Michael Keaton established early on in his film career that he’s an actor of great range. For whatever reason, though, he faded into obscurity during the late ’90s and early 2000s. Some might say that’s because he walked away from the “Batman” franchise to do movies like “Jack Frost,” “White Noise,” “First Daughter,” and “Herbie Fully Loaded.” Then again, it’s not like starring in “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin” would have done Keaton any favors either. It’s great that Keaton has been slowly resurfacing in recent years with memorable supporting work in “Toy Story 3” and “The Other Guys.” In “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” Keaton is given a leading role he was destined to play.
It’s hard to believe that approximately 20 years ago, a home demo called “Shine” shot straight up the charts and launched a little-known group from Stockbridge, Ga., called Collective Soul. From there, it was all a blur.
The minute you enter the Adam Pink Salon, you can feel the positive energy in the room. That energy is evident in the way Adam Pink operates his business and lives his life. Pink has lived in Ahwatukee since 1985 and runs his business out of the Signatures Building on Chandler Boulevard. As a business owner in Ahwatukee, giving back to the community in which he lives and works is especially important to him.
Since 1993 Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michele Michaels has been working in an industry that affects her own personal life and the lives of nearly 700,000 individuals in Arizona every day. Today, she is the hard of hearing specialist at the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and travels across the state educating people about the challenges these individuals face.
Miranda Lambert is a household name in country music, and after increasing fan demand, she will be returning to Country Thunder this year. The Explorer chatted with her to preview her headline performance on Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m.
The winner of season three of The Voice, Cassadee Pope has quickly made a name for herself in the country music industry, as marked by her platinum-selling success in “Wasting All These Tears.” Now, she’s continuing to ride wave that brought her to success as she gears up to take part in her first-ever Country Thunder music festival from April 10-13 in Florence.
Superstar Julio Iglesias was recently named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Best-Selling Latin Artist in history, with more than 300 million in sales. On April 1, 2013, he received another historic award: First and Most Popular Artist of All Time in China.
Rose Royce exploded on the music scene in the summer of 1976 thanks to “Car Wash,” a No. 1 song from the movie soundtrack of the same name starring the iconic Richard Pryor. Considered by many to be one of the most underrated groups to hail from the 1970s soul music era, Rose Royce is back.
It’s hard to believe that almost 55 years has elapsed since The Osmonds started as a barbershop quartet in Ogden, Utah. More than a half-century and 100 million records later, they are one of the most legendary families of the entertainment industry.
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.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.
3 Doors Down is taking a back-to-basics approach with a new acoustic tour called “Songs From the Basement.” The group racked up an incredible string of nine No. 1 singles starting in the early 2000s with songs like “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.”