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Warning of federal “atrocities,” former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack talked to a Senate panel on Wednesday into making it a crime for federal agents to operate in Arizona without first getting written approval from the local sheriff.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.
Broadway can’t resist the combination of captivating gals tap-dancing with talented sailors, and neither can Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert.
Blue bird, c. 1880. Anton Lachmann, Austria. 14kt yellow gold, silver, enamel, rubies, diamonds. Collection of Madeleine Albright. [Exhibition organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York.]
A man in love with his computer’s operating system. It’s an odd premise, especially for anyone who ever purchased Windows Vista, but somehow writer/director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) was able to turn this idea into Her, one of the best sci-fi movies of the year and a thought-provoking commentary on love and human relationships in the time of technology.
Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles. Will you go for a barrel-aged version? Honey flavored? How about a bourbon that's been aged at sea?
Following the general trend in home décor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles.
Chaparral is coming.
WASHINGTON — Miss Piggy is finally joining her love, Kermit the Frog, in the Smithsonian Institution's collection of Jim Henson's Muppets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in history, too.
It’s been 75 years since Dorothy clicked her sparkling ruby heels together and wished to go home, and now you can see her dazzling red kicks and the zany world of Oz like never before.
The Gilbert girls volleyball team captured the House of Payne Invitational championship on Saturday, defeating Corona del Sol 25-21, 25-19 in the gold bracket finals.
The girls volleyball season ramps up this weekend with the 20-team House of Payne Invitational at Chandler High.
NEW YORK — There's extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops.
Many of us dispatch our used paper to a bin, the first step on the way to Recycle Land. These household accumulations of paper and cardboard are just one more thing to get rid of.
Are the red states really “red” or more “brown?” The May 1999 storm cost the town of Moore $1 billion in insured losses but unfazed Oklahomans continue to build there, the town’s population grew 34 percent between 2000 and 2011 compared with a state population growth of 9 percent. The 2013 recovery effort will cost billions of dollars, and the residents will look to the federal government for disaster relief. Oklahoma’s Republicans senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn resolutely opposed such aid for the victims of hurricane Sandy. Coburn said he would demand that any money that flows to the tornado’s victims be offset by cutting federal spending elsewhere.
LOS ANGELES — Lily Tomlin's admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy.
This undated image provided by the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics shows Dr. Laurie Hess from Bedford Hills, N.Y., a veterinarian for birds and exotic pets holds an Eclectus parrot, she has treated two hummingbirds, one for an eye ulcer and the other for a beak injury. There are over 325 species of hummingbird in North, Central and South America. Eighteen species visit the United States but only the ruby-throated hummingbird ventures east of the Mississippi. Most migrate south for the winter, but a few, like Anna's, stay year-round in the southwest. (AP Photo/Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics)
This image provided by Wild Birds Unlimited, Inc. shows a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The smallest bird in the world weighs a tenth of an ounce, has a brain the size of a BB, wobbly legs and enemies like the praying mantis and bull frog. Even so, millions of humans will spend countless hours this spring and summer watching, feeding and worrying about the hummingbirds mating and nesting in their backyards. (AP Photo/Wild Birds Unlimited)
The largest wheelchair sports event in the world gives veterans an opportunity to come together, test their skills and build camaraderie.
In the eight years I’ve taken on the regular duty of reviewing movies, 2012 just might have been the best. It wasn’t easy compiling a top 30 list for a 12-month period of so many diverse, outstanding films. I found myself having to make some absolutely painful snubs, including “Flight,” “The Sessions,” “The Hobbit: An Expected Journey,” and a little cinematic masterpiece by the name of “21 Jump Street.” In the end though, I managed to narrow the list down to the 20 titles that best encompass 2012 in all its glory. If you’re still behind on the movies of yesteryear, consider this your ultimate movie guide to 2012.
In the eight years I’ve taken on the regular duty of reviewing movies, 2012 just might have been the best.
Marilyn Monroe. The Rolling Stones. And Bond — James Bond. What do they have in common?
The Mesa girls soccer team treated itself to an early holiday gift Saturday afternoon by winning the school's first Mesa Jackrabbit Invitational.
When musician Alice Cooper kicks off his signature charity fundraiser event “Christmas Pudding” at Comerica Theater with actor Johnny Depp and a host of other entertainers in Phoenix this weekend, a group of East Valley rockers will be taking the stage — and perform as the opening band.