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kids painting in a classroom
Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer. To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.
Apr. 22, 2021
Diedrick Brackens making basket boats
Diedrick Brackens is a Los Angeles-based artist whose new show, "ark of bulrushes." is now up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. His works include large-scale weavings depicting stark silhouettes against geometric patterns. He is also premiering his first-ever woven sculptures.
Apr. 20, 2021
Driving While Brown Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance
In the new book "Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio vs. the Latino Resistance," journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling write about Arpaio’s history and his impact on the Latino activism that has become such a huge part of Arizona politics and culture.
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Apr. 20, 2021
Jen Urso
As navigation apps have made us more efficient and possibly more able to notice designated points and places around us, we tend to focus more on buildings and structures and less on natural elements. Jen Urso has been aiming to change that. She’s been designing maps of the Phoenix area for a while, but recently she developed a map to help identify where you are based on a cactus on a corner or next to a museum or restaurant.
Apr. 19, 2021
The Phoenix Symphony YouTube Performance
Last March, the pandemic forced the Phoenix Symphony to cancel all of its official performances and furlough all 64 of its musicians. But even without regular paychecks, the musicians have stayed committed to bringing their art to Arizonans — especially those who most need it.
Apr. 19, 2021
Burton Barr Central Library reopened in Phoenix Saturday, June 16. Last July, a pipe burst and flooded the building, causing it to close for nearly a year.
Public libraries in Glendale fully reopen on Monday after months of limited capacity and modified service. For months, public libraries in Glendale were only offering curbside pickup, or only checking out popular books.
Apr. 18, 2021
528 Live mural
Alison Daniels and Nick Harper live in Phoenix’s Willo neighborhood. When Arizona shut down last year, they started hosting live concerts on their front porch. They said it was a safe way to bring their neighbors together and to support local artists. But Phoenix police shut the concerts down last weekend.
Apr. 16, 2021
Bob Wells
The Academy Awards will air later this month, and among this year's Best Picture nominees is a film that prominently features Arizona.
Apr. 14, 2021
church exterior
How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
Apr. 14, 2021
Lauren Gunderson
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Apr. 13, 2021
Ann Morton knitting
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
Apr. 12, 2021
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
Apr. 11, 2021
Murals
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday.
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Apr. 9, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
Apr. 9, 2021
HYBYCOZO sculpture at ASU Designspace
ASU’s Packard Drive parking garage is typically where you might leave your car on the way to a game at Sun Devil Stadium, but this month, it’s been transformed into a this sensory drive-thru art show called "Designspace."
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Apr. 8, 2021
Swan Lake Rehearsals
The School of Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras have partnered up to put on performances of "Swan Lake." For many students with the arts groups, this may be their first time performing live together, dancing to live music or playing a full ballet.
Apr. 7, 2021
Such and Champ Styles Donkey Kong
The Tempe History Museum has announced that it will reopen to the public with a new exhibit for the big kids — "Video Invaders," which is about the history of arcades and gaming with a view to games of the future.
Apr. 6, 2021
A new public input portal has been opened for the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix. The district’s Community Development Corporation wants to hear from residents, visitors, artists, and business owners on a variety of issues like how they patronize the district, what they like, what could be improved and how they stay connected to it.
Apr. 6, 2021
theater stage curtain
West Valley Arts is hosting a six-week long concert series in person and live streamed showcasing the diverse sounds of American culture. These concerts are part of their "Imprint" program which was first launched in February.
Apr. 2, 2021
Antigone Poster
Mesa Community College (MCC) will premier its first feature film April 2. Students, faculty and alumni created a version of the Greek tragedy "Antigone," which was written by Sophocles.
Apr. 2, 2021

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