METROnome: Band's new single brings twist on indie folk


Defying stereotype, the Phoenix-based musicians of The Foster Family Band brought an atypical success to their genre with their new single, “heavy now you know the world.” Read story

Curtain Critic: Dan Hull's storytelling is poetry in motion for himself and the community


Dan Hull, comedian, storyteller and Buddhist monk, is a co-founder of Yarnball Storytelling. Hull believes storytelling creates a special connection between the speaker and the audience. (Sierra LaDuke/DD)

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'Phantasmagorical' Mystic Circus at Alwun House shocks audiences with erotic content


The Alwun House hosted the Mystic Circus, an erotic, sexual and demented series of acts designed to test the moral limits of its audience, this Saturday. The show featured juggling, glass dancing, burlesque, fire twirling and everything in between. Read story

Four Chambers Press 'Flash Your Fiction' flash mob stages poetry readings on the light rail


“Flash Your Fiction,” the literary flash mob organized by Four Chambers Press, was among the many events the local publication is planning to help make prose and poetry more relevant in people’s lives. Read story

Curtain Critic: Ted Talk-inspired PHIL Talks draws sold-out crowd to Space 55 theater


Tim Eigo hosted the sold-out PHIL Talks Friday night at Space 55. PHIL Talks was a locally organized spinoff to the international TEDx Talks, featuring comedic speeches from 11 of Phoenix’s most creative minds. Read story

Comic-book artist gives career advice to the Teen Artist Guild at Phoenix Center for the Arts


Comic artist Andy Carreon spoke to members of the Teen Artist Guild at the Phoenix Center for the Arts on Saturday afternoon about the importance of marketing their artwork and believing in themselves. Read story

Curtain Critic: iTheatre Collaborative puts the spotlight on lesser-known theater


This week’s Curtain Critic profiles the iTheatre Collaborative theatre company. The group has been dedicated to producing and promoting non-traditional theatre in Phoenix for the last 12 years. Read story

Reinvent PHX Wayfinding Project places three artist-designed banners at light-rail stations


Three artists are creating banners to be displayed at central Phoenix light-rail stations for Reinvent PHX’s Wayfinding Project that will represent the unique community around each of those stations. Read story

Local guitarist opens luthiery shop in Phoenix


Grand Avenue’s newest business brings a custom guitar and repair shop to the same area as a notable school for luthiers. Read story

Phoenix to host Individual World Poetry Slam, bringing traffic to local venues


Phoenix will host the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, bringing 70 poets from around the world to the Valley of the Sun for a three-day competition. Ten to 20 venues from across the city will host special events for the occasion. Read story