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Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 the selection of internationally acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. This work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the Mesa Art Center campus (1 E. Main St.) with Main Street in downtown Mesa. Jurors chose Balmond’s winning concept from a group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — It costs close to $100 a person to enter the gates of the Magic Kingdom or board the Hogwarts Express. But there are plenty of things to do in the Orlando area that are free, and none of them has anything to do with theme parks.
LAS VEGAS — For years, Las Vegas took the bigger-is-better route, building expansive glassy megaresorts with 4,000 rooms apiece and seemingly endless check-in counters.
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last June, I was forced to cut back on reviewing movies every week. In between chemo treatments and sleeping for days on end, I’ve made an effort to see as many new releases as possible. Now at the start of a promising new year, I am happy to announce that I am virtually cancer free. Even better, I have a lot of truly great films from yesteryear to talk about.
File - In this Sept. 5, 2012, file photo, provided by NASA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, Expedition 32 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA). During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Hoshide and NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (visible in the reflections of Hoshide's helmet visor), flight engineer, installed a camera on the International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2. "Selfie" the smartphone self-portrait has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press. (AP Photo/Nasa, Aki Hoshide, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sandra Bullock says making the lost-in-space movie "Gravity" with director Alfonso Cuaron was "the best life decision I think I ever made."
When Seton Catholic Preparatory asked Kate McBryan to apply for its Hall of Fame it gave the alumnus the rare opportunity to list her accomplishments.
You’re 15 minutes late to the scheduled interview, stalled by a traffic slog, a lack of direction and a persistent absence of time. Fortunately, the man you’re supposed to meet with, owner Don Salter of Mesa’s The Saltmine Studio Oasis, doesn’t notice the absence and forgets about your interview — you later discover all tall, lean men apparently look alike. So you wait for an extra half hour as he completes the vocal discussion in his office and sets up Studio A for an older couple who appear as if they stepped right off the farm with a young man clad in black.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes, they're also creating new fans for artists such as Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.
A recent national STEM related event hosted in Tempe last Saturday combined a few components that may appear mismatched at first glance, but are much more logical when given a steadier second look.
An Arizona Cardinal cheerleader swabs her shoes in Tempe on July 20 as part of a large-scale project called Project MERCURRI. The goal is to collect microbes to compare with samples from the International Space Station. [photo by Arizona SciTech Festival, Sr. Intern, Marisa Ostos]
NEW YORK — In these hyper-connected, over-shared times dwell two kinds of people: those preoccupied with taking and uploading photos of themselves and those who have never heard of the selfie.
This Sept. 18, 2012 photo released by NASA shows international space station astronaut Aki Hoshide taking a self-portrait while in space. The practice of freezing and sharing our tiniest slices of life in "selfies" has become so popular that the granddaddy of dictionaries, the Oxford, is monitoring the term as a possible addition. (AP Photo/NASA)
Let’s say a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan spent three months completely out of touch – a stint on a space station, sealed in the Biosphere, working for the IRS in Cleveland, take your pick – and had no idea how his favorite baseball team had fared over the first two-plus months of the season.
SHANGHAI — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers activities that cost nothing, from walking on the riverfront Bund to sculpture parks and historic sites. Here are five of them.
NASA’s Destination Station: Experiences in Orbit - Astronaut Cady Coleman, pictured, discusses her experience onboard the International Space Station and the research she conducted there. She will be available for autographs and pictures after the presentation. The planetarium will also be showing a special about the International Space Station throughout the evening. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/nasatalk2.
U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, signs on the wall in a Space museum at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.
Astronauts from NASA will land across the Valley to participate in events for the public in the coming weeks. The astronauts, specifically chosen by NASA for these events, are in Arizona to promote and raise awareness on space programs and exploration — just as the state’s “SciTech Festival” fires its boosters.
**FILE** This Feb. 16, 2001 file photo provided by NASA, shows the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. (AP Photo/NASA, FILE)
Leroy Chiao, former NASA astronaut, has been chosen as the 2013 John J. Rhodes Chair in Public Policy and American Institutions in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and will deliver the 2013 Rhodes Lecture titled “Warp Speed: How Technology is Accelerating and the Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education.”
Children crowd around touch screens as their parents and teachers look over their shoulders. The group is huddled together in a tunneled, dark room reminiscent of a space ship control room — with walls lined with lit up diagrams and interactive video screens.
Through March 24, the Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa is featuring a kid- and adult-friendly exhibit on NASA and the impact the activities conducted on the International Space Station has back on Earth. [Stacie Spring/Tribune]