Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

By SoAzNewsX Critically hailed and top-selling independent music sensation Chelsea Williams released her debut for Blue Élan Records, Boomerang, back in August. The album was recorded at the Heritage Recording Company in Burbank, CA, with the gifted multi-instrumentalist Ross Garren producing. The result is a work that ties together Williams’ influences – Americana, indie-folk and lush […]

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in eight categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona. Deadline for nominations, which should be submitted online at http://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/, is 11:50 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17. All nominees will be announced […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Ford Focus RS new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Ford Focus RS new car review

By Eric Peters Everyone knows Rocky – the movie character. Not many people know Chuck Wepner – the real-life boxer who went 15 rounds with Ali – and knocked him down, too. Wepner became the inspiration for the movie character. Similarly, almost everyone knows the Subaru WRX STi – the all-wheel-drive Rally Race drifter. Fewer […]

Eric Peters: Not so Merry Men

Eric Peters: Not so Merry Men

By Eric Peters Robin Hood may have been a fictional character, but the thing that drove him and his “Merry Men” to become outlaws was real enough: Oppressive laws. Specifically, oppressive taxes. At every turn, the Sheriff of Nottingham and his not-so-merry men would demand their pound of flesh. The only way Robin and his men could survive […]

Eric Peters: Oil change pratfalls

Eric Peters: Oil change pratfalls

By Eric Peters Changing a car’s oil is pretty simple – so it’s surprising it gets done wrong so often. Sometimes, by “professionals”  . . . who actually aren’t. See that part above about “simple.” Many places that do oil changes (such as tire shops and quick-lube joints) do not pay trained mechanics to do them. […]

Fred J. Eckert: ‘How the Right Lost its Mind’ book review

Fred J. Eckert: ‘How the Right Lost its Mind’ book review

HOW THE RIGHT LOST ITS MIND By Charles J. Sykes St. Martin’s Press, $27.99, 228 pages “How the Right Lost Its Mind” is an important work. Any serious-minded citizen, no matter of what political persuasion, will benefit from reading it and carefully contemplating the powerful message of its thoughtful, solidly conservative author. A highly principled […]

Joseph R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan And The Return Of Blue-Collar Conservatism’ book review

Joseph R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan And The Return Of Blue-Collar Conservatism’ book review

THE WORKING CLASS REPUBLICAN: RONALD REAGAN AND THE RETURN OF BLUE-COLLAR CONSERVATISM By Henry Olsen Broadside Books, $27.99, 348 pages It’s the thesis of Henry Olsen, a thoughtful, widely-published and energetic conservative political activist, now a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, that Ronald Reagan, whom he deeply admires, was the heir […]

Bob Garver: “Blade Runner 2049” movie review

Bob Garver: “Blade Runner 2049” movie review

By Bob Garver If I could describe 1982’s “Blade Runner” in one word, it would be “hypnotic.” Director Ridley Scott crafted a world of eerie calm, one where flying cars and public shootouts were so casual that they blended in perfectly with their environment. A “blade runner” detective named Deckard (Harrison Ford) was assigned a […]

Can the Weinstein Co. survive without Harvey Weinstein?

Can the Weinstein Co. survive without Harvey Weinstein?

LOS ANGELES — As the public face and pugnacious spirit behind his company, Harvey Weinstein made himself synonymous with a kind of prestige cinema that was designed to attract discerning audiences and scoop up Oscars by the armful. Weinstein Co.’s decision to fire him Sunday after explosive allegations that he sexually harassed numerous women over […]