Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Rockstar


I was excited when I heard this week’s challenge: to manipulate a photograph I’ve taken, using a Photoshop Tutorial. I finally ventured outside of the effects of brightness, the magic wand and the saturation feature. Read story

METROnome: OK Go bassist talks album release and upcoming Crescent Ballroom concert


Following the Oct. 14 release of their fourth album, “Hungry Ghosts,” OK Go will be taking the Crescent Ballroom stage on Friday. Emily Liu spoke with the group’s bassist, Tim Nordwind, about their new album and what to expect at the show. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'The Neighborhood' brings in Bragg's to create scenes with easy chemistry


Every week, The Torch Theatre invites a guest monologist from Phoenix’s arts, music and culture scene to share their real-life stories as part of the show “The Neighborhood.” Read story

Devilishly Healthy: The how-to's of herbal teas


Herbal tea, often understated in the world of health, has more health benefits than many people realize! So what exactly is herbal tea and how does it differ from black, green and white teas? Read story

A Tailored Place: ASU Barrett fashion show gives important advice for professional dress


Faculty and students from Barrett, the Honors College on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus put on a fashion show to demonstrate how to dress — and how not to dress — in a professional setting last week. The show took place in the lobby of the University Center after an open house of the Barrett offices that included games, raffles and sweet treats. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Times three


Eight shots in, the camera jammed. Undeterred, I decided to simply rewind the roll and use the first eight shots to experiment with double exposures. Little did I know… Read story

Curtain Critic: 'A Vampire Tale' a refreshing mix of contemporary dance and storytelling


Lisa Starry’s “A Vampire Tale” excelled in dance performance but lacked in intimacy. Read what our reviewer thought of “the Nutcracker of Halloween.” Read story

METROnome: French-Chilean musician raps for human rights


Ana Tijoux is a French-Chilean rapper who combines layers of cultures and causes in her music. Her appearance at Crescent Ballroom on Tuesday night presented a blend of advocacy and music. Read story

Curtain Critic: Orchestra-focused 'South Pacific' a surprise, but a beautiful one


ProMusica Arizona’s take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic “South Pacific” included a full orchestra on stage at all times and a vocals-centric performance. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' melds humor and nostalgia

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeGuthrie Theatre -- McGuire Proscenium Stage

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” tells the story of three siblings and their childhood home. Vanya and Sonia have no jobs and stay at home all day while their sister, Masha, a famous actress, pays all the bills. Read story