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Mary Farfisa Radio Theater episode 18: The Asterodeo

The Asterodeo – Mary Farfisa and Briscoe discover a rodeo in Outer Space – where students rope, ride and catch the musical instruments of their dreams! A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff….

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Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater – Episode 17 A Visit to Music Together – 

Mary Farfisa ‘s Outer Space Radio Theater — Episode 17 A visit to Music Together —  Mary Farfisa and Briscoe the Space-horse visit a Music Together class in Flagstaff, Arizona, on the planet Earth! A children’s radio…

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Mary Farfisa’s Outerspace Adventures episode 16 – The Dream Boat

THE DREAM BOAT – The flying ‘Dream Boat’ has hit a cloud-berg, and its cargo of musical dreams are escaping. Captain Slumber and his First Mate, Jollypop, ask Mary and Briscoe to help. A children’s radio…

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Drought

By John Whipple Every year, our family would take the day’s long drive to my grandparent’s farm in Western Missouri. It is from these experiences that drought draws its blood. The song speaks to what my…

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Unique ‘Mary Farfisa’ Episode, A River In Space, touches on old age, Alzheimer’s

  By Jim Cheff, The Meteor ‘Mary Farfisa’ is a series of radio plays for children, created by writer/artist Jim Cheff. It ran for two years on Radio Sunnyside in Flagstaff. It now can be found…

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Mary Farfisa – episode 14 Us, Or Ice Cream

Mary Farfisa – episode 14 US, OR ICE CREAM – When the Universe needs fixing, it needs a Handyman! THAT, of course, is Handyman How! But Handyman How always needs an assistant – and THAT, of…

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The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of Embrios

The Outer Space Adventures of Mary Farfisa: episode 11 – The Empty Eggs Of EMBRIOS – Mary’s “frenemy” Jayne Sarrah! steers the Toolbox beyond the Wall of Sleep, in search of her origins. But Handyman How is…

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Teaching history through art: “The Uninvited”

New Orleans       In a post-Christmas present, our crew was invited to an opening night play.  Top that, bam! The staging was at the Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses in the heart of the French Quarter…

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Mary Farfisa episode 9 – Sludge, Sparkle, Magic, Go!

Episode 9 – Sludge, Sparkle, Magic, Go! – On Murkel’s first day in Mrs. Menlo’s class, the other space-kids make fun of her. But Mary Farfisa wants to get to know the sludgy newcomer. When Murkel…

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Mary Farfisa: Episode 8 – Merry Thanksalosmas and Happy Giftsgiving

Merry Thanksalosmas and Happy Giftsgiving –  It’s the Holiday Season in Outer Space! Mary and her friends visit the Inflatable Forest, to await the arrival of the Giftsgiving Tree. A children’s radio series written and produced…

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Mary Farfisa episode 8 TRAILER: Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving

Merry Thanksalotsmas And Happy Giftsgiving – A children’s radio series written and produced by Jim Cheff. It’s the Holiday Season in Outer Space! Mary and her friends visit the Inflatable Forest, to await the arrival of…

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Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures: episode 7 – The Chocolate Covered Rocket

THE CHOCOLATE COVERED ROCKET – Mary meets a Chocolate Covered Rocket in Outer Space. As it hides from a gang of hungry star-piglets, the Rocket tells Mary the story of the Candy King. A children’s radio…

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Flagstaff 2030: Community vision meeting conducted by Flagstaff Arts Council

Flagstaff   Wednesday night the Flagstaff Arts Council invited the public to explore how to foster a stronger creative economy, what makes Flagstaff unique, and how to promote cultural equity. In January 2019, Jonathan Stone came…

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Come, My Fanatics: Kaufman at it for 25 years

Flagstaff    There’s a “Dirty” Steve Kaufman in every town.  The kind of true believer in underground music who has spent decades working tirelessly to bring obscure and not-so obscure bands from around the country into…

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Mary Farfisa is back!

Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Adventures is a series of radio plays written and produced in Flagstaff by Jim Cheff for children. With 40 complete half-hour episodes in the can the Meteor will be home to the…

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Adventures of Mary Farfisa, Space Girl: Episode 3, The Ballad of Mary Farfisa

Episode 3: THE BALLAD OF MARY FARFISA – A children’s radio series, episode 3, in which Briscoe tells the story of how Mary Farfisa became an audio wrangler, after her parents are accidentally lost somewhere amongst…

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She’s back! Mary Farfisa episode 4: Lullaby and Goodnight

Here it is! Mary Farfisa’s Space Adventures episode 4 Lullaby and Goodnight – Mary explores a fairy tale planet called Nevereverever, where a mysterious lullaby has put everyone to sleep. She also meets the mysterious Handyman…

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