Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:42:39 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.Full Story >
Opening statements in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial began Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt...Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A well-known Arizona family of performing artists is taking their passion to new lengths.
Carmen and Zarco Guerrero want to create and keep a signature Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead Festival in Phoenix, but they need to raise $6,000. So they've taken their fundraising campaign to the internet funding platform Kickstarter.
"We feel our culture is a gift that we have to share with the community at large," says Zarco Guerrero.
The couple staged their first such festival in Mesa 33 years ago. Last year they brought it to Phoenix. This year much of their funding dried up, so they took their fundraising to Kickstarter.
"One of the main reasons is to make sure we have an event that is completely free and open to the public," Zarco Guerrero says on the video they had to put together for the Kickstarter website.
So far, the couple is very close to reaching their goal with donations coming from all over the country.
"This is really like a vote of confidence. To me people voting with their dollars, they're supporting us," Carmen Guerrero adds.
The couple is hoping this new way of raising money will help them create a colorfully, unforgettable Dia de los Muertos that will give the entire community something families can enjoy for generations to come.
"The whole idea of crowd funding came about at the right time because there's very little funding right now for the arts so we're having to learn the whole process. I'd like to think that we're on the forefront here in Arizona and that we can be successful and then pass on this experience to other groups like ourselves," Zarco Guerrero says.
The Kickstarter campaign ends Oct. 17, 2013. The Dia de los Muertos PHX festival will be held Oct. 27, 2013 at Margaret Hance Park in downtown Phoenix.
Click here to donate to the Dia de los Muertos PHX campaign.
Click here for more information about the festival.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:33:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:42:13 GMT
A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.Full Story >
Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.Full Story >