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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Native Phoenician shares artwork, message via TRUPHX exhibit at Lab Pop-Up Gallery

After a hiatus in Los Angeles, Valley native Hector Paul Primero is in Phoenix share his artistic vision of a brighter future for the city. Read story

Devil's Pass: Art4All and The Real Coachella


Hosts Miguel Otarola and Jayson Chesler treated listeners to just the “meat and potatoes” in this week’s edition of Devil’s Pass. Focal points were Art4All’s mobile art classes and the 10th anniversary of The Real Coachella. Read story

Rising Youth Theatre works with youth to highlight struggles of underprivileged children


The Rising Youth Theatre meets in a room at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, and the group writes and produces a show in four to six weeks. The upcoming show is “Light Rail Plays,” to be performed June 6-8. Read story