Festive and Free

More than 20,000 are expected to attend the parade Del Sol parade Horse-drawn carriages, wagons and stagecoaches. Bands playing lively tunes. Local celebrities, horse riders, dancers and more. These are just a few of the many wonderful sights and sounds that will be part of the 66th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade on Saturday, February 9. The theme for this year’s parade is “Arizona Heroes.” When th ...

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Engines of Change

Carolyn Jackson leads Barrett-Jackson’s Driven Hearts campaign By Niki D’Andrea Philanthropy is as deeply ingrained in the annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions as a passion for one-of-a-kind wheels. Since the world-renowned car show began, co-founder Russ Jackson, his wife Nellie, and sons Craig and Brian focused on giving back to their communities and raising awareness and funds for a variety of c ...

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Light ‘Em Up

Black Bottom Lighters pair with Pepper for new single By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Black Bottom Lighters singer Ryan Stilwell arrived at a studio collective in Redondo Beach, California, to work on the band’s latest single, he was nearly in tears. He sat in the same chair as late Sublime singer Bradley Nowell, members of Guns ‘N Roses and “any punk band you can imagine.” “Literally, you could feel the ...

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Like Winning the Lottery

Pitcher Danny Farquhar to discuss harrowing brain aneurysm   By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   A year ago, Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar didn’t have to worry about his three children climbing on him, or mishaps on the diamond. But on April 20, in a game against the Houston Astros, his life changed. Farquhar, 31, suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm. Farquhar collapsed ...

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Driving Out Domestic Violence: Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse

Driving Out Domestic Violence  Annual celebrity charity event raises funds for victims of abuse. By Paige Bailey Their last names are synonymous with major league baseball: Teahen, Greinke, and Putz. Combined, Lauren Teahen, Emily Greinke, and Kelsey Putz have decades of major league baseball in their families. This November, these wives of current and former major leaguers are pooling their efforts for a d ...

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Taste of Cave Creek: Foodie event adds new wine, beer experiences

Taste of Cave Creek Foodie event adds new wine, beer experiences. By Alison Bailin Batz In its 24th year, the Taste of Cave Creek has grown into one of the area’s top foodie “must-dos” of the fall with 8,000 expected guests. This year is no different, with the North Valley event boasting new restaurants and interactive elements. “The Taste of Cave Creek will once again be held at Stagecoach Village, so we c ...

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Fourth of July Celebrations 2017

Phoenix Independence Day Celebrations––2017   July 1 Businesses in Cave Creek are teaming up for the Fourth on the First, featuring live music from Redneck Revolution and The Saints of Las Vegas, a kids’ splash area, mechanical bull riding, food and beverages, shopping, and fireworks, which begin at 9 p.m. Free. 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Frontier Town, 6245 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek. frontiertownaz.com ...

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Scottsdazzle: Downtown Scottsdale hosts a month-long holiday celebration with signature events and sights

Scottsdazzle  Downtown Scottsdale hosts a month-long holiday celebration with signature events and sights. By Susie Timm The holiday season will be significantly more festive in Scottsdale this year with the debut of the month-long holiday celebration Scottsdazzle. Scottsdazzle officially kicked off with a tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 25 when Mayor Jim Lane and members of the Scottsdale City Council lit a ...

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North Valley Events in November

North Valley Events in November 2016 Things to do   3–6 The 14th Annual Arizona Wild West Days is back. Featuring mutton bustin’, period costume competition, period vendors, encampments, live entertainment, gunfighters, parade, rodeo, and more, it’s western entertainment at its finest throughout the historic town of Cave Creek. For a list of event times and activities, visit wildwestdayscavecreek.com ...

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From New York to Phoenix, comic Chris Distefano brings the laughs

Stage Center  From New York to Phoenix, comic Chris Distefano brings the laughs. By Carson Mlnarik   Chris Distefano isn’t here to make you think. He isn’t here to fight, nor does he want to drone on about politics in front of you. Simple enough, Distefano goes onstage every night to make people laugh. Audiences are sure to crack up when he takes the stage at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy in Phoenix f ...

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Concerts/Movies/Television in October and November

CONCERTS/   Oct. 22 Keith Urban  Talking Stick Resort Arena Four-time Grammy Award winner and American Idol judge Keith Urban will bring his ripcord World Tour 2016 to Talking Stick Resort Arena with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris. This tour takes place on the heels of his soon to be released eighth studio album release of the same name, which has already produced two singles––his Grammy ...

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North Valley events in October

  North Valley events in October   6–18 Opening this fall at The Shops at Norterra, CycleBar is an innovative blend of high-intensity cycling and a lively, concert-like atmosphere. In honor of its grand opening, CycleBar Norterra will hold a 10-day CycleBlast celebration, where guests can try out one of 50 heart-pounding CycleBar workouts completely free from October 6 through 16. Space is limited ...

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June 2016 Events

JUNE 2016 Events  2–5 Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture event in the southwest, focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film, and comic book creators. Enjoy panels, workshops, an art auction, zombie beauty pageant, Japanese fashion show, live music, and more. Television actors will also be in attendance to meet with fans. $15 to $25. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. phoenixcomi ...

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North Valley events in June 2016

JUNE 2016 Events   2–5 Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture event in the southwest, focuses on comic books, anime, sci-fi and film, and comic book creators. Enjoy panels, workshops, an art auction, zombie beauty pageant, Japanese fashion show, live music, and more. Television actors will also be in attendance to meet with fans. $15 to $25. Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. phoenixcom ...

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Events in April

  APRIL   2 & 3 Head to the Repticon Phoenix Reptile & Exotic Animal Show featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise, in addition to live animal seminars. This is an educational, family-oriented event for everyone. Doors open at 10 a.m. $10. Arizona State Fairground Wesley Bolin Building, 1826 W. McDowell Rd. repticon.com/phoenix.html   3 Ladies don your ...

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