Curtain Critic: ASU students should take advantage of discount tickets

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Lots of companies and venues offer student tickets at cheaper prices to attract students to shows. What’s unfortunate is that many students aren’t aware that these kinds of discounts exist. Some who may know don’t want to take advantage of them. Read story

Video: Grand Avenue Festival and Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts draw colorful crowd

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The Grand Avenue Festival and Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts took place along Grand Avenue on Saturday. Check out some of the sights and sounds of this colorful local celebration. Read story

CALA Alliance International Festival celebrates Latino culture, spotlights Cumbia music

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CALA Alliance hosted its international festival in Civic Space Park on Friday and Saturday, spotlighting Cumbia music with various performances and also featuring a panel discussion on arts and culture. Read story

A Tailored Place: First Fridays provide good times, great deals and fun accessories

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The First Friday art walk is the perfect occasion for vendors to sell items along Roosevelt Street. A closer look at some of the tables shows there are plenty of accessories made with care and attention to detail. Read story

ArtFarm exhibit highlights Phoenix arts community, showcases local artists

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ArtFarm, a yearling art collective in Phoenix, aims to provide unique exhibition opportunities for local artists. Their latest event, “Nurturing the Landscape,” brings together ten artists at the Oasis on Grand. Read story

Exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum features anti-establishment, mixed-media mail art

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An exhibit on mail art, an art form that is as varied as paintings, collages and artist-made stamps all sent through the post, is at the Phoenix Art Museum through Nov. 23. The exhibit features mail artist Paulo Bruscky. Read story

METROnome: Bike Thief skillfully crosses, mixes, mashes and defies genre definitions

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Portland group Bike Thief’s set Monday night at Last Exit Live mashed a combination of different styles, delivering an ecstatic mix of indie-rock sounds. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Shear Madness' at Phoenix Theatre is 2 hours of sheer fun

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“I’d rather get a shave from Jodi Arias” — that was an actual line in Saturday afternoon’s performance of “Shear Madness” at Phoenix Theatre. Read story

Cultural activist Mary Stephens uses dialogue to spur revolution in community around her

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Mary Stephens, producing director of ASU’s Performance in the Borderlands, owned the Phoenix Youth Hostel and Cultural Center for four years, but recently sold it to focus on her culture work. Read story

{9} the Gallery earns enough through fundraiser, crowd funding to remain open

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After two days of raising money through a silent auction art event and a GoFundMe page, {9} the Gallery has raised enough money to stay open, especially after owner Laura Dragon cut a deal with her landowners. Read story