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How to play golf with a celebrity

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What: Legends of the Game Golf Classic  When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Private Sponsor/Celebrity/Player Cocktail Party & Auction Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Registration/Breakfast: 8:30 AM, Shotgun start: 10:30 AM; followed by awards dinner ceremony Where: Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, 5692 W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226   The Tournament: Five Man Scramble Tournament: Four amateur players… Read More →

‘Spa Biltmore’ debuts after resort renovation

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“The spa has been transformed with changes from our name and ambiance to our innovative treatment menu and wellness concepts,” explained our Director of Spa and Recreation Leslie Johnson.  “Our guests will find a new resource to be inspired, be active and be well.” A floor-to-ceiling remodeling of the interior created a comfortable and soothing… Read More →

Rise Up Bakery opens in Gilbert

Specialty Bread Company

From freshly baked bread to delectable scones, muffins and cinnamon rolls, Rise Up Bakery opened their doors to the public in December, providing a cozy, neighborhood bakery to the Gilbert community. Husband and wife, Jay and Danielle Lunt owned a successful bakery in Las Vegas for nearly 10 years, which they sold after deciding to move to… Read More →

How to capitalize on Arizona’s spa industry

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Arizona businesses are well positioned to capitalize on the development and growth of the spa and wellness marketplace. Once considered an amenity, the demand for spa and wellness experiences has grown exponentially over the last 10 years. This is directly tied to the enormous emphasis being placed on wellness and lifestyle programs in today’s spa environment.… Read More →

El Hefe Scottsdale re-opens New Year’s Eve

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Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) celebrates the re-opening of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Scottsdale on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31. The award-winning restaurant and bar concept will re-open to ring in the new year after being closed for four months while undergoing major renovations. The festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony… Read More →

Arizona Biltmore renovates more than 400 rooms

New Biltmore Suite

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has launched a multi-million-dollar renovation that will offer guests modern and refined accommodations, while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand dame of Phoenix. The resort is re-mastering guest rooms and suites, meeting spaces, ballrooms, pre-function rooms, spa and salon, as well as the prohibition-era… Read More →

New restaurant, Tapacubo, opens in Tempe

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Graduate Tempe announced the opening of Tapacubo, the hotel’s Mexican street food outpost, on December 5, 2014. Located at the hotel at 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tapacubo’s flavorful menu presents a variety of handcrafted South of the Border classics including tacos, tortas and arepas along with an extensive beverage list. Executive Chef Brian Archibald has… Read More →

The 5 most haunted places in Arizona

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Just in time for Halloween, we thought you might like to consider a ghostly visit to one of the five most haunted places in Arizona. Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix Blood splattered on Leone Jensen’s white gown as she hit the pavement from the rooftop of the seven-story hotel. Heartbroken and lonely,… Read More →

Antonio Berni exhibit shares raw, universal struggle

La gran tentación o La gran ilusión [The Great Temptation or The Grand Illusion]
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Oil, wood, burlap, canvas, paper, cardboard, glass, leather and metals including chicken wire, sheet metal, tin-plate, iron, smashed cans, and coins; wicker matt, buttons, plastic containers, aluminum foil, vegetal tow, feathers, sequins, lithographic images, staples and nails on plywood
96 7/16 x 95 1/16 in.
Malba - Fundación Constantini, Buenos Aires

A boy stands in a dark and rustic town. There is nothing distinctive about this boy; he is an “everyman.” Old cloth, cardboard and metals surround him, materials muted by dirt and age. This is the setting of  “Juanito Goes to the City,” or “Juanito va a la ciudad,” an assemblage in the exhibition Antonio… Read More →

Things to do this weekend

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June is coming to an end. Why not make it memorable? From seeing mystical creatures come to life in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s performance, experiencing a high-energy comedic performance from NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep, rediscover your inner child at the iCON Toy Convention, sharing your passion for Arizona professional… Read More →

Maricopa County gets three miles of new trails

Jackrabbit Trail

The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department recently completed construction of three-miles of new trails along the Maricopa Trail. This segment of trails connects the southeast corner of White Tank Mountain Regional Park to the Jackrabbit Trail Park and Ride in Buckeye. Combined with previously built, but disconnected portions of the trail, this opening creates… Read More →

Historic Rancho de la Osa up for auction

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At the end of April, it was announced the historic Rancho de la Osa in Sasabe, Ariz., is on the market for $1.9 million by Russ Lyon Sotheby’s. The 300-year-old ranch hosts one of the oldest buildings, a Spanish hacienda, in the U.S. Past: Home to the oldest building in Arizona, the Altar Valley was… Read More →

Sedona makes 10 Most Sacred Spots List

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Budget Travel recently named Sedona, Arizona as one of the most cherished and revered destinations in the world on their “10 Most Sacred Spots on Earth” list. “Sedona, Arizona has long drawn people interested in healing, spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics, who come for more than just the dramatic, red-rock beauty. The area is famous for… Read More →

Slide Rock named one of America’s 10 best state parks

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Fodor’s Travel recently named Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, Arizona as one of the most loved and cherished state parks in America on the “America’s 10 Best State Parks” list. According to Fordor’s Travel, “There’s pretty much one reason and one reason only to visit Slide Rock State Park, seven miles north of Sedona:… Read More →