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Dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating new and innovative works, Ballet Arizona enters its 33rd season. Under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen, the 2018/2019 program is highlighted by a collection of groundbreaking premieres with Andersen’s The Firebird, George Balanchine’s Emeralds and Justin Peck’s In Creases.

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Curated by Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Chief Family Curator, Phoenix Art Museum, Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection showcases works from Pop-Art legends Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein alongside those by living contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Jim Hodges and Louise Lawler.

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The largest producing regional theater company in Arizona has scheduled its 99th season with memorable music, social engagement, side-splitting humor and magical mystery.

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On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I visited the Annenberg Space for Photography. Never having been before, I was delighted to find this gem of a space devoted to displaying photography. On view currently is Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library. Both an amazing and enlightening study of our nation’s history, should you be in the vicinity, it’s worth your attention. — AZL

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When Trina McKillen embarked on the creation of her resplendent, intricately detailed life-size glass confessional, Bless Me Child For I Have Sinned, she encountered responses ranging from denial to recognition, and throughout, a stark awareness of the unchecked power of the Catholic Church.

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For the first time ever, Phoenix Art Museum guests have the opportunity to experience photography and video in a whole new dimension. Through September 30, 2018 in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, Moonage Virtual Reality takes visitors on a simulated journey through the fashion and culture of Pop Art, rock and roll and the East Village Art Scene in New York City thanks to three virtual reality films by filmmaker Travis Hutchison.

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The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents some highlights of the 2018 – 2019 Performance Season.

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ASU Gammage presentsThe Best of Broadway 2018 -2019. A total of 10 shows, the new season features the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and 2018 Grammy Award-winner Dear Evan Hansen, Broadway hit Disney’s Aladdin and the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hello, Dolly! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley. The season will also include hits Waitress and On Your Feet!, family favorite Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and the comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.

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Taking photos has long been one of the main selling features of the iPhone. Originally it became a tool for enthusiastic amateurs who populated social networks with artful snapshots. As the technology of this single devise has become more sophisticated, even professional photographers have taken notice.

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Now on view, Phoenix Art Museum presents an original exhibition of rarely-shown prints, drawn from the Museum’s collection, by two giants of twentieth-century art. Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life showcases more than 20 works on paper, including lithographs, silkscreens, screen prints, and collage, by neo-Dada artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. These works detail a fascinating visual conversation between two of modern art’s most influential creators, evident in their comparable use of familiar objects and contemporary images in service of multiple, often uncertain, meanings. On view in the Museum’s Orientation Gallery, the exhibition provides fascinating new insight into the innovative, mutually influential practices of the two artists.

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