A tour of Michael Pollack’s three museums show a man who revels in a past that started well before his entry into the world. One is loaded with memorabilia from bygone days, things that used to linger behind the glass panes on department storefronts to convert window shoppers into spenders. A couple other pieces have a “one of these things is not like the others” ring to it given their relative modernity, like the mini statue of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Fearing continued weakness in the economy, legislative budget analysts predicted Thursday that the spending plan crafted by Gov. Jan Brewer will leave the state at least $600 million in the hole within three years.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
Arizona real estate titan and philanthropist Michael Pollack will celebrate 40 years in business by presenting a concert by Blood, Sweat and Tears, the American jazz-rock band popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Given its penchant for taking local audiences back into their past on a monthly basis, Cult Classics’ decision to celebrate its second anniversary with a film about time travel and a tie to its East Valley home was both logical and a most excellent thing to do.