RhibaFarms to host six local chefs in fundraiser dinner

Rather than bring the farm to their tables, six local chefs and a craft brewer are bringing the tables to the farm. James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Bianco headlines a fundraising dinner Saturday, May 19 in support of RhibaFarms, 40792 N. Rattlesnake Road in San Tan Valley. Joining Mr. Bianco are Jason McGrath, Craig Plevack […]

Shemer Art Center seeking work of local artists for upcoming exhibit

The Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix, is accepting entries for three more weeks from artists across Arizona for a juried exhibition called Arizona’s Desert Beauty, which will run from May 29 to July 12. This call is open to all Arizona artists over the age of 18. All works […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum has new summer hours, nature walks, gallery plus Bluegrass

While temperatures heat up, Boyce Thompson Arboretum has lots to offer during its summer hours, from music to new nature walks and a gallery featuring artwork of the arboretum’s scenery. Before adjusted hours during summer months begin, a high-energy Bluegrass “Americana” band will perform 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28 in the picnic area for those […]

Evie Clair concert Feb. 24 in Queen Creek to raise funds for ALA fine arts program

“America’s Got Talent” season 12 finalist Evie Clair will perform a fundraising concert Saturday, Feb. 24, at American Leadership Academy Ironwood High School, 850 W. Combs Road in Queen Creek. The concert starts at 7 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased for $10 at evieclair.eventbrite.com. The Florence native will be signing autographs after the […]

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo returning Feb. 23-25 to Apache Junction arena

  The Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo, to be held Feb. 23-25 at the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds, 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd., at Tomahawk Road, is a full eight-event rodeo, with professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for prize money beginning at 1:30 p.m. each day. In 2017 entrants received more than $27,500 in prize money. […]

Carnival Stage at Lost Dutchman Days has entertainment Feb. 23-25

Entertainment at the Event Center during Lost Dutchman Days (there is a $2-per-person charge, with proceeds going to youth charities) is on the Carnival Stage adjacent to the Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds at 1590 E. Lost Dutchman Blvd., just east of Idaho Road and west of State Route 88. Entertainment Feb. 23-25 includes: Pete Byam […]

Legendary Sisters of Soul to be performed Feb. 9 at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

Friday shows celebrate music in wide range of genres     Tickets are on sale for the second half of the 2017-18 season of entertainment at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road in Queen Creek. The next two Friday night concerts will celebrate a wide range of music — from soulful […]

Registration under way for theater camps at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

Queen Creek Performing Arts Center is offering a variety of camps designed to instruct aspiring actors ages 5-12 about the theater both onstage and behind the scenes. Camp is offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on designated dates at the center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road in Queen Creek. The camp schedule in general coincides with spring and […]

Former Queen Creek High grads play prominent roles in ‘Sister Act’ at performing arts center

Last performance of ‘Sister Act’ is tonight, Jan. 29     When Molly Jacobs needed a musical director for the stage show “Little Shop of Horrors,” she picked up the phone and called Haylee Abney. Ms. Abney was all of 19, a 2012 graduate of Queen Creek High School who was in her sophomore year […]

Musical comedy ‘Sister Act’ opens tonight at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center

  Can the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center produce a full-blown musical comedy production with less than four weeks rehearsal? The cast of 40 and crew of “Sister Act” say they can, noting that the whirlwind pace is bringing out the best in themselves and bonding them to their fellow Thespians. “It’s a great learning […]