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With the onslaught of Oscar contenders that debuted last November, there’s a good chance that a little-seen indie gem, “Starlet,” managed to fall off your radar during its short, theatrical run. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 SXSW film festival, “Starlet” explores the unlikely friendship between a cheerful, aspiring actress (played by the winsome Dree Hemingway) and a cantankerous, elderly widow (the late Besedka Johnson).
A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.
Water parks are fun — if you’re 11 years old. For a grown-up way to cool down, Talking Stick Resort is bringing back its “RELEASE” pool parties for guests ages 21 and older.
"Mad Men" cast member Christina Hendricks poses at the season six premiere of the drama series at the Directors Guild of America on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The Cannes Film Festival in France will be getting a taste of the Valley next month.
"It’s been 10 years, now,” the strong voice said on the phone. Mari Justin is a breast cancer survivor. She, along with hundreds of thousands of breast cancer veterans have faced the demons and now crusade alongside those who are fresh on the battlefield.
Mari A. Funabashi of Ahwatukee, a member of the class of 2013, was been named to the honor roll at Phillips Academy for the winter term.
James Moeller of Ahwatukee Foothills was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School. A student earns honors with a 3.0 GPA and no grade below a B-. Moeller, a member of the class of 2013, earned the distinction of High Honors.
You wouldn’t think $3.50 cupcakes would catch on in a recession, but Sprinkles Cupcakes did just that. Opened in 2008 at Scottsdale and Camelback roads, the sweet shop is celebrating its fifth anniversary by giving away something fans of its cupcakes can’t even get in Arizona: Sprinkles brand ice cream.
The city of Phoenix is celebrating Valley Bike Month throughout April with a variety of activities intended to get residents out on their bikes to share in the experience of cycling throughout the city. In partnership with Valley Metro, the city is encouraging seasoned cyclists and those new to biking to give it a try at one of these events:
CAPTION ADDITION: NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER AND CITY/STATE. This undated publicity photo provided by HL Group shows designer Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles. The tell-tale pieces in her home are her chairs. They are �functional sculptures and serve as jewelry to a room,� she says. (AP Photo/HL Group, Thomas Whiteside)
Critics have dubbed Dwight Yoakam a music sponge for transcending the country genre and absorbing different musical styles, making his brand of hip, honky-tonk music accepted among rock audiences. His latest album -- his first original recording in seven years -- is a testament to that.
Armando Adrian-López doesn’t farm anymore, but he still looks to the natural world for inspiration and materials, using corn husks, dried flowers and found objects to create fantastical winged and horned creatures.
On Thursday, April 4 the new Phoenix Premium Outlets will open with 90 stores ready to offer discounts of 25 to 65 percent off retail prices.
Downtown Chandler’s nice most anytime, but it’ll be a particularly good spot to while away a few hours April 5-6.
This undated publicity photo provided by HL Group shows designer Kelly Wearstler in Los Angeles. The tell-tale pieces in her home are her chairs. They are �functional sculptures and serve as jewelry to a room,� she says. (AP Photo/HL Group, Thomas Whiteside)
Leah Gibson, a cast member in "Rogue," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the DirecTV original series at the ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Joshua Sasse, a cast member in "Rogue," poses at the Los Angeles premiere of the DirecTV original series at the ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
This undated publicity photo provided by HL Group shows designer Kelly Wearstler's closet in Los Angeles as seen in her book, "Hue," (AMMO Books). �Whenever I work with clients that are uncertain about where or how to start in terms of home decor, I ask them to go into their closet and to describe to me what they find. What color, style, and textures they find. We build from there. I can use this feedback as a foundation,� says Wearstler. (AP Photo/HL Group, G Crawford)
Ahwatukee resident Kylie B. Crawford made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University in California. Crawford was honored for the fall 2012 semester for having a 3.5 GPA or better average. Crawford is a psychology major.
A taste of California is coming to Chandler.
A farmer would be horrified over the notion of an Arizona coyote being assigned to watch over his chicken coop. Arizonans should be worried that some public officials think they should be responsible for watching over themselves.
LOS ANGELES — A grave 12-year-old African girl, abducted from her village by vicious armed rebels and forced to wage war as a child soldier, guides the viewer through the horrors of Canadian director Kim Nguyen's engrossing Oscar-nominated drama "War Witch." Managing to be neither sentimental nor sensationalistic, the film tells its story from the heart, and from the simple, straightforward viewpoint of young heroine Komona, warmly played by the talented Rachel Mwanza in her screen debut.
With a little bit of a lull during spring break, I had a chance to get some down time and poke around about several topics.
In countless films about emergencies, crimes and police work, the 911 dispatcher is but a bit player, an anonymous, robotic voice briefly heard on the other end of a breathless call made by our movie's main players.
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