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Latin band sparks excitement at Fort Braden

The acclaimed Latin band Orkesta Mendoza has performed in theaters and auditoriums all over the world but rarely in school cafeterias. More than 320 Fort Braden elementary and middle school students were treated to a live concert by the Tucson-based musicians as part of an educational...

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Pineview students learn violin basics and life lessons

“Keep your eye on your bow and trust your fingers.” Aubrey Iacobelli offers a reminder and encouragement to her new violin students. “One, two, three, here we go.” She counts them into their first attempt at performing a piece and can’t contain her pride...

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Lincoln Students Shine with Silver Jewelry Designs

What if you could manipulate metal as easily as modeling clay? That question occupied the mind of Dr. Masaki Morikawa in the early 1990s.

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Fairview students bond over ‘Shrek’ production

Despite his surly disposition, appalling manners and repellent personal hygiene, Shrek has become one of the world’s most beloved movie stars. The original “Shrek” film was released in 2001 and was an immediate success, winning an Academy Award for best animated feature.

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Quintet introduces Havana students to musical stories

Capturing the spirit and glamour of the French capital in 1928, George Gershwin’s musical composition “An American in Paris” describes a glittering city, filled with leisurely strolls and honking horns.

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Mustang Choir grows by leaps as group gains musical literacy

Jennifer Thrasher drew five evenly spaced horizontal lines on the board for her newly formed middle school choir. “I asked them, ‘what is this?’ On that first day, nobody could verbalize the name of it but you could tell there was some kind of recognition,”...