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Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony recently welcomed audiences back to Symphony Hall. The Show spoke with Phoenix Symphony’s music director, Tito Muñoz, to learn about the effects of the pandemic on the group.
Nov. 24, 2021
Joanne Shenandoah
The celebrated Native American singer-songwriter Joanne Shenandoah has died. She was 63. The Native American Music Awards & Association says on its website that Shenandoah died Monday night in Scottsdale after complications of abdominal bleeding.
Nov. 24, 2021
Randy Parraz Dignity By Fire book
In 2010, after successfully urging his colleagues to pass SB 1070, Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce was called "the most powerful politician in Arizona." But a year later, he was the first Arizonan lawmaker in history to be recalled by voters.
Nov. 23, 2021
KJZZ's The Show
Arizona Highways’ December issues are often their most popular, featuring snowy landscapes and other picturesque parts of the state. But this year, the nearly 100-year-old publication is trying something new.
Nov. 22, 2021
What has four strings and starts with “u”? You probably know the answer but maybe not the history behind it. Most of us know the characteristic sound of the ukulele, but the pronunciation of its name varies.
Nov. 21, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
A short film from Sonora swept up three major awards at an international film festival in southern Mexico last week.
Nov. 19, 2021
Rolling Stones
Imagine having taken photos of some of the biggest rock and roll stars of the '60s and '70s, losing the negatives and then finding them some 50 years later. That’s exactly what happened to Michael Friedman.
Nov. 19, 2021
ASU Sol Power hip-hop festival
All week at ASU, SolPower has been celebrating hip-hop culture with events all over campus, and it all culminates this weekend with dance battles, DJs, dancers and more — including a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the ASU Symphony and internationally-renowned graffiti artists.
Nov. 19, 2021
Ben Gleib
Adjusting for the pandemic was a much more difficult proposition for comedy clubs. Comedian Ben Gleib came up with an idea to create a virtual comedy club using the latest in technology, so he was doing sets from his house. Gleib recently started going on tour again.
Nov. 19, 2021
Artisans Beyond Borders embroidery
The binational initiative Artisans Beyond Borders sells embroidery made by asylum seekers waiting at the U.S. border in Sonora, Mexico. They will display their work at an event in Tucson this weekend.
Nov. 18, 2021
John McWhorter Woke Racism
The anti-racist movement is aimed at having people take a more active role in calling out and preventing racism. But author and Columbia University professor John McWhorter has expressed unhappiness with that and similar movements.
Nov. 17, 2021
Kisha Gulley family
In the lucrative world of new motherhood, social media influencers can be especially influential. But an Associated Press reporter noticed something about mom influencers: They’re overwhelmingly white.
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Nov. 16, 2021
Ruben Gallego
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 led to the U.S. sending tens of thousands of soldiers into Afghanistan, and, not much later, into Iraq. One of those soldiers was then-Marine reservist and now-Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego.
Nov. 16, 2021
The Arizona Snowbowl has delayed its opening day due to having no snow yet. The popular ski and snowboarding spot in northern Arizona was planning to open some of its initial runs for the season on Friday.
Nov. 16, 2021
bagged textile squares
Every federal lawmaker in Washington, D.C., is about to get a package in the mail as part of a national protest. And it's not angry letters from constituents. Instead, they’ll each be getting a box of handmade textile squares created with equal parts red and blue materials.
Nov. 15, 2021
Everything I ever liked is canceled.
Lots of people have told their stories of life during the pandemic. Few of them, however, have put themselves on a word limit. But that’s exactly the point of a new book, called “A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year.”
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Nov. 15, 2021
The Poisoned Pen
As the winter holidays approach, a lot of us will be looking for new books to give to friends and family. For help as we try to be more discerning, it’s time for our occasional Page Turner series when we turn to local booksellers to find out what they’re excited about.
Nov. 12, 2021
Cam DeCaussin at home Royse Contemporary Scottsdale
“Home” has meant a lot of things during the pandemic: a sanctuary, a hideout, a jail. And that’s what Phoenix painter Cam DeCaussin explores in his newest solo exhibition at Royse Contemporary in Old Town Scottsdale.
Nov. 12, 2021
Binational Artwalk
A binational art event at the Arizona-Sonora border is back this year after a pandemic hiatus. And this year, it will include both in-person and virtual elements. The Binational Artwalk has been an annual tradition in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, since 2015.
Nov. 11, 2021
Self-portrait: Distanced by Roddy MacInnes
A new exhibit at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Center Space gallery explores the many facets of social distancing, through the eyes of 17 artists from Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
Nov. 10, 2021


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