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Last week, Cactus League began spring training after an extended lockout by owners. Spokesperson Andrew Bagnato says so far, the attendance numbers are good, but they are below average, at around 6,500 per game.
Mar. 23, 2022
ASU multi-use hockey arena rendering
The Arizona Coyotes hope to play three seasons at ASU beginning this fall before moving into its proposed arena, as part of a new entertainment district. But the organization has been criticized by multiple National Hockey League players and partners for planning to play its home games in an arena that will hold only one-third the number of fans who typically attend an NHL game.
Mar. 22, 2022
Phil Boas
Lia Thomas became the first transgender woman to win a Division I national championship when she won the NCAA’s 500-yard freestyle swimming event. But some of her teammates have expressed their frustration in an anonymous letter, saying they felt unable to speak out about their concerns.
Mar. 21, 2022
Hand tossing baseball
A federal judge ruled last week that Major League Baseball violated Arizona state minimum wage law in its treatment of minor league players and is liable for triple damages.
Mar. 20, 2022
KJZZ logo generic card
The Tucson Music Hall, used for concerts, plays, and ballet, will soon bear the name of Tucson native Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt began her musical career as the lead singer of the Stone Poneys, a country-folk trio featuring two friends she met while briefly attending the University of Arizona.
Mar. 19, 2022
Goodyear Ballpark
The first pitch of spring training was finally thrown Thursday after almost 100 days of MLB labor negotiations. However, this is the third straight year of either a shortened schedule or reduced stadium capacity, after the COVID-19 pandemic affected both the 2020 and 2021 season.
Mar. 19, 2022
beatrice moore hanging mutant piñatas at weird garden
Now in its 34th year, ArtLink’s premiere program, Art Detour, is celebrating local artists for the entire month of March. And artist and neighborhood activist Beatrice Moore was there from the beginning.
More Arizona arts, entertainment news
Mar. 18, 2022
linda pressman, author of jewish girls gone wild
Lots of Arizonans have come here from somewhere else. The reasons for those moves and the stories behind them are as varied as many of our former homes. But for one Valley author, the story was a little more wild than most.
Mar. 18, 2022
Nabhaan Rizwan Station Eleven
For almost two years, so many headlines have focused on a deadly virus and the steps we were supposed to take to avoid being infected. So why, when we sit down to enjoy some light entertainment on TV, would we turn to a show about a pandemic, of all things? And how have our viewing habits changed doing COVID times?
Mar. 17, 2022
Wendy MacNaughton DrawTogether
The pandemic has spelled loss and isolation for so many of us for the last two years. But it has also brought out a lot of beauty, and in the case of the show "DrawTogether," silliness.
Mar. 16, 2022
Salt River Fields Scottsdale
Spring training is back on, and late last week, the MLB released a revised Cactus League schedule. But the sudden shift means everyone from hot dog vendors to stadium owners have to get up and running — fast.
Mar. 15, 2022
Issa Rae Insecure HBO
Having more outlets for new dramas and comedies has led to more diversity, as a growing number of actors and performers of color are seen regularly. But advocates say further steps are needed both in front of — and behind — the camera.
Mar. 15, 2022
Sunrise Park Resort will be having its last day on March 20 though Snowbowl will continue for a few more weeks.
Mar. 15, 2022
horse race
Opening weekend at the Rillito Park racetrack in Tucson included four horses that died; three of them had to be put down after racing injuries. And two dozen horses have died at Phoenix’s Turf Paradise.
Mar. 15, 2022
basketball hoop
The NCAA men's basketball tournament tips off this week, and it will be the last one for retiring Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. Krzyzewski also guided USA Basketball back to Olympic dominance after he was tapped for the job by former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo.
Mar. 14, 2022
timothy chapman
Cattle Track Arts Compound is in a residential, upscale area of Scottsdale — a little east of Scottsdale Road and just a bit north of McDonald Drive. And it's where Valley painter Timothy Chapman has done his work for the past three years.
Mar. 14, 2022
Tommy Lloyd University of Arizona basketball
Tommy Lloyd has quickly returned University of Arizona basketball to national prominence after a tumultuous stretch that included NCAA charges tied to a federal corruption investigation, the firing of its men's coach and no postseason play.
Mar. 14, 2022
Arizona Humanities has announced the awarding of over $75,000 dollars in grants to nearly a dozen organizations in the state.
Mar. 13, 2022
The Arizona Commission on the Arts is announcing another round of grants with the submission period opening in May. The research and development grants provide up to $5,000 in funding support to artists as they advance their work.
Mar. 12, 2022
Salt River Fields Scottsdale
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly and manager Torey Lovullo shared a hug, a grin and a few slaps on the back. The bickering is over. Baseball is back.
Mar. 12, 2022


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