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Upcoming Museum Encounters - Included with paid museum admission

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    Dec. 19
    Friday 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    Museum Encounter: Marty Ashby

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends donors

    Marty Ashby, executive producer of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) Jazz, will give an intimate guitar performance at the United States/Canada Gallery ahead of his 5th Annual Holiday Jazz Celebration concert at the MIM Music Theater. For more information on the December 20 concert, please click here.

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    Jan. 03 – Jan. 04
    Saturday – Sunday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Museum Encounter: Join in the Parade with the ASU Dixie Devils!

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends donors

    Don’t miss out on the fun as the ASU Dixie Devils get down with some early jazz and Dixieland music. This all-star ensemble is composed of ASU undergraduate, graduate, and alumni musicians from the School of Music at the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Be sure to join them in a short […]

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    Jan. 03
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Museum Encounter: Kids Rock with Sammie Ran Away

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends donors

    The talented band members of Sammie Ran Away play classic rock music dating from the 1970s to today, putting their own spin on many popular hits. Join this youth group from Desert Ridge Music Academy for an energetic performance by local teens. For more information on Desert Ridge Music Academy, please visit http://desertridgemusicacademy.com.

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    Jan. 04
    Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Museum Encounter: Jazz Ensemble from the Arizona School for the Arts

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends donors

    Join the Jazz Ensemble from the Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) for some cool vibes from a group of talented young musicians. ASA is a nonprofit college preparatory/performing arts school in downtown Phoenix. For more information about ASA, please visit www.goasa.org.

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    Jan. 17
    Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Museum Encounter: Kawambe-Omowale African Drum and Dance Theater

    Included with paid museum admission; free for Circle of Friends donors

    Using African drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling, Kawambe-Omowale takes audiences on a short trip through the cultures and music of West Africa. The Phoenix-based group fosters cultural awareness and diversity by showcasing traditional instruments, ethnic regalia, and indigenous dances of West Africa. Kawambe-Omowale has performed for audiences and instructed students throughout the American Southwest for […]