Arts + Entertainment

Prickly pear cactus paddles and various textiles dyed with cochineal in studio.
The Show continues its series Saguaro Land with a conversation on a bug that has played a critical role in the textile world for a while, with Erika Lynne Hanson, an associate professor of Textiles and Socially Engaged Practices at Arizona State University.
Aug. 24, 2023
More hotel rooms are coming to downtown Chandler as part of the second phase of “New Square."
Aug. 22, 2023
Park visitors boarding the free shuttle bus at the Hermits Rest Stop
The National Park Service said annual visitor spending in Arizona topped a billion dollars. More than 10 million visitors spent a billion dollars in 2022, according to a report released by the National Park Service on Monday.
Aug. 21, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix wants to give qualifying neighborhood groups and nonprofits up to $10,000 to host events in city parks.
Aug. 21, 2023
A Mesa Community College professor was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Arizona Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Aug. 19, 2023
theater stage curtain
Mesa Arts Center is reminding leaders of educational or arts organizations looking to spotlight a performance or activity to apply for Arts at the Center grants.
Aug. 19, 2023
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In the "afterglow" of selling out performances in Glendale earlier this summer, Taylor Swift is now headed to a classroom in Tempe – kind of.
Aug. 17, 2023
Visitors to Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix can get a firsthand look at first editions by Henry David Thoreau and Jane Austen, among other items.
Aug. 17, 2023
violin player
An orchestra in Tucson is partnering with Banner’s Alzheimer’s Institute to create a special rehearsal performance for people dealing with memory loss issues.
Aug. 17, 2023
Phoenix is looking for a nonprofit to take over operations at a remote youth camp located far north of the city.
Aug. 16, 2023
Mesa has a program to encourage library use and promote small businesses. Businesses can offer a special promotion or discount for customers who show their library cards.
Aug. 16, 2023
Mattel Adventure Park VAI Resort Glendale rendering
Glendale City Council members did not ask questions or talk among themselves before they voted unanimously to approve an updated development deal in June. Now an economic justice group says they’ve submitted enough signatures for voters to have their say on the massive resort under construction south of State Farm Stadium.
Aug. 15, 2023
The Glendale Public Library Main Branch is clearing some space in its stacks and opening its doors this weekend in hopes of putting some recycled titles in your hands — for cheap. The offerings are in the thousands and not just confined to books.
Aug. 15, 2023
My Florist is a Dick art print by Shepard Fairey
Mesa Arts Center is replacing exhibits featuring protest art by local Indigenous artists with a celebration of the city. It’s partially because of a controversy over one piece in a traveling exhibition by a world-famous artist.
Aug. 15, 2023
The owner of the Arizona Coyotes plans to buy land in Mesa. The move has led to speculation that the team could look to use the property to build a new arena in the East Valley city.
Aug. 14, 2023
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The Arizona State Library’s “Center for the Book” has chosen a young-adult biography to represent the state at Saturday’s National Book Festival of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Aug. 11, 2023
Snow on mountain
The Show spoke with journalist and author Darrell Hartman about his book, "Battle of Ink and Ice: A Sensational Story of News Barons, North Pole Explorers and the Making of Modern Media."
Aug. 11, 2023
Joshua trees
The Show spoke with Cindy Stillwell, a documentary filmmaker and film professor at Montana State University, about her most recent project focusing on the Mohave National Preserve and the York fire that has incinerated countless Joshua trees.
Aug. 11, 2023
ASU UA football game
The Show spoke about what the move to the Big 12 means for UA and ASU, as well as the future of the Pac-12, with Stewart Mandel, editor in chief of college football at the Athletic.
Aug. 8, 2023
An audience views the Hip Hop International World Battles competition at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa.
Dancers from all over the world gathered at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa on Saturday to participate in Hip Hop International’s World Battles. The event featured various styles by 88 dancers who competed one-on-one in the opening round.
Aug. 6, 2023

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