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Single Saturday Night: Cole Swindell expects a good time at casino

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Country singer Cole Swindell is excited to see concert dates on his schedule — especially Arizona, where he performs and golfs. “I’ve always loved playing out there,” Swindell says....

Brothers in Arms: Damage Inc. recalls Metallica’s first four albums

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Chris Knight remembers the first time he heard the acoustic intro to Metallica’s “Fade to Black” in his teens. After that, nothing else mattered. Knight performs the James Hetfield’s vocals/rhythm...

Carrying the Torch: Pop Evil’s music means one thing — rock

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Pop Evil singer Leigh Kakaty takes offense to the phrase “rock is dead.” “Rock bands have been toward the bottom as far as other genres are concerned,” Kakaty says. “We...

Hometown Heroes: Katastro returns to Marquee stage for 2 shows

By Claire Spinner | July 18, 2021 Katastro bassist Ryan Weddle is eager to come back to Tempe. Nearly two full years since the genre-bending band last graced the Valley’s stages, Weddle and his bandmates...

Don’t Call It a Comeback: Chandler Center prepares for ‘grand opening’

By Kevin Reagan | July 12, 2021 After more than a year of barring patrons from visiting its theater, the Chandler Center for the Arts is preparing to welcome back audiences for live, in-person performances. Since...

A Sound Purchase: Record Store Day keeps heads spinning

By Alex Gallagher | July 12, 2021 Zia Records’ Mary Papenhausen knows the appeal of Record Store Day. She sees customers come in and out of the stalwart stores. She purchases records, too. “The beautiful thing...

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...

Toy Story: The Great Arizona Puppet Theater brings magic to the stage

By Claire Spinner | July 9, 2021 Nancy Smith has always been fascinated by puppetry. After receiving a set of puppets and a stage when she was 5 years old, the art form quickly became the...

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance: Mesa Arizona Temple plans rare open house

By Paul Maryniak | July 1, 2021 Offering the general public a rare experience unlikely to be repeated until the next century, the iconic Mesa Arizona Temple will be open for tours this fall as...

A New Home: Off-Road Expo heads to Phoenix Raceway

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 1, 2021 The Off-Road Expo Arizona will have a new home in 2021 as the event heads to Phoenix Raceway in Avondale Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12. Phoenix Raceway,...

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