Severely hurt Valley police officer salutes U.S. military veterans

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Brenda Valdez, decked out in a red, white and blue blouse, remembers a husband who was only 16 or 17 when he fibbed his way into military service after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Young musicians ‘Plugged In’ as finalists for Chandler Center concert

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While the Diamondbacks were battling the Oakland A’s a couple of weeks ago, a different sort of battle was going on next door at Alice Cooperstown.

2020: During pandemic, the show went on in a very weird year for film

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In 2020, it was, for most of us, vastly truncated moviegoing in a weird year for film..

20-country odyssey to deliver a message of faith

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By Joyce Coronel A small sign near the exit of the parking lot at Arizona Community Church is emblematic of the congregation’s philosophy: “You are...

Despite its shortcomings, ‘Tree of Life’ grows potentially classic roots

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The specific subject of Terrence Malick’s new film The Tree of Life is a mid-century, middle-class, middle-American family—dysfunction and tragedy played out in Norman...

Film-making adventure was a real ‘eye-opener’

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“It was, oh man...it was eye-opening,” says Lisa Vargas. “I have this idea that I want to do films, but I’d never actually been on a movie set before.”

Retired critic offers food for thought in online dining series

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Many Valley restaurants have fed Howard Seftel without knowing it, at first.

On Pokemon, our film guy is admittedly incoherent

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By M.V. Moorhead Almost 20 years ago it fell to me to review, for another publication, one of the animated Pokemon movies. It was an...

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

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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.

‘Ant-Man’ proves a bit corny but fun

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With the Marvel movies of the past few years, maybe the more obscure the source comics—obscure to me, at least—the more interesting the film. Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be one of the more amusing big-budget flicks from last year, and this summer’s Ant-Man is possibly even a bit more fun.
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