RipLey-Simone Kennebrew
RipLey-Simone Kennebrew(she/her/hers)
News Reporter, Phoenix

RipLey-Simone Kennebrew expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in business communications. Kennebrew has interned as a multimedia reporter at ICT News and as a feature writer at The Scottsdale Living.

Latest from Ripley Simone Kennebrew

‘Everything old is new again’: Valley vinyl stores see uptick in physical music sales

PHOENIX – Luminate's 2023 Year-End Report has found that physical album sales grew 8.9% over 2022, with records seeing the largest growth. As audio streaming popularity skyrockets, vinyl, CD and cassette tape popularity are holding strong in sales up from 79.9 million in 2022 to 87 million in 2023. Arizona record stores have noticed the trend, and Arizona artists hope to record physical copies of their music.

Dario Miranda, who works for Stinkweeds Records, inspects a vinyl for scratches or imperfections. Photo taken in Phoenix on Jan. 22, 2024. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)