Art, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle

Via Women from around the world are gathering in Phoenix for the International Women’s Summit. The event is set to take place from May 4 through 7 at the downtown Phoenix Sheraton Grand. Some of the leading women attending the event include Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of “Eat Pray Love”, Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC, investigative journalist Lisa Ling, Kate Gallego, the vice mayors for Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe, and

Ajo Voted "Best Town In The Southwest"

Via And the best small town in all the Southwest, a region spanning California to west Texas, is … Ajo. Ajo? That’s right, and this is no “La La Land” whoops moment. Ajo, a quiet, isolated community in southwestern Arizona, bested some tourism heavyweights to finish atop USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Choice Best Southwestern Small Town poll, according to results revealed April 28. Ajo, for those unfamiliar with the former

The National Park Service had a record-breaking year, in which 331 million visitors spent almost $35 million at the country’s 417 national parks in 2016. At home in Arizona, 12 million visitors spent $995.9 million at the state’s 25 national parks. The spending generated supported a total of 15,600 thousand jobs, $532.1 million in labor income, $881.4 million in value added, and $1.5 billion in economic output in the Arizona

US Flight Expo Debuts May 3-6 in Arizona

Via The inaugural US Flight Expo for pilots and enthusiasts in the western U.S. runs May 3-6, 2017, at Marana Regional Airport (KAVQ) near Tucson, Arizona, about an hour south of Phoenix. Show organizers say they’ve built this event for the benefit of airplane enthusiasts and the vendors who serve them. They note that early May has pleasantly warm temperatures with deep blue skies. The US Flight Expo most resembles Sebring,

Woven Through Time: Native Basketry Exhibit Opens In Arizona

Via When you’re responsible for the largest, most comprehensive, and best-documented collection of North American indigenous basket making cultures, it’s hard to pick a favorite from among the 35,000 Native basketry pieces. But the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona in Tucson has done so, opening a new permanent exhibit on April 8 that will celebrate the region’s ancient fiber-weaving traditions by featuring millennia-old samples. “Woven Through

Via Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed his fourth bill of the legislative session, this one a sales tax exemption for people who buy partial ownership interests in aircraft.  The tax cut in House Bill 2533 was backed by NetJets, a company owned by billionaire Warren Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway. Lobbyists for NetJets testified that state sales taxes are forcing Arizona buyers to finalize deals in other states. Ducey

Barbershops And Spas Soon To Have Liquor License

Via State lawmakers are moving to make sure that thirsty Arizonans can get a glass of wine or beer when they’re thirsty — especially at a barbershop, beauty parlor or spa. Current law allows the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control to issue one Series 7 license for every 10,000 residents of a county. Those licenses allow the sale of beer and wine both for on-site consumption as well

Arizona Lottery Testing Vending Machines At Arizona Motor Vehicle Division Offices

Via How do you pass the time while at the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division? Perhaps you scroll through your Facebook news feed, watch the people around you, but don’t actually make eye contact, or pray to the heavens that your number is called next. If all else fails, you could shell out more money and try your luck with the Arizona Lottery. That’s because the Arizona Lottery and the

Free DataArts Workshops In Tempe

Via DataArts’ (formerly Cultural Data Project/CDP) will visit Tempe on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to present a free workshop geared toward assisting arts and culture organizations better understand and utilize data collection and reporting. For new or prospective DataArts users, the workshop will be preceded by a new user orientation session. Why does data matter? DataArts can help your organization view, analyze, and talk about your internal data in new (and

Al McCoy, Voice Of The Phoenix Suns Since 1972, Is NBA's Longest-Tenured Broadcaster

Via Longtime residents of Phoenix are innately aware of the city’s native charms. The palette of colors in the sky as the sun sets behind the silhouette of the Estrella Mountains. The smoky aroma of mesquite as a cowboy-sized steak sizzles on an outdoor grill. The mellifluous voice and familiar phrasings of Phoenix Suns play-by-play announcer Al McCoy. Zing go the strings! McCoy, 83, is seated courtside half an hour