Curtain Critic: Sexy science-fiction show marries nerd culture and burlesque

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Scandalesque’s sci-fi burlesque referenced “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Marvel and D.C. superheroes and villains, “The Fifth Element,” “The Matrix,” “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.” Read story

Local teacher, artist and performer Myrlin Hepworth values compassion and humanity

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The kinds of communities Myrlin Hepworth spends time in include this one: graffiti artists live-painting at the corners of the Phoenix Center for the Arts stage, a crowd clustered around a circle of young and vibrant people doing dance battles, a taco stand set up in the back of the room. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Radio Golf' from Black Theatre Troupe is powerful and heartfelt

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August Wilson’s “Radio Golf,” the tenth and final installment in the playwright’s Pittsburgh Cycle, has the potential to profoundly affect an audience. Read story

METROnome: Wolf Gang, Sir Sly and Secret Someones bring energy and engagement

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The rain was over by the 8 p.m. concert, but the downpour set the scene for the Saturday night’s show at the Crescent Ballroom, headlining bands Wolf Gang and Sir Sly with opener Secret Someones. Read story

Video: Clarendon Hotel hosts ArtelPhx event

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The Clarendon Hotel’s ArtelPhx returned this weekend, featuring 25 local artists and groups exploring the unique venue. Read story

Chile pepper competition heats up downtown

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Roosevelt Row’s 2014 Chile Pepper Festival offered a variety of spicy treats to those willing to brave the rainy weather. Local chefs and restaurants got creative with their use of the festival’s namesake peppers. Read story

Photo story: Artistic showcase highlights everything from fashion to photography to film

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This Thursday night marked the RAW:natural born artists Phoenix showcase at Monarch Theatre. The line was out the door for the highly anticipated event that brought together different mediums of art including photography, fashion, music, film, make-up, performance and visual art. Read story

ArtelPHX brings multimedia art exhibition to the Clarendon Hotel

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ArtelPhx returns to the Clarendon Hotel this weekend for its third and largest iteration yet. The event will showcase a variety of art ranging from dance performances to video installations to multimedia pieces throughout the hotel, including in the rooms, on the patios, in the lobby, and in and around the outdoor pool. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: A soft sleep self-portrait

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I am not unfamiliar with the concept of a self-portrait. I’m guilty of the selfie — on my cellphone, my film camera, my DSLR — but for this photo column assignment, I wanted to try something different. Read story

Arts organization hosts showcase event to allow variety of artists to demonstrate talents

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RAW:natural born artists will hold an artists showcase at the Monarch Theatre on Thursday night. The organization was created to help artists of all fields display their work and now has events in nearly 60 cities internationally each month. Read story