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Fair rides
This year's Arizona State Fair runs Sept. 22 through Oct. 29, with the usual range of rides and games in the Midway to the Coliseum concert series to demolition derby and rodeos in the grandstand.
Find more things to do this weekend with KJZZ Hotspots
Sep. 22, 2023
Word podcast card showing host and three guests
On this episode of Word,”poets and storytellers have an opportunity to perform in the Valley, plus we feature young adult travel and romance set in Arizona, as well as a YA fantasy/romance rooted in dark magic.
Sep. 21, 2023
Eggo Brunch in a Jar Sippin’ Cream
Now you can get alcoholic coffee and tea drinks from Dunkin’ Donuts. Or if breakfast food is more your thing, you can try the frozen waffle-inspired offering from Eggo.
Sep. 21, 2023
Turf Paradise
It’s the end of an era at Turf Paradise, the historic horse racing track in north Phoenix. The track’s owner, Jerry Simms, announced he would retire after 23 years running it and there would be no more live racing.
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Sep. 20, 2023
The neon lights of Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Show spoke with local music critic, musician and editor Jason Woodbury about country music and politics.
Sep. 19, 2023
Arizona Capitol
Many participated in a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Arizona State Capitol Friday. Those in attendance witnessed “El Grito,” a Mexican chant symbolizing the start of a revolution that led to Mexican independence from Spain.
Sep. 17, 2023
Sandy Kim at the SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah rally
Members of the Arizona-Utah chapter of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists rallied in Phoenix on Sunday to demand increased benefits and residuals, prohibition of artificial intelligence content and protections against unauthorized use of their likeness.
Sep. 16, 2023
Mega Ran at the Musical Instrument Museum
One thing remains constant for rapper Raheem Jarbo, a.k.a. Mega Ran: He doesn’t swear when he raps. So, it’s not totally out of left field that Mega Ran released a children’s album. He talked more with The Show about it.
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Sep. 14, 2023
Two-page spread showing recipe for Buddy the elf's spaghetti from "Elf"
The spaghetti covered in candy and syrup from “Elf” is just one of the recipes from the new cookbook “Scrounging” from indie film studio A24.
Sep. 14, 2023
Stefano Bloch Going All City Los Angeles Graffiti
The Show spoke with University of Arizona professor and author Stefano Bloch about his view on graffiti art.
Sep. 13, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a free event for all ages on Friday. It will include art-making activities, workshops, lotería games, face painting and more.
Sep. 12, 2023
This photo shows a mockup of what the 'Tails of Phoenix' photobook might look like sitting on a table, next to a record player and a drink.
One Phoenix-based dog photographer started her business with the goal of raising funds for local rescues. Her latest project is aiming to bring 25 local dogs’ stories to coffee tables across the Valley.
Sep. 11, 2023
Mesa Arts Center
Cindy Ornstein spoke with The Show about her retirement as executive director from Mesa Arts Center and spending 13 years with the city, including overseeing Arizona Museum of Natural History and the i.d.e.a Museum.
Sep. 11, 2023
the flag of Mexico
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 in the U.S. But another holiday celebrating freedom is right around the corner — Mexico’s Independence Day and "El Grito" celebrations.
Sep. 8, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum has numerous exhibitions on display. You may have missed some, which opened this summer. But they continue into the fall and beyond, along with some new works of art as well.
Sep. 8, 2023
Quran leaf with gold flowers and red and black text
The latest installment of The Show's Collections series focuses on three leaves, or pages, from the Quran that are on display in the Rare Book Room at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. ASU professor Han Hsien Liew tells us more.
Sep. 7, 2023
arizona cardinals logo
Brad Cesmat, CEO of, joined The Show to talk about the Cardinals and the team's prospects as they begin their season on the road in Washington against the Commanders on Sunday.
Sep. 7, 2023
Black and white photo of three men playing instruments
Soundies are the music videos that came decades before MTV -- even before television was widespread. A small subset of these Soundies brought a more diverse reflection of 1940s America to the mainstream–partially contributing to, as some experts claim, the foundation of the Civil Rights movement.
Sep. 7, 2023
Costume featuring paint samples in shades of grey
KJZZ's Word podcast is hosting a literary-themed Halloween costume contest! Submit photos and and a description of your costume for a chance to win a KJZZ swag bag. The winner will be announced on the Nov. 14 episode of Word.
Sep. 5, 2023
raul castro
On this Season 10 opener, it’s all about anecdotes. We feature conversations about minor league baseball; the only Latino governor of Arizona, Raúl Héctor Castro, affectionately known as Raúlito; plus tales of the legendary troubadour Bob Dylan.
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Sep. 5, 2023


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