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Drive-In Magic: Michael Carbonaro channels history with WestWorld show

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Editor's Note: Michael Carbonaro's performance at WestWorld of Scottsdale has been postponed. A new date has yet to be confirmed. I wanted to also inform you, this just happened but we, unfortunately, had...

‘Never Forget’: 9/11 Tower Challenge goes virtual to keep benefit running

By Connor Dziawura To commemorate those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, an annual benefit challenge is returning. Only this time it’s going virtual. Concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic are...

A New Outlook: Tortilla Flat’s new ‘caretakers’ are looking to freshen it up

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Katie Ellering, one of Tortilla Flat’s new owners, isn’t about modernizing the remnant of the Old West town. She and her fiancé/operations director, Chris Field, just want to bring a fresh look to...

Golf Meets Cigars: Sticks lounge opens in Carefree

By Connor Dziawura A common complaint Larry Foppe has heard from locals in Carefree is that a laidback gathering place was missing—the key word now being “was.” So, he took his local cigar shop, moved it...

Desert Child: Artist Beth Zink shares her love of Arizona

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Beth Zink approached her parents about studying art, she made a pact with her father that she would major in education at Bethany College. “My elementary school art teacher told my mother...

Art Immersion: Scottsdale’s Celebration of Fine Art turns 30 this year

By Sherry Jackson A love of art and a vision to bring an immersive experience to patrons in Scottdale led show founders Tom and Ann Morrow to create the Celebration of Fine Art, now celebrating its...

Gotta Have Art: Scottsdale Arts Festival celebrates 50 years

By Kristine Cannon Every spring in Scottsdale, the flowers bloom, the Spring Training games are in full swing, and the Scottsdale Arts Festival opens to the public for three days with local art, family-friendly activities...

Back in the Saddle: Rodeo Scottsdale continues for the 67th year

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Rodeo is in Dave Alford’s blood. He rode in the late ’60s and early ’70s, until he fell into rodeo production. Four decades later, he’s producing the Rodeo Scottsdale, which has bucked its...

Taking a ‘Paws’: The Mutt Gala is inspired by glitz and glamour of the...

By Annika Tomlin The Arizona Animal Welfare League is carrying on the legacy and message of actress Amanda Blake by hosting An Evening to Paws: Mutt Gala on Sunday, March 7, at the Omni Montelucia...

Celebrating the Persian New Year: Scottsdale entrepreneur brings her heritage to the Valley

By Octavio Serrano Lawdan Shojaee grew up in Los Angeles, where her Persian culture is vibrant and present. She misses it, so she’s bringing it to the Valley, where she lives now, with the second...

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