Message of cultural phenom ‘Joker’ prevails in theaters

By M.V. Moorhead Late Saturday evening this past weekend I was approaching the door of a Quik Trip when I glanced up to notice The Joker...
VooDoo Daddy's new cajun food restaurant located in Tempe

Restaurant entrepreneur performs Voodoo magic—one more time

By M.V. Moorhead VooDoo Daddy’s is back—or maybe it would be more accurate to say it’s here for the first time, and potentially better than...

Here’s a BBQ joint where you’re bound to get hooked

When it comes to fishing, catfish is the only one that’ll hook you, or so I was told by an old guy at a...

Smashing stuff becomes a big hit: New W. Chandler business says it’s all in...

By M.V. Moorhead Why is it that so many people enjoy smashing inanimate objects? Krysten Leach, owner and manager of Desert Smash AZ in West Chandler,...

March filmfest looks back at movies with a link to Tempe

By M.V. Moorhead Who knew that Tempe had such a long and varied movie career. As one might expect, the fine folks at Tempe History Museum did....

Dr. Seuss spinoff ‘The Lorax’ doesn’t conceal its bias

For those unfamiliar with The Lorax, the 1971 children’s book on which the new film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is based: It’s an environmentalist parable...

Chandler Jazz Festival showcases local, national talent April 6-7

Jazz up your routine with some sweet sounds from horns, keys and more at the 19th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, in downtown Chandler.

‘Aging in place:’ Home modifications stressed to help elders stay independent longer

By Melody Birkett Baby boomers have long been known for their generation’s rebellious streak and challenging of established practices. Since 2011 when 73 million cohorts...
Tempe Center for Arts at dusk in front of Tempe Town Lake

New ticket pricing at TCA brings savings

By Wrangler News Staff Tempe Center for the Arts is venturing into a new, collaborative approach to subscription ticket sales this season. Aimed at developing...

Classic ’42nd Street’ coming to Tempe stage

Some directors, speaking to an inexperienced young actress just before she goes on in a lead role for the first time, might say something like, “Hey, go out there and have fun, you’ll be fine.”
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