Phoenix Artist Constance McBride: 100 Creatives

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Suzie Barber
Meet the artist.
Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 47. Constance McBride.

Time inspires Constance McBride.

When the sculptor lived on the East Coast, she says, she had a tough time finding her voice and figuring out her aesthetic. "Now after being here 12 years," she says. "I've come to realize that this gorgeous Southwest desert I live in is another significant influence on the work and it seems to have really tied things together for me," McBride says. "The effects time has on our bodies and my evolving emotions concerning them are what drive the direction of my work."

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5 Things We Learned at Clickjab Wrestling Fan Fest

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
Bill Goldberg pretends to wallop an attendee of the Clickjab Wrestling Fan Fest in Phoenix on Saturday, July 19.
For a bunch of people whose fame is based on a sport that's reportedly fake, the wrestlers and legends in attendance at the Clickjab Wrestling Fan Fest this past weekend got surprisingly real.

There were no convoluted storylines, histrionic promos, goofy costumes or over-the-top characters to be had at the meet-and-greet at the Phoenix Airport Marriott on Saturday, July 19, just more than dozen world-famous ring warriors who (mostly) dropped the theatrics for an afternoon and interacted pleasantly with hundreds of their fans while signing autographs, posing for photos, and answering questions.

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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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For those whose current status lacks currency, we have some good news. You don't need moolah to make memories. From trivia games about everyone's favorite two-dimensional family to Phoenix gallery get-togethers and exploring the art of Japanese cinema, there are plenty of exciting ways to show the world you don't give a buck. Here are our top three picks for free events this week.

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5 Coolest Apartment Complexes in Tempe

Katie Johnson
If you recognize this mural by Soldier Leisure, chances are you'll know one of the apartments on this list.
If you're still looking for a loft or apartment in Tempe, the clock is ticking. And while some of the more coveted complexes are already leased out it, it doesn't hurt to make a mental note for next time. From affluent ASU-adjacent digs to small-scale Sun Devil living, here are our picks for the five coolest apartments in Tempe.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Visit Taliesin West this week.
From architectural tours and design talks to theater, art, and an evening of drag, here's what to mark up that calendar with this week in Phoenix.

Taliesin West Behind the Scenes Tour

Few people and places are as synonymous as Frank Lloyd Wright and Arizona. In fact, it's damn near impossible to talk about the former without mentioning the latter. The celebrated architect called the Grand Canyon State home, living in a winter retreat called Taliesen West for more than 20 years.

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Phoenix's Madison Clarke to Compete at New Balance High School Tennis Championship

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Madison Clarke will compete in the first-ever New Balance High School Tennis Championships.
This week teen tennis stars will have the chance to take their net-side skills to the national level, including Phoenix's own Madison Clarke.

The Xavier College Preparatory junior will be joining 127 other young promising athletes representing 33 states as they compete for the title of the first-ever New Balance High School Tennis Championship presented by the United States Tennis Association (UTSA), Monday, July 21, through Thursday, July 24, at Harvard University's Beren Tennis Center.

For those who have followed Clarke's high school athletic career, her spot in the national championship may not come as much of a surprise. The Phoenix native has won the American Family Insurance Arizona high school girls tennis player of the year award for two years running and consecutive state championships for the Xavier team, including the state singles title at the 2014 Arizona State Tennis Tournament.

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Tempe Filmmaker Cary Truelick: 100 Creatives

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True Story Films
Meet the filmmaker.

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 48. Cary Truelick.

Like many creatives who venture to Phoenix, Cary Truelick wasn't planning on staying.

But after graduating from ASU in 1993, he consistently found film and TV work that kept him in the Valley. He got his start working as studio manager at Production Masters, which later became Great Scott Productions. Truelick went on to work as Great Scott's creative director, before branching out and co-founding post-production company Copper Post in 2001. In 2002, he founded production company True Story Films.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Comedian Russell Peters is in town.
What summer slowdown? Phoenix, this weekend's chock full of possibilities from poetry slams and comedy to visual art and a borderline bonkers bike ride. Take your pick.

Russell Peters

Someone's going to get a hurt. Or, most likely, some big laughs. That's because globe-trotting comedian Russell Peters has put together a new set of material and is taking it on the road.

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Wrestling Legend Bill Goldberg on What It Takes to Be a Real Man These Days

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Bill Goldberg is scheduled to appear at Clickjab Wrestling Fan Fest on Saturday, July 19, in Phoenix.
Bill Goldberg is what you'd call a "man's man." He spent the early part of the 1990s smashing bodies in the NFL before transforming into a professional wrestler and doing much the same, mowing down opponents and becoming a legend in both the WWE and its now-defunct competitor, World Championship Wrestling.

And since leaving the ring a decade ago, the grappler formerly known as "The Man" has parlayed his fame into following many of his multifaceted passions in life (most of which are of a masculine nature) such as starring in action-packed films like The Longest Yard and Half Past Dead 2, serving as an MMA color commentator, opening his own gym, and hosting such cable TV shows as Garage Mahal and Biker Build-Off, owing to his love of muscle cars, automotive culture, and racing.

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Phoenix Bikes App Gives Free Tips and Tricks to Valley Cyclists

Courtney Pedroza
Do you bike in Phoenix? Then this app is for you.
Let's face it: Phoenix and the surrounding cities aren't exactly the easiest to navigate in terms of cycling. Where one bike lane ends, swerving, speeding vehicular traffic begins. Even more bicycle-friendly places like Scottsdale and Tempe suffer from these infrastructural issues. However, figuring out the basics of biking in Phoenix just got a little easier, thanks to the Phoenix Bikes app.

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