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Faly Rakotohavana is on a roll. With a new Disney+ movie coming out this fall, the 17-year-old Madagascar-born actor – and former Phoenix resident – took the time to talk to us about his inspirations, his goals and what to expect with his upcoming role. Start in Acting Rakotohavana always dreamed of being an actor – “pretty much as long as I can remember,” he says. Growing up in Madagascar, he watched television and envisioned...


The calendar may have only just flipped to September, but Phoenicians—and Disney fans—already have one great excuse to get into the holiday spirit early: Downtown Phoenix (and possibly the Glendale Tanger Outlets mall) features in the upcoming Disney holiday comedy Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.  For obvious reasons, Arizona typically gets a raw deal when it comes to representation in Christmas movies—why have one set here when the Valley doesn’t look classically Christmas-y?...


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