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Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback offers a taste

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Those looking to kick the Sunday blues (or blow off some mid-week steam) can enjoy a taste of the good life at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s jade bar and elements restaurant. The resort’s chill beats and cool drinks are a natural winter antidote – available seven days a week. Monday through Sunday:  The Pour, jade bar’s premium daily happy hour… Read More →

Arizona-local celebrities dance for charity

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Over 600,000 Arizonans are living with kidney disease. You can help raise awareness for the cause by cheering on local dancers as they strut their stuff at the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona’s 9th annual “Dancing with the Stars Arizona”. The charity dance competition will be held Friday, February 20, at the Arizona Biltmore. This… Read More →

Texaz Grill celebrates National Chili Day

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Enjoy “all you can eat” chili, from 11 am – 4 pm for $7.50 on Thursday, February 26 Who:   Chili enthusiasts, steak lovers and anyone looking for a bowl of chili that’s as big as Texas. What: Did you know that chili (aka chili con carne) originated right here in the Southwest, with San Antonio,… Read More →

Sedona makes an idyllic getaway for couples

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Romance is woven into the very fabric of Sedona. At the turn of the century, the first postmaster, T.C. Schnebly, struggled to come up with an appropriate name for the young community along the banks of Oak Creek. Finally, he did the most natural thing of all––he named it after his beautiful wife, Sedona. Now… Read More →

Master southwest artists to be showcased

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Wigwam Resort will host the 5th Annual Wigwam Festival of Fine Art, an extraordinary three day festival of the arts. Discover the original works of the Southwest’s most accomplished fine artists and craftsmen displayed in a stunning outdoor gallery located on the majestic front lawn of Arizona’s first and most celebrated resort. Starting from the… Read More →

Andy Warhol exhibit coming to Phoenix Art Museum

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Andy Warhol: Portraits opens at Phoenix Art Museum on March 4, 2015. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement and known for his brightly colored images. This exhibition examines Warhol’s interest in capturing the likenesses of celebrities, as well as himself.… Read More →

Sedona offers world’s most scenic hiking trails

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There are plenty of reasons to make hiking part of a daily activity routine in 2015. With Sedona as the backdrop, visitors will rush to the illustrious trails spanning the red rock terrain, with jaw-dropping views of Sedona’s landscape and topography. Taking advantage of the backdrop, mountain-goers can bask in the sunshine while keeping their… Read More →

Things to do this week: Feb. 2 to 9

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Here are some things to do around Arizona this weekend, including Harlem Globetrotters performances, a Firehouse cookoff and a citywide scavenger hunt. Harlem Globetrotters The Harlem Globetrotters are known for traveling the country to showcase their spectacular basketball talents while performing a comedic act. The troupe is back in the Valley this weekend with shows… Read More →

WM Phoenix Open tops $100 million in charity giving

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Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced that proceeds raised through the 2015 WM Phoenix Open will help them surpass the $100 million mark in charitable giving.  The exact charity dollars from the 2015 tournament are still being calculated and will be announced in a few months, but Tournament Chairman Danny Calihan verified that… Read More →

World’s first stunt run comes to the Valley

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This Spring, the ThrillSeeker Stunt Run, presented by Guardian Angel Council, is hitting the Valley on its adrenaline-packed nationwide tour. Developed by Hollywood stunt producers, the Thrillseeker Stunt Run is a unique obstacle run geared towards adventure enthusiasts. The race will take place on Saturday, March 28, at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler. Participants can… Read More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →