Fady Joudah poetry reading emphasizes humanity, displacement

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Doctor, translator and award-winning poet Fady Joudah read his poetry and shared stories about his global experiences in medicine and the humanities Wednesday night at the Phoenix Art Museum. The event was put on by the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center. Read story

Curtain Critic: Scorpius Dance Theatre's 'David and Lisa' is a twisted but polished love story

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For Valentine’s Day, Scorpius Dance Theatre put their usual dark spin on the holiday by presenting “David and Lisa.” The production follows the love story of two main characters and those of the bizarre corp. Read story

Locally inspired movie 'Durant's Never Closes' surpasses $100,000 Kickstarter goal

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The movie on the famous restaurateur reached its crowdfunding goal and will begin filming in late March with a cast headlined by Tom Sizemore. Read story

Actor from cult hit 'The Room' visits Phoenix for documentary screening, book reading

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Actor Greg Sestero played Mark in 2003 drama “The Room,” which many find strange to the point of being laughable. Sestero visited Phoenix on Friday for an event that included a documentary about the making of the film and a reading from his book, “The Disaster Artist.” Read story

Video: Amazing Arizona Comic Con features design from costume to makeup and more

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Some attendees spent hours crafting the perfect costume. Others have made appearances in television shows such as Syfy’s transformative makeup show “Face Off.” Read story

METROnome: Local writer's new poetry album gives heart-wrenching look at bipolar disorder

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On Feb. 10, Beth May released her second poetry album, “the family arsonist,” proving poetic performance to be music in its own right through her self-produced compilation of original poetry readings. Read story

Devil's Advocate: Share stories, seek change with 'Vagina Monologues' this Valentine's Day

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This Valentine’s Day, you should go see “The Vagina Monologues.” And if you’re reading this because you live in or near downtown Phoenix, you should go see the performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at the Pressroom. Read story

Curtain Critic: Ballet Arizona to perform ‘Napoli’ for first time in U.S.

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Ballet Arizona will be the first company to perform August Bournonville’s romantic piece “Napoli” in the U.S. The performance will be from Feb. 12-15 at Phoenix Symphony Hall. Read story

Curtain Critic: Premiere of Cleveland's 'Five Presidents' stunningly portrays past leaders

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Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton pace and philosophize as they wait for Richard Nixon’s funeral to begin in Arizona Theatre Company’s new dramatic show, “Five Presidents.” Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Fifty Shades of Felt' features comedic brand of puppet-driven parody

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Our curtain critic reviews “Fifty Shades of Felt,” the latest production from All Puppet Players. The sex-filled parody of a popular novel took plenty of risks, but did they pan out? Read story