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After years of simple solids and geometric prints, the lowly flower is making a comeback in decor. Floral patterns have been blooming all over fashion runways in recent months, and they are slowly finding their way back into the world of home decorating, too.
A few weeks ago we got “The Lego Movie,” an animated feature that looked like a disaster waiting to happen. Since its release, however, the film has become a box office hit and received praise from virtually every human being on the planet, myself included. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is another family movie that seemed destined to flop at first glance. A modern day 3D extravaganza based on a 1960’s cartoon that was never even so great to begin with? I smell another “Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.”
Sunday, March 9
Baseball figure Tommy Lasorda is coming to Seton Prep High School in Chandler to give a motivational speech.
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
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PARKER, Texas — J.R. Ewing is gone, but his presence still looms large on "Dallas" — along with the influence of the actor who made the conniving oilman one of television's most beloved characters.
In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright watches as umpires discuss a ruling during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball announced it will greatly expand instant replay to review close calls starting this season. Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he's right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
An approximately five-year process that included Mesa nearly losing its spring training team and a major bond election concluded on Feb. 12 with the official ribbon cutting for the new Cubs Park.
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Capital, the Live Music Capital of the World, the Velvet Crown, Bat City or simply River City. Residents of Austin claim many titles and are known for their slogan: "Keep Austin Weird." Some locals pejoratively call their hometown "festival city," since there seems to be one every weekend, such as South by Southwest or Austin City Limits Music Festival. But most festival-goers don't realize Austin is also home to the first photograph, a Gutenberg Bible and the world's largest urban bat colony. And the best thing for a city that prides itself on environmentalism is that all of the sites can be visited in a single day's walk, and all of them are free.
NEW YORK — For those who have gotten their fill of vampires thanks to the "Twilight" series of books and movies, "Vampire Academy" offers a different world and back story.
ISLA MUJERES, Mexico — A half-hour ferry ride from the nonstop party that is Cancun sits an island seductively named Isla Mujeres, or Island of Women.
Hartford, Conn. - Former pitcher Curt Schilling announced Wednesday that he is battling cancer.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have extended the contracts of manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers.
If you grew up idolizing Indiana Jones, this could be an evening both entertaining and out of the ordinary. Here’s why:
NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.
University Presbyterian Church of Tempe will host a series of events with experts who will discuss issues involving race in the United States and around the world, and how those issues relate to the bible.
Often called the master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will perform as part of The Carlos Nakai Trio on Jan. 24 during the Higley Center for the Performing Arts World of Music Series. The Trio will perform arrangements that were created by playing together without written music.
In 1956, Elvis Presley had his first number one hit, Garth Brooks was born, a new car cost $2,000, and a ticket to the World Series would set you back about two bucks. It’s also the year Turf Paradise opened in the Valley.
Wrestling making changes to help sport’s Olympic future
Firsthand accounts of the most successful uprising and mass breakout from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II will be showcased in Take A Stand: Resistance & Survival on Saturday at Chandler Center for the Arts.