Curtain Critic: Arizona Theatre Company modernizes the classic

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Arizona Theatre Company achieves relevancy in its production of “Romeo and Juliet” through a 1960s Italian setting, charming and relatable actors and an impressive set design. Read story

METROnome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival in review

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METROnome digs into this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival with a day-by-day journal chronicling the local and national acts that filled Margret T. Hance Park for a weekend. Read story

Amada Cruz brings new exhibitions, bilingual programming as museum director

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Amada Cruz, a Cuban-born contemporary art specialist, replaced James Ballinger as director of the Phoenix Art Museum. In her new position, she hopes to bring new exhibitions, draw millennials to the arts and expand Spanish programming. Read story

Newest Lawn Gnome show features a variety of comedic performances

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Lawn Gnome’s newest regular show, PEP Rally, features a variety of performances including comedy, music and science experiments that are based on a new topic each week. Read story

A Tailored Place: Spring into Style

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Phoenix Fashion Week’s spring trend show “Spring into Style” showcased this season’s work from six designers Saturday and ranged from floral prints to denim ensembles. Read story

METROnome: Phoenix Lights

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Whether you were standing five feet away from Civic Space Park, where the festival was held, or across the street near the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA, the earth-shattering bass coming from the Phoenix Lights festival was loud enough to keep one’s ears ringing for days. Read story

Poet provides a dreamy, theatrical performance between serious anecdotes and jokes

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eople gathered to watch Buddy Wakefield perform poetry Thursday night at the Valley Youth Theatre. Wakefield’s work won multiple national collegiate-debate competitions. Read story

Phoenix Lights festival brings electronica and electric art to Civic Space Park on Sunday

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The Phoenix Lights festival will bring electronic music acts, art and colorful lights to Civic Space Park this weekend, in between Viva Phx and McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Read story

Downtown Phoenix serves as setting for Tim McSpadden's comedic film

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Tim McSpadden, a local filmmaker, used a variety of downtown locations in his movie “Love a la Carte” that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival market. The movie, which is about a struggling married couple and infidelity, featured shots of city hall, The Clarendon Hotel and Spa and light rail stations. Read story

Curtain Critic: Phoenix Theatre to hold Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals

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The Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musical brings local, diverse productions to the Phoenix Theatre for nine days of non-stop entertainment. Read story