Arts + Entertainment

The Poisoned Pen
As the winter holidays approach, a lot of us will be looking for new books to give to friends and family. For help as we try to be more discerning, it’s time for our occasional Page Turner series when we turn to local booksellers to find out what they’re excited about.
Nov. 12, 2021
Cam DeCaussin at home Royse Contemporary Scottsdale
“Home” has meant a lot of things during the pandemic: a sanctuary, a hideout, a jail. And that’s what Phoenix painter Cam DeCaussin explores in his newest solo exhibition at Royse Contemporary in Old Town Scottsdale.
Nov. 12, 2021
Binational Artwalk
A binational art event at the Arizona-Sonora border is back this year after a pandemic hiatus. And this year, it will include both in-person and virtual elements. The Binational Artwalk has been an annual tradition in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, since 2015.
Nov. 11, 2021
Self-portrait: Distanced by Roddy MacInnes
A new exhibit at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Center Space gallery explores the many facets of social distancing, through the eyes of 17 artists from Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
Nov. 10, 2021
Phoenix Art Museum sign
The pandemic has been a distinct challenge for museums, art galleries, theatres and basically, most places we would go to gather with other people in close quarters. And the Phoenix Art Museum has had to push through the past two years or so with inconsistency at the top of the organization.
Nov. 10, 2021
Robert Sarver
Last week, ESPN published a lengthy article featuring allegations of misogyny and racism — along with a toxic work culture — against Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and the organization. Republic Columnist E.J. Montini wrote about the accusations and some of Sarver’s admissions — which Montini called "creepy."
Nov. 9, 2021
Jo-Carroll Dennison
Jo-Carroll Dennison’s time was marked with the experiences of an extraordinary life — a childhood spent performing for pennies and selling snake-oil miracle elixirs in her parent’s traveling medicine show, a reign as Miss America that was punctuated by defiance and as an actor who challenged the misogynistic Hollywood system during the industry's Golden Age.
Nov. 8, 2021
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast hosted by Tom Maxedon, explore the human condition in the past, present and future with a historical fiction writer who runs a boutique bed-and-breakfast in the Yucatán, a Phoenix poet whose tireless homeless outreach led to a spoken word/jazz album and a Valley gaming enthusiast who wrote a sci-fi novel.
Nov. 7, 2021
First Contact
The Copa Shorts Film Fest is marking its fifth year with a lineup of comedies. The Show spoke with the event's founder, Shelley Gillespie, to learn about this year's selections.
Nov. 5, 2021
An Arizona nonprofit is bringing the arts to economically disadvantaged students in a new, immersive way.
Nov. 5, 2021
Lena Nguyen We Have Always Been Here
Science fiction novels and other kinds of entertainment can often lead us into dystopian futures that mostly leave optimism and sunshine behind. And the merging of sci-fi and horror is a combination that may result in even darker tones.
Nov. 4, 2021
The Public Insult Playbook by Ruth Colker
In the new book, "The Public Insult Playbook: How Abusers in Power Undermine Civil Rights Reform," Ruth Colker explores the ways in which people in power on the right have kept certain groups — including people of color and those with disabilities — from truly being treated equally.
Nov. 4, 2021
Just Democracy Kyrsten Sinema The Betrayal
Activists have taken to new approaches to get through to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has become one of the most polarizing figures in the country this year. The newest tactic: a horror movie trailer.
More Arizona politics news
Nov. 3, 2021
Mikitzli Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix
The commercialization of Día de los Muertos is decried by many, but ASU lecturer Mathew Sandoval argues it’s not so simple.
More stories from The Show
Nov. 2, 2021
Old Town Scottsdale
Scottsdale residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on future development in Old Town.
Nov. 1, 2021
Edward S. Curtis Native American photo exhibition
The pandemic has been tough for legacy museums in our community. But for newer museums, like Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, it was even harder to keep funds in the coffers.
Nov. 1, 2021
entrance to train station
The Phoenix Sky Train won’t start carrying passengers to and from the airport’s Rental Car Center until mid-2022, but KJZZ got an early look.
Oct. 31, 2021
Adam Fine the Behavioral Code
The law is broken all the time — from the corporate level to the street level. And Adam Fine attempts to understand why in a new book he co-authors.
Oct. 29, 2021
Al McCoy and Jon Bloom
The Phoenix Suns are off to a slow start in the first couple of weeks of the NBA season. One person who has seen all the highs and lows over the course of his 50 years with the team is play-by-play broadcaster Al McCoy.
Oct. 29, 2021
Vanessa Becerra in The Copper Queen" Film
Ghosts have long been a part of the story of the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. And a new film production by Arizona Opera focuses on the story of one of them: Julia Lowell in room 315.
'The Room' star made a horror movie about an Arizona cult
Oct. 29, 2021

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