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Around the Town: NAU launching Black History Month with special guest

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Michel Martin

Kicking off Northern Arizona University's Black History Month will be a special appearance by veteran journalist Michel Martin.

Martin is the weekend host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and former host of “Tell Me More.”

Her previous credits include ABC News, Nightline, covering politics for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, serving as a regular panelist on Washington Week and This Week with George Stephanopoulos and a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers.

Martin has received numerous honors, including the Joan Barone Award for Excellence in Washington-based National Affairs/Public Policy Broadcasting from the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association.

Listen to Martin beginning at 6 p.m. at Prochnow Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

A delicious day: Flagstaff Chocolate Walk returns for sixth year

Flagstaff's Chocolate Walk will enter its sixth year this Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in historic downtown Flagstaff.

The Flagstaff Chocolate Walk is a one-day chocolate tasting adventure where you can enjoy all different varieties of chocolates; exploring downtown businesses in a unique and flavorful way.

Upon registration you will receive your chocolate passport, which includes a map of participating locations. Passport in hand, participants then set out to explore downtown, sampling chocolates and chocolate-based treats. At each tasting location you can receive a stamp and collect points toward the grand prize drawing. You must visit at least five businesses and return your passport between 2-4 p.m. to enter for the grand prize drawing.

Plus, each passport doubles as a free movie pass to "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" at the Orpheum Theater from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the same day. 

The top photo on social media that uses the hashtag #FLGchocolatewalk will also receive a prize. Cast your vote for best chocolate with the passport as well. The business with the most votes will be awarded a prize.

For more information or questions contact the Flagstaff Visitor Center at 928-213-2951.

Pianist George Winston coming to Flagstaff 

George Winston is a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums.

A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world–his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston’s classic albums, "Autumn" and "December," are perennial favorites, along with "Winter into Spring," "Summer," 2017’s "Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit" as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters and six other solo piano albums. He released his 15th solo piano album, "Restless Wind", via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records in 2019.

The show will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2019, doors are at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are tiered $45, $55, or $65 depending on the section. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts.


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