Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • Alan Khoutakoun

    Posted on October 27, 2012 by downtowndevil in Faces of the Arts.

    By: Marlee Bever For most professional dancers, the movement from first position to pirouette has been second nature from a very early age. However, for Alan Khoutakoun, dance positions and pliés, was not always a part of the now professional, dancer’s life. Khoutakoun, originally a vocal performance major, decided to change his career path when […]

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  • Lynn Trimble

    Posted on October 27, 2012 by downtowndevil in Faces of the Arts.

    Most writers begin their journalistic career while attending school. However, for Lynn Trimble, her writing career began with a Beanie Baby themed birthday party.

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  • Photo courtesy: Center Dance Ensemble

    A haunting we will go

    Posted on October 27, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    If you’re looking for a stereotypical Halloween spectacular, full of goblins, ghouls and zombies, this is not your show. But if you are craving passionate and talented dark dance performances by a highly esteemed dance ensemble, head out to “A Haunting We Will Go” for a sensory spectacular.

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  • Will Snider

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Faces of the Arts.

    Playing characters and crunching numbers. Poetic scripts and business plans. Standing ovations and profit margins. At a glance, the worlds of finance and theater could not possibly be further separated. However, that’s not the way Will Snider sees it.

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  • A diner doomed

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    By: Alicia Canales Black Theatre Troupe’s Two Trains Running was one of the most powerful plays I’ve seen in a long time. There are plays that have more than one compelling message, plays that make you laugh, plays that make you question how the world works. Two Trains Running had all of that and more. […]

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  • A swashbuckling fanfare

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    Valley Youth Theatre was filled Friday evening for the opening night of How I Became a Pirate, VYT’s latest musical production.

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  • Katherine McDowell

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Faces of the Arts.

    Pas de chat, plie, pique, repeat. While these terms may sound unfamiliar to the untrained ear, they are a normal part of Katherine McDowell’s weekly routine.

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  • A Halloween dance

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    “A Vampire Tale” has sunk its teeth into the autumn air of Phoenix for the ninth consecutive year. Rhianna Marie, who plays the Innocent named Eve, was planted in the audience before the show and then plucked out by the clan’s servant and thrown into their nocturnal carnival tinged with humor and sexuality.

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  • A mental breakdown

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by downtowndevil in Reviews.

    There’s a lot of things Arizona Theatre Company usually gets right. The music is usually fantastic. The acting is usually sincere. The story is usually good. Next to Normal, performed at the Herberger Theater Center, proves that not all big productions are infallible.

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  • Kevin Flanagan

    Posted on October 8, 2012 by downtowndevil in Faces of the Arts.

    Whether he is time traveling in his tree house or dancing with imaginary friends, Kevin Flanagan knows how to captivate a crowd.

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