Greg Eveloff of Phoenix's The Clotherie Dies

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Greg Eveloff, CEO and owner of The Clotherie in Phoenix, has died.
Greg Eveloff, CEO and owner of The Clotherie and Bonafide Goods at the Biltmore Fashion Park, died over Labor Day weekend. He was 60 years old.

The local businessman was snorkeling in Maui with his family on Saturday, August 31, when he unexpectedly lost consciousness. Eveloff was pulled to shore and given CPR but was declared dead before arriving at the hospital, according to a report from the Republic.


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Charles Bowden Dead at 69

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Charles Bowden has died.
Charles Bowden died Saturday, August 30, at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to Tucson Weekly.

The author and journalist was born in Tucson, Arizona, and formerly wrote for the Tucson Citizen and contributed to New Times. He was 69.

As a nonfiction author, Bowden wrote about the Southwest, penning environmentally conscious works and spending decades writing about the region's underbelly, the War on Drugs, and the city of Juárez in particular.


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Native Phoenix Artists Make Strong Showing in Santa Fe

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Niba Castillo
Mural by Breeze and Colton Brock

Phoenix artists are no stranger to The City Different -- that is Santa Fe, New Mexico. And last week some major things happened for Phoenix artists in the Land of Enchantment. During the third weekend of August, artists, and creative types gather in New Mexico for the annual Indian Market, gallery openings, new exhibits, films, fashion shows, and concerts that celebrate Native creativity. In addition to all that, this year there was a new market launched. Here's a rundown on all the Phoenix-related happenings from pop-up style events and murals to gallery openings and new markets.


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Jonathan Adler Store Opens Today at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park

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Jonathan Adler is known to visit Arizona every once in a while, but as of Friday, August 22, he's here to stay.

Well, his aesthetic is anyway. Today the New York-based modern home furnishings designer opens a boutique that's his fourth largest and 27th overall at Phoenix's Biltmore Fashion Park.

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Bassim Al-Shaker's Phoenix Studio Robbed; 10 Paintings Stolen

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This is one of the 10 paintings that was stolen from Bassim Al Shaker's studio.

Bassim Al-Shaker's Phoenix art studio was robbed on the morning of Monday, August 18.

Ten paintings were stolen from Al-Shaker's space at Fourth and McKinley streets in the former location of Nancy Hill's Hazel & Violet. He's been painting there since July. The studio is a quick walk from his residence at Combine Studios, where the Iraqi-born creative formerly worked as an international artist in residence through ASU Art Museum.

Al-Shaker is reportedly devastated.

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Mary Stephens Leaves Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center

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Becky Bartkowski
Mary Stephens sits in the common room at Phoenix Hostel.

Mary Stephens announced via Facebook on Sunday, August 17, that she had left Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center as of August 15 to focus on other projects.

The Phoenix native, who won a Big Brain Award earlier this year, had owned the 25-bed hostel since 2010, when she bought it from her mother.

Without Stephens at the helm, the future of the hostel isn't quite clear.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Announces 2014 Good 'N Plenty Award Finalists

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Amy Gochoel
One of these finalists will take one of these home August 29.
Corpse puppets? Shakespearean bikes rides? Eagle Scouts wearing Human Rights Campaign badges instead of their American flag ones?

These are just a few of the projects proposed by the finalists of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's Good 'N Plenty Award. This community-generated award isn't like other arts awards, though. It's meant to fund a project that's fun and original but addresses a concern or interest of an individual's community.


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Lauren Bacall Dead at 89

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Lauren Bacall was famed for "The Look," shown here.

Actress Lauren Bacall has died. She had a massive stroke on Tuesday, August 12, in New York City, according to TMZ. She was 89.

The Golden Age of Hollywood film star was known for her husky voice and "The Look," Bacall's way of posing for stills in which she'd put her chin to her chest and look up toward the camera.

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Robin Williams Dead at 63

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Robin Williams has died of an apparent suicide, according to multiple news outlets including Entertainment Weekly and TMZ.

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Phoenix Police Arrest 3 in Connection With Robbery of WWE Wrestler Daniel Bryan's Home

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Benjamin Leatherman
Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson (left) with the WWE's Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella at a press conference on July 25.
The Phoenix Police Department has reportedly wrestled up a few more suspects in the recent burglary of WWE superstar Daniel Bryan's home.

According to Sergeant Tommy Thompson, a department spokesman, police arrested three individuals on Wednesday who are believed to be involved with a break-in last month at the pro wrestler's residence in Arcadia.


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