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A Disney Christmas: This new holiday party brings Santa and Mickey together

By Natalie Urquiza Disney is a recognizable name that’s ageless and creates memories. Kids can see their favorite Disney Junior character in front of them and reach out for a hug when “Disney Junior Holiday...

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...

Light ‘Em Up: Michael Pollack promises a brighter than usual holiday season

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sitting in his opulent Mesa office, Michael Pollack is proud of what he’s accomplished. Drive up and down Alma School Road and Pollack’s name is present on most strip malls. He’s refurbished and...

Repping Our State: Arizona State Fair returns with The Cult and deep-fried Oreos

By Samantha Molina The scent of mouthwatering fried foods, heart-stopping rides and concert performances by award-winning artists like rapper Lil Pump and country’s Trace Adkins. Visitors can experience these things and more at the Arizona State...

The Pack Expands: Arizona will soon welcome Great Wolf Lodge waterpark resort

By Octavio Serrano With electronic devices dominating dinners and vacations, Great Wolf Lodge is aiming to bring families back together with its new location in Scottsdale. “Our goal is designed to help families reconnect and create...

Mummies of the World

“Mummies of the World,” through September 2, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, $13-$18, children 2 and younger are free, 602-716-2000, azscience.org. The largest collection of mummies will creep out the Valley...

Crayola Experience colors Chandler happy

A crowd last month packed the colorful, large, new Crayola Experience Chandler — one of five in the country — when it opened at Chandler Fashion Center. Standing out with vibrant red, blue, yellow, green...

‘Titanic’ docks at OdySea in the Desert through Spring 2020

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski With repeats on television of the 1997 film “Titanic,” the doomed ship is still a curiosity. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at OdySea plays on those feelings by showcasing items found on the world’s largest ship...
Disney on Ice

Kia Sofia Szpak expects magic with ‘Disney on Ice’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Kia Sofia Szpak is expecting something “magical” to happen when her skates hit the Talking Stick Resort Arena ice for Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream January 17 to January 20. Szpak...

Our favorite animal encounters in Arizona

By Alison Bailin Batz   Despite being a desert, Arizona has some of the most unique ways to interact with animals around the world – no matter what age you are. Here are some not to...

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