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INSIDER GUIDES

It’s Cookie Season: Local breweries, wineries pair bottles, cookies

By Alison Bailin Batz | February 16, 2021 There are only a few more weeks to help local West Valley Girl Scouts meet their Girl...

The Bold and the Beautiful: Big reds for cool winter nights

By Alison Bailin Batz | February 15, 2021 Though red, white and pink wines can be enjoyed anytime, there is something to be said for...

Time to Celebrate Love: Valentine’s Day specials are aplenty

By Claire Spinner | February 9, 2021 Valentine’s Day in 2021 offers the chance to give couples a much-needed night of relaxation and romance after...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

The Best of Both Worlds: Jared Kolesar goes solo with some...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 2, 2021 Under the trees at La Grande Orange, Jared Kolesar looks like he’s about to jump off the picnic...

Sharing ‘Relatable’ Humor: Comedian Steve Trevino coming to Stand Up Live

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 16, 2021 Steve Trevino’s parents often held barbecues at their house during which the men cooked outside, and the women...

A Slightly Better World: Playboy Manbaby’s singer feels the need to...

By Alex Gallagher | February 16, 2021 Sidelined by the ongoing pandemic and provoked by the spread of misinformation in local politics, Playboy Manbaby singer...

Sharing Stories: JCFilm Studios studio set to open in Tempe

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 15, 2021 Actor Dean Cain and JCFilm Studios’ Jason Campbell are on a conference call, bouncing thoughts off each other. Cain...

A New Beginning: Jewish film festival adapts to increasingly virtual world

By Connor Dziawura | February 8, 2021 When it came to the timing of last year’s Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival — considered the longest-running...

Learning Simplicity: The pandemic education of Marlon Wayans

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 8, 2021 Marlon Wayans of the first family of comedy says he’s lost “so much” since the beginning of the...

Colorful Career: John Colby’s Chameleon Entertainment sheds stereotypes

By Christina Fuoco Karasinski | February 8, 2021 John Colby’s career mirrors his business name: Chameleon Entertainment. He seamlessly veers from country to rock covers...

Pop’s New Princess: Tempe’s Tatum Lynn is ready to let down...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 Tatum Lynn was writing songs as a student at Corona Del Sol, while her peers were planning to...

Spiritual Art: Mesa exhibitions take new views on religion

By Laura Latzko | February 3, 2021 Artist Susan H. Paige often explores spiritual topics in her work. This month, she’s teaming with other local artists...

Celebrate Art 6 Feet Apart: Susan Morrow Potje’s happy place is...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 Susan Morrow Potje has a motto for this year’s Celebration of Fine Art: Celebrate art 6 feet apart. “I...

Crystal Clear: Kathleen Sabol’s jewelry reflects the Sonoran Desert

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 Kathleen Sabol comes to the door of her parents’ Carefree Ranch home in North Scottsdale. The glamorous blonde...

Inner Peace: Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts support nonprofits

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 Treasure Milinovich is hoping to help others find inner peace during the pandemic by hosting the Second Sunday...



BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

A Warm Welcome: Glendale embraces Barrio Queen’s new location

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 28, 2021 Barrio Queen principal owner Linda Nash admits she was a little nervous to open the new Glendale location...

78 Pasta-bilities: Guests can create their own bowl at Italian quick-serve...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 25, 2021 Cosmo Magliozzi was schooled at Café Roma Ristorante, the Italian eatery owned by his father, Antonio Magliozzi, on...

A Star Lineup: Devour at Home with the whole family this...

By Annika Tomlin | February 22, 2021 It’s no secret that restaurants around the Valley — and throughout the world — are hurting due to...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

A Quarterback Legacy: Donovan McNabb is sharing his experiences with fellow...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 16, 2021 Football legend Donovan McNabb wants to improve the lives of college and high school quarterbacks. Through the nonprofit...

Coyotes Hire Doan: Former captain spent 21 years with the franchise

By Ethan Greni | February 8, 2021 Shane Doan is a name that’s synonymous with hockey in the desert. The former Arizona Coyotes captain has returned...

It’s Perfect: Helicopters and poker are part of The Wigwam golf...

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,...

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 and poker are part of The Wigwam golf...

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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