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Medieval Talent: Performers show their unique skills at Renaissance Festival

By Connor Dziawura Renaissance fairs around the nation are breeding grounds for people with interesting talents. From unique skills to thrilling performances, these popular events tap the best they can find in medieval entertainment. The Arizona...

Just for Laughs: Comedian Joe Netherwood infuses humor into his artwork

By Sue Kern-Fleischer Life has a funny way of steering us in a different direction. And for acclaimed oil painter Joe Netherwood, life took a serious turn after he spent five years performing as a...

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

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 of the trail with the Prickly Pedal Tour. This year’s...

Running Through the Ages: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon promotes a community of fitness

By Octavio Serrano Runners fear they may not finish a race, but at the 2019 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, they’re encouraged by the sound of music.  The 17th annual Rock ‘n’...

Arizona Fine Art Expo: Mesa artist Jordan Byrd uses the egg as a palette

By Sue Kern-Fleischer Jordan Byrd’s Mesa loft and studio are filled with eggs—but not the cooking kind. Instead, the 29-year-old artist and owner of Inside the Byrd’s Nest is one just a few artists in...

Fresh Concepts: Dave Kindig is selling his ‘bitchin’ rides’ at Barrett-Jackson

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Dave Kindig vividly remembers his first visit to Barrett-Jackson. The host of Velocity’s “Bitchin’ Rides,” Kindig was impressed by the caliber of available vehicles and the showmanship of the auctioneers.  “I went with a...

‘ARTrageous’: Scottsdale Arts’ Starry Night Gala recalls Hollywood glamour

By Kristine Cannon Oscar De Las Salas and Scottsdale Arts are hoping to “bring pizazz to downtown” with its Starry Night Gala on Saturday, December 7, at the Scottsdale Arts Campus in Old Town Scottsdale.  “We...

Avenue of Cultures: 19 cultures meet at Arizona Asian Festival

By Connor Dziawura The United States of America is often called a melting pot of cultures. Keeping true to that idea, but in a different way, the Arizona Asian Festival will once again bring an assortment...

From Hot Rods to Conventional Cars: The 2019 Phoenix Auto Show offers everything a...

By Samantha Molina Exotic cars, concept vehicles and cars installed with the latest automotive technologies will fill the Phoenix Convention Center Thursday, November 28, and Sunday, December 1, for the 2019 model Arizona International Auto...

Mission Accomplished! Valley attractions celebrate Apollo’s 50th anniversary

By Brianna Moore The Entertainer! “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embarked on a valiant mission to become the...

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