Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Ineffable Artifacts

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The world is full of lost objects and the infinite stories they tell. The least I can do is document their existence, and perhaps, if I’m really lucky, make a connection with the ineffable. Read story

On the Record: Operation Record Store Day

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In this second installment of “On the Record” your host Alexandra and her trusty producer Claire are on a mission to find the best local records to snag on Record Store Day. Read story

Music Stroll jazzes up the pub crawl experience

Several different restaurants downtown, including the Arrogant Butcher, Copper Blues, Squid Ink and Tom’s Tavern, hosted musical acts Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Downtown Music Stroll. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: The Juggler

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Austin broke out the pins and all hell broke loose. He tossed/spun them around to practice new material. I could not look away — even when some attempts failed and pins flew at me. Read story

La Frontera Arizona's EMPACT-SPC hosts annual Take Back the Night event

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Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault shared their stories at the “Take Back the Night” event held in Civic Space Park. Read story

A Tailored Place: New clothing swap center looks to serve LGBT youth

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The “I Have a Dream” boutique is meant to be a safe place for LGBT youth to shop for and exchange clothes without the constraints of a gendered establishment. Read story

METROnome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival in review

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METROnome digs into this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival with a day-by-day journal chronicling the local and national acts that filled Margret T. Hance Park for a weekend. Read story

Despite local reaction, demolition of downtown spots is cyclical, community leaders say

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The recent demolition of the South of Roosevelt (SoRo) galleries and GreenHaus buildings for the development of apartment complexes has sparked a range of responses from downtown residents, but a neighborhood leader said these types of trends are cyclical. Read story

Downtown Dining: Tommy Pastrami deli brings classic New York flavor... if you order right

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The new Tommy Pastrami New York Delicatessen in downtown Phoenix brings just about everything a classic New York deli should have, though the sandwich crafting could use more attention. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Screen Deep

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When I was at the Viva PHX festival Saturday, I couldn’t help but notice how many people saw the bands through their camera or phone screens rather than with their eyes only. Read story