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ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact
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ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer ImprovMANIA is doubling in size and adding some room for its growing number of students and audience members. The downtown Chandler comedy venue on Arizona Avenue recently made a deal to take over an...
Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art
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Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor More than a century ago, there weren’t any retailers for Pima Indian tribal members to obtain containers for daily use or for ceremonial purposes. So, using plant materials, they wove their own...
Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored
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Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Roger Clyne has never regretted getting kicked out of ASU’s school of music. After all, his adopted major—psychology with a minor in anthropology—brought him closer to Mexican...
New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive
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New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer When Prince passed away, his longtime musical director, Morris Hayes, wasn’t surprised by the honors and the memorials that followed. “Prince was No. 1. He was an iconic superstar in...
Night Ranger’s Keagy relishes the desert
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Night Ranger’s Keagy relishes the desert

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Night Ranger drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy loves the heat and the desert. The new Gilbert resident is also enamored with the city’s restaurant row and the Valley’s music scene and...
Chandler student included on new Christian album
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Chandler student included on new Christian album

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler resident is one of several Grand Canyon University students featured in a new album of Christian worship music. Bailey Drake, a GCU senior and  Chandler Preparatory Academy graduate,...
Chandler youth bring Seuss to stage this weekend
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Chandler youth bring Seuss to stage this weekend

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Nineteen Chandler kids are bringing the fantastical characters of Dr. Seuss to life in a new production from Chandler Youth Theater. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and the Christmas-stealing...
Ocotillo studio mixes art with a fun time
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Ocotillo studio mixes art with a fun time

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BY KAYLA RUTLEDGE Staff Writer Nothing beats a beer on the beach, but those that couldn’t make it to the waves can find solace from the heat while putting on extra coats inside. Uptown Art is taking traditional weeknight and...
Artist’s exhibit here celebrates Hispanic culture
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Artist’s exhibit here celebrates Hispanic culture

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Jose Andres Giron has been making artwork for nearly 50 years and he’s not planning to stop any time soon. The 73-year-old Phoenix native has about 40 pieces of his artwork on display at the...
Squeeze will cover songbook in Chandler show
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Squeeze will cover songbook in Chandler show

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer The English pop band Squeeze has a catalog filled with hits like “Hourglass,” “Temped,” “Black Coffee in Bed,” “Cool for Cats” and “Up the Junction.” They’ll celebrate...