The David M. Player Center for the Arts is proud to announce our inaugural DANCE COMPETITION. We invite all that are interested to participate to join us on January 31, 2015. For more information and to register for this event, use the links below.
We are committed to offering a talent competition that is both accommodating to dance teachers and directors, as well as fun and encouraging for our performers. Our experienced judges and staff ensure the outcome of an organized and professional event.
The Player Center is dedicated to building confidence and positive atmosphere for our contestants.
Welcome to David M. Player Center for the Arts On-line
Safford CFA is proud to present our newly remodeled website. Our goal with this website is to give you the latest information on upcoming events. You are able to purchase on-line tickets and pay for them from home. Gift Certificates are also available. Our site will include valuable information to help our friends, as well as potential events who are wanting to rent our facility.
Thank you to this years SPONSORS: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, E. A. Glass, Quality Inn & Suites, CKC Construction & Materials, McMurray Communications, Basha"s, McDonalds, Johnson Motors, CMI Quick Copy, Eastern Arizona Courier, Vining Funeral Home, Casa Manana, The Wear, CenturyLink, Country Financial, Bushman Dental, Eastern Arizona Ag Center, Trophies "N Tees, and Brand Source.
CARPE DIEM String Quartet
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM General Pricing: $10, $15, $20
One of the most unique and sought-after chamber ensembles on the concert stage today, the Carpe Diem String Quartet performed concerts across the USA. Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble that has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its innovative programming and electrifying performances. With programming that reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem has defied easy classification while quickly becoming one of America’s premier “indie” string quartets. For three consecutive years, Carpe Diem was the only quartet in America chosen to receive the prestigious PNC Foundation’s ArtsAlive Awards, and they have received rave reviews such as:
“Extraordinary…” “The Carpe Diem’s performance of Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 1 quartet (one of the hardest in the repertoire) had everything: care with dynamics and accents, timing of nuances, clarity of voice-leading and the widest ranges of character in each movement. This was one of the finest performances of a quartet standard I’ve heard in years.” “…Fun and sexy…” “Among these contemporary quartets who speak in different tongues, the Carpe Diem is the best one out there.”
-The Washington Post-
DIAMOND In The Rough
Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15, $20
"A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND"
The ultimate tribute show to Neil Diamond and his Music! Greg Diamond brings the look and sound, along with an amazing video and light show, to recreate the singer/songwriter's greatest hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin" Rosie, Solitary Man, Love On The Rocks and many more. So bring your clapping hands and singing voices cause you"re gonna need em!
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM General Pricing: $10, $15, $20
Virtuosic showpieces, romantic tenor arias, gypsy pyrotechniques and a World Accordion Champion - this is Quartetto Gelato. Where music meets theatre and audiences are taken on an unforgettable musical journey? Don't like accordions? Don't worry, this one will have you asking for more. For over a decade, this dazzling ensemble has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide with their exotic blend of musical virtuosity, artistic passion, and charismatic anecdotes. Classical in training - eclectic by design - Quartetto Gelato (QG) not only thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery, but also offers the bonus of a brilliant operatic tenor. With a performance repertoire that travels the globe including classical masterworks, operatic arias, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, the group's theatrical stage presence and relaxed humor establishes an intimate rapport with audiences worldwide.
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $20, $30
Have a chat with Mark Wills for a few minutes, and he's likely to discuss the passions of his life - his music, his family, the live concerts, his TV show "3 Gun Nation," and of course the social causes that he pours himself into.
Wills has numerous hits under his belt already - "Jacob's Ladder," "Don't Laugh At Me," "I Do (Cherish You)" and his seven-week number one smash, "19 Something," which was the 2nd most played song at country radio for the 2010 decade to name just a few. In addition, he has sold millions of albums. However, he's not even close to being finished.
Anyone who has ever seen him in concert, or spoken with him for more than a few minutes about music, knows that inside this wonderful, humble, delightful, good ol" boy, country singer dwells a soul that could rock the socks off Metallica if he had the urge to do so. Wills is successful in remaining true to his country heart. He delivers music with a refreshing and energetic edge that guarantees that music lovers of every genre will remain entertained from first cut to last.
It's really telling about the kind of soul Mark is by paying attention not only to his music, but to what he doesn't talk and sing about. He lights up when you ask about his trips overseas to entertain the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He's taken over 6 trips usually over the holiday season to perform for our fighting men and women of the Armed Forces. He feels it's his duty to our country to do what he can for those who sacrifice, even if it means taking time away from his own wife and two daughters, Mally and Macey. It would seem that Mark doesn't brag about his community service work because he thinks it's a responsibility we share as Americans. "First of all, it's a privilege to provide a little joy and entertainment for these people. The first time I went, it was a life-changing experience," says Wills. "The freedom that we have is not something that I take for granted and it's an honor to be able to go over and play for these people - they"re literally giving their lives for us. And maybe by playing a show for them, you can take their mind off all of the bad stuff and danger, even if it's just for a little while."
When you hear Mark beaming about his own daughters, it's pretty obvious that a guy this giving would be associated with the Children's Miracle Network. "It's such a great thing since all of the money you contribute goes to hospitals in your area - to help children close to you. I am very proud to be a friend to the Children's Miracle Network."