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Arizona Musicfest announces scholarship winner

Anna Han, performing in the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Competition Winners Concert at the Musical Instrument Museum. Photo by Vickilyn Hussey.
May 2, 2014 by in Profiles

The newest recipient of The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship is Anna Han, pianist, from Chandler, Arizona. Han will attend The Juilliard School (at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City). “Over the past number of years, I have been lucky to experience firsthand Arizona Musicfest’s strong commitment to encouraging aspiring musicians to pursue their… Read More →

The Man Behind the Legend: Q-and-A with Michael Jackson Impersonator Jason Jarrett

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February 6, 2014 by in Events | Lifestyle | Profiles

The Legends in Concert Tour is coming to Talking Stick Resort this month and is bringing famous tribute acts that can’t be seen anywhere else to the Valley. Portrayers of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston and the Blues Brothers will make the impossibility of seeing these great stars all at once a reality. Jason Jarrett,… Read More →

Echo Valley: Chester Bennington, Stone Temple Pilots Begin Legacy of Charitable Performances

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Echo Valley is a Scottsdale Living Q-and-A series with residents who have a message worth spreading from one side of the metro to the other. We kick off the series with Gilbert native and Valley resident Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park and the Stone Temple Pilots. Bennington and new band mates Robert… Read More →

Meet the Models: Kristen Pyland

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Meet Kristen Pyland, one of Phoenix Fashion Week‘s beautiful up and coming models. Catch her on the runway’s of this years Fashion week October 1 to 5.  How did you start modeling? I started modeling when I went to an open call for Phoenix Fashion week’s MIMS fashion show last year. How long have you… Read More →

Give a Little, Get a Lot at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop

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It’s not often a store has something for everybody. But between the shelves of fine antique crystals, the display of vintage handbags and racks of dog-eared books, you’d be hard pressed not to find something that tickles your fancy at the seemingly small thrift shop just South of Thomas on Scottsdale Road. Once you step… Read More →

Meet Our Cover Model: Miranda Meyer

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August 1, 2013 by in Profiles

Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better. Tell us about your career. Do you model as a hobby? I am a hair stylist. I went to cosmetology school during my junior and senior year of high school so I got a… Read More →

Meet the Model: Jennifer Phoenix

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Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better.  How did you start modeling? I was approached by a woman a coffee shop when I was 16 and she asked if I would be interested in being a model for Vidal Sassoon hair… Read More →

Meet the Models: Julyah Rose (Courtier Talent and Model Management)

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July 24, 2013 by in Profiles

Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better. How did you start modeling? I always had a deep instinct that modeling was a career that was very suited for me, as I have always had an affinity for the performing arts and… Read More →

Meet the Model: Bree Collins

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Meet the Model spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better. How did you start modeling? I started modeling at 20 when a friend encouraged me to start doing some fashion shows and photo shoots with her…I started to really get involved with bikini and… Read More →

Meet the Models: Malloy Sells (JANI Model Management)

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Meet the Models spotlights each and every model featured in Scottsdale Living — so you can get to know them better.  How did you start modeling? I have always been interested in modeling, but after I suffered an ankle injury and could no longer play volleyball, I decided to finally pursue my dreams and apply… Read More →

Scottsdale Firefighter Carries a Fender to Mt. Everest Summit For a Good Cause

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Scottsdale Firefighter Todd Pendleton carried an Alice Cooper-autographed Fender guitar on an 8-week-long adventure to the summit of Mt. Everest to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Pendleton wants to bring awareness to those suffering from leukemia and lymphoma, so he is auctioning the guitar on eBay and donating the proceeds to LLS.… Read More →

Boston Marathon Runner to Compete in Scottsdale’s “Beat the Heat” Race

Jason Clemence with his trainer, Donald Megerle
June 22, 2013 by in Events | Lifestyle | Profiles

The Tufts University marathon team ran the Boston Marathon this year in order to raise money for childhood nutrition research. It was 32-year-old Ph.D. candidate and English instructor Jason Clemence’s first time running the race, and as someone who grew up in New England, he said “running that homestretch on Boylston St. was the coolest… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: Why It's Great to Be a Woman!

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Welcome to the first of our monthly series with Platform Scottsdale, a non-profit organization that creates a platform for like-minded women to meet, mentor and build networking relationships with one another. This month’s fun feature is by founding member and residential realtor Christine Espinoza. I was recently at dinner with a group of males and… Read More →

BLACK HALO EVE COLLECTION MARKS LAUREL BERMAN'S TEN YEARS OF SUCCESS

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March 25, 2013 by in Beauty | Profiles | Style

After completing a bachelor’s degree in political science, on track towards a law degree, Laurel Berman decided to make a dramatic change in her career path. She interviewed and was accepted to the San Francisco Academy of Fashion Design. Now celebrating her company’s 10th anniversary, Black Halo has become a recognized name among top designers,… Read More →