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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...

No More Waiting: Goodyear welcomes residents to new recreation campus

By Lauren Serrato | July 1, 2021 The wait is over. A long-anticipated recreation campus will open its doors to the Goodyear community on July 3. The two-story campus is 48,000 square feet and located at...

Fun, Food and Cocktails: Wok ’N Roll infuses music into dining

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 With the Hard Rock Café’s closure, Wok ’N Roll is bringing a touch of music and food to Phoenix. The colorful Scottsdale Asian eatery opened a second location in...

The New Normal: Fiddler’s Dream offers virtual open stages for local musicians

By Laura Latzko | January 18, 2021 Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse has long offered a space for musicians to perform. Although the Glendale nonprofit cannot offer the same opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic because of social distancing...

‘A Happy Medium’: Phoenix Theatre Company resumes productions on outdoor stage

By Connor Dziawura When the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year, the Phoenix Theatre Company found itself in a tricky place. It was in the midst of a production of “Sondheim on Sondheim” and was...

Field of Dreams: David Peralta honored with Wickenburg ballpark

By Nicholas Barker Seven years ago, David Peralta made his Major League debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Fast forward to present day, and he officially becomes the 43rd player to have a field named after...

They Need to Dance: Scorpius theater keeps engaging fans through video

By Laura Latzko The COVID-19 pandemic has a major impact on dance companies around the Valley, including Scorpius Dance Theatre. Despite the challenges it is facing, the company is bringing dance to the community—but in...

Taking the Stage: Terry Temple is ready to usher Desert Foothills into new era

By Bridgette M. Redman At many theaters, the creative and business management are separate and distinct, often locking horns as they challenge each other in what is artistic and what makes managerial sense. Terry Temple’s career...

Sunrise, Sunset: The Musical Theatre of Anthem in danger of closing

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski In December, Musical Theatre of Anthem had reason to celebrate. The company was awarded a $57,000 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for the purchase of upgraded auto, lighting and microphone equipment. The...

The Listening Room musicians say the Phoenix venue is a hidden gem

Christina Fuoco-Karasinski >> The Entertainer! Jared Kolesar takes the stage at The Listening Room Phoenix and is taken aback by the silence. “Why is everyone so quiet,” he says with a laugh, as he wrestles with...

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