| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Join member galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month for a festive cultural evening. The next Art Walk is Thursday. Asterisk [*] denotes the participating galleries.
Dedicated shuttle service starts at 6:15 p.m. from the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Aside from marching bands, movie scores and classical charts, sheet music is an unknown quantity to most popular and modern music fans, an anachronism of a bygone era.
It seems like somewhere around the late 1950s and early ’60s, the era of Sun...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...
| Feb 6, 2013
PHOENIX — In less than three years, the Musical Instrument Museum has gained a reputation as a premier cultural destination in the Valley of the Sun, an area loaded with eclectic museums and galleries.
No, you don't need to play an instrument to...
| Jan 18, 2013
Annie Leibovitz, the 63-year-old photographer responsible for four decades of iconic magazine covers, found herself a bit puzzled a year ago. The woman who had shot a nude and pregnant Demi Moore, John Lennon five hours before he was murdered and other...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Imagine being a young, aspiring musician who receives a letter of encouragement penned by John Lennon. The problem is, the letter doesn’t get delivered to you until over 30 years after the late Beatle wrote it. That’s the true story of the...
| Dec 30, 2012
Strike a pose
If you're Madonna and you plan to stage the most fashionable Super Bowl halftime show in years, there's only one way to kick it off: Perform the 1990 smash hit "Vogue" as classic Vogue covers are projected on stage. The Queen of Pop's...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Yoko Ono is often blamed for breaking up the Beatles but in an interview Ono recorded back in 1987, she actually blamed Paul McCartney for the split. In the interview with industry exec Joe Smith, Ono said John Lennon was “feeling good about”...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Is it us or was 2012 the year of streaming music? It seems like most everyone we know is now listening to music — new music, old music, super-obscure music, pop bubble gum, the latest releases, old-school hip-hop, brutal metal, avant classical,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:36 AM
When Ruth Mayer first heard from the Vatican, she brushed it off as a hoax.
"'I'll be in my gallery in two weeks,'" she recalled saying into her kitchen phone. "I heard a chuckle and thought, 'Oh, definitely a joke!' I didn't think any more about it."...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I bet you know all the words to every one of ABBA's greatest hits. Or at least "Dancing Queen." And "Fernando." And "Mamma Mia." And "Waterloo." Hear them all played live Monday night at the Downtown Cabaret at ABBAmania, a not-quite ABBA show that will...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:37 PM
There is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than attending the Holiday Program presented by BCR "a place to grow."
BCR provides program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that enable them to achieve their...