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Splendor in Payson’s night sky

Photographer DJ Craig captured these dramatic images of the Perseid meteor shower in the skies over Payson. The meteor shower peaked on Aug. 12 and 13 as Earth passed through the trail of debris left by the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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KRIM radio back on the air

Non-commercial rock station off airwaves for three weeks after falling out with KMOG

After a three-week hiatus, KRIM Radio crackled back to life on the Rim Country airwaves Tuesday, running out of a new station with a new outlook.

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Payson gains community theatre group

The Rim Country has a choral society and lots of bands, but no community theatre.

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Modern success with an ancient technique

Local artist C J Lukacsik’s voice still carries the essence of her native Taiwan, although she’s lived in the United States for most of her life.

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Children discover happy inner artists at after-school program

Stepping into the room at the first official Divinity Art class, it was hard to hear yourself think over all the giggles and excited jabbering. More than a dozen boys and girls were either walking around a pair of tables filled with colored pencils, paper and modeling clay or seated and pouring attention into their creative work.

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State offers schools help in tracking student data

The Arizona Department of Education has awarded a contract with a private vendor it hopes will significantly reduce the cost to school districts of tracking students, in the face of shifts that will increasingly link school funding to student test scores.

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Trio seeks the heart of jazz

Payson crowd tours of a century of a bewildering brilliance

Three music-obsessed chums took a near-sellout, foot-tapping Payson crowd on a sly and ecstatic tour of a century of musical innovation and improvisation Sunday.

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On the run in Rim Country

DJ's Music Trivia

This past Saturday, Julia Randall Elementary played host to two very healthy activities. On a beautiful Rim Country fall morning, inside the gymnasium, hundreds of area residents gathered for the annual Community Health and Care Fair.

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Sonic Escape performs tonight

The Tonto Community Concert Asso­ciation’s 2013-14 season will be half over in short order.

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The bewitching hour is near

DJ'S MUSIC TRIVIA

Next Thursday, skeletons, monsters of the Black Lagoon and alien creatures in every shape and size will take to the streets in search of Halloween treats.

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Artist tucked away in the woods

Mario Belvedere proudly stands in the middle of his living room, arm thrown up to point at a striking piece of art, one of many that cover the two-story floor to ceiling wall.

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Renowned tenor to perform Sunday

Tonto Community Concert Association will present tenor Franc D’Ambrosio in a performance at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Payson High School Auditorium.

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‘Les Miserables’ coming to Payson next week

DJ'S MUSIC TRIVIA

The Payson High School Theatre Company will present “Les Miserables,” a play (not the musical) adapted for schools by Tim Kelly and from the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24; 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25; and 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in the high school auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for both senior citizens and students. The play is a Tom Walling production.

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Small band with a big sound

“How’d that feel?” asked Payson High School (PHS) Marching Band Director Sergio Beraun to the purple and black uniformed band members surrounding him. “Awesome!” they all yelled in unison huge smiles on their faces.

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ARToberFEST showcases local talent

It might be the jewelry or perhaps the bronzes and other sculpture pieces or the glass works. Certainly the lighting lends a nice effect.

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