A wealth of stories representing a wide variety of cultures, traditions and viewpoints ignites the Valley of the Sun this week, at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference. K-Bach's Jane Hilton catches up with Liz Warren, Director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.
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The KBACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for June/July is the new novel "Song of the Shank" by Jeffrey Renard Allen based on the true story of 19th-century African-American Musical Savant Tom Wiggins, aka "Blind Tom". "An engrossing read based on an incredible but true story"...

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Orange Theatre presents its production of Blood Wedding–a radical, multimedia re-imagining of the Spanish classic by Federico García Lorca– in residence July 17- 20 and 23-27 at 8pm at the Lyceum Theatre at ASU. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with company members, Matthew Watkins (Artistic Director), Joya Scott (Associate Artistic Director), Stephen Christiansen (Technical Director/ Sound Designer) and William Crook (Performer).
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Most of our local orchestras close shop for the summer. Yet, for the second consecutive summer, Az Pro Arte is braving the heat and presenting, not one, but three, classical programs, at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
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K-BACH Theater Critic Chris Curcio reviews the Actors Theatre production of Sandy Rustin Fleischer’s “The Cottage” that looks at three couples who are all friends. None of the people are happy with their chosen spouses and they all want to bed one of their friends’ partners. Chris assesses the effectiveness of the staging and discusses the play’s message.

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