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International UFO Congress
The Southwest has a reputation its hot weather, expansive deserts — and supernatural phenomena. This abundance of supernatural discourse prompted one KJZZ listener to ask our Q&AZ project, "Why is the international UFO convention always in Arizona?"
Sep. 9, 2021
seeking wiley wallace
Wiley Wallace paints worlds that are part reality — and part radioactive myth. The Phoenix artist's dualistic works often include his own children surrounded by supernatural figures, symbols and light. The effect is oftentimes eerie, sometimes amusing and always interesting.
Sep. 9, 2021
Dave Williams
Sept. 8 marks the 55th anniversary of "Star Trek," one of the most influential entertainment franchises in pop culture history. To celebrate, The Show spoke with a true Trekkie — ASU planetary geologist Dave Williams.
Sep. 8, 2021
Peter Bergen The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
Peter Bergen, co-director of ASU’s Center on the Future of War, followed Osama bin Laden’s career beginning in 1997. His latest book includes new information about bin Laden, including his final days, and also includes perspective that covering bin Laden for more than two decades has provided.
Sep. 8, 2021
illustration of sports betting
On Sept. 9, Arizonans will legally be allowed to place a wager on sporting events at brick-and-mortar sports books as well as online and with mobile apps. So what kind of impact will legal sports betting in Arizona and the rest of the country have on the economy of a gambling mecca like Las Vegas?
Sep. 7, 2021
Larry Fitzgerald
The Arizona Cardinals begin their 2021 campaign Sept. 12 in Tennessee against the Titans. After just missing the playoffs last year, this upcoming season may determine whether the Cards will have to shuffle again.
Sep. 7, 2021
Chase Field
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted live sports in many ways, from keeping fans out of stadium seats for most of 2020, to changing the way teams and venues host events in 2021. For this year's football season, Arizona State University has made some changes for convenience that have also impacted fan safety.
Sep. 4, 2021
theater stage curtain
Black Theatre Troupe kicks off its season Sept. 10 with a performance of "Sistas: The Musical." And it’s an important year for the company — its 50th anniversary season. It was supposed to happen last year, but the pandemic forced Black Theatre Troupe to cancel its performances.
Sep. 3, 2021
A pipe spills water pumped from an underground aquifer
In his new book, "Water: A Biography," Giulio Boccaletti attempts to tell the history of water from ancient times to the present and how influential it has been — and continues to be.
Sep. 2, 2021
illustration of sports betting
Sept. 9 marks the first day that sports betting will be legal in the state. But last week, the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe filed suit, along with race track operators Turf Paradise, to stop the new gaming law from taking effect and prevent any sports betting transactions from taking place in Arizona.
Aug. 30, 2021
theater stage curtain
Like many organizations, Valley Youth Theatre has pivoted to virtual classes and performances due to the pandemic. And despite hoping for an autumnal return to the stage, Bobb Cooper, longtime artistic director, said those plans are likely to be delayed due to the delta variant.
Aug. 30, 2021
ASU Gammage
Live events are coming back to the valley despite rise in cases. And venues are taking the steps necessary to continue performances safely.
Aug. 27, 2021
Rachel Lynett
A Minnesota playwright, producer and teaching artist has won Arizona Theatre Company’s 2021 National Latinx Playwrights Award. Rachel Lynett’s winning play, “Black Mexican,” opens with a student questioning whether a professor is Cuban.
Aug. 27, 2021
Animaniacs Hulu
If you're a millennial, you probably recall the popular '90s cartoon "Animaniacs," which followed the slapstick adventures of siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot. Now, Animaniacs Live! is coming to Phoenix Aug. 28, with the original voice actors reprising their roles to take to the stage in song.
Aug. 26, 2021
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Even before the pandemic hit, suicide among teens hit record highs. Then, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this summer that the problem was getting worse. Now, a new animated series is tackling the issue head-on.
Aug. 26, 2021
Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking for a new home after this upcoming season after Glendale chose not to renew the operating agreement. But where will they play, not just after this season, but beyond that?
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Aug. 25, 2021
Michael Powell Canyon Dreams
In 2019, the New York Times’ Michael Powell had the book "Canyon Dreams" published. It told the story of the Chinle High men’s basketball team and illustrated how important the sport was to the community and the broader Navajo Nation. Now it’s being called the inspiration for the upcoming Netflix program, "Rez Ball."
Aug. 24, 2021
Westgate
The company that owns the Westgate Entertainment District says it supports Glendale’s decision to not renew the Arizona Coyotes’ lease of Gila River Arena.
Aug. 20, 2021
Larry Fitzgerald
His retirement from football has been speculated for several years, but Arizona Cardinals veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald told radio listeners Friday that he “doesn’t have the urge” to play football prior to the upcoming NFL season.
Aug. 20, 2021
Tucson skyline
"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign," as the old song goes — and in Tucson, that’s especially true at the Ignite Sign Art Museum. Jude Cook and his wife own and operate the museum. He learned sign painting in 1972 right out of high school and opened his own sign company in 1976.
Aug. 20, 2021

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