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AZ Big Media Staff shares first Star Wars experiences

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by in Blogs

May the Fourth be with you! Since 2011 Star Wars fans have been observing May 4th as an unofficial holiday to celebrate one of the greatest franchises of all time: Star Wars. To celebrate, staff members are sharing their first experience with the classic movies. Some of our staff members are huge Star Wars nerds,… Read More →

Famous movies shot in Arizona

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

The time has come to roll out the legendary red carpet for the 88th annual Academy Awards. The highly anticipated award show will air this Sunday on ABC at 6:30 p.m. The red carpet fashion frenzy will begin at 5 p.m. While the nominated films like The Big Short, and Mad Max: Fury Road were… Read More →

Arizona Science Center ties Sci-fi and tech together

A “Jurassic Park” egg incubator simulator is topped with a roaring dinosaur at the Arizona Science Center in the POPnology exhibit in Phoenix. (Photo by Kaitlyn Thompson/Cronkite News)

POPnology, an 8,000-square-foot exhibit packed with science fiction technology, will make its debut at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday. The exhibit features iconic science fiction devices from popular movies, books and television shows like “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars.” “There is so much fun in science,” said Chevy Humphrey, president… Read More →

Mobile Mini treats employees to ‘Star Wars’ screening

Chris Miner, Mobile Mini's senior vice president and general counsel, and Ryanne Tezanos, senior vice president of customer and operational excellence, attend Mobile Mini’s screening of “The Force Awakens.” Photo by Erin Davis, AZ Big Media

Businesses around the Valley are hosting holiday parties, exchanging gifts and cookies and wrapping up the year. For Mobile Mini employees today, rather than visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, they experienced visions of lightsabers, Wookies and Jedis instead.   “Our President and CEO, Erik Olsson, is a longtime ‘Star Wars’ fan,” explains… Read More →

The Force is strong at Desert Ridge Marketplace

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In a mall not far from here, shoppers are surrounded by stores with Star Wars-themed T-shirts, socks, Legos, comforters, pillows, cookie cutters, shoes, backpacks, action figures…even toasters! These are just a few examples of the items that Star Wars fans can find at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Stores at the popular shopping center that currently carry Star Wars-themed items include: Barnes &… Read More →

New ‘Star Wars’ trailer premieres at Tempe Marketplace

Star Wars
by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

May the force be with you on November 28, when Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16 exclusively premieres Disney’s new 88-second teaser trailer for “‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Be among the first to see the highly anticipated trailer as Harkins Tempe Marketplace is the only theatre in Arizona, and one of 30 theatres nationwide, to debut… Read More →

Spielberg Benefit Concert Raises more than $600K

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On Saturday September 28th The Phoenix Symphony hosted a Benefit Concert Conducted by John Williams with Special Guest Steven Spielberg. This one-night-only performance was a fundraiser that combined two Hollywood titans, iconic music scores and a selection of unforgettable film clips in order to benefit The Phoenix Symphony’s Education and Community Engagement programs. This special… Read More →

Spielberg Joins Williams with The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Symphony Contest
by in Business News | Nonprofit

Five-time Academy Award and 21-time Grammy Award winner John Williams joins The Phoenix Symphony to conduct an unforgettable evening of music from the movies, featuring selections from some of his most popular and iconic scores, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws, E.T., Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and more.  During this special appearance on September 28,… Read More →