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.

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...
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,...

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

Newly constituted 'Peter Rabbit' combines happy mix of music and warmth

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.

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...

Rising country-pop singer makes a new home in the Valley

Whitney Fenimore has been watched by 15 million pairs of eyeballs on national television. She’s sung in front of Jennifer Hudson and Blake Shelton. She got to hear Adam Levine from Maroon 5 call her voice “powerful” in front of a studio audience.

Marcos teacher credited with launching alum’s film career

Opening Dec. 23 at Harkins Valley Art theater in Tempeis Footprints, a mystery tale in which a woman wakes up with amnesia in front...

For jazz notable, venture is ‘a hobby on steroids’

Lakeshore Music, Inc., not only presents world-class jazz programming at the TCA, but also provides innovative workshops and master class opportunities for promising middle and high school music students throughout the community.
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