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Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
A Belgian drama with bluegrass music may seem like an unlikely combo, but director Felix van Groeningen pulls it off spectacularly in his heart-wrenching new film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which is already garnering whispers of Academy Award recognition. While other foreign-language Oscar hopefuls such as “Wadjda” and “The Hunt” have come and gone from theaters (with others such as “Gloria” and “The Past” not making their way to Phoenix until early 2014), “Broken Circle” is arriving this month, opening at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale this Friday, Dec. 6.
Mike Sproul isn’t defined by one title.
DALLAS — Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as fast or as far as their parents did when they were young.
Looking for a terrific book to read during your holiday travels? Pick up “How the West Really Lost God.” It’s an insightful look at the link between the decline of the family and Christian religions in the Western World; a social shift that has touched every one of us.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
The best parts of "Dallas Buyers Club" are of Matthew McConaughey, as HIV-positive Texas man Ron Woodroof, bucking like a bull in a Dallas hospital he refuses to let hold him.
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will add several new degrees to its offerings beginning in 2014.
MONTE CARLO, Monaco — Just before noon on a brilliant Riviera day, two columns of guards line up smartly in front of the Prince's Palace, gold braid glinting on their full dress uniforms, vivid blue helmets rivaling the azure sky.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
Seventy five years ago this week, millions of ordinary Americans were convinced that the world was coming to an end. They came to this conclusion, not because Hitler was rattling his sabers in Europe and ...
RIO DE JANEIRO — It's bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country's cuisine. But Alex Atala finds it particularly galling that even at home it rarely gets the respect it deserves.
Five years ago, the Mesa High School Marching Band started band camp with just 35 students. Multiple superior ratings, two state championship nods and a 50 student increase later, the band will embark on its first out-of-state trip to perform at the Holiday Bowl in December.
Shopping at Superstition Ranch Market, unlike the name itself, isn’t based on anything supernatural.
Maybe, just maybe, Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan are perfect opposites: one a swinging playboy, the other a cold calculator.
When Seton Catholic Preparatory asked Kate McBryan to apply for its Hall of Fame it gave the alumnus the rare opportunity to list her accomplishments.
Chemical weapons are a horror for all of the world. BUT, why isn’t the UN in stepping up the plate?
Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? A better tool for planting tiny seeds?
There were plenty of headaches due to the increase in football freedom games during the offseason.
It's been a busy 48 hours for Jennifer, Jacob and Zander Welton.
The 1980s had New Kids on the Block; the '90s had the Backstreet Boys; and now boy bands are resurgent again with British group-of-the-moment One Direction, currently a chart-topping global pop phenom. While hardly a very incisive look at the band or its five individual singers — who are barely old enough to even have personal histories — Morgan Spurlock's documentary "One Direction: This Is Us" should score big with kids.
By next week, a Mesa family hopes to be giving their 5-year-old son a drug treatment that’s controversial even for adults.
WARSAW, Poland — From memorials of its dramatic history to enchanting parks and Vistula River banks, Warsaw offers a great deal for free to visitors who add Poland's capital to their must-see list.
This Aug. 4, 2013 photo shows people on a beach on the right side of the Vistula river near the zoo in Warsaw, Poland. A rare occurrence in Europe’s big cities, Warsaw has natural river banks and three beaches. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)