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2011 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Laugh Lines

    published May 19, 2011

    The standup scene in Phoenix has been booming over the past few years, with comedy nights spreading like wildfire. It’s only natural... More >>

  • Hot Mamma

    published May 12, 2011

    Like it or not, jukebox musicals have become a staple of modern theatre. The undisputed dancing queen of said genre, which enjoyably grafts... More >>

  • Manic Mondays

    published May 5, 2011

    We’re not certain why people dread the start of the workweek so much. True, the weekend may be over, but that doesn’t necessarily mean... More >>

  • The Mouth of Mencia

    published May 5, 2011

    In a recent edition of his Week in Review video blog, comedian Carlos Mencia expressed shock and awe at the annual Easter reenactment of... More >>

  • Grecian Yearns

    published April 28, 2011

    It’s a little known fact that Perfect Strangers actor Bronson Pinchot based the character of Balki Bartokomous on villagers he encountered... More >>

  • Temple of Boom

    published April 21, 2011

    As any cipher will likely tell you, DJing is the most vital of the four elements of hip-hop. And when it comes to Valley vinylists who understand... More >>

  • The Joy of Sixx

    published April 14, 2011

    Anyone can be a bestselling author these days. Writing talent is an entirely optional requirement for getting your title on the New York... More >>

  • Andres the Giant

    published April 7, 2011

    Artist Andres Serrano has mad respect for Pablo Picasso. Not only did the father of cubism influence the notorious photographer’s early... More >>

  • Joking Off

    published March 31, 2011

    When it comes to the seemingly never-ending debate over immigration, Alonzo Bodden is able to nimbly cut through both the hype and hate... More >>

  • Love Bytes

    published March 17, 2011

    Social media has been a blessing and a curse to dating. For every coupling that’s come about via Twitter or Foursquare, there are an equal... More >>

  • Proper Dose

    published March 10, 2011

    In the past few years, street art in Phoenix – whether legal, commissioned murals or surreptitiously spray-painted burners – has... More >>

  • Infinite Jest

    published March 10, 2011

    In 1997, loathed and loved soft jazz musician Kenny G made his mark in the Guinness World Records for using circular breathing to hold a note... More >>

  • Fair Weather

    published March 3, 2011

    Spring is here, which means for a few scant weeks we’ll be able to walk outside without feeling like we’re drowning in lava. As a... More >>

  • Stand-Up Citizen

    published February 24, 2011

    Comedian Bill Maher has never held his tongue with regard to his thoughts on the world, politicians, corporations, and American life – and... More >>

  • In the Dark

    published February 17, 2011

    As old school comedian George Gobel joked, “If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching television by candlelight.”... More >>

  • Funny Face

    published February 17, 2011

    Harland Williams is the kind of perennial goofball whose schtick can squeeze laughs out of thin air. With a career in film spanning nearly two... More >>

  • Bye, Robot

    published February 10, 2011

    Robots aren’t supposed to have emotions, but don’t expect Red Hot Robot’s final show in their current space (nestled between... More >>

  • Bare Market

    published February 10, 2011

    For the knuckleheads that keep insisting that there’s no history in Phoenix, we like to point to the Alwun House. The 40-year-old... More >>

  • Homeward Bound

    published February 3, 2011

    The surest sign of success for any art gallery endeavor is being able to spin off and open satellite sites. To date, Art Awakenings, the Roosevelt... More >>

  • Wandering Eye

    published February 3, 2011

    Everyone’s in a rush to get somewhere and we think it would behoove those movers and shakers to get lost.... More >>

  • Lunar Module

    published January 27, 2011

    Now that we’re finally at the end of the first month of the year, things seem to be settling into place. Frankly, it’s gotten boring.... More >>

  • Wandering Eye

    published January 27, 2011

    Everyone’s in a rush to get somewhere and we think it would behoove those movers and shakers to get lost.... More >>

  • Verbal Jabs

    published January 20, 2011

    Muhammad Ali had a way with words even in his days as Cassius Clay. So it makes perfect sense that the BlackPoet Ventures’ Float Like a... More >>

  • Sunny Days

    published January 20, 2011

    Every time Tempe artist and Bike Saviours co-founder Allison Karow has a new project or exhibition, we know that we’re in for a treat.... More >>

  • Sunny Days

    published January 20, 2011

    Every time Tempe artist and Bike Saviours co-founder Allison Karow has a new project or exhibition, we know that we’re in for a treat.... More >>

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