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Shady Park
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ordered a restaurant in Tempe to end live music earlier at night, and to cap the volume. The preliminary injunction issued was sought by a high rise retirement complex built on ASU’s campus.
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Apr. 13, 2022
Big Surf Waterpark
The former site of Big Surf Waterpark, one of America's oldest water parks and a Tempe icon, was sold this week, according to a press release from Velocity Retail Group. California-based Overton Moore Properties, a commercial real estate company, bought the 35.5 acre site for more than $49 million.
Apr. 13, 2022
Tovrea Castle East Patio
Phoenix may not have a history of monarchs and royalty, but the city is home to a castle fit for a queen. In the case of Tovrea Castle, the queen was Della Gillespie Tovrea Stuart, and she protected her kingdom with sharp wit and a shotgun.
Apr. 13, 2022
Melissa Dunmore
Melissa Dunmore met her would-be husband through a mutual friend. She says it was like living in a romantic comedy. They each had a dog and knew that their relationship could only work if the dogs got along. Melissa had a pep talk with her dog, Toby, before they all met together at a park. The dogs got along and Melissa and her partner soon moved in together.
Apr. 13, 2022
Newspapers
The comic strip "Cathy" is now the subject of a podcast, which, as its creator says, puts a “cruelly-treated cartoon everywoman in context.”
Apr. 13, 2022
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Before Monday night’s WNBA Draft, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressed her concern for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner.
Apr. 12, 2022
Beth Shapiro
The list of creatures that have gone extinct is a long one. And evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro has been asked by so many people about bringing these animals back to life that she wrote a book called, "How to Clone a Mammoth."
Apr. 12, 2022
Sherrie Zeitlin Art Resource Center
Sherrie Zeitlin runs a nonprofit with a simple mission: collect donations of art supplies, put them in a giant warehouse and let teachers take whatever they want.
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Apr. 12, 2022
Arizona Senate building
The state Senate passed a bill that would allow sports teams with betting licenses to organize gambling at temporary venues. Though some lawmakers have concerns the bill specifically is aimed to help the Arizona Coyotes.
Apr. 12, 2022
Phoenix Suns fans at Road Game Rally
End-of-the-road losses are nothing new for Arizona sports. It seems just when we almost make it to the top of the mountain, we’re kicked back down to the bottom. That’s just one of the reasons sportscaster Tim Ring says Arizona sports fans have something of an inferiority complex — and a burning desire to take it all the way.
Apr. 11, 2022
hanky code
Three of the Phoenix-area's best known artists — Chris Jagmin, Safwat Saleem and Ann Morton — are currently joining forces at Modified Arts in downtown Phoenix. It’s all part of a group show called "Tense" — a hint at the kind of personal and politically driven multimedia work they’ve put together for it.
Apr. 8, 2022
Man leaning over shirt
It’s estimated baby boomers own about half of Arizona’s privately held companies with at least five employees. It’s one reason work is underway to ensure companies stay locally owned for the next generation.
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Apr. 8, 2022
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals have been added to the list of defendants in a lawsuit accusing the NFL of racist hiring practices. The Cardinals say they’re confident that facts will disprove the discrimination claims by a Black coach fired after one season.
Apr. 7, 2022
Swim lessons
More than half of city pools in Phoenix are expected to stay closed this summer because the city doesn’t have enough workers.
Apr. 7, 2022
Chris Fabricant Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System
A new book by Chris Fabricant, director of the Innocence Project, sheds light on what he calls the broken, racist justice system in our country. It’s called, "Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System."
Apr. 7, 2022
Michael P. Branch On the Trail of the Jackalope
If you've spent any time in rural Arizona, you've probably seen something with the image of a jackalope on it. Jackalopes aren't real, but in Michael Branch's new book, he traces how the myth led to modern advancements.
Apr. 7, 2022
Chase Field
It’s opening day across Major League Baseball, and the Arizona Diamondbacks begins its season Thursday night at Chase Field. To get a preview of the 2022 Diamondbacks, The Show spoke with Zach Buchanan, a baseball writer for the Athletic.
Apr. 5, 2022
globe sculpture created for the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York
Old movies and musicals occasionally referenced exciting World's fairs. And it turns out, they're still going on.
Apr. 5, 2022
elephant
A new list by the advocacy group In Defense of Animals ranks the Phoenix Zoo as one of the worst zoos in the country in how it cares for elephants.
Apr. 5, 2022
David and Brooklynn Cameron Chars LIVE
The Melrose music venue Char's Has the Blues is now Char's LIVE, a name change that came with a new developer. The Show spoke with developer David Cameron and music critic Ed Masley to learn about the club's history with the blues.
Apr. 4, 2022

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