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Past articles by MacKenzie:

Carrying on tradition: Flagstaff Tattoo Company celebrates root of the art

Shortly after Flagstaff Tattoo Company switches on its neon open sign and unlocks its doors to welcome clients on a recent Tuesday afternoon, two uniformed Flagstaff Police Department officers walk → Read More

Playful but deep: ‘Postbiological Mutations’ molded outside the box

Tristyn Bustamante was in the first grade when she first created something with clay. → Read More

Good spread, good bread: Dank Sammies feeds late-night crowds at the Green Room

The waning summer marks the start of a busy season for many businesses downtown as they prepare for the crowds of students exploring their new home. Among them, venues promote → Read More

One opportunity away: Shan Dan Horan takes musicians under his wing in upcoming TV show

As president of Outerloop Records and with more than 10 years of experience through various roles in the ever-changing music industry, Shan Dan Horan is no stranger to its intricacies. → Read More

Waste not: Sustainability at forefront of second annual Arizona Mead & Cider Festival

On a bright Saturday morning, 13 judges gather in the Gregg Cabin on the Pioneer Museum grounds to sample homebrewed mead and cider for the second annual homebrew competition, part → Read More

An afternoon of unity: Daniel Nahmod, Lucky Lenny to perform benefit show

It took six years of “pretending to be a computer programmer” before singer-songwriter Daniel Nahmod realized what he was meant to do. → Read More

Beauty in collaboration: Aloft Circus Arts’ ‘Brave Space’ celebrates trust

It’s not quite a safe space, although all are welcome. It’s also not a specific, tangible place. Rather, Aloft Circus Arts’ Brave Space brings audiences face to face with their → Read More

Curiouser and curiouser: Theatrikos brings touching story of family to Flagstaff stage

When Wellington, the dog, is murdered, it sets off a chain of reactions in a quiet England neighborhood. Teenager Christopher discovers the body, impaled by a garden fork on a → Read More

Newly-formed Coconino Community Theatre looks forward to building connections

Those who have the acting bug know the lure of the stage is strong. For a newly formed theater group in Munds Park, just 20 miles south of Flagstaff, offering → Read More

Going big: Liquiterra Designs on staying motivated and finding their niche

It only takes one glance inside Scott Moore’s downtown home to know an artist lives here. A series of abstract paintings line the wall above a paint-stained drafting table, and → Read More

Orchestra Northern Arizona celebrates 10 years with original composition by Karim Elmahmoudi

When Los Angeles-based composer Karim Elmahmoudi stood on the causeway at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to witness a SpaceX launch last year, his childhood passion was finally realized. → Read More

Roots and Boots Music Camp offers creative environment for musicians to build on skills

Bluegrass and acoustic music enthusiasts now have a chance to develop their skills outside of organic jam sessions at Pickin’ in the Pines or workshops at the Flagstaff Folk Festival. → Read More

Photographer Susan Tatterson highlights Arizona’s past with book of abandoned sites

Following a boom of Southwest settlements between the late 1800s and early 1900s, an even faster decline saw ephemeral towns forgotten as gold or copper reserves dried up. Later, roadside → Read More

NAU Lyric Theater's 'The Light in the Piazza'

As the saying goes, the heart wants what it wants. Among the romantic architecture and cozy cobblestones of Italy, a young Southern woman on vacation finds love despite the language → Read More

Taking the leap: The Band Perry finds authenticity with new dark pop sound

We are all multifaceted beings encompassing complex emotions and tastes that vary from day to day. Our perceptions are wholly unique, shaped by our experiences, and character is always so → Read More

Viola Awards celebrate another year of the arts and sciences

As Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans addressed the crowd at the 11th annual Viola Awards on Saturday night at Northern Arizona University’s High Country Conference Center, she spoke about the power → Read More

Violins of Hope brings life back into Holocaust-era instruments

“If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible.” –Rabbi Nachman of Breslev → Read More

Flagstaff architect sees Roden Crater through from beginning to end

The typical project for Flagstaff architect Paul Bustamante involves designing blueprints for restaurants, corporate and residential buildings or an expansion of Northern Arizona University. But for the past 24 years, → Read More

NAU Theatre's production of 'The Effect' explores mental health issues

What if the things we perceive in the world aren’t truly real? Can we trust our emotions? What about when an experimental drug is added to the mix? → Read More

Open Doors: Art in Actions's 'Honoring Elders' raises awareness of social issues

Local painter Kathi Baron has set out to dispel assumptions surrounding old age with her exhibit “Honoring Elders,” the newest iteration of the ongoing Open Doors: Art in Action series → Read More