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Flagstaff banks on Valley residents trying to beat heat

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Compared to the Valley’s 100-plus degree days and stifling summer nights, Northern Arizona is an oasis of mild weather and cool temperatures. It’s no surprise that Flagstaff, the hub of the high country, is a popular tourist destination for Phoenicians in the hot summer months. Indeed, 40 percent of Flagstaff’s annual visitors are traveling from… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum exhibitions through end of 2015

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Andy Warhol: Portraits March 4—June 21, 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 fascination with celebrity culture and the “world famous,” featuring nearly 200 screen print paintings, drawings, videos,… Read More →

Best I Ever Had: National Burger Month Edition

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It’s National Burger Month, and AZ Big Media’s employees definitely know what’s up when it comes to the Valley’s burgers. From high-maintenance patties with quirky toppings to a good, basic burger, here’s how to eat like a champion this May. Turkey Burger, $12 True Food Kitchen It’s True Food’s answer to a non-beef burger: A… Read More →

Local artists get creative in Spring Chalk Art Festival

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On April 18 the sidewalks of Westgate Entertainment District, Desert Ridge Marketplace and Tempe Marketplace will be transformed into spectacular outdoor galleries as crowds gather to watch the incredible chalk artwork unfold before their eyes. As professional artists cover the sidewalks with murals, children ages 3 to 12 are invited to create their own original pieces… Read More →

Musical Instrument Museum celebrates 5th anniversary

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With a mission to collect, preserve and make accessible instruments from every country in the world, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is the world’s only global musical instrument museum. This month the museum will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a weeklong series of public events. During its relatively short existence, MIM has already made a… Read More →

Pima Air & Space gets 787 Dreamliner from Boeing

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The Pima Air & Space Museum announced it will join the ranks of the very few with the donation of an original flight test 787 Dreamliner from The Boeing Company into its expanding world renowned collection.   The 787 Dreamliner, known as ZA002, will arrive today at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and then be towed to… Read More →

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the Valley

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How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year? Did you know: Guinness drinkers around the world lift a whopping 13 million pints of the dark Irish stout to their lips on Saint Patrick’s Day. 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage is typically produced in the United States each year.… Read More →

Five family friendly adventures in Sedona

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Spring Break is here and many families find themselves itching to escape the mundane and experience an ultimate getaway —even if it is just to get away from the weather. The Southwest’s answer is a Sedona escape to 75-degree bliss, offering all the fun a family could want, with amenities against a backdrop unlike any other. Sedona… Read More →

Pot Of Gold Music Festival livens up Tempe Beach Park

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March 4, 2015 by in Around Arizona | Featured | Play

Lucky Man Concerts is presenting the Pot of Gold Music Festival, scheduled for March 13th, 14th, 15th, and 17th, 2015 at Tempe Beach Park. The event is an extension of the annual St. Patrick’s Day music festival that has been produced at this same site since 2005. The all-ages events begin Friday 430pm; gates 3pm, Saturday… Read More →

ASU and Ohio State to square off in Rugby Bowl

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On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, ASU is hoping that the results will be different than they  were 18 years ago for its football team. At 3:00 P.M./6:00 P.M. E.T., ASU Rugby will seek to exact revenge against Ohio State Rugby at the 2nd Annual Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast for a football loss the Sun Devils suffered at the… Read More →

Out West Balloon Fest coming to Glendale

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On March 6, 7 and 8, join Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz for a weekend filled with much more than hot air.  They will kick off the weekend with a Friday night balloon glow and then more to come through the weekend. From bumblebees, to… Read More →

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 →