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Culture Club singer says he’s ‘authentic’ on stage
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Culture Club singer says he’s ‘authentic’ on stage

September 14th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, Staff Boy George wants Culture Club fans to know he’s kinder and gentler than he was in the ’80s. “I’ve become a much warmer human being,” Boy George says. “In 1984, we went from tiny...
Chandler teen eager for role in ‘Seussical Jr.’
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Chandler teen eager for role in ‘Seussical Jr.’

September 14th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor A Chandler girl is fired up to play a “sassy” kangaroo in a Dr. Seuss musical in Mesa. Ellie Takeuchi, 14, a freshman at Arizona College Preparatory – Erie, is playing the role of “Sour...
Chandler organizations get boost to expand arts
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Chandler organizations get boost to expand arts

September 14th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor Several Chandler organizations are getting a boost to help sustain and expand their arts programs. The Arizona Commission on the Arts recently awarded 38 grants to Arizona schools and nonprofit...
Mexican culture celebrated at Chandler gallery
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Mexican culture celebrated at Chandler gallery

September 13th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor The work of two artists who were born in Mexico is being celebrated at the Gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. “Ida y Vuelta: There and...
Nervous Macy Gray calls her new album her best work
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Nervous Macy Gray calls her new album her best work

September 9th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, Staff Macy Gray is nervous. She’s set to release her 10th studio album, Ruby, on September 21 and the wait always kills her. “I think people are going to love it once they get ahold of it,”...
Rockin’ dads jam for charity as they cope with loss
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Rockin’ dads jam for charity as they cope with loss

September 9th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Colleen Sparks, Managing Editor While some fathers like to bond with other men over rounds of golf or by coaching their children’s sports teams, one group of dads prefers rocking out in a Chandler man cave and playing gigs...
Rick Springfield and Loverboy ready to stir memories at Celebrity
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Rick Springfield and Loverboy ready to stir memories at Celebrity

August 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By christina fuoco-karasinski, Contributor   Rick Springfield is known for his energetic, collaborative shows. He acknowledges fans close to the stage. He strums his guitar with roses given to him by fans and encourages...
Steven Souza Jr. shares his journey with God
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Steven Souza Jr. shares his journey with God

August 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By christina fuoco-karasinski, Contributor Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Steven Souza Jr. has been around the world and back, sharing Jesus’ message. It’s been tough to see sexually abused girls in the Philippines, or...
The Cult, Bush and STP come together
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The Cult, Bush and STP come together

August 22nd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By christina fuoco-karasinski, Contributor The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy admits he and his tourmates Bush and the Stone Temple Pilots couldn’t play summer sheds like Ak-Chin Pavilion solo. But when they come together for the...
Actors to play historical figures downtown
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Actors to play historical figures downtown

August 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Chandler history will come to life when a cast of characters and live music hits downtown next month. “ChandLore” will celebrate the history of the city from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 in front of the businesses in the historic area...