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Dressed, ready to roll

Dressed, ready to roll

The Phoenix Art Museum is savvy enough to offer something fashionable to complement its dynamic “Curves of Steel: Streamlined Automobile Design” that is attracting car lovers in droves. Enter “Automotivated,” a design show in the museum Fashion Design Gallery that profiles examples of some of the top couture work from the 1930s, specifically for women […]

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‘Pretty Boy’ vs. ‘Golden Boy’

‘Pretty Boy’ vs. ‘Golden Boy’

The Oscar de la Hoya-Floyd Mayweather boxing match could keep thousands of fans glued to their HBO pay-per-view screens rather than bellying up to their local bars on Cinco de Mayo. Six-division world champion de la Hoya meets an unbeaten, four-division world champion in Mayweather; both are also former Olympians. The two take the ring […]

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Golfers tee off for Friendly House

Golfers tee off for Friendly House

Just in time for the beginning of summer swinging comes the 2007 Friendly House Golf Tournament set for May 25 at Wigwam Golf Resort, 3003 Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park. Registration and breakfast begin at 6 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Play is followed by a lunch and awards presentation. Sponsorships ranging from $200 […]

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‘28 Weeks Later,’ nails may grow back

Yikes! First it was The Hills Have Eyes II, which featured Latino actor Jacob Vargas. Then in April came director Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. It’s not over yet, according to publicity for 28 Weeks Later, the sequel to the Fox Atomic thriller 28 Days Later, in which Great Britain succumbs to a fast-moving virus that […]

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Brown got the cable food thing down

Brown got the cable food thing down

By Marcos Najera Have you ever wondered where all the Brown people are on TV? They are on the Food Network. Seriously. I finally figured out the results of network television diversity programs. You might think we have our strongest presence on the George Lopez show or Ugly Betty. But if you really want to […]

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A step up

A step up

By Anita Mabante Leach You may as well practice shouting “¡Ole!” and “¡Hechale!” in anticipation of attending Levanto, the two-part performance by Calo Flamenco at the Chandler Center for the Arts. If past shows are any indication, the audience is moved to respond to the sound of zapateado (rhythmic footwork) and syncopated palmas (clapping) as […]

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Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

Puerto Rican sheriff fills gaps in ‘Missing’

By Angela Rabago Mussi Parents get a chill each time a child kidnapping case hits the news, such as the recent Missouri case where a boy was taken from his bus stop and found four days later in a man’s apartment with another boy who had been missing for more than four years. Reading Missing […]

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2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

2-day McDowell FESTIVAL is one long concert

The sounds of Latino rock, New Orleans funk, reggae, jazz and country will come together this month to raise money for local children’s charities. Los Lonely Boys, Bob Weir and Ratdog, the Neville Brothers and Toots & the Maytals headline the fourth annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Westworld in Scottsdale April 27-28. Westworld is […]

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ASU dean seeks to benefit community through integration of arts

ASU dean seeks to benefit community through integration of arts

By Anita Mabante Leach Finding the cultural heartbeat of the Phoenix metro area can be a daunting task, but if it is your job to connect with the community, the effort can be even tougher. Still, Kwang-Wu Kim, the new Dean of the ASU Herberger College of Arts, is determined to meet the cultural community […]

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Cuban artist favors mythical images

Cuban artist favors mythical images

For Nelson Garcia Miranda, the concept of “Cubanidad” is both visceral and visual. It’s a personal style that weaves Cuba’s rural folklore, fables and themes of Cuban song and dance into his art. Deseo, an upscale restaurant at Scottsdale’s Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, is featuring the internationally known Cuban artist’s work in a gallery […]