Arts & Entertainment


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Smooth jazz

An appreciative crowd enjoyed a jazz performance Sunday at the Community Presbyterian Church.

Sunday concert launches 2013-2014 jazz series

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.

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Donations enable instrument repairs

This past weekend, parents and students joined forces to run a band bake sale outside of Safeway that netted $2,300.

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Celebrating the end of summer

In 1894 (nine years after Payson’s inaugural rodeo), President Grover Cleveland signed into law the bill that made Labor Day, the first Monday in September, an official national holiday.

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A swashbuckling good time

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’ with Rim Country cast

Matthew, 6, and his sister Sierra, 8, came to see “Blackbeard the Pirate” on Friday and Saturday to watch their big brother, Steven Martinez, play Bluebeard, a crew-member on Blackbeard’s ship.

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Pirates, beware!

Rim Country students spent the last week auditioning, rehearsing, and preparing to present the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “Blackbeard the Pirate” to the community on Friday and Saturday evenings.

At The Movies-2 Guns

Movie lives up to its billing

2 Guns is billed as an action/comedy and it delivers on both counts.

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Rodeo in Rim Country means ...

In country music artist Garth Brooks’ “Rodeo” world — it was cowboy hats, spurs and latigo.

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Saying goodbye to a great guy

After 35 years, one of Payson’s “really good guys” is taking down his business shingle.

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At The Movies-The Wolverine

Cool, exciting, complicated

When the cynical old movie reviewer says “Oh, boy!” at the end of a film, perhaps we have something extraordinary.

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Twin concerts will set feet tapping

Looking for a special way to celebrate the waning days of summer? Take some time on Sunday, Aug. 11 and attend a concert. The First Southern Baptist Church of Payson will present a gospel concert at its morning service.

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Weather a popular topic all around

After a good 10 straight days of a much-needed soaking, the Rim Country is now in the middle of what we hope will be just a temporary period of low humidity and blue sky days.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre returns

Get ready Rim Country children (and parents) — the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is coming to town.

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At The Movies-Red 2

Retired spy reunion is a fun fantasy with plenty of action

“RED 2,” the aptly named sequel to “RED,” is about retired spies from the CIA and Britain’s MI-6.

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Getaway around Rim Country

Dr Jass & the Heartbeats will bring heart and soul original American music and New Orleans-style traditional jazz at its best to fans at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St., Payson.