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Fiesta Bowl crowd 2019
One of Saturday’s college football playoff matches took place between Michigan and Texas Christian University in Glendale, site of the annual Fiesta Bowl. However, changes are expected to alter the tournament format in the near future.
Jan. 1, 2023
open book
A new year means a new gathering for the Arizona State Poetry Society, known as ASPS, as the annual conference takes place this month in Tucson. The organization has served the state for over five decades and was created by some who helped establish the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Dec. 31, 2022
social media icons on a phone
Tempe-based businesses that need help navigating social media can find support through a city resource center.
Dec. 30, 2022
ballet arizona dancers performing in 'juan gabriel'
Ballet Arizona was awarded $600,000 dollars from Gov. Doug Ducey’s office as a part of the American Rescue Plan Act to help overcome financial burdens it experienced during the pandemic..
Dec. 29, 2022
Veronica Everheart Crescent Ballroom 2022
2022 was an exceptionally good year for independent music in the Valley. And Tempe-based photographer Austin Villegas kept his eye on the local music scene through the viewfinder on his camera.
Dec. 29, 2022
Adiba Nelson tells a story.
Adiba Nelson says Christmas in New York is only magic if you're not poor. She grew up poor in Queens and says the holidays are what you make of them. When she was three, her mom told her that she couldn't afford to buy presents that year. But Adiba's mom was still trying to make Christmas special for her.
Dec. 28, 2022
Patricia Sannit and Louis Farber
It has been a difficult few years for much of the arts community in the Phoenix area. Pandemic-related closures and protocols forced many arts organizations to change the way they operate — and some of those changes are still being felt.
Dec. 28, 2022
The Tubes
Arizona’s music community lost a longtime member of a legendary band with roots in Phoenix. Earlier this month, The Tubes announced the passing of bassist and founding member Rick Anderson on Dec. 16.
Dec. 27, 2022
Robert Sarver, Mullett Arena, Brittney Griner and Herm Edwards
Twenty twenty-two has been an eventful year for Arizona sports both on and off the field. And the big stories continued just about through the end of the year.
Dec. 27, 2022
Fiesta Bowl crowd 2019
Arizona will see an influx of travelers this week when college football teams square off in the Valley and Tucson for bowl games.
Dec. 26, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
The plan to build a new hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe will now go to city voters. The the NHL franchise collected enough signatures to send the proposal to referendum, Tempe officials confirmed Friday.
Dec. 24, 2022
State Farm Stadium
With the Super Bowl coming up in February, Phoenix and Glendale have designated areas that will have stricter rules on advertising.
Dec. 22, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Bonuses, higher starting salaries and telework options are among tools Phoenix is using to recruit — and keep employees.
Dec. 22, 2022
christmas tree
Vaughn Joy is a researcher at University College London, where she’s writing her thesis on Christmas movies. And she says they've changed dramatically over the last few decades.
Dec. 22, 2022
Carl Jimenez
The Show met up with Carl Jimenez at his north Phoenix home. Jimenez runs light displays for the Fourth of July, Halloween and other holidays, in addition to Christmas. His holiday display takes up pretty much his entire driveway, front yard and one of his side yards.
Dec. 20, 2022
Santa Claus
There is currently a shortage of Santas in the Valley. And the reasons go beyond the fact that he’s busy overseeing toy-making and list-checking at the North Pole.
Dec. 19, 2022
BBC look-ahead graphic
The World Cup wrapped up Dec. 18 with Argentina beating France in penalty kicks in a match that many are calling the greatest finals ever played, with many calling it a classic.
Dec. 19, 2022
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals dismissed assistant coach Sean Kugler in November after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City prior to the Cardinals’ game against the San Francisco 49ers. However, a request for arbitration has now been filed stating the allegation is untrue.
Dec. 16, 2022
Here Lies Me Zoom recording
Best known for her award-winning parenting podcast, the Longest Shortest Time, Hillary Frank is back with a new podcast reminiscent of the old time radio serial — but with an angsty tween twist.
Dec. 16, 2022
University of Arizona Basketball Coach Sean Miller
Former University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller avoided sanctions this week after being investigated for allegedly violating NCAA rules. The Independent Accountability Resolution Process, which oversees sports infractions cases, released a report detailing the decision.
Dec. 16, 2022


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