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INSIDER GUIDES

Picture This: Restaurants worth snapping about

By Jordan Houston | September 3, 2021 The only thing better than enjoying mouth-watering food is indulging in a just-as-tasty atmosphere. With over 1 billion monthly...

Pour the Paso, Please!: The best bottles from the wine region

By Alison Bailin Batz | July 30, 2021 Paso Robles is a winemaking region on the rise. Located along California’s Coast, Paso Robles winemaking dates...

Tea for Two: Arizona is a hot spot for afternoon sipping

By Taylor O’Connor | July 12, 2021 Sipping tea and eating finger sandwiches while donning pristine outfits wasn’t done just for looks. Although that may...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Living the Dream: Christmas Pudding guests praise Alice Cooper’s work

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | December 4, 2021 Despite their multiplatinum successes, singers Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland still have pinch-me...

A Special Year: ‘Christmas Eve’ is the star of TSO’s show

By Alan Sculley | November 19, 2021 Last year, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was forced to cancel its signature annual project — the holiday tour of U.S....

Fighting Another Day: Marc Cohn finds songwriting cathartic

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Marc Cohn could be considered a survivor. His mother died when he was 2, followed by his father 10...

Holding Court: Nerdcore rapper Mega Ran releases ode to basketball

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Former middle school English teacher and nerdcore rapper Mega Ran is a basketball junkie. In celebration of the beginning...

Revving Up: FuelFest celebrates cars and ‘The Fast and the Furious’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Cody Walker and Tyrese Gibson were catching up at Red Lobster when the conversation turned to Cody’s late...

A Sort of Homecoming: Matthew Honeycutt looks forward to showing off...

By Alex Gallagher | November 17, 2021 When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Matthew Honeycutt found himself contemplating his next move. His band was sidelined,...

Lost and Found: Michael Friedman brings rock legends to Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 15, 2021 Michael Friedman had a job most people would dream of. He spent the 1960s and 1970s managing and...

These Magic Moments: Bria Skonberg’s music covers the spectrum of emotions

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 15, 2021 Trumpeter Bria Skonberg says, lately, her shows channel her melancholic and frustrated feelings. “I had a baby and that’s...

Back from the Dead: Halestorm returns to the stage for empowering...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 11, 2021 Arejay Hale loves Arizona. The Halestorm drummer — and brother to singer Lzzy Hale — revels in the...

The Real Deal: Plush defies stereotypes to produce straight-up rock

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 11, 2021 The four women of the rock band Plush knew they had to build up momentum for their self-titled...

What Makes an Artist: Keshi shows off newfound confidence

By Olivia Munson | November 10, 2021 Vietnamese American singer-songwriter Keshi has not had many opportunities to showcase the talent he has cultivated over the...

Healing Songs: Madeline the Person finds solace in new album

By Annika Tomlin | November 8, 2021 Quarantine brought out true emotions and raw talent. Both can be said about rising alt-pop singer-songwriter Madeline the...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Booze Cruise: Wine Wagon offers fun shuttle service to Sedona wineries

By Jordan Houston | November 5, 2021 Cruise and booze in style with the Valley’s first same-day wine tour shuttle service from Scottsdale to Sedona. Tour...

Out of the Box: Dustin Cooke has no plans to tame...

By Mia Andrea | October 28, 2021 Dustin Cooke has always been immersed in the culinary world. He grew up in the wine country of...

A Spirited Splash: Arizona-based vodka brand makes waves since relaunch

By Jordan Houston | October 23, 2021 Roxx Vodka founder Angela Nielsen couldn’t be prouder of her journey, which included a tumultuous litigation battle with...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

Coming Soon: Mega indoor pickleball venue sets sights on Chandler

By Paul Maryniak | November 19, 2021 It was only a matter of time and Chandler resident Mike Rodrigues is seizing the moment. Sometime in the...

HBCU Challenge: Colleges bounce to a national stage

By Keaton Mallory | November 11, 2021 Historically Black colleges and universities’ basketball teams will take the national stage from the Footprint Center Sunday, November...

Teeing Up: Patriot All-America tournament now to include women

By Joe McHugh | November 8, 2021 The Patriot All-America golf tournament has opened its field to women for the first time in its 11...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

Chill Out: Winter at The Princess has arrived

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 8, 2021 The temperatures are creeping up, but winter isn’t over yet. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess overhauled its grounds to resemble...

Keeper of the Flame: We-Ko-Pa’s Ember is a red-hot experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 5, 2021 When We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened in Fort McDowell in October, the 166,341-square-foot facility unveiled an experience. The hotel lobby...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters, poker are part of The Wigwam golf experience

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 4, 2021 The Wigwam has been a longtime “buddy trip,” says Leo Simonetta, the resort’s director of golf. Like each season,...

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