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One of the funniest quirks Gilbert resident Marieke Davis possesses is her interest in the arts. It’s not because of her artistic talent — a recent win in a national poster contest proves she has skill — but from the way she expresses herself artistically.
A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Award-winning comedian, author, and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with his one-of-a-kind storytelling style in a show about jokes — and how they can get you in trouble.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and wagers are plunked down on can't-miss colts and longshots alike as fans guess which horse will win the famous race at Churchill Downs.
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There’s a new crop of art to behold at Mesa Contemporary Arts, the sleek museum on the campus of Mesa Arts Center.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
After many years of curiosity and speculation as to what lies inside the confinements of a Mormon Temple, my guessing has ended. On Jan. 15, being a freelance community columnist, I was invited to participate in the pre-opening tour reserved for the media by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A couple of thieves broke into a tattoo shop in Chandler and stole more than equipment.
SPENCER, Mass. — For more than a century, Catholic Cistercian monks known as Trappists have been brewing and selling what many beer lovers consider some of the best in the world. Eight monasteries — six in Belgium and one each in Holland and Austria — produce the only beer recognized by the International Trappist Association as authentic Trappist beer.
More than five years after announcing its intent to build another temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened the doors to its newest house of worship in Gilbert, and people from across the Valley can tour it until mid-February.
DALLAS — Dallas is a city that likes to do things big, but that doesn't mean you'll have to sell the ranch to have a good time here.
Perhaps it’s because this desert of ours is such a bizarre looking place already that the otherworldly spires, orbs and bursts of brightly colored hand-blown glass that have cropped up amid the flora of Desert Botanical Garden fit right in. Like Sonoran Desert natives cholla and ocotillo, the works of art are at home here, yet still mind-blowing as all get out.
ATLANTA — Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some attractions are even free.
Underscoring deeply conflicted characters, who are on a mission to reconceive their unsatisfying circumstances, has become director David O. Russell's sweet spot. From his raw 1996 film, "Flirting with Disaster," to last year's acclaimed "Silver Linings Playbook," he effectively unravels the disarray.
The Mesa Arts Center campus will turn into a virtual winter wonderland over the weekend for the city’s ninth annual Mesa Arts Festival.
The Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation will hold its 10th annual Holiday Arts Festival in Chandler on Dec. 14.
Sixty years ago Tom Prather started hauling furniture out of his parents’ home near Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Home beer and spirit-making have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue.
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.
It was my first real glimpse of Arizona that wasn’t through an airliner window. And even though over the years much of it has become obscured, I hope somehow it is preserved and removed to a place where it can continue to welcome wide-eyed and wondering children to their new home.
ATLANTA — A couple miles east of downtown Atlanta on the fringe of a historic blue-collar neighborhood, Home grown serves up satisfying Southern fare in an eclectic atmosphere.