Arts

San Tan Chorale to perform
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San Tan Chorale to perform

March 26th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
The San Tan Orchestra is hosting a chamber concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at 440 S. Brett St. in Gilbert. Tickets are $20 and includes light dining. Seating is limited. Part of San Tan Community Performing Arts, the orchestra...
Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment
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Local illustrator returns to his roots with latest ‘Smurfs’ installment

March 17th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Brandon Jeffords saw the animated film “The Fox and the Hound” as an elementary school student, he was transfixed. It didn’t seem possible that his artwork may one day dance across the big...
Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage
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Glitzy jazz age musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, plays Hale stage

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
Submitted by Don Andrews A high-spirited musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” runs through April 1 at Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert. A young ingénue from Kansas, a handsome beau, jazz age flappers and some comically devious...
On Stage for February
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On Stage for February

February 9th, 2017 | by Gilbert Sun News
On stage venue index CCA—Chandler Center for the Arts 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler Tickets: 480-782-2680, chandlercenter.org HCPA—Higley Center for the Performing Arts 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert Tickets: 480-279-7194,...
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...
Daisy blossoming with opportunities this year
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Daisy blossoming with opportunities this year

November 10th, 2016 | by Gilbert Sun News
By Savannah Haas   For 22-year-old Anthony Perre, playing music has been a moving experience. He and his Daisy bandmates have made their mark on fans and local radio stations, specifically with their debut EP “In...