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No Laughing Matter: ImprovMania expands with new space

By Kevin Reagan | July 28, 2021 ImprovMania, Chandler’s long-running comedy theater, has found a new home after buying a building from the city. The building on the east side of Boston Street will soon be...

‘It’s Like a Family’: Preserve Tavern boasts comfort food delights

By Kristine Cannon | July 18, 2021 Taking over the old Four Peaks Grill & Tap in North Scottsdale is family-friendly tavern, The Preserve Tavern & Grille. Opened by husband-wife team Nick and Shannon Broemer and...

Single Saturday Night: Cole Swindell expects a good time at casino

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Country singer Cole Swindell is excited to see concert dates on his schedule — especially Arizona, where he performs and golfs. “I’ve always loved playing out there,” Swindell says....

Brothers in Arms: Damage Inc. recalls Metallica’s first four albums

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Chris Knight remembers the first time he heard the acoustic intro to Metallica’s “Fade to Black” in his teens. After that, nothing else mattered. Knight performs the James Hetfield’s vocals/rhythm...

Carrying the Torch: Pop Evil’s music means one thing — rock

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Pop Evil singer Leigh Kakaty takes offense to the phrase “rock is dead.” “Rock bands have been toward the bottom as far as other genres are concerned,” Kakaty says. “We...

Hometown Heroes: Katastro returns to Marquee stage for 2 shows

By Claire Spinner | July 18, 2021 Katastro bassist Ryan Weddle is eager to come back to Tempe. Nearly two full years since the genre-bending band last graced the Valley’s stages, Weddle and his bandmates...

They’re Crafty: PIP Coffee + Clay molds everyone into an artist

By Annika Tomlin | July 12, 2021 Mara Friedman and her husband, Kacey “KC” Bonnem, took their “perpetual idea projects” and turned them into PIP Coffee + Clay. “I was doing ceramics in my laundry room,...

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Chandler Center prepares for ‘grand opening’

By Kevin Reagan | July 12, 2021 After more than a year of barring patrons from visiting its theater, the Chandler Center for the Arts is preparing to welcome back audiences for live, in-person performances. Since...

Dive into Summer Fun: Camp fills summer with swimming, other activities

By Lila Baltman | July 12, 2021 Children can unplug and learn how to swim at Hubbard Family Swim School’s summer six-pack sessions. The six 30-minute swim lessons feature the same instructor throughout the two-week session. “Parents...

A Sound Purchase: Record Store Day keeps heads spinning

By Alex Gallagher | July 12, 2021 Zia Records’ Mary Papenhausen knows the appeal of Record Store Day. She sees customers come in and out of the stalwart stores. She purchases records, too. “The beautiful thing...

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