AZ Faces

Diamonds—and Families—are Forever

On the corner of a well-worn jeweler’s bench is a black and white photograph of a handsome young man in a military uniform. His hair is neatly groomed into a single wave and polished with pomade, and even without color, the sun gleams brightly from the gold buttons on his jacket. In the corner, handwritten in once-black Bic pen ink is the notation, “1943.”

The Art of Solitude

Seth Fairweather is comfortable in silence. Slow with a smile, he is frugal with his words, relinquishing them quietly and without hyperbole. His black shirt and faded black jeans underscore his reticence, and a brow deep in thought hoods his blue eyes.

An Era in Art

If art were words, Andy Burgess would be a master of anthologies. He would write about bygone eras in American history one post-war decade at a time, waxing eloquently about their illusory idealism and the rosy hope that has fed the American dream since before statehood.

Arizona Musicfest Performances with a Purpose

Country music artist Wynonna Judd has been delighting audiences for 35 years, beginning with her iconic act with her mother Naomi and continuing through a successful solo career. Now, the five-time Grammy Award winner enters the stage as part of a Valley tradition that aspires to promote the arts.

Miles Beneath My Feet: Undetectable

In October 2017, I was sent to the urologist because the results of a routine blood test came back with an unusually high PSA reading. The urologist put me through a series of other tests, including a biopsy of the prostate, and in early December 2017, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Bowls of Benefit

Across the North Valley, artists have been doing just that as they fire clay molds and glass to create some of the most beautiful, unique bowls for this year’s Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch and Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day.

Jimmy Walker: Packing a Punch

There was quite a bit of chatter in 1994 when celebs and sports stars stepped into a boxing ring at then-Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Biltmore area of Phoenix. Donning ridiculously oversized boxing gloves, opponents Charles Barkley and Michael Carbajal duked it out all in the name of charity.

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