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‘Home’ and ‘Story of Everything:’ Magic and awe take over ASU Gammage

Bridgette Redman There is beauty and wonder of breathtaking scope filling the stage at ASU Gammage this month. From the Native American/science-inspired “Story of Everything,” to the devised theater piece that builds a house before the...

A Fitting Partnership: Venezia’s teaming up with The Fix coffee

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Domenick Montanile merely wanted to throw his pie in the ring when he opened his first Venezia’s Pizzeria 21 years ago in Tempe. He had a feeling a shop so close to...

70 Years of History: Luna Gelateria owner displays his Italian roots

By Kristine Cannon Luna Gelateria & Caffetteria may have opened its doors last February, but owner Stefano Fabbri’s family history in the food and restaurant industry dates back 70 years. In 1949 — and over 9,700...

Piefection: French-inspired bakery is perfection

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cheryl Standage knew a quaint, from-scratch bakery was in her future, but was also aware the odds were against her.  “The statistics show 99% of all new food businesses go under within the...

No ‘Doom’ and Gloom: Bastille allows escapism during its shows

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bastille drummer Chris Wood says fans have learned the breadth of the English band’s tastes, thanks to its latest album “Doom Days.” Telling the story of a colorful night at a party that...

Repping Our State: Arizona State Fair returns with The Cult and deep-fried Oreos

By Samantha Molina The scent of mouthwatering fried foods, heart-stopping rides and concert performances by award-winning artists like rapper Lil Pump and country’s Trace Adkins. Visitors can experience these things and more at the Arizona State...

‘The Royale’: Boxing play’s cast and crew wind up for a knock-out

By Bridgette Redman Boxing is a sport filled with great drama and a rich history of stories, lending themselves to books, movies and plays. This is especially true when it comes to our nation’s race...

More Than a Game: Basketball film ‘Game Day’ speaks to its actors

By Connor Dziawura Romeo Miller loves basketball. The entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who also played basketball for the University of South California in the late 2000s, will be the first to tell you the sport...

‘Peeling Back the Layers’: Scottsdale International Film Festival merits discussion

By Connor Dziawura Amy Ettinger sees a problem with film audiences today: Indie gems aren’t as popular as they perhaps should be. “I wish I could say that the smaller, undiscovered films were as attractive to...

Good Fun: The Cult looks to ‘Sonic Temple’ for October setlist

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy admits not every song on “Sonic Temple” is all that great. So even though he and singer Ian Astbury are celebrating the collection’s 30th anniversary with a show...

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