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Christian band releases inspiring album
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Christian band releases inspiring album

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Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer   Naming an album “Victorious” could be seen as a gutsy move, but Skillet lead singer John Cooper isn’t quite sure how he feels.  “I suppose maybe it is,” he said with a...
‘Book of Mormon’ returning a third time
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‘Book of Mormon’ returning a third time

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Laura Latzko Contributor   “The Book of Mormon” is known for its satirical look at the Mormon faith and society. It’s the characters’ journeys, though, that continue to attract audiences.  “The Book of Mormon”...
The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors
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The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors

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By Marie A. Fasano Guest Writer Area authors will be among some 90 Arizona writers who will be featured at the fifth annual Payson Book Festival. The festival — 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 20 at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino on...
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....