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  • Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca: Antigona

    published April 23, 2015

    Sophocles gets the Spanish treatment when Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca perform an adaptation of the ancient Greek playwright’s... More >>

  • [DE/AS]cending

    published April 23, 2015

    What if ASU Art Museum were a bunker? And what if said bunker was holding a store of water? That’s the premise of [DE/AS]cending, a... More >>

  • "Other Observations"

    published April 16, 2015

    If nothingness is somethingness and every little thing matters just as much as it doesn’t and all of this intrigues you, scares you, and... More >>

  • “Mysteries from Europe”

    published April 16, 2015

    If you love a good whodunit and are bored because it would be silly to re-re-watch Sherlock, perhaps the Phoenix Art Museum’s the place... More >>

  • Diane Keaton Book-Signing

    published April 9, 2015

    In her latest book, 2014’s Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, quite a few things are clear about actress Diane Keaton.... More >>

  • Sci-Fi TV Dinner

    published April 2, 2015

    Dinner and a movie? So passé. Thank Zorp for ASU's Center for Science and Imagination (seriously a thing), because its recurring Sci-Fi... More >>

  • "Architecture for Place"

    published April 2, 2015

    Sustainability this, green that. We get it. The Earth is cool and maybe let’s not destroy it. So does Australia-based architect Glenn... More >>

  • Midnight Cowboy

    published April 2, 2015

    Much of Andy Warhol's New York has been romanticized, glorified, captured in so many Studio 54 and Factory snapshots. But its ugliness is... More >>

  • South of Gold Mountain

    published March 26, 2015

    When H.T. Chen and Dancers take to the stage at Tempe Center for the Arts on March 27 and 28 to perform South of Gold Mountain, they'll bring... More >>

  • "Indispensable dispensable - lessons to still be learned"

    published March 26, 2015

    It’s funny what big ideas little objects can inspire. Take, for instance, the paintings of Lee Berger in “Indispensable dispensable... More >>

  • Nerd Nite 25

    published March 26, 2015

    It would seem that nerds no longer need to seek revenge, as they've established a long-running event all their own, a decidedly squaresville... More >>

  • The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert

    published March 12, 2015

    Our eyesight may not be 20/20, but that doesn’t stop us from recognizing the design genius that was Paolo Soleri. The Italian-born,... More >>

  • "30 Year Anniversary"

    published March 12, 2015

    In a world obsessed with orange being the new black, and Ariana Grande being the new Mariah Carey, and stupid-cute baby mini-zebras being the... More >>

  • “Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra”

    published March 12, 2015

    Seems like innovation, and particularly the Internet, give way to more and more culture — and more opportunities for the public to embrace... More >>

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    published March 5, 2015

    For the few, the proud, the comedy fans who toughed it out to endure all three-ish hours of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary... More >>

  • Roxanne Lowit

    published March 5, 2015

    Ever heard of Roxanne Lowit? Lady wrote the book on Yves Saint Laurent. Or, we should probably say, she shot the book on Yves Saint Laurent,... More >>

  • Nederlands Dans Theater 2

    published February 26, 2015

    Though it certainly sounds plausible, Nederlands Dans Theater 2 is not the sequel to a very important foreign film that didn’t make a... More >>

  • Art D'Core Gala

    published February 19, 2015

    Ever wanted to don colorful and creative formal attire while celebrating arty stuff downtown in the presence of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton?... More >>

  • An Unusual Love Story...David & Lisa

    published February 12, 2015

    In the immortal and slightly paraphrased words of Liz Lemon: Love is weird and sometimes gross, but when you find it you should treasure it.... More >>

  • Napoli

    published February 12, 2015

    Things we know about Napoli: Ballet Arizona performs it this weekend. It is the first time any American company has staged the work (a.k.a. big... More >>

  • [nueLAUNCH]

    published February 5, 2015

    Don’t let the name fool you. Julie Akerly and Matthew Mosher’s [nueBOX] is a performance art venture very much outside the, well,... More >>

  • “10 Most Exciting Photographers from the Past Year”

    published February 5, 2015

    Though 2014 and its end-of-year lists have come and gone, you should know we’re not quite done. Alan Rapp has a top-10 list that will... More >>

  • Wendy Whelan: Restless Creature

    published January 29, 2015

    When Wendy Whelan said goodbye to the New York City Ballet after nearly three decades, the 47-year-old ballerina wasn’t bidding farewell... More >>

  • "Lady Macbeth and Ophelia: Beyond Drowning and Sleep-walking"

    published January 22, 2015

    The mental undoings of Lady Macbeth and Ophelia, one power-hungry and the other pushed around, have inspired performances and interpretations... More >>

  • The Human Scale

    published January 15, 2015

    Being a relatively young city with a relatively massive inferiority complex, Phoenix and its inhabitants seem to always be wondering: What... More >>

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