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congo masks at the musical instrument museum
We’ve all been talking a lot about wearing masks these days to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, a different type of mask is taking center stage: Congolese masks.
May. 14, 2021
Alice Cooper
A photograph of the execution chamber in a New York prison led to a defining work in Andy Warhol’s 1960s Death and Disaster series. The work called “Little Electric Chair” was gifted long ago to shock rocker Alice Cooper because it went really well with a stage prop he had back then.
May. 13, 2021
Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas
The Arizona Senate’s audit into the results of the 2020 election in Maricopa County will halt for a week as high school graduates take the place of ballots at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The ongoing effort is making headlines not just in Arizona, but nationwide — and now it’s put Arizona center stage on late night TV.
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May. 13, 2021
50 Lessons To Learn From Frank Lloyd Wright Book Cover
Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture has become synonymous with the Phoenix area. But Wright’s designs are actually scattered all over the country. And photographer Andrew Pielage has made it his life’s work to photograph them all.
May. 13, 2021
The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, on Tuesday announced the recipients of research & development grants.
May. 11, 2021
Jon Talton City of Dark Corners book
For his newest novel, "City of Dark Corners," Jon Talton leaves his recurring character David Mapstone and his usual setting of modern-day Phoenix for the 1930s version and introduces a new protagonist — former Phoenix detective turned private investigator Gene Hammons. The Show spoke with Talton about the book.
May. 11, 2021
Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May. 11, 2021
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May. 10, 2021
John and Cindy McCain on their honeymoon in Hawaii
Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential race against Donald Trump. And she was given at least some of the credit for Biden becoming only the third Democratic presidential candidate to win in Arizona since World War II. That's just one of the stories she tells in her new autobiography.
May. 6, 2021
chase field
After Arizona approved the expansion of sports betting in the state last month, it didn’t take long for the Diamondbacks to get into the game. A Vegas-like sportsbook is coming to Chase Field.
May. 6, 2021
A concert at the Van Buren
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, live events like concerts and shows are preparing for a comeback. Concert promoter Danny Zelisko says he expects July for shows to be back on. He hopes for June but says that may be tough.
May. 6, 2021
Casagrandes Nickelodeon
An award-winning political cartoonist has joined ASU’s School of Transborder Studies as an artist-in-residence.
May. 5, 2021
Lisa Magaña Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics
The growing power of Latino activists and voters in Arizona politics has been seen in recent elections in the state. As observers wondered whether the impact would truly emerge, people involved in movements have argued it has always been evident.
May. 4, 2021
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
It’s a conversation that’s coming up more and more among Black actors, writers and critics right now — that there are too many films showcasing Black people suffering, tragedies that end in despair. Aviva Dove-Viebahn says it’s all about striking a balance.
May. 3, 2021
lawrence and mark zubia
Legendary Valley musician Mark Zubia is probably best known for the work he did with the Pistoleros. His late brother Lawrence was his closest collaborator, but the two had differences over the years — creative and otherwise.
Apr. 30, 2021
Movie theater audience
Students at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre are nearly ready to unveil two very large productions. With the pandemic pushing their creativity to new heights, the students have expanded what it means to perform through a variety of different mediums.
Apr. 29, 2021
Camille Sledge Streetlights & Lullabies
Not only is Camille Sledge the daughter of one of the R&B legends Sister Sledge, she’s the lead singer of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, which has become the hottest ticket in the city, making audiences dance for years now with their infectious rhythms. Now she’s coming out a series of solo EPs.
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Apr. 29, 2021
michael begay
Navajo composer Michael Begay is not afraid to break the rules when it comes to composing. His influences range from Native American flute to classical chamber music — and even metal is in there sometimes. He’s been composing since high school, and now finds himself on his way to Johns Hopkins University where he was accepted to the Peabody Institute.
Apr. 26, 2021
 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus
The Governor’s Arts Awards recently recognized a program that aims to bring creativity to medical students. The Art in Medicine program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix has been going on since 2014.
Apr. 23, 2021
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

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