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Arizona Biltmore renovates more than 400 rooms

New Biltmore Suite

The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has launched a multi-million-dollar renovation that will offer guests modern and refined accommodations, while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand dame of Phoenix. The resort is re-mastering guest rooms and suites, meeting spaces, ballrooms, pre-function rooms, spa and salon, as well as the prohibition-era… Read More →

New restaurant, Tapacubo, opens in Tempe

Copyright: Christian Horan Photography

Graduate Tempe announced the opening of Tapacubo, the hotel’s Mexican street food outpost, on December 5, 2014. Located at the hotel at 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tapacubo’s flavorful menu presents a variety of handcrafted South of the Border classics including tacos, tortas and arepas along with an extensive beverage list. Executive Chef Brian Archibald has… Read More →

The 5 most haunted places in Arizona

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Just in time for Halloween, we thought you might like to consider a ghostly visit to one of the five most haunted places in Arizona. Hotel San Carlos, 202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix Blood splattered on Leone Jensen’s white gown as she hit the pavement from the rooftop of the seven-story hotel. Heartbroken and lonely,… Read More →

Antonio Berni exhibit shares raw, universal struggle

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