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Jon Talton City of Dark Corners book
For his newest novel, "City of Dark Corners," Jon Talton leaves his recurring character David Mapstone and his usual setting of modern-day Phoenix for the 1930s version and introduces a new protagonist — former Phoenix detective turned private investigator Gene Hammons. The Show spoke with Talton about the book.
May. 11, 2021
Monique Sandoval
Monique Sandoval is the dressmaker behind Cleo + Clementine, and she’s been creating dreamy wedding dresses in Phoenix for more than a decade. The Show went to visit her new space recently and saw some of her newest collection.
May. 11, 2021
Live music in the park, a re-telling of “Alice in Wonderland,” poetry, art, literature, live performances. The artists are back, as millions of Arizonans have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
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May. 10, 2021
John and Cindy McCain on their honeymoon in Hawaii
Cindy McCain endorsed Joe Biden in the presidential race against Donald Trump. And she was given at least some of the credit for Biden becoming only the third Democratic presidential candidate to win in Arizona since World War II. That's just one of the stories she tells in her new autobiography.
May. 6, 2021
chase field
After Arizona approved the expansion of sports betting in the state last month, it didn’t take long for the Diamondbacks to get into the game. A Vegas-like sportsbook is coming to Chase Field.
May. 6, 2021
A concert at the Van Buren
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, live events like concerts and shows are preparing for a comeback. Concert promoter Danny Zelisko says he expects July for shows to be back on. He hopes for June but says that may be tough.
May. 6, 2021
Casagrandes Nickelodeon
An award-winning political cartoonist has joined ASU’s School of Transborder Studies as an artist-in-residence.
May. 5, 2021
Lisa Magaña Empowered: Latinos Transforming Arizona Politics
The growing power of Latino activists and voters in Arizona politics has been seen in recent elections in the state. As observers wondered whether the impact would truly emerge, people involved in movements have argued it has always been evident.
May. 4, 2021
Aviva Dove-Viebahn
It’s a conversation that’s coming up more and more among Black actors, writers and critics right now — that there are too many films showcasing Black people suffering, tragedies that end in despair. Aviva Dove-Viebahn says it’s all about striking a balance.
May. 3, 2021
lawrence and mark zubia
Legendary Valley musician Mark Zubia is probably best known for the work he did with the Pistoleros. His late brother Lawrence was his closest collaborator, but the two had differences over the years — creative and otherwise.
Apr. 30, 2021
Movie theater audience
Students at the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre are nearly ready to unveil two very large productions. With the pandemic pushing their creativity to new heights, the students have expanded what it means to perform through a variety of different mediums.
Apr. 29, 2021
Camille Sledge Streetlights & Lullabies
Not only is Camille Sledge the daughter of one of the R&B legends Sister Sledge, she’s the lead singer of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, which has become the hottest ticket in the city, making audiences dance for years now with their infectious rhythms. Now she’s coming out a series of solo EPs.
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Apr. 29, 2021
michael begay
Navajo composer Michael Begay is not afraid to break the rules when it comes to composing. His influences range from Native American flute to classical chamber music — and even metal is in there sometimes. He’s been composing since high school, and now finds himself on his way to Johns Hopkins University where he was accepted to the Peabody Institute.
Apr. 26, 2021
 University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus
The Governor’s Arts Awards recently recognized a program that aims to bring creativity to medical students. The Art in Medicine program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix has been going on since 2014.
Apr. 23, 2021
kids painting in a classroom
Many Arizona parents are trying to figure out how their kids are going to spend the summer. To learn what this summer might look like, The Show spoke with Karen Barr, publisher, editor and founder of Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, which puts together an annual list of summer camp options.
Apr. 22, 2021
Diedrick Brackens making basket boats
Diedrick Brackens is a Los Angeles-based artist whose new show, "ark of bulrushes." is now up at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. His works include large-scale weavings depicting stark silhouettes against geometric patterns. He is also premiering his first-ever woven sculptures.
Apr. 20, 2021
Driving While Brown Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the Latino Resistance
In the new book "Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio vs. the Latino Resistance," journalists Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling write about Arpaio’s history and his impact on the Latino activism that has become such a huge part of Arizona politics and culture.
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Apr. 20, 2021
Songwriting is a complex process. But writing a song during a pandemic with no recording experience nor equipment is even harder. Music students at the Grand Canyon School, a K-12 school located in the south rim of the Grand Canyon, were able to create an original song with virtual help from Grand Canyon School of Rock musicians.
Apr. 20, 2021
Mucho Mas Phoenix
Even though most business restrictions in Arizona have been lifted, many small businesses are still trying to find their footing after months of economic uncertainty. For one small art studio and boutique in Phoenix, the pandemic has brought major challenges and surprising new opportunities.
Apr. 19, 2021
Jen Urso
As navigation apps have made us more efficient and possibly more able to notice designated points and places around us, we tend to focus more on buildings and structures and less on natural elements. Jen Urso has been aiming to change that. She’s been designing maps of the Phoenix area for a while, but recently she developed a map to help identify where you are based on a cactus on a corner or next to a museum or restaurant.
Apr. 19, 2021


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