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Precision Corporate Staging (PCS), owned and operated by Ahwatukee residents Dave and Marla Stern, for a second straight year was recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a Blue Ribbon Small Business of the Year.
Forest Whitaker isn't much bothered by being one of the season's biggest Oscar snubs.
LOS ANGELES — With less than a week to go before the Academy Awards, the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood is on lockdown. Guards stand at every door, and handlers with walkie-talkies keep a close eye on any visitors.
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2014 file photo, Pink performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center, in Los Angeles. Producers of the 86th Academy Awards announced Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, that Pink will appear on the Oscar show on March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Grammy-winning singer joins a lineup already set to include performances from U2, Pharrell Williams, Bette Midler, rocker Karen O and Broadway star Idina Menzel. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, file)
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007 and she’s had a close hand in the writing process, Neil Meron said. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2007 file photo shows Craig Zadan, left, and Neil Meron, producers of the film "Hairspray" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's in Santa Barbara, Calif. Meron, who is producing the Oscar show for the second time with partner Craig Zadan, hopes a careful blend of secrecy and teasing, topped with some of the tightest races in recent Oscar memory, makes the 86th Academy Awards a lure for viewers far and wide. The Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant, File)
James Bond without his martini? "The Big Lebowski" dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable.
Joseph Gross of Ahwatukee was named the League Co-Champion on the First Team All-League for the 145-pound weight class. Army and Navy Academy announced that the Warrior Wrestling team has been named League Champions of the Citrus League, Southern Conference. This is the Academy’s inaugural season in the league.
Ahwatukee residents Darby Christensen and Kip Sullivan, owner of Summit Records, received high recognition during the 56th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony with their recording artists winning in the category of Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording.
Since last August, Suzy Thorne of Ahwatukee has helped buy new school clothes for almost 900 children in need, coordinating a massive effort that involves eight school districts and dozens of volunteers. She did the same thing the year before.
Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. in Gilbert, where a free ceremony will feature speaker Calvin Terrell, along with entertainment by local choirs, a Youth Art Competition and Exhibit, and sponsor/exhibitor booths.
Chuck Corbin, an Ahwatukee resident since 1987 and an Arizona State professor emeritus, was recently presented the Hetherington Award by the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK).
Weeks of putting a good idea into an organized business plan have paid off for Mountain Pointe senior Sara Abrams, who was just awarded the Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Scholarship for 2014.
In a year so rich with captivating cinema, it feels almost criminal to try and narrow it down to a mere 10 favorites.
Director David O. Russell has a knack for bringing out the very best in his actors, whether it’s Christian Bale and Melissa Leo in “The Fighter,” or Jennifer Lawrence in last year’s “Silver Linings Playbook” – all of whom won Academy Awards for their performances. With his latest, “American Hustle,” Russell assembles a cast of veterans (Bale, Lawrence, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper) and newcomers (Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K.) to his work, who may not achieve similar Oscar glory come February, but are clearly having a ball sinking their teeth into a smorgasbord of outrageous characters.
The Tuscany Theatre in Gilbert opened its doors Dec. 14, celebrating an all-new destination for family entertainment, community theatre, art and education.
Never, ever, ever give up.
Ahwatukee resident Alex Thomas recently won an award at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmys for his short film, “The Mutable Life of Oscar Clark.”
The Phoenix Public Information Office recently won an Emmy Award at the 36th Annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Southwest Gala. The city was recognized in the interactive category for an online budget program featuring Mayor Greg Stanton that aired on PHX11.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity” just might have the most horrifying premise in all of movies. There are several other strong contenders like “Buried,” in which Ryan Reynolds was trapped in a coffin underground, and “127 Hours,” where James Franco was stuck between a rock and a hard place. But honestly, what’s scarier than being stranded in space with limited air and no communication with Earth? Going to outer space is in itself a fairly scary thought. The notion of anything going wrong up there is the worst nightmare imaginable. As the tagline to “Alien” says, in space no one can hear you scream.
Tom Hanks didn’t know where the cameras were.
Sun-kissed harmonies, funk-flecked guitar lines and — whisper it — a saxophone workout all make an appearance on “Hesitation Marks,” a surprising new offering from Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails after a lengthy, self-imposed hiatus.
Two of the film industry’s most famous figures will be in Phoenix to present clips from and talk about their blockbuster movies.
Troutman awarded deans list honors