Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Obama actions on public lands may be difficult for Trump to undo

Like Bears Ears, the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon has spiritual and cultural importance to tribes, one reason that groups want the president to make 1.7 million acres around the canyon a new national monument. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)
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President Barack Obama could cement his environmental legacy by taking executive action to designate nearly 4 million acres of Western land as national monuments before leaving office next month. And it may be one legacy of the Obama administration that incoming President Donald Trump will have a hard time unraveling after he takes office. But… Read More →

Chris Rock bringing first tour in 9 years to Phoenix

Chris Rock
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Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, announced today a highly anticipated return to live comedy with an all-new tour called The Total Blackout Tour 2017. The tour makes a stop in Phoenix at Comerica Theatre on Saturday, February 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 9 at Live Nation and other outlets.  The… Read More →

Russo and Steele preview: Corvette L88 coupe

Corvette L88 coupe (Photo courtesy of Russo and Steele)
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One of just 80 built in 1968, this Corvette L88 coupe retains its original matching-numbers engine and drivetrain and was expertly restored by Tim Thorpe in 1987, after which it earned Bloomington Gold and NCRS Top Flight certifications and was included in the 1988 Bloomington Gold Earthquake 88 Special Collection. The year 1968 was the… Read More →

Tee off the weekend with Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights
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Back by popular demand, Friday Night Lights will return to The Westin Kierland Golf Club this upcoming spring. Starting Feb. 17, 2017, the Resort’s FUN team will partner with The Westin Kierland Golf Club to offer Friday night fun for all ages including golf games, SNAG golf for kids, 20-minute clinics with the course pros, a… Read More →

Short Course at Mountain Shadows will open in February

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The Short Course will debut along with the highly anticipated Mountain Shadows on February 14, 2017, as the resort’s scenic golf course. Set in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, the course is in serene Paradise Valley, adjacent to Scottsdale. The course is aptly named, as it will feature 18 diverse par-3 holes, along with a… Read More →

Passes for 23rd Sedona International Film Festival on sale

Michael Feinstein. Photo by AJ Mast.
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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 selected for the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26 in magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday,… Read More →

Fly over Phoenix’s night sky in a WWII era C-47

Photo courtesy of the Arizona Commemorative Air Force museum
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The Arizona Commemorative Air Force museum will be launching its first night flight with its World War II era C-47 on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 6:30pm.   Photos by Jesse A. Millard This special inaugural night flight is a rare opportunity for participants to enjoy a flight on a vintage WWII airplane in the… Read More →

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 →

Museum exhibits you can eat: Navajo chef ‘curates’ history with cuisine

Freddie Bitsoie, who started to learn to cook by watching cooking shows as a child, said his college majors - anthropology and art history -combined to help lead him to his current “dream job.” (Photo by Claire Caulfield/Cronkite News)
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Classic French, Italian and Japanese food are all highly regarded in the culinary community, but traditional Native American dishes? “Where are the classic dishes that Native people have been making?” asks Chef Freddie Bitsoie, executive chef at Mitsitam Cafe in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. “I want to tell a… 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 →