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Italian Festival

Italian Festival returns to the Scottsdale Waterfront

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Frank Guzzo is proud of his Italian heritage. Born and raised in the Italy’s Calabria region, Guzzo gets a little worried that his culture gets “lost in translation.” As the Italian Association of...

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draws the best from around the world

By Sherry Jackson    The clopping of hooves and the neighs of 2,400 majestic Arabian horses will take over WestWorld of Scottsdale in February with the 64th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. Billed as “the greatest horse...
Grilled Cheese Festival

What’s better than cheddar? Grilled Cheese Festival – A Battle of Culinary Masters!

By Miranda Cyr   Rock the Fork Phoenix takes hot cheese and bread to the next level with their Grilled Cheese Festival from Saturday, February 9 to Sunday, February 10. The Grilled Cheese Festival, one event in...
Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish is the ‘Queen’

‘The Lego Movie’ royalty brings her stand-up show to Phoenix   By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Comedian Tiffany Haddish loves to talk on the phone. She’s quick-witted and animated, and her conversation is peppered with wise cracks. The Emmy Award-winning...
Old Dominion

Nashville’s top acts fly high at the Birds Nest

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Country music and the Coors Light Birds Nest are fast friends, and this year’s chairman, Michael Golding, wasn’t about to put a wedge in it. Nashville’s best takes the stage two of...
Phoestivus

Phoestivus For the Rest of Us

Phoenix Public Market hosts a time-honored holiday tradition   By Madison Rutherford    Popularized by the ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, Festivus is a made-up holiday that combats the commercialism and stress of the Christmas season with absurd traditions such...
Mesa Arts Festival

Mesa Arts Festival a sensory delight for unique gifts and entertainment

Phoenix.org Staff Report   Are you shopping for unique gifts? Or just looking for an opportunity to get into the spirit of the season? Do you enjoy art and entertainment? If the answer to any of these...
Miracle by Blue Hound

Drinking Christmas: Miracle by Blue Hound’s pop-up cocktail concept brings tipsy tidings of joy

By Niki D’Andrea   Christmas isn’t always all about kids. Sometimes, it can be very adult-oriented and caters more to spoiling your inner child than to making toddlers sit on a stranger’s lap while asking for...
Arizona Musicfest

Arizona Musicfest season stages four months of performances

By Kenneth LaFave   It was once known as “the little festival that could.” Now it’s the North Valley’s cultural flashpoint. What else would you call a performance series that has gone from 7,000 attendees in 2013...
Alternative Black Friday

Alternative Black Friday: Breaking Black Friday Norms in Downtown Phoenix

By Shannon Haupert   Just hours after consuming turkey on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers line up at the most popular stores in the U.S. to get deals that appear to be one-of-a-kind. Black Friday has become an epidemic,...

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