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Red Rocks Music Festival

2016-08-27 | ImagesAZ | Community


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The Red Rocks Music Festival has three upcoming concert dates for Phoenix. Located at the Jewish Heritage Center, the concerts will feature masterful performances by some the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Check website for event details. $28 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., 602-402-4551, redrocksmusicfestival.com.... More

Red Rocks Music Festival

2016-08-27 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: Red Rocks Music Festival
The Red Rocks Music Festival has three upcoming concert dates for Phoenix. Located at the Jewish Heritage Center, the concerts will feature masterful performances by some the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Check website for event details. $28 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., 602-402-4551, redrocksmusicfestival.com.... More

Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw

2016-08-25 | ImagesAZ | Community


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Unwind after a long day of work by attending Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw each Wednesday evening of the month. There you will experience what is all the rage right now: adult coloring! The restaurant will also include live music, coloring supplies (or you can bring your own) and half-priced flatbreads. 6-8 p.m. Local Jonny’s, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-7473, localjonnys.com.... More

Frank Lloyd Wright Night Lights Tour

2016-08-20 | ImagesAZ | Community


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Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in a spectacular way. Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Wright’s winter home is open for evening tours each Friday of the month and is a perfect option for a one-of-a-kind date night. Reservations required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480-627-5375, franklloydwright.org.... More

Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw

2016-08-18 | ImagesAZ | Community


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Unwind after a long day of work by attending Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw each Wednesday evening of the month. There you will experience what is all the rage right now: adult coloring! The restaurant will also include live music, coloring supplies (or you can bring your own) and half-priced flatbreads. 6-8 p.m. Local Jonny’s, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-7473, localjonnys.com.... More

Frank Lloyd Wright Night Lights Tour

2016-08-13 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: flickr
Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in a spectacular way. Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Wright’s winter home is open for evening tours each Friday of the month and is a perfect option for a one-of-a-kind date night. Reservations required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480-627-5375, franklloydwright.org.... More

Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw

2016-08-11 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: localjonnys.com
Unwind after a long day of work by attending Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw each Wednesday evening of the month. There you will experience what is all the rage right now: adult coloring! The restaurant will also include live music, coloring supplies (or you can bring your own) and half-priced flatbreads. 6-8 p.m. Local Jonny’s, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-7473, localjonnys.com.... More

Frank Lloyd Wright Night Lights Tour

2016-08-08 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: flickr
Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in a spectacular way. Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Wright’s winter home is open for evening tours each Friday of the month and is a perfect option for a one-of-a-kind date night. Reservations required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480-627-5375, franklloydwright.org.... More

Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw

2016-08-04 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: localjonnys.com
Unwind after a long day of work by attending Local Jonny’s Drink and Draw each Wednesday evening of the month. There you will experience what is all the rage right now: adult coloring! The restaurant will also include live music, coloring supplies (or you can bring your own) and half-priced flatbreads. 6-8 p.m. Local Jonny’s, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., 480-488-7473, localjonnys.com.... More

Built to Last: Meet the Wedge Family

2016-07-29 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: Loralei Lazurek
Writer Grace Hill   The Wedge family loves to build. It’s in their blood.   A resident of Arizona for nearly 40 years, Greg Wedge Jr., the patriarch of the family, currently lives in North Scottsdale with his wife, Kathleen. Not too far away from them live their three children: twin sons, Greg III and Josh, and daughter, Sydney.   While the family loves the outdoors and spends that time mountain biking, camping or fishing, it is the indoor spaces they have created that set them apart. The need to create homes first began when the elder Greg was just a young man, and decided to follow a similar path as his father.   “I love building and working with wood,” he says. “When I graduated from high school, I started working with my dad doing basically the same stuff that I do now.”   He never stopped building. For more than 32 years, the elder Greg worked as a framer. But about five years ago, after some restructuring of the company he worked for, he was let go. Instead of... More

First Salute

2016-07-29 | ImagesAZ | Community


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Writer Tom Scanlon   “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” the New Testament advises.   Things are just a little different in the military.   In the armed forces, giving a salute is a sign of deference and obedience to a superior; receiving a salute means, well, that you’re the man — or the woman.   Madison Pascale understands the difference firsthand. Four years ago, she graduated from Cactus Shadows High School, where she was a star soccer player and excellent student. Rather than pursuing athletics and studying at a college or university, she went to an academy — the U.S. Naval Academy, an intensive four-year military preparatory in Annapolis, Maryland.   The school was far from her elegant, cozy North Scottsdale home, where she was raised by her parents, Christina and Nino Pascale. While many of Madison’s classmates stayed close to home, enrolling at Arizona State University, Christina and Nino knew there was no point in trying to talk their strong-minded... More

Saguaro Splendor

2016-07-29 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: Aimée Madsen
Writer Grace Hill   Amidst the sprawling Sonoran Desert, the saguaro cactus makes its exclusive home. It is here, and only here, that the largest and perhaps most treasured cactus in the United States finds living conditions required for its survival: a hot, dry climate located between sea level and 4,000 feet in elevation. The summer monsoon season is also vitally important, as it supplies the rainfall that hydrates the saguaro all year long.     The saguaro’s scientific name is Carnegiea gigantea. It is not a coincidence that the name Carnegiea sounds similar to the last name of the famous philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It was given in honor of Carnegie for his generous support in the research of desert plants.     The quintessential saguaro is often depicted as having two arms growing upward out of its trunk. While an accurate portrayal for some, this form is not considered the standard. In fact, it is possible for a saguaro to produce as many as 50 arms. Those arms do not... More

Baroque Beauty: The Orpheum Theatre

2016-07-29 | ImagesAZ | Community


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Writer Paula Theotocatos   The year was 1929. The madcap era of the Roaring ‘20s was over and the country plunged into the Great Depression with the Wall Street stock market crash. The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art opened in New York.   Across the country in Phoenix, another prestigious opening for the benefit of the arts occurred that year: the beautiful Orpheum Theatre.   The Orpheum has a rich history and Anthem resident Fay Giordano, who is a docent at the theater, will be glad to tell you all about it. Fay first became a docent in 1994 when the theater was in the middle of its 12-year renovation.   “We did hard hat tours of the empty theater, telling its history and the plans for its future,” Fay explains. “It reopened in January of 1997 after a $14.5 million restoration.”   Fay has had an interesting history of her own.   “Although I was born in Duluth, I was raised on a farm near the small town of Upsala in... More

Frank Lloyd Wright Night Lights Tour

2016-07-28 | ImagesAZ | Community


Photo Credit: flickr
Enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in a spectacular way. Located in the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale, Wright’s winter home is open for evening tours each Friday of the month and is a perfect option for a one-of-a-kind date night. Reservations required. Taliesin West, 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480-627-5375, franklloydwright.org.... More

Verde Canyon Railroad’s Starlight Tours

2016-07-28 | ImagesAZ | Community


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A romantic night awaits you on the Verde Canyon Railroad! This Saturday Night Starlight Ride will showcase the Verde Canyon in a truly breathtaking way, as it comes alive under the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies. Check website for prices. 5:30 p.m. 800-582-7245, verdecanyonrr.com.... More