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Eclectic LA singer makes stop in Goodyear

Eclectic LA singer makes stop in Goodyear

She’s sung Gershwin to Gypsy Kings, folk melodies to bluesy ballads and now singer/songwriter Perla Batalla will be performing in the West Valley as part of her current tour. Batalla, a native of Los Angeles, sang backup vocals for the late Leonard Cohen and has performed with the Gypsy Kings, Was (Not Was), Iggy Pop […]




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Celestial canvases

Celestial canvases

By Cristen Crujido One cannot help but be lured in by the luminosity of color and divine subject matter at the Tucson Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition The Virgin, Saints, and Angels: South American Paintings 1600-1825 from the Thoma Collection opening Jan. 20. Tucson is the next stop for the highly anticipated show before it […]




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ASU’s Rios to address Unity event

Chandler poet and ASU Regent Professor Alberto Rios gives the keynote address at the 2007 Unity Luncheon Jan. 12 during the city’s Celebration of Unity at the San Marcos Resort Ballroom, 1 S. San Marcos Place. Rios, born in Nogales in 1952, will share his views on the critical role diversity plays in today’s society […]




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Tragic love story told in beautiful song

Tragic love story told in beautiful song

When Cio-Cio San sings Un Bel Di Vedremo in the opera Madama Butterfly, there will likely be tears welling among the audience in Phoenix Symphony Hall. But tenor Jose Luis Duval has reason to be more upbeat as he assumes the part of Pinkerton in the Arizona Opera production later this month. Duval performs for […]




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Writers, UA Press win national recognition

Writers, UA Press win national recognition

University of Arizona Press author Christine Granados exposed startling stories of El Paso life in Brides and Sinners in El Chuco and came up a literary winner. Granados, a writer featured among those on UA Press’s Camino del Sol literary series, has won the 2006 Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, worth $11,091. Diné (Navajo) […]




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Well seated

Well seated

Next time you go to the Tempe Public library, check out Chairs, a wide-ranging look at this utilitarian piece of furniture. Artists from across the Valley, including Manny Burruel, Ralph Cordova and Marco Albarrán, were asked to present works about chairs using their preferred formats. The results: some are fun to look at, others are […]




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Royal madness stars in ‘Juana La Loca’

Royal madness stars in ‘Juana La Loca’

Surreal, sad and sordid: these adjectives aptly describe the true, bizarre tale of Juana La Loca, a royal Spanish daughter (thought to be schizophrenic) who inherited the throne from her mother, Isabella, only to fall victim to Machiavellian politics. Teatro Bravo presents playwright Miguel Sabido’s version of this passionate love story steeped in madness and […]




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Festival showcases Native arts, music

This month marks the 15th anniversary of the West Valley Invitational Native American Arts Festival, an event slated for Jan. 13-14 where one can enjoy traditional and modern works of jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving, katsinas, painting and beadwork. All of this, plus authentic foods, demonstrations and musical performances by Native American musicians and dancers guarantees […]




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Actor Cheech Marin brings artful side to Arizona conference

Actor Cheech Marin brings artful side to Arizona conference

By Anita Mabante Leach Cheech Marin is known for the funny, quirky characters he plays on the big screen, but he is serious when it comes to supporting the arts. The actor will speak at the Southwest Arts Conference organized by the Arizona Commission on the Arts. The conference, in its 30th year, provides networking […]




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