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  • Choraliers sing songs of season in 2 concerts

    The Choraliers, led by director Jane Brambilla, will perform two holiday concerts in Sun City that are free and open to the public.This mixed chorus of 30-plus men and women will sing traditional as well as swing, jazz and contemporary Christmas and Hanukkah music accompanied by piano, bass and percussion.They will perform at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at United Church of Sun City, 1250 N. 107th Ave.; and American Lutheran Church, 17200 N. Del Webb Blvd., at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. The choir will also perform at Olive Branch Dec. 1, Casa Del Rio Dec. 2, Palos Verdes Dec. 3, Glencroft Dec. 5, Freedom Plaza Dec. 7, Royal Oaks on Dec. 11 and for the Sportsmen’s Club Dec. 13 and Lakeview United Methodist Church on Dec. 18.The club welcomes new members. Call Carol at 623-933-7202 for information about auditions or concerts.

  • Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for week — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC. Perry, 30, has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her sophomore effort, 2010's multiplatinum "Teenage Dream," matched the record Michael Jackson set with "Bad" for most songs from a single album to hit No. 1 with five. Perry released "Prism," another platinum effort, last year. It includes the No. 1 smashes "Roar" and "Dark Horse." The Grammy-nominated star's upcoming performance is the fourth consecutive halftime show to display the NFL's push to include younger acts on its large stage: Bruno Mars had a show-stopping set at this year's Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Beyoncé electrified in 2013 in New Orleans; and there was Madonna, with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., and the Black Eyed Peas in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Other halftime performers in the last decade have included the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and the Who. Perry is currently on her Prismatic World Tour. Her other hits include "I Kissed a Girl," ''California Gurls," ''Firework" and "Wide Awake." Online:

  • Winter Wonderland opens Tuesday at Westgate

    Westgate Entertainment District transforms into a winter wonderland starting Tuesday with the opening of the holiday skating rink, the lighting of the 33-foot holiday tree with more than 3,180 sparkling lights, Santa’s official arrival, horse-drawn carriage rides and nightly snowfall.All season long, get into the holiday spirit with ongoing events taking place through the end of the year. And, take advantage of special holiday savings at select tenants with online coupons available by visiting• Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & First Snowfall6:30 p.m. at Fountain ParkPhotos with Santa from 7 to 9 p.m.  It’s the official kick-off to the holiday season. Start the evening with a holiday skating performance, followed by the lighting of Westgate’s 33-foot holiday tree and Santa’s official arrival. At 7 p.m., it will snow for the first time this holiday season.

Review: Revolution gathering in ‘Mockingjay’

LOS ANGELES — All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite.

  • icon Posted: November 21

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Complete holiday shopping, fill empty bowls at WHAM

The holidays are around the corner and local West Valley artists have been busy creating one-of-a-kind gifts in glass, clay, acrylics, oils, wood, beads and more. WHAM holiday artwalks will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 13. Admission is free to the public.

  • icon Posted: November 22

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McAlister’s Deli opens Peoria location Nov. 17

McAlister’s Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, will open its first Peoria location Nov. 17 at 8125 W. Bell Road, Suite 125.

  • icon Posted: November 14

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