unhinged 500

On this episode, “Unhinged.”, we welcome our first guest, arts and music writer Jason Keil. Together, we discuss movies that we found so disturbing and uncomfortable to watch that the thought of revisiting them makes us nervous wrecks! We’ll explore how ones we have revisited, even knowing what terrors await,Read More →

color purple 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – The lights dim, the cast ascends into the fractured light projected onto the stage, and the audience is almost immediately taken to church — encouraged to make ‘a joyful noise’. And, to some extent, the audience remains enveloped in this ‘holy’ reverence for the duration of theRead More →

asu gammage 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Arizona State University’s ASU Gammage recently announced its 2018-2019 Broadway Season, further solidifying its place amongst the most reputable venues for seeing high-caliber theatre in the southwest. In early 2018, Gammage hosted one of the earliest runs of the Hamilton tour, reportedly bringing in patrons from allRead More →

king an i 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Before The King and I even begins, the beautifully draped stage greeted attendees with the promise of exotic extravagance. Thai Buddhist goddesses, almost holographic, peered out at the audience. It is an appropriate primer for the stunning opening scene: Anna (a well-traveled Welsh widow, and teacher ofRead More →

spring festival 500

by Nicole Royse – The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a spectacular 3-day event taking place Friday, March 23 through Sunday, March 25, showcasing exceptional visual artists from around the country. Returning for its 41st season, this festival focuses on amazing art, edibles, and entertainment situated in the heart ofRead More →

luna gale 500

by Rebecca Rudnyk – Luna Gale, playing at the intimate Space 55 through March 4, is gritty, powerful and profoundly topical. Set amongst the cultural awakening of the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, and unable to ignore the ideological political perspectives that certainly divide (and are arguably beginning toRead More →

by Rebecca Rudnyk – So let’s be honest. If you’re reading this, a formal introduction is likely not necessary. In my lifetime as a dedicated theatre nerd, I recall no other show garnering the excitement or the hype of Hamilton. The musical, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is based on the RonRead More →

la mancha 500

by Dale I. Rasmussen – New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap these days. It seems that for every person you know who’s buying new running shoes or a couple of boxes of nicotine gum, there’s a half-dozen more all too happy to explain why, and usually when and how,Read More →

Prizefighting Kangaroo 500

In the premiere episode of the Prizefighting Kangaroo, Ashley and Amy talk about some of the actors and behind-the-scenes folks from the movie industry who shuffled off this mortal coil in 2017. From controversial celebs like Jerry Lewis to great character actors like Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe to TobeRead More →

by Nicole Royse – December 1st through December 3rd the Tempe Festival of the Arts brings amazing art, edibles and entertainment to beautiful downtown Tempe in a FREE family friendly event! Highlighting a diverse array of artists working in 16 different visual arts categories including ceramics, jewelry, photography, wearable art,Read More →

by Dale I. Rasmussen – This week, around the Valley, children will return to their parents’ homes, families with gather around dining room tables, and proclamations will be made about what they’re thankful for this year. Then, over a handful of hours, old resentments, grudges, and disappointments will be removedRead More →