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300: Rise of an Empire is both a prequel and a sequel to the 2007 film, 300, one of the most stylized action films ever made. The new movie has the same gritty and dark HD tonal quality of the first movie, as well as the sporadic ultra-slow-motion effects that capture the exaggerated battles and blood-spilling in extreme detail; but it’s missing some of the heart from often copied original.
Every Sunday morning we showcase a classic comic cover, complete with compelling commentary, for your cordial contemplation. It’s the Classic Comic Cover Corner!
See Arizona’s premier performing arts groups — Ballet Arizona, Arizona Opera and The Phoenix Symphony — perform on one stage during this gala fundraising event featuring excerpts from the “Barber of Seville,” “West Side Story” and “Schindler’s List.” While gala tickets, which include cocktails, the performance, dinner and dancing, are costly, performance-only tickets offer an affordable way to see all three groups perform simultaneously.
Jackie Evancho, a 13-year-old classical crossover star who debuted on the national stage on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” seems to only get bigger and better with age.
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.
David Zabala, 5, runs across a reflecting pool in Sammons Park outside the Windspear Opera House in the arts district of downtown Dallas, Thursday, July 12, 2012. 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. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Enjoy the best music of the stage as the Phoenix Symphony accompanies soloists Susan Egan, Christiane Noll and Gary Mauer, performing selections from “Cabaret,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago,” “Thoroughly Modern Mille,” “Show Boat” and “My Fair Lady,” among others.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
From the CMA to Michael Bublé, there’s a Christmas television special to entertain you almost nightly.
Once you peel away the wrapping and the tinsel, nothing speaks as profoundly to the heart of Christmas as “The Messiah” does.
There are a plethora of holiday performances to choose from this time of year, and one we’re marking on our calendar is “Celebration” at Mesa Arts Center.
Playing Argentine First Lady Eva Perón is the hardest role Caroline Bowman has ever had.
The world-renown classical crossover soprano famous for originating the role of Christine Daae in “The Phantom of the Opera” performs in Phoenix.
Remember the timeless scene in “The Sound of Music” when the Von Trapp children put on a puppet show? Ever wish that you could witness those puppets in real life? Well you’re in luck, because the same marionettes are making their way to town.
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.
Black curtain. Carpeted floor. Nameless people filing in and out. Sounds creepy, but it’s actually just a blind audition for the Arizona Opera Orchestra; an audition that Highland High School graduate Michael Marks won earlier this year to become the youngest member in ensemble history. He is 19 years old.
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.
They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
Jurors who spent five months determining Jodi Arias’ fate couldn’t decide whether she should get life in prison or die for murdering her boyfriend, sending prosecutors back to the drawing board to rehash the shocking case of sex, lies and violence to another 12 people.
It’s not often art lovers get to see a work in progress let alone contribute to it, but Arizona Opera gives fans the opportunity to do just that this weekend when they present the first reading of “Riders of the Purple Sage” — an original opera based on Zane Grey’s western novel, set on the Arizona-Utah border.
The jury has rendered its verdict — Jodi Arias is guilty of first-degree murder — but the trial is far from finished.
Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in the gruesome killing of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona after a four-month trial that captured headlines with lurid tales of sex, lies, religion and a salacious relationship that ended in a blood bath.
It has become a real-life soap opera watched by people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk in the middle of the night to get into the show. One seat even sold for $200.