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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.

ASU Jazz Combos to headline Green Jazz Series concert for encore

April 11, 2009 | By

The Arizona State University Jazz Combos will headline the Green Jazz Series concert for a special encore performance on Wednesday, April 15.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Herberger Theater, 222. E. Monroe St.

Law Firm signs lease at CityScape

April 10, 2009 | By

Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC signed a lease with RED Development for 54,000 square feet in the first phase of CityScape, a three-block mixed-use project under construction in downtown Phoenix.

The law firm expects to move into the new office in June 2010. It is 20,000 square feet smaller than the space Jennings now occupies at the neighboring Collier Center.

Cowboy Ciao’s Kantak headed for Phoenix

April 10, 2009 | By

Downtown Scottsdale’s loss is downtown Phoenix’s gain.

Chef Bernie Kantak, the man who put Cowboy Ciao on the foodie map 11 years ago, has given notice. He’s headed to downtown Phoenix, where he hopes to open his new restaurant in the fall.

Downtown Voices Coalition Meeting This Saturday

April 10, 2009 | By

The Downtown Voices Coalition is a coalition of stakeholder organizations that embrace growth in downtown Phoenix, but is mindful that healthy growth should be based upon existing downtown resources — the vibrancy of neighborhoods, the strength of the arts community, the uniqueness of historic properties, and the wonderful small businesses that dot downtown.

Contemporary Forum Presents: An Aptitude For Metamorphosis

April 10, 2009 | By

The Contemporary Forum and Phoenix College present the next installment of the Eric Fischl Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 14 at the Phoenix Art Museum. The evening will also include the presentation of the 2009 Phoenix College Student Art Awards.

David Salle will present “An Aptitude For Metamorphosis,” a highly subjective interpretation of his work and how it has and hasn’t changed and evolved over the last 25 years. Salle’s work helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1986, Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design, and he is a long time collaborator with choreographer Karole Armitage designing sets and costumes for many of her ballets.

Downtown Voices Coalition to hold public meeting Saturday

April 9, 2009 | By

Downtown Voices Coalition (DVC) is holding another general monthly meeting Saturday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held at Roosevelt Commons at 825 N. Sixth Ave.

Community meeting for Jackson St. Entertainment District project

April 9, 2009 | By

The Downtown Voices Coalition invites the Phoenix community to learn about the Jackson St. Entertainment District project in Phoenix’s historic Warehouse District.

The meeting will be tonight, April 9, at 6 p.m. at The Summit at Copper Square condominium.

Brian Williams to receive 26th Cronkite Award

April 9, 2009 | By

Arizona State University announced on Monday that Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News,” will receive this year’s Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Williams will receive the 26th Cronkite Award on Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

CityScape Gets Some Skin

April 9, 2009 | By

As you can see from the construction photo, crews are starting to add exterior glass walls to the steel framed structure of the 600,000 sq ft Class A, first tower at CityScape. This tower will be home to a couple of Legal Firms, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as well as Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll. Additionally, the Anchor tenant, Wachovia/Wells Fargo is still on board. Also, in this tower will be a Gold’s Gym and a steakhouse, operated by Fox Restaurant Concepts. Retail tenants who have committed to go into the CityScape project on the block previously occupied by Patriot’s Square Park include AJ’s Fine Foods, Urban Outfitters and it’s rumored that CVS Pharmacy will commit, which would give Downtown Phoenix it’s first Drug Store. At least 4 other Tenants are expected to be announced in the next 30 days according to a reliable source.