Band is hell. Oh sure, the “American Pie” movies might have you believe it’s nothing but fun and games. Anyone who majored in music or even took band class in high school, however, knows that it’s like prepping for war. The hours are brutal, your teachers push you to be the best, and it’s literally the end of your world if you fail. You might think I’m exaggerating and to some extent maybe I am. After all, not every band instructor on the planet can be a ruthless slave driver. The instructor in “Whiplash” on the other hand most certainly is.
“The Book of Life” has most of the same pros and cons as “The Boxtrolls” from a couple weeks ago. Both films are absolute joys to watch for their delightful characters, unique worlds, and dazzling animation. As creative as they are in terms of presentation, neither film is all that original when it comes to storytelling. “The Book of Life” isn’t just a familiar story like “The Boxtrolls,” through. It’s also a very overstuffed and awkwardly paced one too. So exactly how problematic is the story? Well, read the synopsis below and find out for yourself.
On Oct. 4 the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host an obstacle course-style athletic competition and stair climbing event in downtown Phoenix. Funds raised during the event will be put to work in laboratories, where researchers are working to find a cure for this genetic disease affecting the lives of more than 30,000 children and young adults in the United States.
Michele Rubino says Ahwatukee Children’s Theater started somewhat accidentally, but today, more than 14 years later, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep their programs and performances going for years to come.
In his hoop dancing and flute playing, Tony Duncan hears the nocturnal howls of the coyote as it mischievously darts from village to village searching for food, and he sees the twinkling of moonlight on river rocks and sees how that made the stars.
Robert and Barbara Danielson moved to Ahwatukee Foothills 20 years ago to retire and be closer to Barbara’s children, but anyone that knows the Danielsons, or any of the hundreds of kids they’ve trained in music and public speaking, would tell you they’ve never slowed down.
Two hours before kickoff on Friday, the homecoming festivities were in full swing. Pop up games, music, and refreshments lined the Mountain Pointe parking lot. Students, dressed in the theme of the night, USA, milled around waiting for the gates to open.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?