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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...

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...

A New Home: Off-Road Expo heads to Phoenix Raceway

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 1, 2021 The Off-Road Expo Arizona will have a new home in 2021 as the event heads to Phoenix Raceway in Avondale Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12. Phoenix Raceway,...

Return to Racing: NASCAR Championship Weekend coming back to Avondale

By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021 For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend. The tradition started in 2020 and will continue this fall from November 5 to...

Start the Countdown: Super Bowl LVII date set for Glendale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium — February 12, 2023. “The selection of the date for Super...

No More ‘Lucking Out’: Sedona film festival gets cautious with pandemic

By Connor Dziawura | June 5, 2021 Sedona International Film Festival organizers lucked out with last year’s event. Set just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic led to mass shutdowns of businesses and cancellations of events, the...

A ‘Life Skill’ to Learn: Desert Foothills plans musical theater camp

By Bridgette M. Redman | June 4, 2021 Sandi Carll has done summer theater camps before. Now, in a new role as Desert Foothills Theater’s education director, she’s planning to bring the best of what...

Punk in the Park: Live music returns to Big Surf Waterpark

By Alex Gallagher | May 19, 2021 After more than a year without live shows, punk rock returns with some of the biggest names in the genre, like Strung Out, Pennywise, Good Riddance and the...

‘Let’s Play Ball’: Kids invited to triple header in Glendale

By Phoenix.org staff | May 18, 2021 Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers is making the call “Let’s play ball!” with an open invite to kids who can’t get enough baseball. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May...

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’: Theater Works offers dark journey into Wonderland

By Bridgette M. Redman | May 14, 2021 For some theater companies, the pandemic opened doors to long-considered innovative productions. For Theater Works, that meant a journey into the wild world of immersive theater that...

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