Two award-winning poets to read at Phoenix Art Museum for free First Friday event

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The Phoenix Art Museum will host a free poetry reading featuring award-winning poets Tarfia Faizullah and francine j. harris. The event is a collaboration between the museum and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Read story

Curtain Critic: An important milestone, and a new vision for the new season

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Excellent theater criticism has the power to enhance the work of a local theater community. Columnist Molly Bilker hopes ‘Curtain Critic’ plays its part in that important conversation. Read story

Jazz musician Carl Saunders plays on during Monday's storm and power outage at the Nash

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Monday night’s storm and the power outage that came with it didn’t stop jazz musician Carl Saunders from blasting his trumpet at the Nash. Read story

Timeline: Downtown public art through the years

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With the art projects along Roosevelt Row causing such a commotion recently, we decided to highlight some other examples of the 170 completed projects downtown since the creation of the city’s Public Art Program in 1986. Read story

METROnome: Diners kick off West Coast tour with 'good-spirited' show at Trunk Space

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Before the rock group heads out on a tour across the West Coast, they’re giving an intimate show to local fans on Aug. 29. Read story

Four Chambers Press magazine writes on after exceeding $5,000 crowdfunding goal

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The staff of Four Chambers Press recently exceeded their fundraising goal in a Kickstarter campaign, but publishers are asking for the public’s help to fund additional sections of the magazine that were previously cut due to costs. Read story

METROnome: Downtown Phoenix's development as a music-festival pit stop

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Music festivals such as Coachella and South by Southwest draw people from across the country westward to see bands perform. Phoenix has become a natural pit stop along the way, fostering a music-festival culture. Read story

A Tailored Place: A look back at the school year from this year's freshman columnists

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After their first school year in college spent writing for A Tailored Place, Libby Allnatt and Savanah Yaghsezian think back on their experiences with the column and consider their hopes to return in the future. Read story

First Fridays spray paint artist finds his place in the universe through galactic-themed art

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Bruce Cormier followed a winding path to making a living through art, but today, he feels he would never do anything else. Cormier can be found live-painting at First Fridays every month. Read story

Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center brings diversity, education and resources downtown

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The Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center is currently hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music.” Read story