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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.

DANCE IT OFF! A Dance Competition.
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.

To see rules and regulations, click here.

To register, click here.


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.

Taste of Home Cooking School
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

General Pricing: $10

Meet Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Jamie Dunn!
Jamie’s love of cooking was sparked while taking 8th grade Home Economics, and her parents also encouraged her interest along the way. Jamie’s dad was an occasional cook but always eager to try new recipes, and his enthusiasm rubbed off.
Jamie went on to attend Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Home Economics Education and Community Service. From there she has worked as a culinary instructor for Tulsa Technology and Bama Cooking School, as well as a high school Home Economics teacher.
As a seasoned Taste of Home Cooking School instructor, Jamie looks forward to sharing time-saving cooking tips and the latest kitchen gadgets with cooking school audiences. One of her favorite gadgets is a pair of battery operated salt and pepper grinders.
Each Cooking School show is live, so Jamie says you never know what to expect. “Years ago at one of my first shows, one of my onstage assistants accidentally set something on fire and was running around the stage with it,” Jamie shares. “It was definitely an unexpected, memorable moment!” 

When she’s not on the road with the Taste of Home Cooking School, Jamie enjoys baking – especially desserts. She makes pies and candies for the holidays.  And, one of her favorite dessert recipes is Layered Turtle Cheesecake.  
A native of Oklahoma, Jamie lives with her husband and three sons in the town of Owasso. She explains, “It’s a great place to live because it’s very family oriented and it’s a great community for kids.”

JOHN O'CONOR, Concert Pianist
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM

General Pricing: $10, $15, $20

"A pianist of unbounding sensitivity" (Gramophone) ; "He represents a vanishing tradition that favors inner expression and atmosphere over showmanship and bravura" (Chicago Tribune) ; "Impeccable technique and musicality … it would be hard to imagine better performances" (Sunday Times – London) ; "This artist has the kind of flawless touch that makes an audience gasp" (Washington Post); "Exquisite playing" (New York Times). The Irish pianist John O’Conor has been gathering wonderful reviews for his masterly playing for over forty years. He is your Artistic Director’s favorite pianists.

O'Conor is regarded as one of the most important piano teachers in the world today. He is Distinguished Artist in Residence, Professor of Music and Chair of the Piano Division at Shenandoah Conservatory in Virginia, will also be joining the faculty of the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in September 2014, is Visiting Professor at Showa University in Japan and continues to teach at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. His students have won many international prizes and he is in great demand for master classes and as a juror at the most prestigious International Piano Competitions worldwide.

DUE WEST Christmas Show
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $17, $25

Purchase your Due West ticket from an SHS Scholarship Member and receive a $2 discount!

If the spirit of the Christmas season is one of giving, sharing, reminiscing and coming together in love, peace and harmony, then the Due West Christmas Show is a musical personification of this festive time of year. Back for a second season, Nashville hit producing trio Due West brings it’s intimate “acoustic plus” presentation filled, with stories in word and song back to the stage.

“There is something to this music that seems to take us back home in our minds, to the place where the magic and true spirit of Christmas still exists,” explains Tim Gates, lead singer of the group. This family friendly production is sure to stir up the feelings of Christmas in audiences everywhere.

Proceeds from this concert go to providing scholarships for SHS graduates.  The SHS Scholarship Foundation is an all volunteer non-profit corporation that has helped students since 1988. Your support of this concert is appreciated.

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