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In the Mix: Hoodie Allen, SoMo, ATB

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Hoodie Allen @ The Marquee Hoodie Allen started as a college graduate working as an Adwords associate at Google and writing songs on the side. He left the corporate world when he was offered the opportunity to do live shows as a full-time career. Allen began his musical career in the duo Steve Markowitz and… Read More →

House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A with Andrew Norelli

Andrew Norelli on "Late Night with David Letterman." Via thecomicscomic.com
November 12, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured | Lifestyle

The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds. Comedian Andrew Norelli got his start doing impressions of family members as a kid. He’s gone on to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and appearances on Comedy Central specials.… Read More →

Local fabric designer pens book on unconventional creativity

Screen Shot of Such Designs, WEB

As artist and author, Carrie Bloomston, flipped through the 127 colorful pages of her first book, “The Little Spark-30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity,” she couldn’t help but smile at the product of her journey. “I could have written this very fluffy light book about creativity, but it wouldn’t have solved the problem. It wouldn’t… Read More →

Scottsdale prepares for the Super Bowl effect

City of Scottsdale charges into tangential tourism effects of 2015 Super Bowl and Phoenix Open. Pictured: Ornate flood control dike in Scottsdale. 123RF.com, Copyright: DesertSolitaire

Although the City of Scottsdale is not the host of the 2015 Super Bowl, there are many events that will attract visitors during their stay for the major sporting event. “Scottsdale’s entertainment district is without a doubt a pull for Super Bowl visitors who are looking to celebrate at bars and clubs,” said Megan Doyle,… Read More →

Love your friend, but hate her kids?

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Isn’t’ that the worst thing to have a friend you adore but you cannot stand her kids? No doubt this puts a strain and wedge in the relationship.  You have to decide when and how to spend time with her.  It isn’t always easy loving other people’s children, but there are truly some children that… Read More →

The Dish: Chef Eddie Matney’s braised beef short ribs

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Chef Eddie Matney, of Eddie’s House, is prepared to show the Valley’s most charitable residents how to put their money where there mouth is. Every year, local nonprofit Camp Soaring Eagle’s Annual Affair raises money for its year-round safe camp programs for seriously ill children and their families. It’s free for them to camp, and… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale hosts event for Valley women

Courtesy of Platform Scottsdale

By Kendra Riley, Founder/Owner Dawning Public Relations Valley women, from the stay-at-home moms to businesswomen on the go, will be coming together on Thursday at ESCADA in Biltmore Fashion Park to ignite their inner rock stars with local women’s nonprofit Platform Scottsdale. This influential group of women will be hosting their second signature event of… Read More →

In the Mix: Yellowcard, Diplo and Lonestar

Diplo, from lifelounge.com.au

Lonestar @ The Showroom at Talking Stick Resort Squeeze into those cowboy boots and grab your hat to tip off to the American country music group Lonestar. First formed as Texassee, Lonestar was signed to BNA Records in 1995 and released their first single, “Tequila Talkin,” that hit No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country… Read More →

Haunted Hotel Ball checks into The Saguaro this Halloween

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The most sultry, gruesome and creative Halloween costumes will be checking in to the Haunted Hotel Ball this year. The 7th annual Halloween party will haunt The Saguaro in Scottsdale and features three epic parties over a span of thirty hours including the Haunted Hotel Ball Opening Party, Masquerade Pool Party and Dia De Los… Read More →

In the Mix: The Used, Lil Jon, Will Hoge

Lil Jon

The Used @ The Rialto Theatre Utah rock band The Used rose to fame in 2002 after its self-titled debut album hit the airwaves. It was a rough start, as the band members lived in poverty and battled substance abuse after being formed in 2001. Their first self-titled album was certified gold and opened many… Read More →

In the Mix: Phoenix Fashion Week, Gaslight Anthem

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Phoenix Fashion Week @ Talking Stick Resort Calling all fashionistas, slip on your favorite heels and get ready to strut your stuff down to Phoenix Fashion Week. The leading fashion industry in the Southwest welcomes all bridging designers and buyers to show upcoming trends in fashion. Models will reveal the fall trends of national and… Read More →

San Diego offers free fun for families in October

Kids Pool Fun -Courtesy Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Is there any better fun than free fun? During the entire month of October, more than 110 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies offer families with children special deals, so they can enjoy San Diego without emptying their wallets. “Kids Free San Diego” provides families an opportunity to save during budget-conscious times… Read More →

In the Mix: Nick Jonas, Cazzette and Robotic Pirate Monkey

Cazzette photo from Rukes.com

Nick Jonas @ Piper Repertory Theater at The Mesa Arts Center Separating from the pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas is making it as a solo artist. The youngest of three brothers, he is known from his years on the Disney Channel playing in multiple movies and starring in a series called “JONAS.” Jonas is a multi-faceted… Read More →

Paulo Bruscky’s ‘Art Is Our Last Hope,’ mail art comes to PAM

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Defying the restrictions of Brazil’s military dictatorship in the ’70s, Paulo Bruscky explored the role of art in society through various mediums that can be seen at the Phoenix Art Museum from Sept. 6 to Dec. 28. Bruscky found his inspiration on the streets of Brazil, where he explored a wide range of issues that… Read More →