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Experience AZ Magazine is the ultimate guide for both Arizona residents and tourists to see, feel, taste and experience the best that Arizona offers. We’ve chronicled and presented Arizona’s Top 5 in each category including tourist destinations, night life, dining, sports, music, theater, festivals and outdoor adventure. Enjoy and experience Arizona’s ultimate “bucket list” of things to do in Arizona.

Roger Hodgson of Supertramp to play in Phoenix on Friday

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Co-frontman and founding member of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson, will be playing at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 2nd at 8 p.m. Hodgson co-founded Supertramp in 1969 and was with them until his departure in 1983. During the 14 years that he was with the band he wrote, sang, and arranged most of the enduring… Read More →

Stay and skate at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix is offering a ‘Stay & Skate’ package during the Holiday season as folks head to downtown Phoenix to enjoy CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix. From Nov. 26 to Jan. 7, folks can stay at the hotel starting from $144 a night with the “Stay & Skate” package after enjoying a day at the… Read More →

Steve Vai to play ‘Passion and Warfare’ in Scottsdale

Steve Vai
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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, “Passion and Warfare,” Steve Vai is going on a North America tour celebrating his renowned album, and will be playing in Scottsdale. Vai’s tour will play on December 12th with a performance at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. For the first time Vai will be performing… Read More →

Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar and more to rock 15th Annual Christmas Pudding

Alice Cooper performing live at Arenele Romane in June, 2011.
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This holiday season Alice Cooper will be raising the dead with his Hollywood Vampires, with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, along with Sammy Hagar and KORN for the shock rocker’s 15th Annual Christmas Pudding. Proceeds from the event directly benefit Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Bringing the event back to where it started at… Read More →

LPGA Bank of Hope Founders Cup tickets on sale now

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The 7th annual Bank of Hope Founders Cup returns to the Valley March 14-19, 2017 at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and tickets are on sale now. Packages include weekly and single day general admission and hospitality tickets that allow exclusive access to venues with food and beverages. Parking passes can also be purchased… Read More →

Photos: Journey at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort

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The famed rock band, Journey, played an over-sold show over the weekend at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort on Nov. 19, playing classics like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms.”   Photos by Mike Mertes The show’s setlist included: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Be Good to Yourself Only the Young Neal Schon Guitar Solo… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor offers tips for your Thanksgiving travels

Sky Harbor
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The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has some important travel tips to help you avoid the traffic and save time at the Airport. Did you know the evening before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year on the roadways? Those… Read More →

Zen Culinary opens in north Scottsdale

Zen Culinary
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Zen Culinary, an Asian and American fusion restaurant, opened Friday in north Scottsdale at 15544 N. Pima Rd. The Grand Opening celebration will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016. Zen Culinary will be open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 am – 10 pm Sunday through Thursday, and 11 am – 11 pm, Friday… Read More →

Fast casual GRUBSTAK will open in Gilbert

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GRUBSTAK, an upscale fast casual concept, is opening to the public Monday, December 5th. GRUBSTAK gives guests stak-able options that eclipse typical casual fare. GRUBSTAK will be located at Heritage Marketplace on Gilbert Road and Vaughn Avenue, just south of the U.S. 60. At GRUBSTAK, the chef-tested entrees are called signature staks and garden staks. Each… Read More →

Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (from Yes) coming to Phoenix

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Past members of the legendary English rock band, Yes, are joining forces together to play at the Celebrity Theatre this Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Celebrity Theatre. Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are coming together as ARW, to play Yes songs and more. The three are also recording new tracks together. The three have… Read More →

Toby Keith, Jake Owen headline Birds Nest at WM Phoenix Open

Toby Keith at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards held at the Forum in Inglewood, California on May 1, 2016. (Copyright: buzzfuss / 123RF Stock Photo)
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Country Music stars Toby Keith, Jake Owen, The Band Perry and Chase Rice will headline the first two nights of the 2017 Coors Light Birds Nest, the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community. Wednesday, Feb. 1 will feature Jake Owen with special guest Chase Rice, while… Read More →

Russo and Steele kicks off at new location Jan. 18

Russo and Steele
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Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions returns to Scottsdale January 18-22, 2017 at the event’s new home at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Locally-owned and operated in Scottsdale, Russo and Steele is known across the globe as “The World’s Most Exciting Collector Automobile Auction”. Year in and year out the event brings forth the most complete… Read More →

Photos: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Ringo Starr
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Ringo Starr played a sold out show on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Celebrity Theatre, and our art director, Mike Mertes, was there once again to get great photos of the show.   Click on slideshow to see full size. Photos by Mike Mertes Ringo’s All-Starr Band consisted of Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), Steve Lukather (Toto)… Read More →

Devour Culinary Classic tickets available

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Tickets for the eighth annual Devour Culinary Classic are officially on sale for everyone. The Devour Week of events will be held February 26 through March 5 with a series of events celebrating Arizona’s unique culinary talents. The main event, the Devour Culinary Classic, will be held on Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, at Phoenix… Read More →

Celebrity Theatre to host Ringo Starr, Frankie Valli

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Winter is fast approaching, but the stage is getting hot at the Celebrity Theatre. As you start to shop, and look for presents for the music lover in the family, be sure to check out one of these upcoming shows at the Celebrity Theatre. There’s great acts like Ringo Starr, Frankie Vallie, Alice Cooper and… Read More →