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Children’s Chorus auditions in Chandler Choir performs finale performances


Auditions for new members of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus are held May 13, 14 and 19 for boys and girls currently enrolled in fi rst through 11th grades. Auditions are held in Chandler and downtown Phoenix. To schedule an audition, call 602-534-3788 or fi ll out an online audition application at www.pcchorus.org.


Final performances


Tickets are on sale for the Phoenix Children’s Chorus season-ending performances of “Sounds of Spring” at 7 p.m. Sat., May 21 at Pinnacle Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale and at 4 p.m. Sun., May 22 at Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater. All 300 members of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus will perform a variety of songs from around the world. Tickets are $20, $17.50 and $10.


Choristers learn the basic elements of vocal technique, performance and musicianship skills in a positive learning environment. The Chorus has performed with many of the Valley’s top arts organizations and its touring choirs have traveled to Europe, Canada, Russia, China and throughout the United States to serve as musical ambassadors.


Pinnacle Presbyterian Church is located at 25150 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale. Mesa Arts Center’s Ikeda Theater is located at 1 N. Main St. in Mesa. For more information or to purchase tickets for “Sounds of Spring,” visit www.pcchorus.org.


VYT holds dog auditions for ‘Annie’


Valley Youth Theatre will hold auditions for the dog role in “Annie” from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., May 7 at its downtown Phoenix location.


The play is scheduled to run June 10 through 26 at Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Ending the season for VYT, it’s the story of a little orphan eventually adopted by Daddy Warbucks that includes tunes such as “Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.” There is no cost to participate in VYT’s main stage productions, but parents and families are asked to volunteer to help with set construction, costumes and front of house during rehearsals and the run of the show.


VYT is located at 525 N. 1st St. in downtown Phoenix. Call 602-253-8188, ext. 4, or visit www.VYT.com.


New art at TCArt Shop Chandler, Gilbert artists have work on display, for sale


New artwork from current and new artists is now on display and for sale in the TCArt Shop at the Tempe Center for the Arts. The TCA Gallery just opened its new show called “20 Questions” which runs through Sept. 2. Two “20 Questions” artists, Beata Wehr and Mary Bates Neubauer also have items in the TCArt Shop for sale. Hand blown glass pieces from Bienniel: Glass show juror Tom Philabaum of Tucson is still available in the TCArt Shop.


Participating artists include: Marnie Brookins of Chandler, glass; Adriene Buffi ngton of Gilbert, fi ber; Anita Bonesteel of Chandler, fi ne silver jewelry, jewelry; Gail Boyd of Tempe, acrylic on canvas; Bonnie Lou Coleman of Chandler, jewelry; Suzanne


AT TCA: E 45, encaustic painting by Beata Wehr


May 7 - 20, 2011


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Chudnoff of Chandler, glass; Marian Crane, acrylic, mosaic; Barby Ehrenburg, jewelry; Laurie Fagen of Chandler, fi ber, fi ne silver jewelry; Evelyn Gholson of Tempe, fi ber, mosaic; Jules Gissler, mixed media on canvas; Jill Irvin of Chandler, polymer jewelry; Debbie Jennings of Chandler, jewelry; Karen Kacie of Chandler, jewelry; Mary Poindexter of Chandler, jewelry, art dolls; Mary Bates Neubauer, digital art; John Priddy of Chandler, acrylic on canvas; Vicki Robbins, jewelry; Kathleen Seery, polymer jewelry; Lilly Skye, mixed media; Alice Van Overstraeten of Sun Lakes, watercolor; Sandra Neumann Wilderman of Gilbert, watercolor; Marian Ward, fi ne silver jewelry; Beata Wehr, encaustic on canvas; and Nancy Zangari, jewelry.


TCArt Shop hours are typically from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with select evening and Sunday hours. Call 480-350-5660 to confi rm hours. The TCA Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.


The Tempe Center for the Arts is located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway. For information, visit www.friendsoftca.org or www.tempe.gov.


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