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Apr
17
Sat
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 17 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.

Charitable Charm Event for Janice’s Women’s Center @ Urban Tuk Kafe Tickets
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charitable Charm Event for Janice's Women's Center @ Urban Tuk Kafe | Phoenix | Arizona | United States

This Fundraiser/Birthday event is to introduce and support Janice’s Women’s Center. There will be speakers, comedy show, music, food etc.

Come out and celebrate Janice’s Women’s Center. A center for homeless women and women suffering from domestic violence.

Apr
18
Sun
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 18 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.

Apr
20
Tue
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 20 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.

Apr
21
Wed
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 21 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.

Apr
22
Thu
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 22 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.

Jack and Jill Phoenix Chapter to Host Know Your Genetic Health History Virtual Presentation Tickets
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jack and Jill Phoenix Chapter to Host Know Your Genetic Health History Virtual Presentation

You are invited to join Jack and Jill of America, Inc. – the Phoenix Chapter, Black Health Matters, and Alnylam for an informative virtual presentation on a rare disease called hATTR amyloidosis. This is a FREE Virtual Presentation.

Apr
23
Fri
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 23 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.

Imprint: The Cultural Sounds of America Live-Streaming Concert Series @ Westside Blues & Jazz Club Tickets
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Imprint: The Cultural Sounds of America Live-Streaming Concert Series @ Westside Blues & Jazz Club | Glendale | Arizona | United States

West Valley Arts, in collaboration with the Phoenix Chapter of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the Musicians Relief Fund, is bringing together six bands representing a diverse range of musical styles for a six-week live-streaming concert series on Friday nights at Westside Blues & Jazz Club, 17045 N. 59th Ave. in Glendale.

Beginning Friday, March 19 and continuing each Friday through April 23, one of the six bands in Imprint: The Cultural Sounds of America will perform from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Performances, which will be live-streamed on Vimeo, also are open to the public. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be in force. The performances are free, but donations will be accepted and information about AFM will be available at the venue.

The event is made possible by a grant from the American Federation of Music Performance Trust Fund. The project was created by AFM Outreach Committee Chair Gabriel Bey of Moorish Manor Publishing “based on his vision of bringing different genres of music to the community and to give musicians a safe place to play during these difficult times,” said West Valley Arts President and CEO Sandra Bassett.

“As we move slowly toward some semblance of normalcy, but keeping in mind the challenges still posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we want to be able to provide live performance opportunities that also serve as a fund-raiser for the Westside Blues & Jazz Club and musicians who have been significantly affected by the pandemic,” said Bassett, who will be among the performers. “And what better to lift our spirits than music?”

Bands scheduled to perform are:

• Pangea, with Ruben Martinez, on March 19

• The Tom Grills Band on March 26

• Geibral Elisha Movement on April 2

• The Sound Bombers on April 9

• Bluesman Mike on April 16

• Sandra Bassett on April 23

Apr
24
Sat
“Bigger Than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title” Exhibition @ Chandler Museum Tickets
Apr 24 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.