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Spring Arizona Restaurant Week returns May 15-25

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February 26, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Spring Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW), held May 15-25 will be a prime opportunity to check out hot new restaurants or rediscover old favorites. During the Spring edition of ARW, more than 100 Phoenix restaurants will offer a selection of chef-curated, specialty menus priced at $33 or $44 per person, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity unless… Read More →

Grammy-winning Phoenix Chorale plans album release party

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           The GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy brings together his two professional choirs, the Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale, for this recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-night Vigil (RACHparty.com). The scheduled release date on the Chandos label marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of the work given by the Moscow Synodal Choir on March 10, 1915.  … Read More →

Orangetheory Fitness will open at CityScape

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February 25, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

On the heels of the recent openings of GrabbaGreen, Fractured Prune Doughnut and EOS Fitness, CityScape Phoenix will welcome yet another new tenant in late April when Orangetheory Fitness opens its doors. The fast-growing, national fitness franchise has 19 existing or planned locations across the Valley and this new 3,150 square-foot studio at CityScape will… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho anchors Cactus League experience

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To truly embrace Arizona’s spring training experience you need to start with an anchor. For Cactus League baseball fans, there may be no better anchor than the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. The hotel has hosted Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, George Brett, Rickey Henderson and Leo Durocher.… Read More →

What’s new At Salt River Fields in 2015?

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Arizona State University for the first game in 2015 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3 and fans will have much to look forward to at the D-backs’ award-winning Spring Training facility, including a 3-D printer and a food truck featured on the hit TV show “Shark… Read More →

Scramble launches cooking class for kids

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February 16, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

Given the ongoing demand for local products combined with the popularity of cooking shows for all ages, Scramble – A Breakfast Joint’s Scottsdale location is launching “Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition for 2015. “Think Global — Eat Local” Junior Edition will include: –         Quarterly cooking classes for youths ages 6 to 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the… Read More →

Legoland Discovery Center coming to Arizona Mills

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Global leisure giant Merlin Entertainments and The Mills, a Simon company, today, announced plans to open a LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) at Arizona Mills. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Phoenix will be Merlin’s seventh LDC to open in the USA and reflects the success of the concept and the huge and enduring appeal of the LEGO brick.… Read More →

Dove Mountain gets S. Arizona’s 1st 5-star rating

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February 12, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain a new Five Star hotel. The 253-room adventure, spa and golf resort near Tucson, Arizona is the latest addition to the prestigious ratings, which have been considered the gold standard in luxury hospitality since 1958. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is… 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 →

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 →

GolfNow starts ‘Free Golf For Life’ sweepstakes

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GolfNow, the leading online tee time booking and golf course technology and services platform, has announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one golfer to win free golf for life. The sweepstakes was launched this week, running through Monday, April 13, and will award one winner with a complimentary foursome once per month courtesy of GolfNow. To… 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 →

3-day Arizona Indian Festival opens

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The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, presents the Arizona Indian Festival, a celebration of Arizona’s 22 Indigenous tribes. Native American tribes of Arizona will share their traditional artistry, songs and dances during the 2015 Arizona Indian Festival, the week of the Big Game at Scottsdale Civic… 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 →