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NEW YORK — Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings. Right now, it's all about nails.
The Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 that it has selected the popular artist Cecil Balmond to design a special project for the city’s biggest downtown attraction. “The Cloud” will be a suspended shade sculpture connecting the center with Main Street.
Mesa Arts Center announced on July 28 the selection of internationally acclaimed artist Cecil Balmond to design its 21st Century Café Society shade sculpture project. This work will provide permanent shade over a community gathering place and connect the Mesa Art Center campus (1 E. Main St.) with Main Street in downtown Mesa. Jurors chose Balmond’s winning concept from a group of three finalists who were invited to submit designs.
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is returning to the Valley, and this time they are bringing the spirit of jazz to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19.
A major auto dealer has become a prime force in trying to ensure that Doug Ducey is the Republican nominee for governor — and that Christine Jones is not.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — To many, Tennessee means whiskey. But inside the state, the question is: What does Tennessee whiskey mean?
Boyce Thompson Arboretum celebrates the longest day of the year Arizona style with a day dedicated to our state’s venomous nemesis — the scorpion.
Going to the movies is a great way to get out of the blistering Arizona heat, but Phoenix Art Museum’s Hollywood Costume exhibit, on display through July 6, is worth skipping the theater to see.
A woman sips from a coconut on the Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. It’s the $10 caipirinhas, the $17 cheeseburgers or that $35 pepperoni pizza. If you hit the beach in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll likely sip on a $3 coconut and on the way back to your overpriced hotel, you’ll ride in public transportation that’s more costly than London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Coconuts are on display for sale at a kiosk on the Barra de Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. It’s not just the hotels and flights that will break wallets. It’s the $10 caipirinhas, the $17 cheeseburgers or that $35 pepperoni pizza. If you hit the beach in Rio de Janeiro, you’ll likely sip on a $3 coconut and on the way back to your overpriced hotel, you’ll ride in public transportation that’s more costly than London. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Politicians are climbing over each other to see who can express the most outrage over the failings of the VA. Sen. John McCain as usual led the charge, the first to demand the resignation of the Phoenix VA hospital director. Other eagerly joined in.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
“Officially begun, production has,” writes someone using the official Star Wars presence on Facebook, accompanied by this image, also sent out Thursday night by the Bad Robot account on Twitter with the hashtag #dayone. Note the sand …
Mesa Community College will host the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championships later this month.
GLASGOW, Scotland — The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone. Instead, this former European Capital of Culture is now widely regarded as one of Britain's most lively and stylish urban destinations. It boasts the best shopping experience in the U.K. outside of London and is home to a variety of annual festivals celebrating everything from rock music and comedy to literature and the arts.
Rene Redzepi's daringly innovative Danish restaurant Noma has reclaimed the title of world's top restaurant.
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.
I’m a firm believer in accountability. I don’t believe Arizona’s K-12 education accountability plan is tough enough. Yes, we require all our public-school students to take the statewide assessment. Students must pass AIMS to get into fourth grade and graduate from high school. However, students and schools are only accountable for math and reading. Furthermore, once-a-year “bubble-in” exams are incapable of measuring whether students can apply skills in “real world” situations. We do give third- through 10th-graders writing exams, but experts don’t evaluate them. Pearson, the London-based testing company Arizona hired, advertises for $12 an-hour temporary workers to score tests (bachelor’s required). Results take several months. By then students aren’t even in the same classroom.
FILE - This April 29, 2013 file photo shows Danish chef Rene Redzepi in London. Redzepi's restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark won the title of world’s top restaurant. Noma _ which has a meticulous focus on simple, indigenous ingredients such as snails, moss and cod liver _ held the No. 1 spot on Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 best restaurants for three years before being bested in 2013 by avant-garde eatery El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. During a ceremony Monday in London, Noma reclaimed the top spot while El Celler fell to No. 2. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE – This is a March 14, 2012 file photo of Danish restaurant Noma in Copenhagen. Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark won the title of world’s top restaurant. Noma held the No. 1 spot on Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 best restaurants for three years before being bested in 2013 by avant-garde eatery El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain. During a ceremony Monday in London, Noma reclaimed the top spot while El Celler fell to No. 2. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Jens Dresling, file) DENMARK OUT.
Citing 17th Century English law, the state Court of Appeals concluded Thursday that those charged with shoplifting are entitled to demand a trial by jury.
PARIS — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?
The nominations for the 2014 Hugo Awards were announced Thursday at Loncon 3 in London.