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The Ahwatukee Foothills News recently talked to Chiemi Karasawa, director of the new documentary, “Elian Stritch: Just Shoot Me.” The film offer’s a glimpse into the life of Stritch, a Broadway legend and clearly the most outgoing actress over 85 working today.
New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.
When you think of the 1980s movie “Top Gun,” it’s easy to picture Tom Cruise wearing aviators and looking ever so handsome in his uniform. This image won’t be completely fulfilled in the All Puppet Players’ adaptation of the film, “Top Gun: Live, Abridged & Completely Underfunded.” It premieres Feb. 7 at Mesa Encore Theatre’s Block Box On Brown.
How does an ordinary guy who drives a cab in London end up with an extraordinary life — two wives, two flats and two teenage children who know nothing about each other? How does he keep his stories straight and manage his time? And what does he do when his son and daughter get acquainted in an online chat room and decide to meet?
A boxing gym may not seem like the place for a clean, family-friendly environment, but that’s exactly why owner Terry Packer said he decided to open Title Boxing Club in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Gov. Jan Brewer and House Speaker Andy Tobin chat at a luncheon Friday. Brewer gives what is likely her final State of the State speech on Monday in the House chambers. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Michael W. Smith, who casually refers to himself as “Smitty,” is considered a superstar in the world of Christian music. Throughout his career, the singer-songwriter has won three Grammy Awards and more than 40 Dove Awards. GetOut chatted with him this week ahead of his Jan. 11 stop at Celebrity Theatre.
It doesn’t take rocket science to make the case for happiness, but a law degree from Yale sure doesn’t hurt — at least, it didn’t in the case of Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” and a guest columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine. In contrast to other self-help writers, Rubin addresses the ephemeral idea of happiness systematically, arguing that life’s felicities are concrete and often intuitive.
Chamber member Lynn Hennessy, of State Farm Insurance, chats with Heather Wright of BASIS School of Ahwatukee during a Women in Business Speed Networking event held at the Foothills Golf Club.
Denial’s worked pretty well for me so far. But as I type with trembling fingers, reality is seeping in. Just after Christmas, my family is moving. To Seattle. I know. From sunshine to rain. But then, change is as inevitable as the lights that twinkle along Chandler Boulevard during the holidays each year. And so, I have to embrace one more in a long lifetime of transitions.
So here we are, December, again. As I get older it certainly seems to get here faster every year. I feel like I was just chatting with folks about what may happen in real estate in 2013. It turned out we had some interesting things happen here in our market. The year started off strong with lots of appreciation and a great demand from buyers. The buying frenzy continued through June until it sort of fell off a cliff in the summer. When we usually see the October pick up, the government shut down for three weeks and that changed the typical cycle for that time of year. We had a nice increase in buyer interest towards the end of the year and from what we can see now the spring season will be typical for our area.
Gov. Jan Brewer wants children to know that, yes, there is a Santa Claus.
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
Valley residents of all ages will have the opportunity to attend presentations by local experts and learn about area resources at “Health & Wellness Connection 2014.” The special event will be on Sunday, Jan. 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Design Showroom, 525 W. Turney Ave. The forum will feature interactive educational sessions, an extensive exhibit area, door prizes, giveaways and entertainment.
Pearl Jam has been quiet since wrapping up its "Backspacer" tour in 2010. But the grunge band, which rose through the Seattle scene and turned into a juggernaut courtesy of its pure arena-rock ambitions, began touring Oct. 11 in support of its latest album, "Lightning Bolt."
"America's Orchestra" plays much-anticipated concert at Hohokam Stadium.
Seventh-grade science teacher Tara Dale walks and chats with students on the way to lunch at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School classroom on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
The benefits of regular yoga practice can be life changing, but access to those classes can sometimes seem out of reach.
Popping, whacking and breaking are all part of a day’s work for 5th generation Arizonan Sarah “Saza” Dimmick, who, along with the coach of the Phoenix Suns’ hip hop squad, Luis “Weezy” Egurrola, leads EPIK Dance Company. We chatted with “Saza” about her troupe and the original dance theatre work (“Common Ground”) they’re performing Oct. 18 and 19 at Tempe Center for the Arts.
The precedent was set with Desert Vista’s first athletic Hall of Fame class one year ago.
Families of St. John Bosco Catholic School flooded the campus’ multipurpose room during Thursday night’s seventh annual Evening of Hispanic Culture.