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Maria Tallchief was considered America’s first major prima ballerina and was the first Native American to hold such a distinction.
Chandler resident John Anderson has always had an appreciation for the Old West. It stems from his relation to a Los Angeles policeman named James Woodard, who happened to be friends with famous Western lawman Wyatt Earp.
LEGO bricks are the inspiration for a family friendly, interactive exhibit opening Saturday, May 24, at Heard Museum in Phoenix. USA Today named it last week as one of “10 Must-See Museum Exhibits This Summer.”
Water parks, fireworks, good eats, baseball and more: They’re all part of the activities for Memorial Day weekend in Phoenix. Here’s our list of things to do in Phoenix for Memorial Day:
Valley LEGO brick builder Dave Shaddix created his sculpture of the Heard Museum’s original 1929 edifice and courtyard, done in the same Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, that will appear in the exhibit, BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard, on view May 24 to Sept. 28, in Phoenix.
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NEW THIS WEEK
To whom ever it may concern: I had seen that Mesa was putting on a ChicagoFest (on a recent) weekend, and, boy, was I excited by the things I heard about it on the radio. I bought 6 tickets at 10.00 each and myself, son and Wife went out there on Saturday. My other 3 boys couldn’t make it they were planning on Sunday. When I got there, I was very disappointed. I am from the Chicago area as were many people there. They did not even have Old Style beer. They had three bands going, food and Mike Ditka for an hour. That’s it. The small tents set up were the museums and memories of such a great city. I basically paid 10 dollars to pay to eat. The people running the event were very nice and knew much of the history of the city, as did the visitors. The venders, many who were also from the great city were also saying it was a bust. I just threw out the other 3 tickets. Please do not have this so close to Cubs Park next year. It embarrassed me as a Chicago native.
The Superstitions are as familiar a part of the local landscape as places and names like Dobson Ranch or Ellsworth Road, but a compact show at Superstition Mountain Museum is giving renewed perspective to the craggy range.
Even those with only a dim interest in fine art have likely heard of Georgia O’Keeffe or seen a poster filled with one of her vivid flower paintings.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
Rita Coolidge has charted hits in almost every genre and won just about every music accolade possible, including two Grammy Awards.
Cherie Currie fronted the teenage all-girl band the Runaways and, along with fellow band mates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox, punched through a male-dominated field with a groundbreaking look and sound.
Every apron tells a story, according to EllynAnne Geisel, who collects vintage aprons and sews her own.
Heard Museum is set to host its 12th annual Spanish Market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10. The market features mariachis and artwork by more than 75 Hispanic artists from across the Southwest.
Members of the Azteca de Oro mariachi band perform at a recent Spanish Market/Mercado de las Artes at the Heard Museum. The 2013 event is Nov. 9-10.
HERE: YOPAS Sages Oktoberfest luncheon Oct. 8
Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving yet? Acclaimed by Rand McNally as one of the top activities in the country on Thanksgiving Day, Heard Museum will be hosting its annual Harvest Feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 where museum chefs combine indigenous ingredients with American Indian culture.
A member of the Heard Museum café staff assists as a guest samples one of several buffet items in the museum’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Feast. This year’s feast is Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.