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2010 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Classy Cline

    published May 13, 2010

    Impersonating famous women is high on the list of Kelly Carpenter’s acting skills. She has, for the past four years, played Mrs. Claus in... More >>

  • Magic Figures

    published May 6, 2010

    The heck with pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The infamous duo of Penn & Teller has reinvented the traditional magic show by grafting on comedy... More >>

  • Hop on "POP!"

    published May 6, 2010

    It seems likely that Andy Warhol wouldn’t have loved being on a double bill with another artist. But one can imagine that he’d at... More >>

  • Nobody's Perfect

    published April 29, 2010

    Pine City, Minnesota is so peaceful; so serene. Everyone who lives a life there is a model American citizen -- they never miss church, pay... More >>

  • The Book of David

    published April 29, 2010

    After he reads some of his more recent essays from the podium of what’s being touted as “the new Virginia G. Piper... More >>

  • The Statue of Liberty Stands Tall on Seventh Avenue

    published April 22, 2010

    My friend Dan phoned the other day. "You have got to drive by this house in Paradise Valley!" he exclaimed. "It's got a plastic deer in the yard!... More >>

  • The Blackboard Jungle

    published April 22, 2010

    Folks who fear ill-behaved teenagers (and those who don’t fancy struggle-hope-and-laughter dramas that rehash the plot line from To... More >>

  • Maal Culture

    published April 22, 2010

    He’s been nominated for Grammys and logged hits on Billboard’s dance charts. He’s headlined at the Hollywood Bowl and... More >>

  • Desert Stage's Tommy Makes Us Wish We Were Deaf, Dumb, and Blind

    published April 15, 2010

    When I was 13 years old, I had very long hair and braces. I was skinny and effeminate and favored garish clothing. My brother David, who was... More >>

  • Book It

    published April 15, 2010

    Opera is occasionally good for some yuks, and Arizona Opera is out to prove that to the people who might otherwise just be shopping for the... More >>

  • The Right Watch

    published April 15, 2010

    There's no concession stand; no coming attractions trailers. You won't be made to listen to cheesy pop music before the movie commences, nor is... More >>

  • The Fred Harvey Standard Is Long Gone, but the Architecture of Mary Colter Remains

    published April 8, 2010

    Hands down, the worst restaurant meal I've ever been served was at El Tovar, the resort at the Grand Canyon. I was disappointed, because the El... More >>

  • In the House

    published April 8, 2010

    It’s not enough just to own an old house. These days, we must celebrate it. For desert dwellers whose homes were built in the... More >>

  • Arizona Theatre Company's The Glass Menagerie Builds a Story Around Story Building

    published April 1, 2010

    I hesitate to describe the staging tricks that make Arizona Theatre Company's production of The Glass Menagerie so magnificent, for fear... More >>

  • See Grade

    published April 1, 2010

    Any show featuring new work by Bob Adams is cause for celebration. And “See/Perceive,” in which the longtime local artist offers a... More >>

  • See Grade

    published April 1, 2010

    Any show featuring new work by Bob Adams is cause for celebration. And “See/Perceive,” in which the longtime local artist offers a... More >>

  • Superstar Power

    published April 1, 2010

    Just in time for Easter, everybody’s favorite rock opera about the political and personal struggles of Judas Iscariot is back in town.... More >>

  • Is Paradise Gardens a Genuine Beadle Design or Just Suffering From Beadle Mania?

    published March 25, 2010

    It sounds like the title of a Nancy Drew potboiler, but the mystery of Paradise Gardens is really just another story about some cool old houses... More >>

  • Flash in the Chopin

    published March 25, 2010

    It seems likely that Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, the Baroness Dudevant, would have been delighted that Frederic Chopin, with whom she had a... More >>

  • Built Trip

    published March 25, 2010

    Julius Shulman created stunning visual records of the work of pretty much every modern architect of the last century -- from Frank Lloyd Wright... More >>

  • Glassic Play

    published March 25, 2010

    Word on the street about Arizona Theatre Company’s new production of The Glass Menagerie is that it is not your grandparents’... More >>

  • In Indivisible, Steven J. Scally, the Valley's Most Underrated Actor, Shines

    published March 18, 2010

    It's a pity there aren't more play scripts like Taylor Doherty's Indivisible. If there were, one might have the opportunity to watch Steven... More >>

  • No Vacancy at Log Cabin Motel

    published March 18, 2010

    Editor's note: This is the second piece in an occasional series about Van Buren Street. Read the first installment More >>

  • Rock Me Amadeus

    published March 18, 2010

    Written in part as he lay dying, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s majestic Requiem is considered the composer’s greatest unfinished... More >>

  • Gil Avenue

    published March 18, 2010

    It’s likely, if you haven’t heard of Gilberto Gil, that you’re either not Brazilian or have been hiding under a pop-music rock... More >>

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