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Arizona Arts & Culture News: SCC film school; ASU Cuban Art Collection; Roosevelt Row evolution

June 09, 2023

Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall visits Arizona Science Center for documentary debut / Phoenix Magazine “Reasons for Hope,” a 45-minute IMAX film featuring the globetrotting Jane Goodall, recently opened at the Arizona Science Center. The film features Goodall presenting four different…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Stolen Arizona art; Hopi corn culture; Guinness World Record at Science Center

May 26, 2023

Miller named as first woman to be permanent director of UA Art Museum / Tucson Sentinel Olivia Miller, a University of Arizona Museum of Art staffer for more than a decade, was announced as the new permanent director of the…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Arizona’s creative economy; ASU exhibit at Arizona Science Center; Valley Metro spotlights artists

May 12, 2023

My View: To maximize economic growth, we must invest in Arizona’s creative economy / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed) In this guest column, Chris Camacho of Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Patrick McWhortor of Arizona Citizens for the Arts examine how…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Hall of Fame for Sen. Mark Kelly; A Scottsdale vision; Equine art for children

April 28, 2023

The creator of Ballet Arizona’s iconic ‘Nutcracker’ is leaving. Here’s what we know / Arizona Republic Ballet Arizona’s board of directors announced longtime artistic director Ib Andersen will depart the organization this June and be named artistic director emeritus. Sen.…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: A dementia love story; Heard partners with luxury hotel; Tucson Symphony’s principal percussionist

April 14, 2023

Flinn Scholar alum and percussionist Trevor Barroero lands dream job in Arizona / Flinn Foundation Class of 2012 Flinn Scholar Trevor Barroero participated in an audition to return to the city and state he loves with the position he has…


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Flinn Scholar alum and percussionist Trevor Barroero lands dream job in Arizona

April 04, 2023

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation  There was a lot riding on this one performance.  In October of last year, Class of 2012 Flinn Scholar Trevor Barroero participated in an audition for perhaps his only chance—at least for the foreseeable future—to return…


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Dr. David Gullen to hand over Flinn Foundation board chair after more than two decades of service

March 30, 2023

Dr. Eric Reiman, nationally recognized Alzheimer’s researcher, selected as new chair Dr. David Gullen, the longest-serving member of the Flinn Foundation board of directors, is stepping down as chair after 21 years of leading the philanthropic grantmaking organization. He will…


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