Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on May 29, 1988 · Page 61
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 61

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, May 29, 1988
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Sunday, May 29, 1988 The Arizona Republic E7 CRASH founders seek to land new arts complex in Phoenix By Andrew Means . The Arizona Republic In the past couple of years CRASH has established itself as an avant-garde arts venue in the unlikely surroundings of an industrial area. Music groups such as The Meat Puppets and Skinny Puppy have played there, against a backdrop of visual art exhibits. Now organizers of CRASH want to turn their attention to downtown Phoenix. A proposal has been made to the city's Community and Economic Development Department to convert a city-owned former fechouse at 429 W. Jackson St. into an arts center, said CRASH'S Helen Hestcncs. As proposed, the icehouse would house a nightclub, facilities for artists and a book andor video library. Outside would be a sculpture garden. Equipment has been supplied by major companies, such as computer manufacturer Apple, for similar projects in Los Angeles, Hestenes said. "It's really something that's needed because a lot of artists have to leave (Phoenix) because they don't have the facilities." The building would be operated by a non-profit investment group that would be independent of CRASH Popular Music (which would continue at its present site, 1500 S. Seventh St.), Hestenes said. Also envisaged is the conversion of another downtown building into housing and studios for artists. "Phoenix could actually have a hip area," Hestenes said. "I don't think the city realizes how quickly that could happen. It could revitalize that area." Nothing can happen, however, until the city decides whether to approve a sports stadium in the area of the icehouse. A decision could take months, and CRASH organizers don't want to invest in a building that may be bulldozed. So far, at least, city government has given them some reason to hope. "Everybody was very pleased with the concept," said Denee McKinley, project manager for the community and economic development department. "It certainly has potential." Depending on the eventual stadium plan, there is even a possibility that there is room for a stadium and an arts center, McKinley said. Now that sounds hip. Imagine the Meat Puppets singing the national anthem for a Cardinals game. '88 for 88s The date may be coincidence, harmonica player Bill Tarsha says, but 1988 is turning out to be a vintage year for the Rocket 88s. The Phoenix blues quartet will be seen and heard in a two-hour TV movie to be aired by NBC, probably in the summer, Tarsha said. "It's kind of like a takeoff on Dukes ofllazzard and Dirty Dancing that kind of thing," he explained. Apparently, producers of the movie asked the Rockets to take part after hearing their music on a California radio station. 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