$1,259,500 awarded to Maricopa County schools and nonprofit organizations

On July 20, 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 234 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools, and community organizations. In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) resulted in an aggregate investment of $2,354,500.

A total of $1,259,500 was awarded to Maricopa County schools and nonprofit organizations from Queen Creek to Wickenburg, Carefree to Litchfield Park.

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Nations’ Cup Theatre On Ice Competition To Showcase Top Figure Skating Teams from Six Countries in Theatrical Performances at Ann Arbor’s Yost Arena

The beauty of TOI is that there is no limit to the number of free skating, pairs, ice dance or synchro skating elements which can be used to develop the routine.”

HARTLAND, MI, USA -- The 2017 Nations' Cup Theatre On Ice event will feature the top teams from six countries competing in the newest—and most creative—discipline of figure skating when it arrives at Ann Arbor’s Yost Arena, April 20 – 23, 2017, for its Michigan debut. The Ice House Skating Academy in Hartland, Michigan, home to the Harmony Theatre Company national and world champions, won the bid to host this U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned event.

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Applications now being accepted for 12-month collaborative learning program

From Douglas to Kingman, Ajo to Winslow, Arizona communities are increasingly tapping one of their most valuable but least utilized resources: local creativity.

This week, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and Southwest Folklife Alliance issued a direct invitation to every mayor, city/town councilperson, and city/town manager in the State of Arizona, inviting them to apply to participate in a collaborative program focused on identifying creative assets, addressing challenges, and discovering new opportunities in support of their communities’ goals.

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The Secret Garden

April 7 – 23, 2017

Performance days:

From left to right: Dickon (Vincent Pugliese), Colin (Morgan James) and Mary Lennox (Ryan Parker) Photo Credit: Rebecca Novicki Saturday(s), April 15 & 22 | 12:00pm & 3:30pm

Sunday(s), April 16 & 23 | 12:30pm & 4:00pm

Synopsis: Valley Youth Theatre’s The Secret Garden is brought to life with 25 talented young actors from around the Valley and a 13-piece live orchestra.

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Brand New Hefeweizen Beer Garden, VIP Tickets, Air Conditioned Tents, Betting Terminals, Get Your Tickets Now!

Today is the first Saturday in March, but on the first Saturday in May the only Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona with live racing and gambling is coming back to Turf Paradise, mark your calendars for May 6, 2017.

That’s when The Stella Artois Derby DayClub opens at 10:30am, with live racing at Turf Paradise starting at 11:30am. Place your bets for the local races or for the Kentucky Derby, which will be broadcast live at the track and in the Derby DayClub at 3:24pm.

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(PHOENIX) It’s the biggest day in Arizona horse racing. February 11th will feature some of the best thoroughbred horses in the southwest for Super Saturday at Turf Paradise. Grandstand admission is just $3. Kids 16 and under get in for free. The first 4,000 paid admissions will get a free T-shirt.

Three stakes races and the Budweiser Classic will draw top competitors from all over the southwest with the purse money for all four races totaling more than $145,000. There is also going to be a meet and greet with Turf Paradise’s female riders. Horse racing is one of the few professional sports in which men and women compete together.

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