Experience AZ Magazine Archives

More than 118,000 check out Phoenix Open first round

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The first round of the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open had about 118, 461spectators in attendance. The weather is slightly cold and rainy, but the event is moving along with great fun and success. PARTIAL First-Round Leaderboard Position Name Score 1 Ryan Palmer 64 (-7) T2 Keegan Bradley 65 (-6) T2 Bubba Watson 65 (-6) T2… Read More →

Jim Gaffigan on eating through Super Bowl weekend

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Sold out stand-up shows, upcoming television projects and donut hamburgers. Jim Gaffigan tells Scottsdale Living about his upcoming performances at Talking Stick Resort and how excited he is to be in Arizona amid the Super Bowl mania in downtown Phoenix. He also discusses his new show “The Gaffigan Show,” which will premiere on TV Land… Read More →

Steve White is really just a funny accountant

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Born and raised in Roosevelt, Long Island, Steve White began his career as a comedian and actor when an English teacher at Nassau Community College recognized his gift.  With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Adelphi University, White has starred in five Spike Lee films, including “Do the Right Thing” in 1989, “Mo’ Better Blues”… Read More →

3-day Arizona Indian Festival opens

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The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, presents the Arizona Indian Festival, a celebration of Arizona’s 22 Indigenous tribes. Native American tribes of Arizona will share their traditional artistry, songs and dances during the 2015 Arizona Indian Festival, the week of the Big Game at Scottsdale Civic… Read More →

Arizona Office of Tourism launches travel app

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Thanks to the release of a new app, people seeking information on Arizona’s travel industry can now access data quickly and easily on their smart phone or iPad. The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is the first state travel office in the United States to launch an app of this kind – one that provides… Read More →

Here’s a guide to Super Bowl Central

Fans and members of the media pack US Airways Center Tuesday for Super Bowl Media Day. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Super Bowl XLIX is Arizona’s third Super Bowl in 19 years. This year’s Super Bowl is expected to drive in much needed revenue to Phoenix. With fans traveling from across the country to watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle for the championship. The Super Bowl events got kicked off in downtown Phoenix… Read More →

Things to do this week: Jan. 26 to Feb. 2

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Last chance to ice-skate Arizona’s only outdoor ice-skating rink comes down after Super Bowl weekend. The 5,442-square-foot rink has been in place on Central Avenue between Washington and Jefferson streets since late November. CitySkate offers a variety of special events throughout the rink, including theme days on Tuesdays. This week’s theme is Football Jerseys. In… Read More →

Pepsi hosts free concerts at Super Bowl Central

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee welcomes the world to enjoy Arizona’s Super Bowl with more than 25 free acts over five days on the Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage on Verizon Super Bowl Central starting on Wed., January 28th at 2 p.m.   National recording artists hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. each night. Country music kicks… Read More →

ALL IN hosts exclusive Super Bowl parties

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The gaming world experts at ALL IN Magazine announce their Super Bowl Weekend party line-up hosted at one of the most elite private estates in Paradise Valley. The three exclusive events takes place from Friday, January 30 to Sunday, February 1 and support ALL IN Cause. The Friday evening party features a live performance from… Read More →

Bitter & Twisted hydrates Super Bowl Central

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Who:      Football fans, cocktail cravers and anyone else interested in celebrating the big game here in Arizona with a pop-up cocktail garden at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour. What:     Housed in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the award-winning Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour is going all out for the big game as it hosts a pop-up Cocktail… Read More →

Top Super Bowl parties across the Valley

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If you can’t afford to go to the big game, you can definitely afford to party with the superstar athletes and rock stars coming into town. The game is in Glendale, but downtown Phoenix and Scottsdale have their share of events that are a must-attend. Downtown Phoenix 1/31: Pepsi Hyped for Halftime Stage headlined by… Read More →

The importance of being Ernst

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Bret Ernst and his eyebrows are headlining Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy tonight. We asked the “Comedy Central” and “Chelsea Lately” comedian about his most triumphant — and less so — moments on stage, what he never hits the road without and what he did the last time he was in Greater Phoenix.  See him… Read More →

Phoenix Open most tech-friendly event on PGA Tour

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With a new and improved tournament mobile app and increased on-site Wi-Fi and cell coverage and capacity, the Waste Management Phoenix Open remains the most technology-friendly golf tournament on the PGA TOUR. Improved technology at the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open includes: • More than a dozen new Wi-Fi wireless access points have been added… Read More →

New restaurants opening at Westgate

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The dining scene at Westgate Entertainment District now has even more to offer with the opening of four new restaurants including Fractured Prune, Hot N Juicy Crawfish, OPA Life Greek Café and Crave Gourmet Waffle Sandwiches. In two weeks, tens of thousands of people will descend on Westgate Entertainment District during the 2015 Pro Bowl,… Read More →