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Chandler fest presents international crop of films
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Chandler fest presents international crop of films

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event Jan. 17-20...
Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show
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Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show

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Laura Latzko GetOut Contributor For families like the Zoppes, the circus isn’t just a way to make a living. It is part of their identities. The Zoppe family’s circus, in its 177th year, will make its annual visit to Chandler...
Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural
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Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Noe “Such Styles” Baez used to do his art in the dark of night – hidden from public view and guided only by streaks of moonlight. His brand of graffiti art was not socially accepted back when he...
ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact
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ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer ImprovMANIA is doubling in size and adding some room for its growing number of students and audience members. The downtown Chandler comedy venue on Arizona Avenue recently made a deal to take over an...
Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art
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Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor More than a century ago, there weren’t any retailers for Pima Indian tribal members to obtain containers for daily use or for ceremonial purposes. So, using plant materials, they wove their own...
Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored
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Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Roger Clyne has never regretted getting kicked out of ASU’s school of music. After all, his adopted major—psychology with a minor in anthropology—brought him closer to Mexican...
New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive
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New Power Generation keeps Prince’s vibe alive

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer When Prince passed away, his longtime musical director, Morris Hayes, wasn’t surprised by the honors and the memorials that followed. “Prince was No. 1. He was an iconic superstar in...
Night Ranger’s Keagy relishes the desert
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Night Ranger’s Keagy relishes the desert

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Night Ranger drummer/vocalist Kelly Keagy loves the heat and the desert. The new Gilbert resident is also enamored with the city’s restaurant row and the Valley’s music scene and...
Chandler student included on new Christian album
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Chandler student included on new Christian album

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer A Chandler resident is one of several Grand Canyon University students featured in a new album of Christian worship music. Bailey Drake, a GCU senior and  Chandler Preparatory Academy graduate,...
Chandler youth bring Seuss to stage this weekend
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Chandler youth bring Seuss to stage this weekend

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Nineteen Chandler kids are bringing the fantastical characters of Dr. Seuss to life in a new production from Chandler Youth Theater. The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and the Christmas-stealing...