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  • A/C Theatre’s ‘Murder Ballad’ Kicks Off 2015-2016 Theater Season

    The brand new theater company A/C Theatre kicks off the season with off-Broadway hit "Murder Ballad," the dramatic story of a love triangle gone wrong -- and it's not to be missed. more >

  • Space Between Vacant Lot Activation Grand Opening Aug. 21

    Join us for the unveiling of the Space Between, a beautiful and inviting temporary vacant lot activation project, Friday, Aug. 21 from 8-10 a.m. more >

  • Made in the Shade: Top 10 Shadiest Places Downtown

    Hidden in the nooks and crannies of our Urban Center, downtown has plenty of hidden gems perfect for escaping the rays. more >

  • 5 Great Instagram Shots from the Dust Storm This Weekend

    Local Instagram users were out capturing gorgeous photos of Downtown Phoenix as the storm swept into the streets and camouflaged the city in a blanket of dust. Here are five of them from the weekend. more >

  • Saving downtown’s neon past

    With the help of local preservationists, the public's perception of downtown's historic signage has really changed over the years. more >

  • IRC Phoenix ‘Turns Up the Volume’ To Benefit Local Refugees

    On Saturday, June 20, the IRC Phoenix will be raising money for refugee support services through a benefit concert, World Refugee Day: Turn Up the Volume, located at Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix. more >

  • Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors: Comicon’s Real-Life Superheroes

    When asked about costumes for this year’s Phoenix Comicon, which runs May 28-31 at Phoenix Convention Center, Nick Davis decides it’s easier to pull out his phone. “Okay, here we go,” he said. You can tell by the look on his face: He loves this. Scrolling through highlights of past conventions, funky costumes and friends […] more >

  • Roosevelt Growhouse grows community and good food too

    When Kenny Barrett cofounded Roosevelt Growhouse with Kelly Placke in 2008, neither of them really expected it to grow into what it is today. “It just got bigger and bigger,” Barrett said. “It grew organically in every sense of that word.” With Barrett’s business and marketing background and Placke’s knowledge of farming practices, the two […] more >

  • Downtown Development By the Numbers

    We’re known for our music scene. But if you’ve walked around Downtown Phoenix lately, you’ve probably heard a different kind of symphony — power tools, hammers and nail guns mixed with the steady hum of earthmoving equipment. Industrial cranes dance across the sky while highly-choreographed teams build marvelous new structures and rehabilitate old ones. Downtown […] more >

  • Adaptive Reuse Breathes New Life Into Monroe Street Abbey

    Walking through the weathered shell of the First Baptist Church with a hard hat and necktie, Terry Goddard’s imagination runs wild. In this vast historic building on the corner of Monroe Street and Third Avenue, which dates back to 1929, he sees a future concert venue, art studios, maybe even a microbrewery or restaurant. “What […] more >

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