NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Desert Youth Ballet Foundation announces its annual “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King” production

nutcrackerPHOENIX – Desert Youth Ballet Foundation has announced its annual “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King” production, to be performed at 1 and 6 p.m. Dec.17 and 18, 2011 at the Center for the Performing Arts, Paradise Valley Community College, 18401 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032.

The four shows, created by artistic director Nadya Zubkov of Phoenix, will be performed by more than 100 students of local dance schools, including the Arizona School of Classical Ballet in Phoenix.  Pre-show activities include holiday shopping opportunities, raffle contests and visits from cast members.  A few lucky children will win an invitation to go on stage and participate in the performance.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for children, and can be purchased online at or by phone at 888-718-4253.

Desert Youth Ballet Foundation is a Phoenix-based non-profit organization created to establish and maintain a network of supporters and volunteers dedicated to the study and appreciation of ballet and music.  Its efforts serve to benefit, enhance and enrich the learning experience of students as well as promote the art of ballet in the community.

NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival Nov. 25-27 in conjunction with Thunderbird Artists

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Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival, with Thunderbird Artists!  Presenting nationally acclaimed, world-renowned and emerging independent artists who will personally showcase new original artwork.

Another community event within the Talking Stick Entertainment District of world-class golf, professional athletic facilities & fields, prime shopping, and resort hotel & casino

Award winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
Friday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 27 at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Showcasing 100 artists … Plus special guest artist, Hal Stewart, presently re-creating his bronze piece “Pima Indian Basket Lady” and taking her to a new 9-foot tall scale — larger than life!  His goal is to have this piece completed to unveil at Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival, in homage to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa tribe.

Admission only $5.  Purchase at gate, by phone at 480.270.5000, or at Parking is FREE. 

Cooking Demonstrations.  SubZero/Wolf Chefs Demonstration Stage
• Visuals. Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival is uniquely positioned on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, featuring panoramic views of central Arizona’s most iconic mountain ranges including: Camelback Mountain, the McDowell Mountains the majestic Red Mountain.
• Part of the Talking Stick Fine Art & Wine Festival SeriesWatch for the Talking Stick Fine Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival, Feb. 10-12, 2012
• Originals & Also... Prints, drawings, scratch-board, photography, jewelry, ceramics and sculptures set in glass, clay, stone, copper, metal and bronze.
• Charity Drawing.  In conjunction with Forever Resorts, a drawing ($1 to enter) will occur at this event, to win a 5-day, 4-night stay in a houseboat on Lake Mead & Lake Powell.  100 percent of proceeds go to Thunderbird Artists to support art classes for injured war veterans.
• Thunderbird Artists. Thunderbird Artists was founded in 1981 by Judi Combs, CEO, and is still owned and operated by Judi. She began with small, local shows in Arizona until March of 1992, when she produced her first juried fine art festival in Scottsdale. The overwhelming success of Thunderbird Artists’ first festival led to additional festivals in Carefree, Sedona, Denver, Lake Tahoe, Tucson, Colorado and Scottsdale.
• More Information.  Visit or call 480.837.5637