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INSIDER GUIDES

Super Food: The perfect accompaniments to football’s biggest game

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Super Bowl isn’t just about football. It’s a good excuse to chow down. But it doesn’t have to be cheese trays...

Spoonful of Goodness: Celebrate National Soup Month at these local eateries

By Annika Tomlin January is National Soup month. Winters get chilly in Arizona, so we’re here to celebrate the month and share the best soups...

Rejoice! Holiday Records: These artists ‘sleigh’ their Christmas songs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski and Rohit Lakshman The COVID-19 pandemic has had us all wishing for merrier times. Musicians are no different. A swarm of performers,...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

A Family Spirit: Los Esplifs brings a Tucson vibe and sound...

By Laura Latzko Los Esplifs, a psychedelic cumbia group, has tried to carry on the tradition of other Arizona groups who have carved their own...

‘Walkin’ the Line’: Singer-actor pays tribute to Johnny Cash

By Bridgette M. Redman Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music...

Arizona Sage Art Market: Event offers ‘Main Street’ shopping experience

By Annika Tomlin The Arizona Sage Art Market will bring together 30 artists from various mediums during its sixth annual event from 10 a.m. to...

The New Normal: Fiddler’s Dream offers virtual open stages for local...

By Laura Latzko Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse has long offered a space for musicians to perform. Although the Glendale nonprofit cannot offer the same opportunities during the...

All-Natural: Daughter supports cancer society with natural deodorant

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ginger Panico is doing everything she can to protect women from getting breast cancer, which claimed the life of her mother at...

Johnson Group Tactical: Couple bring military experience to tactical classes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Oz and Karin Johnson of Desert Hills started their company, Christian-based Johnson Group Tactical, in October 2020. At the top of its website...

An Unexpected Education: Andrew Farriss is inspired by Arizona

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Andrew Farriss played to millions of fans as a keyboardist for the legendary rock band INXS. His life is much different now. Farriss...

Resolving to Return: Dominique Hinojosa saves the day with new single

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Dominique Hinojosa made his 2020 New Year’s resolutions, at the top of the list was writing a new song. On January 3,...

A Moment of Clarity: Jimmy Eat World gives fans a series...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jimmy Eat World hasn’t played live since December 12, 2019, and, lead singer Jim Adkins quips, “It’s not like I’m keeping track...

Roll With It: 810 Billiards and Bowling strikes CityScape

By Annika Tomlin Mike Siniscalchi founded 810 Billiards and Bowling in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2015. Soon, he’s bringing it to Chandler and...

‘An Island of Art’: Artists share their passion under the white...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Ans Taylor paints, she finds her happy space. It’s relaxing, and it allows her to share her passion with the Arizona...

Best-Kept Secret: The Hall of Flame was born out of one...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Chicago-area industrialist George F. Getz Jr. and his wife, Olive Atwater Getz, were driving through Wilmette, Illinois, when they saw a broken-down...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

‘Anniversary Week’: Simple Machine fetes 1st year with special beers

By Tara Alatorre Simple Machine Brewing Company celebrated its first anniversary by releasing three special beers during what it dubbed “Anniversary Week.” Although the North...

One Sip at a Time: Sorso Wine Room celebrates 6 years

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Mark Teahen left Major League Baseball during Spring Training of 2014, he and his wife, Lauren, took a trip to Italy...

Midcentury Cool: Hula’s owner goes from touring to tikis

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Dana Mule traveled the world with New Kids on the Block providing security for singer Jonathan Knight. Screaming girls, autograph hounds and...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

Office Talk: Derrick Hall creates memories with the D-backs

By Dave Hogg Like many Americans, Derrick Hall hasn’t seen much of his office in the last nine months. He probably misses it more than most...

A Bitter Pill: Torey Lovullo says the postseason was tough for...

By Dave Hogg Torey Lovullo knows the 2021 baseball season isn’t going to be normal. The Arizona Diamondbacks manager just isn’t sure how weird it is...

Bringing the Fun: Phoenix Open aims to bring the energy with...

By Nicholas Barker The Waste Management Phoenix Open’s enormous crowds, the thunderous cheers and the countless festivities will have to wait another year due to...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

‘Pure Exciting’: We-Ko-Pa says farewell to Fort McDowell, hello to new...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, formerly known as Fort McDowell Casino, has reopened in its state-of-the-art facility with 850 slot machines, 22 gaming tables...

Hotels for Heroes: Health care workers to receive discounts at Gila...

By Andrew Checchia During this period of quarantine and lockdown, people are facing unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety and general concern for the state of...

Learning with COVID-19: Great Wolf Lodge’s new e-learning package gives kids...

By Victoria Stibrik The era of online learning and COVID-19 is no walk in the park for many families. No recess, no time with friends...

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