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hotel room
Preparations are underway for the Valley to host the NCAA Men’s Final Four. The local organizing committee expects Phoenix hotels to book 22,658 room nights with an average daily rate of $359.
Feb. 14, 2024
Golfer swings
The Show spoke with Jack Hirsh, the assistant editor at GOLF Magazine, about how this past Waste Management Phoenix Open may have prompted changes for the future.
Feb. 14, 2024
People in rain gear walk around
The WM Phoenix Open is usually a popular event, but this year’s tournament saw organizers closing the gates and stopping alcohol sales as a crowd of over 200,000 fans became increasingly rowdy.
Feb. 13, 2024
Ferris wheel
There will be a special discounted online presale for State Fair general admission tickets on Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tickets will be available for $7 on Tuesday and $10 on Wednesday.
Feb. 13, 2024
SNAKES ALIVE sign on Chase Field scoreboard during 2023 playoffs
The Show spoke with Ted Ferris, former president and CEO of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority, about how successful baseball teams are when they try to leverage success on the field for fixing up their building, or getting a new stadium or arena?
Feb. 13, 2024
Andres Martinez y Ritmo Latino
The next in a series of free monthly concerts featuring world music at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts happens on Valentine's Day. The music series is called “Global Sounds” and began in January with an African born singer and multi-instrumentalist.
Feb. 12, 2024
Matt Damon DunKings Super Bowl commercial
The Show spoke with Tim Riester, founder and CEO of the firm Riester, about the best and less successful Super Bowl ads.
Feb. 12, 2024
Super Bowl LVIII helmets and trophy on display
The Super Bowl brought excitement for many, including one fan from Anthem. Courtesy of donations to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Garrett Lee got to attend the big game the Big Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.
Feb. 11, 2024
It may be cold in the high country right now, but The Flagstaff Downtown Business Alliance is looking ahead to summer and its 3rd Annual “Music on the Square” events.
Feb. 11, 2024
Fans wait to walk onto the course prior to the continuation of second round of the Phoenix Open
Even the famously no-holds-barred Phoenix Open has a limit on how much debauchery is allowed on a golf course. The tournament, which is at TPC Scottsdale, stopped allowing fans onto the premises around 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon because it was too crowded.
Feb. 11, 2024
Brock Purdy and Patrick Mahomes
The town of Queen Creek is celebrating as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Niners quarterback Brock Purdy is a native of the town, and Mayor Julia Wheatley said that’s led to some honorific fun.
Feb. 10, 2024
Film reel
A series of free films showcasing Black history continues Saturday, Feb 10. Next up is a documentary titled, “Black Art: In the Absence of Light.”
Feb. 9, 2024
Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre last month canceled an upcoming production of the play "Roosters" and has accused the director of engaging in discriminatory practices.
Feb. 9, 2024
Man opens umbrella
The WM Phoenix Open bills itself as one of the most sustainable in sports for its "zero-waste" edict. But watering all that grass during a Western mega-drought has been a challenge that all Arizona golf courses are facing.
Feb. 9, 2024
Golfer holding club
Storms caused a three-and-half-hour rain delay at the WM Phoenix Open on Thursday, and more precipitation is in the forecast for the weekend.
Feb. 9, 2024
Brian McAuley in KJZZ's studio
There's an enduring interest in stories based on the original Frankenstein. The Show talked with Brian McAuley, a clinical assistant professor of screenwriting at Arizona State University's Sidney Poitier New American Film School, about why.
Feb. 9, 2024
Alice Robb
This week, hundreds of young dancers are gathering in Phoenix for and event known as the the “American Idol of ballet” — the Youth America Grand Prix. At stake are scholarships to ballet schools and spots in some of the best companies. But Alice Robb says ballet is competitive enough as it is.
Feb. 9, 2024
Phoenix City Hall
Phoenix is offering financial help to qualifying vacant retail and commercial properties.
Feb. 8, 2024
Phoenix leaders have awarded the first threatened building grant since the program was named after the former mayor, approving $400,000 to help preserve and rehabilitate a single-story home built in 1909.
Feb. 8, 2024
Three men in uniform stand together with spinning basketball
Harlem Globetrotters team members Hops, Buckets and X-Over recently passed out smiles and wisdom to kids at a West Valley elementary school earlier this week as part of their goodwill program.
More Arizona education news
Feb. 8, 2024


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