Justin Timberlake's reunion with music is causing some weird flashbacks and leaving a miserable taste in my mouth. His new album is the pinnacle of mediocrity and exemplifies all that can go wrong when commercialism meets music. "Suit And Tie" makes me want to burn a stack of Esquire magazines and i ... More >>
Football fans can be a rather crazy lot. Setting aside the fact they spend around four months out of every year obsessing over a single team and practically living and dying on their every move, pigskin addicts are more than willing to watch games in the freezing cold, while wearing wild outfits, or ... More >>
Saturday Night Live is ending its 37th season with a bang. Last week, classic alum Will Ferrell hosted the show, reprising his parody of George W. Bush, and the 100th SNL Digital Short was aired.
Things look to get even bang-ier with this Saturday's season finale, featuring Mick Jagger taking the ... More >>
There's only a handful of women who can claim to be the "Queen of Rock," and of that select few, Wanda Jackson might be the most royal. Her bonafides are undisputed: Wearing glamorous fringe dresses and sporting big hair, she electrified audiences with ramped-up rockabilly songs like "Mean, Mean Ma ... More >>
It's almost 2012, and if you're on board with all the Mayan-end-of-the-world business that slates next December as the end of days then this weekend will serve as your last chance to celebrate a new year. Instead of losing yourself in the abyss of an existential crisis, here are five fun ways to ... More >>
It's kinda tough to be a stand-up comic from Arizona. No matter how successful and funny you might be, you'll always have to measure up the king of locally grown comedians, David Spade. Pablo Francisco, however, has done his best at giving the former Saturday Night Live performer a run for h ... More >>
Ray, you ignorant...oh, never mind...I've posted my latest riposte to my colleague Ray Stern's passionate defense of Second Amendment gun nuttery, here in Valley Fever.It's a response to Ray's response to my response to his original opinion piece, in which he casually used bogus straw man arguments ... More >>
courtesy of Broadway Palm Dinner TheatreJessica Taige and Ashley Stults play the boy-crazy Smith sisters in Meet Me in St. Louis.It's not too late to get your holiday theatrical fix -- Meet Me in St. Louis, the cozy, old-fashioned story that introduced the popular song "Have Yourself a Merry Litt ... More >>
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Speed Camera Pickax Attacker Gets Probation and Fine
Governor Brewer's ... More >>
Last week I wrote about Steve Martin's album The Crow New Songs for the 5-String Banjo. Well, last Saturday night Martin hosted Saturday Night Live (he curently holds the record for most times hosting the comedy show at 15 times) preforming a song called "Late For School" off of his CD The Crow.