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ON Media Seeks Cover Art for 2021-2022 Edition of ON Stage AZ

June 11, 2021

ON Stage AZ News Desk

Calling all artists! ON Media is seeking cover art for the 2021-2022 edition of ON Stage AZ.  ON Stage is Arizona’s only comprehensive direct-mail guide to the best live theatre entertainment options for the upcoming arts season. The publication highlights the finest musicals, plays, operas, symphonic concerts, entertainers on stage and museums, galleries and garden

Free Public Art Exhibit Opens for National Cancer Survivor Month

June 10, 2021

Local artists honor the resiliency of Arizona cancer patients with “From Darkness to Light” exhibit – on display at West Valley Arts Council Gallery from June 11 to July 9 Phoenix-based nonprofit Cancer Support Community Arizona celebrates National Cancer survivor month with a free art exhibit. The organization delivers free support services, programming, and resources to

CODAsummit Comes to Scottsdale During Canal Convergence | ON Stage AZ

June 7, 2021

ON Stage AZ News Desk

Scottsdale Public Art and CODAworx converge as CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology, and Place.  The event comes to Scottsdale during Canal Convergence this November. Hosted by Scottsdale Public Art,  this year’s CODAsummit takes place November 10–12 at the Scottsdale Arts campus and other locations in Old Town Scottsdale. The three-day conference invites individuals and

“Leon Polk Smith: Hiding In Plain Sight” Extended Through July 3 at the Heard Museum

June 3, 2021

PHOENIX (May 26, 2021) — The Heard Museum is pleased to announce a five-week extension to its popular Grand Gallery exhibition, Leon Polk Smith: Hiding in Plain Sight. The exhibit explores the influence of American Indian creative expression on the work of iconic artist Leon Polk Smith. The exhibition will now close on Saturday, July

Phoenix Arts Museum Announces Final Extension on Membership Discounts Through June 15

June 2, 2021

Due to popular demand, Phoenix Art Museum has announced a final extension on recent Membership discounts, representing our lowest Membership prices of the year. Through June 15, 2021, community members can save up to $36 on three popular Membership levels while unlocking unlimited admission to every gallery and exhibition, including Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gerneich, organized

Becoming Dr. Ruth Kicks Off Summer at Phoenix Theatre Company

June 2, 2021

ON Stage AZ News Desk

The Phoenix Theatre Company welcomes audiences back indoors June 2! After nearly 16 months, the Valley’s oldest live performance venue, The Phoenix Theatre Company, is excited to welcome audiences back indoors. The 102nd season kicks off with the one-woman show, Becoming Dr. Ruth, June 2 through June 27. Opening on the Mainstage Theatre, Becoming Dr.

Troubadour Thursdays, the Downtown Patio Tour

April 6, 2021

Free event! Fox Tucson Theatre in collaboration with the Downtown Tucson Partnership is pleased to present the return of live entertainment beginning with Troubadour Thursdays, The Downtown Patio Tour on April 1st. Each of the five Troubadour Thursdays (through April 29th) will showcase some of Tucson’s best musical talent featuring everything from Gypsy Jazz and Desert Rock

Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera

March 24, 2021

Quantum Leap Productions

A Documentary Film About Theatre Raising Money to Support Artists Sidelined by Covid New York, NY and Scottsdale, AZ (March 10, 2021) – The Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, announced today that Quantum Leap Productions will present “Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a

The Pavillion at the Herberger Theater Brings Performances Outdoors

December 1, 2020

ON Stage News Desk

The Herberger Theater Center (HTC) is excited to announce its new outdoor stage, The Pavilion at the Herberger Theater. Built on the recently cleared land on the east side on the theater, The Pavilion will host performances November 2020 through April 2021, including the 11th annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, November 14, which

City of Mesa Launches STEAM Resource for Educators: Learning ReimaginED

December 1, 2020

ON Stage News Desk

The City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department has launched Learning ReimaginED, a new virtual learning portal to give educators (from preschool through grade 12)  STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) resources from around the city. Participants include Arizona Museum of Natural History, IDEA Museum, Mesa Arts Center and community partners Mesa Historical Museum

Arizona Opera’s New Video Series: UnMic’d

November 29, 2020

ON Stage News Desk

UnMic’d produced by Arizona Opera, is a new video series hosted by President and General Director, Joseph Specter. In each episode, Specter interviews a pair of accomplished professionals: one guest from inside the world of opera and the other guest from outside opera but working in a similar role. The first 40-minute episode launched last

ON Stage: The Arts Reimagined 2020-2021 is Out Now!

October 30, 2020

Jennifer Woods

ON Stage: The Arts Reimagined is here! Normally an arts season preview guide, ON Stage: The Arts Reimagined will walk you through how our arts community is working hard summoning grit, determination and wild creativity to survive the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and bring you, the arts patron, performances and exhibits in new

Executive Director of ASU Gammage Comments on Diversity in Broadway

October 22, 2020

ASU Thrive

The Broadway League, the national trade association of the Broadway industry, has developed a new speaker series entitled Listen. Learn. Act: Conversations about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Their first conversation took place on June 17th between Tony Award winning director Kenny Leon and Executive Director of ASU Gammage, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack.  Watch the entire 54 minute conversation

SMTC presents “The Music Man” live on stage

October 20, 2020

David Hock

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company presents the Broadway classic “The Music Man” November 10-12 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

FOUNTAIN HILLS THEATER ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE NEW MUSICAL ‘4 ON THE FLOOR’

October 19, 2020

For additional information not contained in this press release, please call Fountain Hills Theater Artistic Director, Peter J. Hill.

WHAT: 4 ON THE FLOOR – by Peter J. Hill WHERE: Fountain Hills Theater Drive-In Theatre Stage 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 WHEN: Nov. 6 – 22, 2020 Thurs, Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm & Sun. 2pm. HOW: Reservations: (480) 837-9661 x3 Visa/MC/Amex/Discover or visit fhtaz.org. Individual tickets are $35.00 for Adults and

MusicaNova Announces 2020-21 Season

October 19, 2020

Laura Schairer

PHOENIX —MusicaNova Orchestra, the innovative Valley group know for performances of new, unjustly neglected and familiar music, returns this fall with live and streamed performances. The schedule includes a variety of programs from the “appetizer” of a fascinating piece for nine trombones – played by a single musician – to launch the fall season in

Arizona Historical Society: Tempe and Tucson Museums Now Open

October 15, 2020

Arizona Historical Society News Desk

The Arizona History Museum in Tucson and the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park in metro Phoenix are now open. These spacious museums allow for social distancing and have outdoor features. Here are a few things to know when planning your visit. Our friendly staff will greet you wearing a mask. They are smiling with

MIM’s Music Theater Reopening This Fall

October 13, 2020

MIM News Desk

Experience live music with new safety measures in place We are excited to announce that the MIM Music Theater will reopen to the public on October 23, 2020! We look forward to bringing live music back to our community with fall shows featuring local Arizona artists Hans Olson, 76th Street, Mike Breen, Bill Dutcher, and Pete Pancrazi, as well as classical

Phoenix Theatre Company Builds Outdoor Stage

October 8, 2020

Azredbook.com Staff

“This work is six months in the making,” says Vincent VanVleet, managing director.

YAVAPAI LIVE! Debuts October 4

October 1, 2020

Kate Howell

Yavapai College Performing Arts Center returns in October with an exciting news series of entertainment. Yavapai Live! will stream concerts from area artists every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., through the end of 2020.

August Update: Arizona Museums Now Open and Scheduled for Reopening

August 21, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Grab your mask, extra sanitizer and enjoy the following museums while distancing from other patrons. Be sure to read each organization’s health and safety plans on their websites including cleaning and sanitation protocols, mask requirements, social distancing measures, and minimal-contact purchasing. Please note that some organizations require reservations in advance. List updated August 21, 2020

SMoCA Announces New Exhibit: “Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists”

July 24, 2020

Scottsdale Arts

Urban Mapping: Public Space Through the Lens of Contemporary Iranian Artists, on view Oct. 3, 2020 – Jan. 17, 2021. This fall, we are excited to present a powerful exhibition that examines the concept of public space from the perspectives of 10 Iranian artists. Urban Mapping spans 10 collections of photographs and videos, each with

ASU Art Museum Announces Groundbreaking Exhibition “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration”

July 21, 2020

Amanda Urrea

ASU Art Museum is proud to announce a $250,000 grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., for the implementation of the upcoming exhibition “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” opening in the fall of 2021.

Virtual Performance: “No Time” by Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix

June 30, 2020

Kevin Staab (Orpheus Marketing Committee Chair)

Orpheus presents a virtual chorus performance of a song we sang at the Western Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Salt Lake City one week before the world changed.

“Without You” by Tadj Hodges, Centennial Hall’s House Manager at University of Arizona

June 30, 2020

Jennifer Woods

In lieu of the annual event thanking the volunteers at Centennial Hall, House Manager Tadj Hodges wrote and produced an original song, titled “Without You.” Several members of the Centennial Hall team recently created The Tucson Studio, which is now an official program of UA Presents and The University of Arizona providing resources and performance

Ballet Arizona is launching its first ever Book Club!

June 23, 2020

Jennifer Woods

You are invited to join Ballet Arizona’s inaugural Book Club! Free and open to the public, we invite you to join us as we build community around and appreciation for the incredible art form of dance. We are meeting once each quarter to discuss the selections below. Book Club meetings will be via Zoom with

Trinity Cathedral Organ Video Series

May 19, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Welcome to Erik Goldstrom’s weekly video blog on Trinity Cathedral’s pipe organ. It’s a guided tour of sorts—a virtual field trip to blower rooms, organ chambers, pipe chests and the organ console itself. Enjoy! Follow the weekly series here: https://trinitymusicaz.org/videos  

New Mission and Vision for Flagstaff Arts Council

May 19, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Flagstaff Arts Council Executive Director Jonathan Stone announced Friday the new mission and vision for the organization. OUR NEW MISSION IS TO foster creative opportunity OUR NEW VISION IS THAT Flagstaff is a vibrant creative community at the intersection of art and science. Including both art and science allows them to be more inclusive in

Watch Kinobe: Live at the MIM Music Theater

May 18, 2020

MIM News Desk

During his visit to MIM, Ugandan artist Kinobe offered his perspective on the power of music to bring people together: “I feel today music is the only tool left that can actually bring people of different ideologies to actually sit together and be next to each other and enjoy the same thing.” Here, we bring

Mayor Gallego Proclaims May 16 as The Phoenix Boys Choir Sing On Day

May 18, 2020

Mitra Khazai, Executive Director

On behalf of the Phoenix Boys Choir, I want to share with you our anticipated “Sing On” video featuring our boys and the song’s composer.   The boys were thrilled with this project.  It was something that they were able to look forward to in a time when so many other highly anticipated events have

Saturday Storytime: “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours” by Duncan Tonatiu

May 14, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Our Saturday Storytime continued with a reading of “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours” by Duncan Tonatiu by one of our student Museum Ambassadors.

Dr. Lori Wiest appointed Director of the Fred Fox School of Music

May 14, 2020

Charlie Snyder: Director of PR, Marketing and Communications

Dr. Lori Wiest has been appointed as the next Director of the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Dr. Wiest will begin her appointment on July 1, and she hopes to be in Tucson starting on August 1. “I am delighted that Dr. Wiest has accepted our offer to serve as Director of

I am Arizona Opera: Katrina Galka

May 11, 2020

Arizona Opera

The Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio is a cornerstone in our organization. From personalized instruction to performing on stage, Studio Artists gain the experience needed to advance in their professional careers. Meet Katrina Galka, one of our 2017/18 alumna, as she takes you through her studio experience.

[Digital Magazine] ON Media Honors 2019-2020 Season Arts Heroes in Tucson

May 11, 2020

Mac Perlich

Have you ever entered a theatre or museum and wondered how all this magic came together; the lighting, the set design, costumes, the exhibits? Who helped those actors on stage become who they are today…..perhaps a life-changing theatre teacher in 3rd grade? The individuals who make the arts happen are so tirelessly committed to what

[Digital Magazine] ON Media Honors 2019-2020 Season Arts Heroes in Phoenix

May 11, 2020

Mac Perlich

Have you ever entered a theatre or museum and wondered how all this magic came together; the lighting, the set design, costumes, the exhibits? Who helped those actors on stage become who they are today…..perhaps a life-changing theatre teacher in 3rd grade? The individuals who make the arts happen are so tirelessly committed to what

[FULL PERFORMANCE] Bits ‘N Pieces

May 6, 2020

Mark Mettes

Enjoy the full performance of Bits ‘N Pieces produced by 16 Bars. Due to COVID-19, this show was canceled mid-run, but 16 Bars had produced a video for their archives and were kind enough to share it with us to share with you! On Stage AZ is your number one source for events in phoenix

Behind the Scenes at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts with JJ Hansen, Full-Time Theater Tech

May 6, 2020

Caitie Quick

For this week’s Backstage blog post, we invited one of our full-time production staff members to write about a topic that is passionate to them. I have always been attracted to the unique aspect of working in the world of live performance. People outside of the theater don’t often know the day-to-day or in-between of

I Am Arizona Opera: Brandon Ehrenreich

May 5, 2020

Arizona Opera

Ever wonder what’s happening backstage at an opera? You might not have seen Brandon before, but if you’ve ever been to one of our performances, you’ve seen his handiwork! Take a look at what it’s like to be a stage manager at Arizona Opera.

Phoenix Boy Choir Engages Students with Pool Party (and Christmas in July) Themed Rehearsals

May 5, 2020

Mitra Khazai, Executive Director

It has been over a month since we closed our doors to in-person rehearsals and began our first concert cancellation. We decided almost immediately that we would not let this change impact the core of what we do. The boys needed the lifeline of their choir, so we were not willing to stop providing it

Message from Hayato Tanaka, Principal Trumpet at Tucson Symphony Orchestra

May 4, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Hayato Tanaka, the principal trumpet of Tucson Symphony Orchestra, originally joined the TSO as 3rd trumpet in 2017, and remains a highly sought-after musician by major orchestras throughout the United States. Hayato has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. Hayato

I Am Arizona Opera: Emma Jackson

April 30, 2020

Arizona Opera

Nothing is better than getting to do what you love! Meet Emma Jackson, 2nd Year Costume Apprentice and Co-Sponsored by Paul S. Symchych M.D.. Learn about each apprentice, the costumes they worked on last season, and some of their favorite pieces.

2020-2021 ON Stage Cover Contest Deadline Extended to July 1

April 29, 2020

ON Stage News Desk

Act One and ON Media invite all Arizona artists to enter artwork to be featured on the cover of the 2020-2021 ON Stage Season Arts Preview Guide.

[PODCAST] NPR’s From the Top with Fred Fox School of Music Sophomore Levi Powe

April 28, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Levi Powe, a FFSoM sophomore, played on the NPR show, “From the Top,” which aired on April 26, across the country. Levi, 19, studies cello and music composition with Dr. Theodore Buchholz. Don’t fret if you missed the broadcast, you can hear his performance and a nice interview online here. > Listen to Levi For more news

[VIRTUAL TOUR] Mahler’s New York Produced in Part by Fred Fox School of Music Graduate Students

April 28, 2020

Jennifer Woods

At the invitation of the New York Philharmonic Archives, several FFSoM graduate students — Olman Alfaro Portuguez, Donté Ford, Grant Knox, Tad Biggs, Eloy Ramirez, Charles du Preez, and Mariana Mevans Vidal — researched the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860–1911), who spent his final years in New York City. The students looked into Mahler’s connection with the city, identifying locations, dates, and facts that would help the Philharmonic curate a successful virtual walking tour. The tour,

[VIDEO] Arizona Arts in Schools: Lead Guitar Virtual Showcase (Recorded April 25th)

April 28, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Hosted by Arizona Arts in Schools, Brad Richter, the Lead Guitar Virtual Showcase on April 25 featured three guitar heroes, Alex de Grassi, Sergio Vallín and Sergio Assad, who gave advice, told stories and played their guitars for student guitarists around the world. Students submitted their own guitar playing for very special virtual group performances of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and Carlos Santana’s “Oye Como Va.” >> Watch the Entire Showcase (1 hr., 24 min.)

Valley Youth Theatre Launches “Invest in VYT” Campaign: Theatre Gives Back to Those Who Invest in Their Future

April 27, 2020

Cozette Phifer, Marketing Director

Local award-winning children’s theatre company, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT), had to cancel the last two shows of their 31st season and all upcoming performing arts camps and classes for the spring. With no incoming revenue, they have decided to look to the future and launch their “Invest in VYT” campaign, awarding a ticket to each

Streaming and Recorded Concerts and Recitals from ASU School of Music

April 24, 2020

ASU School of Music News Desk

More than 700 concerts and recitals are offered in the ASU School of Music annually. Experience them on the Web! Katzin Concert Hall ASU School of Music Performances: YouTube Channel Recital Hall ASU School of Music Performances: YouTube Channel

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Video Collection of At-Home Experiences (Including a Cereal Box Puzzle)

April 24, 2020

Jennifer Woods

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has been working hard creating a cache of videos bringing their three floors of hands-on, interactive, educational, and fun exhibits for children ages birth-10 – straight into your home. Find storytime and hands-on activities for the back yard, playing with found objects, cooking in the kitchen and so much more.

Sing-alongs and More with the Great Arizona Puppet Theater

April 24, 2020

Great Arizona Puppet Theater News Desk

The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is suspending shows at the theater until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and at this point we plan to re-open when the “stay at home” order is removed and the restrictions on group gatherings is relaxed. Due to this closure, the Puppet Theater is facing an

I Am Arizona Opera: Diana Olivares

April 22, 2020

Arizona Opera

Arizona Opera is so much more than what you see on the stage! Our Department of Education brings opera to more than 50,000 students through the Arlyn M. Brewster OperaTunity programs, Student Nights, and special student programs. Meet Diana Olivares – one of our Education Teaching Artists!

Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

April 21, 2020

Anne Thwaits

Tour TMA’s feature exhibition with Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse

Sandra Bassett Named President and Chief Executive Officer of West Valley Arts Council

April 20, 2020

West Valley Arts News Desk

West Valley Arts Council is proud to announce that Sandra Bassett, an accomplished arts & culture and business professional, is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of WVAC! Bassett has extensive experience in cultural program implementation, finance management, and revenue growth for prominent for-profit and non-profit organizations. “I am excited to have this opportunity

Arizona Opera Costume Shop Making Masks for Healthcare Workers

April 20, 2020

Joseph Spector

The Arizona Opera Marlu Allan and Scott Stallard Costume Shop has joined forces with Make a Mask to create mask covers for our amazing healthcare professionals. As a nation, we face a massive shortage of personal protective equipment against COVID-19. Make a Mask and Arizona Opera aim to tap into our common humanity to help

[VIDEO] Art d’Core Exhibition 2020

April 17, 2020

Artlink News

The accomplished artists of the Artlink Artist Council collaborated with invited Arizona artists on a showcase exhibition debuting the opening night of Art Detour 32. The opening night Gala was canceled due to COVID-19 but the Art d’Core Exhibition at Park Central in midtown Phoenix happened with a “show must go on” spirit. See why

[VIDEO] iTheatre Collaborative’s 2019-2020 Season Highlight Reel

April 14, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Enjoy this highlight reel from iTheatre Collaborative’s 2019-2020 season! About iTheatre Collaborative: iTheatre is always striving to move its community forward artistically as a cultural resource and outlet for the community. Consistently, over the years, iTheatre has produced plays that dealt with issues that are not easy; race, gender, cultural identity, religion, sexual orientation, and

Introducing Scottsdale Arts Connections

April 13, 2020

Caitie Quick

Our facilities may be closed as we do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, but our hearts are filled with a desire to share the power and grace of the arts with you. Many of us are spending this time at home, using online and streaming services to view paintings, listen to music, explore the world

Scottsdale Arts Festival Goes Virtual

April 13, 2020

Caitie Quick

Back in March, Scottsdale Arts made the decision to cancel the in-person 2020 Scottsdale Arts Festival out of an abundance of caution, given rising concerns around COVID-19. Upon making this decision, we carefully weighed a whole range of responsibilities: to our artists, who have traveled from across the country at their own expense to share their

Childsplay’s Online Theatre Academy

April 13, 2020

Katie Brantley

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of online theatre classes with Childsplay Academy! Take a look here: www.childsplayaz.org/online-classes Every class is taught by professional theatre artists with engaging, participatory, and dynamic online drama instruction. Join us as we imagine together. Classes begin April 13th (various dates and times available) with more online programming coming soon!

Arizona Theatre Company’s Digital Backstage

April 13, 2020

Jennifer Woods

As we’ve been connecting with our arts partners around the state, we keep hearing of innovative ways that they are connecting with patrons virtually. The latest is Arizona Theatre Company’s Digital Backstage. Digital Backstage contains original content created for Arizona Theatre Company from top theatre artists around the country. Digital videos, photos, & special events

Arizona Historical Society Launches New “Arizona History Digital Hub”

April 9, 2020

Arizona Historical Society News Desk

Experience Arizona History like never before: Arizona History Digital Hub In the coming weeks, journey into Arizona’s rich and vibrant past with online resources, virtual tours, and additional digital content. We invite you to connect with us on social media and explore resources for you, your family, and students. History is happening every day, and

Announcing Emergency Relief Grants for Arizona Artists and Arts Professionals

April 9, 2020

Arizona Commission on the Arts Media Desk

As part of broader crisis response strategies, Arizona arts funders and service organizations have set up a collaborative fund to provide emergency relief grants of $500-$1,500 to artists and arts professionals experiencing canceled events and residencies or terminated contracts due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The grant is open to individual residents of Arizona, 18

[VIDEO] Colleen Wants to Make Sure you Saw the Cast of Hamilton on John Krasinski’s Good News YouTube Show

April 8, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Good afternoon ON Stage readers! We just got a note from Colleen Jennings-Roggensack (ASU Vice President for Cultural Affairs and Executive Director of ASU Gammage) who relayed quick a note on the sweet video below. We think she’s as excited about Hamilton coming to perform at ASU Gammage in the upcoming 2020-2021 season in October.

[VIDEO] Armando Guadalupe Cortes–Performance at the ASU Art Museum for “Total Collapse”

April 8, 2020

ASU Art Museum News Desk

Armando Guadalupe Cortes, “Gold Over Stone. Earth Over Gold. Flame Over Everything. Smoke to the Sky,” Performance documentation. Performed at the opening of “Total Collapse: Clay I the Contemporary Past” at the ASU Art Museum on February 1, 2020. About Armando Guadalupe Cortes: Physical manifestations of the body and labor are prevalent in the work

[VIRTUAL TOUR] Grand Canyon Interactive Virtual Field Trip

April 8, 2020

Jennifer Woods

ASU For You offers a wide array of content to continue learning at home. Today, take your family on a virtual field trip to the Grand Canyon: VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO THE GRAND CANYON Discover unique locations along the 280 mile Colorado river Watch videos from top scientists Examine remote areas of the canyon using

[VIDEO] PhxArt Lectures: Chinese Jade & American Art History from Modernism to ’40s Abstraction

April 8, 2020

Phoenix Art Museum

From The Curators:  A Very Long History of Chinese Jade (in about 45 minutes) Hear from Janet Baker, PhD, the Museum’s curator of Asian art, as she discusses the deep influence of jade on Chinese society over centuries.   American Modernism to Thirties and Forties Abstraction In this filmed lecture, Betsy Fahlman, PhD, the Museum’s

[VIDEO] Behind The Scenes of The Seed Photography Lab

April 7, 2020

Desert Botanical Garden News Desk

Conservation collections manager, Steve Blackwell, shares the intriguing capabilities of the Garden’s Seed Lab and photography. Explore seeds, seedlings and chrysalises on a cellular level and learn how Garden scientists use this process in their work. Learn more about Desert Botanical Garden’s Research and Conservation Programs. Find out more about the Desert Botanical Garden and

[VIDEO] Learn More About Arizona Opera’s 2020/21 Season!

April 7, 2020

Arizona Opera

Plan Your Escape This Fall and Join Us for an Unforgettable World Journey! Season Tickets are NOW ON SALE for our 2020/21 Season, complete with incredible adventures, glorious music, passionate drama, colorful characters and gorgeous scenery. Among the amazing destinations we’ll visit are: Bisbee, Arizona for the World Premiere of Borzoni and de los Santos’

LIVE Tucson Botanical Gardens Butterfly Cam

April 7, 2020

Tucson Botanical Gardens News Desk

Watch Butterfly Magic from Home! Watch our live cam set up in the Cox Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion and bring a piece of tropical beauty into your home as we all get through this crisis together. If you can, please make a donation HERE to help keep the butterflies fed and greenhouse running. To Livestream  Learn more

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Nonprofits $6.3 Million in Coronavirus Emergency Grants

April 7, 2020

Karen Leland

VIRGINIA G. PIPER CHARITABLE TRUST Press Release Mar. 30, 2020 PHOENIX, Ariz.—Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has swiftly awarded $6,340,000 in emergency grants to support Maricopa County science, human services, and arts and culture nonprofits during the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the swelling outbreak of COVID-19. Two-thirds, or $4.3 million of the Trust’s emergency

Phoenix Art Museum #MuseumMusicMonday

April 6, 2020

Phoenix Art Museum

If you haven’t heard, our #MuseumMusicMondays is a new audiovisual experience we’re pretty excited about. Each Monday, we post artworks from our collections and pair them with songs from across genres. See this week’s features of Spring Flowers, Desert Rain God, and India: Fashion’s Muse here, here, and here. Check out our #MusicMondays playlist on Spotify

Tim Rodgers Appointed Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum

April 5, 2020

Media Alerts, Board of Trustees and Leadership

PHOENIX (April 3, 2020) – Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) announced today that it has appointed Timothy R. Rodgers, PhD, to serve as the Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director and CEO. Rodgers, who is currently Director of THE WOLFSONIAN–FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU) in Miami, will assume his role at PhxArt, the leading and largest art museum in the southwestern United

[VIDEO] The Story Continues: Pueblo Grande Museum at 90

April 2, 2020

PHXTV

This video explores the history of Pueblo Grande and the process of creating 3 different exhibits in 3 different locations.

[VIRTUAL TOUR] In Celebration of Women Exhibit at Herberger Theater Center

April 1, 2020

Mark J. Mettes

Featuring the work of 30 Arizona female artists, this exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Guest Curator – Paula Cullison   Click here for a preview of the exhibit. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have created a 360 tour of this exhibit. Click here to

ON Media Launches ONStageAZ.COM, an Arts and Culture Website

April 1, 2020

Jennifer Woods

New digital resource will reunite patrons with arts and culture organizations amid Covid-19 crisis PHOENIX, ARIZONA – ON Media, publisher of Arizona theater programs and museum guides, announced today its online multimedia arts and culture calendar, onstageaaz.com, featuring “couch concerts” and currently scheduled events throughout Arizona to help keep arts patrons connected, entertained, buying tickets

[VIDEO] Phoenix Boys Choir Rehearsals Continue Online & Selections from Video Archives

March 31, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Not only are the grown-up singers in Phoenix continuing to perform and connect online, but so are the young performers with Phoenix Boys Choir. From Phoenix Boys Choir’s Facebook page: “In the midst of Phoenix arts and culture event cancellations, the Phoenix Boys Choir feels stronger than ever about the important role that music plays

[VIRTUAL TOUR] West Valley Arts

March 31, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Two-time Governor’s Arts Award-winning organization, West Valley Arts was originally incorporated as the Cultural Arts Society West in 1969. West Valley Arts works to improve the quality of life for West Valley residents and they’ve brought their gallery to life with this virtual tour located along with images from current gallery works. You can see

UArizona Theater Students Make Masks for Health Care Workers

March 30, 2020

Andy Ober, University Communications

A group of students in the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is doing its part to address the shortage of masks for health care workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Master of Fine Arts students Rachel Wilkins, Elizabeth Eaton and Ryan B. Moore are working on the initiative alongside

Virtual Museum Resources Available From Pueblo Grande Museum

March 30, 2020

Carina Samano

Pueblo Grande is a Contributing Institution for the Arizona Memory Project which, “provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions.”

[VIDEO] From ProMusica Arizona’s Archive: Astor Piazzolla – Histoire du Tango: II. Cafe 1930 (Live)

March 30, 2020

Yvonne Dolby

We can all use a musical interlude in the middle of these trying times. Since we can’t share our music in person right now, we want to bring you music from our very own Meghan Ruel and Diego Miranda. We know you will enjoy the beautiful music they make together! We wish everyone in our

A Message from Tucson Symphony Orchestra Conductor, José Luis Gomez: Playlist of Pieces in our Upcoming 2020–2021 Classic Series

March 30, 2020

TSO News Desk

A Message from Your Conductor, José Luis Gomez: Playlist of Pieces in our Upcoming 2020–2021 Classic Series: Our stage may be darkened, but music in Tucson lives always. Our musicians and I look forward to playing for you next season. Our next 20/21 Classic Series it’s all about the orchestra being in the spotlight. Here

Video Postcard to the Opera Family from Joseph Specter

March 30, 2020

Arizona Opera

Happy Monday, Opera Family! Here are a few updates from President and General Director, Joseph Specter. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via social media, through our website, or by email (boxoffice@azopera.org) with any questions you may have. Ariadne Ticket Options: https://bit.ly/2wNO8vt 2020/21 Season Subscription Renewals: https://bit.ly/33YXpNf Living Room Concert: https://bit.ly/2UKVYy1

Broadway at the Orpheum 2020-2021 Season Announcement

March 30, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Your 20-21 Season Announcement is here! We are delighted to be bringing you IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, SOUTH PACIFIC, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN and WAITRESS. Head on over to BroadwayOrpheum.com to learn more about Season Member benefits, dates for the performances and more. We’ll see you at the theater! #AZBway To learn more about

[VIDEO] We Are Arizona Theatre Company: Benjamin Scheuer – “Weather The Storm”

March 28, 2020

Jennifer Woods

We Are Arizona Theatre Company: Ben Scheuer gives ATC the gift of his song “Weather the Storm” from his hit musical THE LION, directed by ATC Artistic Director Sean Daniels.#InThisTogether #WeAreArizonaTheatreCompany Please consider donating to Arizona Theatre Company: DONATE

[STREAMING] Arizona Opera’s From Our Living Room To Yours

March 28, 2020

Arizona Opera

Enjoy this living room performance which originally streamed at 2 pm on Friday March 27, 2020. Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo Soprano and her husband, Arizona Opera’s Head of Music & Director of the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio, Christopher Cano, for an afternoon concert from their living room! Featured are some of their favorite works

[VIDEO] PhxArt Virtual Visit: Explore India: Fashion’s Muse!

March 27, 2020

Phoenix Art Museum

The latest fashion exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, India: Fashion’s Muse, celebrates the extraordinary craftsmanship of fashion from India as well as the global trends and couture fantasies they’ve inspired for centuries. Exhibiting through June 21, 2020 in the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, and coinciding with India Fashion Week, the exhibition will feature more than

[VIDEO] Berklee College of Music’s Virtual Video Conference Performance: What the World Needs Now

March 26, 2020

Mac Perlich

As we individually and collectively grapple with the minute by minute changes around us, it becomes all the more important to connect with each other and stay positive. The link below is to a virtual orchestra of the Berklee College of Music, performing “What the World Needs Now.” Enjoy, and share with others!

[VIDEO] ASU Gammage 2020-2021 Broadway Season

March 25, 2020

Jennifer Woods

A New Season of the Best of Broadway Comes To ASU Gammage in Tempe This Fall! For more news and updates on events in Phoenix, stay connected with On Stage AZ.

[VIDEOS] The Nash’s Live Jazz from Home

March 25, 2020

Jennifer Woods

If you don’t already follow The Nash on Facebook, you might now know about The Nash’s Live Jazz From Home series in which local musicians are doing short 3-4 minute videos. Catch all the concerts here. You might not be feeling the energy of the room in person, but you can certainly reach The Nash’s

[VIRTUAL TOUR] Musical Instrument Museum: Google Street-Style

March 25, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Now 10 years old, MIM displays more than 7,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as

[VIRTUAL TOUR] Taliesin West Digital Experience

March 24, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Visit what Taliesin West is calling their 3D laboratory – made possible with impressive technology. Using the world’s smallest and lightest imaging laser scanner, the BLK360 from Leica Geosystems, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has been able to capture the experience of visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home in North Scottsdale. Immerse yourself in the

[VIDEO] Meet Matthew Kasper, The Phoenix Symphony’s Resident Conductor

March 23, 2020

The Phoenix Symphony

At The Phoenix Symphony, we take pride in our team of ultra-talented musicians, conductors and directors. Phoenix Symphony Resident Conductor Matthew Kasper is a perfect example of that talent. Watch his recent feature with AZ PBS Art in the 48: Meet The Phoenix Symphony’s resident conductor Please consider a donation to support our talented musicians

Shine from a Distance: A Quarantine Vaudville!

March 20, 2020

JT Turner

CALL FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS!!! Get your cameras ready, get your act together, and take it online with our Quarantine Vaudeville, SHINE…FROM A DISTANCE!

COVID-19 Arizona Arts Group Updates

March 20, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Due to the recent restrictions on gatherings and with the public’s health in mind, most arts organizations in Arizona have postponed or canceled their performances and programs through the next few weeks. Keep up-to-date with changing schedules here on onstageaaz.com. It is now, more than ever, that these organizations will need support from their patrons

ON Stage Ticket Giveaways!

March 15, 2020

Jennifer Woods

Thanks so much for visiting onstageaz.com and being a patron of the arts in Arizona! Enter to win tickets to upcoming theater performances, concerts, museum exhibits and more by signing up for our e-newsletter here. Be sure to tell your friends and good luck!

Governor Ducey’s Budget Includes $2 Million for the Arts

January 20, 2020

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has included a $2 million general fund allocation in his $12.3 billion executive budget.

Fox Tucson Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director Bonnie Schock

January 14, 2020

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Of her new role, Bonnie Schock shared, “I am delighted and honored to join the Fox Tucson Theatre team.