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ASU’s Project Humanities stepped into the national spotlight again and was recognized recently by a leading higher education organization for its innovative effort to engage communities with the arts and sciences.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
HERE: ‘The Nutcracker’ in Ahwatukee this weekend
There’s a new place to shop for original gifts in the East Valley, and it’s only going to be open about three weeks.
Strumming a guitar, decked in high heels and a homemade fringe dress, Wanda Jackson had no idea she was on the cusp of making history. She realized something was afoot when she and tour mate Elvis Presley started packing out auditoriums and coliseums across the country.
Winter break is quickly approaching, and the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA will be offering its Winter Break Camp for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Bomi Johnson, a senior at Desert Vista High School, recently received confirmation that she has qualified as a 2013 National Merit Semifinalist.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
As you know, or if you don’t know, I’ll tell you this: “The Velveteen Rabbit” play is a Christmas story.
For years Ahwatukee Foothills sisters Ava and Ella Loew have watched their cousin perform in “The Nutcracker” ballet, but this year they’re making performing in the show a family affair.
I enjoyed the AP (Associated Press) article on how “A Christmas Story” has become a part of our deeply-rooted Christmas tradition (“‘A Christmas Story’ at 30: Now part of the family,” AFN, Dec. 4). However, I was surprised and disappointed at the writer’s failure to mention the story’s author, who narrated the film and who also appeared in it as the gruff gentleman who directs Ralphie and his brother to the end of the line to see Santa at Goldblatt’s.
From the CMA to Michael Bublé, there’s a Christmas television special to entertain you almost nightly.
Kyrene Centennial Middle School will be hosting its inaugural Holiday Arts and Craft Bazaar event to help benefit different programs at the school, and the Native American Parent Advisory Committee.
The Phoenix Boys Choir will perform the holiday concert “Sugar Plums and Jingle Bells” Dec. 13, 14, 16, 20 and 22 at locations across the Valley.
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
Reactionary Republicans — notably Rush Limbaugh — condemning the Senate’s limitation on filibustering as unconstitutional have, once again, displayed their colossal political ignorance. There is only a single clause, “Each House may determine its own rules,” (Art. I, Sect. 5) remotely concerned with filibusters, and it neither approves nor disapproves of them. The Senate’s action on filibusters was undeniably constitutional to anyone with high-school reading comprehension.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2014 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses. Nominations, which can come from anyone in the community, are open until Jan. 8, 2014 and can be submitted through the chamber’s website at www.phoenixchamber.com/impact. The 2014 IMPACT Business of the Year recipients — one nominee with 250 or fewer employees and one with more than 250 employees — will be selected from the category award recipients and announced at the 27th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon on May 15, 2014.
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
Wanda Manville, director of the Tempe Dance Academy, is putting on the annual Christmas show at Chandler Center for the Arts — inspired from one of the dance company’s trips to Europe.
Center Pointe Dance in Ahwatukee will perform its 10th Annual Holly Day Benefit Show at Desert Vista High School this Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium, 16440 S. 32nd St.
The holiday season is synonymous with tradition. But that doesn’t mean you have to fill your home with the same holiday decorations in the same color scheme every year.
Disney will be visiting Ahwatukee Foothills this Thursday, Dec. 12, and hosting an open audition to find musical theater performers for its Disney Cruise Line.