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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 […]

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 […]

Nosh fare widens area’s options for delightfully creative cuisine

By M.V. Moorhead As a rule, one doesn’t get to eat both a Scotch egg and wild boar in the same weekend. Or, at least, I don’t get to. But I did last week, courtesy of multiple visits to Nosh Arizona, a chic, dimly lighted little gourmet eatery and wine bar in the Albertson’s plaza […]

‘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 […]

Ukelele moving up the charts among music aficionados

By Chelsea Martin An appalling thought it is to imagine a world without music. While some may argue that we’d be better off without the distractions music can create, most defend it and spend their lives submerged in beautifully and precisely constructed sounds that waft through the air. Jon Paul Escobedo and Merri Lewter, longtime […]

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 […]

Kyrene de la Brisas rolls out its 30th annual heart-warming production

Photo by Nicole Burt This year marks the 30th production in 20 years for the Kyrene de la Brisas Gecko players, who have provided years of heart-warming productions. Seventy-five students in the program, ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, recently performed their annual drama show, “Into the Woods” about a fractured fairy tale. The production […]

Stay cool and get fit during warm months at the local YMCA

Photo by Billy Hardiman Spring has sprung, meaning that it’s time to dust off those exercise routines that just might have fallen dormant during the Valley’s cooler season (apologies to our neighbors in the East and Midwest). A perfect venue for the annual reblossoming of our resolve to get into shape is the Tempe YMCA, […]

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