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

On the Record: Non-profit label puts music over money, and a music newbie is put to the test

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“On the Record” host Alex Watts (left) edits the podcast with producer Claire Caulfield. (Sophia Kunthara/DD)

“On the Record” is a music podcast hosted by Alexandra Watts and produced by Claire Caulfield and Annika Cline.

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Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Thirsty man

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It’s hard to imagine having such a physically demanding job that lasts through the unbearable Phoenix heat. I was able to capture a brief moment of a workingman’s relaxation and water break. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Bees in the city

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As my East Coast family and friends received a whopping foot-and-a-half of snow to add onto the pre-existing 4 feet, I was out wearing shorts, looking at bees engaged in a pollination session. Read story

Chinese New Year Festival celebrates 25th anniversary of Phoenix Chinese Week

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The event at Margaret T. Hance Park this weekend hosted activities such as crafts for kids and performances ranging from traditional Chinese dance to martial-arts displays. Read story

Video: Amazing Arizona Comic Con features design from costume to makeup and more

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Some attendees spent hours crafting the perfect costume. Others have made appearances in television shows such as Syfy’s transformative makeup show “Face Off.” Read story

Video: Cyphers' hip-hop dance and art classes aim to inspire and educate Phoenix youth

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A child’s interest in hip-hop can be looked down upon by others. Cyphers offers hip-hop art and dance classes to provide those youth a positive way to express themselves. Read story