VYT Thirtieth Anniversary Season Continues with THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE


Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) opens the only play of its 30th anniversary season, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Friday, Feb. 8, 7pm, at Valley Youth Theatre. In addition to opening night, public performances include Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 at noon and 3pm. The theater is located at […]

Male Call: What Shivers Your Timbers?


 By James Roberts – It doesn’t take a Robert Mueller to mull out what happened with your last relationship: All we need to do is look at what your dating profile says you don’t want. What the Male Call Advisory Board™ has discovered, ladies, through extensive, organic, non-GMO research consisting of about 30 minutes tracking […]

Jeneve Rose Mitchell to Perform at Arizona Folklore Preserve


Jeneve Rose Mitchell brings her whole family to the stage at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Feb. 10. Her whole instrument family, that is. There’s her cello, “Bubbles;” her mandolin, “Octavius;” her fiddle, “Billy;” her ukulele, “Brownie;” her guitar, “Martina;” and her harp, “Hallie.” Yes, she plays them all during each performance. And yes, she plays […]

Ballet Arizona Premiers New Production, Romantic Classic Valentine’s Day


Ballet Arizona presents the world premiere of The Firebird alongside the romantic classic, La Sylphide, at Symphony Hall beginning Valentine’s Day. The Firebird is a new production from artistic director Ib Andersen. The story unfolds in an undefined setting, where the aesthetics of warriors, monsters and aliens combine to create an otherworldly experience unlike any […]

Cactus Shadows High School Students Sweep ASU’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Contest


Cactus Shadows High School announced that Sarah Weiss, Angela Khammo and Mikaela Morris were the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of Arizona State University’s 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration contest. This year, students were encouraged to participate in the “Find Your Voice” campaign and asked to submit essays based on their own […]

Pigtails Cocktail Bar is Now Open at Desert Ridge


A speak-easy style craft cocktail concept joined its sister concept, The Whining Pig Beer & Wine Bar, in The District at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Pigtails Cocktail Bar features plush seating, a living wall covered by real plants, shiplap walls with copper detailing, a “secret” bookshelf exit and a raw oyster bar (opening March 2019). Mixologists […]

Shadow Mountain’s Ashley Hall Achieves Rare Perfect Score on the SAT


Ashley Hall, a junior at Shadow Mountain High School, achieved a rare perfect score of 1600 on the SAT® exam. According to the CollegeBoard, less than 1 percent of test takers scored in the range of 1500–1600. Earning a perfect score on college admission tests is rare and very hard to accomplish. At Shadow Mountain […]

PVSchools Governing Board To Host Bagels with the Board Feb. 6


As part of an ongoing effort to foster collegiality and promote transparency, the PVSchools Governing Board announced its Bagels with the Board events. These events occur quarterly and are held at various schools throughout the district. The next Bagels with the Board for the 2018-19 school year will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 10-11am […]

Nonprofit Registration and Re-enrollment Open for 2019 Arizona Gives Day


Registration and re-enrollment are open for Arizona nonprofits interested in participating in Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event, set for April 2, 2019. Re-enrollment is required annually and can be completed at www.azgives.org before March 1, 2019. The registration deadline for new nonprofits is Feb. 22. Arizona Gives Day — which is presented by FirstBank, […]

Frontier Town Celebrates Fifty Years with Wedding Giveaway to Member of the Armed Forces


Frontier Town, Cave Creek’s Western destination attraction, turns 50 years old in 2019 and plans to celebrate the milestone during the year with special events and giveaways — beginning with a free western wedding provided by Arizona Rustic Weddings. Frontier Town and Arizona Rustic Weddings will provide a free wedding for a member of the […]