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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.


Si Robins Named New Managing Editor

August 7, 2009 | By

When I think of downtown Phoenix, I think of opportunity. I think of people coming together, forming a tight-knit community and making our neighborhoods a better place. I think of our thriving arts and entertainment scene, our beautifully preserved turn-of-the-century buildings and our cutting-edge innovations in the light rail and ASU’s budding campus.

First Annual Jane’s Walk

May 1, 2009 | By

Downtown Phoenix will be home to the city’s inaugural Jane’s Walk on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The free walking tour — part of an international annual event commemorating the birthday of renowned urban activist Jane Jacobs, who died in 2006 — will take place between 9:00 and 11:00 am. It will start, and end, at Portland Park on First Avenue and Portland Street (next to the Roosevelt and Central light rail station).

Student Embraces Diverse Urban Culture

April 20, 2009 | By

A village of 75 people, an outside kitchen, a large mango tree overshadowing the house, a pet jaguar — this is where he grew up.

Urban and Metropolitan Studies senior Antonio Molina, 26, was raised in Honduras, two hours from the main city of San Pedro in central America.

Molina says his village wasn’t like what most picture, like little huts. His grandfather worked for a large cement company that provided housing. His grandfather was also a fisherman, carpenter and hunter. “He would come back with exotic animals from the jungle like a jaguar and a monkey,” Molina says.

Midtown Museum District continues to impress

April 11, 2009 | By

The Midtown Museum District continues to do a lot of really great things for their area. From its relatively small beginnings, Margaret and Julia have grown this organization into something to truly be reckoned with. Along with some good help and a lot of grit, determination and shoe leather they are doing what communities all over town should consider.

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.