Arts + Entertainment

Desert Voices
All week we’ll be taking The Show out with a taste of Arizona’s music scene — Christmas style. Today, you’re listening to the Desert Voices choir.
Dec. 22, 2021
Amy Silverman Sophie and Annabelle
The holidays can be complicated even in the best of times, and this year has been, well, you know. But commentator Amy Silverman isn't singing the COVID-19 blues. She's got another song in mind.
Dec. 22, 2021
Phoenix Christmas dinner menus
As we head right into the holidays, The Show looked back at Christmases past, Arizona-style. Sativa Peterson is the news content program manager for the state’s research library, and she’s usually digging through the archives to find out more about historic events. The Show spoke with her to learn what the holiday season looked like in Arizona 100 years ago.
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Dec. 22, 2021
Scott Jeffers Traveler band
All week we’ll be taking The Show out with a taste of Arizona’s music scene — Christmas style. Today, we’re hearing the unique sound of Scott Jeffers’s band Traveler.
Dec. 21, 2021
kachina coyote
New numbers from Glendale show the Arizona Coyotes were more than $2 million behind on bills when the city threatened to evict the hockey team from its arena.
Dec. 21, 2021
Susan Vespoli
It’s season’s endings for “Word” as we close out 2021. What do a former hotshot from Arizona, a Valley poet with a new collection about addiction as well as a planetary scientist and writer from Tucson have in common? They’re part of “Word.” It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Dec. 21, 2021
Arts enthusiasts in Arizona now have one of their own distinguished advocates in the nation’s top spot as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts as ASU professor Maria Rosario Jackson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Saturday.
Dec. 20, 2021
Lizzie Post
Holiday parties, whether they're a work or a family function, can definitely be fraught. But this year, between vaccines, masks and yet another COVID-19 wave, the etiquette around celebrations is even more complicated to navigate.
Dec. 20, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Colorado Avalanche
The Arizona Coyotes’ Sunday game in Vancouver has been postponed as the National Hockey League and other professional sports are struggling with a new surge of COVID-19.
Dec. 18, 2021
karen bayless feldman
Longtime Arizona resident Karen Bayless Feldman dreams of being a queen. She wants to ride with the royalty at the annual Fiesta Bowl Parade. Unfortunately, her dreams have been dashed every year for more than a decade.
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Dec. 17, 2021
Childsplay Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Childsplay Theatre has presented performances in the Valley for nearly 45 years, and its latest production, going on for a few more days at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, is full of nostalgia itself — Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Dec. 17, 2021
Ken Layne
In Ken Layne's podcast Desert Oracle, he highlights all things desert, from strange stories and songs to supernatural experiences. Layne will be spinning his desert tales Dec. 15 at the Mesa Arts Center.
Dec. 15, 2021
artist drawing of buildings
A major construction project that will stretch nearly a full city block is now underway in downtown Mesa.
Dec. 14, 2021
Don't Look Up Netflix
A University of Arizona astronomer was an adviser for “Don’t Look Up,” a movie about two scientists who learn that a comet is about to strike the Earth.
Dec. 14, 2021
The U.S. Capitol
A bill honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed Dec. 13, and now statues of the women will be placed in the U.S. Capitol to join other women who helped shape America.
Dec. 14, 2021
Basketball player's hand gripping ball
The intersection of sports, politics and culture isn’t a new phenomenon. The Show spoke with former New York Times sports columnist William C. Rhoden to learn what has and hasn't changed about the crossover.
Dec. 14, 2021
A girl holding a cat
The Short Creek community spans across northern Arizona and southern Utah, and it was settled by a breakaway sect of the broader Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that continued to practice polygamy after the church banned it. Producer Glenn Meehan documented the area and its sexual abuse in a new documentary, "Keep Sweet."
Dec. 14, 2021
Andrew Ross Sunbelt Blues book
As the median price of homes is on the rise here in the Valley, that has left the idea of affordable housing on the sidelines for many people. And the inequity is growing — just as it has in other parts of the U.S.
Dec. 14, 2021
Recently, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and southern Arizona was awarded a half-million dollar grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dec. 12, 2021
Die Hard: A Christmas Story
Debate continues on whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. And one Valley resident feels strongly that it is. So strongly that for the fifth time, Shaun McNamara’s All Puppet Players are presenting, “Die Hard: A Christmas Story.”
Dec. 10, 2021


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