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2014 Stories by Glenn BurnSilver

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  • Blowin' in the Wind

    published July 17, 2014

    There’s a reason the Weather Channel is the most watched channel (true!): People are fascinated by weather. There’s no denying the... More >>

  • Music Feature: Ice-T and Body Count

    published July 10, 2014

    Ice-T admitted to “mailing it in” for his band Body Count’s 2006 album Murder 4 Hire. The rapper was knee-deep in being a... More >>

  • Top of the Lake

    published July 3, 2014

    Some events get better with age, including the Tempe Town Lake Festival featuring Tempe’s 63rd annual fireworks display over Tempe Town... More >>

  • What Is Life?

    published June 26, 2014

    They say life is a cabaret, my friend, but in this modern time, is that really the case? Really, life is a rave, my tripping buddy; or a death... More >>

  • Pinterest

    published June 19, 2014

    An ability to play an instrument doesn’t mean you can bowl. Still, a bevy of local musicians will be doing just that at the fourth... More >>

  • Cover the Crescent @ Crescent Ballroom

    published June 12, 2014

    You can blame Phish, but covering another band's album in its entirety has become a cool and popular thing to do. Three Phoenix acts break from... More >>

  • Tim Time

    published May 29, 2014

    Looking at Tim Allen is enough to make one laugh. It’s easy to see why he was picked to portray a dog in The Shaggy Dog and Santa in The... More >>

  • Maceo Parker @ Musical Instrument Museum

    published May 22, 2014

    Saxophonist Maceo Parker calls his band "the tightest little funk orchestra on Earth." It should be. Parker was schooled in tightness as the... More >>

  • Bill Frisell @ Musical Instrument Museum

    published May 15, 2014

    In every musical idiom there are performers who transcend the genre and, at times, the music itself. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell ranks among... More >>

  • Can-Do

    published May 15, 2014

    Have you noticed that more and more people are drinking beer in cans these days? We’re not talking about the usual cheap swill either.... More >>

  • Prickly Pair

    published May 15, 2014

    Every year someone hugs a cactus for all the wrong reasons. A Tucson man last year was “hugged” to death by a falling saguaro, and... More >>

  • Fallout Boy

    published May 8, 2014

    Presenting Shakespeare is always a tricky thing. Does the famous bard’s centuries-old work get updated, or is a prim and proper approach... More >>

  • Nikki Lane @ Crescent Ballroom

    published May 1, 2014

    Nikki Lane is raw, unabashed, and commanding — and alluringly soft. Her music hardly follows the stereotypical country blueprint, which... More >>

  • Summertime Sadness

    published May 1, 2014

    A strong friendship should be able to overcome any obstacles, especially distance and cultural differences. Sometimes, something ever-lasting... More >>

  • Park Place

    published April 24, 2014

    The weather’s slowly warming up and before we know what happened -- wham! Another burning summer is here. So, before it gets too hot to... More >>

  • Being Bookish

    published April 24, 2014

    Holy paperback, Batman! Yes, that time has come. Time to clear off the coffee table, empty out the closet and reorganize the laundry room,... More >>

  • Stuck in the Middle Ages

    published April 17, 2014

    Geoffrey Chaucer was England’s greatest poet, a celebrated author best known for The Canterbury Tales, but also for promoting the English... More >>

  • Doll Time

    published April 10, 2014

    Katsina dolls -- sometimes called kachina dolls by non-Hopis -- are a frequent sight around the Southwest. These dolls represent hundreds of... More >>

  • Mariachi Brothers Turn Classic Metal on Its Head

    published April 3, 2014

    Those able to picture Axl Rose adorned in an ornate, oversize sombrero or a bandanna-wearing Bret Michaels strumming a fat guitarrón or... More >>

  • Rebuild This City

    published April 3, 2014

    You’re out and about and yet another cloned strip mall clogs the view, raising the question: “Why do these malls need to exist... More >>

  • Surreal Still Life

    published April 3, 2014

    Linda Ingraham has a long history of exhibiting her work in the Valley. Her last major solo exhibit (Mesa, 2013) featured an unusual array of... More >>

  • Fit to Print

    published March 27, 2014

    The nice thing about art, as compared to, say, some music, is that one can travel back in time and typically find modern relevance in older... More >>

  • Borderline

    published March 27, 2014

    Immigration is a hot-button issue in the Southwest -- and in Arizona in particular. With hundreds of miles of borderland, crossing into America... More >>

  • Soulful Sharon Jones Survives Cancer to Return to the Stage

    published March 20, 2014

    Sharon Jones is one tough woman. A former corrections officer and Wells Fargo security guard who once was told she was "too black, too fat, too... More >>

  • Ali In

    published March 20, 2014

    It’s hard to find anybody who doesn’t know something about Muhammad Ali, as the retired boxer still manages to keep a fairly high... More >>

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