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Big Plans: Peoria ‘Idol’ alum wants to release empowering music

BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI Callie Young has a presence about her. The thin, blonde “American Idol” alum from Peoria is confident and ambitious. Her producer, Halen Bouhadana of Electric Sound Music in Arcadia, saw that in Young...

Remembering a Talent: Static-X remembers its late singer with a masked vocalist

BY CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI Five years after Static-X lead singer Wayne Static died of multiple prescription drug toxicity combined with alcohol, the metal band is back on the road with a masked singer. “Everything’s coming together really...

Mitchel Cave of Chase Atlantic talks about growth in ‘Phases’

Lead singer of Chase Atlantic, Mitchel Cave, says growth is one of the key pieces to making a band important, and Chase Atlantic is on its way. “I think the most important thing as...

Photographer Jim Louvau honors Chester Bennington

By CHRISTINA FUOCO-KARASINSKI   Jim Louvau was driving along a Valley freeway when Linkin Park came on the radio. As the song ended, he flipped channels, only to hear the Grammy-winning band once again. Louvau can’t...

Crayola Experience colors Chandler happy

A crowd last month packed the colorful, large, new Crayola Experience Chandler — one of five in the country — when it opened at Chandler Fashion Center. Standing out with vibrant red, blue, yellow, green...

Bernadette Pauley to perform comedy at Stir Crazy

Comedienne Bernadette Pauley is a self-proclaimed “outsider” in Hollywood and New York. There, she said, agents overrun clubs to push their show business agendas. Arizona is different, though. In Pauley’s experience, Stir Crazy Comedy...

Fans Have Cole Swindell’s Number: The country singer knows what it takes to find...

Cole Swindell is a big fan of Arizona. After all, he says, what’s not to like? Golf, check. Mexican food, even better. Raucous crowds, perfect. “It’s one of my favorite areas in the country,” Swindell...

Phoenix Fun Fusion

Are YOU the #UltimateGeek in Phoenix? Oh, so you're going to be at #PhoenixFanFusion this year and you think you have what it takes to dominate all the other Geeks in town? We like that sort...

‘Titanic’ docks at OdySea in the Desert through Spring 2020

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski With repeats on television of the 1997 film “Titanic,” the doomed ship is still a curiosity. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at OdySea plays on those feelings by showcasing items found on the world’s largest ship...

Blessthefall returns home to kick off tour at Tempe Marketplace

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski , The Entertainer! Blessthefall singer Beau Bokan spent plenty of time at Tempe Marketplace, shopping for T-shirts or digging through magazines at Barnes & Noble Booksellers looking for stories about his Valley-based...

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