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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Oct. 6-8

Oct 8, 2023, 6:00 PM

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View of the downtown Phoenix, Arizona city skyline as seen from South Mountain Park, August 28, 2018. (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

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PHOENIX — The Rocky Horror Picture Show will celebrate its 48th anniversary with a stop in Phoenix with one of the original movie stars, Second Sundays on Mill returned and the Arizona Supreme Court lowered the minimum score to pass the state bar exam.

Here are some of the biggest stories that headlined the Arizona news cycle over the weekend.


‘Rocky Horror’ to tour in Phoenix with original cast member

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will celebrate its 48th anniversary with two tours and one of them is stopping in Phoenix with one of the original movie stars.

Barry Bostwick, who played “Brad Majors” in the movie, will stop in the Valley, as well as San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami and Pittsburgh. The show in Phoenix at the Celebrity Theatre will take place Monday at 8 p.m.

“Forty-eight years ago, Susan Sarandon and I jumped off a plane in London and into a world we never could have expected to be honoring and celebrating all these years later,” Bostwick said in a release. “A family of weirdos and consummate professionals.


Second Sundays on Mill returns to downtown Tempe this weekend

Second Sundays on Mill returned to downtown Tempe this Sunday.

The free-admission, family-friendly outdoor market located on Mill Avenue between Third Street and University Drive will exhibit live music and entertainment, snack vendors, homemade goods and gifts from local artisans and more.

This Sunday’s event included Tempe’s Got Talent! The talent showcase will feature musicians, poets, jugglers, hula hoopers and more.


Arizona Supreme Court lowers minimum score to pass state bar exam

The Arizona Supreme Court has lowered the minimum passing score for the state bar exam.

Attorneys who pass the bar exam are licensed to practice law within their particular jurisdiction.

The minimum passing score, which was 273, is now 270 for the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), according to a press release.


No bidders emerge for Legacy Sports Park in Mesa; future still uncertain

The auction for the 320-acre Legacy Sports Park in Mesa has been canceled after no bidders registered, according to documents filed Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

An auction for the park was set to take place Oct. 5, but Legacy Cares Inc., the nonprofit that owns the youth and amateur sports complex, made the court aware that it has not received any bid satisfying the requirements for a “Qualified Bid” under the Bid Procedures Order, which was approved by a federal bankruptcy judge.

Legacy Cares and its advisers must use “reasonable business judgment” to determine who is considered a qualified bidder, the documents said.


5 people critically injured in fiery crash in west PhoenixNo bidders emerge for Legacy Sports Park in Mesa; future still uncertain

Five people were critically injured in a multi-vehicle accident in west Phoenix early Saturday.

The accident occurred near the 101 and Thomas Road at approximately 3 a.m., according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Three vehicles were involved in the crash and one became fully engulfed in fire.

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Weekend wrap-up: Here are the biggest Arizona stories from Oct. 6-8