Diversions

Kyrene del Norte alum hits ‘cloud nine’ with Best Short Film award at festival

Kyrene del Norte alum and film writer-director Johnny Ysaguirre, delivers an award-winning short film in "Nice Shirt."

Sean Connery 1930-2020

While Sean Connery may be remembered at least as much for his fine post-James Bond work as for his driving Aston Martins, deploying double entendre and flirting with Miss Moneypenny, he still is the best of the Bonds.

No way to sugarcoat it: Spooky spirits not the only Halloween scare this year

No way to sugarcoat it: Spooky spirits not the only Halloween scare in year of COVID-19.

New films may spur movie-goers in South Tempe and West Chandler

The story meanders, but the acting and left-field dialogue keep Kajillionaire coherent.

Fun run goes virtual as Dignity Health adjusts fundraiser during pandemic

The 2020 Heroes in Health Care community run, the annual fundraiser for Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center, like events of all kinds has transferred festivities to the virtual world in keeping with social-distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lakeshore Music going cutting edge in delayed season that opens Jan. 23

Lakeshore Music is moving forward cautiously with cutting-edge presentation techniques for its recently announced, abbreviated six-concert season at Tempe Center for the Arts.

Oldies better than ever as pandemic TV watching gains new popularity

Last week somebody sent me an email with the subject line “COVID goes to the movies.” Inside were photos of movie theater marquees. One of those, for a theater called The World,...

An era ends with the loss of Hugh Downs; we’ll definitely miss him

Even though he hailed from Ohio, over the last few decades Hugh Downs had become as much a fixture here in the Valley as Alice Cooper or Muhammed Ali. A resident of...
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