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Return to Racing: NASCAR Championship Weekend coming back to Avondale

By Grant Greabell | June 11, 2021 For the third consecutive year, Phoenix Raceway will be home to the NASCAR Championship Weekend. The tradition started in 2020 and will continue this fall from November 5 to...

Start the Countdown: Super Bowl LVII date set for Glendale

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 11, 2021 The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has chosen the date for Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium — February 12, 2023. “The selection of the date for Super...

No More ‘Lucking Out’: Sedona film festival gets cautious with pandemic

By Connor Dziawura | June 5, 2021 Sedona International Film Festival organizers lucked out with last year’s event. Set just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic led to mass shutdowns of businesses and cancellations of events, the...

A ‘Life Skill’ to Learn: Desert Foothills plans musical theater camp

By Bridgette M. Redman | June 4, 2021 Sandi Carll has done summer theater camps before. Now, in a new role as Desert Foothills Theater’s education director, she’s planning to bring the best of what...

Punk in the Park: Live music returns to Big Surf Waterpark

By Alex Gallagher | May 19, 2021 After more than a year without live shows, punk rock returns with some of the biggest names in the genre, like Strung Out, Pennywise, Good Riddance and the...

‘Let’s Play Ball’: Kids invited to triple header in Glendale

By Phoenix.org staff | May 18, 2021 Glendale Mayor Jerry P. Weiers is making the call “Let’s play ball!” with an open invite to kids who can’t get enough baseball. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May...

‘Curiouser and Curiouser’: Theater Works offers dark journey into Wonderland

By Bridgette M. Redman | May 14, 2021 For some theater companies, the pandemic opened doors to long-considered innovative productions. For Theater Works, that meant a journey into the wild world of immersive theater that...

‘A Day in the Wild West’: Arizona Gunfighters to perform at Cave Creek’s Frontier...

By Alex Gallagher | May 12, 2021 Bob and Dale Charnes have been performing historical reenactments of the Wild West for over 60 years, nearly 30 of which have been spent in Arizona. Now, their Arizona...

Keeping the Tradition Alive: Black Rodeo recalls Western history, culture

By Laura Latzko | May 11, 2021 The Arizona Black Rodeo is about more than entertainment. The event gives contestants a place to compete and spread awareness about African American contributions to Southwestern heritage. “African Americans...

Thanking the Community: Carefree week features ‘amazing’ eateries

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 10, 2021 Carefree Restaurant Week didn’t happen last spring. In the fall, it was limited to curbside pickup. English Rose Tearoom owner Jo Gemmill says the event is returning in...

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