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Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical
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Something’s fishy about Chandler theater’s next musical

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Children and teens swayed, slithered and danced in smooth movements to the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” as they practiced portraying an evil sea witch, her tentacles and eels. They were...
Regional band conductor retires his baton
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Regional band conductor retires his baton

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By Coty Dolores Miranda Contributor When the 70 musicians in the Ahwatukee Foothills Concert Band closed out their 2018-19 season with a free concert last week, they also bid farewell to the man who has directed them for five...
Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds
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Nonprofit celebrates dementia patients’ minds

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By Jordan Houston Staff Writer A local nonprofit is creating an outlet for people with cognitive impairments to express themselves through the arts. Oakwood Creative Care — a club that specializes in dementia care — displayed...
Longtime actress finds new youth theater role
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Longtime actress finds new youth theater role

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Audrey Ryan is shining in her dream job at Chandler Youth Theater after a whirlwind few months that included graduating from Arizona State University and getting married. Ryan, 22, of Mesa, was hired...
Children’s Choir teens sing praises of Chicago trip
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Children’s Choir teens sing praises of Chicago trip

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor Teenagers in the Chandler Children’s Choir are on a high note after singing their hearts out at an historic church, displaying their vocal talents on the iconic Willis Tower and performing near the...
Chandler native leaps into NYC Ballet role
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Chandler native leaps into NYC Ballet role

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Contributor A Chandler native who starting dancing at age 2 is “en pointe” academically and on stage after polishing her performance skills in The School of American Ballet in New York City and getting ready...
Young cast brings energy to ‘Newsies’ musical
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Young cast brings energy to ‘Newsies’ musical

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By COLLEEN SPARKS Managing Editor Teens and young adults in Chandler and other parts of the Valley will bring to life a turn-of-the-century story about news boys and girls who fight for their rights in a high-energy musical....
Fox Crossing artist represented in Arizona exhibit
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Fox Crossing artist represented in Arizona exhibit

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF When it comes to the arts, Fox Crossing resident Laurie Fagen has a widfely varied resume. Actress, novelist and mixed media artist are all areas where Fagen has a long list of accomplishments. Starting...
Splash into the Valley’s hottest pool parties
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Splash into the Valley’s hottest pool parties

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By Olivia Munson Contributor Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. It will only be a matter of days before Arizona weather reaches triple digits. But have no fear! We have a list of the best pool parties coming...
Actor  turned playwright debuts first work
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Actor turned playwright debuts first work

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF M. Tanner Morris is the kind of theater buff who looks at it from a variety of angles. When he was 15, the Mesa man, then a freshman at Red Mountain High School, joined the East Valley Children’s theatre,...