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nancy hill
Nancy Hill likes to do things with her hands. The owner of Grand Avenue’s one and only letterpress shop, Hazel + Violet, Hill spends her days printing everything from thank-you cards and wedding invitations to posters and artwork using century-old presses — the old-fashioned way.
May. 25, 2022
Arizona Cardinals training facility
The Arizona Cardinals will be the second NFL team to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks In Season.”
May. 24, 2022
actors rehearsing for keysmash
Rising Youth Theatre is tackling the subject of mental health in their new, original production, "Keysmash."
May. 24, 2022
What do a Coconino High School student, a novelist and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as a poet from Fountain Hills have in common? They're all part of this edition of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon.
May. 23, 2022
Roger Naylor hike
Every year, Arizonans dread the first 100-degree day, and we’re definitely deep in it now. We basically lock ourselves inside with air conditioning all summer. But Roger Naylor is here with some hope for us all on that front.
May. 23, 2022
Football field
The Pac-12 Conference suffered a 36% decrease in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year due in large part to pandemic-related cancellations in football and basketball.
May. 21, 2022
Swimming pool
Due to a shortage in lifeguards, the city of Tucson will open about half of its public pools this summer. According to the city, they are about 40 lifeguards short.
May. 21, 2022
Linda Groomes
The “Celebration of Women” book spotlights endeavors by role models in the Phoenix metro region. This year’s focus is Black, Indigenous and women of color in arts and culture.
May. 21, 2022
Developers for the proposed Tempe Entertainment District, which includes a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes, met again Thursday with Phoenix aviation officials.
May. 20, 2022
Phoenix Symphony
The Phoenix Symphony will close out its 75th season this weekend with two performances, which include a local teen cellist and violinist.
May. 20, 2022
joe bob briggs
When you think about Southern culture in film, you may have a certain image in your mind. Maybe it’s something like "Gone with the Wind;" maybe it’s more like "Ernest Goes to Camp." Either way, Joe Bob Briggs has studied how Hollywood portrays the South.
May. 20, 2022
Glendale has a $70 million plan to revitalize its downtown. City manager Kevin Phelps said the project will include a major overhaul to the nearly 40-year old City Hall, along with remodeling an adjacent amphitheater at Murphy Park to offer live events year round.
May. 19, 2022
Mega Ran Tiny Desert Concert
Mega Ran — aka Raheem Jarbo — is a nerdcore rapper whose music celebrates all things “nerd.” And while this might seem like a niche genre, Mega Ran is a bona fide star within it, and his fanbase extends around the world.
May. 18, 2022
Air Apparent James Turrell ASU Skyspace
Tucked behind Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute buildings, semi-hidden by desert trees, you could walk by James Turrell’s “Air Apparent” all day long. But at night, this public art installation literally glows.
May. 18, 2022
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
In an interview with ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked about the league’s role and responsibility to help bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home.
May. 18, 2022
Circle K
The Tempe Circle K made famous in the 1989 cult classic "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" is closing. But movie fans have one last chance to pay homage to the station.
May. 18, 2022
a painted bunting
Birding is the art of spotting and identifying an array of bird species as they migrate and nest in the area. And it turns out, Arizonans live in a very good part of the world for birding.
May. 17, 2022
Phoenix Suns Gorilla the Valley flag
After splitting the first six games of their playoff series, the Suns and Dallas Mavericks are heading back to Phoenix for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday evening.
May. 14, 2022
Floorplan for the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office building
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is combining efforts with Pima County to award a large public artwork stipend for the county’s new Office of the Medical Examiner. Individual artists or teams must submit proposals by May 31.
May. 13, 2022
poster for justice
More than 40 years ago, Arizona’s Sandra Day O’Connor was a pioneer as well, as the Supreme Court’s first female justice. During the early days of the pandemic, Sean Daniels, the Arizona Theatre Company’s artistic director, reached out to playwright Lauren Gunderson about creating a play about Justice O’Connor.
May. 13, 2022

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