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What Gov. Ducey’s latest order means for Arizona arts, culture centers

Gov. Doug Ducey lifted COVID-19 restrictions on Arizona businesses and events on Thursday, but that doesn’t seem to change much for some local theaters, arts and culture centers.

Phoenix Art Museum will continue to require masks, social distancing and limit groups of guests visiting the museum to 10 people or fewer.

“We are still holding true to our current guidelines, our senior staff is monitoring every day,” said Samantha Andreacchi, assistant director of communications at the Phoenix Art Museum.

“If we do end up making changes in the next couple weeks we will announce everything on our website and

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ART BEAT: Hudgens Center’s new director Laura Ballance aspires to ‘connect and excite’ audiences | Entertainment

“My job is getting others to be as excited and engaged with the arts as I am,” said Laura Ballance, the Hudgens Center’s new executive director.

With the Hudgens’ 40th Anniversary coming up this year, Ballance has plans that guarantee wonderful arts encounters for all.

“I was the black sheep of the family,” Ballance said. “I was expected to go into the aviation industry like most of my family. But I was the ‘quieter’ middle child.”

A native Atlantan, the arts quickly became her passion after an uncle introduced her to photography. As a student at the Galloway School, she

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Track Town Swing’s ‘Online Jazz Dance Party’; Emerald Art Center’s ‘Women of Uganda’

Floating into February on a misty cloud, Eugene-Springfield’s arts and culture scene brings a number of streaming and live exhibitions and performances to soak up that creative urge.

For a full listing of goings-ons, visit registerguard.com/events.

‘Online Jazz Dance Party,’ Track Town Swing

Track Town Swing brings the grooves back to Eugene this Thursday with a virtual dance party. With six hours of DJ’d boogie tunes, folks can Lindy Hop, Jitterbug and do the Charleston on a flexible schedule.

Instructors will step in to show jazz fiends some moves for a portion of the show. Otherwise, participants can watch and

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