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Ballet Arizona

Top Things to Do This Week

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, which means that this weekend will have plenty of lovely events to attend. Watch the sad love story of “La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer” at Arizona Ballet or see the majestic Arabian Horse Show and be awed by the beautiful creatures. No matter what you do this weekend, make sure beauty is part of it. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

 

Art Laboe’s Valentine’s Super Love Jam

All the classic R&B oldies are coming to U.S. Airways this Thursday for a jamming love concert that will bring you back to the good old days. With 11 acts performing, such as The Intruders, Malo, and Sunny and the Sunliners listen to all the lovey songs that line your memories.

US Airways Center Feb. 14th @7:30 p.m. get tickets at ticketmaster.com

 

Arabian Horse Show @ WestWorld

Kicking off this Thursday is the 59th annual Arabian Horse Show. Thousands of exotic horses will be at the show trying to win and be presented as the best breed horse. Tickets can be bought from ticketmaster.com or at the door for $10.

 

VNSA Book Sale

Heaven is a library, or a book sale with enough books to fill an entire warehouse. The VNSA Book Sale surely has that many books for sale this weekend to satisfy anyone no matter what book you’re looking for. Head to the Arizona State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building this Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m. and shop for knowledge until you can’t shop anymore.

 

“La Bayadere: The Temple Dancer” @ Ballet Arizona

This weekend, watch Ballet Arizona perform the classic story of a love that could never come into fruition. The Indian tale of a young warrior and temple dancer that only unite in death will leave your heartbroken this Valentine’s Day weekend. The Phoenix Symphony will perform alongside the ballet at the Symphony Hall. Tickets are on sale at Ballet Arizona Box Office at 2835 E. Washington St. or call 602-381-1096

 

Arizona Cocktail Week

Get your drink on starting this Friday, Valentine’s Day, for an entire week as Arizona Cocktail Week kicks off for another fun round of drinks. Visit arizonacocktailweek.com to find out which bars and cocktail lounges in the Valley are participating. Be ready to drink and have a good time all across the valley, and submerge yourself in the state’s fine cocktail culture.

 

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate:

Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolates and Fine Art

Indulge in the truly finer things in life: chocolate and art. Carefree is hosting this free festival to cater to everyone with a sweet tooth and a fine sense in art this weekend. Bring the family or bring that special someone in your life and guarantee a great time. The festival kicks off on Thursday at noon and ends at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday the event begins at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The festival is at 101 Easy Street on the Carefree Desert gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

All aboard the chocolate train! Verde Canyon Railroad is filling its first class cars with chocolate with a view of the Verde Canyon. Visit verdecanyonrr.com/events/ to book your ticket for the chocolate festival that is happening this Friday-Sunday.

Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal

Head to the Heard Museum this weekend and learn of the origins of all your favorite foods that started in the Americas. Plus, learn all about the tiny insect who loves to eat prickly pear cactus and became the source of a brilliant red dye coveted by sixteenth-century Spanish conquistadors. The exhibit opens this Sunday and runs through November. Head to heard.org for more information

 

Anti-Valentines Day:

Valentine X – Candlelit Night of Horror at the 13th Floor

Dive into the other well-known side of Valentines day, the horror. 13th Floor is hosting a haunted house that is sure to leave you absolutely terrified whether you’re with a date or not. This Friday and Saturday, come to the 13th floor and feel real fear. The house opens at 7:30 and closes at 10:30 p.m., 2814 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix

Voodoo Tines: Anti-Valentine’s Day @ Hula’s Modern Tiki

No one showing you love today? Get back at the ones who’ve wronged you with an ice cold round of revenge! Bring a picture of your ex and smack it on a custom voodoo doll as you have your revenge upon him or her this Valentine’s Day. Call 602-265-8454 for more information or come to 4700 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix

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Tips to stay in style in Scottsdale

Fashion trends come and go in a flash. So how’s a girl to know what’s “in” and what’s “soooo last season?” The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau reached out to the style experts at Scottsdale Fashion Square who provided these tips for staying on trend with the hottest fall looks.

* Everything old is new again and the 1990′s are reflected in every detail.
* No need to be green with envy, every shade of green makes an appearance this season.
* Navy is the new neutral, pair it with a pop of color to stand out.
* Rich in color, like a nice wine, berry makes a colorful display from head to toe.
* Classic patterns with a twist: leopard, plaid, pinstripes, and especially houndstooth.
* Leather is not just for motorcycle jackets, it’s worn as tops, skirts, skinny pants and comes in every color.
* Stay cozy in boxy outerwear – oversized coats provide comfort or cinch them with a belt for a tailored look.
* Chokers speak volumes as statement necklace pieces.
* No more teetering on high skinny stilettos; this season chunky heels return with a heavier step.
* Shine bright in metallic again – keep gold apparel and jewelry in the closet from last season.

Roy Vallee, Chairman & CEO of Avnet - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

CEO Series: Roy Vallee

Long-time member talks technology, dealing with global economic problems, adapting to the changing world of technology, and more.

Roy Vallee
Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: Avnet

How you would you assess the current state of your industry?
Things are going pretty well for technology. Calendar 2010 will be a very good year by historical standards for our electronics business and our IT business. And in 2011, I would say things are going to normalize and grow at the secular growth rate for the industries. For us that’s good news because secular growth is kind of 1-1/2 to 2 times overall economic growth, so things are pretty good in technology.

You had a great first quarter. What do you think that portends for the economy in 2011?
Well, I’m not 100 percent sure, of course, but I think a couple of things are clear. Technology is leading this recovery. We’re growing a lot faster than the overall economy, certainly certain segments of the economy. So, I’m very pleased about that. And I think it also does indicate that we are at least in the early stages of a macro-economic recovery, even if it’s a gradual one … and hopefully that cyclical recovery will continue through 2011 and beyond.

Could this improvement possibly be a blip?
I think from an IT spending perspective that the possibility of it being a blip is there, but let’s maybe define blip. … Corporate psychology is such that it’s ready to invest in IT projects after it’s done swapping out the old hardware. I would also like to point out, though, that a significant part of our business is electronic components and a portion of those find their way into a variety of consumer goods, and that part of our business is quite strong, as well. So it’s not just corporate spending that’s driving our growth.

How is Avnet dealing with the various Global economic problems?
We deal in a variety of markets. Some of them are actually quite exciting right now; obviously places like China, India, Brazil, other parts of Asia Pacific, parts of Eastern Europe. There are parts of our business growing very rapidly these days. So the way we deal with that is we gear up and try to support the market that is there. In the areas where the developed countries have been hard-hit by the economic downturn and credit crunch, we simply dial the resources down. … we basically size our business to the amount of opportunity that exists on a local level.

In December, Avnet celebrated 50 years on the New York Stock Exchange. What do you think that says about your company?
It says a lot of things. First and foremost, adaptability: there have been a lot of economic cycles, there’s been changes in technology, there’s been changes in our industry structure at the fundamental value proposition of distributors like Avnet; there’s been globalization. So, the company being (on the NYSE) 50 years says we’re highly adaptable as an organization. … I think another thing it speaks to … is what I would call financial conservatism or fiscal discipline. And I think the third thing … is the culture. We’ve got a culture that is very grounded in our core values.

    Vital Stats



  • Joined Avnet in 1977
  • Appointed president of Hamilton/Avnet Computer in 1989
  • Elected to Avnet’s board of directors in 1991
  • In July 1998, he was elected chairman of the board and chief executive officer
  • Named to the Twelfth District Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in 2010
  • Member of the Arizona Commerce Authority board of directors
  • Member of the boards of directors for Teradyne and Synopsys
  • Inductee of the CRN Industry Hall of Fame
  • Participates in Greater Phoenix Leadership

Arizona Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Apache Trails ASL Apartments, AZRE January/February 2011

Multi-Family: Apache ASL Trails Apartments


APACHE ASL TRAILS APARTMENTS

Developer: Cardinal Capital Management
General contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: WSM Architects
Location: 
 2428 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
Size: 97,843 SF

The $10.2M project will be a unique community for deaf seniors across the U.S. when completed in 2Q 2011. The 75-unit development will incorporate state-of-the-art technology for its deaf residents. The owner has retained a deaf architect to ensure lighting and other elements that the deaf have a heightened sense to are incorporated and accurately positioned.

AZRE January/February 2011
Surprise Medical Plaza, AZRE July/August 2011

Medical: Surprise Medical Plaza At The City


SURPRISE MEDICAL PLAZA AT THE CITY

Developer: Ensemble DevMan of Arizona
General contractor: TBD
Architect: Matthew Budge Associates Architects
Location:
Statler Blvd. & Litchfield Rd., Surprise
Size: 35,400 SF

Construction on the medical office building is slated to begin December 2010 and finish in July 2011. The project will be anchored by a Banner Health Urgent Care Center and is 70% pre-leased. Brokerage firm is Ensemble DevMan.

AZRE January/February 2011

Devine Legacy, AZRE January/February 2011

Multi-Family: Devine Legacy On Central


DEVINE LEGACY ON CENTRAL

Developer: Native American Connections
General contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Pyatok Architects and Perlman Design Group
Location: 
 4570 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Size: 100,340 SF

The $10.6M project is a 65-unit affordable housing community for working families. The urban design will include a mix of studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, and will incorporate a number of green building concepts. Completion is 4Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011
Majerle's Old Town, AZRE January/February 2011

Retail: Majerle's Old Town Scottsdale


MAJERLE’S OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE

Developer: Majerle Group/Triyar Companies
General contractor: Alexander Building Co.
Architect: Reece Angel Rowe Architects
Location: 
 SEC Camelback and Saddlebag, Scottsdale
Size: 4,500 SF

A fourth Majerle’s Sports Grill will join Valley locations in Phoenix, Chandler and Goodyear. The $1.2M Scottsdale location will be part of a 3-tenant project scheduled to open 1Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011

Prescott College Student Housing, AZRE January/February 2011

Education: Prescott College Student Housing


PRESCOTT COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSING

Developer: Prescott College
General contractor: Haley Construction, Inc.
Architect: Weddle Gilmore Architects
Location: 
 220 Grove Ave., Prescott
Size: 35,000 SF

Prescott College is developing a $7M housing project focused on providing on-campus independent living facilities for students. The project will consist of 3 multi-level townhome style buildings along the banks of Butte Creek. It is targeting a LEED Gold designation upon completion in 3Q 2012.

AZRE January/February 2011
West-MEC Aviation Training Center, AZRE January/February 2011

Education: West-Mec Aviation Training Center


WEST-MEC AVIATION TRAINING CENTER

Developer: Western Maricopa Education Center Public School District
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: DLR Group
Location: 
 6801 N. Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale
Size: 60,000 SF

The $7.5M project includes a 40,000 SF, 2-story building with 7 classrooms, labs and meeting space, and a 20,000 SF hangar-type building for a paint booth, airplane engines, library, computer lab and tool center. Completion is expected in 2Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011
Grand Canyon University Student Rec Center, AZRE January/February 2011

Education: Grand Canyon University Student Recreation Center


GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER

Developer: N/A
General contractor: UEB Builders
Architect: Architekton
Location: 
 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Size: 55,000 SF

The $10M, 2-story center will serve as a practice facility for the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling team. It will include locker rooms, athletic training facilities and a fitness center for students and staff. Completion date is 3Q 2011.

AZRE January/February 2011