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INSIDER GUIDES

Hello 2020: Ring in the new decade with these events

By Connor Dziawura New Year’s Eve is an important time of year. It’s a time to reflect. It’s a time to celebrate. And it’s a...

Holiday Tradition: ‘The Nutcracker’ makes its regular visits throughout the Valley

By Bridgette Redman Can’t get enough of “The Nutcracker”? There are plenty to choose from in the Phoenix area.   Phoenix Ballet Professional dancers perform to Tchaikovsky’s score...

Step Into Christmas: 14 activities to brighten the holidays

By Annika Tomlin November means the lights will be hung and carols will be sung. The holiday season is approaching so it’s time to gather...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Welcome to Bikini Bottom: SpongeBob and friends face a natural disaster

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Cody Cooley understands the attraction to SpongeBob SquarePants—the jokes (“What’s better than 24? 25!”), the brightly colored sea life and the strong...

Big Dreams: ‘Americano!’ is this year’s buzz-worthy show

By Bridgette Redman “Americano!” is a story so powerful that The Phoenix Theatre is staging it as part of its 100th anniversary season. Just how...

Life Goes On: ‘63 Up’ continues legacy of Paul Almond’s films

By Glenn Heath Jr. In 1964, Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond spearheaded a documentary project called “Seven Up!” featuring interviews with a cross-section of British 7-year-olds answering...

Immersive Storytelling: Vox Motus’ ‘Flight’ shares two brothers’ tale of immigration

By Laura Latzko The story of the immigrant experience is one to which audiences from different backgrounds can relate but is rarely told. A few...

The Fab Four: Beatles concert experience comes to the MAC

By Laura Latzko Capturing the sound and stage presence of The Beatles is no easy task. For members of The Fab Four, impersonating the group’s...

Stunning and Vibrant: Congo’s masks and music take center stage at...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Marc Felix knows how to make an appearance. Dressed in all green, save for a white scarf, Felix searches for harmony in...

Trail Mix: The Prickly Pedal Tour shows off the Maricopa Trail’s...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Maricopa Trail is considered a secret to some.  Jeffery Frost is continuing former Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek’s goal of bringing awareness...

Celebrating Hip-Hop: The MIM explores the genre with a weekend full...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ten years ago, when the Musical Instrument Museum opened, the first signature event was centered around hip-hop. To mark the decade anniversary,...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Fresh Start: The Maggiores open their doors to families at Tomaso’s...

By Rachel Howard When life hits, you hit back harder. When life floods your restaurant, if you’re celebrity chefs Tomaso and Joey Maggiore, you take...

Nom Nom Noodles Festival: Peoria entrepreneur brings a taste of his...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jay Kwan longed for the taste of Asian food he had as a child, so he founded the Arizona Nom Nom Noodles...

Intimate Night: Acclaimed chef Jared Lupin opening Phoenix’s first hand roll...

By Christopher Boan Chef Jared Lupin was exposed to the world of ramen and sushi during a U.S. Army tour more than a decade ago.  Born...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

Small town to big city: Ryggs Johnston finds success with ASU...

By Matthew Roy Cronkite News Steak, white rice, black beans, salsa and cheese, please. It’s a combination of burrito ingredients known to almost anyone who has visited...

Helping Others: Dingers in the Desert raises money for spinal cord...

By Haley Smilow Corey Hahn lost all direction after suffering a spinal cord injury during a baseball game his freshman year at ASU. But baseball...

Security Change: Clear bag policy to go in effect for D-backs...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chase Field will implement the clear bag policy for all Chase Field events, including D-backs games, starting at...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

The Pack Expands: Arizona will soon welcome Great Wolf Lodge waterpark...

By Octavio Serrano With electronic devices dominating dinners and vacations, Great Wolf Lodge is aiming to bring families back together with its new location in...

Hotel Adeline just steps away from all the Scottsdale action

Article and Food Images by Lynette Carrington, Hotel Adeline Images Courtesy of Hotel Adeline A large sign at the entrance to Hotel Adeline proclaims, “WTF,”...

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Located in Scottsdale, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is a fabulous mid-century modern desert oasis resort that embraces the aesthetic of the Sonoran Desert...

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