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  • Downtown's Third Friday (Nov. 18)
    Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. Third Fridays in downtown Phoenix are a little different. Check out the scene at a few of Downtown's favorite galleries. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF
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  • Morrissey at Orpheum Theatre
    Photos by Maria Vassett Morrissey has never been the kind of artist to shy away from what's on his mind. Animal rights is a topic near and dear to the man's heart, and while songs like "Meat is Murder" address the topic artfully, The Moz has resorted to uglier (some would say racist)...
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  • Cult Classics and Zia Records Present a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party at the Royale
    The Royale Theater in Mesa hosted the perfect night for those who like their nostalgia in a half shell. Zia and Cult Classics also presented a variety of cult memorabilia for those still working on their collection. We were unable to find the holy grail of TMNT gear: a life size Krang suit. Oh...
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  • Immortal Technique Sound Strike Benefit
    Friday was a good night to fight the powers that be, especially if you were in Phoenix around 13th and Van Buren. In the wake of the Pearce recall, Puente Movement and Sound Strike hosted a neighborhood style Hip Hop show to celebrate and hone in on the new target: Sheriff Joe. Immortal...
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  • Mr. Meeble at Crescent Ballroom
    PHOTOS AND REVIEW BY MELISSA FOSSUM Last night was Mr. Meeble's laser-studded homecoming after a two-month European tour that the group planned entirely on its own. The Crescent Ballroom gave Meeble a warm welcome, and judging by how many times frontman Devin Fleenor said, "It's good to be...
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  • Club Candids at Barney's Boathouse
    Barney's Boathouse's move from University Drive to Old Town Scottsdale was wise. The bar is no longer walking distance from ASU, but it now attracts a chill Scottsdale clientele. Plus, the bar upgraded its small Tempe location to a massive three-story party. We checked out Barney's new...
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  • GWAR at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
    In the past, my distaste for metal has kept me from ever reviewing it. It just wouldn't be fair to readers and frankly, it would really suck for me. But new experiences are important, so last night, I decided it dive right in: GWAR. Sex demons from space. A metal show, yeah, but a metal show on...
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  • Night Owl: Thursday's Open and Unplugged at Wok Star Bar
    Wok Star Bar's bizarre rock star charm, beer specials, and acoustic guitars take center stage for Thursday Night Open & Unplugged. The adjacent Chop and Wok restaurant may be ransacked by renovation but that hasn't stopped music lovers from enjoying the vintage store decor, signature shots,...
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  • Discover India Festival 2011
    ‚ÄčA little warm drizzle in no way dampened the spirits of thousands of people who showed up at the Discover India Festival at Heritage Square and Science Park on Sunday in downtown Phoenix. PHOTOS BY KATHLEEN VANESIAN
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  • Steampunk Street III in Downtown Mesa
    Some folks say they were born in the wrong decade. But in the case of steampunkers, they're off by a about a century. Evermore Nevermore hosted the third Steampunk Street party, celebrating retro-futuristic ray guns, time machines, fashion, and art. Visitors prowled the streets in bustled...
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  • Certified Local Festival 2011
    The forecast said weather would be bad, but other than a few few clouds, it was all sun-shiney smiles at Certified Local Festival. Held next to Duck and Decanter, 60 local, independent businesses showcased the goods, while browsers listened to music from Sunset Electrics, Loose Cannons Blues...
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  • The Sixth Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts
    Phoenix was in her costumed-best for the 6th Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts. Those who chose to roll costume-less enjoyed unparalleled people watching and an exciting selection of local visual and performing artists. Cool but not too cold fall weather and an impressive outdoor events...
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