It might look like an epic Chinese movie is being filmed at Tempe Town Lake this weekend, but actually the droves of boats will signal the ninth annual Dragon Boat Festival: two days of paddle racing in traditional 40-foot longboats ornately adorned stem and stern with dragon heads and tails. The paddlers -- teams of 16 to 20 men and women -- are propelled by a rhythmic drummer considered the “heartbeat” of the dragon, and guided by a standing rear... More >>>