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Cupid & Psyche with Cut Apple by Katherine Ace
We’ve all heard the phrase, "we eat with our eyes," and if you do, the University of Arizona Museum of Art has a new exhibition for you.
Oct. 22, 2021
3 people standing next to rainbow crosswalk
A Phoenix city councilwoman is hosting an inaugural block party this weekend to support the LGBTQIA+ community.
Oct. 21, 2021
ASU Gammage Hamilton
Arizona State University's landmark Frank Lloyd Wright-designed arts center, Gammage Auditorium, has had a tough year and a half. But now, Broadway is back — both in New York City and at Gammage, where Broadway hits have graced the stage.
Oct. 21, 2021
Shelly Watson
Opera, hip-hop and comedy are not often heard coming from the same stage at the same time. But Juilliard-trained Shelly Watson does all of that — and then some.
Oct. 21, 2021
carved pumpkin
Halloween is coming fast. The decorations and candy are everywhere. Skeletons and corpses and pumpkins are everywhere. And all of that got The Show wondering why we celebrate all of these scary things this time of year.
Oct. 21, 2021
Bell Bank Park Mesa
There’s a new massive sports complex in Mesa. It’s called Bell Bank Park, and while it broke ground in September 2020, it’s actually been decades in the making.
Oct. 20, 2021
Netflix Found
The prevalence of at-home DNA tests has led to a lot of people finding out about family they didn’t know they had. That was the case for 17-year-old Valley resident and high school senior Chloe Lipitz. But while many people find out about their family history through a phone call or maybe a reunion, Chloe’s discoveries are part of a new documentary on Netflix called "Found."
Oct. 20, 2021
Bad Sport Netflix artwork
In 1994, Arizona State University’s men’s basketball team was caught up in a point-shaving scandal. That scandal is the subject of a new Netflix documentary, "Hoop Schemes," which is part of a series called "Bad Sport." It features interviews with the players at the center of the point shaving, including star guard Stevin “Hedake” Smith.
Oct. 19, 2021
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title. Chicago beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 on Sunday in Game 4.
Oct. 17, 2021
Scary Arizona state Senator Wendy Rogers
The latest edition of Phoenix magazine offers a lighthearted look at what it’s calling, "Monster Mash: Arizona’s Scariest People."
Oct. 15, 2021
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Oct. 15, 2021
Tempe Diablo Stadium
The Tempe City Council is scheduled to hold its first public hearing Thursday night on a new ballpark lease for longtime Cactus League tenant the Los Angeles Angels. Final approval by the council in November would commit the city to spending about $41 million on renovating Diablo Stadium.
Oct. 14, 2021
Arizona Coyotes Colorado Avalanche
The National Hockey League’s 2021-22 season got underway this week with teams playing in nearly every part of the U.S. and Canada — from here in the Valley to the Arizona Coyotes’ former home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. But the NHL has only a limited connection to Mexico, even as the league tries to be more inclusive and expand its fan base.
Oct. 14, 2021
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky in Game 2.
Oct. 13, 2021
Tesoro short film
Roxanna Denise Stevens Ibarra is a senior at the University of Arizona, and her capstone project was a film called "Tesoro." It was meant to tell a simple love story about someone who looked like her. And now, it has been selected for inclusion in nine film festivals.
Oct. 13, 2021
Jerry Colangelo
On Oct. 13, the Integrity Summit will mark its 10th year of honoring integrity in the community and in business here in Arizona.
Oct. 12, 2021
Reservation Dogs
Hulu’s new comedy "Reservation Dogs" follows four teens from Oklahoma who dream of moving to California. It’s being heralded as funny, poignant, self-assured and ground-breaking. And nearly the whole cast — and much of the team behind the lens — is Indigenous.
Oct. 12, 2021
Eunique Yazzie and Melody Lewis chose Indigenous Peoples Day as the grand opening of Cahokia PHX on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. It's the nation’s first Indigenous women-led art and social tech space.
Oct. 11, 2021
Phoenix Mercury players Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi
The Mercury played without guards Kia Nurse and Sophie Cunningham. They also had a short turnaround after clinching the semifinals Friday in Las Vegas while the Sky had three days off. Veteran Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky took over, beating Phoenix 91-77.
Oct. 11, 2021
Through our Q&AZ Project, a listener asked: What are the mask and vaccination requirements for Phoenix cultural institutions like the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Art Museum?
Oct. 10, 2021

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