There is something about the way Count Basie could swing that is like nothing else. His band was a well oiled machine that knew the charts by heart and played with joy and precision. Bill Basie's dream as a kid was to play piano in the band, and he did so much more than that, creating a legacy of swing and big band style that is all his own.
KJZZ's Theatre Critic reviews Hale Center Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors which runs through August 27th. Robrt Pela is a columnist at New Times and a staff writer at Latino Perspectives Magazine.
Henry Salinas talks to his friend Edward Upshaw about why he chose to start an organization to stop gang violence and the legacy of his work. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.
Host Steve Goldstein talks to Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, about the initiative to grow the economy in the entire valley instead of concentrating on specific cities.Broome is on the region leadership advisory team set up Brookings Institution to look at economic strategy in Maricopa.
Washington’s inability to solve our nation’s debt problem is getting the attention of more than just politicians and economists. Now, average citizens are wondering what it will take to do something about it.
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed.
The South Phoenix area is among the oldest parts of the valley, and has a wealth of rich history...but it's a history that many people don't know about. Some call it the forgotten part of the city, and many residents and advocates think that they often have to fend for themselves rather than rely on Phoenix government.
Steve Goldstein talks with Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona about what she wants to see in the next mayor. Lanning wants the city to become more business friendly, and to have a wider variety of housing stock.
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As part of our series profiling different communities in Phoenix, we head to West Phoenix. Maryvale was once a highly desirable area to buy a family home. But changes in the area's demographics--and changes in perception through the years--have altered the way many people look at Maryvale.
This month, Phoenix residents will elect a new mayor. Whoever wins will govern a sprawling city; full of unique neighborhoods, each with different concerns. One of the most high-profile areas in Phoenix is, of course, Downtown.
Steve Goldstein talks to two economic experts about the impact of the debt ceiling on investors in Arizona, the stock market swing, and an economy on the verge of resetting.ASU Professor Emeritus Herbert Kaufman shares his opinion on the economy preparing to reset, and whether it's ready for the climb back to improvement.
Congressman Raul Grijalva talks to host Steve Goldstein about the people most likely to feel the effects reducing the deficit and lowering our country's debts.Grijalva voted against raising the debt ceiling, and says that all options should be on the table to get the United States out of its deficit.