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Free Movie Night At Civic Space This Friday

April 21, 2009 | By

Head over to the new Civic Space Park on Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm for a free movie night featuring The Dark Night.

The event is sponsored by Arizona State University students and is part of a larger safety initiative to encourage positive use of the brand-new park. Arrive early and you won’t need to bring your own snacks because free popcorn will be available on a limited basis. The movie will end around 10:30pm.

Scott Shapiro

April 21, 2009 | By

Scott Shapiro came from Chicago to attend Arizona State University.
He now lives in Downtown Phoenix.
And he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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.

Gays to provide fodder for pro-family propaganda

April 18, 2009 | By

In spite of all of the bad economic news, Valley gays are giving pro-family groups a reason to smile. The 2009 Phoenix Pride Festival will sashay into Steele Indian School Park this Saturday giving activists from groups like Americans for Truth About Homosexuality plenty of opportunities to capture footage of scantily-clad revelers in a variety of suggestive situations, to be later edited into videos with captions like Could This Be Your Child’s Teacher? that will be distributed to righteously indignant church members.

Grand Opening Of Civic Space

April 18, 2009 | By

Looks like the Civic Space is going to be a success, as hundreds of students, residents and curious visitors stopped by to celebrate the grand opening on April 16. There were giveaways, contests and a concert for the lucky attendees. See below for images.

Metro Board OKs Ads To Help Increase Revenue

April 17, 2009 | By

Metro passengers could be barraged with ads inside and outside the trains this fall as the transit agency tries to get through the grim economy with a new source of money.

The Metro board voted unanimously Wednesday to reverse its no-advertisement policy and adopted a program that would be the most aggressive among new Western light-rail systems.

First “Third Friday Concert Series” at Civic Space this Friday

April 17, 2009 | By

Come celebrate Phoenix’s first “Third Friday Concert Series” on Friday, April 17 at the new Downtown Civic Space park. The free concert will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature Turn Back, O Man and The Matthew Reveles Band.

Like a loft but want a yard? You need The Gallery House!

April 16, 2009 | By

If you are looking for the spacious open feel of an urban loft with the conveniences of a house with an attached garage & large yard, this is it. Appropriately named, The Gallery House, this charming and unique home, was built in 2008 with energy efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS). The open floor plan is designed for today’s lifestyles placing emphasis on entertaining, indoor/outdoor living, and artistic display. Must walk through to appreciate the quality of space, amazing Kitchen and attention to finish & detail. The house has dual pane low-e windows, french doors to large patios, tankless water heater, designer plumbing fixtures & cabinetry and a gas fireplace.

Celebrate Civic Space’s Grand Opening Thursday

April 16, 2009 | By

Join your neighbors from downtown Phoenix at the grand opening of the new Civic Space Park on Thursday, April 16.

A community cookout hosted by the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department begins at 11am, followed by the official opening ceremonies at 3pm. The celebration will end with a lighting of Janet Echelman’s “Her Secret is Patience” sculpture at 7:30pm. The full agenda of the events will be available at the park, printed on a limited supply of reusable souvenir shopping bags.

Arizona Center Mall Files For Bankruptcy

April 16, 2009 | By

The high profile Arizona Center mixed-use development in downtown Phoenix filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, after its parent’s creditors balked at a debt-restructuring plan.