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DPJ Staff

DPJ Staff periodically posts news and info for residents who support our downtown and savvy visitors who want to Go Where the Locals Go.


Janet Echelman sculpture being reinstalled

April 11, 2009 | By

A quick look over to the ASU College of Public Programs website’s live webcam of the Downtown Phoenix Civic Space park shows that the long-awaited sculpture, “Her Secret is Patience”, is being reinstalled after a couple of delays.

PHX Sky Train Breaks Ground

March 27, 2009 | By

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Phoenix City Council members today to announce two projects that will bring thousands of jobs to Arizona.

Secretary LaHood presented a $10.5 million check to the Mayor for the completion of a taxiway reconstruction project on the northwest side of the Airport. This project will create 285 construction jobs.

Cantemus Presents Mozart at Trinity Cathedral

March 25, 2009 | By

Join Cantemus this Friday at Trinity Cathedral (100 W. Roosevelt St.) as they take a look into some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sacred choral works: the Vesperae solennes de Confessore and the Missa Brevis in C Major.

Take a Date to the Phoenix Symphony

March 25, 2009 | By

The Phoenix Symphony was recently nominated by azcentral.com as one of the “Best Places for a First Date”. Through April 15th, anyone can log onto azcentral.com and vote for their top choice (hint: the First Date question is located under the “People & Places category). We’re up against some pretty tough competition in the First Date category so we thought we’d take a moment to examine some of the benefits of choosing The Phoenix Symphony as your First Date activity.

Special Performance of Les Misérables to Benefit AzCA

March 17, 2009 | By

On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, the Phoenix Theatre will present a special performance of Les Misérables benefiting Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA). The pre-show reception is from 5:30PM with the performance starting at 6:30PM at Phoenix Theatre.

Tickets for AzCA members are $80 and $100 for non-members. Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres during the reception and dessert at intermission.

The Next Meeting of the MMDNA

March 17, 2009 | By

The next meeting of the Midtown Museum District Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the Century Plaza Condominiums. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30PM as we have Deputy Mayor, Councilman Tom Simplot as our Keynote Speaker for the evening. After the meeting, there will be an opportunity to view the beautiful condos at Century Plaza.

Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience”‘

March 10, 2009 | By

ASU’s College of Public Programs has reactivated its live webcam to share a “dean’s-eye view” of the installation of artist Janet Echelman’s floating net sculpture at the Downtown Civic Space Park.

The sculpture, titled “Her secret is patience,” is set to be installed March 9 to 12. The design of the sculpture was inspired by Arizona’s distinctive monsoon cloud formations, and by saguaro flowers and boots (which form inside the cactus). Its title comes from a quote by poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”

The 51st Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

March 6, 2009 | By

This weekend is the Heard Museum’s annual Indian Fair & Market. The midtown Museum’s signature event is estimated to draw nearly 20,000 visitors and 700 artists for the weekend of artistry, culture, and fun. The events kick off tonight (Friday) with performances by Larry Redhouse Trio and the Seneca Youth Smoke Dancers.

Urban Affair acquires DPJ

March 1, 2009 | By

PHOENIX – March 4, 2009 – Urban Affair, a marketing and promotions company for downtown Phoenix, has announced the acquisition of the Downtown Phoenix Journal The redesigned website invites residents to Explore Your Core, with a friendly insider’s view of downtown events, restaurants, cultural hot spots, and profiles of people on the City scene.

Originally launched as a blog site in 2006, the Downtown Phoenix Journal (DPJ) is one of the only websites to aggregate news and information from the greater downtown area and man on the street blog posts.