Tucson Turns up the Holiday Heat

The Old Pueblo blends classic cheer with only-here Baja traditions Suzanne Wright  I  Contributing Writer Picture-perfect Southwestern weather ushers in an enchanted holiday season in Tucson. And the Sonoran borderlands traditions in Arizona’s second-biggest city have a twist all their own. Try these merry and bright happenings with widespread appeal for the whole family.   […]

‘Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley’

Cozy up with this gift from Arizona Theatre Company Arizona has a new holiday performing arts delight to enjoy, imagined from a beloved 1815 classic. Arizona Theatre Company presents a witty sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” set two years after the novel ends.   The story begins as the Bennet family gathers at […]

Catch The Spirit: Museum of the West

Have you visited this Smithsonian affiliate? Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is a visual delight. As you stroll through the picturesque Cactus Garden, the surroundings perfectly complement the museum’s architecture — desert xeriscape with saguaros as sculpture, designs in the sidewalk that resemble tooled leather, metal […]

Act One Presents Inaugural Tancer Arts in Education Award

Taryn Tidwill, Winner of Tancer Arts in Education Award Act One has announced the first winner of its Tancer Arts in Education Award, given to an Arizona teacher dedicated to sharing a love of the arts with their students.  Taryn Tidwell of Shepherd Junior High School in Mesa is the inaugural winner of the Tancer […]

Frontdoors Review: Immersive Van Gogh

What is it? The new Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at the also-new Lighthouse Artspace in Scottsdale. We’ll start with the space — it’s a revamp of the old movie theater space in Galleria Corporate Center to basically be a big, blank canvas for the projection of art. While the gallery may be a blank slate, […]

Dancer Erin Reynolds Selected as the Next Grand Canyon Artist in Residence

Grand Canyon Conservancy announced that dancer Erin Reynolds from Southern California will be the next Artist in Residence at Grand Canyon National Park. Reynolds will live and work at the park from Sept. 27–Nov. 5. Reynolds grew up dancing in a small town in rural California. She has an AA in dance and an AS […]

Scottsdale‘s Museum of the West Announces New Leadership Transition

Scottsdale Museum of the West has announced a phased succession plan for its founding director and chief executive officer, Mike Fox, who has led the institution’s planning, development, opening, and management since 2008.  After a national search conducted by an ad hoc committee of the Board and Fox, who will remain the institution’s Chief Executive […]

Student Art Exhibition Illustrates Hope for the Future

Photo: “To Care” by Saguaro High School student artist Ella Luthro explores similarities between the Spanish flu and COVID-19. It is part of the exhibition “A Stitch in Time” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by a current exhibition at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), students from two local high schools have […]

Backpacks for Breakfast at Daily Dose

Donate school supplies and get free pancakes or specialty coffee at Daily Dose Daily Dose is partnering with Harvest Compassion Center for a school supply drive. Guests who donate a backpack with school supplies through July 31 at Daily Dose’s Old Town Scottsdale and midtown Phoenix locations will receive a free stack of pancakes or […]