Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Executive Director

The Arizona Commission on the Arts announced the selection of Anne L’Ecuyer as its next Executive Director. L’Ecuyer will assume leadership of the 54-year-old agency of the State of Arizona in February 2022. Throughout her career, L’Ecuyer has worked with a range of large and small organizations at national, state, and local levels, and consulted […]

Cover Story: Music is the Muse

Rosie’s House hasn’t had its own permanent home since 2000. But that hasn’t stopped its incredible growth. Rosie Schurz believes in magic, at least when it comes to creating it. “The initial goal for Rosie’s House was to give a child who could not afford it a chance to take music lessons, something the war […]

Tools of Healing

Dr. Robert Kravetz shares fascinating items from his collection of antique medical instruments Dr. Robert Kravetz is a healer, historian and educator. A retired gastroenterologist, he is on the faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. Over the years, Kravetz has amassed a vast personal collection of medical antiques and […]

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Names Patrick McWhortor CEO

Patrick McWhortor has been named the new CEO of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, the leading statewide organization advocating for the arts and culture sector in Arizona. McWhortor, well-known within the Arizona public policy and nonprofit communities, will focus on building the organization’s engagement with arts and community leaders as well as lead its work […]

‘Chihuly in the Desert’ Opens at Taliesin West

Exhibition marks first-time partnership between glass artist and architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark property Art, nature and architecture come together in a stunning display of synergy at two iconic spots in the Valley. Dale Chihuly marries his glass sculptures to nature and architecture at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin […]

Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]

‘Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley’

Cozy up with this gift from Arizona Theatre Company Arizona has a new holiday performing arts delight to enjoy, imagined from a beloved 1815 classic. Arizona Theatre Company presents a witty sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” set two years after the novel ends.   The story begins as the Bennet family gathers at […]

Catch The Spirit: Museum of the West

Have you visited this Smithsonian affiliate? Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is a visual delight. As you stroll through the picturesque Cactus Garden, the surroundings perfectly complement the museum’s architecture — desert xeriscape with saguaros as sculpture, designs in the sidewalk that resemble tooled leather, metal […]

Act One Presents Inaugural Tancer Arts in Education Award

Taryn Tidwill, Winner of Tancer Arts in Education Award Act One has announced the first winner of its Tancer Arts in Education Award, given to an Arizona teacher dedicated to sharing a love of the arts with their students.  Taryn Tidwell of Shepherd Junior High School in Mesa is the inaugural winner of the Tancer […]