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Local Breeze To Replace Former Palatte

April 7, 2009 | By

From Palatte to Pischke’s?
Well, sort of.
Less than a month after Palatte closed in downtown Phoenix, the space has been snatched up by the original chef of Pischke’s Paradise, who’s reopening the restaurant in early May as Local Breeze.
Citing a “golden opportunity,” former Pischke’s chef Sid Campbell has come out of retirement to reintroduce several of the signature dishes that made the Old Town Scottsdale island-theme restaurant so popular for decades before it shuttered last summer.

Eliza Gregory At Eye Lounge: Refugee Status At School

April 7, 2009 | By

A new show by local Phoenix artist Eliza Gregory, in collaboration with COAR (Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees) opens this month at the Eye Lounge on Roosevelt Row.

Gregory uses large format photographs of refugee students and excerpts from interviews of students and their families to draw attention to the complex experiences these students and families have in the public education system in Arizona.

Sumptuous, large-scale prints are interwoven with the cheerful, thoughtful and emotionally provocative words of students from countries such as Iran, Burundi, and Serbia.

Travel Back In Time At Orpheum

April 7, 2009 | By

Where can you experience Spanish Baroque Revival and Italian architecture reminiscent of the Davanzati Palace right here in Phoenix? At the Orpheum Theatre of course! Do you know what year the Orpheum Theatre was originally built or what big stars have graced its stage? Learn about this and more during a tour of Phoenix’s historic theatre.

D-Back’s Return Expected To Boost Downtown

April 6, 2009 | By

Monday marks the return of Major League Baseball to downtown Phoenix with the Arizona Diamondbacks opening the 2009 season against the Colorado Rockies.

Opening Day and the subsequent 81 home games at Chase Field are expected to give a much needed economic boost to bars and restaurants surrounding the stadium.

Art Builds “Urban Campus”

April 6, 2009 | By

Strong winds were no match for Malissa Geer’s months-long effort to organize the Downtown campus’ fourth-annual Urban Gallery Exhibition to bring ASU closer to the community.

The weather forced Geer, a University community-engagement liaison and the event’s organizer, to set up differently than planned, moving the outdoor stage inside the University Center to join the indoor stage. But the exhibition still helped to make the Downtown campus a true urban university, she said.

Today is the best day of the year

April 6, 2009 | By

The 2009 baseball season has begun. Time for Webb, Haren and the rest of the boys to take on the Rockies on their way toward another playoff push.

PHX:Fringe Rewind

April 5, 2009 | By

This past weekend, Grand Avenue’s PHiX Gallery had a samurai, a down-on-her-luck standup comedienne, a disembodied head and a sexual extremist all within its walls. Across the street at Soul Invictus, a man was struggling to come to grips with a life sans genitals.

First Friday at Coe House

April 3, 2009 | By

Stop by the historic Coe House for First Friday on April 3 to view the “New Perspectives” art show featuring exciting new contemporary work by local artists Robert Denning and Rocco Menaguale. The show includes many multi-dimensional pieces that reflect both the subdued and exhilarating energy of pop culture and modern life.

Diamondbacks Open Season Monday

April 3, 2009 | By

Baseball is important. At least to me.

Monday marks the start of the 11th season of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the first full season that the light rail will be running.

Art, Advocacy, Action Today At Downtown Phoenix Campus

April 3, 2009 | By

Arizona State University’s “Action, Advocacy, Arts” will emphasize the strength of community dialogue and engagement through a series of free activities from 1:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Downtown campus University Center, 411 N Central Ave.