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The 16 Best Artistic Events In The Phoenix Metro This Week

Unlimited Arts Feb. 15 to March 1: Comedic Heavyweights Cheech Marin, Chris Rock And Jeff Dunham - As Well As Some Local Arizona Performers - Will Be Bringing More Unlimited Arts To Phoenix.

Oscar Nominees: Experts Weigh-In

From La La Land and Moonlight To Lion, Hidden Figures And More, A Wide-Variety Of Films Are Up For Consideration At This Year's Academy Awards.

February Starts On A Musical Note

Unlimited Arts Feb. 1 to 14: Different Generations Reminisce With Different Things, But Experiences Like The Beatles And Lady Gaga As Well As Treats For Foodies And Comedy Nuts Are Timeless.

Entertainment To Ease The Winter Doldrums

Unlimited Arts Jan. 18 to Feb. 1: There Are Many Options For Denizens Of Phoenix To Get Entertained, Including Rockers And Rappers, A Magic Carnival And Even The Pop-Culture Phenomenon Hamilton.

The Phoenix Metro Will Get Its Music On In January

Unlimited Arts Jan. 4 to 18: Those Seeking Entertainment Have Many Choices - Musicals like Fiddler On The Roof And Camelot Are Being Staged, As Bands Such As Styx And Pink Martini Are Set To Rock.

Modern Times Magazine's Music/Arts Prime Cuts 2016

From I Love Lucy To Hollywood's Remake Obsession, Take A Glimpse Into What Fascinated And Intrigued Our Readers' Music And Arts Fancies In The Year That Just Was.

2017 Will Begin On An Artistic And Musical Note

Unlimited Arts Dec. 21 to Jan. 4: Celebrate Christmas With Mannheim Steamroller, Ring In The New Year With The Soul Power Band And Roger Clyne + The Peacemakers, Hear A Symphonic Tribute To David Bowie, Or Choose From Many Others.

Christmas Cheer Is In The Air And On The Stage

The Nutcracker, a time-honored tradition, is being performed in Phoenix, along with Black Nativity and a musical version of Elf - There will also be performances by the Phoenix Boys Choir and Scottsdale Philharmonic.

Thanksgiving Week Fun Guide For The Phoenix Metro

Unlimited Arts Nov. 23 To 30: A Special One-Week Edition Of The Unlimited Arts Calendar For The PhoeTro Includes Comedy, Music And A Big Benefit For The Arts.

The Phoetro Is Humming With Arts And Fun

Unlimited Arts Nov. 9 To 24: There Are Plenty Of Entertainment Choices For Residents Of The Phoenix Metro From Brit Prog-Rocker Steven Wilson To A Christmas Story During The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

Vampires, Poe And Lots Of Music ... Oh My!

Unlimited Arts Oct. 26 to Nov. 9 - Halloween Is Near With Treats And Events Galore, And We Pick Some Of The Best. Plus, Classical Music Along With Modern Tunes From Authority Zero And Unwritten Law.

Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson Preface Dia De Los Muertos

Unlimited Arts Oct. 12 to 26 - Rock Bands Both Spooky And Funny, A Dance With Dracula, A Haunted Theater and Dia de los Muertos: Those Seeking Good Times Won't Be Disappointed.

Five Cult, Non-Western, Films Shot In Arizona

While Film Fans May See Arizona As Nothing More Than The Setting For A Few Dusty Westerns, The State Has Actually Played Host To A Range Of Cowboyless Cult Films.

First Fridays Still A Dynamo For Downtown Phoenix

Unlimited Arts Sept. 28 to Oct. 12 - Also A Musical Benefit For The Homeless, A Rock Opera Based On A Painful Chapter In American History and Bob Dylan: There’s No Shortage Of Choices For Fun Art.

As Fall Teases, Artistic Events Enliven The Phoetro

Unlimited Arts Sept. 14 to 28: Kraftwerk Is Coming To The Phoenix Metro, Among A Slew of Great Music Acts Like Black Sabbath, Squeeze, And The Works Of Brahms, But Diversity Too, Is Prevalent.

Music, Humor And Drama Events Stir The PHX Metro

Unlimited Arts Aug. 31 to Sept. 14: Those Looking For An Entertainment Change Of Pace Are Looking In The Right Place As August's Swoon Will Hasten September's Bloom.

Catch The Go-Go's Before They're GOing, GOing GOne

Unlimited Arts Aug. 17 to 31: Music Lovers Have Plenty From Which To Choose As August Winds Down, From Classical To Rap Icon Snoop Dogg And Nu-Metal Bands As Well A Musical Production.

Adele Brings Her Sassy Self To Phoenix

Unlimited Arts Aug. 3 to 17: The Biggest British Musical Artist Since Rick Astley Is Coming, But If You Can’t See Adele, Check Out King Adé Or Learn Swing Dancing At The Rhythm Room.

The Strong Persuader And A Weird Al Invade Phoenix

Unlimited Arts July 20 to Aug. 3: Events For July And Early August Include Heavy Fare Including A Film Focusing On ISIS’ Reign Of Destruction And The More Light-Hearted, Personified By Weird Al.

Ray Bolger, Elastic Man

The Man Who Brought L. Frank Baums Scarecrow To Life Through Dance Talks About His Memorable Role And What It Took To Be Star In The Musical Age Of Hollywood.

Roots Music Heats Up In Phoenix

Unlimited Arts July 7 to 20: Featured Are Some Performers Who Put The R in Roots, But Also Catch A Musical, Aspirational Bands And A Look At Fashion.

It's Hot In The Phoenix Metro, Seek Inside Fun

Unlimited Arts June 22 to July 6: Concerts By Legends George Clinton And Chicago Along With Local Favorites Like Bad News Blues Band, But Also A Hopi Cultural Festival In Flagstaff And A Tribute To Johnny Cash.

Catching Up With Kris Kristofferson

As Kris Kristofferson Nears His 80th Birthday, The Reel To Real Guys Catch Up With The Actor And Musician To Discuss Westerns, Life And What It Means To Be Free.

Catch African Guitarists At MIM June 21

Unlimited Arts June 9 To 23: Music Choices Abound, From 3 Doors Down To A Flagstaff Blues Festival To Funkmeister Supreme Clinton: Theater Treats Include Newsies.

Looking Into Marvel's B-Movie Past

Long Before It Dominated The Box Office With Films Like Captain America: Civil War, Marvel Created A Slew Of B-Movie Gems With CBS.

Star Trek To Battle Star Wars At Phoenix Symphony

Unlimited Arts May 26 to June 8: A McCartney Offspring, A Blues Legend, 3 Doors Down, A Lunchtime Theater And A Play For Kids Accompany The Featured Battle Of Cosmos-Inspired Music.

Warner Bros. Mishandles DC Cinematic Universe

Warner Bros.' Hubris Could Harm Its Comic Book Aspirations, X-Men Sequel News, A Tom Hardy Star Wars Casting Rumor And More.

Hometown Boys Prince, Lydia, Chico Set To Stir

Unlimited Arts May 12 to 26: Featured Is Some Of The Best From Minneapolis, Gilbert, And Tempe As Well As A Few Dance Events, Plays And A Few More Surprises.

Does Marvel Really Have A Diversity Problem?

Marvel Responds To Diversity Critics, Star Wars Has A New Han Solo, Captain America Is Set To Own The Box Office And More.

Marx Brothers, Astaire, Charisse Close TCM Festival

David Steinberg Tells a Groucho Marx Story and Susan Stroman Explains to Audiences Why The Band Wagon Is Among the Greatest Movie Musicals Ever Made.

A Conversation With Francis Ford Coppola

As Part Of The Festivities Of The TCM Classic Film Festival 2016, The Legendary Director Sat Down With Ben Mankiewicz To Discuss Some The Conversation And A Few Of His Most Famous.

Batman's Adam West: Man In Tights

The Man Who Brought Batman To Life Talks Embracing The Role That Made Him A Household Name At The TCM Classic Film Festival 2016 And What Is What Like To Put On The Tights As An Actor.

Key and Peele Hit The Big Screen In Keanu

The Comedy Duo's Spoof Of A Film, Keanu Debuts, A New Batman Trailer, First Look At Snowden, Iron Man Updates And More.

Femmes, Posies Bring Unique Styles To PHX Metro

Unlimited Arts April 27 to May 11: There's A Cacophony Of Great Theater, Music And Art Events, But Featured Is A Secret Show By The Posies And An Attack of The Violent Femmes.

Julia Kato Finds Her Voice Over

The Actress And Voiceover Talent Talks Rugrats And The Character That Provided A Positive Asian-American Persona On Television.

Four Avatar Sequels Are On The Horizon

James Cameron's Box Office Hit Finally Gets Sequels, Jason Bourne Is Back, Iron Man Teams Up With Spiderman And More.

Doctor Strange Writer Teams With Young Director For Sci-Fi Short

Acclaimed Writer C. Robert Cargill Offered His Words And Support To Up-And-Coming Director Nikhil Bhagat For The New Short As They Continue To Fall.

Joe Smith, The Sunshine Boy

The Guys Talk With The Man Whose Characterizations Are Still Relevant Even Though He Has Become A Historical Footnote.

The Doctor Is In: The Debut Of Doctor Strange

Fans And Critics Also Got Their First Full Look At Captain America: Civil War, The Jungle Book Is On Fire, Batfleck Is Back And More.

The Indie 500, Diplo, Will Thump The Phoenix Metro

Unlimited Arts April 14 to 28: Concerts Galore, Arts And Crafts, Special Tribute To John Steinbeck, Dance Performances, Symphonic Tributes And Much More.

16th Phoenix Film Festival Has Something For Everyone

From Profound Documentaries Like Rwanda & Juliet To Heartfelt Coming Of Age Stories Like Sing Street, The 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Brought A Little Bit Of Everything To The Table.

Ed Asner Is The Epitome Of Spunk

From U.S. Army To Sleeping In The Theatre And All The Way Out To Hollywood And The Cover Of TV Guide, The Man Known To Many As Lou Grant Remains Approachable, Real.

Disney Debuts Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Star Wars Fans Get Their First Look At Rogue One, Mel Gibson Is Back, A Doctor Strange Trailer Is On The Way And More.

Behind The Scenes At The Phoenix Film Festival

Long Time Festival Director Jason Carney Gives Us The Inside Scoop On The 16th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, Including Special Performances And His Favorite Movies From This Year's Event.

A Sentimental Journey With Les Brown

Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Was One Of The Biggest Acts Of The Big Band Era, But They Needed A Little Help And A Lot Of Hope To Stay On The Road For More Than 50 Years.

Will Napster Founder's Screening Room Blitz Hollywood?

Napster Creator And Former Facebook President Sean Parker Challenges The Movie Theater Ticket Model, Batman V Superman, Lego Batman And More.

Maher, Foxworthy, Cable Guy Bring Gags To Phoenix

Unlimited Arts March 30 to April 17: Featured Are Some Of The Best Comedians Of A Generation But There Are Also Art Shows, Concerts And A Steinbeck Classic Drama.

Monster Masher NYRU Blends Horror And Dance Music

Undiscovered Sounds: Phoenix-Based Electronic Musician Omeed Norouzi, AKA NYRU, Talks About The Local Scene, Horror Films And What Inspires Him, Including Bands And Doing The Bloody Mary Thing.

Our Favorite Martian, Er, Walston

The Man Who Wore Hundreds Of Faces Over A Distinguished Career On The Screen And Stage Tells Of His Development As An Actor And Why He Grew Tired Of Playing Uncle Martin.

Batman V Superman Arrives To Mixed Reviews

Ben Affleck And Company’s Batman V Superman Is Finally Here, Adam Sandler Gets A Do-Over At Netflix, A New X-Men Trailer And More.

Passing Time With Gene Kelly

Perhaps The Most Famous And Influential Of All Of The Hollywood Musical Entertainers, Gene Kelly Reflects With The Reel To Real Guys About Rewriting History And The Decline Of The Movie Musical.

Hans Solo News, Trailers Galore And More

Hollywood Dropped A Slew Of Trailers This Week For Sausage Party, Ben Hur, High Rise, Central Intelligence, And More.

Having Less Than A Ball With Lucy

Although They Almost Were Escorted Out After The First Question, The Reel to Real Guys Managed To Mitigate The Flop Sweat And Reveal Some Gems From The First Lady Of Comedy.

Take A Trip To Cloverfield Lane

Movie News Mixtape: Thoughts On The New J.J. Abrams Monster Flick, How Jonah Jameson Became Commissioner Gordon, Trailers And Predictions.

Sheldon Leonard's Wonderful Life

The Man Most Instantly Known As The Bartender In Frank Capra's Timeless Film Actually Made His Mark In Television And As The Godfather Of The Spin-Off.

DiCaprio, Spotlight Win Big At Oscars

The Academy Finally Smiled On Leonardo DiCaprio, King’s The Dark Tower Is Happening, Ghostbusters Gets A Trailer, And More.

Walter Trout Brings Axe, Legend To Phoenix

Unlimited Arts March 2 to 16: Get Yer Ya Ya's Out For Walter Trout But Also Take In Some Off-Broadway Entertainment, Live Music And Much More Arts In The Phoenix Metro.

Karl Malden And His Everyman Method

The Actor Once Known Just As Much For His Iconic Credit Card Commercials As The Roles He Played, Bathed In The Warm Waters Of The SIlver Age In Hollywood.

Will Oscars Shine On DiCaprio, Inarritu, Stallone?

The Super Bowl For The Movie Industry Will Happen This Weekend, And Regardless Of The Hype Or Controversy, The Event Will Undoubtedly Make A Few Careers And Cement Others.

The World According To Harold Ramis

The Late Comic Director, Writer And Actor May Have Been The Personification Of Droll, But He Was Undoubtedly Talented And Oh, So Witty.

Deadpool Drops Kryptonite On Batman V Superman

The Merc With A Mouth Cleaned Up At The Box Office, There Could Be Trouble Ahead For Batman V Superman, Another Awful Sequel, And More.

Larry Wilson, Phoenix Art Champion, Memorialized

Unlimited Arts Feb. 17 to March 2: Featured Is A Remembrance Of A Local Art Titan But Also In The Spotlight Are Bands, Symphonies, Actors, Theaters And Much More From The Phoenix Metro And Beyond.

Why SXSW Still Matters As It Turns 30

Over The Past Three Decades, South By Southwest Has Transformed From An Indie Music Festival Into a Cultural Icon Filled With Music, Film And More.

Bringing Down The Curtain With Harry Delmar

Are You Listenin? Or Do We Have To Tell You About A Man Who Once Had His Name Up In Lights, But After Decades As A Performer And Womanizer, He Died In Anonymity.

Movie Trailers Continue Unabated, Deadpool Lurks

The Wrap-Up Of Super Bowl Movie Trailers Is One For The Ages, But So May Be The Big Screen Adaptation Of The Merc With A Mouth Starring Ryan Reynolds.

Measuring Up With James Cagney

When Two Young Writers Interviewed James Cagney In 1986, The Result Was A Sojourn Into The World Of Celebrity And Entertainment That Could Be The Script For A Hollywood Movie.

GOTG, Super Bowl Ads, Elba Spin Movie News Mixtape

Movie News Mixtape: James Gunn Releases New Guardians Set Photos, Blockbuster Trailers To Dominate Super Bowl And Idris Elba Cleans Up At The SAG Awards.

Tucson Rocks, Rolls With Gems, Jams

Unlimited Arts Feb. 4 to 19: Featured Is The Music And Art Of The Tucson Gem And Mineral Show But Also Catch A Cacophony Of Plays, Music And Artwork.

Arizona Record Label ReThinks The Music Industry

Two Twenty-Somethings From Tempe Have Created ReThink Records To Shake Up The Industry And Offer Up-And-Coming Artists An Alternative To The Status Quo.

Peter Falk: Common and Preferred

The Iconic Actor, Most Lovingly Remembered As The Calculated Bumbler Columbo, Was Also An Artist, Thinker And Regular Guy.

Is The Big Short Headed For Oscar Glory?

Movie News Mixtape: The Big Shorts Recent Awards Show Success Could Foreshadow An Oscar Victory. Also: The Academy Doubles Down On Diversity And Key & Peele Hit The Big Screen.

Five Local Bands Set To Hit It Big In 2016

Undiscovered Sounds: Jared & The Mill, Bear Ghost, Harrison Fjord And More Highlight The List Of Arizona Locals With Their Eyes Set On The National Stage In 2016.

Clock Watching With Martin Landau

The Oscar Winning Star Of Stage And Screen Had Much To Say, But A Ticking Parking Meter Made The Interview An Almost Impossible Mission.

DC Movie Universe Finally Taking Shape

Movie News Mixtape: The DC Comics Extended Universe And Tons Of New Trailers Dominate The Headlines. Also: Star Wars News And Box Office Predictions.

Spirit Of Alfred Jarry To Haunt Space 55

Unlimited Arts Jan. 20 to Feb. 3: Featured Is A Symbolic Performance At The Country’s Best Black-Box Theatre, But Also Find Bands, Artists, Parties And Much More.

Pen Mightier Than Clarinet For Artie Shaw

The Legendary Lothario Who During His Prime Could Measure The Length Of His Marriages By The Second Hand On His Watch Evolved Into A Globally Conscientious Author.

Hollywood Awards Season Enters Full Bloom

The Globes, Oscars, Razzies And More Highlight The Best (And Worst) That The Film Industry Had To Offer In 2015: Also, Box Office Results And Predictions.

Now We Rise Brings Back 1990s Rock

Undiscovered Sounds: A Band From Baltimore Talks Making Mature Music That Connects With All Ages And Why Getting A Parental Warning Label Is Not Always A Good Thing.

Benny Rubin: An Also-Ran Due To Discrimination

One Of The Brightest Talents On The Orpheum Circuit Was Never Given The Biggest Of Spotlights Simply Because His Ethnicity Shone Through Just A Little Too Much For The Tastes Of The Times.

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