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Tempe voters on Tuesday rejected a set of ballot measures that would have created a new venue for the Arizona Coyotes. City officials say the hockey arena and entertainment district will not move forward.
May. 16, 2023
On this episode, a Diné writer releases her first novel. Plus, we examine an international true-crime story by a Valley poet-turned sleuth. And, we extend a bow to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a day at the Kentucky Derby.
May. 16, 2023
Phoenix Art Museum sign
After more than a decade, the Palette Restaurant at Phoenix Art Museum will permanently close its doors. The restaurant’s last day of service on May 28 is also the museum’s Family Funday, which is a free-access event but requires tickets.
May. 16, 2023
 Jeff Biggers
Author Jeff Biggers' newest book is called "In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy." It turns out, some of the same tourism-related issues facing Arizona are also facing this island off the west coast of Italy.
May. 16, 2023
A bookshelf at Mesa Public Library displays and holds childrens' books.
For three months at a time, a local author holds office hours at Mesa Public Library to help aspiring writers hone their craft. From May through July, that’s Chandler-based author, critic and journalist Mark Athitakis.
May. 15, 2023
New technologies using artificial intelligence are shaking up many industries, including publishing and art. Authors and artists are questioning whether it’s a tool or cheating — and whether AI will eliminate their work.
More Arizona business news
May. 15, 2023
Those propositions would allow for construction of the proposed Tempe Entertainment District, which would include a new Arizona Coyotes hockey arena, residential and retail buildings.
May. 15, 2023
The Phoenix Suns fired Monty Williams on Saturday, two years after reaching the NBA Finals and a year after he was the overwhelming choice as the coach of the year.
May. 13, 2023
Kristin Bauer poses with her new book, "THIS IS LIKE THAT."
Kristin Bauer is out with a new book, "THIS IS LIKE THAT." The artist views the book as an extension of her work rather than a collection of it. The Show spoke with her more on what this means.
May. 12, 2023
person looking at a sports betting app
$609 million were wagered on sports betting in Arizona during February. That is a slight increase compared to January, but the figure is $117 million more than February of last year.
May. 11, 2023
Closed entrance
A special viewing of the 1989 movie, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” will be held at the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix.
May. 10, 2023
Phoenix playground park sign
Phoenix has a better idea of what’s taking place in city parks after hours, thanks to the first data from a pilot program that launched in February.
May. 10, 2023
Madi Latham graduation photo
Tempe’s evening skies have filled with fireworks — a sign that graduation ceremonies are underway. For Madi Latham, who’s graduating with a bachelor’s in creative writing, it’s a time of reflection as well as celebration.
May. 10, 2023
A new exhibit by art students at Hamilton High School in Chandler has opened at the city’s museum. The project is a direct response by students to an existing installation of documentary photography capturing Dust Bowl migrants on their journey from the central plains through Arizona and on to California.
May. 9, 2023
Gordon Hawkins performing on stage
“Proximity” is a trio of opera’s commissioned by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The libretto was written by renowned playwright Anna Deveare Smith and the three operas explore topics that feel a little closer to home these days: technology, climate change and gun violence.
May. 9, 2023
masks on hooks
The Show speaks with a professor on how the pandemic has affected storytelling and what stories are still important to tell.
May. 9, 2023
Despite temperatures rising in Phoenix, Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff is keeping doors open through Memorial Day and providing a snowy escape from the summer heat.
May. 9, 2023
Musica Sin Fronteras
A youth choir from the Sonoran capital Hermosillo is teaming up with two orchestras in Phoenix for a pair of concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
May. 5, 2023
Christopher St. Jean after running the Cocodona 250 in 2023
A marathon is a little more than 26 miles, which for most people is more than enough. But ultramarathons are longer — in some cases, a lot longer. The 2023 Cocodona ultramarathon is a 250-mile race that starts in Black Canyon City and ends in Flagstaff.
More news from the Fronteras Desk
May. 5, 2023
Reynier Leyva Novo
There's a new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum opening on Saturday that doesn't involve art on the walls. Instead, museum goers walk into a giant, pitch black room with black-painted walls and are given a headset to wear and follow a monarch butterfly through its migration.
May. 5, 2023


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