Arts

Harken to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Hale’s Wonderettes
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Harken to the ‘50s and ‘60s with Hale’s Wonderettes

February 8th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring toe-tapping songs from the 1950s and 1960s, is showing at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert through April 18. The smash off-Broadway hit takes viewers to 1958, when a so-called “girl group”...
Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical
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Move over Whoopi: East Valley company stages ‘Sister Act’ musical

January 27th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
Starring Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier in an unconventional witness protection program, Maggie Smith as the stern but caring Mother Superior, a cast of colorful nuns and a soundtrack of dynamite oldies,...
Scores of young stars to take the stage in ‘Annie Jr.’
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Scores of young stars to take the stage in ‘Annie Jr.’

December 6th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
GSN NEWS STAFF It was 9:15 p.m. on a Friday and the studio was buzzing with excitement. Grade-school girls raced through the halls, packing up their dance bags, storing the prop brooms and buckets and singing bits and pieces of...
Gilbert Days reminds town that its beginnings are rooted in Western tradition
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Gilbert Days reminds town that its beginnings are rooted in Western tradition

November 27th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera Horse ranches, dairy farms, agriculture and the rodeo lifestyle were much a part of Gilbert during its “Hay Capital” days. Nowadays, the town gets a flamboyant reminder of its roots with Gilbert Days, when...
Pony Express an exercise in patience during days of email
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Pony Express an exercise in patience during days of email

November 20th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Srianthi Perera   People nowadays become impatient if an email doesn’t send or arrive in a couple of seconds. Imagine the days of the Pony Express. From April 1860 to October 1861, the Pony Express, mainly consisting of...