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James and Daphne Arbizu

Over $14,000 raised from Gala for the Arts

• Monies will go towards renovation projects at Ford Theatre Salt River Arts Society’s First Annual Gala for the Arts, held last Saturday, hosted over 150 guests who enjoyed dinner, dancing, non-stop entertainment, and a few moments dedicated to reflecting…

Andersen benefit concert brings support and joy  

• Thirty-six performers presented 23 numbers and each offered tribute to Andersen. Family and friends of Jane Andersen gathered Thursday, July 20 to honor her in a benefit concert, at the Ford Theatre in Afton, to aid her with medical…

Jenny Oaks Baker performing in Afton is a Really Big Deal

James and Daphne Arbizu have been busy. They’ve formed a nonprofit. They’re restoring the Ford Theater to its former glory, teaching music students, running a music store, applying for grants, and they’re booking a series of comedians, entertainers, aspiring talents,…