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  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort was the best incarnation of the annual event yet. With designers ranging from local to international, the three-day event rolled out the...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    Designer Bri Seeley stole the show Friday night at Phoenix Fashion Week 2013 at Talking Stick Resort. Seeley, who was named emerging designer of the year in 2012, presented a refined,...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
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  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
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  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    At the Happy Together tour, which passed through Talking Stick Resort over the weekend, it's only natural for a charged-up boomer audience to close its eyes and imagine itself back in the...
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    It seems rather befitting that comedian Jim Gaffigan's last name sounds like "gaffe again," since the 46-year-old makes a living off of making light of one gaffe after another. Not that the...
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  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    We saw a lot during Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 at Talking Stick. Some of it was good, lots of it was bad, and there was definitely some ugly involved. See also: - Phoenix Fashion Week 2012...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    You know you're at Phoenix Fashion Week when two men ask you to snap a cellphone photo of them and they proceed to artistically direct the "shoot." True story. The final evening of Fashion...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    Silvia Bours closed the second night of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 at Talking Stick with a line of bedazzled, fairy tale dresses with flared tulle tutus fit for a kooky yet-uninvented Disney...
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  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    A strong finish rewarded those who stuck around for all nine designers who showed at opening night of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 at Talking Stick. Granted, with proceedings running about an...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
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  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
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  • Up on the Sun: Q&A
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  • Up on the Sun: Over the Weekend
    The Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena 50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right? It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but...
  • Up on the Sun: Last Night
    Joan Jett Talking Stick Resort Friday, July 6, 2012 Joan Jett is one of those musicians whom everybody should see if they get the chance. She's an inspiration to every girl who ever picked...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
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    It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are flirting with the 110s, and we’re left to wonder why we didn’t flock Northeast with our snowbird grandparents. There is one...
  • Up on the Sun: This Weekend
    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    Last night Phoenix Fashion Week introduced a crowd at the Musical Instrument Museum to this year's crop of 12 emerging designers. The group will compete during the coming months in hopes of...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Events
    If -- for some reason -- you haven't made it out to any of the posh pool parties that have taken place at local hotels over the past month or so, this weekend offers plenty of chances to...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    A former colleague of mine has a sandwich on his wall with a bite taken out of it. To the casual onlooker, it's weird. For him, it's the ultimate piece of music memorabilia. Better than an...
  • Up on the Sun: Show Preview
    It's not everyday that we get to check out a concert put on by one of the greats from our parents' era.I'm proud to say that my dad brought me up listening to music from his early years. My...
  • Chow Bella: Bar Fly
    May 5: Big day this year. While Cinco de Mayo -- the yearly celebration of the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces in 1862 -- lands on the same date annually, only...
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    Seeing Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli, and Lady Gaga share a stage would make for a great show, but getting the three together would be a logistical nightmare, as Marilyn is dead, Gaga's...
  • Jackalope Ranch: Fashion
    If you made it out to Scottsdale and followed the "Fasionistas, This Way!" signs through the Talking Stick Resort and Casino and down the elevator, you probably found yourself at the...
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    Paris Fashion Week ends on Wednesday, October 5, leaving the catwalk obsessed to pour over the event’s photos, reviews, and style implications until there’s a new season of cuts...
  • Up on the Sun: News
    Earlier this year, I pissed off a whole bunch of Aaron Lewis/Staind fans when I claimed that Lewis' song "Country Boy" was a "gone country" cash-in. Let me tell 'ya -- Lewis' fans are a...
  • Jackalope Ranch: News
    The organizers of Phoenix  Fashion Week announced yesterday that they'll be taking their runway to a different corner of Scottsdale for 2011's weekend of local fashion.According to...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The Commodores are mostly known for their slow jams — tunes like "Sail On," and "Easy," featuring former frontman Lionel Richie's exceptionally smooth voice. But the band also excelled...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you missed these exquisite Prince and the Revolution impersonators when they swung through town a year ago, well, here's your chance to party like it's 2010. Led by...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Rick Springfield isn't just a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and the guy who played Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital — he's also a miracle of preservation rivaling that...
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    It's understandable if fans are apprehensive about seeing a George Clinton performance in the year 2010. After all, the man turns 69 years old this summer, and there's a point where the line...

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Talking Stick Resort features 497 luxurious deluxe guest rooms & suites, multiple fine dining & casual restaurants & bars, more than 100,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor function space including a 240,000 sq ft casino.

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