Arts & Entertainment


Werewolf, vampire war makes for a movie mess

At the Movies

Underworld: Blood Wars Kate Beckinsale is back in her fifth outing playing ferocious vampire warrior Selene in Underworld: Blood Wars.

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Foul humor covers deeper story

Why Him? R-rated comedies have a well-deserved reputation for foul language and bizarrely gross situations.

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Tellabration time in Pine

Storytellers around the globe, including those in the Rim Country, are gearing up for the 2016 Tellabration, which brings the area’s most celebrated tellers of tales out to delight, captivate and mesmerize audiences with their stories.

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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is truly a must-see movie

We see lots of movies with great derring-do, but rarely do we see a movie that actually depicts the true-life heroism of an actual American hero.

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Our own all-star photographers

The Rim Country Photography Club has once again assembled a breathtaking scenic calendar to raise money for area food banks.

Payson art festival welcomes children

This year’s Payson’s Art League will welcome children of all ages to join in a day of creativity at its annual Fine Arts Festival Show & Sale.

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‘Kill them with positivity’

Payson lovers last week unleashed a campaign intended to jump-start Payson’s economic recovery with a jolt of positive energy.

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Family band featured in concert

The Next Generation Leahy family band will perform on Wednesday, Nov. 9 as part of the Tonto Community Concert Association series.

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PAL issues invitation to ‘Join the Journey’

Join the Journey — that is the call issued by members of the Payson Art League in their annual Fine Arts Festival Show & Sale.

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Play pays tribute to beloved mentor

The first week of the 2016-17 Payson High School school year, Thomas Walling cast the play, “Is He Dead?”

Jazz All Stars perform Oct. 30 in Payson

The next Jazz All Stars program is at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St. Performing will be Ioannis Goudelis, Devon Bridgewater, Dave Ihlenfeld, Ted Sistruck and Gerry Reynolds

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Artists create mural for Elks

You don’t have to drive up to the Mogollon Rim to check out the great view anymore. Local artists recently completed a mural in the entrance of the Elks Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, that looks so much like the view from the Rim, you just might fall off the edge.

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Art at the point of a needle: 2016 Quilt Roundup winners

Once again some of the best quilters in Arizona and from throughout the Southwest brought their incredible fabric art to the Rim Country for display at the 2016 Rim Country Quilt Roundup, held Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.

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Smooooth Sounds for Jazz lovers

Jazz lovers enjoyed another stellar concert Sunday recently at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street. Performing were Jerry Donato on sax, Jack Raqdavich on bass, Gerry Reynolds on drums and John Darst on guitar. Lew Turano (piano) sat in for a few numbers. The Oct. 30 concert will feature Ioannis Goudelis on piano.

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Master quilters show their stuff at the 12th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup

Payson’s 12th Annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup is Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The $5 per person exhibition runs from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, with children admitted for free.