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Antonio Berni exhibit shares raw, universal struggle

La gran tentación o La gran ilusión [The Great Temptation or The Grand Illusion]
1962
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

Rancho de la Osa, WEB

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 →

Stars Shine Bright and Red Rocks Glimmer in Verde Canyon

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What Sedona and the Verde Valley lack in traffic signals and street lamps, they trade in exchange for brilliant star shine bursting with galaxies and distant planets. City slickers enjoy an awestruck adventure stargazing beneath the summer sky in Arizona’s remote Verde Canyon wilderness. A canyon cruise by moonlight via Verde Canyon Railroad has long… Read More →

Sedona 1 of ’20 Best Small Towns to Visit’

Sedona Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Smithsonian Magazine has just named Sedona as one of the most remarkable towns in America on its “20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014″ list. Here is what the Smithsonian Magazine has to say about the splendor of Sedona: “Approaching Sedona, you will feel your jaw drop as pinnacles, hoodoos and buttes rise—crimson,… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

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Spring has finally arrived, and March is coming to an end with a bang! Enjoy the weekend on your motorcycle, at AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home and Garden Show or a food festival that’s sure to leave you stuffed (with local pride!). Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Weekend

BBQ, WEB

After the long work week, gear up for a fun filled weekend where you get to enjoy nothing but talent. Get ready to feel Scottish, grab a few laughs or listen to the lovely music of Cher as Arizona offers fun, fun, fun. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the… Read More →

Local’s Choice: The Golden Hour

Arizona Sunset - Future of West Valley

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. Arizona is known to be a little rough around the edges, from cacti to cowboys.… Read More →

One of the Biggest Festivals of Books Comes to Tucson

Flying Books, WEB

Calling all book worms and aspiring home librarians. This weekend, Tucson is hosting the sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books (TFOB) on the University of Arizona Mall. The festival, held March 15 and 16 in Tucson, Ariz., has more than doubled since its debut in 2009 from 50,000 visitors to more than 100,000 visitors in… Read More →

Local’s Choice: Fishing in Greer

"Bunch Reservoir is approximately 63 acres at an elevation of 8200 feet. Apache, Rainbow and brown trout are the main catches." - GreerArizona.com / Photo from GreerArizona.com

AZ Big Media’s staff is full of Arizona know-it-alls, and we love to gush about everything we love about the Grand Canyon State. We finally created a forum for our staffers to share the wealth on our “Local’s Choice” feature. This post about fishing in Greer, Ariz. is by editorial intern Jesse Millard. Enjoy! To… Read More →

Sedona No. 13 among Top 25 U.S. Destinations

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Sedona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 “Top 25 Destinations in the United States.” Coming in at No. 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers to the area. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the… Read More →