Primavera Folklorico Dance Company to bring storytelling to Día de los Muertos celebration


The Primavera Folklorico Dance Company has been performing around Phoenix and Arizona since 1975. On Oct. 26, they’ll bring their unique blend of traditional Mexican folk dancing to Margaret T. Hance Park for the third annual Día de los Muertos PHX Festival. Read story

Arizona School for the Arts debuts original play highlighting creative playwriting process


The Arizona School of the Arts will debut a play this weekend that they commissioned from local playwright Dwayne Hartford. A grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts made the project possible. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Rockstar


I was excited when I heard this week’s challenge: to manipulate a photograph I’ve taken, using a Photoshop Tutorial. I finally ventured outside of the effects of brightness, the magic wand and the saturation feature. Read story

Ten years after his first Trunk Space show, Tristan Jemsek continues to hone craft


Musician Tristan Jemsek plays in a variety of local bands, including Dogbreth and Diners. A little more than ten years after his first Trunk Space show, Jemsek continues to create pieces that blend creativity and maturity. Read story

METROnome: OK Go bassist talks album release and upcoming Crescent Ballroom concert


Following the Oct. 14 release of their fourth album, “Hungry Ghosts,” OK Go will be taking the Crescent Ballroom stage on Friday. Emily Liu spoke with the group’s bassist, Tim Nordwind, about their new album and what to expect at the show. Read story

Capture12 gallery makes the community see photography through a different lens


Capture12 is a new gallery on Roosevelt Row with a single focus: photography. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'The Neighborhood' brings in Bragg's to create scenes with easy chemistry


Every week, The Torch Theatre invites a guest monologist from Phoenix’s arts, music and culture scene to share their real-life stories as part of the show “The Neighborhood.” Read story

Slide show: Gay-marriage ruling gives those at Rainbows Festival more reason to celebrate


From false eyelashes to feather boas, a full spectrum of color appeared on everything at the 13th annual Rainbows Festival this weekend. Phoenix Pride hosted the festival in Heritage Square Park on Saturday and Sunday. It was an opportunity for the LGBT community to celebrate the Friday legalization of gay marriage in Arizona after state Attorney General Tom Horne ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses. Read story

Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrates its 4th anniversary with signature artistic flair


Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrated its fourth anniversary this weekend with a display of employee artwork and a showcase of local bands. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'A Vampire Tale' a refreshing mix of contemporary dance and storytelling


Lisa Starry’s “A Vampire Tale” excelled in dance performance but lacked in intimacy. Read what our reviewer thought of “the Nutcracker of Halloween.” Read story