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.

Library staff’s reading, listening favorites could be yours, too

Editor’s note: A new feature from the Tempe Public Library, this periodic contribution offers staff members’ personal suggestions, including fiction and nonfiction, as well...

‘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...

On Pokemon, our film guy is admittedly incoherent

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...

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.
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...

Original ‘Worldbeatniks’ could repeat sellout gig

By Lee Shappell If you listen closely, you hear Jimmy Buffet. And Bob Marley. And even Chicago. Is it reggae? Latin? Jazz? Pop? L.A.’s original “Worldbeatniks,”...

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

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

‘Orangemen’ peel a slice of inspiration from Blue Man Group

M.V. Moorhead Photo by Billy Hardiman Orange is the new Blue. At least it is at Corona del Sol. The Percussion Ensemble from the high school’s powerhouse music department...

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...