Creating Culture: A Gift for the Ages

Long-running tradition makes the Desert Botanical Garden shine It began as a token of appreciation for the community. A holiday gift, lighting up the desert for one night, to thank those near and far who embraced the vision of the Desert Botanical Garden. The gift, thoughtfully made possible by the Garden’s former executive director, Rodney […]

10 Questions with… Jason Alexander

Tell us about your show coming to Arizona Musicfest in January. This is the same show I often do with symphony orchestras —a celebration of theater, music and life stories. But the music is scaled down and intimate and makes for a fun, funny and engaging night with the audience. Songs you know, lots of […]

Phoenix Boys Choir Celebrates 75th Anniversary Season

Mark your calendars now. The Phoenix Boys Choir will kick off its momentous 75th anniversary season, “Your Passport to the World,” with a special holiday concert. Home for the Holidays will feature soloists and a chamber orchestra accompanying the Boys Choir at its concerts around the Valley from Dec. 10 to 18. Led by artistic director Herbert Washington, […]

Gold Palette ArtWalk Schedule Announced

The Scottsdale Gallery Association has announced its lineup of themed Gold Palette ArtWalks for the 2022-2023 season. In addition to the SGA’s weekly Thursday night ArtWalks, taking place from 7 to 9 p.m. throughout the Scottsdale Arts District — which runs along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School on Marshall Way […]

Scottsdale Canal Convergence Celebrates 10 Years

It’s time to shine! Scottsdale’s free large-scale public art event will light up the night sky along the Scottsdale Waterfront for 10 days beginning November 4. Now in its 10th year, the community event focusing on water, art and light will draw on past themes while incorporating new experiences centered around sustainability and interactivity. The family-friendly, festival atmosphere […]

Arizona Opera to Release CARMEN: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Arizona Opera announced that it will release CARMEN: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL this holiday season.  The spring campaign had an initial goal of raising $20,000, which was funded within three days of going live. The goal was more than doubled over the course of the campaign.  “It is a thrill for […]

Chandler Center for the Arts to Premiere New Musical, ‘NORTH’

Chandler joins three cities nationwide to produce a brand-new musical, “NORTH.” Filled with upbeat, jazz and Black roots music, the theatrical production set against the backdrop of the Underground Railroad will play at Chandler Center for the Arts on Nov. 4-5. “NORTH” follows Lawrence and his mother, Minnie, as they escape the Deep South and travel North through […]

Light-Based ASU Project Addressing Air Quality Issues to Debut at SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will be the first venue to present a new arts and engineering initiative from Arizona State University on Nov. 4. Funded by ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, “The Air Around Us” aspires to increase the visibility of poor air quality conditions across the Phoenix metropolitan area. In addition to real-time […]

I Am Theater. Hear Me Roar!

Coming into its 55th season like a lion, the Arizona Theatre Company is bringing Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man folk musical, “The Lion,” to the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix this month. Recently celebrated by audiences in London over the summer, the autobiographical story of “The Lion” centers around survival, redemption and, ultimately, courage. Currently wrapping up its Arizona debut […]

Creating Culture: The Strongest Link

Connection is where it’s at — in the home, our neighborhoods, at school and work, and at Frontdoors, where we illuminate organizations and unsung heroes in our community. Shining bright in the unsung heroes’ space for more than 33 years is a nonprofit that personifies connection as the heart of its mission. Artlink has been […]