Month: March 2022

Artist Brad Kahlhamer Blends New York and the Southwest in His New Scottsdale Exhibit

Artist Brad Kahlhamer Blends New York and the Southwest in His New Scottsdale Exhibit

As a child, artist Brad Kahlhamer would roam freely his desert home of Marana in southern Arizona. As a young man, he moved to New York City and became part of the vibrant underground art scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Both influences are present in “Swap Meet,” Kahlhamer’s solo exhibition now on display at …

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Brian Wilson's Ex-Wife Sues for Millions After Catalog Sale to UMG

Brian Wilson’s Ex-Wife Sues for Millions After Catalog Sale to UMG

The ex-wife of Beach Boy Brian Wilson is suing for over $6.7 million in royalties. Here’s the latest. Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford has sued Wilson for a share of royalties from song rights he sold to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) last year. That deal wasn’t announced, but was valued at more than $50 million according to …

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The Phoenix Film Festival Returns In Person With Something for Everyone

The Phoenix Film Festival Returns In Person With Something for Everyone

Anyone in Phoenix can hop in the car and, in not too much time, find a multiplex playing the latest movie releases. But that’s not what the Phoenix Film Festival is about. “We want audiences to experience films they might not otherwise see,” says Jason Carney, the festival’s executive director. The festival is back starting …

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A $350,000 Bored Ape NFT Just Went for $5 as Madonna Pays $500K

A $350,000 Bored Ape NFT Just Went for $5 as Madonna Pays $500K

A Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT sold for $5 recently, far less than the $350,000 estimated worth. Data from web3 marketplace OpenSea shows the owner of BAYC NFT #835 accepted a bid of 5 DAI ($5) for the NFT. DAI is a stablecoin built on the Ethereum blockchain. The bid is 99.9% lower than the current …

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Elton John Just Added a Second Chase Field Phoenix Concert Date for 2022

Elton John Just Added a Second Chase Field Phoenix Concert Date for 2022

It was big news nine months ago when it was announced that superstar musician Elton John would stop at downtown Phoenix’s Chase Field on Saturday, November 12, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. So it’s big news that today it was announced that John would be adding a second Phoenix date on …

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Morgan Wallen's 'Dangerous' Sets New Record for Billboard Country Chart

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Sets New Record for Billboard Country Chart

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album has broken the Billboard record for most weeks at the top on its country charts. Billboard confirms Dangerous saw its record-breaking 5st week on its Top Country Albums chart for the week dated April 2. It surpassed the 50-week run of Luke Combs’ This One’s For You from 207 …

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Mesa's Troy Kotsur Just Became the First Deaf Man to Win an Acting Oscar

Mesa’s Troy Kotsur Just Became the First Deaf Man to Win an Acting Oscar

Last night’s 94th annual Academy Awards will undoubtedly be most remembered for the Slap Heard Round the World, but the event also brought with it a big milestone. Troy Kotsur became the first deaf man to be nominated for and win an Oscar, and he’s from right here in Mesa. Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor …

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