The Orpheum Theatre Phoenix celebrated its 95th anniversary with a burlesque nod – and perhaps a shimmy or two – to local history.
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It’s not often that a reigning MVP hits free agency just days after accepting the hardware. What’s even more rare is that it’s Shohei Ohtani. But after six wasted years in the dumpster fire of Anaheim, the Japanese mega-star is the great white shark of the 2023 free agency class. Naturally, everyone wants to reel in the big fish. Most teams face the unfortunate reality of casting out the hook and knowing they won’t even get a nibble. Others just put the worm on and call it an honest effort, while the most fortunate get the full-on mackerel with the deep sea rod. The Dodgers, Rangers, and Cubs of the seas have made their ambitions well-known on Ohtani, and while adding the two-way phenom would likely put any of them over the top, the most desperate need for a big-time catch comes from a franchise that has missed out on one the most.
Earlier this year, Arizona state legislators extended an emergency measure Good Samaritan law for drug-related overdoses. The renewed law has been extended until June 30, 2028.
'A complete escape': For these Dungeons and Dragons players, games allow them to accomplish swashbuckling feats
The aroma of coffee grounds and baked goods looms in the air of Brick Road Coffee as music plays over the din of customers’ conversations. Against the walls are numerous pride flags and a towering bookshelf, next to which a new group had started to unpack their belongings: sheets of paper, bags of dice and a few statuettes of monsters.
It's officially Christmas in Chandler.
The Arizona Coyotes are off to a 13-9-2 start in the early part of December of the NHL regular season. Arizona recently defeated the past five Stanley Cup Champions consequently in their past five games; all with goalie Connor Ingram in net. The ‘Yotes took down the Vegas Golden Knights (2023 champs), Tampa Bay Lightning (2021-22 champs), St. Louis Blues (2019 champs), and the Washington Capitals (2018 champs). Despite winning all these games without centers Barret Hayton and Jack McBain due to injury, Ingram has earned the starting role in between the pipes for head coach Andrei Tourney’s squad.
There Isn’t a team name in the association that matches better than the Indiana Pacers. Their games are more akin to an Indy 500 race than an actual basketball game: all gas, no breaks. Their offense is firing on all cylinders, ranking number one in points, pace, assists, field goal percentage, and offensive rating. Led by burgeoning superstar Tyreese Haliburton, this Pacers team is on pace to be the highest-scoring offense in NBA history. The offense is juxtaposed by their lackluster defense, ranking dead last in opponent points per game and second worst in opponent field goal percentage, while being 3rd from the bottom in defensive rating. The blistering offense has carried them to the 6th seed, but Indiana will have to tighten up their defense if they want to make a real playoff run in the east. A remedy can be to start playing rookie Jaurice Walker. A defensive stud at Houston, Walker would bolster the defense in the frontcourt and even be a versatile small-ball five. But with Rick Carlisle’s notorious lack of trust in rookies, the Pacers may need to find help elsewhere.
As we enter Week 13 of the 2023 NFL season, we continue to piece together a picture of the final playoff standings, as well as the possible matchups that we’ll see in Super Bowl 58. Over the last few weeks, some teams have regressed, others have excelled, and a select few continue to consistently dominate to secure their position among the best in the league.
In a region known for its rich cultural heritage and the vibrant hues of its landscapes, Rozi Food Market, an Afghan store in phoenix Arizona located in Glendale embarked on a path less traveled, one that led him to the bountiful world of wholesale. What began as a humble venture rooted in his familial orchards soon blossomed into a thriving business that celebrates the natural abundance of Afghanistan.
'It was nothing like what it is now': Phoenix residents business, owners reflect on downtown's growth
Tom O'Connell remembers downtown Phoenix in the 1990s when it was seemingly deserted. There were few people perusing the streets, nearly no high-rise buildings and no grocery store. O’Connell characterizes it in one word: “empty.”
Over two years ago, the Taliban overthrew the government of Afghanistan, and since then nearly two million Afghans have fled Afghanistan, most to nearby countries. But more than 90 thousand immigrants have come to the United States. Among them are 148 women from the Asian University for Women who fled Afghanistan but are not able to go back to Bangladesh, and among them are 61 women now studying at Arizona State University. The Office of the President at ASU created a support program for Afghan women in 2021, which helped 61 Afghan students with financial support.
Dolly Parton is ready to rock! Dolly’s 49th studio album “Rockstar,” released on Nov. 17, is completely different from any other album in her traditional country and bluegrass discography. With a 30 song tracklist and more than 40 featured artists, she is diving deep into the world of rock and roll and bringing all of her famous friends with her.
Wang’s Vintage, the popular vintage clothing shop in Midtown Phoenix has been open for almost four years. The shop is run by three brothers.
For 30 years of his life, Tempe resident Milenko, who chose not to share his last name, has been either homeless or living in prison. Now he sleeps across various Tempe parks, staying as long as he can until he receives a trespassing citation from a police officer and is de facto forced to move to a new location.
'These children that need our help': Arizona School of the Deaf and the Blind parents share concerns after shutdown
Arizona School of the Deaf and the Blind has been granted a four-year reprieve from a shutdown weeks after state legislators stalled a bill to keep the 111-year-old school from operating. Parents, students and staff who utilized the school had expressed concerns about its closure.
'They are attractive projects': Tempe Mayor Corey Woods applauds city's affordable housing initiatives
In January 2021, the Hometown for All initiative was unanimously approved by the city council. The plan was drafted in response to a 2018 study that revealed the need for approximately 11,000 additional affordable units by 2040 to match current demand and population growth.
Senate Bill 1140, sponsored by Arizona Senator Jake Hoffman, was given a “do pass” recommendation by the House Municipal Oversight and Elections Committee in March 2023. The bill would allow public schools to act as polling places.
Phoenix is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. How does it plan to handle population growth, pollution?
The city of Phoenix has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation with a 1.9% growth rate, according to the Maricopa Association of Governments. The city’s growth shows no signs of slowing.
Tempe communities and kitchens partner to take the table back to the farm through new composting program
According to Feeding America, 40% of edible food is thrown out in the United States. Local First Arizona, a nonprofit organization that focuses on connecting locally-owned businesses to the community, launched the Tempe Compost Program earlier this year to help combat high rates of food waste.
Dot Wilkinson, the catcher for the Phoenix Rambler’s softball team, waited for the play to begin.