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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
The Phoenix Symphony YouTube Performance
Last March, the pandemic forced the Phoenix Symphony to cancel all of its official performances and furlough all 64 of its musicians. But even without regular paychecks, the musicians have stayed committed to bringing their art to Arizonans — especially those who most need it.
Apr. 19, 2021
Burton Barr Central Library reopened in Phoenix Saturday, June 16. Last July, a pipe burst and flooded the building, causing it to close for nearly a year.
Public libraries in Glendale fully reopen on Monday after months of limited capacity and modified service. For months, public libraries in Glendale were only offering curbside pickup, or only checking out popular books.
Apr. 18, 2021
528 Live mural
Alison Daniels and Nick Harper live in Phoenix’s Willo neighborhood. When Arizona shut down last year, they started hosting live concerts on their front porch. They said it was a safe way to bring their neighbors together and to support local artists. But Phoenix police shut the concerts down last weekend.
Apr. 16, 2021
Bob Wells
The Academy Awards will air later this month, and among this year's Best Picture nominees is a film that prominently features Arizona.
Apr. 14, 2021
church exterior
How often do people’s spiritual beliefs affect how they think about money? Quite a bit, according to Harvard University professor Benjamin Friedman in his latest book "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism." The Show spoke talked with him about whether that connection leads us to any link between ideas like free will and free markets.
Apr. 14, 2021
Lauren Gunderson
Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in the U.S. Her recent play "The Heath" is going to be presented by the Arizona Theatre Company in audio format with imagery. The production stars actor John Larroquette as Gunderson’s grandfather after he has passed away from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease.
Apr. 13, 2021
Ann Morton knitting
Last spring, The Show covered the Violet Protest project, which aimed to enlist makers from across the country to produce textile squares that were equal parts red and blue. The project is the idea of Phoenix artist and educator Ann Morton, and it’s now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through early September.
Apr. 12, 2021
National Poetry Month continues and after a virtual trip to Tucson last episode, we come back to the “Valley of the Poet” and explore some intriguing questions.
Apr. 11, 2021


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