Seinfeld star drops in to help emcee PVCC's 'Spirit of '76'
The Paradise Valley Community College Fine & Performing Arts Division’s latest installment of musical tributes concerts, The Spirit of ’76 featured a celebrity guest appearance: former “Seinfeld” actress Heidi Swedberg.
During the concert, the ensemble of musicians, including Paradise Valley Community College Fine Arts Faculty Dr. Chris Scinto, performed pop songs released or appearing on the charts during the year 1976. At interludes between the songs, a comedic emcee posing as the singer Cher would come on stage and joke with the audience and introduce songs.
PVCC tackles theatre production of ancient Greek comedy with modern flair
The Paradise Valley Community College theatre department’s production of “Lysistrata,” set to hit the stage this April, chronicles the story of a young Athenian woman who conspires to end the Peloponnesian War by convincing all the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands until a treaty is reached.
What ensues is a hilarious comedy of massive jocular proportions, complete with cross-dressing magistrates, epic cityscape skirmishes, and a battle-of-the-sexes showdown for the ages.
Desperado film festival
Content, support thriving at annual PVCC movie event
On the evening of Friday Jan. 24, filmmakers, students and local movie buffs filtered into the Center for the Performing Arts through a tunnel of multi-colored balloons. Outside, a theater spotlight projected “Desperado Gay & Lesbian Film Festival” in large letters across the CPA building. The moviegoers were assembling to enjoy the fifth year of the Desperado LGBT Film Festival, an event dedicated to showcasing gay, lesbian, and transgendered themes in film.
History of Asian Art class goes to Vietnam for the 2nd year
May 16, 2014 through June 4, 2014, students will be able to study abroad in Vietnam while earning college credit at Paradise Valley Community College.
David Bradley, the head of visual arts at PVCC, will be in charge of the trip. Participants will work one-on-one with students at the Quang Nam Vocational College, teaching them English in order to help them acquire jobs in the tourism industry. There will be many visits to different museums, archeological sites, historical areas, and beautiful beaches in Hanoi, Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam.
Musical Instrument Museum's Mini Music Makers
Tots explore singing, dancing in multi-cultured music program
Inside one of the many rooms of Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum, parents and their toddlers dance, sing, and play drums to music from around the world.
This is a safe and fun place for parents and children to strengthen their relationships through exposure to music and global diversity.
Rock, funk, pop and DISCO live from classic musical era
'70s come back to PVCC campus
Imagine for a minute that you are walking down the street on a busy city morning. You look around, but instead of seeing high heels and skinny jeans, you see high tops and bell bottoms. Cars driving by are playing songs from the Bee Gees and Queen. The hair is bigger and bolder and people walk with a little more attitude. Not only this, but you suddenly have the urge to start disco dancing. You are back in the 1970s.
Paradise Valley Community College hopes to pay tribute to some of the biggest and most memorable musical hits of the '70s by hosting the Spirit of ’76 concert and fundraiser. The event will take place on the weekend of Saturday March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 2 at 2 p.m. in the PVCC Center for the Performing Arts main theater.
PVCC Spring 2014 Fine Arts events
Tempe class helps 'newbies' hone stand up comedy acts
Knock, knock...who's there? Comedy has come a long way since knock- knock jokes, and the Tempe Improv comedy theatre at 930 E. University Dr. in Tempe, Ariz. is proof. Since opening it's doors in 1988, the "Improv," for short, has been welcoming many comics and launching the careers of others. Big names such as David Spade, Adam Sandler and even Jerry Seinfeld have looked out from the Improv stage.
More and more newcomers are being discovered every day, and that's why the Improv offers a stand-up comedy class where you can learn what the pros do.