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Large kids cast powers ‘Annie Jr.’ at ImprovMANIA
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Large kids cast powers ‘Annie Jr.’ at ImprovMANIA

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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

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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....
Longtime actor to portray Churchill in one-man show
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Longtime actor to portray Churchill in one-man show

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor   When Randy Otto heard his professor speaking in a perfect imitation of the legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill years ago during a class in college, it lit a fire inside the...
We Banjo 3 Twist Americana And Celtic Music
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We Banjo 3 Twist Americana And Celtic Music

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 has found common ground in the musicians’ loves: Celtic and Americana music. Call it “Celtgrass,” they said. “We were all banjo players who were inspired by...
Shirley MacLaine To Visit Chandler Next Month
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Shirley MacLaine To Visit Chandler Next Month

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Shirley MacLaine quickly announces herself. “Hi! This is Shirley. I hope I’m not 2 minutes late, but I am,” she said, followed by a hearty laugh. MacLaine is personable, funny and honest....
Mesa Couple Open State’s Only Veteran-Owned Gallery
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Mesa Couple Open State’s Only Veteran-Owned Gallery

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Susan Paige and her husband, Lt. Col. Barry Rosenblatt, are spreading their message that art boosts veterans’ morale by hosting exhibits at Paige Artists Studio/Gallery/Gifts in downtown...
Kids, Candy, Quirkiness Bring Musical Magic To ‘Willy Wonka’
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Kids, Candy, Quirkiness Bring Musical Magic To ‘Willy Wonka’

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Many Chandler children are eager to take audiences on a journey of pure imagination as they perform the sweet, quirky tale of candy man Willy Wonka as he seeks a successor to his chocolate...
Vision Kids Classes Link Artists, Creative Kids
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Vision Kids Classes Link Artists, Creative Kids

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor Children and teens can get a new perspective on art when they create their own masterpieces under the guidance of professional artists in a free Chandler program. The Vision Gallery provides free...
Seasoned Guitarist Strings Together New Shop
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Seasoned Guitarist Strings Together New Shop

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By Colleen Sparks Managing Editor A plucky veteran guitarist is hoping to help other musicians hit a high note on the stringed instruments he is selling at his new Chandler business. Scott LeComte, 46, who began playing guitar at...
Piper Trust Awards Fellowship To Trinity Donovan
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Piper Trust Awards Fellowship To Trinity Donovan

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Santan Sun News Staff Former Chandler City Council member and longtime community advocate Trinity Donovan has received one of five 2018 fellowships from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust – which makes the awards to...