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Here is a roll call of some of the famous people who died in 2014.
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.”
Attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to throw out a challenge to the state's new “revenge porn” law.
Arizona booksellers and others are asking a federal judge to void a new law aimed at “revenge porn” because it also could land them in prison.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey sparred on several issues during their first gubernatorial debate Wednesday in Chandler.
Old Crow Medicine Show
When East Valley residents are looking for a brief getaway to decompress and escape the sweltering summer heat, they usually turn their eyes northward to the cooler climes of Prescott, Flagstaff or the Mogollon Rim. However, they’re doing themselves a disservice if they chose to ignore our neighbor to the south.
Red Rocks Music Festival
Hear that? There it is again. It sounds like beat-up Ford trucks on dirt roads and boys in overalls going fishing. It sounds like front-porch stories and sticky Mississippi summers. It sounds like wistful if-onlys and lovely lullabies and bluegrass jigs. Oops, I must have left my latest Amos Lee album playing.
Step out of your comfort zone and into another world at the Phoenix Art Museum’s exhibition “Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona,” open through Sept. 21. The exhibition contains more than 100 objects by the groundbreaking artist, who rose to prominence early in his career as a leading painter and promoter of “New Realism” in Latin America.
Tickets are available for the Higley Center for the Performing Arts September kick off event to welcome the 2014/2015 season at the center.
I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film, but the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is not only the best out of the eight films in the Apes franchise, it’s the best movie I’ve seen this year and one of the most exciting, thought-provoking and entertaining films ever made. This movie is jaw-dropping astounding from start to finish and is a simian spectacular of the highest order.
A small but vibrant collection of paintings on Phoenix Art Museum’s upper level is worth a peek before it’s gone.
The Filipino-American community will gather on June 28 for the Fifth Annual Filipino Festival, a celebration of Philippine Independence Day.
HAVERHILL, Mass. — Sometimes the best time to visit a community is when it's struggling.
WASHINGTON — Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.
The music of Led Zeppelin will kick off the 2014-15 season at Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and wagers are plunked down on can't-miss colts and longshots alike as fans guess which horse will win the famous race at Churchill Downs.
Was Mike McClellan’s commentary piece, “The Lost Art of Civil Discourse,” a joke? I am asking seriously. Because how could it have possibly been for real? “The Lost Art of Civil Discourse” immediately followed his piece titled “The Latest Cause for the Crazies is Common Core.” Yes, that really happened. In one commentary McClellan calls names. In his very next commentary, he lectures us that we shouldn’t call names.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day and numerous other events.
The 2014 Phoenix Film Festival is having its opening night premiere on April 3 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. In addition to screening films, the festival will include Geek Day, Kid’s Day, and numerous other events. This seven-day-long festival is being helmed by Jason Carney, executive director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. Carney recently spoke with the Ahwatukee Foothills News to discuss the significance of this annual celebration embracing the art of film.
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