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SCOT February 2023 Page 70

DISPATC H ART NEW BEGINNINGS Phoenix Art Museum makes local and regional artists its focus. BY KAMY SMELSER Phoenix Art Museum has a welcoming and playful entry. C 70 MODER N LU X U RY PHOTO COURTESY OF PHOENIX ART MUSEUM hristian Ramírez takes on Phoenix Art Museum’s ( new role as assistant curator of contemporary and community art initiatives—the first of its kind in the museum’s history that will focus on creating meaningful programs and exhibitions to elevate artists working in Ar

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DISPATC H NOW IN SCOTTSDALE Introducing Arizona’s local candy charcuterie boards and North America’s fi rst landscape hotel, February and March usher in new and exciting local indulgences and experiences. BY KAMY SMELSER ENDLESS POSSIBILITY Stay Immersed in Red Rock Country, the fi rst landscape hotel in North America sets its guests under the stars of the Sedona sky, next to the iconic red rocks of the surrounding nature. Ambiente— made up of 40 cube-shaped, glass atriums—opened in December and

Hyundai and Kia Thefts Soar in Chicago, What Can Drivers Do To Protect Themselves?

A wave of Hyundai and Kia vehicle thefts is now, on average, resulting in 45 cars stolen every day in Chicago, an analysis by NBC 5 Responds found.

While auto thefts in general are on the rise in the city, Hyundai and Kia drivers are more vulnerable than others given a hidden security flaw inside that was uncovered and shared on social media last year.

Some older Hyundai and Kia models made from 2010 to 2021 lack a device called a standard immobilizer, which prevents a car from starting withou

Where Do Air Travel Complaints Stand Ahead of Holiday Travel? There's Good News (And Bad)

After epic airline failures this past summer, many passengers bracing for holiday travel chaos may be in for a pleasant surprise.

NBC 5 Responds found many signs that air travel has improved in the last four months, from the number of flights delayed or canceled, to consumer complaints in general.

That progress is reflected in the numbers: During the week of Thanksgiving, flight tracking company FlightAware reported less than half of one percent of all flights were canceled. FlightAware spokes

Column: From intimidation to pride, I look back with immense gratitude and awe for this staff

I remember sitting in my high school newspaper class flipping through the Chronicle’s website as a senior getting ready for my Columbia experience as a journalism major.

“Fat Tuesday: glazed with heritage,” was the first article I came across and was instantly intrigued by the Chronicle’s coverage not only on campus, but on the culture and people in Chicago.

From then on, I knew working for the Chronicle would be a goal of mine, though I had no idea how I would acquire a position on its staff.

Bleached eyebrows and baby tees: Columbia students circle back to fashion trends of the past

Whether rocking a flared jean silhouette from the ’70s or flaunting a puffer coat from the early 2000s, Columbia students have taken to a range of styles and trends worn in past eras of fashion.

Lauren Peters, an assistant professor in the Fashion Department, said this phenomenon is due to the “20 year trend cycle,” as trends from the past present themselves as familiar, yet fresh.

“It really is just the nature of trend cycles,” Peters said. “There’s a lot of talk now about micro-trends, espec

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DISPATC H NOW IN SCOTTSDALE WINTER DELIGHTS Immerse yourself in the decadence of Scottsdale with these new and upcoming experiences. BY KAMY SMELSER Nayon Iovino in The Four Temperaments 38 MODER N LU X U RY PHOTO BY ROSALIE O’CONNOR Taking his place as the new resident choreographer at Ballet Arizona, Nayon Iovino continues his journey with the professional ballet company since joining as a dancer in 2012. Over the years, he has choreographed nine works, and, in 2019, he was selected to attend

HBSC November 2922 Page 72

LIVING IN SCOTTSDALE realty buzz DOMESTIC BLISS The luxury home market continues to sizzle in Scottsdale with new communities emerging and a record-breaking close. By Kamy Smelser Set high above the Silverleaf community, Altitude was sold at a record-breaking $28.1 million, making it the most expensive listing to close in Arizona history. The 21,150-square-foot luxury home was impressively sold under one month of being listed, which is a proud feat for Laura Briggs, a Russ Lyon Sotheby’s Interna

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DISPATC H PROFILE A CONVERSATION WITH… Gilbert native Frankie McNellis stars in Netflix’s summer musical feature film, 13: The Musical. BY KAMY SMELSER FRANKIE MCNELLIS What was it like leading the song “Opportunity,” which was known as the most elaborate musical number in the film? Working on this number was honestly the coolest experience of my life. I think ‘Opportunity’ is such a unique number in the film because not only does [my character] Lucy break the fourth wall, but there is so much g

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DISPATC H NOW IN HAWAI‘I NEW BEGINNINGS Welcome in the new season with experiences coming to Hawai‘i for locals and tourists alike. BY KAMY SMELSER SHOP Th e Shops at Wailea welcomed Faherty, a premium men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and lifestyle brand that chose Maui as its fi rst tropical home. “Maui is one of my favorite places in the world, and opening our fi rst Hawai‘i store here is defi nitely a standout moment in the nearly 10-year journey of our brand,” says founder and CEO Alex

Hyundai and Kia Owners Across Chicago Latest Victims of 'Trendy' Theft Wave

A crime wave targeting unsuspecting drivers across the country has now hit many communities across Chicago in a big way.

Thieves are targeting older Hyundai and Kia model cars, all with a major security flaw inside that was brought to light months ago in a series of videos shared on social media.

Records released to NBC 5 Responds by the Chicago Police Department show these thefts have skyrocketed since May, amounting to a third of all vehicle thefts reported citywide in the month of August al
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Stuck in a hula hoop: How children's ballet schools reopened their doors for in-person classes

“Can you blow up your bubble for me?” Misha Woodward asks her two-year-old ballet students. “That's our special bubble; we don't want to pop our friends' bubbles. We've got to keep them extra safe.”

These ballet students dressed in their poofy tutus, perfect ballerina buns and face masks sit criss-crossed on their pink polka-dot taped to the floor that’s designed to keep them six feet from other students.

Ms. Misha, as her ballerinas call her, sits on the opposite side of the lavender and bubblegum pink colored room as she directs her students to stretch out as they prepare an imaginary pizza.

'We're surviving:' How parents of children with special needs adjusted to the initial shutdown

Chicago parent Ali Goodman was able to deftly juggle career and family responsibilities until the coronavirus outbreak thrust her into a situation requiring all of her attention and energy.

“We’re surviving,” said Goodman, mother of six-year-old Jackson who was diagnosed with autism at age three and two-year-old Jordan. “How are we more tired now than we were before? They require more brain power to keep them entertained all day.”

Goodman is one of a number of Chicago parents who were turned into homeschool teachers of their children with special needs by the pandemic. Tackling challenges such as adjusting to a new routine and juggling being a mom, remote working, now homeschool teacher and personal therapist.