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Mark Dudlik

April 9, 2009 | By

The fresh-faced, 25-year-old graphic and interactive designer came to Phoenix five years ago, and is now aiming to unearth the hidden Phoenix design community.

Governor’s Arts Awards Showcase Phoenix Arts Scene

April 8, 2009 | By

Several prominent Phoenicians have landed nominations for the 2009 Governor’s Arts Awards, to be held Tuesday, April 14 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. This year, key downtowners Kimber Lanning and Kyle Jordre are being nominated for their contributions, along with the Artlink organization responsible for Art Detour and First Fridays artwalk. Lanning is the Director… Read more

Star Trek: The Exhibition enters final weeks

April 8, 2009 | By

Star Trek: The Exhibition is entering its final weeks after being open for six months at the Arizona Science Center. The exhibit includes authentic props and costumes from the television series and the movies, a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise D-Bridge where visitors can sit in the captain’s chair, and a motion simulator where they will voyage through a battlefield. Visitors will also learn about Star Trek’s history, dating back 40 years. The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will leave the Science Center on May 3.

Emerging at LUX Coffee Bar

April 8, 2009 | By

Photographer Luis A. Salazar is introducing “Emerging,” a showcase of his new series of photographs. The display, which is at the LUX Coffee Bar, opened on April 3 and is continuing through April 28. LUX is located at 4404 N. Central Ave.

Tunes for Change at The Rhythm Room

April 7, 2009 | By

Bring your spare change and a $10 donation to the Tunes for Change concert at The Rhythm Room on Sunday, April 12.

Tunes for Change benefits the participants of the Lodestar Day Resource Center in downtown Phoenix, which strives to help people end their homelessness. The concert, which is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., features the sounds of The Market, Psych 101, Daryl Scairiot, and Dave Riley. The Rhythm Room is located at 10th Street and Indian School Road.

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.