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Easter is this Sunday, and plans are completed for the 38th Annual Kiwanis Ahwatukee Easter Parade and Spring Fling Saturday, April 19.
Kids camps at Ahwatukee Music Makers this summer will have children bringing out their inner artist.
Take in some live music from this local band — a self-styled “eclectic attack of acoustic folk music, down-home country rock and original singer-songwriting” — while enjoying a bring-your-own picnic lunch outdoors at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.
For two weeks, Kyrene middle schools have been hosting open houses to better equip parents through the selection process on what school their child will be attending in the fall.
Higley Unified School District schools will host a STEAM night and magic show next week.
Everyone knows Chandler’s Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival, slated for Saturday, draws top pit masters from across the nation to serve more than 20,000 pounds of meat to the masses. Here are a few more facts to help prepare you for the feast — er, fest:
Who’ll stop the Scottsdale schools?
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — This gem of a city tucked in the Blue Ridge foothills of western North Carolina attracts artists, musicians, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts and a fair share of modern-day hippies, all lured by the beautiful setting and open-minded vibe. Its gorgeous historic buildings downtown, free music venues, Appalachian art center and lofty nearby peaks are all perfect for travelers looking to please their senses without spending a dime.
HERE: Ahwatukee chamber celebrates 20 years of building business, community
Georgia Luby pets Kaylee, a grey-banded kingsnake, during a presentation by the Phoenix Zoo at Desert Mountain Senior Living on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Jeanette Sigrist backs away from Kaylee, a grey-banded kingsnake, during a presentation by the Phoenix Zoo at Desert Mountain Senior Living on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Flo Wilt pets Kaylee, a grey-banded kingsnake, during a presentation by the Phoenix Zoo at Desert Mountain Senior Living on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire
Rose Royce exploded on the music scene in the summer of 1976 thanks to “Car Wash,” a No. 1 song from the movie soundtrack of the same name starring the iconic Richard Pryor. Considered by many to be one of the most underrated groups to hail from the 1970s soul music era, Rose Royce is back.
Jeff Dunham, one of America’s favorite comics and the star of Comedy Central’s highest-rated specials, is bringing his cast of beloved characters to Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center for his “Disorderly Conduct” tour.
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.”
This Irish-American band incorporates instrumentals, vocals and step-dancing into their performances, which draw on the rich cultural traditions of Ireland.
Wherever I go in the country, or the world for that matter, if there is a music-related site I take the trouble to visit it. When I was in Rio de Janeiro, I made a beeline for Garota de Ipanema Café and Bar, where the great bossa nova song “The Girl From Ipanema” was written. Last year, while in Nashville, I visited the new Johnny Cash Museum and in New York strolled by the Brill Buildings, where folks like Carole King (“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”) and Ellie Greenwich (“Da Doo Ron Ron”) wrote the songs we remember from the 1960s.
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.
When Kyle Pereira wanted to start a band, he got a few of his friends together and things were good at first. But Pereira quickly learned, in his words, he couldn’t just count on himself after more than one group disbanded.
The Desert Vista High School Marching Band will host its Thunder Run: Road to Carnegie in efforts to raise money for trip expenses.
Becoming the best in your work is not an over-night occurrence; rather it can take years to hone your skills to be considered to be on top of the game.
When the weather’s this nice, the urge to get outdoors beckons, and there’s one big, shady, grassy spot that’s always a good bet for a lazy Sunday afternoon: Scottsdale Civic Center Park.
When it comes to writing, some authors enjoy writing true-life events.