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  • Chance of a ghost: Week of the Dead offers variety of haunts, old & new

    Oct 6, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon The “Week of the Dead” is a week of events and workshops leading up to the Day of the Dead that promote the art, culture, history, and folklore of Arizona. Each of the events benefits its respective non-profit and sponsors including the Prescott Center for the Arts, Smoki Museum, West Yavapai Guidance Center, and Yavapai Cemetery Association. “Day of the Dead” art exhibit • Oct. 2-Nov. 2: Art show featuring Día de los Muertos-themed pieces. Benefits the Prescott Center for the Arts. (PCA Gallery, 208 N. Marina St., 928-445-3286, free admission) “Ghost Feast” • Oct. 11: A dinner-theatre-inspired evening of tapas and “Ghost Talk TOO!” teasers on the El Gato Azul patio. (El Gato Azul World Bistro, 316 W. Goodwin St., 928-445-1070, $30, RSVP) Ghost Talk TOO!” • 6, 7:30, & 9 p.m. Oct. 21,22, 27 & 28: Period costumes, creepy props, mood lighting, eerie sound effects, spooky sets, special effects, and more adorns a series of vignettes in this multi-genre ode to Arizona history and folklore. Directed by Erica Muse, written by Parker Anderson. (Prescott Center for the Arts Stage TOO!, alley between Cortez and Marina streets behind PCA, 928-445-3286, $10-$13) “Historic Cemetery Walk” • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28: Dearly departed spirits from Arizona’s past tell their stories on this hour-long guided tour through the gravesites of Yavapai County pioneers. (Citizens Cemetery, 815

  • A life & death matter: Stephen Jenkinson talks about dying wisely

    Oct 6, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Stephen Jenkinson, teacher, author, and subject of the documentary “Griefwalker.” Jenkinson is in Prescott for three events. He’s speaking 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Peregrine Book Co., 219 N. Cortez St. He’ll be at a screening of “Griefwalker,” 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Davis Learning Center, 3700 Willow Creek Road, $25. He’s giving one of his signature talks, “Die Wise: Making meaning of the Ending of Days,” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the ERAU Davis Learning Center, 3700 Willow Creek Road, $115. Find out more and purchase tickets at OrphanWisdom.Com.] You’re known for speaking and writing about dying and death. How did you get into that? Well, I’m not employed by anybody; it’s an arbitrary call in that sense. I don’t have a job title or anything like that. The entire enterprise is self-appointed. The intention is to call into deep question the prevailing attitudes in the death trade. It’s a task I’ve given myself. What can people expect from your talks? You’re asking me about people’s expectations and that’s for them to answer, not me. The easiest way to say it is that I’m not in the customer satisfaction business. I’m not selling anything. What people’s expectations are, I couldn’t begin to guess. I could say that even if you

  • (A GRAND TOUR): Take a trip on the 10th annual Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon Art doesn’t occur in a vacuum; there’s a context in which it’s made. The artist who makes it, herself, is a defining aspect of that context. So, how do you get to know an artist? Well, the obvious approach is to ask her about her art. (That happened, and you can read the results here.) But there’s also her space and her relationship to that space. There are the little details, the way an artist organizes (or doesn’t) every little thing. An artist’s space is a reflection of herself and is, in a way, a work of art in and of itself. But all of that’s pedantic. Wouldn’t you rather meet the artists and see their spaces for yourself? Well, you’re in luck as it’s almost time for the Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, you can visit 60 juried artists at 40 private studios (plus an additional 38 artists at 4 art centers) and see them in their creative spaces. It’s a self-guided tour and spans the entire Quad Cities. Find out more and see a map of locations at PrescottStudioTour.Com. This event is sponsored by the Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery. ***** Abby Brill, Abby’s Pots, 426 S. Alarcon, Prescott, ceramics How would you describe your work? I do almost exclusively functional work. I try to create

  • So real, Surreal: Slade Graves & (good) co. close an art show

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Markoff Chaney It starts with an image, “I am the Baby Jesus.” See it up there? That’s it. (Probably should’ve put a cutline somewhere; this’ll suffice.) Per the image, Slade Graves did that. It was the first image in what became a new body of work she’s showing this month at the Raven Café. “I am the Baby Jesus,” which is also the name of a draft chapter from an in-progress book by Michaela Carter. And, oh yeah, there’s an art opening — no, no, no, a closing! — and there’s going to be a reading, and poetry, and dancing, and I’ve waited far too long to mention Surrealism, which is a PART of this. Maybe I should just let Slade and her artistic director, Valerye Jeffries, explain. … ***** [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and artist Slade Graves and Valerye Jeffries, artistic director of Slade’s art closing. Slade’s art closing is after-hours, probably around 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Raven Café, 142 N. Cortez St., 928-717-0009, RavenCafe.Com, $5 donation, bar operating, no food.] Where did the idea for this show come from? Graves: I think it started with us finding out about the Prescott Society for Surrealism, which was founded in 1939 by Hattie Safford. It was an entirely female branch of Surrealism that had little contact with the

  • Thought for food: Amber Bosworth digs into ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Amber Bosworth, director of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” and artistic director of 4AM Productions. “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” a 4AM Productions event, is 6 & 8 p.m. Sept. 29 & 30 & Oct. 6 & 7 at Stage TOO, North Cortez Street Alley, between Willis and Sheldon streets, 928-445-3286, 5LezEating.BPT.Me. Tickets are $17 online, $22 door.] What’s “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” about? Well, it’s about five women, all members of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. It takes place in the 1950s, and they’re doing a quiche breakfast every year for this sisterhood. Again, it’s the 1950s, and, basically, when the bomb hits and all hell breaks loose, they end up in a bunker and they’re the last people left. They live together and, of course, all their secrets come out. All of them but one basically admit that they’re lesbians. They weren’t able to live their truth, but the bomb changes things and it’s time for them to be true to themselves. Would you tell us about the characters? There’s Lulie, and she’s the president of the group. She’s very patriotic, very gung ho at the beginning, and then everything changes for her. There’s Dale: She’s never looked at man since she was 3-years-old and

  • A spirited show: Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit return to ’Tis

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood Perhaps you’ve heard tell of the wild costumes, of famous works of art and artists come to life. Maybe you’ve heard about the ludicrously affordable Art SWOOP: for a $25 ticket, $25 that directly benefits art education programs via ’Tis Art Center & Gallery, you get to take home an original piece of art by one the area’s finest fine artists. The whole FUNdraising bacchanal — officially the 12” x 12” Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit Costume Party — is nigh. It’s 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, as a matter of fact. Entry is free. SWOOP tickets are $25. You can find out more via the ’Tis website, TisArtGallery.Com. ***** The 12” x 12” Art SWOOP & Creative Spirit Costume party  is 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Third Floor Banquet Hall of ’Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., TisArtGallery.Com, free entry, $25 SWOOP tickets

  • What’s in a name?: Heinrich Lyle debuts ‘Shameless Dick’

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Heinrich Lyle, author of “Shameless Dick: Odyssey of a Cad.” Lyle has a book reading, time TBA Saturday, Sept. 16 at Peregrine Book Co., 219 N. Cortez St., 928-445-9000, PeregrineBookCompany.Com.] Why don’t you introduce yourself and your new book? I’m Heinrich Lyle, and I’ve lived in Arizona for about 11 years. Moved here from Los Angeles, where I was an actor, and I’m the author of “Shameless Dick: Odyssey of a Cad.” That project was really conceived years ago, when I was in college. It went through a few different incarnations. For a while, it was a musical play. I even wrote a few crazy songs for it. Then it was a straight narrative novel, but I stalled half way through it and shelved it for a couple of years. Then, one day, I was reading Dante’s “Inferno” and I kind of likened that story to my story: This is one man’s descent into his own hell, into purgatory. I also liked the terza rima style, those three-line stanzas, but I didn’t want to follow the rhyme pattern because I thought that’d be kind of tedious for the reader. I just liked that idea and aesthetic on the page. Once I had that, I worked out the whole thing and finished it in a

  • Moon dance: The total solar eclipse of 2017 comes to Prescott (and, you know, everywhere else in the U.S.)

    Jul 25, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon The last time it happened was Feb. 26, 1979. It’s been more than 38 years since that event: a total solar eclipse visible across the contiguous U.S. And, on Monday, Aug. 21, you can see it again — hey, stop staring: that’s the Sun! — from right here in good ol’ Prescott. The partial eclipse lasts two to three hours, though it won’t reach totality here. Prescott’s zenith is a 75 percent eclipse around 10:30 a.m. There’s a deluge of information about the eclipse online, but if you want to experience some local flair, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better gathering than that hosted by the Prescott Astronomy Club. From 9 a.m. through noon, at the Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 E. Civic Circle, in P.V., there’ll be presentations, displays, hands-on activities, and more. Below, Adam England, publicity coordinator for the Prescott Astronomy Club, shares some info about the event. ***** What does the Prescott Astronomy Club have in store for the solar eclipse? The event, itself, is 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, Aug. 21. There’ll be presentations. One is from members of the Prescott Astronomy Clubs with telescopes with filters so people can view the Sun and Moon in real time. There’s also a local photography club who’ll show how to safely photograph the sun before, during, and after an eclipse, as well as any other time,

  • The main drag: The ladies (& gent) of 4 A.M. Productions’ ‘Drag Time’

    Jul 25, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood We here at 5enses have lobbied pretty hard for drag as a medium in Prescott. We’ve talked to queens, interviewed the event organizer, and just, in general, tried to get the word out. You know what people really respond to, though? Pictures. And, girl, do we have pictures for you today. And, oh yeah, there’s another drag show coming up. … Drag Time • 7 & 9 p.m. Aug. 18 & 19: 4AM Productions presents “Drag Time,” hosted by Aimee V Justice with the talents of DeeJay Galaxy, Piper M Shay, and CoCo St. James. (Prescott Center for the Arts Stage Too, alley between Cortez and Marina streets behind Prescott Center for the Arts, 208 N. Marina St., DragTime.BPT.ME, $15 advance, $20 door) Plus, a special message from 4AM Productions: “With the success of the shows and the support of the Prescott Center for the Arts, the amazing, talented Phoenix drag community, Greater Yavapai LGBTQ Coalition, and the volunteer crew of 4AM Productions, we are proud to be announcing we will be adding plays and other events. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and our new website 4AMProductions.Net for up and coming events and shows.”

  • Moon the Sun: A pretty pair of ecliptic poems

    Jul 25, 17 • ndemarino • 5enses, FeatureNo CommentsRead More »

    By William Topaz McGonagall “The Beautiful Sun” Beautiful Sun! with thy golden rays, To God, the wise Creator, be all praise; For thou nourisheth all the creation, Wherever there is found to be animation. Without thy heat we could not live, Then praise to God we ought to give; For thou makest the fruits and provisions to grow, To nourish all creatures on earth below. Thou makest the hearts of the old feel glad, Likewise the young child and the lad, And the face of Nature to look green and gay, And the little children to sport and play. Thou also givest light unto the Moon, Which certainly is a very great boon To all God’s creatures here below, Throughout the world where’er they go. How beautiful thou look’st on a summer morn, When thou sheddest thy effulgence among the yellow corn, Also upon lake, and river, and the mountain tops, Whilst thou leavest behind the most lovely dewdrops! How beautiful thou seem’st in the firmament above, As I gaze upon thee, my heart fills with love To God, the great Creator, Who has placed thee there, Who watches all His creatures with an eye of care! Thou makest the birds to sing on the tree, Also by meadow, mountain, and lea; And the lark high poised up in air, Carolling its little song with its heart free from care

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