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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...

Pretty ‘Sweet’: Wade Cota prepares fans for debut full-length album

By Alex Gallagher | July 9, 2021 Former “American Idol” contestant Wade Cota named his forthcoming debut full-length album “Sweet Boy Summer.” However, it’s anything but playful, as its focus will be on the highs and...
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Fans of trains and American railroad history need to visit McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park and its many avenues for exploration. Take a ride on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad, a 5:12 scale narrow gauge railroad that...

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...

On the Road Again: The trail to Country Thunder is paved with locals

By Annika Tomlin | October 9, 2021 Country music is a staple in Florence. Before the likes of Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Luke Combs and Eric Church appear at Country Thunder, Downtown Historic Florence will present...
Martin Auto Museum

Martin Auto Museum

The private collection of mechanic and auto-shop owner Mel Martin, this car museum offers dozens of lovingly maintained classics from more than 100 years of automotive history. See historical examples as varied as an...

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...
Penske Racing

Penske Racing Museum

Any race fan knows the name Penske. Over the last 50 years the name has graced the cars of more than 400 winners across a range of races, including 16 Indianapolis 500s. At this racing museum you can...

Button Up: Arizona State Button Society’s annual show returning to Avondale

By Sara Edwards The phrase “button up!” will have a different meaning this weekend in Avondale. Some people have memories of rummaging through their grandmother’s button tin or sewing box for stray materials. While some people...
COFCO Garden

COFCO Center

Situated to the north of Sky Harbor airport, the COFCO Center brings a taste of China to Phoenix starting with the traditional Chinese-style architecture and authentic Chinese garden on the grounds. The garden includes...

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