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‘Eat Your Art Out’ to benefit Chandler Center for the Arts BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON

Eat Your Art Out Chandler encourages the community to rally together “tastefully” for the sake of the arts. On Tue., Feb. 25, participating Chandler restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds from a pre-determined meal that will benefit specific programs at Chandler Center for the Arts. It’s a win-win situation: Diners can enjoy a good meal at a Chandler restaurant while the CCA receives funding. “Net proceeds will benefit youth and community outreach programming at the center,” says Katrina Pappas, CCA general manager. “We are so pleased at how popular this program has become.” Two programs that ultimately benefit are the free summer concert series and Connecting Kidz. The 2013 Eat Your Art Out event raised more than $15,000 for these programs and this year is looking to

be even more successful. The free concert series is open to the general public and in 2013 included the Chandler Symphony, Bad Cactus Brass Band, Dmitri Matheny featuring Clairdee and FlaMEXico! Connecting Kidz is a series of opportunities that allows children to learn and live the magic of the arts. Programs include Camp Kidz, Theatre Kidz, Vision Kidz and the Youth Advisory Council. To learn more about individual kids’ programs, visit the CCA website at Here are the restaurants that are participating in Eat Your Art Out Chandler: Breakfast: Chandler Barbecue Co. Lunch: Chandler Barbecue Co., Coach & Willie’s, Guedo’s Cantina Grille, The Living Room, NYPD Pizza, Pittsburg Willy’s, SanTan Brewing Co., Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurant, The Sushi Room and El Zocalo Mexican Grille

EAT YOUR ART OUT: Eat Your Art Out Chandler takes place Tue., Feb. 25, with a portion of proceeds supporting specific programs at Chandler Center for the Arts. Submitted photo

Dinner: Bernard’s at Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler Barbecue Co., CHoP Chandler, Guedo’s Cantina Grille, Kona Grill Chandler, The Living Room, NYPD Pizza, Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurant, The Sushi Room and El Zocalo Mexican Grille. For additional information on the event,

visit or call 480782-2680. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the San Tan Sun News. She can be reached at

Newly rebranded museum opens with celebration The i.d.e.a. Museum is being unveiled this month at 150 W. Pepper Pl. in Mesa, and welcomes the public to the grand reopening Feb. 7 through Feb. 9. The event will feature a new exhibition, the unveiling of the museum’s new look and an “Experience Weekend” celebration. Festivities include a

magician, mariachis, stilt walkers, art spinning machines and more. Guests can also create in the new HUB and play in ArtVille’s Tot Depot or Wee Design space. After 35 years as Arizona Museum for Youth, the rebranded i.d.e.a. Museum aims to welcome a broader and more diverse audience than it did as AMY. It

also aims to engage children, teens and adults in wider and more creative areas of interest; especially in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. The revamped attraction’s debut exhibit will be “Art of the Robot,” running from Fri., Feb. 7, to Sun., May 25. The display will feature artists’ reflections on

the world around them in their robots— depicted through paintings prints, foundobject sculptures, quilts, photographs and more. For more information, visit or call 480-644-idea (4332).


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Chandler resident lends hand to production company BY MAX KRAUST

The Almost Famous Film Festival (A3F) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the annual 48-Hour Film Festival in Phoenix and team Flight in the Eye is representing Chandler. The A3F is a film festival for which teams are given 48 hours to produce a 1- to 5-minute short film while incorporating a given theme, prop and line of dialogue presented at the festival’s kickoff. It is one of the largest festivals of its type in the Southwest and will include more than 70 teams from Arizona, California and surrounding states, according to A3F director Jae Staats. Flight in the Eye Productions was founded by Alexander Pawlak and his friends in New Mexico, then when he moved to Tucson, he continued directing

and writing films with his girlfriend, Heather Woodward. Woodward’s cousin, Corina Smith, has been a Chandler resident for three years and helped them with film opportunities in the Valley. “Heather and I started doing films in the Chandler area because it seems to be a better film community,” Pawlak says. “We have met a lot of great people, everyone is friendly. It’s actually almost the exact opposite of what’s going on down here.” Smith has been performing long-form improv for about a year and a half and started working with Flight in the Eye in October 2012. She hosts Pawlak and Woodward when they make films in Chandler. “We ended up staying at her place and filmed ‘Agoraphobia,’” Pawlak says. “She

was great to just put up with us for two whole days.” “Agoraphobia,” a short film which they created for the A3F 72-hour film festival last year, featured Smith, along with Alex Oz, 12, Katie Kozma, 17, and Chandler resident Madelynn Eldredge. All will be participating in the upcoming 48-hour film festival. Madelynn, 13, became involved with Flight in the Eye when she had a Skype audition for the film “Lonesome Town” last year. The 48-hour film festival will be Madelynn’s third project with the group. “I would say she is a child prodigy,” Pawlak says. “Everything that she has worked with me on she has been extremely professional and always gives me exactly what I want.” Madelynn adds, “It’s fun working

with them. They are really nice people and make really great screenplays and amazing films. Heather is just really funny, nice and easy to work with. Alex is the same way.” Madelynn has been acting for about five years and models. Her mother, Michelle, has helped produce “Agoraphobia” and will also help produce the film for the upcoming challenge. The A3F 48-Hour Film festival is Fri., Feb. 14, through Sun., Feb. 16, with the top 20 films publicly screened Thu., Feb. 27, at AMC Arizona Center 24 Theatres in downtown Phoenix. For more information visit Max Kraust is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. He can be reached at

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Tartanic at Center for the Arts Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities is hosting Tartanic, veterans of the Arizona Renaissance Festival, on Fri., Feb. 14, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., in Chandler. Beginning at 7 p.m. the room will resound with the traditional bagpipes and drums, then it will segue into rock ‘n’ roll. Mixing time-honored traditions of the Great Highland bagpipes with a bevy

of drums featuring world percussion from the Middle East, Africa and the United States, Tartanic produces a musical fusion. With more than 30 years of performance between its members, Tartanic fills a much-needed niche in progressive Celtic music. For this lively Celtic concert, Tartanic will be joined by Chandler bagpiper Will Thayer. Visit, to view videos

of performances and to find more information about the band. Tartanic tickets—$10 to $20—are available at The concert will benefit ChandlerTullamore’s Sister Cities’ Student Ambassador Program. It will help underwrite a visit of 20 Tullamore students to Arizona this March, and travel expenses for several Chandler students who are planning a trip to

Tullamore in the summer. Chandler-Tullamore Sister Cities’ mission, as Chandler’s First Sister City organization, is to encourage cultural understanding, business-to-business development, educational exchanges and community involvement between Chandler and Tullamore, Ireland. For more information, contact Ellen Harrington, president, at or 480-600-8509.

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Chandler artist discovers her award-winning calling BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON

Some folks find their creative talent when they’re young and others stumble upon it by accident. Although she had always been creative, Chandler artist Julie Swinton Fisher didn’t realize until later in life how talented she really is. Recently, her painting entitled “Beginning of the Thaw” took second place in a juried competition at SunDust Gallery and Art Center in Gilbert. Swinton Fisher discovered she had a knack for painting some years ago when a co-worker at a law firm where she was employed in Michigan saw her doodling. The co-worker invited Swinton Fisher to an art class where she was immediately hooked. “It was really exciting. I went and thought, ‘I’ll try it,’ and it was just coming so easily and my first painting was gorgeous,” Swinton Fisher recalls. Although she had always liked to sketch, sew and macramé when she was younger, this was the first time she did any painting. “As an artist, I am trying to capture the spirit of my subject by concentrating on MIKE LUKAS: Lukas is known for never giving the same performance twice. Submitted photo

light or shape,” Swinton Fisher states. “My paintings are rich in color and I use glazing, dry brushing and layers upon layers of color until I get the desired effect.” She primarily chooses to create using oil on canvas and occasionally completes some works in acrylic. Her subject matter is varied. “I paint whatever grabs me at the moment,” Swinton Fisher says. “I take a trip down to the Florida Keys and go underwater with my camera and then I come home and paint underwater scenes. I’m driving down the road, I see a beautiful sunset and I jump out of the car with my cell phone and snap a photo and then that weekend I hit the canvas... whatever inspires me.” Swinton Fisher also enjoys donating her artwork to various nonprofits and organizations including 4H, Arizona Bass Federation and the Chrysalis Academy for autism. In turn, these organizations auction her paintings to raise money. “I recently made it into the catalogue for the ‘Seasons’ competition,” states Swinton

Fisher. “My painting can be seen at their website. They sent me an award for ‘Outstanding Art’, a press release, and other materials to assist with promoting my work.” Swinton Fisher’s artwork is for sale at and she also has an ETSY store. She also has selections in Scottsdale art gallery, Xanadu’s online gallery. It was a dream that Swinton Fisher was able to realize. She yearned to have her work showcased in a Scottsdale gallery. Her recent placement at the juried competition at SunDust Gallery and Art Center is a nice boost for Swinton Fisher’s work. “She got juried into our recent January competition and she did well,” says SunDust Gallery and Art Studio manager and art instructor Peggy Derrico. SunDust Gallery and Art Studio is conducting monthly juried competitions and Swinton Fisher plans to take part in future contests. “The next competition is based around Valentine’s Day,” states Derrico. “Artists can

submit up until the first part of February. Visit us at our website and that will give you the whole protocol of what you need to do to enter the juried competition.” SunDust Gallery and Art Studio is located at 207 E. Williams Field Rd. For more information, visit sundustgallery. com. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the San Tan Sun News. She can be reached at

THE ARTIST AT WORK: Chandler artist Julie Swinton Fisher proves that it’s never too late to discover and pursue a new talent. Submitted photo

Comic makes multiple appearances during festival Comedian Mike Lukas will make multiple appearances throughout the Valley as part of a stand-up comedy festival Feb. 19-23. The dates include a performance in Chandler at Iguana Mack’s. Lukas is the only comic The Outliars book because his act is centered on improvisation. He never tells a joke the same way twice. Viewing his act twice in a row is a special treat,

giving a glimpse into how he changes based on audience responses. Tickets are $20. Those purchased in advance come with two free passes to see the Outliars, a free Outliars T-shirt and a raffle ticket to win a chance to open for Paul Brittain from “Saturday Night Live” April 18-19. Show schedule: 7:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 20, at The Outliars Comedy Club in the Speakeasy

Comedy Lounge, 5101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, featuring Lukas; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21, Outliars Stand-Up Scottsdale, 6820 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, featuring Lukas; 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 22, at the Outliars Comedy Club Glendale, featuring Lukas; 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 23, at the Outliars Comedy Club Chandler, 1371 N. Alma School Rd. in Iguana Mack’s, local showcase.

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ON STAGE “Mary’s Wedding,” through Sun., Feb. 2, TAS. On the eve of their wedding in 1914, and Mary and Charlie must surrender their love and fate to the uncertainties of their tumultuous times. The award-winning poignant story of innocent first love and the vicissitudes of fate is the most widely performed Canadian play of the last decade. Betty Buckley in Concert, Sat., Feb. 1, SCPA. Betty Buckley performs. Known as the “Voice of Broadway,” Buckley won the Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats,” and has earned acclaim for her work on stage and screen. “La Bohème,” Sat., Feb. 1, and Sun., Feb. 2, SH. The love story of a poet and a seamstress who find true love on the streets of Paris only to discover it was not meant to last. Featuring an all-star cast including Danielle Pastin, Corinne Winters, Jason Slayden and Zach Borichevsky. “An Evening of Flutes,” Mon., Feb. 3, SCPA. ASU Concerts at the Center features performances by faculty and students of the ASU’s Herberger Institute School of Music. Elizabeth Buck and Swiss flutist Magda Schwerzmann present works from Marais and Bach to jazz-inspired pieces of today, showcasing the history of the flute from early Baroque to modern times.

Tommy Emmanuel featuring Martin Taylor, Tue., Feb. 4, MAC. Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel comes to Mesa with his unique style of guitar playing. “New Light on Ancient Maya,” Wed., Feb. 5, MAC. Archeologist William Saturno searches for clues to the mysteries of the Classic Maya. Lonestar: The Acoustic Tour, Thu., Feb. 6, SCPA. Lonestar, known for merging its country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, presents a rare, intimate acoustic concert. “Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge,” Fri., Feb. 7, SCPA. The creators of Gaelforce Dance present prominent Irish vocal talents and accomplished step dancers in a hypnotic performance. Bahia Orchestra Project, Sat., Feb. 8, SCPA. Founded in 2007 by pianist and conductor Ricardo Castro, the acclaimed orchestra plays traditional and contemporary music. Megan Hilty with The Phoenix Symphony, Sat., Feb. 8, SH. Megan Hilty, star of NBC’s “Smash” and “Sean Saves the World” and Broadway’s hit musicals “Wicked” and “9 to 5,” takes the stage to pay special tribute to songs made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Dolly Parton.

“La Bayadère,” Thu., Feb. 13, through Sun., Feb. 16, SH. Gorgeous costumes, lavish sets, a passionate love triangle and breathtaking dancing transport the audience to India in this 19th century classic presented by Ballet Arizona. “Chris Mann: A Man for All Seasons,” Fri., Feb. 14, MAC. The acclaimed vocalist and finalist from “The Voice” sings a collection of classical-crossover favorites. Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat,” Sun., Feb. 14, through Sun., March 16, TCA. Childsplay presents the live stage adaptation of Seuss’ famous book. Written by Katie Mitchell, adapted from the book by Seuss, directed by David Barker. Recommended for ages 3 and older. Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, Sat., Feb. 15, TCA. Activities, a show and a grand time, celebrating Seuss, the master of rhyme. Party includes crafts, games, snacks, photo opportunities and a birthday cake. Children must be accompanied by an adult. “TRIO,” Sat., Feb. 22, SH. Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony feature excerpts from beloved classics as well as new work at this joint gala and performance, including highlights from “West Side Story,” “Carmen” and “La Bayadère.”

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Fri., March 7, MAC. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra is co-led by John Clayton, his brother/saxophonist Jeff Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton. CHJO has recorded with Queen Latifah, John Pizzarelli, Diana Krall and Gladys Knight and has been named best big band in past readers polls in both Jazz Times and Downbeat. “The Submission,” Fri., March 7, through Sat., March 22, HTC. A playwright uses a pseudonym when submitting a play and has to keep up the ruse, dragging others along for the ride. A fiercely funny and intelligent new comic drama about the words we use to describe each other and the things we’ll do to get what we want. Mark Russell, Sat., March 8, MAC. Long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, Mark Russell dared to joke and sing about our often absurd political process. Performing new and old favorites with impeccable timing, twinkling eyes and piercing political insights, Russell draws merriment from the pomposity of public life. Cherish the Ladies, Tue., March 11, MAC. The world-renowned, all-female Celtic ensemble performs its special blend of masterful instrumentals, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing.


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Jewish films showcased in festival spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, Wed., March 19, through Sun., March 23, MAC. An immersive environment to celebrate the work of amazing, creative people and to discover the creative thinker inside every visitor! Held during spring break, spark! features participatory activities, music, original performances, art and more.

nominated music producer David Downes. AZ Opera’s “Don Pasquale,” Fri., April 25, through Sun., April 27, OT. Arizona Opera’s final production of the season, Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale.”

The Portland Cello Project, Sat., Mar. 22, MAC. This string group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

This marks the 18th year for the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, which annually provides movie lovers around the Valley a chance to explore Jewish culture and tradition through film. The films this year focus on topics relevant to youth. “Igor & the Cranes’ Journey,” 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 10, at Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12; 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 16, at Harkins Camelview 5; Mon., 7 p.m. Feb. 17, at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18. (adventure/family, 90 min, Hebrew with English subtitles): When Igor and his mother leave Russia for Israel, he faces many challenges along the way—much like the newly hatched crane he watched, which must migrate soon. “The Zigzag Kid,” 3 p.m. Mon., Feb. 9, at Harkins Camelview 5; 3 p.m. Sun., Feb.

William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, Fri., March 28, MAC. After a successful run on “America’s Got Talent” in 2012, William Close and the Earth Harp Collective return to Mesa Arts Center as a featured artist. This performance features aerial dance, percussive sounds and the largest string instrument on the planet, the Earth Harp, turning the Ikeda Theater into a musical instrument.


“The Emerald Tour,” Tue., April 8, ASUG. An elaborate new stage presentation will celebrate the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding musical and cultural heritage and combines longtime fan favorites with new musical gems written specifically for Celtic Woman, under the direction of Emmy-

SH – Symphony Hall HTC – Herberger Theater Center 75 N. Second St., Phoenix 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix Tickets: 602-252-8497, herbergertheater. Tickets: SCPA – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts MAC – Mesa Arts Center 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale One E. Main St., Mesa Tickets: 480-499-8587, Tickets: 480-644-6500,

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16, at Harkins Arrowhead Fountains 18; 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 23, at Harkins Crossroads 12. (adventure/drama, 95 min., Dutch, French and English with subtitles): Sent away to stay with his uncle just days before his bar mitzvah, Amnon “Nono” Feierberg, the son of a famous police inspector, discovers a note that sends him on an investigation of his own. The boy strives to complete his mission as well as learn about the mother he never knew in this tale about growing up and discovering who we are. The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will run Feb. 9-23. Students (with ID) may purchase tickets for $6. To order tickets in advance or for more information on all the films playing at the festival, as well as trailers, movie times and guest speakers, visit

SUL – Stand Up Live 50 W. Jefferson St., Suite 200, Phoenix Tickets: 480-719-6100, TAS – Theatre Artists Studio 4848 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 406, Scottsdale Tickets: 602-765-0120, tickets.html TCA – Tempe Center for the Arts 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe Tickets: 480-350-2822,

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Artists come together for a concert of sound, spirit An upcoming local concert, “Journey Home, A Musical Healing Odyssey,â€? brings together a group of musicians and healers for a unique performance of rejuvenating sounds. Celtic recording artist Arvel Bird is joined by naturopathic healer Dr. Mary Meadows and musician Saggio to orchestrate the interactive concert. Their music, intended to promote peace and awareness, includes the masterful sound of Bird on utes, violin, percussion; Saggio on utes, hang, percussion and Meadows on vocals; as well as Saggio’s wife, Barbara, on crystal bowls and Bird’s wife Kim on synthesizer, strings and percussion. Drummers will be invited to join in the celebration to close the ceremony. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door and are available at The concert will be held at Unity of Chandler Church, 325 N. Austin Dr., Chandler, on Thu., Feb. 20, and future events will be announced on the websites. For tickets or more information, call Kim at 615406-3689. Bird, a violinist and Native American utist known around the world for his connection to his Celtic and Southern Paiute roots, is known as “The Lord of the Strings,â€? and plays a Celtic-fusion style of music. Bird toured in his earlier career for six years with Glen Campbell

and also with Loretta Lynn, Tom T. Hall, Ray Price, Louise Mandrell and Clay Walker. Bird and his wife, Kim, are on tour and their events can be found on Meadows has been presenting “Breath of Lightâ€? meditations as well as detoxiďŹ cation and healing classes for many years in Europe, Mexico and the United States. Meadows moved to Phoenix after retiring from her environmental medicine clinic in Texas. Her classes explore healing with the elements through initiations and ceremony. Meadows has recorded the “Breath of Light Guided Journeyâ€? on CD. To learn more, visit drmarymeadows. com. Saggio and Barbara have been hosting sound healing meditations in their Apache Junction Geodome, where they have had many repeat guests. “Although we are creating music, we do not consider ourselves to be musicians. We are sound healers. Together we create harmonies with the crystal singing bowls, native utes and world instruments to help produce a deep state of relaxation. While in this state, the entire body can experience inner peace and harmony, and tap into its natural ability to heal– emotionally, physically and spiritually,â€? Saggio says. For more information, visit

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Arvel Bird is joined by other musical artists in a concert of healing and moving music. Submitted photo

Gilbert Visual Art League calls for art The 11th annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale, held by the Gilbert Visual Art League, is planned for March 1 through March 29. The Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, hosts the show, which is open to any artist. Original art must be created within the last two years, and may be in any

media and in two or three dimensions. Cash prizes and ribbons will be given out to several winners chosen by judges, and a people’s choice winner will also be named. To learn more about the Gilbert Visual Art League or to enter the show, email Jean Turner-Smith at jeanaes@aol. com or visit

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Patriotic concert at Higley

ASU Gammage honors veterans at ‘Oz’ opening on Feb. 4

The Carolyn Eynon Singers presents “American Spirit: Red, White and You!�—a musical concert as well as a patriotic salute to veterans—Sun., March 2, at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert. The show will include Broadway music from “Chess,� “1776,� “The Civil War� and “West Side Story.� Music from composers George M. Cohan, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Neil Diamond will be

featured as well. There will also be a patriotic sing-along with an Armed Services Honor Guard. Songs include “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground,� “In Flanders Fields,� “Tell My Father,� “Anthem,� “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,� other swing music, “Battle Hymn of the Republic� and other favorite patriotic tunes. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children 12 to 18 years, children 11 and younger and veterans are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

The opening-night performance of “The Wizard of Ozâ€? will be a tribute to military members past and present, as ASU Gammage sets aside the evening to thank veterans, active-duty military and their families 6:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 4. The evening will stress the importance of home in both the play and pre-show festivities, featuring a hero’s celebration with special presentations, giveaways and more. A special performance by the 108th Army Band in the box ofďŹ ce plaza will be featured; along with interactive booths from our military partners and a preshow salute from the Gammage stage. “Nobody more than military families understand the importance of home, so we thought what a better performance to celebrate Heroes Night. ASU Gammage is proud of our local military families and thankful for all their hard work and sacriďŹ ce. We hope they enjoy this evening as we honor them with the best of Broadway,â€? says Colleen

Sun Lakes church strikes up the band

The music ministry of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ presents its annual Jazz Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Sun., Feb. 16, at the Sun Lakes Chapel (phase one),

9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., Sun Lakes. A ďŹ ve-piece jazz band and joint choir, directed by Bob Confare, director of music, will perform Dixieland music

PATRIOTIC SPIRIT: The Carolyn Eynon Singers welcomes veterans as honored guests to its “American Spirit� concert. Submitted photo


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Jennings-Roggensack, executive director at ASU Gammage. Starring Danielle Wade as Dorothy, who was chosen by the Canadian public through CBC TV’s reality show “Over The Rainbow,â€? the tour of “The Wizard of Ozâ€? is an enchanting adaptation of the classic movie. The production contains all the beloved Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Join Dorothy (and her little dog Toto), Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and ďŹ nd what they need. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for the whole family. Tickets to the show start at $20. To learn more, visit

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