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Off the Cuff: Phoenix Improv Festival returns to a virtual format

By Laura Latzko | April 19, 2021 The term “improv” can describe different types of performances, both dramatic and comedic. The Phoenix Improv Festival brings together improv performers from around the world to celebrate and...

Punk in the Park: Pennywise headlines festival’s first Arizona lineup

By Phoenix.org staff | April 14, 2021 In celebration of the return of live music, Punk in the Park is previewing its previously planned, much-delayed Orange County festival with a daylong slate of artists in...

Bringing the Community Together: Anthem Days seeking vendors

By Sarah Donahue | April 8, 2021 Though this year’s Anthem Days will require more social distancing, it will still serve its original intended purpose of bringing the community together.  Last year’s Anthem Days was one...

Riding for Vets: Yahtzee Run benefits homeless in the West Valley

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 8, 2021 The New Founders of Freedom are hosting the 10th annual motorcycle Veterans Ride on Saturday, April 10. The five-stop Yahtzee Run, with the $200 prize, begins with registration from...

Immersive by Design: New Gammage experience features art throughout Packard garage

By Olivia Dow | April 7, 2021 ASU Gammage has transformed its parking garage into a drive-thru immersive experience celebrating the arts, design and production. The venue, in partnership with the Herberger Institute for Design and...

Nothin’ Stupid: Get a kick out of this Frank Sinatra tribute

By Laura Latzko | April 5, 2021 Frank Sinatra had a special way of captivating audiences with songs like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” “I Get A Kick Out of You”...

Stop Traffic Walk: Fundraiser brings awareness to human trafficking

By Connor Dziawura | March 29, 2021 Nearly 40 million estimated global victims. Considered the world’s third-largest criminal activity. But only 1 out of every 100 victims will be rescued. These statistics from the Dream City...

Magical Moments: Disney’s ‘Aladdin Kids’ coming to Anthem

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 22, 2021 The Musical Theatre of Anthem will stage Disney’s “Aladdin Kids,” based on the iconic animated film, from Thursday, March 25, to Sunday, March 28. “Aladdin Kids” features an Academy...

True Calling: Champion auctioneer Camille Booker returns to Barrett-Jackson

By Kamala Kirk | March 15, 2021 When Camille Booker was a child, she said she was shy and terrified of getting in front of a crowd. Now the Washington native is a bid spotter for...

Coming Together: Carolyn Jackson on the resilience and philanthropy of the collector car community

By Kamala Kirk | March 11, 2021 After shifting to online auctions at the onset of COVID-19, Barrett-Jackson marked its return to live events by hosting the first fall auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale in...

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