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Just when you thought that live classical music had dried up in the Valley of the Sun there’s a summer series taking place at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Arizona Pro Arte has the second of it’s summer Chamber orchestra programs this Saturday evening.
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ASU Family Fun Day
Free Family Fun Day has been an annual tradition for the Arizona State University Art Museum for over a decade now. Each year, the event draws in families from around the valley to participate in hands-on activities.
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First Friday on Roosevelt will be returning this week with hundreds of examples of the artistic talent in Phoenix. Olney Gallery at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will be opening with painter Alfredo Escarcega’s work, which is heavily based on Surrealism. His influences come from his surroundings—from the barrios of Southern California to the deserts of Arizona, Escarcega’s Technicolor art offers a unique perspective on the world.
ASU Music Therapy Clinic & Guitars for Vets
Guitars for Vets, a national non-profit, was founded in 2007,with the aim of enhancing the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. In 2012, ASU's Music Therapy Clinic collaborated with the program, aiming to deepen the healing experience for veterans. K-Bach's Jane Hilton reports.
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Alex Laing, 2011 (photo by Leland Gebhardt)
The popular Downtown Chamber Series continues Sunday, July 7th, 2pm, and Wednesday, July 10th, 7pm at the Phoenix Art Museum. K-Bach's Sterling Beeaff chats with Clarinetist Alex Laing.
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