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Tlaquepaque’s 45th Festival of Lights: 6,000 Luminarias

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona AZBig Entertainment, Santa, Holiday Cheer and More!

Sedona AZ (December 4, 2017) – Few events in Sedona can boast 45 consecutive years of overwhelming success and holiday magic. Get ready for Tlaquepaque’s Festival of Lights, the beloved signature Sedona event—perfect for the whole family, happening this year on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Come marvel at the arts village, beautifully lit with 6000 luminarias, creating a warm, golden glow flowing over every courtyard, balcony and walkway. ‘Tis the season and the Festival of Lights will warm hearts and ignite the holiday spirit in everyone who participates. For your holiday shopping pleasure, the shops and galleries will stay open until 8:00 pm. Admission is free—so is the hot cider, and, for your convenience, take the free trolley from the Uptown municipal parking lot to and from Tlaquepaque from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy for kids who could really use some holiday cheer. Drop them off at the Toys for Tots station located in Patio del Norte. Everyone is warmly invited to play their part in the lighting of 6,000 luminarias (at the stroke of 5:00 pm.) Read More→

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Caravan Dreams Holiday Extravaganza
Belly Dance Concert

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Old Town Center for the ArtsCottonwood AZ (December 4, 2017) – Caravan Dreams, the annual theatrical bellydance showcase, returns to Old Town Center for the Arts for one night only on Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. This year is the 7th annual presentation of this truly special theatrical Arabian dance show in celebration of the Holiday season. Produced by Sedona resident Carrie Konyha –owner and artistic director of Lotus Studio, home of the Lotus School of Arabian Dance.

Caravan Dreams features esteemed dancers hailing from throughout the state of Arizona to present a medley of authentic & contemporary dances of the Middle East. This years show features members of several regional dance companies including: Anaya Tribal of Phoenix, Divine Chaos of Phoenix, New Moon Tribal of Prescott, Vajra Dhara of Sedona, White Lotus Bellydance of Sedona in addition to award winning soloists from Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and national artists from other states. Read More→

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
This and that

Monday, December 4th, 2017

By Ted Grussing

… there were some causes I wanted to go into tonight, but it is already 1AM and I just started selecting the photo fortonight, so I’ll just touch lightly on them.

First there is the ever present smoke in the air, much of which has been put into the air by the USFS, but not so much lately … instead we are seeing thousands of slash pile fires all over the valley and plateau, but they are the little ones that add up to a lot; they are the wood fires we have in our fireplaces and in the wood burning stoves that many use to heat their homes and it really yucks the place up as the cool evenings cause the smoke to precipitate out on us and our neighbors. I have also been photographing some field fires in the Camp Verde area which envelope entire neighborhoods in smoke; perhaps this was okay decades ago, but it would be nice if this rancher and others like him would have used his big John Deere tractor to disk the field instead … he used it to clear a fire break around the field … a crappy neighbor to be sure! If you would like to see for yourself, just take a look at what your chimney or your neighbors chimney is putting into the air some evening … then multiply that by thousands throughout the Sedona and Verde Valley area … the stuff likes to sink at night.

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logo_SIFFSedona Film Festival hosts big-screen debut of new production at Fisher Theatre

Sedona AZ (December 4, 2017) – The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed production of “Follies” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical “Follies” is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Read More→

Contra Dance in Clarkdale

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Clarkdale AZ (December 4, 2017) – December’s contra dance will take place at the Clarkdale Memorial Clubhouse (auditorium,) 19 N. 9th St. (9th and Main) on Saturday, December 16th at 6:30pm. Dance to the live music of Under the Bridge, featuring Sonja Whisman and Emily Millhouse on fiddles and Ron Barton on guitar. Michael Barraclough will teach and call every dance.  Read More→

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