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signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa’s mayor thinks the city’s $63 million investment to bring Arizona State University downtown is paying off. During his State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor John Giles called the school’s Media and Immersive Experience Center, known as MIX, a catalyst for the downtown arts and innovation district.
Feb. 7, 2023
Super Bowl XLIII signs
Autumn Lockwood, a University of Arizona alum, will become the first Black woman to coach a Super Bowl this Sunday. Lockwood is an assistant performance coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feb. 7, 2023
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
Phoenix taxpayers will contribute millions of dollars to support Super Bowl events. The city is preparing for more than 200,000 visitors at various downtown events through Sunday. Police Commander Brian Lee said providing adequate security means pulling department employees from other duties.
Feb. 3, 2023
The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra has been making people dance across the Phoenix area for 10 years. At 16 members strong, PAO is dedicated to the music that inspired them — and the man who created it, the father of afrobeat, Fela Kuti.
Feb. 3, 2023
ASU students use  the "Curtain of Distraction" to distract the opposing team
A basketball game might be the last place you’d expect to see costumes, skits or curtains. But Arizona State University has a longstanding tradition to use those things to help their team win.
Feb. 3, 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks Avnet jersey patch
The Arizona Diamondbacks will add a patch to their baseball jerseys showcasing a technology company.
Feb. 2, 2023
Wally and Amanda Koval
Wally Koval co-founded a project with his wife, Amanda, called "Accidentally Wes Anderson." The website features photos from around the world of locations that match Anderson’s aesthetic — it includes a few from Arizona.
Feb. 2, 2023
Mat Ishbia
The sale of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury is expected to become final in the next several days, meaning Mat Ishbia will officially become the owner of the teams. Brad Cesmat, CEO of, joined The Show to talk about the deal.
Feb. 1, 2023
Peter Kjome
The new head of the Phoenix Symphony starts his new job on Feb. 1. Peter Kjome had served as president and CEO of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and, before that, the Grand Rapids Symphony.
Feb. 1, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Super Bowl LVII will be played in Glendale a week from Sunday. But leading up to the game, there are all sorts of events — from concerts to parties to a festival hosted by Shaquille O’Neal. And most of those are happening in Valley cities other than Glendale.
Feb. 1, 2023
Kenichi Zenimura
A new exhibit at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe explores “America’s Pastime” through the lens of World War 2 Japanese internment camps in the U.S. — two of which were in Arizona.
Jan. 31, 2023
Soldier bomb-sniffing dog
Starting this weekend, Super Bowl-related events will kick off in downtown Phoenix, and the crowds will include bomb technicians and canines.
Jan. 31, 2023
signs reads, 'to rental cars'
Rental cars can be a hard item to get. Earlier in January, travelers reported hours-long wait times for cars at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Now imagine the demand for the upcoming Super Bowl, which is happening the same weekend as the Waste Management Open.
Jan. 31, 2023
Cristian Jeffries (left) and Seth Thorn
The field of wearable technology has grown a lot over the last few years. Devices like Google Glass and Apple Watches make a lot of headlines, but the technology has a lot of different uses — from fashion to health and fitness to gaming. And now, we can add music making to that list.
Jan. 31, 2023
State Farm Stadium
When the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles meet in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks, it’ll be the fourth time Arizona has hosted the NFL’s championship game. But it’ll be the first time since the state legalized sports betting. In fact, the game will be the first Super Bowl ever played in a state that allows wagers on the game.
Jan. 31, 2023
people playing Pickleball
The Valley is in for a big sporting month, with the Super Bowl and Waste Management Open just two weeks away, closely followed by spring training and the World Baseball Classic. But don’t forget about the newest major league sport — pickleball.
Jan. 30, 2023
Coming up on this Season 9 opener of Word, wanna get off this planet? A new sci-fi novel examines the implications of doing so and what it means for sustainability by those of us who choose to stay on it. Plus, it’s Black History Month. Why are representations of it lacking in Arizona? Finally, February means National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo), and the 2023 KJZZ Haiku Writing Contest.
Jan. 29, 2023
State Farm Stadium
As the state braces for an influx of people coming for the Super Bowl and related events, there are heightened concerns about the spread of respiratory viruses.
Jan. 28, 2023
Giovanni Kiyingi
Ugandan folk musician Giovanni Kiyingi can play a variety of traditional African and western instrument, including the kalimba, xylophone medina, ngoni, flute, drums — and more.
Jan. 27, 2023
Elyssa Bustamante the Funky Latina
Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny was Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year, and his megahit “Un Verano Sin Ti” was its No. 1 album. But 2022 wasn’t just about one artist.
Jan. 26, 2023


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