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Ostrich Festival not so much about the birds
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Ostrich Festival not so much about the birds

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By Kevin Reagan Arizonan Staff Writer Over 6,000 Ostriches in Salt River Valley” was the headline splashed across the Chandler Arizonan’s front page in February 1914. The market for fashionable ostrich feathers was growing,...
Unique skills on display at Renaissance Festival
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Unique skills on display at Renaissance Festival

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By CONNOR DZIAWURA GetOut Staff Writer   Renaissance fairs around the nation are breeding grounds for people with interesting talents. From unique skills to thrilling performances, these popular events tap the best they can...
Chandler artists shine in Scottsdale exhibit
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Chandler artists shine in Scottsdale exhibit

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David M. Brown GetOut Contributor   Two Chandler women are exploring the power of love through their fiber artworks at a new exhibition in Scottsdale. Shachi Kale and Laurie Fagen are joining three East Valley artists at...
Black Violin to appear at Chandler center
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Black Violin to appear at Chandler center

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Alan Sculley GetOut Contributor,   Any music act with a unique sound – such as Black Violin’s fusion of classical music and hip-hop – is bound to sound familiar from album to album.  But violinist Kev Marcus has no...
Chandler fest presents international crop of films
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Chandler fest presents international crop of films

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event Jan. 17-20...
Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show
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Females join ring at new Zoppe Circus show

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Laura Latzko GetOut Contributor For families like the Zoppes, the circus isn’t just a way to make a living. It is part of their identities. The Zoppe family’s circus, in its 177th year, will make its annual visit to Chandler...
Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural
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Father, son celebrate Serrano’s with colorful mural

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Noe “Such Styles” Baez used to do his art in the dark of night – hidden from public view and guided only by streaks of moonlight. His brand of graffiti art was not socially accepted back when he...
ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact
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ImprovMANIA growing in size and impact

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer ImprovMANIA is doubling in size and adding some room for its growing number of students and audience members. The downtown Chandler comedy venue on Arizona Avenue recently made a deal to take over an...
Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art
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Basha Gallery hosts a dazzling array of art

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By Srianthi Perera Contributor More than a century ago, there weren’t any retailers for Pima Indian tribal members to obtain containers for daily use or for ceremonial purposes. So, using plant materials, they wove their own...
Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored
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Roger Clyne, Peacemakers to be honored

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski staff writer Roger Clyne has never regretted getting kicked out of ASU’s school of music. After all, his adopted major—psychology with a minor in anthropology—brought him closer to Mexican...