rss Email Author Brendan Joel Kelley

Awards

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published June 16, 2005

    "High Voltage"

2003 Stories by Brendan Joel Kelley

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  • Get Your Blocks Off

    published December 25, 2003

    Wed 12/31 Ding! The biggest showdown this week isn't Ohio State against Kansas State, but Tempe versus Scottsdale in the battle... More >>

  • Lady Luck

    published December 25, 2003

    12/26-1/11 "It's intimidating when you play anybody who's lived a life," says actress Joan Pringle (best known for playing Sybil... More >>

  • Robbing the Dreidel

    published December 18, 2003

    12/18-12/21 So the seasonal blues aren't confined to the Whos -- and Christmas isn't the only holiday to suffer a Grinch. A grisly gang... More >>

  • Hill Factor

    published December 18, 2003

    Sun 12/21 Several of the religious holidays celebrated worldwide during December are linked to the first day of winter and shortest... More >>

  • Bad Weed

    published December 11, 2003

    "Here, go ahead and light this joint, man, let me tell you my idea . . ." Flick, flick . . . puff, inhale, hold it, eyes bug out, holding... More >>

  • Meet My Shorts

    published December 11, 2003

    Sat 12/13 Short attention span? Meet your match this Saturday, December 13, when the Phoenix Indieclub rolls its first short film... More >>

  • C Worthy

    published December 11, 2003

    Sat 12/13 Contemporary dance is taking an abstract leap forward in Phoenix, with the presentation of Dancing in C by Crossing... More >>

  • And the Band Plays On

    published December 4, 2003

    Fri 12/5 "I'm sure a lot of people used to fantasize about Cris [Kirkwood] or [Derrick] Bostrom as a woman, so no, I don't think it'll... More >>

  • Skating Through Life

    published November 27, 2003

    Travis Graves, a.k.a. Mt. Egypt, has friends in high places, which is the only explanation for his fledgling act's phenomenal luck at performing... More >>

  • The Puck Drops Here

    published November 27, 2003

    Sun 11/30 Keeping up appearances is a must in the sports world, a universe where a franchise is nothing without a shiny new building to... More >>

  • Pallin' Around

    published November 27, 2003

    Sat 11/29 Willie Nelson. Call him the original musical road warrior or the silver-throated pirate of the highways, his tour bus cutting... More >>

  • Roller Girls

    published November 20, 2003

    Sat 11/22 "I've been to the ER more times in the past three months than I have in the past three years," Smashley Adams says of her... More >>

  • Come Out Swingin'

    published November 13, 2003

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  • World Beat

    published November 13, 2003

    11/13-11/122 The Brazilian art form/dance/martial art Capoeira has been described as "a conversation between two bodies in motion," a... More >>

  • Survival Musik

    published November 6, 2003

    One of the more under-reported aspects of Hitler's march through Europe in the 1930s and '40s is the destructive effect it had on culture -- art,... More >>

  • Stop, Pop and Roll

    published November 6, 2003

    The Furious Styles Crew, Arizona's preeminent break-dancing crew, knows how to throw a birthday party. This year is the 10th anniversary of... More >>

  • List of Fate

    published November 6, 2003

    11/8-11/23 In the shadow of the Cold War, a round of redbaiting in 1950s Hollywood produced a "blacklist" of film professionals banned... More >>

  • XO, Elliott

    published October 30, 2003

    "Yeah, I jumped off a cliff, but let's talk about something else," Elliott Smith told me in 1997. It was shortly after the release of his... More >>

  • Swing Set

    published October 30, 2003

    10/30-11/2 They call it "the 14th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival," and by "classic," they primarily mean Dixieland, ragtime and... More >>

  • Suite Sorrow

    published October 30, 2003

    11/5-11/9 The nuptial mood can go to hell in about two seconds when the bride's ex is in the honeymoon suite next door, as in Noel... More >>

  • Arm and Glamour

    published October 23, 2003

    Sat 10/25 It's the State Fair's most gripping entertainment -- hands-down. On Saturday, October 25, "the Super Bowl of Arm Wrestling"... More >>

  • Monsters Ball

    published October 23, 2003

    10/23-10/26 Darkness falls across the land/ The midnight hour is close at hand/ Creatures crawl in search of blood/ To terrorize... More >>

  • Milky Way

    published October 16, 2003

    Sat 10/18 Hunched over your Cheerios in the morning, staring at the 2 percent milk, ever find yourself thinking, "I could build a boat... More >>

  • Foul Factor

    published October 9, 2003

    10/10-10/12 Joe Rogan thinks he's funny, though you may not know it from his poker-faced persona as host of NBC's Fear Factor.... More >>

  • Hair Tactics

    published October 2, 2003

    Afros and dreadlocks and conks and weaves, relaxer and straightener and perm endpapers and picks, cornrows and braids and beads . . . all of... More >>

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