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Love Letter to Arizona: ‘Teenage Badass’ star Evan Ultra talks first feature role

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The film “Teenage Badass” has a bit of an autobiographical feel to its star, musician Evan Ultra. He met director and co-producer Grant McCord when he tried to recruit him to play drums...

Ending Hunger: Foothills Food Bank offering artistic bowls online

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The 2020 Foothills Empty Bowls Project is moving online this year. Sponsored by Tech4Life Computers & Websites, the event’s bowl sale and art auction will be held on the Foothills Food Bank’s...

‘The Stars Aligned’: Partnership brings to life Seven Apart winery

By Brandie Bosworth Scottsdale businessman Don Dady grew up in the Sonoma Valley and spent his childhood passing the vineyards, hoping to one day call one his own. Fast forward to Dady as an adult, when...

‘Relationships Are Everything’: Musically Fed looks to community to feed struggling music industry

By Connor Dziawura For the past five years, Maria Brunner has, through her organization Musically Fed, made it her mission to feed the homeless and food insecure locally—and even across the nation. By teaming up with...

Live from Home: Chris Daughtry combats boredom with Marquee benefit

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Chris Daughtry is sitting in a purple-lit room in his home with a wide smile on his face. A character, however, is towering over his shoulder. “That’s Deadpool,” he says with a laugh....

A Hat Trick: Phoenix’s Sugar Thieves drop three albums mid-pandemic

By Kristine Cannon Four years and four studios later, Phoenix’s Sugar Thieves have released three new albums—and in the midst of a pandemic, no less. Since 2006, the Sugar Thieves have injected Arizona’s music scene with...

Monster of Rock: Guitarist Tommy Gibbons is all about the WWE and Godzilla

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tommy Gibbons has wanted to be a musician since his father took him, as an elementary school student, to see the G3 tour, featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Steve Vai, at...

Twice as Nice: Michael Waltrip launches ‘Two-Time’ beer brand

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Michael Waltrip is about having fun and enjoying life. The two-time Daytona 500 champion is serious about his beer, though. He, Bryan Sperber (former Phoenix Raceway president) and J. Glynn Gross founded Phoenix-based...

Straight Shooter: SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz recalls her Arizona roots

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Shannon Gunz was preparing to enter ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2006 when she told her father, “I want to be famous.” To achieve that, she needed to...

‘Best Time of the Year’: Arizona Restaurant Week offers takeout options this fall

By Elsa Hortareas Arizona Restaurant Week is returning this fall, armed with to-go options for those uncomfortable with the dine-in experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Set for September 18 to September 27, the week features...

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