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For the past few years, the Phoenix comedy scene has become one of city’s best-kept secret where on any given night you can see a slew of comedy shows in bars, music venues or even houses. Now fast-forward to 2019, the comedy scene in Phoenix is taking off in a catastrophic way with established shows, such as Anwar Newton and Michael Turner’s This Week Sucks, Tonight and Courtney Wahlstrom’s and Dana Whissen’s The Bro Show, both moving their operations to the Valley’s largest comedic venue, Stand Up Live…Read More →

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by Rebecca Rudnyk

Spamilton: An American Parody is one of the newest shows by Gerard Alessandrini, creator of the nearly 40 year old off-Broadway staple, Forbidden Broadway. A comedic review of Hamilton, its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the impact both have made on Broadway, it opened in New York in 2016 to critical acclaim — including a Tweet of approval from Miranda — extending its originally-planned run of 18 performances to over 500 before closing in early 2018. Additional productions have popped up in cities also hosting Hamilton, including Chicago, London and Los Angeles…Read More →

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by Mitchell Hillman

The location may have changed from Central to 7th Street, but the vibe is still chill, the service is still great, and the food is fantastic as ever at Hula’s Modern Tiki. They call themselves “A Modern Twist on an American Classic” and the homage to mid-century modern Tiki bar culture isn’t as clearly defined in the new spot as it was in the Central location — but it doesn’t take anything away from the spectacular dishes they serve night and day…Read More →

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On this edition of The YabYum Hour hosts Anna, Bonnie, and Garrett pay tribute to Record Store Day by playing tracks picked out by John Rose of The Record Room in Phoenix. Find out a bunch of great opinions and info on not only these songs but on one of our favorite holidays as well…Read More →

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Paula & The Pockets stepped on to The Listening Room Phoenix stage and wowed everyone with their performance of “Video 39”. Check out their stellar video and then go on to read our Q+A with lead singer/guitarist Paula Tesoriero below. Please enjoy our final performance of Songs from The Listening Room and make sure to check out the playlist of all who participated to see if any of your favorite (or next favorite) Arizona artists took part in our series…Read More →

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by Dale I. Rasmussen

The deserts of Arizona are a place of mystery and myth.

The environs are harsh, uncompromising, and teeming with menace. However, even amidst the unyielding cruelty, there is beauty, at times, even peace. The winds whisper of both dreams unimagined and tragedies untold. Such is the backdrop and setting of Space 55’s newest offering, be my little baby, an original production by local playwright John Perovich with directtion by Ilana Lydia…Read More →