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Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
A cinematic sparring match unlike any other in recent memory, “Some Velvet Morning” offers an unflinching glimpse into the lives of an alluring prostitute, Velvet (Alice Eve), and her domineering lover, Fred (Stanley Tucci). Over the course of 83 minutes, we eavesdrop on this toxic pair as they engage in an impassioned war of words – chatting, groping, yelling and sobbing, all within the confines of her upscale townhouse. Written and directed by Tony-nominated playwright Neil LaBute, this low-budget chamber piece has been flying under the radar since its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, but will surely blindside audiences this winter with nuanced performances and a certain shocking plot twist. Ahead of its Valley release at Harkins Shea 14 in Scottsdale this weekend, GetOut spoke with LaBute about the film, his French influences, and experience collaborating with Tucci and Eve.
It’s easy to let Christmastime slip by without ever taking time to pause and enjoy purposeful activities with our closest friends and family. Here are several ways to make special memories this holiday season, whether you’re catering to kids, out of towners or a tight budget.
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
You got trouble at home? Kids not interested in family stuff? Spouse or friends not around much? Family is one of the hardest parts of life and with all the competition against bonding and parental influence, it’s a wonder families ever work.
The Higley Center for the Performing Arts has a slate of holiday performances set up for December, highlighted by a show this Friday by a Grammy-award winning group.
Rita Coolidge has charted hits in almost every genre and won just about every music accolade possible, including two Grammy Awards.
I was 4 ½ years old when I delivered my first news report.
Every apron tells a story, according to EllynAnne Geisel, who collects vintage aprons and sews her own.
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
From the day Keyshaun Boyd was old enough to draw, it was clear he inherited his father William’s interest in the arts.
“CNN claims that the federal government is not spending $300 million dollars a day since the shutdown. Fox News states that the government is borrowing $300 million a day less since the shutdown. What we have here is a difference in perspective.”
Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 22-year-old Gilbert woman a day after police say a driver slammed into a day spa , killing her and injuring 10 other people.
Terry arose at six one morning to the sounds of a loud banging upon her door. Still dressed in her fuzzy yellow robe and covered in bed head, she proceeded to answer the poundings and ensured the two people were indeed the Chandler Police detectives they claimed to be.
LOS ANGELES — You nurse and nurture, live with and love an animal in your home. After a few weeks or months, you turn it over to someone or return it to a shelter. Watching a foster pet leave the nest can be rewarding, but you are probably still going to cry your eyes out.
Forgive teachers at Christ the King Catholic School in Mesa if they’ve experienced a unique form of “double vision” the last few school years
Patriotic music, inspirational messages, the flag flown at half mast and a moment of silence were all part of a stirring 9/11 Memorial Tribute help in Gilbert Wednesday morning.
Next week, the nation will again honor those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, and pay tribute to the first responders, families and friends who gave much in the wake of the tragic occurrences of that day.
In my last column, I wrote about a wedding video business that went out of business.
WARSAW, Poland — From memorials of its dramatic history to enchanting parks and Vistula River banks, Warsaw offers a great deal for free to visitors who add Poland's capital to their must-see list.
Mayor Marlin Kuykendall took a lead role in helping Prescott mourn the loss of 19 firefighters this summer, sharing the stage with the governor and Vice President Joe Biden at a nationally televised memorial. He set aside campaigning in the midst of a re-election bid to focus almost entirely on the fallen firefighters, and his victory to a third term seemed like a safe bet.
During this past summer, I received an email from a Mesa teacher asking if I could spread word about his band’s upcoming trip to New York.
Say “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and you’ll likely stir up images of Snoopy, Kermit or Sponge Bob balloons or memories from childhood of sitting around the television while the smell of cooking turkey fills the living room.