ahwatukee.com on Facebook
- Main Street
Arts & Life
- Special Sections
Displaying results 1 - 25 of 770 for country music. Subscribe to this search
The Associated Press music writers Chris Talbott and Mesfin Fekadu pick their top five songs of the year.
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.
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.
At 72 years young, Dan Hicks remains the eternal hipster. Hicks first entered the music scene in the sixties with his seminal group, The Charlatans, and he remains an influential figure among musicians.
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
The state Court of Appeals will decide whether groups that run commercials publicly criticizing elected officials and candidates right before an election have to disclose their donors.
Logic, it turns out, isn’t always the way to go, at least not for Kenny Loggins.
HERE: Ahwatukee Sunday Farmer’s Market
The choir in the seventh annual Living Christmas Tree at Foothills Baptist Church in Ahwatukee Foothills will be bigger and better than ever, according to the event organizer.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
Take in a night of country music with Jo Dee Messina, The Swon Brothers (pictured), Frankie Ballard and newcomer Brodie Stewart.
Their talent has taken them to Nashville and beyond, onto stages where they’ve opened for some of the biggest names in country music, including Wynonna Judd, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town and Steve Wariner.
HERE: Coffee Club with Joseph B. Ortiz Nov. 15
Chambers Stevens, actor, comedian, acting coach, and playwright will be performing his new one-man show at Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT) this Saturday, Nov. 2.
The country music veteran returns to the Valley for a one night performance.
Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Patty Loveless, Jo Dee Messina, Ronnie Milsap, Restless Heart and Many More To Set Sail On the Inaugural COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE. 7-Day Luxury Voyage Runs January 19-26, 2014 From Ft. Lauderdale to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Marten and Half Moon Cay. www.countrymusiccruise.com. (PRNewsFoto/Time Life) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**
Thousands of Ashford University online graduates and guests from across the country will be at the commencement ceremony on Oct. 13 when Ahwatukee resident Jennifer Taylor sings the national anthem. Taylor, earning a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, is the winner of a nationwide Ashford University competition to open the graduation ceremony with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.
Ultimate Imaginations has partnered with the Mesa Old West Days crew to give the long-running downtown event a facelift — and a new name.
Veteran country star Alan Jackson ranks among the most tradition-based singers of his generation. Most of his influences are on the surface: honky-tonk, swing, blues and songs both romantic and social that draw on details from his personal life.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban didn't need to change a thing.
Grabbing a bite and a drink at Tempe Marketplace is a good bet anytime, but your dining dollars can really make a difference there on Sept. 29.
Wynonna and her mother rose to fame in the 1980s as The Judds. The country music duo released 26 singles, with 14 of them becoming number one hits. Wynonna began a solo career in 1991, adding 20 more singles of her own, with “No One Else on Earth,” “To Be Loved by You,” “She Is His Only Need” and “I Saw the Light,” all taking number one spots on the country singles charts.
The Sonoran Sunset Series has been in hiding for the summer months but is finally coming back for the fall.
Nowadays, long hair and loud guitars are common in country music. That wasn’t always the case. The new album “Alabama & Friends” pays tribute to a pioneering band that proved decades ago how popular merging country and Southern rock could be.
This time, we are not talking about Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Dog the Bounty Hunter, John Mayer, Michael Richards, Mel Gibson, Paula Deen, or Riley Cooper.