Local Spotlights

  • Inaugural Chandler International Film Festival a Smashing Success

    Inaugural Chandler International Film Festival a Smashing Success The first Chandler International Film Festival was held at SoHo63 January 13-15, 2017. Filmmakers, producers, directors, actors and other key industry people descended on Chandler to enjoy the screening of more than 100 films during the weekend. People traveled from Russia, England, Brazil, Canada, San Francisco, Los Angeles and th ... Read More

  • Desert Botanical Garden Opens Its New Butterfly Exhibit

    Desert Botanical Garden Opens Its New Butterfly ExhibitFun for the Whole Family! Butterflies are back and better than ever at the Desert Botanical Garden with its new 3,200 square foot Butterfly Exhibit located on the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Loop Trail. The new Exhibit will feature hundreds of live fluttering butterflies among the desert landscapes and stunning views of the Papago But ... Read More

  • Dolly Steamboat Boasts Exceptional Employees Providing a One-of-a-Kind Experience

    Dolly Steamboat Boasts Exceptional Employees Providing a One-of-a-Kind ExperienceFor decades, Dolly Steamboat has been the gem on Canyon Lake, taking guests out on the water and in and out amongst the soaring canyon walls. It takes a wonderful group of employees to ensure that guests have a fun and exciting experience, and to ensure that the boat is always in ship shape!Jan Johnson is currently th ... Read More

  • Hermosa Inn Presents Its Annual Pre-Oscars Party

    Hermosa Inn Presents Its Annual Pre-Oscars PartyFeaturing an evening of glitz, glamour and a ‘touch of grace’"If Cinderella had had Edith Head, she would not have needed a Fairy Godmother” - Edith HeadHermosa Inn presents its prelude to one of the most fashionable nights in Hollywood with its annual PRE-OSCARS PARTY FEATURING ROBERT BLACK, Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 pm.Founder of the inte ... Read More

  • Famous Dave’s Mesa Sets the Standard in Barbecue

    Famous Dave’s Mesa Sets the Standard in Barbecue There are many choices of barbecue restaurants in the Valley. But, the Southern staple food fare is represented in an exceptional manner at Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Mesa. The restaurant with the legendary pit style barbecue has garnered more than 700 awards for their mouthwatering expertise in the ‘cue and Mesa.com took part in a recent medi ... Read More

  • The Park is set to Rock Downtown Phoenix with Fascinating Concept

    The Park is set to Rock Downtown Phoenix with Fascinating ConceptThe Park is positioned to dominate Downtown Phoenix’s social, music and dining scene. The food truck-centric and craft beer concept restaurant will feature more than a dozen different cuisines, an incredible outside-brought-inside atmosphere, plenty of space to dine, play, dance and enjoy live bands and DJs, plus fun, themed games. ... Read More

  • Hope Springs Eternal with Jack Millard and His ‘Little Boats of Hope’

    Hope Springs Eternal with Jack Millard and His ‘Little Boats of Hope’At some point in everybody’s life, we’ve all wanted to find a message in a bottle. It signifies hope, determination and beating the odds. Actor, producer, and artist Jack Millard has taken his personal grief and created a way to inspire others with a message that is as touching as it is universal.On January 1, 2013 Millar ... Read More

  • Raven Events Presents TGIF Cocktail Party

    Raven Events Presents TGIF Cocktail PartyJoin us as we toast the start of another great weekend at one of the Valley’s most sophisticated and hottest night clubs. For the past six years, Degree 270 has been the place to be for non-stop dancing, specialty infused cocktails and breathtaking views from the 14th floor of the Talking Stick Resort. As with any swanky, hip, upscale club, Degree 270 off ... Read More

  • Emergency Kits – How to Pack and Prepare for Anything

    Emergency Kits – How to Pack and Prepare for AnythingCallSafe understands how important it is to be prepared for anything and everything. You probably have a basic first-aid kit in your home, but do you have an emergency kit for your car? Here’s what the Red Cross says you should have prepared in your glove box:Supplies for Your Vehicle:Flashlight with extra batteries and extra bulbs (or hand- ... Read More

  • Fourth Annual ‘Dreams of Summer’ Gala to Raise Funds for Arizona Children’s Oncology Camp

    Fourth Annual ‘Dreams of Summer’ Gala to Raise Funds for Arizona Children’s Oncology Camp Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation Helps Preserve the First Camp in Arizona for Children with Cancer and their Siblings Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation is continuing their tradition of raising funds for Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks with its fourth annual Dreams of Summer Gala. This year, the ... Read More

  • Social Tap Scottsdale Boasts Approachable and Unique Menu and Introduces Weekend Brunch

    Social Tap Scottsdale Boasts Approachable and Unique Menu and Introduces Weekend BrunchAt Social Tap Scottsdale, it really is all about being social. The upscale-yet-laid-back eatery is just a stone’s throw from Old Town Scottsdale, and features ample indoor and outdoor seating to appeal to the exact way diners like to enjoy their social dining time. As an added bonus, guests at Social Tap enjoy ... Read More

  • Barrett-Jackson to Start off 2017 with Star-Studded Docket for 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction

    Barrett-Jackson to Start off 2017 with Star-Studded Docket for 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Grammy winner Steven Tyler to sell an extremely rare Hennessey Venom GT Spyder (Lot #3003) to benefit Janie’s FundZora Arkus-Duntov’s 1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 (Lot #1390), an important piece of American automotive history ... Read More

  • Tilt Gallery Opening of Photography Re-imagined VI: Visual Storytelling January 5

    Tilt Gallery Opening of Photography Re-imagined VI:Visual Storytelling Opening reception 7-9:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 Artist reception: Thursday, January 26, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm during Scottsdale's Gold Palette ArtWalk, "Local Edge" Some of the artists will be present for conversation Exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, January 28Tilt Gallery's 6th annual "Photography Re-Imagin ... Read More

  • Arizona Fine Art EXPO Showcases Up-and-Coming Queen Creek Artist

    Arizona Fine Art EXPO Showcases Up-and-Coming Queen Creek Artist21-year-old Oil Painter Miranda Gamel One of Nearly 100 Award-Winning Artists Showcased Friday, January 13 – Sunday, March 26At the age of only 21, Miranda Gamel is making a name for herself in the art world. The Queen Creek resident and Poston Butte High School alum has been selected to participate in the Arizona Fine Art EXPO tak ... Read More

  • 23rd Sedona International Film Festival Runs February 18-26

    23rd Sedona International Film Festival Runs February 18-26Nine Days, 160+ Films and Great Entertainment by Bruce Hornsby, Michael Feinstein, Others Advanced sale passes for the 23rd Sedona International Film Festival are now on sale through December 31. More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selec ... Read More

  • Arizona Theatre Company Keeps The Tradition Alive with Beloved Musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

    Arizona Theatre Company Keeps The Tradition Alive with Beloved Musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ New production of the treasured musical highlights 50th Anniversary SeasonPhotography by Tim Fuller The beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, called “one of the greatest musicals in history” by the New York Daily News and “Indestructible” by The New Yorker magazine, brings a richly vibrant clos ... Read More

  • Looking for Talented Kid Chefs to Compete in 7th Annual Healthy Cooking Contest

    Looking for Talented Kid Chefs to Compete in 7th Annual Healthy Cooking ContestBlue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is looking for the next great kid chef to create a delicious and healthy side dish recipe. Finalists will sample their culinary creations at a Phoenix Suns home game and win great prizes. For the seventh consecutive year, the company is on the hunt for original, great-tasting and kid-in ... Read More

  • Verve Wellness Center is Set for Major Expansion

    Verve Wellness Center is Set for Major ExpansionFor more than a decade, Verve Wellness Center has been at the forefront of integrative medicine. Dr. David Warkentin is the Owner of Verve Wellness Center and Verve Surgical Institute is excited to announce a major expansion of its current facilities. Having an aesthetically pleasing building is always a nice asset to a medical practice, but giving t ... Read More

  • D-BACKS ANNOUNCE 33-GAME 2017 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

    D-BACKS ANNOUNCE 33-GAME 2017 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULESchedule includes games against Team Mexico and 2016 World Series participants Chicago Cubs and Cleveland IndiansThe Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 33-game Spring Training schedule, which features 18 home games and one road game at the award-winning Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and two exhibition games at Chase Field. This season wi ... Read More

  • Mesa Announces Main Street Prototyping Festival and Request for Proposals

    Mesa Announces Main Street Prototyping Festival and Request for ProposalsInnovative Project Employs Arts-Based Community Design A group of Mesa organizations are collaborating with the City of Mesa to bring the first Main Street Prototyping Festival to Mesa on Nov. 17 and 18, 2017. Mesa is now seeking prototype proposals from artists, architects, designers, engineers, urban planners and others to ... Read More

  • The 2016 Election: Affecting ASU Sun Devils

    The 2016 Election: Affecting ASU Sun DevilsA look at the 2016 election from a college student to Baby Boomer and GenXI'm a woman, I'm a journalist, and I'm a Millennial and above all else I'm a college student. If those three things offended you, then you should probably read this article!I am a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, and so I was able to see the election up close. On ... Read More

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