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  • 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 >>

  • Well-Read

    published May 1, 2014

    In Fahrenheit 451, books get a bad rap as items capable of corrupting the mind and stirring unrest. In reality, many books are capable of doing... 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 >>

  • Friends in Town

    published March 13, 2014

    Spring showers may bring flowers, but with mostly warm weather, the Valley comes alive with outdoor festivals around the same time. One of the... More >>

  • Light Bulb Moment

    published March 13, 2014

    It doesn’t take a genius to see that the mind holds infinite possibilities, from electric cars to cutting-edge medical breakthroughs, and... More >>

  • Move Over Elvis, It's Viva PHX: One Huge Night of Music Downtown

    published March 6, 2014

    Austin has South by Southwest, San Francisco has Outside Lands, Manchester, Tennessee has Bonnaroo, and locally, now there's Viva... More >>

  • Mavis Staples Boasts a Half Decade of Musical Gold

    published March 6, 2014

    Mavis Staples can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's traveling "Women Who Rock" exhibit, currently on display at the Musical... More >>

  • Black Is The New Black

    published March 6, 2014

    Maria Poveka Martinez is a legendary potter from New Mexico. Maria, Black Pottery of San Ildefonso, a short film showing at the Heard Museum,... More >>

  • Wing It

    published March 6, 2014

    Living in Kenya, we never saw an ostrich with it’s head in the sand. That spells easy prey. The reality is that they can run close to 30... More >>

  • George Thorogood's Singular Career Hits 40

    published February 27, 2014

    Ask George Thorogood how he's doing, he'll likely answer, "Bad." Then, after leaving his interviewer wondering, he'll follow up with "bad to... More >>

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