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Rachel Lynett
A Minnesota playwright, producer and teaching artist has won Arizona Theatre Company’s 2021 National Latinx Playwrights Award. Rachel Lynett’s winning play, “Black Mexican,” opens with a student questioning whether a professor is Cuban.
Aug. 27, 2021
Animaniacs Hulu
If you're a millennial, you probably recall the popular '90s cartoon "Animaniacs," which followed the slapstick adventures of siblings Yakko, Wakko and Dot. Now, Animaniacs Live! is coming to Phoenix Aug. 28, with the original voice actors reprising their roles to take to the stage in song.
Aug. 26, 2021
anne brown
Even before the pandemic hit, suicide among teens hit record highs. Then, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported earlier this summer that the problem was getting worse. Now, a new animated series is tackling the issue head-on.
Aug. 26, 2021
Arizona Coyotes
The Arizona Coyotes will be looking for a new home after this upcoming season after Glendale chose not to renew the operating agreement. But where will they play, not just after this season, but beyond that?
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Aug. 25, 2021
Michael Powell Canyon Dreams
In 2019, the New York Times’ Michael Powell had the book "Canyon Dreams" published. It told the story of the Chinle High men’s basketball team and illustrated how important the sport was to the community and the broader Navajo Nation. Now it’s being called the inspiration for the upcoming Netflix program, "Rez Ball."
Aug. 24, 2021
The company that owns the Westgate Entertainment District says it supports Glendale’s decision to not renew the Arizona Coyotes’ lease of Gila River Arena.
Aug. 20, 2021
Larry Fitzgerald
His retirement from football has been speculated for several years, but Arizona Cardinals veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald told radio listeners Friday that he “doesn’t have the urge” to play football prior to the upcoming NFL season.
Aug. 20, 2021
Tucson skyline
"Sign, sign, everywhere a sign," as the old song goes — and in Tucson, that’s especially true at the Ignite Sign Art Museum. Jude Cook and his wife own and operate the museum. He learned sign painting in 1972 right out of high school and opened his own sign company in 1976.
Aug. 20, 2021
Arizona Coyotes
The upcoming season will be the Arizona Coyotes' final one at Gila River Arena. The city of Glendale announced Thursday that it will not renew its agreement with the franchise beyond the 2021-22 season. The city tweeted it wants to focus on “larger, more impactful events and uses” for the arena.
Aug. 19, 2021
jummy salami
Fashion designer Jummy Salami was raised in Nigeria, where she remembers sewing from a young age. In her home country, she was a businesswoman. But here, she didn’t have a permit to work. So she got a sewing machine and started playing with it again.
Aug. 19, 2021
A key compromise in Arizona’s new gaming compact sets aside sports book licenses for professional team owners and venues like TPC Scottsdale. Now state officials say the number of tribes qualified for a license outnumbers those available.
Aug. 18, 2021
Arizona Humanities is reminding arts and cultural institutions the final deadline for American Rescue Plan grants is fast approaching.
Aug. 17, 2021
Zachary Justin drew from his outdoor environs in the Gila River Indian Community for the Roosevelt Row mural that features saguaros, birds, mountains and Indigenous symbols with a color palette that is heavy on blues, purples and magentas.
Aug. 16, 2021
DH Lawrence Close Up Kiss
Most high school and college English Lit. students are familiar with D.H. Lawrence, known as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. In addition to his writing, Lawrence was also an accomplished painter, and today, some of his paintings are on display in Scottsdale.
Aug. 16, 2021
Poetry and music are two art forms which frequently address social justice issues. Arizona State University senior Austin Davis, who is the founder of AZ Hugs For Houseless, has combined both in a recent EP.
Aug. 15, 2021
Chase Field
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert threw a no-hitter on Saturday night in his first career major league start. Gilbert’s outing is the third nine-inning no-hitter in franchise history.
Aug. 15, 2021
A concert at the Van Buren
Musicians are beginning to play shows at indoor venues around Arizona, but the recent spike in cases is beginning to make some bands second-guess that decision. Ed Masley, music reporter for the Arizona Republic, joined The Show to talk about what's happening at Arizona clubs and venues.
Aug. 14, 2021
State Farm Stadium
The Arizona Cardinals are set to play their first preseason game Friday against the Dallas Cowboys. Multiple players have been exposed to COVID-19 throughout their training camp, which, under new National Football League rules, may affect their win-loss record this season.
Aug. 13, 2021
the burke family
At-home DNA kits have been growing in popularity. Ads on TV show happy people getting answers about who they are and where their family comes from. But Samuel Burke has stories of people who got some answers, but also a lot more questions.
Aug. 13, 2021
movie theater
The Phoenix Film Festival started 21 years ago, and its latest incarnation begins Aug. 12. It’s typically held in the spring, but the pandemic caused schedule shifts of all kinds, so the festival is presenting a summer version of sorts.
Aug. 12, 2021


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