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.
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.
We inadvertently printed that “the famous” Yanni would be taking part in the next Jazz All Stars Concert at the Community Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.
The new Arizona State Champion Fiddler is Ben Shu of Tempe, Ariz. The young man competed in the 2016 Young Adult Division of the 46th Anniversary Vertielee Floyd Memorial Payson Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 at the Payson Event Center.
The shops at Swiss Village will host a Social with live music, activities and a raffle to benefit New Beginnings Pregnancy and Education Center.
This year, the Missoula Children’s Theatre brought “Alice in Wonderland” to Payson.
Fall has arrived in the Rim Country and so has a new lineup of diverse entertainment. Opening the fall music season is the Payson Old Time Opry and you can also get entertained at the 46th Anniversary Vertielee Floyd Memorial Payson Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration.
It’s time to get out and get entertained and that’s what the 46th Anniversary Vertielee Floyd Old Time Fiddlin’ Arizona State Championships, Country Acoustic Celebration and the Old Time Opry promise.
Jim Hagen fought fires, flew planes
Jim Hagen fell in love with Rim Country at age 11. Pushing 90 this year, his heart is happy to call this place home, many moves and adventures later.
Dean of the Gila Community College Payson campus, Pam Butterfield, has her art on display at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix through Oct. 2.
Do not follow the White Rabbit’s mistake that made him mutter, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”
On Tuesday, friends of Thomas Walling, the Payson Unified School District Auditorium Director, found him in his apartment. He had passed away.
Officer injured after taser has no effect on deranged man
On Monday afternoon, the Flagstaff Police Department issued the following release on an assault on an officer by a nude, drugged, deranged suspect encountered in the forest.
Humor Me Theater Troupe has finally found a home for its down home show full of homegrown talent.
Whether it’s a camera lens, the tip of a brush loaded with cerulean blue paint, or a No. 2 pencil pressed against writing paper, someone in Rim Country is trying to capture the special essence of our mountain area.