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stacey gordon outside her puppet pie ice cream truck
Phoenix Fan Fusion is back, and one of the vendors pulling up to the pop culture fest is the Valley's one and only puppet ice cream truck.
May. 27, 2022
Woman-Ochre
After a Willem de Kooning painting was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art 30 years ago, it will finally be back up on display. It will be on display in Los Angeles from June 7 through Aug. 28 before it returns to Tucson on Oct. 8.
May. 27, 2022
Audrey Corley at Boycott bar in Phoenix
Filmmakers Elina Street and Erica Rose saw an article that really hit home: NBC News was reporting that there were only 16 lesbian bars left in the United States — and many didn’t think they would survive the pandemic.
May. 26, 2022
A lifeguard stands watch at a Phoenix pool.
The city of Phoenix will be opening 14 pools for Memorial Day weekend, most of July, and some days in August and September.
May. 26, 2022
Tempe City Hall
Most of the legal and financial analysis of the Arizona Coyotes’ pitch to build a new home in Tempe has been done in private. But the Tempe City Council is scheduled to vote June 2 at a public meeting about whether to formally negotiate on the pro hockey club’s proposed development.
May. 25, 2022
Brittney Griner
The wife of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner said the couple have been able to communicate via sporadic letters.
May. 25, 2022
nancy hill at hazel + violet letterpress store
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
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
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

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