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2012 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    published July 12, 2012

    Rent is not the latest hot new thing on stage, fellow babies. The La Bohème-based rock musical is 18 years old. You won't... More >>

  • Spam-A-Lot

    published July 5, 2012

    How into theater are you? We dare you to spring for the value-packed VIP pass to Phoenix Theatre's 15th annual Hormel New Works... More >>

  • Straight Pimpin'

    published June 28, 2012

    Though we supported the French Revolution, perhaps the Reign of Terror didn't have to cut off absolutely every one of those aristocrats' heads.... More >>

  • Timing is Everything

    published June 21, 2012

    Drew Carey, apparent time traveler, visits our epoch sporting a soul patch and performing sketch comedy that makes people remember when... More >>

  • Sealed with a Kiss

    published June 14, 2012

    Mercury up, attention span down. If therefore you crave a live version of the unfiltered, baffling behavior television brings you in spazzy... More >>

  • You, Too, Can Play Tourist This Summer in Greater Phoenix

    published June 7, 2012

    Sure, Phoenix overflows with our own distinctive arts, entertainment, and culture, plus world-class visiting events and attractions, but these... More >>

  • Miss Match

    published June 7, 2012

    The Odd Couple premièred on Broadway in 1965. By now, entire generations haven't even seen Felix and Oscar quibbling in TVland... More >>

  • Teenage Mutants

    published May 31, 2012

    Provided you aren't stuck in summer school, now's primo young-adult-fiction-reading time. Not all of prolific author Alyson Noël's... More >>

  • Clue, Miss Drew?

    published May 24, 2012

    If there's a more devoted fan or better-informed expert on spunky girl detective Nancy Drew than spunky girl attorney Jennifer Fisher, it only... More >>

  • Out of the Box

    published May 17, 2012

    Arizona's hardest-working female playwrights prepare scripts for Arizona Women's Theatre Company's annual Pandora Festival of New Works, named... More >>

  • Brazilian Little Pieces

    published May 10, 2012

    Acclaimed author Ann Patchett loves her comfy home and indie bookshop in her native Nashville. But she loves readers, too, so she's... More >>

  • Drag Ball

    published May 10, 2012

    La Cage aux Folles, the drag-infused musical comedy about actual family values, leads a charmed life: The 1973 French play that became... More >>

  • Orange Bounty

    published May 3, 2012

    Downtown's up-and-coming Orange Theatre Group is bringing back the kind of obtusely symbolic, performance-arty happening that makes people riot... More >>

  • Color Story

    published May 3, 2012

    Painter Mark Rothko was opinionated, annoying, and perhaps a little nuts. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) People have allegedly... More >>

  • Eataly

    published April 26, 2012

    Like any celebrity, Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis gets grief for being who she is: the granddaughter of a legendary film director (not... More >>

  • Feat of Clay

    published April 26, 2012

    Sad face! We missed ASU's biannual Ceram-A-Rama in January, a four-day progressive gala and fundraiser that, for aficionados of 20th-century... More >>

  • Eat, Play, Grub

    published April 19, 2012

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival's still going strong in its 34th year. Let's not discuss putting everything end to end (because most of it... More >>

  • Family Circus

    published April 19, 2012

    Some jukebox musicals try to wrap an invented storyline around an oeuvre of pop hits, but Dream a Little Dream doesn't have to resort to that,... More >>

  • Rising Action

    published April 12, 2012

    During The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we couldn't stop visualizing our skinny little ex-co-worker Kay. You see things in your head when you... More >>

  • Myth Lusters

    published April 12, 2012

    Some of us yahoos have to take it for granted that 18th-century composer Christoph Willibald Gluck made important advances in the art of opera... More >>

  • The Raconteurs

    published April 5, 2012

    Before audiobooks, before books of any kind, we humans delighted in the oral tradition -- of storytelling, that is. (Other delights are, shall... More >>

  • What Women Haunt

    published April 5, 2012

    Isabel Allende's trippy, political, multigenerational 1982 novel The House of the Spirits is a good match for the highly visual,... More >>

  • Skinny on Dippin'

    published March 29, 2012

    You're gonna feel like a noob if the town of Maricopa's eighth annual Salsa Festival is your first, but you'll be an excited, happy noob,... More >>

  • Days in Armor

    published March 22, 2012

    Huzzah for massive unemployment! Along with fine weather and site upgrades, it promises a hearty turnout of pre-registered participants in... More >>

  • Flapper's Delight

    published March 22, 2012

    In our younger and more vulnerable years our father gave us some advice that we've been turning over in our mind ever since. Other than that,... More >>

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