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Die Hard: A Christmas Story
Debate continues on whether “Die Hard” is a Christmas movie. And one Valley resident feels strongly that it is. So strongly that for the fifth time, Shaun McNamara’s All Puppet Players are presenting, “Die Hard: A Christmas Story.”
Dec. 10, 2021
butte hill mining
A current exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum showcases the role of mining in the American West. It’s called, "Landscapes of Extraction: The Art of Mining in the American West."
Dec. 9, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller
The city of Glendale informed the team that it intends to lock the Coyotes out of Gila River Arena by Dec. 20 if all outstanding debts to the city and the management company for the arena are not paid.
Dec. 9, 2021
Closed entrance
Big changes are coming to the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix. KJZZ News has the first details about the iconic property’s demolition and what’s in store — including preliminary sketches of the plans.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 8, 2021
Die Hard blu-ray in front of a Christmas stocking
It started with “Die Hard” — but it won’t end there. The debate over just what makes a movie a Christmas movie has become an annual tradition, as heated as arguments over the merits of fruitcake and whether that eggnog from last year is safe to drink.
How an all-puppet ‘Die Hard’ became a Phoenix tradition
Dec. 8, 2021
Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home
As vaccinations became widely available and Hollywood started releasing a healthier slate of films, the number of movie theater attendees naturally went up. But are movies being released later this month enough to truly revive the box office?
Dec. 7, 2021
it's all about relationships book cover
The names from the world of entertainment include Billy Crystal, Kevin Costner and Celine Dion, and the sports legends include Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. Those well-known celebrities, and many more, are friends of Valley businessman Jimmy Walker and are featured in his new book, "It’s All about Relationships."
Dec. 6, 2021
david cutler survival of the city
Since the pandemic began, stories about city dwellers leaving for the outdoors and more space have made the news. But how are cities trying to respond? And has the pandemic caused a fundamental change in how they operate?
Dec. 6, 2021
University of Arizona Poetry Center
What do a poetry library director from Tucson, a Lipan Apache Earth scientist/YA novelist and a Tempe poet have in common? They are returning friends on this episode of "Word."
Dec. 6, 2021
the goonies
"The Goonies" star Sean Astin is in the Valley this weekend hosting a screening of the beloved 1985 film. And that kicks off a weekend of other events for Astin around the Valley.
Dec. 3, 2021
Camelback Ranch spring training
A top West Valley official says his city is very worried about the local economic impact of Major League Baseball’s labor dispute. Management called its version of a strike on employees less than three months before the 2022 Cactus League season is scheduled to be played in 10 Phoenix-area ballparks.
Dec. 2, 2021
Garth Paine ASU
Most of the time, if you go to see a concert, you’re a passive observer. You sit in the audience, taking in the music. Your applause about all that you can give back. But Garth Paine wants to make you a part of the performance — with your phone.
Dec. 2, 2021
1915 Detroit Electric car
An illuminated holiday tradition is set to emerge from a pandemic-forced darkness. Among the balloons and floats in a weekend light parade through north-central Phoenix after a year hiatus will be an electric car that’s more than a century old.
Dec. 1, 2021
Women shopping in Downtown Mesa
In the past two decades, downtown Mesa added a major arts center and light rail. But city officials say it wasn’t enough to revitalize the area. Now, thanks to a recent partnership with ASU, a transformation is coming.
More Arizona business news
Dec. 1, 2021
Ronan Thompson
Taylor Swift has been rerecording all of her old albums after her masters were sold by her former record label without her permission. The rerelease of the 2012 album includes nine new songs — including one that means a lot to one Scottsdale mom.
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Dec. 1, 2021
Tony Hillerman
The book publishing genre of mysteries was dominated by detectives and protagonists from London, New York, and Los Angeles. But Tony Hillerman wrote 18 novels featuring characters Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee of the Navajo tribal police, and he helped open up that geographical area beginning in the early 1970s.
Dec. 1, 2021
Crescent Ballroom takeout sanitized pens
More grants are available for micro and small businesses after the Phoenix City Council allocated $8 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
More Arizona business news
Nov. 30, 2021
Chris Paul Phoenix Suns
Last season’s Phoenix Suns team made the NBA Finals for only the third time in the organization’s history, eventually losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. The team hasn’t let that postseason disappointment affect this year’s ambitions, as the Suns are off to a 17-3 start — including 16 wins in a row.
Nov. 30, 2021
Flying Blind Peter Robison
In 2018 and then again in 2019, Boeing’s newest plane crashed twice, leaving 346 people dead as a result. It became clear that Boeing took shortcuts with the plane’s development, and its reputation was tarnished. Peter Robison looked into the tragedy and documented his findings on the company’s downfall in his new book.
Nov. 30, 2021
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Sunrise Park Resort, a place to ski in Apache County, has delayed its opening because of warm temperatures and a lack of natural snow this year.
Nov. 30, 2021

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