Since 2002 the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame has recognized home grown artists who have made it big. Musicians like Linda Ronstadt, Alice Cooper, and Rex Allen are in the hall of fame. But also broadcasters like Al McCoy, and even venues like Mr. Luckys have been inducted. Next month four new inductees will be honored. Mark Myers, President of the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame will tell us who made the cut.
A California company that produces Wi-fi video networking for whole-home entertainment is expanding to Arizona. Quantenna Communications will open a research and development facility in Tempe, bringing 12 engineering and management jobs to the Valley initially, a number expected to triple over the next few years. Quantenna Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sam Heidari will talk about his company and its expansion to Tempe.
The Sunnyslope Historical Society recently hosted "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", an exhibition of celebrity photographs taken by the late Johnny Franklin. Arizona music historian John Dixon shares Franklin’s photos of entertainment luminaries such Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Fats Domino, the Grateful Dead and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.
The Sunnyslope Historical Society is hosting a free exhibition, "The Life and Times of Johnny Franklin", Sunday, August 12th, from 1-4pm. The exhibit features photographs and memorabilia belonging to the late Johnny Franklin, who photographed numerous performers visiting and living in the Valley of the Sun. Arizona music historian John Dixon provides a preview of the exhibition that includes photos of entertainment luminaries such as Elvis, the Rolling Stones, Fabian, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Fats Domino, and Phoenix’ own Wallace and Ladmo.
The Ethics of Entertainment (E2) Conference and Film Festival will explore the powerful roll of entertainment media in our lives. Workshops, film screenings and speakers will delve into the decision-making process that artists go through when portraying social, political and health issues. We profile local filmmaker Chuck LeVinus and his film Never Been Thawed. Conference organizers F. Miguel Valenti and Laurie Trotta join Michael Grant in the studio.
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