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.
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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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.
“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.
It might be the jewelry or perhaps the bronzes and other sculpture pieces or the glass works. Certainly the lighting lends a nice effect.
The Payson Friends of Jazz and the Community Presbyterian Church treated jazz fans to a concert with Half Note recording artist Tony Vaca on flute and sax. The second guest musician was Steve Douglas on standup string acoustic bass.
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I have a feeling that there will be a whole lot of “roaring” going on this weekend as hundreds of women (and a few good men) convene in the banquet hall of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino for the annual Rim Country Quilt Roundup, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Jack Gauman is the latest artist to display his custom creations at Crafters Cubbies in the Swiss Village Shops, 626 N. Beeline Highway.
Organizers discuss past and future of jazz series
Funny thing. Memories get cloudy. It happened last week when I sat down with Gerry Reynolds and John Shevlin to do a story about the 10th anniversary — or maybe it’s the 11th — of the Payson Jazz Concert Series. Neither was certain which anniversary the series is celebrating this year — but they agreed it was a significant one.
A passionate troupe of local dancers and choreographers will stage a two-hour extravaganza of belly dancing, the waltz, hip-hop, the tango and theatrical interpretive dance Saturday Oct. 5 at Dimi Espresso Coffee Shop starting at 6 p.m.
She didn’t fall: Nope, she climbed off the fame’s rocket, to raise a family.
People often tell me that they believe the best rock and roll music ever recorded was produced in the late 1950s, the very beginning of the rock and roll era. I tend to agree.
Concert fans, especially those who enjoy their music a little on the country side, are in for a real treat a week from this Friday night.
An appreciative crowd enjoyed a jazz performance Sunday at the Community Presbyterian Church.
Jazz has a solid corps of fans in the Rim Country, with about 125 gathering every month since June 2000 to hear artists share their talents.