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Longtime singer to head Chandler Children’s Choir
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Longtime singer to head Chandler Children’s Choir

May 16th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A Wisconsin native and former high school choral director who toured the Baltics as a teenager is eager to help young singers when she takes the reins as the new director of Chandler Children’s...
Desert vegetation colors new Chandler gallery exhibit
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Desert vegetation colors new Chandler gallery exhibit

May 16th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Two Chandler residents are among the many artists sharing their creative pieces celebrating cacti and other native vegetation in Arizona at a multimedia exhibit. Janet Keller and Steven Velazquez...
The Bonedaddys returning to Valley after hiatus
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The Bonedaddys returning to Valley after hiatus

May 2nd, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF They’re a band of brilliant misfits. L.A.’s original “Worldbeatniks,” The Bonedaddys, take a wide stance stylistically, claiming musical influences from Charles Ives to Burl Ives – and much...
Teen jazz quartet hitting all the high notes
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Teen jazz quartet hitting all the high notes

May 2nd, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor A group of four teens who came together to play for 20 minutes at a Chandler Preparatory Academy awards assembly has become a jazz quartet, earning income at multiple gigs around the Valley. The...
Audience has role in Children’s Choir concert
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Audience has role in Children’s Choir concert

April 26th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor The audience will get in the driver’s seat at an unusual concert where children will sing different genres. The Chandler Children’s Choir will perform the “Choose Your Own Concert...
Payne Junior High students perform ‘Shrek JR’
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Payne Junior High students perform ‘Shrek JR’

April 26th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Students at Payne Junior High School are bringing their imagination and humor to the stage in the beloved tale of an ogre and his fairytale misfit friends in “Shrek The Musical JR.” The cast...
Guns are focus of provocative gallery exhibit
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Guns are focus of provocative gallery exhibit

April 4th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Distinctive works of two artists that relate to guns will likely generate questions and conversations on a timely topic at Vision Gallery. The photographs of Kari Wehrs of Tempe and the...
Chandler thespians diving into beloved ‘Mermaid’
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Chandler thespians diving into beloved ‘Mermaid’

April 4th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By COLLEEN SPARKS, Managing Editor Many Chandler and Gilbert children and teens are hoping to make a splash when they dive into the popular musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at Limelight Performing Arts. A cast of 44...
Large kids cast powers ‘Annie Jr.’ at ImprovMANIA
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Large kids cast powers ‘Annie Jr.’ at ImprovMANIA

March 15th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor A small theater inside ImprovMANIA Comedy Club in downtown Chandler has been seeing a flurry of activity as nearly 40 children and teens chat, set up props, belt out Broadway songs and perform...
Hamilton thespians tackle ‘Little Women’ musical
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Hamilton thespians tackle ‘Little Women’ musical

March 15th, 2019 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor Hamilton High School students will bring to life a story of closeknit sisters striving to find themselves and discover love during the Civil War in the musical “Little Women” next month....