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.

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...

With ‘Kin,’ Franco locks up his cinematic standing among all-time most creepy freaks

It's flown a bit under the radar, but this odd, gritty little tale is not without merit. It's set in the economic wastes of...

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.”

Intense drama unfolds in ‘Gidion’s Knot’

Even though it’s set in a fifth grade classroom, Gidion’s Knot is decidedly not for fifth graders, or even 6th graders.

‘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...

Newly constituted ‘Peter Rabbit’ combines happy mix of music and warmth

Newly constituted 'Peter Rabbit' combines happy mix of music and warmth
Marvel's Black Panther

Marvel-ous! Black Panther as good as it gets

Dreamed up by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Black Panther was the first black superhero of any significance, debuting in Fantastic Four in 1966,...

A coming-of-age bow for Phoenix film celebration

In many cultures, the 18th birthday is a big deal, the serious coming of age birthday. Phoenix Film Festival turns 18 this year, and does indeed seem to be making the leap to the next level.

Ethnicities blend in newest appeal to culinary ‘fusion’ fanciers

By M.V. Moorhead “Fusion” has been a favorite term in the restaurant business in recent years. As the word implies, it’s the idea of the culinary traditions...
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