Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album alternative rock band Linkin Park took time out of their busy schedule between tour stops in Brazil and Switzerland to make a stopover in Phoenix on Oct. 25 to benefit something very close to lead singer Chester Bennington’s heart: kids in need from his hometown.
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni is bringing her multimedia one-woman show, “One Drop of Love,” to Mesa Arts Center on Nov. 1. The show, which is produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, incorporates film, photographs, animation and DiGiovanni’s storytelling to examine race in America and how it influences our lives. With a wide range of characters, audiences will be enthralled as Fanshen takes them on a journey from the 1600s to today. In a recent interview, Fanshen shared the inspiration behind the show, her journey of self-discovery and the positive impact of open communication.
Looking for thrills that are out of this world? How about tickets to see Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated space thriller "Interstellar," starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, at Arizona Mills IMAX Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.? Rumor has it that the visuals are impressive and the quantum physics references abundant.
“The Book of Life” has most of the same pros and cons as “The Boxtrolls” from a couple of weeks ago. Both films are absolute joys to watch for their delightful characters, unique worlds and dazzling animation. As creative as they are in terms of presentation, neither film is all that original when it comes to storytelling. “The Book of Life” isn’t just a familiar story like “The Boxtrolls,” though. It’s also a very overstuffed and awkwardly paced one too.
‘Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future’ is the first anthology from Arizona State University’s Project Hieroglyph, which aims to reignite humanity’s grand ambitions for the future through the power of storytelling.
Daniel Lawrence Whitney, commonly known as Larry The Cable Guy, is making audiences across the country laugh on his latest comedy tour, which makes a stop in Chandler on Oct. 18 at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
A family of four entered a local shelter with tattered clothes and tired eyes, carrying three old garbage bags holding their only belongings. A wave of relief washed over the family as they cautiously walked into the shelter, greeted by barking dogs, a clean playground and an onslaught of accommodating volunteers.
Kris Kristofferson ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes Scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot and a three-time Grammy-winner.
A DownBeat Hall of Famer and National Endowments for the Arts Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy Award winner and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living-legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is staggering.
The weather is finally cooling down, calling us all out of hibernation and into the beautiful outdoors. What better way to celebrate the change of seasons than with a family day in the pumpkin patch? Here are five festivals worth a look:
Eleven years ago, screenwriter Margaret Nagle began a script about the Lost Boys of Sudan — the colloquial term used to describe the more than 20,000 Sudanese boys who were left homeless or orphaned as a result of the Second Sudanese Civil War.
With one in 68 children affected by autism, chances are you or someone you know has dealt with the disorder. The 10th annual Zoowalk for Autism Research at the Phoenix Zoo gives you an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families affected by it.
Chandler residents are invited to get their Greek on at the 33rd annual A Taste of Greece fall festival. Twice a year, St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church plays host to the festival, where guests can experience authentic Greek food and entertainment.
Outliars, a comedy club with several venues across the valley, is opening its fifth location in Chandler. The new club kicks off its grand opening at 8 p.m. on both Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27.
Disney Live is bringing a new musical performance to US Airways Center on Sept. 27 and 28, where Disney characters will dance and sing in an interactive performance. In addition to the traditional characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, the show will feature characters from “Aladdin,” “Toy Story” and “The Little Mermaid.” Aladdin will be performed by 22-year-old Anthony Gonzales, who said he is excited to play Disney’s street urchin.
It would be easy to label Nils Lofgren as a sideman for some of the greatest acts of all time, including Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Lou Reed … but the truth is that Lofgren is a star who shines silently in his own right.
A new event is coming Sept. 19 to downtown Mesa in the form of Flash Park Friday, with the businesses lining Main Street offering “parks” on the sidewalk next to their storefront that are related to a monthly theme — the first being splash parks. Attendees of all ages will enjoy cooling off on a large water slide and playing in a pop-up splash park free of charge. Other activities ranging from a scavenger hunt to fishing for concert tickets and free giveaways add to the festivities. The event is also pet-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring Fido along for the fun.
Legendary progressive pioneers Jethro Tull featuring Ian Anderson hits The Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 20, to perform the best of Jethro Tull and songs off Anderson’s latest album “Homo Erraticus.”
Applause was prompt and spirits were high Monday, Sept. 15, at Tempe Center for the Arts, where members and fans of the Arizona theater community honored nominees and recipients of the 24th annual AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence.
Tailgating is fine and dandy — and definitely fun if you’ve got the time — but if like us you’ve got five things to do before kickoff and no time for packing the cooler, here are five places to grab a bite before or after the big game.
Last Friday, I had the privilege of sitting down with young, up-and-coming author/actress Jessica Hickam, one of Arizona’s own who has decided to make her way in L.A. The firstborn of three girls, Jessica grew up in Tucson and graduated from Arizona State University. While Hickam noted that she was afraid to “leave the nest,” she did and has been flying high ever since. I was able to chat about her recently published book, “The Revealed.”
The longtime funnyman has been making audiences laugh for nearly three decades, but that’s only a fraction of his repertoire. He’s also a film and television actor, co-owner of the Laugh Factory on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, a philanthropist, chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition and a hardcore Republican who supported candidate Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.
Touring in support of his new album “Yes!,” Jason Mraz — the two-time Grammy-winning artist known for tunes like “I’m Yours” and “Love is a Four Letter Word” — takes the stage at Comerica Theatre along with the group Raining Jane.
High school football season, that annual rite of fall, is upon us. The game is only part of the experience for football fans. It’s also about getting together with people in your community, before, during and after the contest.
Three days of free events kick off the Chandler Center for the Arts’ 25th season. Plugged In, a concert featuring nine of the best youth bands in the Valley, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. On Saturday, the center hosts an open house during the day with face painting, balloon artists and live music on three stages followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance of The Music of Motown starring Joe Bourne playing the Motown hits of the 1960s. On Sunday at 3 p.m., ¡FlaMEXico! celebrates the musical confluences of Spain’s flamenco and Mexico’s mariachi styles.
Craving a night out that includes mind-expanding entertainment? Tempe Center for the Arts Fall Arts Kick Off event — offering free performances, visual art displays and a variety of food samples — is just the ticket, and the best part is, it’s free, leaving plenty of dough to take a date out to dinner before the show.
When Mesa residents need to borrow a book, they can turn to the Mesa Public Library. But what about when they desire a little exercise in the park or want to bake a cake? Now, not only can residents check out their favorite classics on paper and disc from the library, they can also check out sports equipment and bakeware.
Where do central Arizonans go for a quick, out-of-state escape? Families with younger kids often go west to San Diego, hedonists south to Rocky Point, Mexico, and those who like to be active in mountains and canyons can go north to Moab, Utah, a kind of Disneyland for the outdoorsy set.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 1: Why are you running for office and why would you be a good Attorney General for Arizona?