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EV kids abound in Limelight’s ‘Seussical’ cast
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EV kids abound in Limelight’s ‘Seussical’ cast

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   With only a week to go before Gilbert’s Limelight Performing Arts Theatre presents “Seussical Jr.,” Emma England admits, “The pressure’s on.” It’s not the usual pre-production jitters...
Chandler Orchestra’s new director debuts Aug. 6
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Chandler Orchestra’s new director debuts Aug. 6

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   The Chandler Symphony Orchestra’s newest music director is excited to bring his worldly experience to the organization. Vanja Nikolovski has been conducting and composing music all over the world...
‘Blinded by the Light’ encourages change
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‘Blinded by the Light’ encourages change

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By Octavio Serrano Staff Writer   Journalist Sarfraz Manzoor’s articles have been published internationally in The Guardian, The Times, Sunday Times Magazine and The New York Times. But his column about his love of Bruce...
New Chandler exhibit puts the ‘art’ in ‘artifacts’
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New Chandler exhibit puts the ‘art’ in ‘artifacts’

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer   Ann Morton had a nostalgic flashback when she looked through the Chandler Museum’s collections.  The Phoenix artist came across a vintage Camp Fire Girls dress and it made her think of her...
Cigarette machines now dispense mini-art objects
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Cigarette machines now dispense mini-art objects

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By Kayla Rutledge Contributor   Longtime cigarette vending machines are coming out of retirement across the globe to give people a healthier alternative to buying expensive art.  In lieu of a pack of cigarettes, the...
Area author Katrina Shawver named Road Scholar
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Area author Katrina Shawver named Road Scholar

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   Ahwatukee journalist and author Katrina Shawver has racked up another honor in the wake of her book about an Ahwatukee man who escaped two Nazi death camps and made his way to America. Shawver has...
Depeche Mode tribute band on tap in Chandler
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Depeche Mode tribute band on tap in Chandler

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer   Brent Meyer said Strangelove is more than a Depeche Mode tribute act.  “It’s a valentine to an artist whose body of work I, and we in the group collectively, adore,” said...
Christian band releases inspiring album
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Christian band releases inspiring album

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer   Naming an album “Victorious” could be seen as a gutsy move, but Skillet lead singer John Cooper isn’t quite sure how he feels.  “I suppose maybe it is,” he said with a...
‘Book of Mormon’ returning a third time
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‘Book of Mormon’ returning a third time

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Laura Latzko Contributor   “The Book of Mormon” is known for its satirical look at the Mormon faith and society. It’s the characters’ journeys, though, that continue to attract audiences.  “The Book of Mormon”...
The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors
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The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors

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By Marie A. Fasano Guest Writer Area authors will be among some 90 Arizona writers who will be featured at the fifth annual Payson Book Festival. The festival — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on...