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My wife and I do some baby-sitting for a single mom we know so she can have some well-deserved “alone” time. Recently, we took her two munchkins to the dollar theater and watched “Mr. Peabody and Sherman.”
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The general consensus seems to be that this has been a disappointing summer movie season. That either means that the standards of moviegoers are going up or they’ve just become spoiled brats. Come on, people. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Godzilla” might not have been blockbuster masterpieces, but for what they were, they did provide perfectly solid entertainment. The same cannot be said about “Transformers: Age of Extinction.” Now that the latest from Michael Bay is in the mix, the summer movie season must be graded on a curve.
This is the last weekend for families to see Valley Youth Theatre’s production of the Broadway musical “Peter Pan,” based on the children’s novel by J.M. Barrie about a little boy who never grows up. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you go.
Ahwatukee Foothills residents won’t have to drive far for a fun night out this summer. Foothills Golf Club will be hosting a night of comedy every last Saturday of the month beginning June 28.
TripAdvisor honored the Orpheum Theatre with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, recognizes hospitality excellence in establishments that consistently receive outstanding TripAdvisor traveler reviews.
Leah Henthorne, 13, was a mere spectator to one of Copperstar Repertory Company’s shows three years ago.
Going to the movies is a great way to get out of the blistering Arizona heat, but Phoenix Art Museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit, on display through July 6, is worth skipping the theater to see.
Musical Theater class during summer academy at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.
When you were a kid, did you ever think, “I want to live to be 100 years old.” Yep, me too. Well, I am fortunate enough to know someone very special to me that is closing in on that giant milestone, my grandma. She is 99 1/2 years old, she will be turning 100 in December and I am hopeful that she makes it. I’ve been telling my boys how lucky they are to have a great grandmother and all the amazing changes she has seen in the world during her lifetime. Imagine growing up without electricity, indoor plumbing, a car, television, computers, iPhones, and more.
The stories of the Lost Boys of Sudan are being brought back to life through a play showing now at Herberger Theater in Phoenix.
Bridget Costello, former director of development at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, has been named managing director for Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) by its board of directors.
When the Zac Brown Band hits the road, they take their instruments, amps and 54-foot custom food truck called "Cookie."
Dr. Linda Littell, executive director of community relations for Tempe Union High School District, recently announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Each year like clockwork we visit our eye doctors, dentists and optometrists to protect our vision, teeth and eyes.
A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Stephanie Spray, daughter of Mike and Sherry Spray of Ahwatukee, will graduate with honors from the University of Arizona on May 17. She will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in design and theater arts with a minor in art history. She will continue her work in photography. Spray attended Desert Vista High School.
The definition of family is a hot-button topic these days. Google the word, and you’ll get more thoughts on the subject than ants at a picnic, with people debating what family is, whether it still matters, and whether anyone really cares.
Since 1993 Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michele Michaels has been working in an industry that affects her own personal life and the lives of nearly 700,000 individuals in Arizona every day. Today, she is the hard of hearing specialist at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and travels across the state educating people about the challenges these individuals face.
Mesa Community College student Jessica Thompson’s training in the arts focused almost entirely on the visuals. That, however, didn’t prevent her from winning a national competition for her skills at adding an audio element to a fall MCC performance.
The music of Led Zeppelin will kick off the 2014-15 season at Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert.
A new senior housing community is in the works for the space at Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street, and is expected to open in 2016.
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