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What do outlaws, dysfunctional family outings and a Scottish bookstore have in common? Find out on this episode of Word. It's a KJZZ podcasted hosted by Tom Maxedon.
Oct. 23, 2022
Ben Hilgert
Stories about the challenges faced by American servicemembers have been told in many media — from movies to TV shows to visual art, just to name a few. And Arizona Opera is now a part of that, as well, with its production of "The Falling and the Rising."
Oct. 21, 2022
melissa williams
Melissa Williams of Chandler shares a tale of poltergeist activity from her days growing up in Virginia.
Oct. 21, 2022
The desert around Tucson was the late Linda McCartney’s first backdrop for making pictures when she was a student at the University of Arizona in the early 1960s. Now her former school is set to host the North American premiere of an exhibit celebrating McCartney’s decades-long career as a photographer.
Oct. 20, 2022
Phoenix pride crosswalk
A rainbow crosswalk in downtown Phoenix is looking brighter after the colors were refreshed ahead of this weekend’s block party.
Oct. 20, 2022
stickers part of the 'anything can be a vampire project' by sarah hurwitz
For the entire month of October, Phoenix-based artist Sarah Hurwitz is taking her quirky style to the extreme and designing an image a day for a project she’s calling, "Anything Can Be a Vampire!"
Oct. 20, 2022
Jessica Early Next Generation Genres
There’s been so much researched, written and lamented about learning loss during the pandemic. But Jessica Early sees a silver lining.
Oct. 20, 2022
book cover for 'the independent voter'
Independent voters make up the second biggest group of voters in Arizona. But what do we know about who they are and how campaigns can reach them?
Oct. 19, 2022
Nira Perez
Beloved Mexican-American pop music icon Selena Quintanilla died in 1995, but her music still resonates with people around the world. And tribute band Amor Prohibido is among those touched by her influence.
Oct. 19, 2022
Chris Paul Monty Williams
After a tumultuous and longer than expected summer, the Phoenix Suns start a new season Wednesday hosting Dallas, the very team that forced a bitter end to their playoff run in May.
Oct. 18, 2022
Pistoleros Lawrence and Mark Zubia
The Pistoleros were a big part of the Tempe music scene of the early 1990s. And a new documentary looks at the band — and the turbulence that sometimes engulfed it.
Oct. 18, 2022
Fronteras Desk logo
High winds complicated the show somewhat, but the balloons were able to eventually get off the ground.
Oct. 17, 2022
Theater Mitu’s Utopian Hotline performance
Theater Mitu's Utopian Hotline performance immerses listeners in visions of the future through pandemic voicemails.
Oct. 17, 2022
theater stage curtain
The Arizona Theatre Company has been performing plays and musicals at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix since its opening in 1989. But the theater company is shifting its productions to a new location.
Oct. 15, 2022
john waters
The "Sultan of Sleaze" John Waters hits Phoenix with his one-man show Oct. 14.
Oct. 14, 2022
Sarah Chang
Celebrated violinist Sarah Chang will perform in the Valley Oct. 14-16 for the Phoenix Symphony's opening weekend.
Oct. 14, 2022
kachina coyote
Four-plus months have passed since the Tempe City Council voted to bargain privately with the Arizona Coyotes on the hockey team’s proposal for a new home. Now, the public can tell the Coyotes and city officials what they think of the plan.
Oct. 13, 2022
Trezana Beverley in “King Lear”
King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most commanding characters. And now, he will be played here in the Valley by someone a little different: a woman. Longtime stage actor Trezana Beverley takes the stage as the declining monarch this weekend at the Mesa Arts Center.
Oct. 13, 2022
Man and two kids play soccer
A movement is underway to expand private security officers to Phoenix city parks.
Oct. 12, 2022
Sky Islands Festival
A two-day festival in northern Sonora this weekend will be the first in the state to celebrate the sky islands region of Arizona and Sonora.
Oct. 12, 2022


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