Eats and Beats

Courtesy of Lucky Lenny

Tonight Flagstaff kicks off a yearlong party leading up to next year’s 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. Every astronaut who ever walked on the Moon spent time training here. Part of tonight’s celebration is a performance by the band Lucky Lenny. They will perform a bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon.”  In the latest installment of Eats and Beats, we hear musician Shawn Dennehy talk about reimagining the iconic 1973 album.


Justin Regan

Some kids at a summer camp in Flagstaff are learning how to cook with a special type of protein. It’s locally sourced, free range and has six legs. It’s bug camp. The kids spend a week learning all about insects and on the final day, create a unique bug banquet. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats: stories about food and music, we hear about the menu. Everything from sautéed grasshoppers to worm pesto and candied crickets. 


Aaron Granillo/KNAU

There’s an unexpected collaboration brewing in the city of Flagstaff. Public libraries and microbreweries are pairing literature and local beer to promote library use in an age of digital reading. The social event, “Books and Brews,” rotates locations every month, most recently at Flagstaff Brewing Company. In this latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats, stories about food and music, we put the “pub” in public library.

Eats and Beats: Teachers Rock the Red for Ed Band

Jun 1, 2018
Travis Doerfler

One of the most well-known school anthems of all time is “School’s Out” by Arizona rocker Alice Cooper. But a different band stole the spotlight this school year: The Red for Ed Band. It’s made up of hundreds of Arizona teachers, and they took center stage at the capitol during a massive teacher walkout for better school funding and pay. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats, we hear from some of the band members who used music as an instrument of protest.


Ryan Heinsius

It’s not unusual for local elected officials to have second jobs. But they’re not all as cool as Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans’ moonlighting gig as a DJ. Every Friday night for the last few years Evans, also known as DJ Baby Shady, has been spinning tunes at the Arizona Roadhouse in east Flagstaff. In the latest installment of KNAU’s series Eats and Beats, Mayor Evans queues up some of her favorite songs in the DJ booth.


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