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How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
Apr. 14, 2021
Lauren Gunderson
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Apr. 13, 2021
Ann Morton knitting
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
Apr. 12, 2021
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
Apr. 11, 2021
Murals
After closing for more than a year because of the pandemic, a street in the Sonoran capital Hermosillo known as the “Art Street” is opening back up with a series of weekend performances starting this Saturday.
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Apr. 9, 2021
 Somos Pequeñas
Sonoran filmmaker Fernanda Galindo’s 15-minute film "Somos Pequeñas" about two women from the Indigenous Comcaac community in Punta Chueca, Sonora, will be screened for the first time publicly starting this weekend at the Chicago Latino Film Festival.
Apr. 9, 2021
HYBYCOZO sculpture at ASU Designspace
ASU’s Packard Drive parking garage is typically where you might leave your car on the way to a game at Sun Devil Stadium, but this month, it’s been transformed into a this sensory drive-thru art show called "Designspace."
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Apr. 8, 2021
Swan Lake Rehearsals
The School of Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras have partnered up to put on performances of "Swan Lake." For many students with the arts groups, this may be their first time performing live together, dancing to live music or playing a full ballet.
Apr. 7, 2021
Such and Champ Styles Donkey Kong
The Tempe History Museum has announced that it will reopen to the public with a new exhibit for the big kids — "Video Invaders," which is about the history of arcades and gaming with a view to games of the future.
Apr. 6, 2021
A new public input portal has been opened for the Roosevelt Row Arts District in Phoenix. The district’s Community Development Corporation wants to hear from residents, visitors, artists, and business owners on a variety of issues like how they patronize the district, what they like, what could be improved and how they stay connected to it.
Apr. 6, 2021
theater stage curtain
West Valley Arts is hosting a six-week long concert series in person and live streamed showcasing the diverse sounds of American culture. These concerts are part of their "Imprint" program which was first launched in February.
Apr. 2, 2021
Antigone Poster
Mesa Community College (MCC) will premier its first feature film April 2. Students, faculty and alumni created a version of the Greek tragedy "Antigone," which was written by Sophocles.
Apr. 2, 2021
Dorothy Fratt
Dorothy Fratt is an artist renowned for her use of color. The Show spoke with her son, Gregory Fratt, about his mother's legacy.
Mar. 31, 2021
Jimmy Peggie
A movie premiering March 31 aims to highlight Arizona’s arts scene — specifically, its experimental arts scene.
Mar. 31, 2021
singer on stage
After being canceled last year, Chandler’s Jazz Festival will return next month. But it will look different.
Mar. 26, 2021
Ayanna Thompson Blackface book
The history of blackface, the behavior by which white people paint their faces and sometimes their bodies to imitate people of color, has a long and persistent history. In a new book, Ayanna Thompson, regents professor of English at Arizona State University, explores its painful history and the wounds it can reopen.
Mar. 26, 2021
cullen murphy
The years of the Trump administration led some Americans to wonder about just how much the country was changing. Do occurrences like the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol indicate a true downturn in the U.S.? Does it resemble the fall of ancient Rome?
Mar. 26, 2021
stormy nesbit
If you shop at Forever 21, you may well see clothes designed by Stormy Nesbit. A Phoenix-based graphic designer and illustrator, Nesbit has a collection for sale there. She also creates prints and other artworks.
Mar. 26, 2021
Lauren Redniss Oak Flat
Receiving a MacArthur Foundation Genius grant immediately puts the recipient on a new creative track, with opportunities to expand upon previous ideas or utilize the support to innovate. Lauren Redniss was given her grant in 2016 and has gone on to write several books — including her most recent one, "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West."
Mar. 25, 2021
boxes of food
It’s an overcast Saturday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena as cars pull up to volunteers wearing masks and orange vests. They open their trunks and load them up with boxes of food, as rock music blares from a speaker. It’s a food drive for people who work in the live-event industry — or at least people who used to.
Mar. 24, 2021

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