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Arizona Coyotes
The upcoming season will be the Arizona Coyotes' final one at Gila River Arena. The city of Glendale announced Thursday that it will not renew its agreement with the franchise beyond the 2021-22 season. The city tweeted it wants to focus on “larger, more impactful events and uses” for the arena.
Aug. 19, 2021
jummy salami
Fashion designer Jummy Salami was raised in Nigeria, where she remembers sewing from a young age. In her home country, she was a businesswoman. But here, she didn’t have a permit to work. So she got a sewing machine and started playing with it again.
Aug. 19, 2021
A key compromise in Arizona’s new gaming compact sets aside sports book licenses for professional team owners and venues like TPC Scottsdale. Now state officials say the number of tribes qualified for a license outnumbers those available.
Aug. 18, 2021
Arizona Humanities is reminding arts and cultural institutions the final deadline for American Rescue Plan grants is fast approaching.
Aug. 17, 2021
Zachary Justin drew from his outdoor environs in the Gila River Indian Community for the Roosevelt Row mural that features saguaros, birds, mountains and Indigenous symbols with a color palette that is heavy on blues, purples and magentas.
Aug. 16, 2021
DH Lawrence Close Up Kiss
Most high school and college English Lit. students are familiar with D.H. Lawrence, known as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. In addition to his writing, Lawrence was also an accomplished painter, and today, some of his paintings are on display in Scottsdale.
Aug. 16, 2021
Poetry and music are two art forms which frequently address social justice issues. Arizona State University senior Austin Davis, who is the founder of AZ Hugs For Houseless, has combined both in a recent EP.
Aug. 15, 2021
Chase Field
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter on Saturday night in his first career major league start. Gilbert’s outing is the third nine-inning no-hitter in franchise history.
Aug. 15, 2021
A concert at the Van Buren
Musicians are beginning to play shows at indoor venues around Arizona, but the recent spike in cases is beginning to make some bands second-guess that decision. Ed Masley, music reporter for the Arizona Republic, joined The Show to talk about what's happening at Arizona clubs and venues.
Aug. 14, 2021
State Farm Stadium
The Arizona Cardinals are set to play their first preseason game Friday against the Dallas Cowboys. Multiple players have been exposed to COVID-19 throughout their training camp, which, under new National Football League rules, may affect their win-loss record this season.
Aug. 13, 2021
the burke family
At-home DNA kits have been growing in popularity. Ads on TV show happy people getting answers about who they are and where their family comes from. But Samuel Burke has stories of people who got some answers, but also a lot more questions.
Aug. 13, 2021
movie theater
The Phoenix Film Festival started 21 years ago, and its latest incarnation begins Aug. 12. It’s typically held in the spring, but the pandemic caused schedule shifts of all kinds, so the festival is presenting a summer version of sorts.
Aug. 12, 2021
Tempe City Hall
The Arizona Coyotes, and any other professional sports group hoping to build a new home and entertainment district in Tempe, have until early September to submit a bid.
Aug. 11, 2021
watercolor painting chill cello amsellem
Watercolors are notoriously finicky when it comes to artistic mediums. They bleed, they smear, they’re tough to control. And for David Amsellem, they’ve become a mountain to climb for the last several decades as he’s learned how to master them.
Aug. 11, 2021
The Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park
The August issue of Arizona Highways is devoted to Arizona's three national parks and some of the state's other scenic spots, too.
Aug. 10, 2021
Chris Matthews This Country book
Political commentator Chris Matthews has been around for some of the most politically divisive eras in the past few decades. He reflects on that and more in his new book, "This Country: My Life in Politics and History."
Aug. 10, 2021
ASU Art Museum
Museums everywhere were closed during the pandemic and America’s year of racial reckoning. Now, as they are reopening, some — including the ASU Art Museum — are reimagining what a museum is and how they can reach everybody.
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Aug. 9, 2021
Phoenix Suns Gorilla the Valley flag
After losing the NBA Finals last month, the Phoenix Suns are beginning Las Vegas Summer League play Sunday. While star players like Devin Booker and Chris Paul won’t be playing, Summer League is a way for teams to develop young talent.
Aug. 7, 2021
Port of Mars board game
Incredible images from NASA’s Perseverance rover have many on Earth imaging a human colony on Mars. ASU associate professor Lance Gharavi is taking things a step further with a game.
Aug. 6, 2021
Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso
The Apple TV+ program "Ted Lasso" featured an unexpected Tempe shoutout in its season two premiere: a discussion about Tempe-based band Gin Blossoms. The Show spoke with lead singer Robin Wilson and asked how he felt about the "Ted Lasso" mention.
Aug. 5, 2021

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