Arizona Arts & Culture News: ATC moving to Tempe; Holocaust survivor exhibit; Dinosaurs and beer at the zoo

October 21, 2022

By Jessica Vaile


Arizona Theatre Company moving to Tempe after upcoming season ends / Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona Theatre Company says it is entering a new era starting next year as it moves its performances from the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix to Tempe for the 2023-2024 season as it seeks a new permanent venue.

‘Chinese chorizo’ honors fusion of two cultures in Arizona / Associated Press

Looking for inspiration after moving home to Tucson during the coronavirus pandemic, former executive chef Feng-Feng Yeh delved into the local history of Chinese immigrants. She learned that Chinese-owned grocery stores were a thriving industry in Tucson from the 1900s on. The stores were also lifelines for Mexican American communities in the area, with some even preparing Mexican chorizo — the spicy, ground-pork breakfast staple – earning the nickname “Chinese chorizo.”

The climate novelist who transcends despair / New York Times Magazine

This fall author Lydia Millet, who has lived in Tucson for the past 20 years, will publish her 12th novel, “Dinosaurs,” while continuing to work in communications for the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Phoenix Symphony strategizes to appeal to new audience / Arizona PBS

Tito Muñoz, music director at the Phoenix Symphony, discusses the organization’s strategies to appeal to new audiences.

Los Tucsoneses: “We are the oldest existing folklórico here in Arizona” / KGUN 

Students at Tucson Magnet High School have been celebrating the art and culture of ballet folklórico for the past 50 years through the Los Tucsoneses program, which has 200 students currently participating. 

‘Hold On To Hope’ exhibition to spotlight significant moment in history through the eyes of a survivor / Broadway World

“Hold on to Hope,” a new exhibition spotlighting the life of local Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch, will take viewers on a visual journey through Knoblauch’s harrowing experiences as he and his family struggled to survive the brutality of the Third Reich in Germany and Nazi-occupied Poland. The exhibition will open on Oct. 21 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Arizona Opera: Behind the scenes of ‘The Falling & The Rising’ / 12 News

Go behind the scenes with Arizona Opera to see the production behind their unique production, “The Falling and The Rising,” about military service members.

How the Phoenix Zoo’s new dinosaur exhibit inspired an artist and a brewer / Phoenix New Times

The Phoenix Zoo is partnering with Beer Research Institute and Valley comic book artist Jay Fotos to create a unique opportunity to learn about dinosaurs while enjoying a specially branded beverage through the end of December.

‘Modern Latina’ celebrates culture, family and art / KJZZ

A new exhibit at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library celebrates the resilience and creativity of Arizona Latina artists by featuring work in multiple mediums that broadly reflects on the intersection of culture and family.

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