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Lovers of laughter and comedy fanatics can head to Tempe Jan. 22 - 25 to see the internationally known comedian, Pablo Francisco, at Tempe Improv. After hosting multiple sold-out shows in Australia, Amsterdam and London, being featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and filming two popular comedy specials for Nuvo, Francisco is back with new material featuring character impersonations and impressions for his Arizona audience. Attendees will have a sneak peak into his newest material that will also appear in his latest one-hour special, “Here We Go Again,” on Nuvo. Tickets for the show at Tempe Improv (930 E. University Drive.) are on sale for $28 by calling (480) 921-9877 or visiting TempeImprov.com.
The dining scene at Westgate Entertainment District now has even more to offer with the opening of four new restaurants including Fractured Prune, Hot N Juicy Crawfish, OPA Life Greek Café and Crave Modern Waffle Sandwiches.
The spring 2015 arts events season at Arizona State University’s West campus will feature concerts, films, visual art installations and more.
An upcoming event at Gilbert High School will serve two purposes: Fundraise for an organization that focuses on community needs, and introduce residents to a moderately uncommon type of music.
The O’Jays helped put the “Philly Sound” on the map and were a staple of 1970s radio. Their 50-year career produced several R&B classics, including “Back Stabbers,” “Love Train,” “For The Love of Money,” “I Love Music” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.”
Gilbert resident Shawnee Fierros Casas Richberger has two dream jobs in her future: become an FBI agent or perform in a rock band. Training for the first one is a little tricky to receive at her age, but she has already kick started her path to the second one due in part to a scholarship opportunity.
A local performing arts school set to move to a new location in Gilbert will offer local students lessons on how to excel in entertainment, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
Most Westerners know the Craftsman or Arts and Crafts style homes from visiting places in California such as Pasadena, but not many people know one of the most unique homes of this design can be found much closer to home, in Flagstaff.
Life Community Church hosted a holiday event to entertain more than 100 kids with life-threatening illnesses.
Sticky cheeks, dirty hands, and smiling faces.
Filling the walls of Jerry and Dorothy Sidwell’s retirement apartment are dozens of celebrity photos — a shrine to Hollywood past. Dorothy flips an album to a picture of herself and middle-aged Elizabeth Taylor. Jerry flips the TV to a mock interview between himself and a fully-haired Bruce Willis.
‘Mythbusters: Behind the Myths Tour’
Bob Newhart was nearly 30, still living with his parents in Chicago and working as an accountant, when he struck comic gold in 1960 with his first comedy album, “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart.”
“Magical, hilarious, and heart-warming” are three words ensemble cast member, Marie Lemon, used to describe "Elf the Musical," a traveling Broadway production presented by WestCoast Entertainment, on stage Dec. 2-3 at Mesa Arts Center.
Seven-year-old Krish Vyas of Tempe giggles and claps his hands after he strums a guitar. He marches, dances and roars to a song about dinosaurs. He beats drums in time to familiar songs, such as “This Old Man” or “Down by the Bay.”
For more than 20 years, Jay Leno used comedy and charm to keep late-night viewers enthralled as the host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst?
A senior from Williams Field High School is one of just two musicians from Arizona — and the first in school history — who will march in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade later this month.
An East Valley native-turned-Nashville-singer-and-songwriter plans to celebrate his musical journey in the place where it all started.
Recently, the East Valley Tribune has reviewed its policy regarding guest commentaries and letters to the editor on the Opinion page. Going forward, we will require all writers to strictly stick to the issues at hand without naming specific people to defend their arguments.
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‘Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future’ is the first anthology from Arizona State University’s Project Hieroglyph, which aims to reignite humanity’s grand ambitions for the future through the power of storytelling.
In a universe that leaned heavily toward Collin Dean’s favor, the 9-year-old would ask two simple questions before accepting a role on a TV show or film: How much does it pay and what kind of food is offered?
Maria Tallchief was considered America’s first major prima ballerina and was the first Native American to hold such a distinction.