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Phoenix Theatre’s Applause! Gala Celebrates Rock ‘n’ Roll and Philanthropic Rockstars

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s December 10 Applause! Gala will celebrate Memphis Rock ‘n’ Roll and Phoenix philanthropic rockstars with signature cocktails, performances by “Million Dollar Quartet Christmas” celebrities Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, and dinner catered by Valley standout MCatering. The event’s Honorary Co-Chairs are Martha and Wally Henkel. This…

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A Hanukkah gift for our readers

In addition to Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coming this week, the Saltzman household is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of an enchanting children’s book written by my mother, Ruth Saltzman. The book, Poppy Bear And the Garden that Overslept, came out in 2001 and was an immediate hit with children, parents and grandparents. In fact, the…

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Tucson Hebrew Academy honors Richard Belkin

Tucson Hebrew Academy will honor Richard “Dick” Belkin at its virtual 2021 Tikkun Olam Celebration on Sunday, November 7 at 7 pm. Dick and his wife, Sherry, moved to Tucson in 1989. They found a welcoming Jewish community in which they have both thrived. Dick has held a number of leadership positions, including having served…

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Creative Community Honors Ambassadors of Peace

Photo: left to right: Austin Rosen, Afo Verde, Diane Warren, Harvey Mason Jr. and Ben Maddahi On Thursday, October 7th, Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) held its third annual “Celebrating Ambassadors Of Peace” (AOP) event in Beverly Hills. This year’s honorees were: Harvey Mason jr., (CEO of the Recording Academy/Grammys); Diane Warren (Grammy Award Winning & 12 Time Oscar…

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Comedian Andy Steinberg to Host ‘Funny for Autism’ Show at Tempe Improv Benefitting Gateway Academy

On Wednesday, October 13, comedian Andy Steinberg will be performing at Tempe Improv. All donations will benefit Gateway Academy, a school that specializes in the education of students diagnosed with high functioning autism. The show, titled “Funny for Autism,” is centered around autism in a non-traditional way. The School has a special place in Steinberg’s…

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Book Explores Life of Only Hispanic Governor of Arizona

Tucson resident Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford’s inspirational bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El primer gobernador latino de Arizona, recounts the life story of Raúl H. Castro, who was elected the first Mexican-American governor of Arizona in 1974. As a boy growing up in Arizona in the 1920s and…

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, PJ Library and Tovah Feldshuh To Commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Yahrzeit with Musical Read-Along

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, along with partners PJ Library, announced a collaboration with Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s upcoming Yahrzeit. Feldshuh, who originated the role of Ginsburg on stage in the play Sisters-in-Law, will bring her talent to the smallest screen in an all-ages read-along of Debbie Levy’s I Dissent: Ruth…

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Cultivate Your Inner Artisan with Laura Tanzer

Tucson designer Laura Tanzer is opening up a new creative venture where she will guide participants through the very basics to advanced sewing and craft techniques. LearnCraftSew located at 410 N. Toole Ave. in Tucson will carry kits that contain everything you need to start sewing and creating, as well as on-demand, live and custom…

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