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AK-47 vs. M16 Collision Art Comes to Phoenix

If you’re an American, chances are that everything (you think) you know about Vietnam comes from a war movie. But a new exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum aims to change that — and maybe to have a little fun with it, too. Via azcentral.com A mix of video works and conceptual art objects, it’s a showcase for the Propeller Group, a creative collective based in Ho Chi Minh City

Bourbon and Bones Epic Dinner

How would you spend $35,000?  One Scottsdale steakhouse is hoping you visit them and take part in a one-of-a-kind dinner experience. Via abc15.com It’s called the “Epic Cristal Dinner” and features a six-course customized dinner for 12 people. It includes a dozen 36-ounce, dry-aged Wagyu (Japanese beef) Tomahawk Ribeye steaks and a bottle of the limited 2002 Vintage Cristal Jeroboam Champagne. According to Bourbon and Bones Chophouse, 25 three-liter bottles were

The K&N Pro Series West events on Herbst’s schedule this year mark the biggest season kickoff in the history of the series. Via speedsport.com The NAPA 500 Challenge, with four races in eight days, features 500 total laps of competition – as well as big bonuses up for grabs. “I look forward to being part of this year’s season kickoff in the K&N West,” Herbst said. “I’m glad my ARCA

11 Wonders of Arizona

Via matadornetwork.com ARIZONA HAS A CERTAIN magic to it. There’s the awe-inspiring sandstone buttes of Monument Valley and the hidden depths of Kartchner Caverns, the climate extremes, the enormous sky. The U.S. is home to only one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and it’s in Arizona. Here, we have scenery that’s basically designed to fuel artists’ imaginations. And that’s not even mentioning the quirky attractions like haunted

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There’s a new activity for snowbirds at Rincon Country West RV Resort this winter. It’s so new, in fact, it could be the first of its kind in Arizona. Via rvwest.com It’s called “Ladies Night at Wood Shop.” “It’s occurring every Wednesday,” said Dennis Lynch, a snowbird from Washington state who serves as president of Wood Shop Club at Rincon Country West. He said 18 women are taking the class,

Arizona Opera’s first-ever world premiere opens in Tucson

Via azcentral.com “Riders of the Purple Sage” is composer Craig Bohmler’s bid to create the first great American Western opera. If it is, remains to be seen. But no matter what, “Riders” — based on the classic novel by Zane Grey — is a giant leap forward for Arizona Opera: the first-ever world premiere in the company’s 45-year history. Opening night is Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Tucson Music Hall,

Jazz Festival Returns to Tucson for 3rd year

Rebirth of the Cool | Music Feature | Tucson Weekly Back for its third year, the Tucson Jazz Festival has locked down big-name artists yet again, delivering a packed 11 days of music for locals and visitors alike. If the first two years were about the Tucson Jazz Festival making a name for itself—securing mighty Burt Bacharach as the inaugural year headliner didn’t hurt—this 2017 version is about putting together

Is Phoenix area's long love affair with grass waning?

  A century ago, Phoenix sold itself as a lush, green oasis. Now, residents are beginning to embrace the desert. Read more at azcentral.com The Valley’s formative years depended on it to market the growing city as an oasis in the desert, where newcomers would find luxuriant greenery instead of cactus. Residents were urged to “keep the desert away” by maintaining lush lawns and planting flowers during the early to

Top 15 plays and musicals to see in Phoenix in January

The new year brings a diverse array of theatrical productions to Valley stages, from classics to the cutting edge. Here are our top picks for January. Top 15 plays and musicals to see in Phoenix in January ‘Cooking With the Calamari Sisters’ A pair of plus-size Italian ladies — played by men — sing songs from the old country and yuk it up on an imaginary cooking show in this