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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...

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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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