MAINSTAGE 2018 SEASON Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story
January 26 – February 11, 2018

Oh Boy!

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll Be the Day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “the day the music died”. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Everyday’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Rave On’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’, plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ and The Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’.

The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

By Alan Janes, and featuring the music of Buddy Holly.
Produced through special arrangement with Buddy Worldwide Limited.

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Phoenix, AZ – Desert Botanical Garden announced its fall lineup in its highly anticipated Music in the Garden concert series. This series is the only place to see local and national musicians perform live in the Garden’s iconic desert venue. Come early because your concert tickets allow you to explore the dazzling display of 50,000 desert plants. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and concerts are 7 to 9 p.m.

New for this year are two All Ages performances, featuring Walt Richardson & friends on October 26 and April Verch on November 16. It is Verch’s first time performing at the Garden for this Canadian fiddler, singer and stepdancer who has been captivating audiences worldwide.

Concert Dates:

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Phoenix, AZ – Mighty monarchs arrive at Desert Botanical Garden’s fall butterfly exhibit on Sept. 30. Beneficial insects native to the Southwest region, as well as other butterflies join monarchs for this engaging display that invites Garden visitors to explore the insects that care for and protect the desert environment.

From pollinators to predators, insects have incredible powers and play a variety of roles in the desert. “Monarch butterflies are beautiful insects that undergo an incredible migration and are an important part of the desert. They are one of many insects that plants rely on and we are excited to share those with our visitors,” says Dr. Kim Pegram, insect ecologist and exhibit specialist at the Garden.

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$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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