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Pretty As A Picture

When a movie comes out most people can name a few of the actors, possibly the director and maybe a writer if it’s a household name. But one person who is crucial to the final film that plays on the big screen is often never mentioned: the Cinematographer. Nowadays this person is usually referred to as the Director of Photography (DP), but the job is the same has it has been since the early days of silent film.

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Dress up, Dress Down

When looking over the fashion selections for men this spring, the message is loud and clear – times have changed. Looks once reserved for women have found their way into the stylish men’s wardrobe. Color, bold patterns and floral prints are prominent. Accessories have taken on more importance, and footwear has expanded to rival that of any female fashionista’s shoe collection. From modern suiting that screams “in-charge” to activewear that is playful and sporty, every man can express himself.

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The Patient Experience

You have a choice. There are many things to consider when deciding where to go to have a mammogram, MRI or CT scan. It is important to take into account the obvious, state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained physicians. But, what truly sets an imaging center apart from the rest? For many, it is the patient experience.

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Heart Ball Kick-Off

The 2014 Heart Ball Kick-Off Breakfast and Fashion Show took place on February 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort. This event brought together a group of dedicated women ready to make a difference. With only 282 days to go until the November ball, the occasion marks the start of the planning stage for one of the Valley’s premier charity events.

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Dennis Roland – Musical Legend

Dennis Rowland doesn’t remember it happening. But he lives with it every day. He remembers going to the westside Phoenix church as he often did, to give free vocal coaching to the choir there. A giveaway gig – a part of every musician’s life. He wasn’t feeling well, and he told the choir director, “I can’t sing today.”

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Beauty Myths Debunked

No matter how many times people say that true beauty comes from within (and it does), women all over the world will still spend an average of one hour each day working on their outer beauty. Mothers, siblings, friends and thousands of Youtube channels offer tips on ways to have the healthiest hair or the most radiant skin with more ideas popping up every year. The question is: are these tips myth or fact?

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All-Night Vigil

Russia, watch out. The Phoenix Chorale has drawn a bead on one of your most precious musical commodities, and it means business. No, we are not entering a new, musical Cold War with our erstwhile World War II ally. To the contrary, Americans – or at least its choral singers and fans of choral music – have rediscovered the deep beauty of a Russian masterpiece,…

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Girl Meets World

How does the daughter of a British dentist wind up touring America playing a Czech immigrant in a play set in Ireland? It’s actually not nearly as complicated as it sounds. “I think I’ve performed all my life,” explains Dani de Waal, who will play Girl at the Gammage this month in the touring version of Once. “As a child, I would do classes like children do – ballet, singing and such.

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Beautiful Places

People travel for a variety of reasons. There is no better way to spend a vacation than on a quest for beauty. Whether you find it in the mountains or by the coast, there is no denying that we live in a wonderful world. From a tropical paradise to a seaside town or an ancient landmark to a mountain passage, these beautiful places are worth a visit.

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Fashion Insider – Gustavo Tabares

“Trust me.” Those words usually trigger the red flag of doubt, but in the case of style advice, there is someone in the Valley who has built his reputation on just that, trust. “He is very honest, credible and genuine,” says Amy Videan, marketing director of Saks Fifth Avenue, Biltmore Fashion Park. “His clients count on his knowledge of not only fashion, but fit and construction.”

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Reality Check

Reality has been defined as the state of things as they actually exist, distinctly different from how they might be imagined. In other words: reality is what it is. But as John Lennon once pointed out, reality leaves a lot to the imagination, and never is that more present than in Phoenix Art Museum’s new contemporary art exhibition, Lifelike.

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A World Of Difference – Two Women Discuss Their Experience With Breast Cancer

They are the three words that no one ever wants to say, let alone hear: You have cancer. They are the start of a conversation that unfortunately occurs at imaging centers far too often. What happens next can make all the difference in the world.

 

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What’s Shakin’ Bacon

Open your eyes — and your mouth — to the delicious delights of Valley breakfast eateries.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket — try each of these ten great
Valley breakfast joints for fresh ways to start your day.

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And The Oscar Goes To…

The time has come for the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to hand out awards to the best in movie-making across 24 categories. The so-called major awards of the night (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay) are mostly covered by the nine films nominated for Best Picture, with only three exceptions….

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D.C. Delivers

The city is instantly recognizable. You’ve seen it all of your life in history books, newspapers, TV, movies and every night on the national news. It is the back
drop for presidential speeches, political protests and congressional scandals. But as a travel destination, it is a star in its own right. Washington D.C. has it all: historical monuments, one-of-a-kind museums, luxury hotels, great shopping and fabulous restaurants….

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Tito Muñoz Takes The Baton

Dispel the rumors, clear the musical cobwebs, and get ready for The Phoenix Symphony, 2.0. The announcement that the state’s biggest-budgeted non-profit performing arts organization has a new music director caused a sigh of relief across the Valley’s cultural community last week. That the new boss is a young, affable Hispanic with an embracing love for all kinds of music, armed with ideas about how to present it, will doubtlessly prompt changes in way TPS does business….

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