On the Record: Operation Record Store Day

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In this second installment of “On the Record” your host Alexandra and her trusty producer Claire are on a mission to find the best local records to snag on Record Store Day. Read story

ASU student explores real faces, stories of teen motherhood in photography exhibition

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ASU photography senior Amanda Mollino will be showcasing her honors thesis project at Modified Arts from Friday until May 9. The project features a series of photos of young mothers and documents their lives. Read story

METROnome: 10 releases to look out for when Record Store Day hits

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The master RSD exclusives list is a bit of a doozy, and chances are you’ll find too many titles you’re not interested in. To simplify the process, here is a list of unique and alluring releases to keep an eye on when the record store doors open. Read story

On the Off Beat: Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra aims to inspire emotion and movement

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15 musicians playing instruments can create a cacophony, yet the layered music of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra creates harmony while teaching love and acceptance. Read story

Curtain Critic: Arizona Opera brings a comedy classic to the stage

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“Daughter of the Regiment” blends comedy and opera at the Phoenix Symphony Hall, offering a humorous romp through love and war. Read story

METROnome: Indie 500 unites community with 38 hours of diverse performances

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The Indie 500 turned out to be far more than just its frantic, crazy goal of 80 bands back-to-back. The event at the Trunk Space was, at heart, a way to bring together the downtown community. Read story

Music Stroll jazzes up the pub crawl experience

Several different restaurants downtown, including the Arrogant Butcher, Copper Blues, Squid Ink and Tom’s Tavern, hosted musical acts Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Downtown Music Stroll. Read story

METROnome: Trunk Space to celebrate 11th anniversary with 36-hour festival

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This is the second year for The Trunk Space’s Indie 500 festival, where about 80 bands will play 500 songs in a row. Last year, the festival featured 500 songs over 10 days; “I guess that didn’t seem ridiculous enough,” said Trunk Space co-owner Stephanie Carrico. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: The Juggler

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Austin broke out the pins and all hell broke loose. He tossed/spun them around to practice new material. I could not look away — even when some attempts failed and pins flew at me. Read story

IN FLUX: Cycle 5 art tour spreads art displays through Phoenix and surrounding cities

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The IN FLUX temporary art initiative will be bringing its annual multi-city tour to downtown on May 3. Eric Boos’ “The Re-birth of Venus,” currently on display at the Phoenix Convention Center, highlights the downtown portion of the tour. Read story