Arizona Arts & Culture News: Poozeum; Blue Dragon Map; History through lowriding; Flinn seeks artists

June 14, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

Owner of world’s biggest fossilized poop collection opens museum / CNN

George Frandsen, owner of the newly opened Poozeum in Williams, Arizona, offers visitors free access to approximately 8,000 pieces that make up his coprolite collection.

2 Arizona high schoolers head to NYC to compete for a Jimmy Award / Fox 10

Nora Palermo and Max Perez were awarded best Lead Female and Male at the 2024 ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards. They will be headed to Broadway to compete for a Jimmy Award in New York City.

The iconic Blue Dragon Map of the Grand Canyon is back at the Museum of Northern Arizona / KJZZ

An iconic map that has guided people through the Grand Canyon for half a century, showing the intricate geology of the Canyon that also reveals the sinuous body of a dragon inside, is on display at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Blood, sweat and stories: Preserving culture and history through lowriding / Cronkite News

On the second Saturday each month in the spring, the narrow two-lane road between First and Second streets in downtown Phoenix is filled with striking lowriders. Steven Alvarez, of the Pachuco Arizona Car Club, considers these lowriders breathing symbols of the rich cultural history of the Mexican and Mexican American communities.

Arizona sports musician connects with people living with dementia / City Sun Times

Bobby Freeman, organist for the Arizona Diamondbacks since the team’s first season in 1998, jumped at the chance to play an assortment of tunes at the Dementia Care and Education Campus at Hospice of the Valley.

Hospice patient reunites with music student in Mesa after 40 years / Mesa Independent

When Hospice of the Valley music therapist Tammy Reiver first met patient Nancy Scullion and her husband, Mike, she knew the visit was going to be special. It turns out Nancy was her junior high music teacher.

Arizona Theatre Matters unveils 5-year strategic plan for global leadership in inclusive theater / Broadway World

Arizona Theatre Matters plans to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion through innovative stage-to-film productions, accessible programming, and international collaborations.

Flinn Foundation seeks artists for new bioscience exhibition / Flinn Foundation

The Flinn Foundation and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are seeking a call for artist entries for an original bioscience gallery exhibition, “From Micro to Macro,” at the Flinn Foundation building. Submissions are due July 19, and the exhibition will run from August through January 2025.

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