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It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Everyone had reservations when it was announced Peter Jackson would be splitting up “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Do we really need three separate movies? Can’t this 300-page book be done in one movie? Isn’t this just a ploy to milk a franchise and make an extra couple billion dollars? When “An Unexpected Journey” finally came out last December, we all found that these initial concerns were pretty much spot-on.
Browse original work from more than 60 artists or enjoy the live music, gallery openings, food booths and kids games that pepper Downtown Mesa during its monthly 2nd Friday block party.
Browse and shop from an assortment of 100 framed quirky photos of everyday life, ranging from a print of the shipwreck “Alice” to early 20th-century snapshots of a vaudeville magician, backyard weightlifter and capsizing canoeist.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
Sixty years ago Tom Prather started hauling furniture out of his parents’ home near Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
Creation of internal training videos filled much of Mike Holland’s time at Chandler Education TV. But the station’s first foray into documentary filmmaking could result in the ultimate prize.
Phoebe Taylor's 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and "builder grade."
Despite deep roots in the East Valley, Xico Arte and Cultura art gallery is relocating from downtown Chandler to Phoenix at the end of the month and leaving behind its signature patchwork “rug.”
The monthly family-friendly event is back in downtown Chandler, hosting more than 50 local artists, musicians and live entertainment.
Those beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere.
Like a lot of modern decor, children's rooms are enjoying a rethinking.
Classical landscapes interrupted by flying lemons. Silk camisoles carved from wood. Justin Bieber’s famous face painted into Renaissance-era art portraits. All this and more will be on display this fall at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
When silica, soda and lime meet high heat, a beautiful alchemy occurs. The result — a taffy-like substance otherwise known as glass — has inspired creative minds for centuries.
Washing clothes in the bedroom. Sending email from the laundry room.
The outlaw romance "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a lyrical, sepia-toned folk tale, awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that pickling Brooklyn hipsters with handlebar mustaches will positively drool over.
SunDust Gallery, downtown Mesa’s affordable art gallery and paint-your-own art studio, is moving to south Gilbert. SunDust is set to re-open Sept. 3 at 207 E. Williams Field Road, Building H, on the southeast corner of Gilbert and Williams Field roads.
In celebration of its "Animal Crackers" summer exhibition, the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts will host themed make-and-take craft and activities for families every Saturday through Sept. 7.
Animals take center stage this summer at Tempe Center for the Arts’ “Animal Crackers” exhibit. Featuring works from national and local artists, the Gallery exhibit explores animal-related themes ranging from weighty to whimsical.
Even a small slice of the big outdoors can call for big art.
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.
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.
NEW YORK — Here's the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection.
A local branch of BERNINA of America will host its fourth-annual Quilter’s Garage Sale on June 22 to raise money for the American Red Cross.