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Led Zeppelin the Biography by Bob Spitz
Billboard music charts in the late 1960s were dominated by R&B artists like Otis Redding and the Temptations, the so-called British Invasion bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and even the mellower, singer-songwriters like Simon & Garfunkel. In that environment, not many were ready for the sounds of Led Zeppelin.
Nov. 29, 2021
Little Free Library
Little Free Library this month launched a new initiative in Phoenix to get more diverse books into more neighborhoods. The Read in Color initiative aims to get 2,000 books promoting inclusion, equity and understanding into the little libraries, including 10 new ones that’ll be put up in Valley neighborhoods.
Nov. 29, 2021
ASU-UA game
Arizona State University defeated the University of Arizona on the football field Saturday afternoon, winning the Territorial Cup for the fifth straight year.
Nov. 28, 2021
A work stoppage is looming for Major League Baseball, as the current Collective Bargaining Agreement between the league and its players’ union is set to expire later this week. The Cactus League is now preparing for a spring training without players, after multiple seasons were impacted by COVID-19.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 27, 2021
Esteban musician
Legendary guitarist Esteban is back in Arizona with a series of shows celebrating his career's 30th anniversary.
Nov. 24, 2021
Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony recently welcomed audiences back to Symphony Hall. The Show spoke with Phoenix Symphony’s music director, Tito Muñoz, to learn about the effects of the pandemic on the group.
Nov. 24, 2021
Joanne Shenandoah
The celebrated Native American singer-songwriter Joanne Shenandoah has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awards & Association says on its website that Shenandoah died Monday night in Scottsdale after complications of abdominal bleeding.
Nov. 24, 2021
Randy Parraz Dignity By Fire book
In 2010, after successfully urging his colleagues to pass SB 1070, Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce was called "the most powerful politician in Arizona." But a year later, he was the first Arizonan lawmaker in history to be recalled by voters.
Nov. 23, 2021
KJZZ's The Show
Arizona Highways’ December issues are often their most popular, featuring snowy landscapes and other picturesque parts of the state. But this year, the nearly 100-year-old publication is trying something new.
Nov. 22, 2021
What has four strings and starts with “u”? You probably know the answer but maybe not the history behind it. Most of us know the characteristic sound of the ukulele, but the pronunciation of its name varies.
Nov. 21, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
A short film from Sonora swept up three major awards at an international film festival in southern Mexico last week.
Nov. 19, 2021
Rolling Stones
Imagine having taken photos of some of the biggest rock and roll stars of the '60s and '70s, losing the negatives and then finding them some 50 years later. That’s exactly what happened to Michael Friedman.
Nov. 19, 2021
ASU Sol Power hip-hop festival
All week at ASU, SolPower has been celebrating hip-hop culture with events all over campus, and it all culminates this weekend with dance battles, DJs, dancers and more — including a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the ASU Symphony and internationally-renowned graffiti artists.
Nov. 19, 2021
Ben Gleib
Adjusting for the pandemic was a much more difficult proposition for comedy clubs. Comedian Ben Gleib came up with an idea to create a virtual comedy club using the latest in technology, so he was doing sets from his house. Gleib recently started going on tour again.
Nov. 19, 2021
Artisans Beyond Borders embroidery
The binational initiative Artisans Beyond Borders sells embroidery made by asylum seekers waiting at the U.S. border in Sonora, Mexico. They will display their work at an event in Tucson this weekend.
Nov. 18, 2021
John McWhorter Woke Racism
The anti-racist movement is aimed at having people take a more active role in calling out and preventing racism. But author and Columbia University professor John McWhorter has expressed unhappiness with that and similar movements.
Nov. 17, 2021
Kisha Gulley family
In the lucrative world of new motherhood, social media influencers can be especially influential. But an Associated Press reporter noticed something about mom influencers: They’re overwhelmingly white.
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Nov. 16, 2021
Ruben Gallego
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 led to the U.S. sending tens of thousands of soldiers into Afghanistan, and, not much later, into Iraq. One of those soldiers was then-Marine reservist and now-Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego.
Nov. 16, 2021
The Arizona Snowbowl has delayed its opening day due to having no snow yet. The popular ski and snowboarding spot in northern Arizona was planning to open some of its initial runs for the season on Friday.
Nov. 16, 2021
bagged textile squares
Every federal lawmaker in Washington, D.C., is about to get a package in the mail as part of a national protest. And it's not angry letters from constituents. Instead, they’ll each be getting a box of handmade textile squares created with equal parts red and blue materials.
Nov. 15, 2021


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