Experience AZ Magazine Archives

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador offers spring break fun

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
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With snow still in the forecast for many states across the U.S., Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., has sunny skies and 80-degree weather on tap for spring breakers, complete with new horseback riding adventures and room rates starting from $239 per night. Nestled at the base of the Santa… Read More →

CityScape ‘For The Health Of It’ series helps you get fit

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

For those who made “New Year, New You” their 2017 mantra and maybe have fallen off the wagon a bit, CityScape Phoenix is giving you a second chance to kick it into gear with the week-long “For The Health of It” series starting Feb. 27 through March 3. Right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, CityScape will… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum will feature Cubs’ Theo Epstein

Ball in Grass, WEB
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Phoenix Art Museum will present the fourth-annual Luncheon of Champions on March 24, 2017, at 11:30 am, featuring a candid conversation between legendary sports-journalist Mike Wilbon, host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. The annual luncheon, which has historically celebrated the… Read More →

John Mayer is coming to Talking Stick Resort Arena

John Mayer
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A summer leg has been added to John Mayer’s Search for Everything World Tour, which will launch on Tuesday, July 18 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Isleta Amphitheater and make a stop in Phoenix on August 1 at Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Each concert on the tour will be comprised of full band, solo acoustic… Read More →

2017 finalists named for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

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Twenty-one finalists have been named in seven categories for 2017 Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented at the 36th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration, May 4 at the Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Rd. in Scottsdale. The Governor’s Arts Awards are presented by Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office… Read More →

Review: ‘Get Out’ explores horror movie trope

Get out
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Why are black people usually the first to die in horror movies? Some think that it’s a harmless trope, or perhaps an enduring coincidence. “Get Out” is here to argue that it’s the result of ideologies that perpetuate systemic racism throughout American society. What better way to make that point than taking on the form… Read More →

Original Taste culinary event returns to Scottsdale Waterfront

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The Original Taste, Arizona’s premier food and beverage celebration, returns to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The event offers a breadth of culinary delights from the Valley’s hottest chefs, live entertainment and more — all in support of local youth charities. On April 22, Scottsdale Waterfront will be abuzz with an expected 5,000 attendees… Read More →

Capture!PhotoCon offers expert training for photographers

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Some of the Southwest’s most accomplished photographers will expose their techniques and tips to local photogs of all skill levels at Capture!PhotoCon, a new event in Phoenix on March 23-26.   Created by Mesa photographers Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. and Cusi Taylor, the first-time conference will offer hands-on workshops and seminars for beginning to aspiring pro… Read More →

Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix in July

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Music fans celebrate the best music of the sixties and seventies when The Happy Together Tour returns to Phoenix at Celebrity Theatre on Friday, July 21st featuring the biggest hits of the era. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, February 27th. This year the tour will include six headline artists with 53 Billboard… Read More →

ASU Gammage selects Gammy and Jerry Award winners

Valley philanthropists Laurie and Chuck Goldstein.
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ASU Gammage will recognize acclaimed director George C. Wolfe and arts champions Laurie and Chuck Goldstein at the annual Gammy & Jerry Awards celebration March 27, 2017. The legendary Tony Award®-winning playwright and director George C. Wolfe will be honored with the 2017 Gammy Award for his incredible contributions to Broadway and for helping to… Read More →

Upcoming Scottsdale restaurant blends fast food with healthy ingredients

Modern Market's Rocket Egg Sandwich. (Photo courtesy of Modern Market)
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‘Fast food’ will never be the same now that Modern Market is bringing its craveable (and affordable) menu of all-natural breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites, all served up quickly inside a stylish rustic-modern setting, to Scottsdale later this month. Scheduled to open on Monday, Feb. 27 inside a revitalized midcentury modern building at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Highland Avenue. Modern Market features clean,… Read More →

Sheriff Paul Penzone will chair the 2017 ‘Evening to Paws’

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The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) in partnership with presenting sponsor PetSmart Charities, is bringing South American flair to its annual fundraiser, Evening to Paws, by turning an Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia ballroom into the “CoPawCobana.” “Evening to Paws is AAWL’s biggest fundraiser of the year,” says Judith Gardner, president and CEO of AAWL. “This event brings together the community’s most dedicated animal lovers,… Read More →

Tony Bennett is coming to Celebrity Theatre

Tony Bennett
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The 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Tony Bennett, is coming to Celebrity Theatre on Tuesday, July 11. Bennett’s daughter, Antonia Bennett will be touring with him and will open the night’s performance with a collection of jazz and pop standards. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($72 and $132) go on sale at 10 a.m. on… Read More →

Review: ‘Fist Fight’ falls on its face in the first round

Fist Fight
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Do you know what it’s like to sit in a theater full of people watching a comedy and not hear any laughter? It’s unbearably awkward. Hearing joke after joke met with deafening silence is not an entertaining experience. You know what would be funnier than “Fist Fight”? Watching a room full of bewildered people watching… Read More →