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Phoenix Suns Gorilla the Valley flag
After splitting the first six games of their playoff series, the Suns and Dallas Mavericks are heading back to Phoenix for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday evening.
May. 14, 2022
Floorplan for the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office building
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is combining efforts with Pima County to award a large public artwork stipend for the county’s new Office of the Medical Examiner. Individual artists or teams must submit proposals by May 31.
May. 13, 2022
poster for justice
More than 40 years ago, Arizona’s Sandra Day O’Connor was a pioneer as well, as the Supreme Court’s first female justice. During the early days of the pandemic, Sean Daniels, the Arizona Theatre Company’s artistic director, reached out to playwright Lauren Gunderson about creating a play about Justice O’Connor.
May. 13, 2022
Mary-Frances O'Connor The Grieving Brain
Everyone has experienced loss and the grief that comes with it. But not many people understand the brain science behind it. That’s where psychology professor and author Mary-Frances O'Connor comes in.
May. 13, 2022
the monster inside me photo
The CDC reports approximately 476,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year. But a new documentary looks at the struggles of living with the disease, and theorizes that the number of diagnoses could be much higher.
May. 12, 2022
hall of flame museum
Visitors to Papago Park are familiar with the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden, but have you ever heard of the Hall of Flame?
May. 11, 2022
Arizona Goodwill painting of woman holding cat
A Phoenix interior designer recently purchased a painting at Goodwill. With a little help from TikTok and “Antiques Roadshow,” she learned its incredible backstory.
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May. 11, 2022
Several exhibitions open Friday evening at Mesa Arts Center. They range from art created by veterans to self-taught Chicano muralists and even science enthusiasts.
May. 10, 2022
Greater Roadrunner running on a road
Humans and animals have coexisted for centuries, but a new book looks to explore ways we could make our environment a bit more friendly for animals.
May. 10, 2022
manny's delicatessen
An ongoing exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles is exploring some of the history of the Jewish deli and its ongoing impact. It’s called, “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli.”
May. 9, 2022
Valley Metro is looking for artists to feature their work on a large wall at the Roosevelt/Central Avenue light rail station.
May. 6, 2022
Each year the Arizona Department of Education honors high school students with the State Seal of Arts Proficiency. The prestigious accolade is awarded to those who have excelled in media and visual arts, dance, theater or music throughout their high school career.
May. 6, 2022
ballet arizona dancers performing in 'juan gabriel'
Music icon Juan Gabriel may have passed in 2016, but his legacy lives on. And here in Phoenix, that influence extends to the stage and the world of dance.
May. 6, 2022
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
The Phoenix Mercury open their 2022 season May 6 against the Las Vegas Aces at Footprint Center, but many of their thoughts may well be on another continent.
May. 6, 2022
the flag of Mexico
Thursday is May 5 — also known as Cinco de Mayo. Lots of people in the United States will use the occasion to drink Mexican beers or margaritas — often to excess. But Minerva Orduño Rincón doesn’t see May 5 as a reason for a big celebration.
May. 5, 2022
Daniel Pink
Author Daniel Pink explores the notion of regret in his newest book, "The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves us Forward." And he uses research based on biology, economics, neuroscience and psychology to do it.
May. 5, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field
Though the numbers were slightly lower, the state still saw about half a billion dollars put up by betters.
May. 4, 2022
Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Millennium Falcon lightspeed
Decades ago, most people who loved the "Star Wars" franchise didn’t concern themselves with whether the science used was accurate — or would ever be. But that attitude has changed dramatically.
May. 4, 2022
The Belle of Tombstone
Phoenix Theatre Company’s annual Festival of New American Theatre includes a trip to the Old West this year.
May. 4, 2022
The Living Traditions Dance Troupe
"Dancing With The Universe | Native Style” is a new Indigenous theatrical work debuting this weekend at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The themes present in the songs and dances are centered on connecting to nature.
May. 3, 2022

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