Curtain Critic: 'Good People' manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining

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Actors Theatre does a fine job bringing “Good People” to life, offering both laughs and tears with strong, emotional acting that carries through each scene in various degrees. Read story

Music, confidence and a way of life: lessons taught at Rosie’s House

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Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children is a nonprofit that offers free music education for close to 400 students in Phoenix. Many of the youth who go to Rosie’s House attend schools without arts programs, while others come in addition to other music classes. Read story

'Write On, Downtown' publishes student photos, writing in eighth annual journal

“Write On, Downtown” is a journal published once a year featuring writing and other creative works from students on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. This issue had over 250 submissions. Read story

Devil's Pass: TRUPHX blog exhibit and Phoenix Art Museum leadership changes

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Hosts Miguel Otarola and Jayson Chesler delivered Devil’s Pass’s final episode for the semester. The show will return in August. Topics included the presentation of TRUPHX and changes in leadership in the arts community in the wake of James Ballinger’s decision to step down as director of the Phoenix Art Museum. Read story

Schoolteacher who sings and plays violin to record album with new band, new sound

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After creating music both on his own and with the now broken-up Phoenix band Whisperlights, violinist and vocalist Tobie Milford was wary of working with another group of musicians again. But now, Milford is back in the game with a new group, a new sound and an album in the works. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Good People' take stage to tell story of economic inequality, luck and loyalty

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Some people say luck determines your lot in life. Others insist hard work makes the difference. Actors Theatre’s performance of “Good People” explores the divide between these two mentalities and how putting too much stock in either attitude can limit someone’s potential. Read story

Wednesday night second International Jazz Day celebration in CityScape draws full crowd

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On Wednesday night from 4-9 p.m., the second annual International Jazz Day celebration at CityScape featured jazz from respected musicians Carlos Rivas and Azar Lawrence. Read story

FilmBar exposes culture to Phoenix with 'Czech That Film' movie festival

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Moviegoers looking for something a little more exotic than the typical Hollywood blockbuster can participate in the Czech That Film festival at FilmBar. The festival aims to expose downtown Phoenicians to Czech arts and culture. Read story

Art exhibit honors life and impact of former Downtown campus vice president

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For the month of April, Obliq and Gallery Luxx have hosted a tribute to Debra Friedman, the former dean of ASU’s College of Public Programs and vice president of the Downtown campus. Read story

Phoenix Art Museum director James Ballinger to step down after 40 years with museum

Phoenix Art Museum director James Ballinger is stepping down after a lengthy career. Ballinger was considered a valuable cultural advocate to the national art community by his peers, amassing 10,000 pieces of art to the museum’s collection and overseeing the expansion of the museum grounds. Read story