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Man-Cat mischief makers due Nov. 21

By Chase Kamp Man-Cat is a band, but it could also be a cult. The Tempebased culture-jamming quartet performs anonymously, wearing masks onstage and generating most of its music by mangling snippets of hit songs and carving them back into warped synth-driven pop, all the while propagating slogans like “Conscious Consumption”and “Identity is Irrelevant.” The […]

In Fall . . . In Fashion. Fashion tips for the season

By Michelle Hirsch It’s the perfect time to update your wardrobe for fall, now that the weather has cooled. Local boutiques and resale shops offer many fashion choices minus the inconvenience of mall parking or the expense of department stores. Joy Yurcaba, store manager at Lizard Thicket, located in the Boulevard Shops on Chandler Boulevard […]

$1.5 million renovation coincides with high-school district’s new focus on partnering with business

By Michelle Hirsch Tempe, Chandler and Ahwatukee residents joined staff, students, elected officials and business partners for a gala ribbon-cutting celebration signifying the completion of a $1.5 million renovation project at offices of the Tempe Union High School District. District Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Baca joined Governing Board President Mary Lou Taylor, Vice President Moses Sanchez […]

Tutor time: Local high school helps in tutoring

Members of Corona del Sol’s SPOK Club — an acronym for Students Passing On Knowledge — have done just that with a group of kids from Aprende Middle School. The mentors have attracted a considerable following, not only among the Aprende students but among the high-schoolers and the school principal, who see the initiative producting […]

A longtime favorite gets a long-deserved recognition

Popular Tempe musician Walt Richardson became the first inductee into Mill Avenue’s new Walk of Music, a tribute to the many contributors to the Valley scene ‘who have made a true difference in the culture of music,’ noted Tempe Councilman Joel Navarro. Richardson opted to reward one of his fans with a guitar (bottom, right), […]

Super Bowl XLIX marks big No. 31 for this diehard fan-atic

For longtime Tempe entrepreneur John Bebbling, Super Bowl XLIX is more than just another high-profile, high-energy sporting spectacular. It’s Chapter 31 in the history book of pilgrimages made by his group of Super Bowl fans—veteran diehards, it must go without saying. Whether it’s Green Bay, San Diego or New Orleans—or any of the other sometimes […]

A classic case of repurposing: Onetime pool now an organic garden

I’ve always had just a little patch of a garden,” says Rose Courtney. “Here, I thought, I’m going to do it all the way.” The trouble was, her back yard wasn’t exactly set up for the enjoyment of the green-thumbed. Sunk into the middle of it was a pool. And, as the saying goes, there’s […]

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