Curtain Critic: Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ is, unsurprisingly, exactly what you’d expect

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Phoenix Theatre’s rendition of “The Wizard of Oz” was nostalgic, well choreographed and displayed impressive special effects. But that wasn’t enough. Read story

Downtown Angels: Two ways to help your community this Thanksgiving

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Next Thursday, Phoenix will be the host of two Thanksgiving events encouraging you to not only give thanks, but to also give back. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Big Red


Kids climb in “Big Red,” a vehicle created by Walter Productions as part of the 2015 Grand Avenue Festival. Read story

Curtain Critic: 'Disgraced' at the Herberger is not only good, but important

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Ayad Akhtar’s play “Disgraced” highlights religious and cultural themes that are especially important in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Read story

Metronome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2016 lineup balances national, local acts

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This year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival lineup includes local favorites like Captain Squeegee, as well as larger acts, including the sought-after Beck. Read story

Downtown Angels: 'Us Girls Can Boogie Too' event will raise money by inspiring women

The "Us Girls Can Boogie Too" event will be held this Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m. in downtown's Monarch Theatre.

Sunday’s event – aimed at inspiring women to fulfill their desires – will feature live art, music, performances, a discussion panel and more. Read story

Curtain Critic: Space 55's 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago' explores timeless gender issues

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“Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” a humor-driven critique of the sobering realities of sexism and homophobia, is as thought-provoking now as it ever was. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Shadow


This photographer was reminded that photography can be fun, relaxing and best experienced in the company of friends. Read story

Metronome: Treasure MammaL's 'I Will Cut You With My EBT Card' is delightfully weird

Left to Right: A Claire Slattery, Ryan Stephenson, Abe Gil, Roddy Nikpour and Audra Carlisle (current band members not pictured: Jeff Wright and Jeff Wrong)
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Treasure Mammal’s new full-length album, “I Will Cut You With My EBT Card,” masters the art of catchy pop songs without falling into the mainstream. Read story

Downtown Angels: Support military veterans at Honor Walk and 5K Fun Run

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If you are looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate veterans in your life, then look no further than the fifth annual Honor Walk and 5K Fun Run. Read story