Now with move to Cronkite School, Arizona PBS a new outlet for student-produced content

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The Walter Cronkite School is still working out the details of its new and complete partnership with Eight, Arizona PBS. The school hopes the channel will be the primary platform for work produced by students, officials say. Read story

Copper State Poetry Slam 2014 offers a varied representation of local slam-poetry talents

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The 2014 Copper State Poetry Slam, taking place July 26 to 27 at the Playhouse on the Park, will bring slam teams from across the state together to duel it out with passion and verse. Read story

Downtown Dining: Grand Avenue Pizza Company

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New pizza locale Grand Avenue Pizza Company mixes a classic diner feel, simple yet expertly crafted pies, and unconventional hours to give downtown Phoenix the casual pizza joint it was missing. Read story

Foundation gives Roosevelt Row CDC $90,000 grant to revamp shipping containers for artists

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After seeing the success of initial shipping containers used as art galleries during First Friday art walks, ArtPlace America decided to grant Roosevelt Row CDC $90,000 to design and create three more repurposed shipping containers. Roosevelt Row hopes the containers are a viable answer for the rising workplace costs for artists. Read story

Week honoring anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964 culminates in downtown celebration

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A week of Phoenix events celebrating the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended on Wednesday night with the Golden Anniversary Celebration at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. Read story

Renovations to historic downtown warehouse to be complete by the end of the calendar year

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Though the economic recession stifled their plans, PR firm R&R Partners is back to finish a job they started in 2007: complete a new office space in a building in Phoenix’s warehouse district. Working with CCBG Architects, R&R Partners’ move is a continuation of the interest in renovating the historic area. Read story

Commemorative mural ceremony marks start of Civil Rights Act 50th anniversary events

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Phoenix’s celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 kicked off Friday with the unveiling of a mural at downtown’s Burton Barr Central Library. The event recognized the artist and the historical figures and events featured in the mural. Read story

U.S. vs. Belgium: Five places in downtown Phoenix to watch the big World Cup game

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Downtown Devil offers five downtown Phoenix venues to watch the U.S. take on Belgium in the World Cup. Read story

Washington Fellowship summer program at ASU brings young African leaders downtown

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ASU was chosen as one of 20 schools to host 25 young African leaders for their inaugural Washington Fellowship exchange program. The fellows will study matters regarding civic leadership in their six-week stay at ASU. Read story

Bioscience High School delays search of new principal after review of three candidates

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Quintin Boyce, the current principal of Bioscience High School, is being transferred to Camelback High School for the upcoming school year. Bioscience’s new principal was expected to be chosen by July 1, but after a community meeting last week, school district officials decided to reopen the position. Read story