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The Phoenix Art Museum received collections of Barbies from private collector David Porcello and Mattel for the “Barbie: A Cultural Icon” exhibition, which is open until July 7.
Mar. 13, 2024
Pleasure Cult Tiny Desert Concert on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix
By day, Honey Danger works at the downtown Phoenix coffee shop Xanadu. But when the sun goes down, they assume their role as the lead singer of Pleasure Cult — a name that comes from the tabletop game Warhammer 40,000.
Mar. 13, 2024
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Longtime Phoenix arts advocate Kimber Lanning joined The Show to talk more about iconic downtown gallery Modified Arts, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary show.
Mar. 13, 2024
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The upcoming the Mosaic Quarter is a sports and entertainment center that county official say will bring in billions in local and regional revenue. It's slated for a 90-acre stretch of county-owned land alongside the existing Kino Sports Complex on Tucson’s south side.
Mar. 12, 2024
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Phoenix is preparing for 300,000 downtown visitors in early April when the NCAA Men’s Final Four comes to the Valley.
Mar. 12, 2024
Lily Shimbashi
Women have always played sports — and they’ve always broken barriers in the process. But Lily Shimbashi says this year, things are different.
Mar. 12, 2024
Woman stands in art exhibit
An exhibit at the Mesa Community College gallery explores the future matriarchs of the Black community. Titled "Future Matriarchs," it includes 10 artists, all of whom are women.
Mar. 12, 2024
Cord Jefferson
Tucson native Cord Jefferson won the award for best adapted screenplay for his satirical film, “American Fiction,” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
Mar. 11, 2024
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
The event will include a competition where participants get five minutes to pitch their ideas. Winner will get up to $5,000 to support their venture. Booths and hands-on demonstrations will feature startups and prototypes.
Mar. 11, 2024
Zack Pepe
Zack Pepe is a swing actor in Mesa Encore Theater's latest production of “The Lightning Thief” based on the Percy Jackson book of the same name. He spoke with The Show about exactly what he does.
Mar. 11, 2024
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A $2.5 million expansion is planned for The Nash, a jazz performance venue and learning space on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.
Mar. 8, 2024
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Taylor Moschetti is with another community theater in the Valley. She took over as Mesa Encore Theatre’s producing artistic director after a similar issue in 2022.
Mar. 8, 2024
Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale
The play "Roosters" at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre was supposed to open this month. Instead, it was controversially canceled. When a white actress is accidently cast to play a Mexican-American girl, is recasting the role considered discrimination?
Mar. 8, 2024
Woman in glasses holding knife in kitchen
Andi Murphy has been tracking the Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement for several years. That refers to, among other things, an Indigenous community’s ability to deal with issues of health and hunger by cultivating their own healthy food, and controlling how that food is produced and distributed.
Mar. 8, 2024
John Stenberg
After a dramatic championship last year, Phoenix Rising Football Club begins defense of its United Soccer League title on Saturday. Last year’s finale featured a season-saving goal in the waning moments that came from a player battling an undiagnosed case of valley fever.
Mar. 7, 2024
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Charles Martin Loeffler was a household name in his time, but you’ve likely never heard of him today. One of his octets, lost for more 125 years, will be performed at the Phoenix Chamber Music Festival on Friday.
Mar. 7, 2024
family playing soccer
Phoenix plans to add a public hotline for people to report suspicious activity at city parks, among other efforts to improve security.
Mar. 6, 2024
Micha Espinosa
There have been many efforts to get girls and minority students in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math. But Micha Espinosa didn’t hear a lot about getting them into the arts. So, she’s working to change it.
Mar. 6, 2024
A cavalcade of 40 authors from as far away as Minnesota and North Dakota will join regional writers and book lovers at the renowned town known for its history of outlaws and gunfights.
Mar. 5, 2024
Woman in glasses with popcorn looking bored in theater
When Ted Hope took over as a film executive at Amazon Studios, he got to change the conversation around what movies got made: the good, the bad and the just mediocre.
Mar. 5, 2024

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