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Deep down at his core Rudy Acosta is a master manipulator.
Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee will be offering its summer camp activities to the community soon and the registration deadline is March 17.
Just looking at it might make you grin. Happy Gift, a smiling, candy-striped inflatable sculpture, will give some extra bounce to this weekend’s 44th annual Scottsdale Arts Festival. The art fest marks the U.S. debut of Happy Gift, created by Los Angeles-based art collective FriendsWithYou. People of all ages are invited to hop on, play and explore.
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The twin sons of 1950s teen idol Ricky Nelson will be in Gilbert on March 15, presenting a multimedia entertainment event featuring live hit songs made famous by their father.
Two filmmakers who directed and produced a 2013 documentary about Muhammad Ali will speak during a free screening of their film on March 20 in Mesa.
When Mary's elderly mother, Lucy, had to leave the town she had spent her life in, and the home she loved, she was devastated. Mary had asked her mother, who was growing frail, with fading memory, to come live with her.
The Grammy-winning pianist and Philadelphia Pops conductor plays fan favorites from the Gershwin catalog including “Strike Up the Band,” “S’Wonderful, “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”
One opened for Ann-Margret; others delighted audiences on cruise ships. Still others simply enjoy performing.
This Irish-American band incorporates instrumentals, vocals and step-dancing into their performances, which draw on the rich cultural traditions of Ireland.
The piano-playing satirist, who got his start in a piano bar on Capitol Hill, helps audiences find the humor in American political drama.
Visitors to Dana Park in Mesa will see something a little different in the coming months due to the installation of two art pieces in the shopping center at the northwest corner of Baseline Road and Val Vista Drive.
Brenda Priddy seems like a real nice lady. The Chandler wife and mother, who once worked as a bookkeeper, is friendly from the moment we say hello, and she readily answers my long list of questions despite fighting an awful head cold.
Eating well can be hard to do — but not because of a lack of options. Farmers markets make finding fresh-picked produce (and a variety of locally made specialty foods and products, like hummus and bath soaps) convenient in and around the East Valley.
Expanding a child’s mind and body are the two tenets Connect5 takes to heart.
You can hear some good ol’ down home music in Gilbert this weekend.
Higley Unified School District will host community performances at both of its high schools this week.
The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact the measure does far less than some have suggested.
HERE: Empower Parenting Series
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
Mesa Public Schools will host the High School Harp Ensemble on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
More than 150 young artists submitted entries to Benedictine University at Mesa’s statewide art competition to win a 50 percent tuition renewable scholarship.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.