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Jan
28
Thu
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 28 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Mesa Arts Center, Boeing to Host Race, Culture & Jazz Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash, Dr. Andrew Barnes Tickets
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mesa Arts Center, Boeing to Host Race, Culture & Jazz Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash, Dr. Andrew Barnes

Race, Culture & Jazz:
A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash and Dr. Andrew Barnes
Presented by The Boeing Company

Thu, Jan 28 | 4 – 5 PM (live simulcast)
Mon, Feb 1 – Sun, Feb 28 (recorded presentation)

(Mesa, AZ) – Mesa Arts Center is thrilled to announce Race, Culture & Jazz: A Conversation with Wynton Marsalis, Ted Nash and Dr. Andrew Barnes. The talk explores how race and culture have influenced the development of jazz throughout its history, the meaning that “jazz” has to American Culture and the impact this music has had on our society.

Dr. Andrew Barnes (Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies) leads Wynton Marsalis, the Managing and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and JLCO alto saxophonist Ted Nash in conversation as they explore these topics.

The live simulcast will be viewable at MesaArtsCenter.com/racecultureandjazz on Thursday, January 28 at 4 PM. The simulcast will be recorded and available for viewing on Mesa Arts Center’s website from Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 28. Admission to the virtual event is FREE.

Jan
29
Fri
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 29 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service Brighter Tomorrow Virtual Event Tickets
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

The Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Brighter Tomorrow Event is the nonprofit organization’s annual signature event showcasing JFCS’ impact on the wellbeing of more than 40,000 people in the Valley.

Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns and executive chairman of Western Alliance Bancorporation, will deliver the keynote address. Sarver is a dedicated philanthropist who is committed to supporting Arizona’s local community, both through Phoenix Suns Charities and his and his wife’s own personal contributions. Under Sarver’s leadership, Phoenix Suns Charities has granted more than $21 million to Arizona nonprofits in the areas of education, healthcare and sports.

In keeping with current social distancing guidelines, the Brighter Tomorrow Event will be held online.

Jan
30
Sat
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 30 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Sip, Shop and Brunch @ The Urban Corner Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sip, Shop and Brunch @ The Urban Corner | Goodyear | Arizona | United States

Come out and shop local vendors, enjoy great food and drinks and live band for entertainment.

Auto Trends with JeffCars.com Radio Show on 1280 AM KXEG Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm
Auto Trends with JeffCars.com Radio Show on 1280 AM KXEG

This is Phoenix’s only weekly Saturday automotive radio show, which includes one-on-one in depth conversations with some of today’s pioneers and influencers. The latest recalls and new car reviews are also shared in the show.

the show is on Phoenix’s 1280 AM KXEG The Trumpet.

The Best of Both Worlds – Hip-Hop, R&B, AfroBeat, Dancehall, Reggae @ Off The Hook Tickets
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 2:00 am
The Best of Both Worlds - Hip-Hop, R&B, AfroBeat, Dancehall, Reggae @ Off The Hook | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States

Eugene Thompson and For The Culture Presents

The Best of Both Worlds

Every Saturday

Hip-Hop, R&B, AfroBeat, Dancehall, Reggae

More info/Guest List:

https://www.facebook.com/ETPresents

Jan
31
Sun
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Jan 31 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.

Feb
2
Tue
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Feb 2 all-day
"Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title" Exhibition @ Chandler Museum

On March 22, 1967, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, two men faced off in the ring for boxing’s Heavyweight Championship of the World. In the blue corner was the champ, Muhammad Ali. In the red corner was the challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley. What followed was more than a prizefight; it was an event at the crossroads of race, religion, sports, and the politics of America in the 1960s.

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” opens its year-long run at the Chandler Museum on Aug. 25. This 3,000-square-foot exhibition features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavily on each man and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Despite being a top contender for more than 10 years, the 1967 fight was Folley’s first shot at the heavyweight title. Folley took the first few rounds by closing off the ring and patiently waiting for openings to throw his powerful punches. Ali bounced around the ring as he slowly wore down his opponent. As the boxers battled in the ring, residents of Chandler crowded around their radios to listen to the action.

Meanwhile, during one of the most transformative periods in American history, other fights – political and cultural – raged across the United States. Bigger Than Boxing explores the history of boxing and race; examines the life and career of both Zora Folley and Muhammad Ali; and places the fight within the context of its time with sections covering the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War and Chandler in the 1960s.

Museum visitors will be able to see how they measure up next to Folley’s and Ali’s wingspans, listen to highlights of the fight as read from the news service ticker tape, and test their knowledge of boxing idioms and trivia. The exhibit also features original artwork by Jerome Fleming.

“Chandler Museum has collected Folley-related photographs and memorabilia for years. We’ve spent a lot of time researching his life and career and are pleased to debut the exhibition which tells a more complete story,” says Museum Administrator Jody Crago. He added, “We are honored that the Folley family shared their stories and memories, as well as objects from their dad’s career, to bring the exhibition alive. We also appreciate the community members who have helped shape this exhibition to ensure that it gives an accurate and thought-provoking look at this time period and the community.”

Speaking on behalf of the Folley family, Zora Folley Jr. says, “We are really excited about this upcoming exhibit displaying our dad’s accomplishments and the recognition that is being bestowed on him by the Chandler Museum.”

“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” will be on display from Aug. 25, 2020, through Aug. 29, 2021. The Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive, southwest of Chandler Fashion Center. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m., and closed Monday. Admission is free.

The Museum has social distancing reminders throughout the building and limits the number of visitors in the exhibit spaces.