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From Humble Beginnings By Laura Stoddard At the intersection of Cave Creek and Scottsdale roads 43 years ago, there was one thing: dirt. Cave Creek was just a small, close-knit community, slowly unfurling its petals at...

‘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...

‘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...

Educating the Masses: Musicians from around the world capture the Harlem Renaissance in new...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Musician Michael Mwenso has high hopes about his show “Harlem 100.” The performance, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, pays homage to the 100th anniversary...

‘Speechless’: Blue Man Group bringing revamped show to ASU

By Connor Dziawura Adam Zuick calls trying out for the Blue Man Group “one of the weirdest auditions a person can probably go through.” When he was given a shot at joining the long-running performance act...

A Disney Christmas: This new holiday party brings Santa and Mickey together

By Natalie Urquiza Disney is a recognizable name that’s ageless and creates memories. Kids can see their favorite Disney Junior character in front of them and reach out for a hug when “Disney Junior Holiday...

Women First: Females throw their hats in the ring at new Zoppe Family Circus...

By Laura Latzkzo For families like the Zoppes, the circus isn’t just a way to make a living. It is part of their identities. The Zoppe family’s circus, in its 177th year, will make its annual...

‘Million Dollar Quartet’: Musical traces four stars’ formative years

By Bridgette Redman Sometimes a happy accident can turn into one of history’s sublime moments. It’s what happened on December 4, 1956, when four artists just happened to drop in at different times at Sun...

Welcome to Bikini Bottom: SpongeBob and friends face a natural disaster

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cody Cooley understands the attraction to SpongeBob SquarePants—the jokes (“What’s better than 24? 25!”), the brightly colored sea life and the strong friendship between SpongeBob and Squidward. When Cooley auditioned for Squidward in...

Big Dreams: ‘Americano!’ is this year’s buzz-worthy show

By Bridgette Redman “Americano!” is a story so powerful that The Phoenix Theatre is staging it as part of its 100th anniversary season. Just how powerful? It’s already being advertised on billboards in Times Square.  It...

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