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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.
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
Get out and burn off those Christmas calories at this annual fitness run/walk featuring a 12K, 6K and 1.2K with carolers at each kilometer, a pet village and a Christmas bazaar.
The 18th Annual Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party is one the public will not want to miss this Saturday, according to organizers.
Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que is honoring all former and current military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a free “Two Meat Salute” in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. The free meal will be offered from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features a choice of two different meats served with a corn bread muffin and a choice of a side. There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the East Valley: 3250 W. Frye Road in Chandler, 2206 E. Williams Field Road at SanTan Village in Gilbert and 1011 Dobson Road at Mesa Riverview. All military personnel must present a valid photo ID and proof of military service including U.S., Uniformed Service ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement.
The tone of the discussion at the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board meeting concerning the South Mountain Freeway was very different from the discussion two weeks earlier. At the Nov. 6 meeting, the board voted two in favor, one opposed and one abstaining from voting against the Loop 202 Freeway.
Ahwatukee attorney Melanie Beauchamp was named Business Woman of the Year by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce during the Fourth Annual Palo Verde Award Gala on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Halloween, the holiday built around the twin pleasures of playing dress-up and eating too much candy, is obviously a hit with children.
It starts with a name, those Ancestry.com commercials promise. That, and a paid subscription to the site. Not to mention the patience to sit hunched at a screen, following cybertrail after cybertrail ever deeper into a rabbit hole of genealogy information that’s difficult to know for sure is truly your own.
In the wake of the downturn that launched in 2008, it’s old news by now that the construction industry took a massive hit. Nearly half of those in the construction business were forced to find work elsewhere. Today, even as the housing market — and by default the contracting industry — rejuvenates, reports over the summer showed a weaker pool of skilled labor available to meet the spike in demand for new homes. But you wouldn’t know it by all the new homes that will be available in Ahwatukee!
There’s an eerie truth to a song on Sting’s new album, “The Last Ship.”
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Soldier Ride will be in Phoenix on Oct. 17 for a three-day rehabilitative cycling event.
Arizona, specifically the metropolitan Phoenix market, is among the strongest commercial real estate markets in the United States and is quickly rising as one of the most resilient markets to recover since the onset of the recent recession. While overall, multifamily, office and industrial property values have posted positive net absorption numbers in recent quarters, it is the retail market that is finally stabilizing and showing promise of improvement.
The women’s tennis team from Phoenix, which was representing the USTA Southwest Section, finished second at the USTA League Adult 18 & Over 5.0+ National Championships at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.
Saunter through SanTan Village while enjoying appetizers, entertainment, drinks and door prizes to raise money for Save the Family — a non-profit organization serving low-income, homeless and veteran families.
Talk about a promising duo for a dark mob comedy: Robert De Niro, whose mob-film pedigree needs no explanation, and Michelle Pfeiffer, who was, after all, “Married to the Mob.”
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
If you’re at SanTan Village as often as you’re stopping by your own mailbox, this might interest you: The shopping center is offering a “Passport to Dining” through Sept. 30.
Save the Family is hosting its sixth-annual “Taste of SanTan” event, slated for Friday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at SanTan Village Shopping Center. More than 350 guests are expected to “enjoy a fun night of culinary delights, entertainment, fantastic door prizes, and much more,” according to Save the Family.
It was clear heading into the final day of the 5th Annual Ahwatukee Cup the trophy was going to stay within the village boundaries for the fourth time.
In 2006, the Hamilton football program began a trend of venturing out from Arizona to play some of the nation’s premier teams. The Huskies have acquitted themselves well in these high-profile matchups, winning several and staying competitive in the losses, proving they deserve mention among the country’s top programs.
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.