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Upcoming family-friendly performances at major Valley arts venues

It’s theater season! Valley arts venues recently released their upcoming schedules for 2016-17. Here are some of the family-friendly performances on our radar through the end of the year and early 2017. It’s a great time to get out the family calendar and make some notes! ASU Gammage 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe • 480-965-3434 • […]

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Tips for choosing your child’s voice teacher

Toby Yatso, finding a voice teacher, tips for choosing your child's voice teacher, Phoenix Theatre

Maybe your child loves chorus classes at school, or sings a bit when performing with local theater companies. Before you take it to the next level with private voice lessons, check out these tips for choosing your child’s voice teacher, shared by Toby Yatso, faculty member at the ASU School of Music in Tempe. Follow […]

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A kid-friendly first: mariachi opera

Arizona Opera, mariachi opera

Some parents think of opera the way kids think of broccoli. But it might be time to follow your own advice: Don’t say you don’t like it if you’ve never tried it. Arizona Opera opens its 2014-15 season with an opera that’s appropriate for all ages, according to education manager Joshua Borths. It’s short by […]

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Students perform at “Lit Lounge” in Scottsdale

When Valley students take over a gallery/performance space at a Scottsdale museum next month, they will perform something far different than your average talent show. They will be showcasing their own personal stories and original pieces of music after working with local writer and performer Tania Katan on story development and audience engagement skills. Katan, whose […]

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Three ways to find auditions for kids

Maybe watching a television talent competition has inspired your child to get involved with singing or dancing. After seeing a musical, perhaps your teen thought that it might be fun to be on stage instead of sitting in the audience. When your child shows an interest in auditioning for local music, theater or dance groups, […]

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My Day at Camp: Quartet Camp

The sound from the string orchestra in the sanctuary at the Camelback Bible Church is slow and solemn as the students learn the difficult passages to Samuel Barber’s Op. 11, “Adagio for Strings.“ Conductor Cal Kellogg, formerly the conductor of The Arizona Opera, is tough on the young musicians attending the weeklong String Quartet Camp […]

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My Day at Camp: Camp Broadway at ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage Camp Broadway

For well over a decade, I attended touring Broadway productions at ASU Gammage in Tempe with my youngest daughter Lizabeth. We eagerly awaited each year’s Tony Awards broadcast, which fell on her 21st birthday this year. She hit the local ice cream parlor with friends while I watched without her Sunday night, but there were […]

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Celebrating arts & arts education

More than 500 people—including artists, arts supporters and advocates, business leaders and elected officials—attended the 33rd annual “Governor’s Arts Awards” celebration Tuesday night at Mesa Arts Center. Folks gathered early for a silent auction, enjoyed the awards ceremony together, then lingered afterward for dessert and conversation. More than 80 individuals, artists, businesses, arts education and […]

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Arizona teens compete in dance, drama and voice

More than 100 teens will compete this month in the Arizona Young Artists’ Competition at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. The competition began after Frances Smith Cohen, artistic director for Center Dance Ensemble, realized 15 years ago that an open week in the venue’s calendar was too short for mounting a major modern dance […]

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Bringing Broadway to Arizona stages

Plenty of Broadway fans spent New Year’s Eve celebrating with their favorite musicals — from a touring production of “Mamma Mia” at ASU Gammage in Tempe to the Arizona Theatre Company production of “Xanadu” at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix (where an upcoming musical revue features songs made famous by Broadway ladies). Arizona stages […]

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