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2014 Stories by Katie Johnson

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Russell Sprouts

    published July 17, 2014

    Someone’s going to get a hurt. Or, most likely, some big laughs. That’s because globe-trotting comedian Russell Peters has put... More >>

  • Being John Doe

    published July 10, 2014

    Everyone knows it’s different strokes for different folks. But what if your view of the world isn’t so much about where you come... More >>

  • Red, White, and Booze

    published July 3, 2014

    Time for some star-spangled cocktails and some tan line stripes. While the Hotel Palomar is celebrating a whopping 100 days of summer,... More >>

  • Keeping Up with the Kahlos

    published July 3, 2014

    Fill in that unibrow, throw some flowers in your hair, and take an elaborate selfie. The Phoenix Public Library is celebrating one of the most... More >>

  • The Craft

    published June 26, 2014

    Something is definitely brewing in Scottsdale. Make that many things. Scottsdale Beer Palooza is a one-day celebration of all things ale. With... More >>

  • Flower Child

    published June 26, 2014

    Time to stop and smell the lavender. The 11th Annual Lavender Festival is blooming once again at Red Rock Farms, and this year they have a full... More >>

  • Freedom Party

    published June 19, 2014

    Everyone knows that Independence Day falls on the Fourth of July. But there’s a different kind of freedom that’s celebrated on June... More >>

  • A Rios Runs Through It

    published June 19, 2014

    “Yes, but beyond happiness what is there? The question has not yet been answered.” But perhaps it will be explored as... More >>

  • Bisbee's The New Black

    published June 12, 2014

    Get out of town. It’s time for Bisbee’s annual Pride Weekend, a nonstop package of parties, performances, and LGBT community... More >>

  • Crescent Pose

    published June 12, 2014

    Namaste, night owls. Looking to take your yoga practice to the moon and back? Look no further than Sutra Midtown’s Lunar Flow. This... More >>

  • Flagstuffed

    published June 5, 2014

    Time to take your taste buds on a little road trip. The Flagstaff Food and Wine Fest is returning for another delicious day of drinks and... More >>

  • Headspace

    published June 5, 2014

    While you’re toning your abs for bathing suit season it’s easy to forget to exercise another part of your body: your mind.... More >>

  • Lend Me Your Lear

    published May 29, 2014

    How do you take tragic and turn it into magic? You hand over it over to a bunch of Shakespeare rookies, give them only a month to practice,... More >>

  • Along Came Poly

    published May 29, 2014

    Between the travel expenses and the time off work, experiencing Polynesia is easier said than done. Fortunately, the Musical Instrument Museum... More >>

  • Working Titus

    published May 22, 2014

    Modern comedians don't get much darker than Christopher Titus. The writer, actor, comedian who grew up with a murderous schizophrenic mother,... More >>

  • FTWine

    published May 22, 2014

    Working on building muscle while building up a tolerance to alcohol? Phoenix-based fitness network Flip N’ Fit can help with that. The... More >>

  • Daze Inn

    published May 15, 2014

    It’s time for a new spring look. The Clarendon Hotel and Spa is once again lending itself to local creatives to become the largest art... More >>

  • Two-Faced

    published May 15, 2014

    Forget what you learned at the makeup counter. It’s time to learn from the professionals. Join special effects makeup artists Mark... More >>

  • Good Fortune

    published May 15, 2014

    Don’t know who Fortune Feimster is? You will soon. The late-night comedian has been steadily on the rise since her television debut on... More >>

  • Orange Crush

    published May 8, 2014

    It’s going to be big year for Big Brain Award winner Orange Theatre. The experimental performing troupe that won a Best Of Award for its... More >>

  • Like Mike

    published May 1, 2014

    Nobody does awkward like Mike Birbiglia. The Boston-bred comedian has made a career of telling tales of his embarrassing encounters on the... More >>

  • Home Goods Run

    published May 1, 2014

    Dumpster diving isn’t for rookies, and antique hunting isn’t just for grandmas. Nowadays, nearly everyone wants to get their hands... More >>

  • The Last Laugh

    published April 24, 2014

    Arizona may not be the comedic breeding ground that is Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles, but plenty of stand-up acts have started in the... More >>

  • Dope Springs

    published April 24, 2014

    What's better than looking good? How about feeling good doing it. The DOPE Show (Designers Organized with PurposE) is a... More >>

  • The Improv

    published April 24, 2014

    Fine dinning just got redefined. This spring T. Cook’s executive chef Paul McCabe and his team are inviting guests to join them at table... More >>

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