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Brisas school’s marimba band grows from teacher’s passion

by Chelsea Martin Research has found that studying music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably exercise in different areas. Kyrene de las Brisas music teacher Karen Monks is one who boldly preaches by those dictums. Monks, who has been with the Kyrene district since 1981, has been a fervent believer in […]

Fine Arts Showcase Preview

More than 500 Kyrene kids are busy preparing for a free, firstever, district-wide Fine Arts Showcase, coming to Desert Vista High School on Friday, April 4. Art and music students from throughout the district will show off their talents, including choir from Waggoner; D.R.U.M. Club from Niños; art group from Traditional Academy; Mallet Masters from […]

Sunset Library to host recap

The Valley music scene that served as an incubator for the successful careers of a number of singers, songwriters, musicians and producers in the 1950s and ‘60s is the topic of the next Our Stories guest-speaker presentation Saturday, April 12, at west Chandler’s Sunset branch library. The free event will feature Arizona’s unofficial music historian […]

DBacks fundraiser salutes Dignity Health CEO Linda Hunt

At their eighth annual ‘Evening on the Diamond,’ Arizona Diamondbacks executives paid tribute to Linda Hunt, president and CEO of Dignity Health, which oversees Chandler Regional Medical Center and a host of other Arizona healthcare facilities. The Lee T. Hanley Award recognized Hunt for her community leadership. Joining Hunt at the ceremony, hosted by University […]

Veteran public-information officer named assistant city manager

By Diana Whittle Nachie Marquez is a new assistant city manager for the city of Chandler. Marquez is a familiar face to many local residents as she most recently served as Chandler’s Communications and Public Affairs Director; she also performed in a similar capacity for the city of Tempe from 1996 to 2000. Her career […]

‘Orangemen’ peel a slice of inspiration from Blue Man Group

M.V. Moorhead Photo by Billy Hardiman Orange is the new Blue. At least it is at Corona del Sol. The Percussion Ensemble from the high school’s powerhouse music department has decided, in recent performances, to style themselves after Blue Man Group, the popular percussion/pantomime theatrical troupe. But, this being Corona del Sol, Blue won’t do—the […]

Tempe’s Chief Ryff honored for efforts promoting diversity

Tempe Chief of Police Tom Ryff has been selected to receive a Friend of NOBLE Award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. The award recognizes leaders who have demonstrated service as highly competent public servants at the forefront of providing solutions for law enforcement issues and concerns in the community. Emphasis is […]

Trauma 1 ER services due for launch at Chandler Regional

By Katie Curtis It likely will come and go as an uneventful day for most southeast Valley residents. But for some it could be a day their life or that of a loved one is saved. At midnight Monday, March 24, the Emergency Department at Chandler Regional Medical Center will officially be able to receive […]

Search under way for relics of bygone eras

by Chase Kamp If one could put Tempe on a turntable and drop the needle, the sound would contain the charge of ‘90s alternative rock, the bombast of big band jazz and the rugged croon of country. Tempe History Museum is seeking submissions for a November retrospective on local music called “The Tempe Sound,” hoping […]

TCH exec named top chamber vol

Dawn Hocking has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The recognition was announced at the chamber’s 17th annual Breakfast for Chamber Champions held at Embassy Suites Tempe. “This award is given to someone who has gone above and beyond to help make the Tempe Chamber and its programs a […]

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