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The Bonedaddys returning to Valley after hiatus
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The Bonedaddys returning to Valley after hiatus

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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’

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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

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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...