Phoenix literary magazine 'Four Chambers' launches revamped second issue

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Four Chambers Press marked the release of their second issue with a release party at FilmBar. The fall 2014 issue was a labor of love for Editor-in-Chief Jake Friedman and the new standard for future literary magazines. Read story

Local artist's painting stolen, becomes second victim of art theft in two months

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“Wrapture,” a painting by local artist Maggie Keane, was stolen from The Hive art gallery at 16th and Cyprus streets. This is the second art theft within the last two months, after Bassim Al-Shaker having $50,000-worth of work stolen in August. Read story

Phoenix participates in 10-day global film festival showing independent short films

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The 10 finalists in the Manhattan Short Film Festival are being screened at galleries, theaters, museums and universities in participating cities, including Phoenix, for 10 days from Sept. 26 to Oct. 5. Read story

Individual World Poetry Slam competition brings in performers from across country

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From Oct. 8-11, local businesses including Jobot Coffee and Dining, Bodega 420, Firehouse Gallery and Fair Trade Cafe will host workshops, discussions, showcases and preliminary bouts for the Individual World Poetry Slam. Read story

Downtown public art project receives 1st-place environmental-excellence award

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The Ground Cover Public Art Project received a first-place award in Arizona Forward’s 34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards in the category of “Art in Public Places.” Read story

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