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  • Car Dogs Roundtable Cast Video Interviews & Red Carpet Mania

    Car Dogs Roundtable Cast Video Interviews and Red Carpet ManiaFilm ‘Car Dogs’ debuts March 24 and featured 85 ASU film students on the crewProfessor at ASU and Executive Director at ASU Film Spark, Adam Collis has directed the deviously delightful new film, “Car Dogs,” which was shot entirely in the Valley. As an added bonus, 85 ASU students served as crewmembers and got the in-depth exper ... Read More

  • New Shows added to Performing Live Season at Mesa Arts Center

    New Shows added to Performing Live Season at Mesa Arts CenterInternational Jazz Day Festival, April 30, 2017Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends, May 12, 2017George Benson and Kenny G – Breezin’ & Breathless Tour, Sept. 15, 2017Mesa Arts Center today announces three events added to their Performing Live lineup: International Jazz Day Festival on April 30, Rob Lowe, Stories I Only Tell ... Read More

  • Bidding Frenzy Expected for Rare, 1959 Gibson Flying V Guitar in J. Levine March 30 Auction

    Bidding Frenzy Expected for Rare, 1959 Gibson Flying V Guitar in J. Levine March 30 Auction Flying V was a failure when introduced in 1958, but recent auction history shows some guitars are selling for more than $100,000 A rare, 1959 Gibson Flying V Korina will hit the auction block on Thursday, March 30 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale. The V-shaped guitar failed miserably when ... Read More

  • Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XXIII-A Star-Studded Evening

    Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XXIII-A Star-Studded EveningThe momentous night honored Harrison Ford and Stefano Ricci and celebrated the life and legacy of Muhammad AliOn Saturday, March 18, 2017 stars and athletes from around the country, gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night and to honor ... Read More

  • Notre Dame Prep. Student Readies for Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals

    Notre Dame Prep. Student Readies for Drive, Chip & Putt National FinalsMason Quagliata has been playing golf for five years. The Notre Dame Prep. sophomore recently won the regional competition of Drive, Chip & Putt at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, CA, and will now travel to the Drive, Chip & Putt Championships in Augusta, GA.“I did golf camps over the summers, and I ... Read More

  • Craft 64 Named a Scottsdale Favorite by Travel Channel

    Craft 64 Named a Scottsdale Favorite by Travel ChannelThe Scottsdale Gastropub and Hotspot is Also Unveiling Two New BrewsCraft 64 just recently celebrated its two year anniversary in Old Town Scottsdale. The gastropub specializing in fresh, local ingredients for its wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers has been receiving rave reviews from local, regional and national publications. ... Read More

  • Danielle Moné Truitt Leads Stellar Cast of Police Drama, 'Rebel,' Debuting March 28

    Danielle Moné Truitt Leads Stellar Cast of Police Drama, 'Rebel,' Debuting March 28BET is debuting new television police drama, “Rebel,” from filmmaker John Singleton, the premise of which is sure to spark debate, possibly some controversy and hopefully, some constructive action about one of today’s hot button topics. Danielle Moné Truitt takes the series lead as Rebecca “Rebel” Knight ... Read More

  • Luna Azul Neighborhood Tailored for Adults with Physical and Developmental Challenges

    Luna Azul Neighborhood Tailored for Adults with Physical and Developmental ChallengesIn an age of acceptance, inclusion and advocacy, former Phoenix resident Mark Roth has given a choice to families that seek a positive and safe place for adults with developmental and physical challenges to live. Fostering the utmost in independence, new “pocket” neighborhood, Luna Azul in North Phoenix will f ... Read More

  • ‘Albatross:’ A Spellbinding Performance of a Riveting Saga Presented by Arizona Theatre Company at The Herberger Theater, March 16-26

    ‘Albatross:’ A Spellbinding Performance of a Riveting Saga Presented by Arizona Theatre Company at The Herberger Theater, March 16-26Playwright, Actor, Producer Have Strong Ties to Arizona Theatre CompanyPhotos by Carol Goldfarb“Albatross,” a high-octane, adventure story and multi-media extravaganza, comes to Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, March 16-26.Inspired by Samuel Taylor ... Read More

  • Live & Local Music Poolside at Hotel Valley Ho

    Live & Local Music Poolside at Hotel Valley Photos Courtetsy of Hotel Valley HoCool off poolside at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale this spring and summer, with live music, DJs, private cabanas and cool vibes.Local favorites Elvis Before Noon, Drop Top Cadillac, Sassy & The Sneak Attack and others play poolside every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., now through October. ... Read More

  • The 2017 Sedona International Film Festival Reflected the Best in Film, Fun and Philanthropy

    The 2017 Sedona International Film Festival Reflected the Best in Film, Fun and PhilanthropyVideo interviews include Co-founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Care Products and Patron Tequila, John Paul DeJoria and Pianist and Ambassador for the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein The 23rd Annual Sedona International Film Festival once again showed the world why it is one of the finest film festival ... Read More

  • Organ Stop Pizza Presents the 2017 Easter Musical Lunch

    Organ Stop Pizza Presents the 2017 Easter Musical LunchGet Your Tickets NOW, Event Sells Out Each YearEnjoy a relaxing and family-friendly lunch and concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer at Organ Stop Pizza. Sunday, April 16 201711:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:15 a.m., show starts at 11:45 a.m.)1149 E Southern AveMesa, AZ480-813-5700 ext 945DETAILS:ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA and Salad, plus unlimit ... Read More

  • ATC’s ‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’ March 30-April 26

    ATC’s ‘Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash’ March 30-April 26Songs of Love, Faith, Rowdiness and Redemption in Arizona Theatre Company’s Production of ‘Ring of Fire:The Music of Johnny Cash.’ Photos Courtesy of Riverside Theatre Johnny Cash. Just the name is iconic, but his music and that deep, calm bass-baritone voice made the “Man in Black” an American legend. From his songboo ... Read More

  • Ballet Arizona to Showcase Modern, Original Works with 'Today's Masters'

    Ballet Arizona to Showcase Modern, Original Works‘Today’s Masters’ Provides a Fresh Perspective on Classical BalletBallet is a practice steeped in tradition, but Ballet Arizona will bring an edgy viewpoint to the classic dance with Today’s Masters. The series of modern works will showcase original choreography from Thursday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 at Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoen ... Read More

  • Kenny Loggins to Perform at The Good Life Festival at Encanterra with Michael McDonald, April 8

    Kenny Loggins to Perform at The Good Life Festival at Encanterra with Michael McDonald, April 8Concert to Feature Michael McDonald and Opening Act, Raquel Aurilia You know the voice. You know the face. You know his biggest songs. Kenny Loggins is an American treasure who has been entertaining us for decades with his catchy tunes and heartfelt ballads. Now, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/ ... Read More

  • Steve ‘Dr. Sky’ Kates Conducts Exciting Night Cruise on the Dolly Steamboat

    Steve ‘Dr. Sky’ Kates Conducts Exciting Night Cruise on the Dolly SteamboatDiscover the Secrets and Beauty of the Night with Dr. SkyFor decades, the Dolly Steamboat has been thrilling Valley residents and visitors alike with its popular sternwheeler cruise on Canyon Lake. Thousands visit each year to take in the lake vistas, soaring canyon walls and glimpses of desert wildlife while relaxing o ... 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

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