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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.
Making a list and checking it twice, as you manage home, family, friends and business during the holiday season? Do you feel sometimes like you are not giving enough? Do you feel you need more time, energy or money? You are not alone! Think about what you can do that serves family, friends and business.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
HERE: Edible house building for teens Dec. 14
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
For years, Julie Fischer has devoted her life to trying to better young children in the realms of education and social behaviors.
High school is a time when students are trying to decide what type of person they will become later in life.
It looks harder than it really is — everything starts with a first step. But when that thing you are trying to do is different or difficult, then that first step seems very hard to do.
Jessica Cooper, a senior at Desert Vista High School, is preparing for her upcoming competition where she will be competing for the 2014 Miss Teen Arizona USA Pageant crown.
I am a child of the late 1970s — early ’80s — it was a great time to be a kid. Times have changed so much and I am reminded daily of the things my boys will never know or experience.
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The Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC), located at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, is on the verge of shutting down due to a decrease on enrollment.
This year has been a great one for my friends who are royal headline watchers. Who doesn’t love to hear about the arrival of a healthy baby? Many of the stories were similar to what we would have heard 20 years ago, but one in particular was both modern and interesting.
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.
National Adoption Month has special meaning to several Ahwatukee Foothills families who’ve chosen adoption to grow their families.
With teenagers driving Ford Mustangs and screeching tires being heard every few seconds, one might think there was trouble in the making. But it was the complete opposite. Teenagers were just trying to learn how to be safer drivers.
HERE: Teen program at Ironwood Nov. 9
On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. the Arizona Psychological Foundation and Phoenix Children’s Hospital, 1919 E. Thomas Road, will be sponsoring a free public education presentation on teen drug use.
The Kyrene Parent Summit will be hosting “A Night of Education for Parents” this Thursday.
It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
Who you are and your life depends on your past, your community, your neighborhood, your childhood, your parents, etc. This can be summarized by calling it your “circumstances” or your situation. This can sometimes weigh heavily on you if your circumstances are not ideal or are challenging. The good thing is that your circumstances don’t always determine who you are in the future.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced two local girls will be awarded the 2013 Women in Business Scholarship.