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Pretty As A Picture

When a movie comes out most people can name a few of the actors, possibly the director and maybe a writer if it’s a household name. But one person who is crucial to the final film that plays on the big screen is often never mentioned: the Cinematographer. Nowadays this person is usually referred to as the Director of Photography (DP), but the job is the same has it has been since the early days of silent film.

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Heart Ball Kick-Off

The 2014 Heart Ball Kick-Off Breakfast and Fashion Show took place on February 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Resort. This event brought together a group of dedicated women ready to make a difference. With only 282 days to go until the November ball, the occasion marks the start of the planning stage for one of the Valley’s premier charity events.

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Reality Check

Reality has been defined as the state of things as they actually exist, distinctly different from how they might be imagined. In other words: reality is what it is. But as John Lennon once pointed out, reality leaves a lot to the imagination, and never is that more present than in Phoenix Art Museum’s new contemporary art exhibition, Lifelike.

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And The Oscar Goes To…

The time has come for the Academy of Motions Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to hand out awards to the best in movie-making across 24 categories. The so-called major awards of the night (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay and Adapted Screenplay) are mostly covered by the nine films nominated for Best Picture, with only three exceptions….

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D.C. Delivers

The city is instantly recognizable. You’ve seen it all of your life in history books, newspapers, TV, movies and every night on the national news. It is the back
drop for presidential speeches, political protests and congressional scandals. But as a travel destination, it is a star in its own right. Washington D.C. has it all: historical monuments, one-of-a-kind museums, luxury hotels, great shopping and fabulous restaurants….

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Tito Muñoz Takes The Baton

Dispel the rumors, clear the musical cobwebs, and get ready for The Phoenix Symphony, 2.0. The announcement that the state’s biggest-budgeted non-profit performing arts organization has a new music director caused a sigh of relief across the Valley’s cultural community last week. That the new boss is a young, affable Hispanic with an embracing love for all kinds of music, armed with ideas about how to present it, will doubtlessly prompt changes in way TPS does business….

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Valley Non-Profit Groups Helping Others

A quick search for charitable groups in this online community will bring up hundreds of groups providing care, support and hope to causes ranging from people to animals to the environment and everything in between. Whether you give time or money to one, ten or fifty causes, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that we all come together…

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Forever Paisley, Etro Fashions

In 1968 founder Gerolamo “Gimmo” Etro launched a line of fabrics embellished with uniquely opulent motifs, leading to the sale of furnishing textiles in 1981. The company adopted a distinctive droplet-shaped pattern as its signature, customizing a design that originated in Mesopotamia, Persia, and India before the weavers of the Scottish textile town of Paisley made the ornamentation famous…

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Hungry For Love

Fine dining is easy to find year-round in the Valley, but on the 14th of February certain chefs create the perfect aura of romance. Since it falls on a Friday this year, many restaurants offer Valentine specials through the weekend. Reservations are recommended. And while true love lasts forever, …

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The pARTy

Phoenix Art Museum’s annual fundraiser the pARTy, themed “Hollywood Glamour” will take place March 22. The pARTy 2014, chaired by Erin Gogolak, has become one of the Valley’s highly anticipated events playing a vital role in providing support to the Museum and the arts community.

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