Arizona Arts & Culture News: New Ballet Arizona Director; Duane Eddy; ‘Breakaway’ public art; Southern Arizona Museum of Science and Technology

May 10, 2024

By Jessica Vaile

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Ballet Arizona names first female artistic director / Phoenix Business Journal

Ballet Arizona has selected its new artistic director, naming internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director, and arts leader Daniela Cardim to the position—the first woman and fourth artistic director for the organization.

Rock ‘n’ roll star Duane Eddy, who grew up in Arizona, dies at 86 / 12 News

Duane Eddy grew up in Phoenix, where he began playing guitar at age 5 and went on to sell more than 100 million records worldwide. He died at age 86 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Giant flying boat headed to Pima Air and Space Museum / KGUN

Pima Air and Space Museum will be home to one of the biggest flying boats ever built, a Martin Mars boat named Philippine Mars that once flew for the U.S. Navy.

‘Breakaway’ public art now adorns Scottsdale’s Drinkwater Boulevard underpass / Scottsdale Independent

A new public artwork, “Breakaway,” a cast aluminum sculpture depicting a rope with knots, has joined the Scottsdale Public Art Permanent Collection under the Scottsdale Civic Center in the Drinkwater Boulevard underpass.

Tolleson music teacher honored as 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year / 12 News

A music teacher in the Tolleson Elementary School District was named the 2024 Arizona Teacher of the Year and will be honored at the White House.

Southern Arizona Museum of Science and Technology opens its doors to community / KGUN

The Southern Arizona Museum of Science and Technology opens its doors in Sierra Vista in hopes of bringing more tourism to the area and highlighting the natural history of Cochise County.

Cultivating Culture: How business savvy supports the arts / Inside Tucson Business

Tucson leaders in the arts share their stories about the need to master business and fundraising skills to support the arts. Improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

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