprofit, Christian university at Cactus Road and 24th Street will begin its NAIA intercollegiate football program in 2013. ACU will immediately start its national search for the program’s first coach. Firestorm football will debut in the fall of 2014.
From Ahwatukee Foothills to the Hollywood Foothills, actor Justin Rapp has landed television and movie roles and is determined to make his passion a career.
In 1997, then Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), The Rev. H. George Anderson wrote a book called, “A Good Time to be the Church.” His successor, The Rev. Mark Hanson, who will complete 12 years as ELCA Presiding Bishop in November, quipped that he was thinking of writing a book called, “It’s Not All That Great a Time to Be the Church.”
Area students make Azusa Pacific University deans list
Football practices have officially started for a handful of East Valley teams, and season openers will be creeping up in a matter of weeks. Several underclassmen dotted the All-Tribune teams at the end of last season and they are back to chase championships. It’s a bumper crop of athletes playing varsity football this season, and here are the Tribune’s Ten Offensive Players to Watch in 2013:
John Gambadoro is known for his brash opinions, going on rants and talking about all things sports five times a week.
Local progressive rock band, Gram Negative, will be performing in the 2013 Chengdu International Youth Music Festival July 25-31. The four-member group is made up of two Ahwatukee residents, guitarist Alex Sipes and drummer Chris Kontos, as well as by bassist and lead vocalist, Julian Weinstein, and Christian Merrell, who plays the keyboard.
The Valley of the Sun United Way is expecting at least 500 homeless guests to find aid and assistance at its Project Connect event this Thursday, July 18, and is hoping its own volunteers will find a home as well: in the hearts of the guests they aid.
Former major league pitcher Bill Swift has been tabbed as the head coach at Arizona Christian University.
For Valley residents driving along the Santan Loop 202 Freeway — specifically those heading eastbound toward Chandler and Gilbert — there’s a large billboard that comes into view approaching the Loop 101 interchange.
Arizona Christian University will hosts the 2013 Baseball Recruit Identification Camp June 3-6 at Firestorm Field. Players ages 14-18 are invited to attend the camp, which focuses on baseball skills development.
Four years in the making, Mountain Pointe High School graduate John Swan recently launched a Christian clothing line he hopes will be appealing to all walks of life.
Jeff Rutledge, a former player and coach in the NFL and NCAA Champion quarterback at the University of Alabama, has been hired as the head football coach at Valley Christian High School.
Washington • Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” U.S. senators, a new poll says.
It’s no wonder that Carter Gladstone has shown a tremendous ability to be patient at the plate.
The Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) emphasizes the difference between traditional religious practices in the past and how newer Christian clubs, like CRU Downtown, an Arizona State University religious organization, have changed the mentality of worship.
It’s no surprise that Chelsea Bain has been attending NASCAR races since she was 5 years old. Her dad, Emmett “Buddy” Jobe, brought NASCAR to Phoenix International Raceway in 1987. Now, Bain is more involved in NASCAR than she ever has been, but not as a spectator — as a rockin’ country musician.
The Phoenix Symphony Association appointed interim chorus master Dr. Thomas Bookhout to a two-year term as chorus master. He was chosen as interim chorus master in August of 2012.
Brian Brady has all the confidence in his son, Dalton, and the latter credited his father for developing him into one of the best wrestlers the state of Arizona has ever seen.
“Fifty Shades of Grey.”