40th Annual Fountain Hills Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts

2014-11-14 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Purchase art and enjoy good food and music at this annual festival featuring nearly 500 artisans. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Downtown Fountain Hills, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., 480-837-1654, More

Musical Instrument Museum Concert: Keiko Matsui

2014-11-13 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

See why Keiko Matsui’s elegant piano melodies and gentle jazz grooves make her an icon of contemporary jazz. 7:30 p.m. $42.50-$47.50. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480-478-6000, More

Desert Foothills Theater Presents Anything Goes

2014-11-10 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

A series of mistaken identities ensues as passengers and crew aboard the S.S. American sing and dance their way across the Atlantic in this comical farce about a stowaway in love with an heiress. Check website for show times. $15-32. Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center, 33606 N. 60th St., 480-488-1981, More

Living Music Performance Series: Sabar: Drums of Senegal

2014-11-08 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Learn rhythm from the drumming cultures of Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana and Nigeria. 3 p.m. Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 9205 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-2081, More

Mind, Body, Bliss Retreat Day at Rancho Mañana Resort

2014-11-08 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Join a number of health and wellness experts for a daylong learning and experiential healing retreat that includes guided meditations, yoga and emotional and spiritual health. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $35 for full day; $20 for half day; $10 for yoga or one lecture. Rancho Mañana, 5720 E. Rancho Manaña Blvd. 480-419-1799.... More

Rhapsody School of Music

2014-10-14 | ImagesAZ | Lifestyle

Writer Jenny Brooks   The North Gateway has a music school of its very own. Rhapsody School of Music, opened on September 1, 2013 by Brian and Angie Benson, is the only school or store of its kind serving the area. It provides music education to persons of all ages in private and group music lessons and is an authorized dealer in name brand instruments. It also provides great rock band and Kindermusik programs and features a new on-site recording studio.   “We started with a great foundation and worked really hard building a brand families needed that was locally owned and operated,” says Brian. “We have unbelievably gifted musicians teaching wonderful students and are grateful for the families we see every week who choose to be involved with our business. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished in just one year.”   He adds, “To see a person walking out with an instrument they’ll treasure forever is something special to be part of. For us, it’s the relationships... More