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2004 Stories by Ashlea Deahl

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  • Fable Bodied

    published December 23, 2004

    12/31 Appearances often are deceiving. You'd probably expect a public performance of Aesop's fables to be some infantile feel-good... More >>

  • Red Door Salon

    published December 9, 2004

    Indigo Verton, 33, painter, photographer, hat maker, ex-cabaret star, bartender, and self-proclaimed hippie child is one of three artists working... More >>

  • Wax Ecstatic

    published December 9, 2004

    SAT 12/11 Normally we wouldn't recommend walking the streets of Cave Creek after dark, given the number of bikers -- inebriated or... More >>

  • Swiff It, Bad. Whip It Good!

    published December 2, 2004

    In 1976, Mark Mothersbaugh and his Devo bandmates slept in an Econoline van, drafting eccentric lyrics about the de-evolution of humans. Today,... More >>

  • Studio Visit: Paper Doll

    published November 25, 2004

    Camille Messina, 24, fashion designer, filmmaker, singer and hairdresser, lives with three roommates, four pets and one creepy mannequin in a... More >>

  • It's Noa or Never

    published November 25, 2004

    According to Israeli singer Achinoam Nini, a.k.a. Noa, if you've heard her music, well, that's downright un-American. No, really, unless... More >>

  • West World

    published November 4, 2004

    Arizona's cowboy history and cactus-speckled landscape are permanent fixtures, so when we're not grumbling about the kitschy paraphernalia and... More >>

  • Poll Position

    published October 28, 2004

    Tue 11/2 For politically active artists (redundant, we know), the presidential election is a bit like the Super Bowl, sans the beer... More >>

  • Never Mind the 'Ballers

    published October 28, 2004

    Wed 11/3 With the D-Backs in freefall, the Cardinals in the basement, and the Coyotes involved in a lockout nobody cares about, the... More >>

  • Hello Kitty

    published October 21, 2004

    10/21-11/14 Bob "Daddy-O" Wade knows weird when he sees it -- or makes it. The "King of Texas Kitsch," as fans and art enthusiasts call... More >>

  • Bordertown Riot

    published October 21, 2004

    Ditch your donkey-show and dollar-a-day hooker dreams. Tijuana is a real town with more to love than its proximity. So says Culture Clash, a... More >>

  • Spawn Shop

    published October 14, 2004

    Sat 10/16 Does Todd McFarlane ever sleep? In between overseeing day-to-day operations at three different companies, raising three... More >>

  • Strip Smart

    published October 14, 2004

    Sun 10/17 While men fantasize about the seductive third-date strip tease, women dread the nuances that come with the nerve-racking... More >>

  • Woman's Work

    published August 26, 2004

    A displaced mother and daughter beg for food in India, where women and children make up 75 percent of refugees. A homeless Ethiopian woman... More >>

  • Studio Visit: Disturbed Beauty

    published August 19, 2004

    It's too easy to label Rachel Bess dark. After all, the 24-year-old artist harbors an obvious obsession with mortality. Her artwork is more... More >>

  • Studio Visit: The Maas Monster Mash

    published August 5, 2004

    Mike Maas has more than a few skeletons in his closet. The budding artist who spent his childhood watching Creature Feature boasts a house... More >>

  • Gettin' Played

    published July 22, 2004

    If splashy special effects and epic backdrops are a must for your theater-going experience, Phoenix Theatre's Seventh Annual New Works... More >>

  • Breast in Show

    published July 8, 2004

    If the Icehouse smells like a stable on Friday, July 9, don't be discouraged. The open-air art venue still caters to art enthusiasts and primo... More >>

  • Star-Spangled Planner

    published July 1, 2004

    Bedazzling in your Uncle Sam novelty hat and puffy-paint flag shirt, with nowhere to go? At least it's the Fourth of July this time -- and not... More >>

  • Heart Attack

    published June 24, 2004

    6/25-6/26 Scott Sanders, owner of the Paper Heart Gallery, has his own method of bitch-slapping culture-deprived Valley residents. This... More >>

  • Cardiac Arrest

    published June 10, 2004

    6/11-6/20 With titles such as Death and Taxes, The Trouble With Death and A Prison in the Heart in its repertoire,... More >>

  • Knit Pick

    published June 3, 2004

    Steve Uren is too cool to knit -- or so you'd think. His thick, russet glasses offset short, spiky hair, and his tee shirt, which boasts a... More >>

  • Chair Game

    published June 3, 2004

    When the Phoenix Coyotes fail and the Arizona Diamondbacks don't deliver, it might be time to invest our loyalty in a new breed of athlete -- one... More >>

  • Third Time's a Charm

    published May 20, 2004

    Fri 5/21 To compensate for the swelling First Friday crowds, some downtown art venues are adding a second evening of events each... More >>

  • Spanish Rise

    published May 20, 2004

    Sat 5/22 Carlos Urtubey, a baritone of Colombian descent, tells the story of one of the zarzuela duets (lyric Spanish theater) he'll... More >>

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