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Ballet Arizona presents Coppélia

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Ballet Arizona has announced that the 2015-2016 season will open with the highly anticipated classic, Coppélia. This comic ballet remains an all-time favorite of many and Ballet Arizona is presents this legendary work for the first time since 2007. Coppélia tells the story of an eccentric toymaker and a life-sized doll on his balcony that catches the… Read More →

Scottsdale Public Art, SMoCA to host British installation artist

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British artist Bruce Munro is taking his talents across the pond this year to delight Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) visitors with light-based art installations as part of a Valley-wide art series called Desert Radiance. An artist with international acclaim, Munro has been lauded across the world and participated in exhibits from the Victoria… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company launches new season and website

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Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) heads into its 49th season with a bold new look.  ATC has launched a redesigned website highlighted by a striking new logo that underscores the company’s energy, strength and rich history. The effort was funded by a grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Created by Phoenix-based graphic designer firm Esser Design,… Read More →

Arizona Musicians give free concerts at Scottsdale Quarter

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Cooler temperatures are just one more reason to enjoy evenings at Scottsdale Quarter with your favorite Valley bands. After shopping around the eclectic mix of retailers or experiencing the latest in irresistible cuisine, stick around for the Fall Concert Series, a series of free live music performances taking place in The Quad. Beginning Saturday, September 5… Read More →

A feline first: Cat café coming to the Valley

Melissa Pruitt: Future owner of LaGattara Cat Café.

Seventeen years ago, an entrepreneur in Taipei, Taiwan opened the world’s very first café with cats as the guests’ accompaniment. With this attraction being as bizarre as it sounds, word got out and the cafés began to blossom worldwide. These “cat cafés” have become such a trend that they have gained publicity on shows like… Read More →

Uptown Farmers Market introduces new Summer Chef Series

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Uptown Farmers Market has joined forces with local restaurants, chefs and C-CAP to host its Summer Chef Series at the market each Saturday through the summer 2015.  Each week, the Summer Chef Series will feature a different chef from throughout the valley using seasonal Arizona products to inspire and educate home cooks.  We have two… Read More →

Blue Hound introduces new cocktail menu

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With several awards and accolades under her belt, Stephanie Teslar, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails’ head bartender, has introduced 10 new cocktails that are “throwbacks” of Southern-inspired drinks and focus on house-made ingredients. Stephanie takes a more culinary view when she crafts her cocktails. She spends a lot of time in the kitchen experimenting with… Read More →

Authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine now in Chandler

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The Ivy Mediterranean Lounge recently opened their flagship restaurant on the northeast corner of Dobson and W. Germann Road in Chandler at the Shops at Pecos Ranch. The Ivy serves to exceed East Valley residents’ expectations with an upscale, casual, hip dining experience for lunch and dinner. The Ivy has a diverse menu of authentic… Read More →

New Spring menu comes to Paul Martin’s American Grill

Paul Martin’s American Grill is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Scottsdale with the rollout of a fresh, new springtime-inspired menu. With a focus on seasonal ingredients, Paul Martin’s is committed to using local produce, sustainable fisheries, free-range and natural meats, artisanal cheeses, and house-infused spirits. To welcome warmer weather, Paul Martin’s has added a dozen new, lighter menu items for lunch, dinner… Read More →

Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Softball Game celebrity roster

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The 5th Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game’s releases their 2015 celebrity roster for the highly anticipated charity event at Salt River Fields, Sat., April 25, 6pm – 8:30pm.  Gates open at 5:30pm; the Homerun Derby begins at 6pm and the game begins at 7pm. 2015 celebrities to date include: ·         Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

High Street hosts first ever Mad Hauter Block Party

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Tumble into the rabbit hole for an evening of over-the-top whimsy and fantasy at High Street’s first-ever Mad Hauter Block Party. On Saturday, April 25, the Phoenix entertainment district will host an evening of sinful fun. Crazy hats, sexy dresses, kinky cocktails, an off-the-chart fashion show and much more await those who enter. The event… Read More →

Omni Scottsdale Resort unveils new chef’s kitchen & herb garden

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia introduces a newly constructed 4,000 square foot Chef’s Kitchen & Herb Garden this month. Not only will the garden provide fresh, local produce and herbs for use at the resort’s culinary outlets, including its flagship restaurant Prado, but the space will also serve as an exceptional venue for high-end experiential… Read More →

Don Bluth theater announces 2015 lineup

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The Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz On Stage May 7th – May 30th Directed by Don Bluth (Mr. Bluth’s films include An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go To Heaven, The Secret of NIMH & Anastasia) Synopsis: Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in… Read More →

Partnership brings more EDM to the Valley

It’s going to be an exciting summer for fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Scottsdale’s Talking Stick Resort has entered into a contract with Relentless Beats, a groundbreaking enterprise that’s booked and promoted EDM acts throughout the Valley for nearly two decades. By teaming up with Relentless Beats, the resort will be able to bring… Read More →