The Performing Arts vs. The Pandemic: A Story in Three Acts

By Kathryn M. Miller Act 1: The Villain Enters In March, Valley theaters were in peak performance mode. Venues were full and residents were enjoying the remarkable variety of live entertainment that the Greater Phoenix area has to offer. And then, like an off-cue villain in a play, a pandemic made an untimely appearance on stage, stealing the spotlight and wreaking havoc on the scenery. Theaters were shuttered, as were local music venues — live, in-person performance came to a standstill. For Arizona Theatre … [Read More...]

Desert Foothills Theater Roars Back to the Stage

By Kathryn M. Miller Actors see the world in a different way. That is according to Terry Temple, managing director of Desert Foothills Theater (DFT) since December 2019. The heart of the theater, actors “march to the beat of a different drummer and they have a particular need, I have found, for like-minded people to be able to be expressive and creative, bounce things off of, and be accepted,” he said. As he and his team were gearing up for DFT’s upcoming season, Temple shared his thoughts on what theater means … [Read More...]


Portal to The Past Celebrates Cultural Diversity of the Southwest

Cultural Coalition, Inc. and Pueblo Grande Museum present the Second Annual Portal to the Past Festival as a free virtual event Sunday, Oct. 4, from … [Read More...]

Foothills Food Bank to Benefit from Tatum Ranch Art Show

The Tatum Ranch Art Show will donate raffle proceeds and food donations from its event to Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. The show will be … [Read More...]

Boulders Resort & Spa Earns Industry Award

The Boulders has been honored by Smart Meetings as “one of the best in the industry.” The resort was lauded for service excellence and distinctive … [Read More...]

Art Auction Connects Artists, Patrons — COVID-19 food kitchens to benefit

With many galleries closed and art shows canceled, patrons can support artists from the comfort of their homes by taking part in the Creative … [Read More...]

Local Nonprofit Gets Assist to Keep Cool This Summer

Temperatures in the Phoenix area broke multiple high records in August. And for nonprofit organizations that have been hit hard financially due to the … [Read More...]

Act One Youth Theater Takes the Show Online

Act One Youth Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to provide children the opportunity to participate and experience performing arts, at a … [Read More...]

Reducing Infant Drownings Starts with Teaching Water Survival Skills

September is Baby Safety Month and Goldfish Swim School is fully focused on the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children — … [Read More...]

UMOM’s Walk to End Homelessness Scavenger Hunt — There’s Still Time to Join!

UMOM New Day Centers, an Arizona leader in shelter, services and housing for families, single women and youth experiencing homelessness, is hosting … [Read More...]

APS Extends Hold on Disconnects Through End of 2020

In a statement issued Sept. 15, Arizona Public Service (APS) said that, in an effort to ease the burden for those struggling to pay their electric … [Read More...]

The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents a Musical Celebration With Local Trio, We3

Live performing arts organizations, artists and patrons alike are eagerly awaiting the day they can gather for in-person events. Some local venues … [Read More...]

2020–21 Performing Arts Season Preview

This season will be one like no other for Valley performing arts organizations. As seasons ended abruptly across the state this spring, companies had … [Read More...]

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