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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
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
Mary-Frances O'Connor The Grieving Brain
Everyone has experienced loss and the grief that comes with it. But not many people understand the brain science behind it. That’s where psychology professor and author Mary-Frances O'Connor comes in.
May. 13, 2022
the monster inside me photo
The CDC reports approximately 476,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease each year. But a new documentary looks at the struggles of living with the disease, and theorizes that the number of diagnoses could be much higher.
May. 12, 2022
hall of flame museum
Visitors to Papago Park are familiar with the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden, but have you ever heard of the Hall of Flame?
May. 11, 2022
Arizona Goodwill painting of woman holding cat
A Phoenix interior designer recently purchased a painting at Goodwill. With a little help from TikTok and “Antiques Roadshow,” she learned its incredible backstory.
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May. 11, 2022
Several exhibitions open Friday evening at Mesa Arts Center. They range from art created by veterans to self-taught Chicano muralists and even science enthusiasts.
May. 10, 2022
Greater Roadrunner running on a road
Humans and animals have coexisted for centuries, but a new book looks to explore ways we could make our environment a bit more friendly for animals.
May. 10, 2022
manny's delicatessen
An ongoing exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles is exploring some of the history of the Jewish deli and its ongoing impact. It’s called, “I’ll Have What She’s Having: The Jewish Deli.”
May. 9, 2022
Valley Metro is looking for artists to feature their work on a large wall at the Roosevelt/Central Avenue light rail station.
May. 6, 2022
Each year the Arizona Department of Education honors high school students with the State Seal of Arts Proficiency. The prestigious accolade is awarded to those who have excelled in media and visual arts, dance, theater or music throughout their high school career.
May. 6, 2022

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