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

METROnome: French-Chilean musician raps for human rights


Ana Tijoux is a French-Chilean rapper who combines layers of cultures and causes in her music. Her appearance at Crescent Ballroom on Tuesday night presented a blend of advocacy and music. Read story

Curtain Critic: Orchestra-focused 'South Pacific' a surprise, but a beautiful one


ProMusica Arizona’s take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “South Pacific” included a full orchestra on stage at all times and a vocals-centric performance. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' melds humor and nostalgia

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeGuthrie Theatre -- McGuire Proscenium Stage

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tells the story of three siblings and their childhood home. Vanya and Sonia have no jobs and stay at home all day while their sister, Masha, a famous actress, pays all the bills. Read story

2014 Individual World Poetry Slam champion crowned; enthusiastic audience captivated


The competition and festivities of the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam culminated Saturday night at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, where Porsha Olayiwola, who hails from Boston, was crowned the champion. Read story

Performance artist manages gallery, performs stand-up comedy and pushes boundaries


Performer Leslie Barton has worked in an array of art forms including performance and stand-up comedy. She enjoys shocking her audiences, making them laugh and expressing her feelings about personal experiences. Read story

New shipping-container galleries set up downtown, progressing mobile art movement


Hot Box Gallery, a shipping-container gallery on Fourth and Roosevelt streets, was joined by two new container galleries for October’s First Friday Art Walk. The galleries received funding to be temporarily transported around different areas of downtown Phoenix. Read story

METROnome: The Nash partners with conservatory to bring jazz to students


Downtown’s The Nash jazz club has partnered with the Phoenix Conservatory of Music to create a one-year jazz studies program for nine high-school students. Read story