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LUSTRE hosts Labor Day weekend pool party

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This Labor Day weekend, LUSTRE Bar at Hotel Palomar Phoenix in the heart of downtown Phoenix will be hosting a Labor Day Weekend Pool Party. Partygoers are invited over the last holiday weekend of the summer on the third floor pool deck of LUSTRE Bar to celebrate the final installation of the Hotel Palomar Phoenix… Read More →

Talking Stick offers packages for Thunder From Down Under

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Talking Stick Resort is bringing Australia’s Thunder From Down Under back to the Showroom this September. But this time around, ladies can grab their girlfriends and enjoy a ‘Girls Night Out’ package. The five exclusive packages, which include admission tickets and a variety of party perks, will be available for table purchases during all five… Read More →

The Dish: The Cove Trattoria’s Chicken Parm Sandwich

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The Cove Trattoria is offering $5 weekday lunch specials all summer. The family-owned restaurant is located in Scottsdale’s Seville shopping center on the northeast corner of Indian Bend & Scottsdale Road. The Cove’s $5 Weekday Lunch Specials offer a great value and satisfying meal for dine-in guests.  All sandwiches come with choice of house salad,… Read More →

Where are the best Arizona locations to take a selfie?

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Sel.fie (n). “A photograph that is taken of oneself, then typically shared via social media.” Do you think you have the best location in the Valley for a selfie — and can you prove it?! With the selfie trend being so popular that it has even caused and increase in plastic surgery, AZ Big Media thought it would… Read More →

Skrillex to make Māyā Day + Nightclub debut

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Māyā Day + Nightclub, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations (SLE) and Disco Donnie Presents (DDP) have announced that Skrillex will perform at Māyā Day + Nightclub on Saturday, September 5 as part of the 2015 Labor Day Weekend lineup. Doors open at 12 p.m. Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex, is a DJ/producer with… Read More →

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 repeats as No. 1 state for gun owners

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For the third straight year, Arizona was ranked best state in the nation for gun owners by Guns and Ammo magazine, which praised the state’s self-defense and carry laws, its shooting sports and strong gun culture. “Arizona combines strong laws with an unmatched shooting culture and a strong industry presence,” said the magazine, which said… Read More →

Local nonprofit brings History Channel star to the Valley

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In an effort to educate and get people to rethink waste; Stardust Building Supplies is hosting Salvage This!, the 3rd annual fundraiser and celebration of reuse. The event, which is set to be held at the Showcase Room at The Yard in Tempe, is meant to inspire individuals to build a sustainable community. During the… 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 →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns to Phoenix

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Listen up music fans, the 13th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) will take the stage on March 11-13, 2016 for three full days of music, food, art, culture and more in the Arizona sun. Presale ticket packages for MMMF 2016 will be available for purchase at a discounted rate starting on August 1, 2015.… Read More →