Rose Johnson's Memorial at Icehouse in Downtown Phoenix There was no dirth of Rose Johnson-created (and inspired) art at the memorial celebration held in honor of the artist on Saturday night, June 20th, 2009 at the Icehouse downtown. Hundreds of people showed up to pay their respects to one of Phoenix's seminal members of this town's arts community. The memorial was capped by a procession of mermaids bearing offerings to the spirit of Rose Johnson...full story
Devastation 2009: Street Fighter IV Attracts the Country's Top Fighters Determined to grasp victory, two warriors step onto an airfield unconcerned that a nearby military transport plane maneuvering to take off may disturb their encounter. On the right is Rufus, a fighter whose undulating belly and spandex outfit masks his deadly potential. On the left is Ryu, a wandering fighter from Japan who can toss enough fireballs to make Super Mario jealous...full story
Angels & Outlaws Preview Party Look out, Scottsdale. There's a new club in town and it's only for the holiest of law breakers. Check out the grand opening of Angels & Outlaws on Saturday, June 20, 2009...see photos
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Closing Day at Chandler Cinemas Chandler Cinemas closed its doors this Sunday, but not without the independent theater's loyal fans getting a chance to say goodbye. The close attracted die-hard "REPO! The Genetic Opera" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" fans...see photos
Third Friday in Downtown Phoenix Third Friday offers another chance for Valley art lovers to get out and see all that the downtown art scene has to offer without having to fight the crowds or scarcity of parking that First Friday entails. That said, June 2009 Third Friday was pretty dead compared to its First Friday counterpart. The art was still great of course, and the lack of people in the galleries offered an opportunity to interact with the artists and gallery owners...see photos