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‘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...

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns: Biannual event shines the spotlight on suffering industry

By Annika Tomlin The COVID-19 pandemic nearly decimated the food and beverage industry. The biannual event held to celebrate local eateries, Arizona Restaurant Week, was replaced in the spring by Arizona Take Out Week. Following CDC...

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...

La Dolce Vita!: The Italian Festival brings its culture to Downtown Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Italian Festival of America is bringing its celebration of food, culture and entertainment to Downtown Phoenix after several years in Scottsdale. Italophiliacs can experience la dolce vita with two stages of entertainment,...

‘Nothing Separates Us’: Archie Bradley tears down the wall between him and the fans

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley doesn’t like this assumed barrier between fans and celebrities. “The Beard,” as he’s called, would rather mingle. To give fans the chance to meet him, teammates and other athletes...

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...

Music and Charity: M3F gives back to local nonprofits while spotlighting bands from around...

By Laura Latzko Music festivals have become more than just spaces to listen to music. They have turned into full-out events with different genres of music and immersive activities, as well as chances to give...

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