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  • Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali - Reflections from CEO & Founder Jimmy Walker

    Celebrity Fight Night XXIII: Celebrating Ali - Reflections from CEO & Founder Jimmy WalkerChairman, CEO, and Founder of the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Jimmy Walker may very well be the most humble of unsung heroes on the Valley’s philanthropy scene. The first Celebrity Fight Night in 1994 featured Charles Barkley and raised $100,000. Fast forward 23 years, and the event has evolved in ... Read More

  • SumoMaya – Be Prepared for the Greatest ‘Bottomless Brunch’, with our without Libations

    SumoMaya – Be Prepared for the Greatest ‘Bottomless Brunch’, with our without Libations It’s SumoMaya – that incredibly unique and beautiful spot in Scottsdale that epically combines Mexican and Asian culinary influences to give its guests unrivaled and delicious food choices. So, of course a Bottomless Brunch already has tongues wagging. As the resident foodie of Scottsdale.com, I was i ... Read More

  • Museum-Quality Collection of Art in North Scottsdale Home to be Auctioned on Sat., Feb. 25

    Museum-Quality Collection of Art in North Scottsdale Home to be Auctioned on Sat., Feb. 25 Entrepreneur/financial planner spent more than 30 years collecting fine art A museum-quality collection of fine art will be auctioned in a north Scottsdale home near the Troon North community on Saturday, February 25. Scottsdale-based J. Levine Auction & Appraisal is handling the auction, which features ... Read More

  • Creamistry Arcadia Now Open and Serving up Ice Cream with a Scientifically Fun Twist

    Creamistry Arcadia Now Open and Serving up Ice Cream with a Scientifically Fun TwistCreamistry has a unique take on creating the perfect ice cream treat. Customers choose a size or specialty (ranging from shakes to floats to waffle bowls and more), next they select an ice cream base (including premium, organic, Greek yogurt, non-dairy, vegan and gluten free options including sorbet and coconut mil ... Read More

  • 18th Annual PANDA “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon Set for March 25

    18th Annual PANDA Children Helping Children Fashion Show and Luncheon Saturday, March 25, 2017 WHO:The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine organize the event, which is open to the public.WHAT: 18th Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon featuring 55 child models, a live and silent auction and ... Read More

  • Hermosa Inn Completes Multi-million Dollar Renovation and Expansion

    Hermosa Inn Completes Multi-million Dollar Renovation and ExpansionAuthentic design and decor pays homage to The Inn's original adobe architecture and storied past maintaining the beloved hotel’s mantra, #UnmistakablyArizona It was a magical night at Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley. The Valley’s media community, VIPs and friends of Hermosa Inn turned out to celebrate the multi-million dollar re ... Read More

  • Hearth ’61 Brings Hearth Cooking to New Desert Modern Resort

    Hearth ’61 Brings Hearth Cooking to New Desert Modern ResortIngredient-driven restaurant at Mountain Shadows to be new hub of Paradise ValleyIn March, Paradise Valley will welcome a new restaurant, Hearth ’61, a concept led by renowned Chef Charles Wiley. Serving Valley locals and visitors alike, it will be the signature restaurant at Mountain Shadows, the new $100-million resort on the corner ... Read More

  • Roof Top Sunday Presented by Raven Events at Casablanca Roof Top Lounge

    Roof Top Sunday Presented by Raven Events at Casablanca Roof Top LoungeLive Music and Complimentary Wine Tasting at Free Event 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26Join us for one of the best ways to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon – live music, delicious food, good wine, handcrafted cocktails and great views overlooking Old Town Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain. Arrive early to discover our featured anim ... Read More

  • Notre Dame Preparatory Teacher Takes Part in Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

    Notre Dame Preparatory Teacher Takes Part in Once-in-a-Lifetime ExperienceExperience can be the best of teachers! Recently, economics and macroeconomics teacher at Notre Dame Preparatory High School, Sheila Martinez embarked on an engaging two day educational trip to San Francisco. Martinez was accepted to the Education Advisory Group for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Education Outreac ... Read More

  • Cloris Leachman to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Cloris Leachman to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement AwardIconic actress will be live on stage at Sedona International Film Festival to accept award.UPDATEEd Asner and Valerie Harper, whose careers and links to Mary Tyler Moore helped create lasting memories and historic television, will join colleague and friend Cloris Leachman for a special event at the 23rd annual Sedona International Film F ... Read More

  • BLK Live Delights and Surprises with Eclectic Menu and Gorgeous Facility

    BLK Live Delights and Surprises with Eclectic Menu and Gorgeous FacilityWhether you are coming for a one-of-a-kind live band experience, to enjoy cocktails, or to dine, BLK Live will impress you with every facet of its unique destination. Executive Chef and Manager of BLK Live, Daniel Hackett wears many hats and his creative direction serves to deliver the finest in guest experiences and dining. D ... Read More

  • Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

    Andaz Scottsdale Resort & SpaBringing Artful Style to Scottsdale’s Resort Scene The wait is over! Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa opened in December 2016 and Scottsdale.com was thrilled to discover all the facets of the property that is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain on a well thought-out 23 acres that includes 201 guest bungalows. One of the first things you will notice at Anda ... Read More

  • Roaring Fork Continues to Impress

    Roaring Fork Continues to ImpressBy Lynette CarringtonRoaring Fork has left its mark on the Valley in the nearly two decades it has called Scottsdale home. During a recent media dinner, we had a chance to get reacquainted with the popular destination restaurant, and enjoyed some wonderful new menu items and show some culinary love to some of its tried-and-true favorites. Our group was greeted with ... Read More

  • Ruben C. Gonzalez’ Powerful ‘La Esquinita, USA’ at Arizona Theatre Company Feb. 9-26

    Ruben C. Gonzalez’ Powerful ‘La Esquinita, USA’ at Arizona Theatre Company Feb. 9-26Play Tells the Stories of a Once-Booming American Border Town, Now Forgotten Photos by Tim FullerRubén C. González’ powerful, poetic play about love, forgiveness and ultimate redemption connects 10 people left behind in their little corner of the world to struggle with eternal human relationships in the a ... Read More

  • Craft 64 Gears up for Brewer’s Bowl and New Beer Collaboration

    Craft 64 Gears up for Brewer’s Bowl and New Beer Collaboration There is always something new and exciting going on with Craft 64, when the fun gastropub is not busy winning awards and creating new craft beers, it is dishing up delectable wood-fired pizzas, salads and appetizers. “We will be pouring our beers at the Brew’s Bowl Beer Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4,”says Craft 64 owner and brew ... Read More

  • Aline Smithson - Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography at Tilt Gallery

    Aline SmithsonSelf & Others: Portrait as Autobiography Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm Artist reception: Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm during Scottsdale's ArtWalk The artist will be present for conversation exhibition will remain on view until Saturday, February 25, 2017 Aline Smithson's BiographyAfter a career as a New York Fashion Edito ... Read More

  • Barrett-Jackson 2017 Featured the Finest in Autos, Memorabilia and Distinctive Vendors

    Barrett-Jackson 2017 Featured the Finest in Autos, Memorabilia and Distinctive VendorsPast, Present and Future of Autos Represented at Famous AuctionStory by Lynette Carrington, Photos by David CarringtonThis year’s Barrett-Jackson presented a variety of experiences for avid car collectors, and for those who just came to look, or shop at the wide variety of vendors. The event also boasted the in ... Read More

  • Dolly Steamboat Boasts Exceptional Employees Providing a One-of-a-Kind Experience

    Dolly Steamboat Boasts Exceptional Employees Providing a One-of-a-Kind ExperienceFor decades, Dolly Steamboat has been the gem on Canyon Lake, taking guests out on the water and in and out amongst the soaring canyon walls. It takes a wonderful group of employees to ensure that guests have a fun and exciting experience, and to ensure that the boat is always in ship shape!Jan Johnson is currently th ... Read More

  • The Park is set to Rock Downtown Phoenix with Fascinating Concept

    The Park is set to Rock Downtown Phoenix with Fascinating ConceptThe Park is positioned to dominate Downtown Phoenix’s social, music and dining scene. The food truck-centric and craft beer concept restaurant will feature more than a dozen different cuisines, an incredible outside-brought-inside atmosphere, plenty of space to dine, play, dance and enjoy live bands and DJs, plus fun, themed games. ... Read More

  • Fourth Annual ‘Dreams of Summer’ Gala to Raise Funds for Arizona Children’s Oncology Camp

    Fourth Annual ‘Dreams of Summer’ Gala to Raise Funds for Arizona Children’s Oncology Camp Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation Helps Preserve the First Camp in Arizona for Children with Cancer and their Siblings Southwest Kids’ Cancer Foundation is continuing their tradition of raising funds for Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks with its fourth annual Dreams of Summer Gala. This year, the ... Read More

  • Arizona Fine Art EXPO Showcases Up-and-Coming Queen Creek Artist

    Arizona Fine Art EXPO Showcases Up-and-Coming Queen Creek Artist21-year-old Oil Painter Miranda Gamel One of Nearly 100 Award-Winning Artists Showcased Friday, January 13 – Sunday, March 26At the age of only 21, Miranda Gamel is making a name for herself in the art world. The Queen Creek resident and Poston Butte High School alum has been selected to participate in the Arizona Fine Art EXPO tak ... Read More

  • 23rd Sedona International Film Festival Runs February 18-26

    23rd Sedona International Film Festival Runs February 18-26Nine Days, 160+ Films and Great Entertainment by Bruce Hornsby, Michael Feinstein, Others Advanced sale passes for the 23rd Sedona International Film Festival are now on sale through December 31. More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selec ... Read More

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