Robrt L. Pela
14 days ago | Theater
The opening night performance of Brelby Theatre’s Beyond Musketeers: Utopia Lost began with a curtain speech from director Brian Maticic, who warned us that the production was “super combat-heavy.” He wasn’t kidding. It seemed that nearly every sc...
1 month ago | Cafe Reviews
If I miss anything about the neighborhood where I lived for much of the 1980s, it's the authentic ethnic cuisine, mostly along McDowell Road, that I so took for granted there. I remember a Laotian place that served nothing but coconut rice, a Chin...
1 month ago | Events
Occasionally, a fine play is overwhelmed by actors who wrestle its words to the ground or by a director who tramples the point its author meant to make. In the case of iTheatre Collaborative's new production of An Almost Holy Picture, now on stage...
2 months ago | Cafe Reviews
It's an unlikely pairing, chicken and waffles. It's also a combination that beckons to anyone fond of the coupling of sweet and salty foods. This delectable union of soft and crunchy, maple and meaty is a lively duo that dates back to 17th-century...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
Both the artist's interest in celebrity and his own eventual fame form a loose theme in "Warhol: Portraits," now in its third month at the Phoenix Art Museum. The traveling exhibition, which debuted in 2010 at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, feat...