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2015 Stories by Janessa Hilliard

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    published April 9, 2015

    For nearly half a century, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company has wowed millions with a unique take on contemporary modern dance,... More >>

  • Hotel Valley Ho Tour

    published April 9, 2015

    One of the Valley’s prize Midcentury Modern gems, Hotel Valley Ho has a rich and storied past. Nearly in its 60s, the hotel has played... More >>

  • Bike Prom

    published April 2, 2015

    We’re fairly confident that if you’re old enough to get into this prom, your days of dancing in a decked out high school gymnasium... More >>

  • Agave on the Rocks

    published March 26, 2015

    Though it’s only just begun, spring already feels like summer. Desert Botanical Garden is helping to ease that transition with its annual... More >>

  • "instApache Filtered Rezolution: Social Media Now"

    published March 19, 2015

    Douglas Miles, who lives and works on the San Carlos Apache-Akimel O’odham Reservation hours outside Phoenix, is known for his updated... More >>

  • Breaking Ground 2015

    published March 19, 2015

    Now in its eighth year — just as captivating and clever as always — the 2015 contemporary dance and film festival Breaking Ground... More >>

  • The Raising of America

    published March 19, 2015

    For being such a wealthy nation, the well being of our country’s children is truly troubling. The Raising of America, a documentary... More >>

  • "Page to Screen"

    published March 12, 2015

    Whether you’re a movie buff, a dedicated reader, or a passive fan, “Page to Screen” is sure to please. From art to action... More >>

  • Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

    published March 5, 2015

    One of Arizona’s most popular cultural events celebrates nearly 60 years of artistry and crowd-pleasing activities. Now in its 57th year,... More >>

  • Art Detour 27

    published March 5, 2015

    Now in its 27th year as a spring staple, Artlink’s Art Detour takes over the galleries and sidewalks in the heart of downtown, featuring... More >>

  • The SIC Sense Sketch: XXX Marks the Spot

    published February 26, 2015

    Plays on grammatical errors, paranormal activity, or Bruce Willis and M. Night Shyamalan aside, this comedy troupe with a very punny name hits... More >>

  • Devour Phoenix’s 6th Annual Bartending Competition

    published February 26, 2015

    Come thirsty to Devour Phoenix’s Sixth Annual Bartending Competition. The three-round competition features nine local bartenders: Michael... More >>

  • "MicroDwelling 2015"

    published February 26, 2015

    The tiny house movement returns to the Valley this month with “MicroDwelling 2015: Alternative Spaces for Simple Living.” The... More >>

  • Lily Tomlin

    published February 19, 2015

    She may be a septuagenarian, but Lily Tomlin still brings smiles to stand-up audiences with her charm, charisma, and wit. She’s come a... More >>

  • Corks & Cactus

    published February 19, 2015

    Boutique wines and botanical beauties come together this weekend at the Desert Botanical Garden’s annual Corks & Cactus wine... More >>

  • Anything Goes

    published February 19, 2015

    Music and lyrics from the legendary Cole Porter take the stage again in Anything Goes, a production of Phoenix Theatre’s spring lineup.... More >>

  • The Vagina Monologues

    published February 12, 2015

    The timing couldn’t be more purposeful. Episodic play The Vagina Monologues comes to Phoenix in time for V-Day, a day of activism in the... More >>

  • Amazing Arizona Comic Con

    published February 12, 2015

    Comic book nerds, cosplayers, and casual fans unite: the Amazing Arizona Comic Con is back. Event goers can expect panels from Paranormal... More >>

  • This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing

    published February 12, 2015

    One of the more aptly named and certainly descriptive titles, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing, comes to Arizona State... More >>

  • Super Bowl XLIX

    published January 29, 2015

    Notorious cornerback Richard Sherman and the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks take on two-time MVP Tom Brady and the AFC champion... More >>

  • The Elephant Wrestler

    published January 22, 2015

    Home to 17 percent of the world’s population and the intersection between first-world technology and gods and traditions of old, India is... More >>

  • The Great Whisk(e)y Bowl Debate

    published January 22, 2015

    The Super Bowl may have cornered the beer market, but for one weeknight before the big game Phoenicians will have a chance to crown a champion... More >>

  • Mister Rock 2015 Pageant

    published January 15, 2015

    It’s election year in the Valley’s gay community, as aptly named local star Eddie Broadway steps down as the mister with the most.... More >>

  • Whitney Cummings

    published January 15, 2015

    Sometimes the smaller things pack the most punch. Such is the case with Whitney Cummings, who boasts a biting wit — and excellent hair.... More >>

  • Ultra 101

    published January 8, 2015

    If your New Year’s Resolution is to get out there and run Camelback rather than hiking it or to train for a marathon, Tempe’s Road... More >>

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