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

ASU student uses talent for DJ-ing to spread message of self-love at One Love Festival

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Self love and positivity are just as important as the beats in ASU student and DJ Malcolm Brinkley’s music. Brinkley is regularly featured on Blaze Radio 1330 AM and helped organize the One Love Festival at Icehouse earlier in April. Read story

A Tailored Place: Roosevelt boutique closing its fabulous doors

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VOX Curvy Couture, known for celebrating all individuals and encouraging every woman to be extraordinary, will be closing its doors May 3, after a sale this Friday. Read story

Budget cuts to Arizona arts commission impact arts organizations, small and large

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As a result of the state budget established in March, the grants that the Arizona Commission on the Arts distributes to arts organizations like Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and Rising Youth Theatre will be put on hiatus, discontinued or reduced. Read story

Large donations, grants to Phoenix museums give new resources, diverse arts experiences

The Phoenix Art Museum is one of two downtown museums that received donations that officials hope will lead to larger and more diverse exhibitions.

Two of Phoenix’s longstanding arts establishments — the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum — each received some of their largest donations and grants in their histories. Read story

Curtain Critic: Phoenix Improv Festival brings laughter through local and national acts

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The 14th annual Phoenix Improv Festival brought our Curtain Critic’s diaphragm to great pain–great, exquisite pain. The three-day festival brings a variety of local and national improv groups to the Herberger Theater Center Read story

Curtain Critic: Energy-filled one-man show comes to Phoenix Theatre stage

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“Buyer & Cellar” takes viewers on a comedic journey through a fictional mall set in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Read story