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A religious freedom event with a patriotic tie will take place in Gilbert as part of the annual Constitution Week celebration.
Arizona supporters of Lupus research and awareness will walk together in Scottsdale during an event on Sept. 27.
Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through “generals.”
Ballet Arizona kicks off its 29th season Sept, 18 at Tempe Center for the Arts with the return of “Ballet Under the Stars” — a free annual community performance.
Old Crow Medicine Show
Attendees celebrate the culture and traditions of Brazil at Brazilian Day Arizona hosted by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Red Rocks Music Festival
Three days of free events kick off the Chandler Center for the Arts’ 25th season. Plugged In, a concert featuring nine of the best youth bands in the Valley, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. On Saturday, the center hosts an open house during the day with face painting, balloon artists and live music on three stages followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance of The Music of Motown starring Joe Bourne playing the Motown hits of the 1960s. On Sunday at 3 p.m., ¡FlaMEXico! celebrates the musical confluences of Spain’s flamenco and Mexico’s mariachi styles.
Craving a night out that includes mind-expanding entertainment? Tempe Center for the Arts Fall Arts Kick Off event — offering free performances, visual art displays and a variety of food samples — is just the ticket, and the best part is, it’s free, leaving plenty of dough to take a date out to dinner before the show.
You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Steven M. Wright, Director
The Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 that it has selected the popular artist Cecil Balmond to design a special project for the city’s biggest downtown attraction. “The Cloud” will be a suspended shade sculpture connecting the center with Main Street.
Tucson: Second Saturdays Downtown
Hear that? There it is again. It sounds like beat-up Ford trucks on dirt roads and boys in overalls going fishing. It sounds like front-porch stories and sticky Mississippi summers. It sounds like wistful if-onlys and lovely lullabies and bluegrass jigs. Oops, I must have left my latest Amos Lee album playing.
Tucson: Cool Summer Nights
Free First Friday Nights
If you dream of days spent on the beach, a grey cocoon of clouds blanketing the sun, the surf crashing on the shore, you might like the music of City Tribe — a San Francisco indie rock band known for a sound reminiscent of the Everly Brothers, or in more contemporary terms, Vampire Weekend. The group, which includes Jacob Jones on lead vocals, Eric Wallace on acoustic guitar, Duncan Nielsen on electric bass, and percussion from Cody Rhodes, performs tonight at Roosevelt Row’s hip art bar — Lost Leaf — in support of their debut album “Undertow.”
The East Valley Institute of Technology is still accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 school year in most classes, including the new Future Engineers program at the East Campus.
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene in the early '80s or are just rediscovering them again, it's hard to deny that singer Martha Davis is one of MTVs first leading ladies and one of the most charismatic female performers in rock.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.
The East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance has organized a gubernatorial forum featuring several Republican candidates for office on July 28.
Tempe Union High School District Assistant Superintendent Anna Battle was approved for a four-year term on the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Board of Directors (NFHS).