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Phoenix hurdler Devon Allen heads to Rio with second-fastest time in the world this year

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Devon Allen was a 13-year-old watching the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics when Jamaican Usain Bolt broke the world record in 100-meter sprint with a time of 9.69 seconds. The track and field events caught the eye of the young man from Phoenix. “I wasn’t really a hurdler yet,” Allen said. “But, obviously I watched all… Read More →

A feline first: Entrepreneur hopes to launch 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 →

Nominations open for 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations are now open for the 35th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in seven categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona. The business category has been split into two divisions, a new category for small businesses with 1-99 employees and… Read More →

Veterans Day keynote speaker features Arizona Marine

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Active duty Arizona Marine Cpl. Scott Roguska will be the keynote speaker at the city’s 2015 Veterans Day Commemoration. The event takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road. The program is free and open to the public. From a young age, Roguska said… Read More →

Pink Jeep Tours invests in the health of Arizona’s forests

Pink Jeep Tours, Grand Canyon

Pink Jeep Tours has announced a partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) that will help protect the Oak Creek and Verde River watersheds by funding restoration projects on the Coconino National Forest. Through the partnership, Pink Jeep Tours will collect donations from its customers for the Northern Arizona Forest Fund, a program developed by… Read More →

Salt Tacos y Tequila comes to Westgate this November

iStar Financial has announced that a modern Mexican restaurant, Salt Tacos y Tequila, will open a nearly 15,000 square-foot eatery at Westgate Entertainment District in November, which is the largest restaurant lease signed to-date. Located in the former Margaritaville space, Salt Tacos y Tequila is a new restaurant concept from the owner of Whiskey Rose,… Read More →

PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years comes to Phoenix Oct. 3

The city of Phoenix marks the 30th anniversary of the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission with a FREE celebration of arts and culture in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 3. The PHX Arts and Culture @ 30 Years Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, Herberger Theater and… Read More →

Paul Goldschmidt named nominee for Roberto Clemente Award


Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, announced that Paul Goldschmidt was named the Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Wednesday, September 16th marks the fourteenth annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize… Read More →

Fuchsia Spa breaks ground on their first franchise location

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Mesa, Ariz.-based Fuchsia Spa, a concept designed for the everyday woman to indulge in affordable, yet high-end spa services monthly, has announced the breaking ground of its first franchise location, which is set to open in Phoenix this year. Long-time Fuchsia employee Shauna Owens, 30, and her sister Marissa Owens, 28, signed a lease in… Read More →

Miss Arizona to compete for National American Miss America

Miss Zoephia Peyton Decker-Knealing, daughter of Dr. Shannon Decker and Mr. Terry Knealing, has earned the prestigious title of the 2015 National American Miss Arizona at the state pageant held July 2015. She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Anaheim, California at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, representing the great state of… Read More →

Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails debuts September 16

When Crudo burst onto the scene in 2012, and into the hearts of Arizona diners, Co-Owner/Chef Cullen Campbell, Co-Owner Maureen McGrath-Campbell and Co-Owner/Mixologist Micah Olson wanted nothing more than to deliver crisp, chef-driven menus, a cocktail program worthy of tenure, and hospitality that wrapped it’s arms around you.  Now, three years later, the trio is… Read More →

The Clotherie in Phoenix rolls out their revitalized look

The Valley’s most awarded men’s fashion boutique, The Clotherie has announced their revitalized look, all-new website and expanded lineup of the finest European and American fashions. Not to mention new, if familiar leadership for this landmark retail shop founded in 1969. Located at the stylish Biltmore Fashion Park, The Clotherie (and sister shop,Bonafide Goods inside The Union Shops)… Read More →

Arhaus to open at Biltmore Fashion Park and Kierland Commons

Arhaus is breaking into the home furnishings scene in Scottsdale and Phoenix with store locations at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2400 East Camelack Rd., and Kierland Commons, 7030 East Greenway Parkway. Kierland Commons will open first, on Friday, September 18, followed by Biltmore Fashion Park, Friday, October 30. Spaces at both centers are being prepped now… Read More →

The Canine Couture returns to Bentley Scottsdale’s Polo Party

Unlike movies, the sequel will be better than the original. For its second year, The Canine Couture returns to The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, allowing Arizona’s most pampered paws to strut their fashionable stuff in front of thousands of attendees. Presented by the finest luxury pet resorts in Arizona, Applewood Pet Resort and Bark Avenue. The… Read More →