YC Performing Arts Center Delivers Streaming Plays to Schools

by Blake Herzog More than 8,000 students in Yavapai County have been watching exclusive streamed theatrical performances of plays filmed around the world, courtesy of the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center (YCPAC).  In February, the college’s CUES (Curtain Up! Entertainment Series) program released the first in a series of six one-hour plays written for young … Read More…

Film Spotlights Prescott’s Western Artists

by Blake Herzog A documentary film paying tribute to George Phippen and the Western art scene he sparked in Prescott has been released and is airing on the City of Prescott’s Channel 64.  Prescott, AZ: Mecca of Western Art was directed by Prescott resident John Krizek and is the last of a series of short … Read More…

Bestselling Authors Book it to Prescott

by Blake Herzog Authors L.J. and Kat Martin share a life and a profession, and now they share a home in Prescott.  Between them they’ve churned out about 150 titles (estimates vary) in their respective genres, which for Kat is primarily romantic thrillers and for L.J. is western fiction and nonfiction and thrillers.  Kat is … Read More…

Phippen Art Show & Sale Returns to Downtown Prescott

by Edd Kellerman, Executive Director, Phippen Museum For nearly 50 years, the Phippen Museum’s annual Western Art Show & Sale in historic downtown Prescott has had a stellar reputation of presenting some of the nation’s most outstanding western fine art. That’s what made the 2020 Show’s cancellation and conversion to an online presence such a … Read More…

Foster the Creativity Within You

by Blake Herzog When you’re a writer having trouble writing about creativity, you can turn to a dictionary definition in hopes of sparking something creative to share about it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. When it doesn’t, you start looking elsewhere for those original or unusual thoughts that can lead to the creation of … Read More…

7 Reasons to Support Arts, Culture in Greater Prescott

1. The arts in all of its forms fosters true prosperity throughout a community, especially for its people. Theater, music, dance, visual arts, crafts and literature inspire us by fostering creativity, goodness and beauty.  Prescott’s art galleries and theaters, performance and practice spaces, private and public art studios, bookstores and cafes encourage us to look into … Read More…

Prescottonian’s Short Ballet Film Wins at Festivals

by Blake Herzog Nicole Romine of Prescott has had an illustrious career as a dancer and choreographer, spanning genres from classical ballet pieces such as Giselle, TV shows including Fame and Solid Gold, even choreographing and directing singer Andy Williams’ production shows for many years.  Her career continues to evolve as she moves into theater … Read More…

Prescott POPs Goes Big for 2021

by Blake Herzog Just about all nonprofit arts organizations faced a difficult year in 2020 due the pandemic’s effect on the economy and the ability of supporters to continue making donations. Those groups formed to produce live performances have been especially damaged by restrictions placed on public events.  Yet the Prescott POPs, which has been … Read More…

Overture, Curtain, Lights! — Prescott Stages Excitement

by Staff Reports Greater Prescott is a wonderland of outdoor delights, but also has a wide selection of indoor entertainment venues. From intimate “black box” shows to big-budget spectacles, there’s a stage here for every scene or song. Local performers and touring stars, movies, tribute bands and hometown traditions all find their footing at these … Read More…

New Museum Director Focuses on Engagement

by Ken Leja, Media & Marketing Manager, Sharlot Hall Museum Lisa Hayes grew up in Montana and Wyoming; big sky and cowboy country. Relocating to Prescott, Arizona, for her was a no-brainer. “The area reminds me so much of my youth — the outdoors, nature and historical heritage of the area. It’s why I’m thrilled … Read More…