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60 Arts May 4 – 17, 2013 Farewell to spring with song, dance Event aids at-risk youth Arts, crafts and entertainment create a lively atmosphere during the NHYH Art Dash, set for Sun., May 5 at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. AllAmerica Way in Tempe. New Horizons Youth Home Inc. (NHYH) is holding this inaugural event that will include a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk, along with kids’ activities, sponsor booths and a raffle. Bring any hygiene items, new clothes or shoes for donation to NHYH and receive an extra raffle ticket. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first race starts off at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. To register, go to, switch the drop-down location to Tempe and type in keyword search “Art Dash.” Proceeds benefit at-risk youth. For more information about NHYH, visit The Chandler Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 20th season with an Anniversary Celebration concert beginning 3 p.m. Sun., May 5, at the Chandler Center of the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Leading the orchestra will be guest conductor Philip Mann, the music director of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Attendees will enjoy Stravinsky’s exciting “Firebird Suite” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Katrina King, a past CSO member, will perform the “Ballade for Flute and Orchestra” by Carl Reinecke. Admission is free, and donations are accepted. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. for open seating. For more information, visit Beauty-ful dance The Yen-Li Chen Ballet School performs “Sleeping Beauty” 7 p.m. Sat., May 18, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. The king calls for a grand christening celebration of his only child, Aurora, to which all the fairies of the kingdom are invited to bestow their blessings. As the fairies present their gifts of beauty, grace, generosity, song and temperament, they are interrupted by the arrival of Carabosse. She is enraged and insulted that the king forgot to invite her to the ceremony. Carabosse announces her curse that Aurora will one day prick her finger and die. Luckily the Lilac Fairy has yet to give her present. She declares that although Aurora will prick her finger she will not die. Instead she will fall into a deep sleep from which she will be awoken after a hundred years by the kiss of a prince. For more information about the Yen-Li Chen Ballet School, visit Steel drums Corona del Sol High School Steel Drum Band and Jazz Band performs 7 p.m. Fri., May 10 at the CCA under the direction of David DuPlessis. The group will be joined by steel pan artist Andy Narell, an international recording artist with more than a dozen albums to his name, known for taking the pan out of the traditional steel band and bringing it into the jazz band and expanding the role of the pan in contemporary music. Tickets are $10 each. Visit to learn more. Songs of joy Singers, volunteers sought for event The American Chinese Arts & Culture Exchange (ACACX) invites interested singers and cultural performing groups to learn more about the audition process for its fall “Ode to Peace” concert, at a special meeting 2 p.m. Fri., May 12 at the Chandler Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware St. Come hear what is planned for this Sept. 15 concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts, and sign up to be notified of audition dates and times. The goal is to get diversified communities together to sing and to hope for peace, to celebrate each other’s differences and to remember the tragic lessons that war brings to humanity. In addition, volunteers are needed in all areas of participation. More information will be provided at the May 12 informational meeting. For more information, visit, call 480-726-2181, or email The Chandler Children’s Choir performs “Dancing Around the World,” a program that reflects human nature’s instinct to sing and dance to express joy, 7 p.m. Sat., May 11 at the CCA. The choir will be joined by professional dancers from around the Valley. Tickets are $15 to $25 for adults and $12 to $18 for youth. Visit or call 480-782-2680 for tickets and information. WOMEN'S AND MEN'S COMFORT SHOES er’ s Day Special! Moth Family owned-business that specializes in Euro-comfort shoes with a flair for fashion. Most assume that comfort can’t be cute, but that’s just not the case! Come visit our new unique comfort boutique so you can understand why, “Nothing is as thrilling as a shoe that looks and feels good!” see you soon! $20 Off On Any One Item Over $50 One coupon per visit, per customer. Expires 5-31-2013. Keen, Dansko, Josef Seibel, Olukai, Romika, Fly London, Birkenstock, Merrell, Antelope, Reiker, Miz Mooz, Clarks, Klog, Arcopedico, Earthies, Mjus, Alegria, Baggallini, Big Buddha. 480-275-2898 11 W. Boston Street, #2 Historic Downtown Chandler Like us on Facebook:

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