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This weekend is our 3rd annual vinyl art show.
Great art, great music... it should be quite a party.

Fill in the Groove 2 pictureOur most-popular art show is back for a third straight year! and Hoodlums are proud to announce our 3rd Annual Fill in the Groove Vinyl Art Show.  The show will premiere with an artist opening this Saturday, February 26th.  We'll have live music, light refreshments, and phenomenally creative album art from all over the world.  Click the links and check out the pictures from the first and second shows and you'll see what we mean.


Date: Saturday, February 26th
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Hoodlums Music and Movies


As a super bonus, we asked our friend, and longtime Valley DJ and music historian Johnny D. (aka. John Dixon) to DJ our event... and he has agreed to do so.  That means he'll be bringing his crates of rare soul, funk, and rock 45's to entertain the hoodlums, the artists, and you.  It also means that we intend to turn the event into a party.


We really would love to see you there.  Like all of our events, it's FREE and open to everyone.  

Friday's Community Movie Night, The Art of the Steal,
will feature the SMoCA director as our speaker! 

Once a month, Hoodlums gets together with Changing Hands Bookstore and present Community Movie Night.  We show a FREE movie at Changing Hands, and then we discuss it.


All movies start at 6PM.  All movies are FREE.  All movies are shown at Changing Hands Bookstore.


This month's movie: The Art of the Steal.


When: Friday, February 25:


Synopsis: Born into a working-class family in Philadelphia, Albert C. Barnes was a man who through hard work and determination became a doctor and medical researcher, founding a successful pharmaceutical firm that made him a multimillionaire. As his fortune grew, Barnes developed a taste for art and in time assembled one of the world's most remarkable private collections, featuring original paintings by Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, C�zanne, and many other important artists. Barnes relied on his own instincts rather than the advice of experts when he bought paintings, and he had little use for the pretentious attitudes of Philadelphia's art collectors and high society; the animosity between Barnes and the city's art establishment grew to the point that in 1922 he opened the Barnes Foundation, a private gallery where he kept his collection rather than share it with institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Barnes Foundation was open by invitation only, and the doctor preferred to have his collection seen by students and serious art lovers rather than those he felt didn't appreciate the work. Barnes died in 1951, and made strict provisions in his will that his collection was not to be sold, lent to other museums, or removed from the grounds of the Barnes Foundation. Lincoln University, a traditionally African-American college, was appointed to oversee the foundation's collection. But after the death of Barnes' prot�g�e Violette de Mazia in 1988, Lincoln University's trustees took full control of the collection, now estimated to be worth 25 billion dollars, and a number of individuals and organizations inexperienced in the world of art laid hands upon the Barnes archive. The Art of the Steal is a documentary by Don Argott that explores how greed, political power, and good intentions colluded to violate Albert C. Barnes' wishes and scatter his collection across the globe. The Art of the Steal was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.


Speaker: Dr. Timothy Rodgers.  Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).


Tim Rodgers is Director of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Vice-President of the Scottsdale Cultural Council. He provides executive leadership, curatorial direction and management for the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and works collaboratively with the other Cultural Council divisions: The Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts and the Scottsdale Public Art program. Rodgers received a Ph.D. from Brown University in History of Art and a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University. An experienced art academic, writer, lecturer and curator, first at Brown University and later tenured at Lawrence University, Appelton, Wisconsin, where Rodgers served as the Curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries and Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to his current position, he served as Chief Curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe.  


Hiring a hood is a long process... thanks for your patience. 

We are taking our sweet time with the hiring process.  We have gotten some great applications, including a lot of great customers.  If you are interested, you can still submit.  If you have submitted, thanks for your patience while we debate this very important task.

What are we looking for in a hoodlum?

Question markWe'll be looking for someone dynamic, creative, and self-motivated.  Someone who collects music and movies with a passion.  Someone friendly who knows this store and loves working with the public (experience is necessary).  Someone dependable that can work weekends and likes to stay busy.

If you are interested in being a hoodlum, here's what you do:

Resume that is creativeSend or bring us a creative resume/application that convinces us that we must consider you for a job.  It must contain your name, address, hours of availability, relevant job history, phone number and email address... but beyond that we will leave it up to you.  If you want to bring it in, please deliver it to Steve between 11 - 2 (M,T,Th,F).  You can email it if you'd prefer... just click here.

Please don't make us crazy checking to see if we've filled the positionCrazy Bird imageIf you've seen the way we juggle customers, you know we try to run tight, so please don't use the old "I'll call so they know I'm  interested" strategy.  If we are going to hire someone, and your schedule fits what we need, and your amazing creativity and work history have convinced us that we should interview you, then we will give you a call.  Then you'll no doubt dazzle us in your interview, and you can become a hoodlum at Hoodlums.


Thanks for reading.  Thanks for your support.  Thanks for shopping local.

Have a great day. Steve, Kristian, and the hoodlums at Hoodlums. 

Please stay tuned to our Website, Facebook, or Twitter pages for updates, recommendations, and commentary. Give us a call at the store (480-775-2722) if you have any questions. The website has freshly-updated lists of new music, movies, tickets, promos, and events.

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