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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.
Lil Wayne isn’t just the founder of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires, he’s the rap squad’s captain, too. And on “Rise of an Empire,” Weezy plays his role well, anchoring a winning compilation from the camp, and making up for last year’s lackluster “I Am Not a Human Being II.”
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.
It’s hard to believe that almost 55 years has elapsed since The Osmonds started as a barbershop quartet in Ogden, Utah. More than a half-century and 100 million records later, they are one of the most legendary families of the entertainment industry.
Mesa Public Schools will host the High School Harp Ensemble on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Aria Anderson risked years of misfortune when she opened her sock monkey umbrella inside her hospital room during a late morning in January. She did so to hide from the group of strangers who came to see her, and the strategy proved effective; her unfurled shield more than covered the slight 6-year-old’s frame.
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.
MILWAUKEE — Hunting dogs are on display at two canine gatherings this week. One is in New York at the famed Westminster Kennel Club show, where judges look for perfection in the breeds' appearance — the shape of an ear, the size of a tail.
The Desert Vista High School Marching Band will host its Thunder Run: Road to Carnegie in efforts to raise money for trip expenses.
The Mesa folk rock band Murrieta, recently named one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 5 Must-See Shows of the Week, is quickly becoming a force to reckon with on the local indie rock scene.
Over the weekend the Desert Vista High School Chamber Orchestra attended the 75th anniversary of the Arizona Music Educators Associations (AMEA), where 15 students were able to perform during the prestigious banquet.
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Often called the master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will perform as part of The Carlos Nakai Trio on Jan. 24 during the Higley Center for the Performing Arts World of Music Series. The Trio will perform arrangements that were created by playing together without written music.
3 Doors Down is taking a back-to-basics approach with a new acoustic tour called “Songs From the Basement.” The group racked up an incredible string of nine No. 1 singles starting in the early 2000s with songs like “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.”
To jump start the spring semester, the Desert Vista dance program will be hosting auditions for students interested in being involved with the program.
Ahwatukee resident Yulee Kim has been burning the midnight oil in preparations for her orchestra performance at Carnegie Hall in New York.
There are legendary musicians, and then there’s Steve Gadd.
2013 is nears its end, and establishments across Ahwatukee will provide a fun and safe place to celebrate 2014 in style.
New Year’s Eve at Dave & Buster’s
September through May, Real London Bus Company is host to shenanigans in royal proportions. December, however, brings a bonus with the annual Holiday Lights Tours.
The Tuscany Theatre in Gilbert opened its doors Dec. 14, celebrating an all-new destination for family entertainment, community theatre, art and education.
The Ahwatukee Recreation Center’s Women’s Club had its annual luncheon on Dec. 11 at the Grace Inn in Ahwatukee Foothills. During the annual luncheon the women collected dozens of stuffed animals, which will be donated to Arizona DES to go to needy children across the Valley. The group also participated in a raffle, the money from which will be used for a music scholarship for a local middle school or high school aged child.