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On this penultimate episode of Word for 2022, a local creative peppers the episode with perseverance, imagination, elevation and empowerment while asking the question: “Who do we owe?”
Dec. 4, 2022
American Outlaws Arizona USA World Cup
On Tuesday, the American Outlaws Phoenix hosted a watch party for the U.S. national team at Walter Station Brew. The group organizes events like these all year round for the men’s and women’s teams.
Dec. 2, 2022
Diva Bleach band members Syd Roten, Brie Ritter, and Sara Windom
The stage is set for the inaugural Zona Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix this weekend. Local band Diva Bleach will share the stage with headliners like Japanese Breakfast, plus other local talent.
Dec. 1, 2022
a bookshelf with books for young children
A Tucson-based nonprofit has won the 2022 Library of Congress American Prize.
Dec. 1, 2022
Benjamin Timpson studio
The current exhibition at Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix pays homage to Indigenous women who have been abused or murdered in an unusual way: with butterflies — thousands of butterfly wings, meticulously cut and placed to create faces.
Dec. 1, 2022
Stevie Finedore demonstrates punches at Rumble Boxing in Tempe
At a boxing gym by Tempe Town Lake, men and women follow coach Stevie Finedore as she demonstrates the proper footwork and rotation on a jab. Boxing is growing as more women jump into the ring as competitors and coaches.
Nov. 30, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
On Nov. 29, the Tempe City Council approved leaving the fate of a new entertainment district and an arena for the Arizona Coyotes in the hands of voters.
Nov. 30, 2022
KJZZ's The Show
The tradition of oral storytelling goes back millennia, and on Nov. 30 at Palabras Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, a local chef will be sharing some of his cultures’ oldest tales.
Nov. 30, 2022
Christian Ramírez
For the first time, the Phoenix Art Museum is devoting a curator position solely to local art.
Nov. 29, 2022
Guy Leschziner The Man Who Tasted Words
Are our senses less reliable than we think they are? Guy Leschziner explores that premise in his book, “The Man Who Tasted Words.”
Nov. 29, 2022
Woman's face with no eyebrows
Trends in makeup come and go, but there are some that stand out. And makeup historian Sara Long has ideas on why certain looks come and go.
Nov. 28, 2022
Lawrence Downes and Linda Ronstadt
One of Arizona’s favorite daughters is award-winning recording artist Linda Ronstadt. She has a new book. “Feels Like Home” is a joyfully narrated and photographic road trip through the Sonoran desert.
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Nov. 23, 2022
Grand Canyon
Arizona State University is celebrating the anniversary of a book that explored the Grand Canyon and its geology. "The Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District with Atlas" by Clarence Dutton came out 140 years ago.
Nov. 21, 2022
Happy Thanksgiving sign and candles in front of a family having dinner
We all have our favorite Christmas movies, but what about Thanksgiving movies?
Nov. 21, 2022
What does the NEA Big Read program, NaNoWriMo and Linda Ronstadt have in common? Find out on this episode of Word, a KJZZ podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Nov. 20, 2022
Anime and manga enthusiasts will be doe-eyed after seeing a new exhibit from Japanese artist Mr. at Phoenix Art Museum.
Nov. 18, 2022
Surprise Stadium
Earlier this week, tickets for baseball’s spring training went on sale for the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. This upcoming spring training will be the first time since the pandemic began that clubs will have a full season to practice in Arizona.
Nov. 18, 2022
beth mcdonald
Radio station KEZ started playing Christmas music Nov. 3. And while that might be too early for some, for host Beth McDonald, there's nothing wrong with an early Christmas playlist.
Nov. 18, 2022
Poster for Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans”
Steven Spielberg's semi-autobiographical film, "The Fabelmans," will release in theaters nationwide Nov. 23. But before he was a household name, Clarke Riedy recalls him as an entrepreneurial child.
Nov. 18, 2022
Laurie Notaro Excuse Me While I Disappear
Humorist and writer Laurie Notaro explores the concept of aging in her new book, “Excuse Me While I Disappear: Tales of Midlife Mayhem.”
Nov. 18, 2022


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