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Helping Others: Dingers in the Desert raises money for spinal cord injuries

By Haley Smilow Corey Hahn lost all direction after suffering a spinal cord injury during a baseball game his freshman year at ASU. But baseball always kept him motivated. Although Hahn could no longer play the...

‘The Greatest Show on Grass:’ Waste Management Phoenix Open returns to great fanfare

By Christopher Boan The Phoenix Open launched 87 years ago as the brainchild of Bob Goldwater Sr., offering a $500 prize to the event’s champion. Fast-forward 10 decades, and the Waste Management Phoenix Open has become...

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...

Celebrating Hip-Hop: The MIM explores the genre with a weekend full of events

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ten years ago, when the Musical Instrument Museum opened, the first signature event was centered around hip-hop. To mark the decade anniversary, the MIM is returning to the genre. “Celebrate Hip-Hop” runs from...

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’...

Nom Nom Noodles Festival: Peoria entrepreneur brings a taste of his childhood to the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jay Kwan longed for the taste of Asian food he had as a child, so he founded the Arizona Nom Nom Noodles Festival with some of the Valley’s best vendors and restaurants. The...

Four Days of Cinema: Chandler fest presents international crop of films

By Kevin Reagan From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event from January 17 to January 20 will...

Building a Bridge: Tempe-based film festival giving Asian filmmakers voices

By Connor Dziawura Filmmaker Ihman Esturco sees a distinct lack of representation for foreign cinema, namely that which is from Asian countries. “There’s a lot of filmmakers, especially in Asia, who don’t have access,” explains Esturco,...

‘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...

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