I do love a cocktail that involves showmanship. And few cocktails have quite the flair of this week's Last Call, the Flame of Love martini. With a name like that, how could I resist making one for Valentine's Day? The Flame of Love was created in 1970 for none other than the legendary Dean Martin. ... More >>
Brian Kohatsu The comedian and media producer performs tonight at 3rd Place Neighborhood Grill at 7:30 p.m. His full schedule is here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Mix 96.9-FM or 96.3-FM Real Country. What's the fi ... More >>
A young Frank Sinatra, after being arrested for "carrying on" with a married woman (which was a crime way back then). Not one of the things that makes him cool, but a damn good photo.When it comes to crooners, they don't get any cooler than Frank Sinatra. Over the course of his 60-year career, "O ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that the matching funds portion of Arizona's "Clean Elections" system is unconstitutional, meaning candidates in next year's election will not be given taxpayer money to match funds raised by their opponents.Under the matching funds system, publicly funde ... More >>
Stephanie ReaPaul Thorn Paul Thorn, a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, learned most of what he needs to know in life from his preacher father and pimp uncle. Thorn's ninth album, Pimps and Preachers, is all about the light and dark parts of life he learned about from these individuals.After a brief ... More >>
Congressional beefcake Jeff Flake wants to be a senator.It's official: Republican Congressman Jeff Flake will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Jon Kyl.Flake made his announcement this morning at the same Phoenix hotel where Kyl announced his upcoming retirement last week. Fla ... More >>
Wanna-be-governor Dean Martin Want to know how to get love as a Republican candidate for just about any office in Arizona RIGHT NOW: Drop to your knees and pucker up to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's ass.Smooch, smooch, GOPers (that's you Vernon Parker, J.D. Hayworth, and Andrew Thomas.) ... More >>
Yavapai County businessman Owen "Buz" Mills released his campaign's spending report this week and it turns out he's dropped even more cash on his dismal campaign for governor than previously imagined.According to the report, prior to May 31, Mills had spent about $2.3 million on the race and much ... More >>
www.firstfriday.comArizona's controversial Clean Elections Law got a new lease on life Friday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ruling of the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, which found the law to be unconstitutional.The three-judge panel ruled unanimously that the law does ... More >>
According to the latest poll, Attorney General Terry Goddard leads all potential Republican challengers in his bid to become the next governor of Arizona -- even Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been hinting at a run for months, but is not officially a candidate.The poll was conducted by the North Car ... More >>
www.loanmodnews.com Attorney General Terry GoddardState Attorney General Terry Goddard, the lone Democratic candidate for governor, has lost his once vast lead over all Republican candidates, the latest poll shows.He still trounces Governor Jan Brewer, though (no shock there).
Senator Jim WaringOne little tidbit we forgot to mention in our earlier post about Treasurer Dean Martin's announcement that he was running for governor is who would replace him as the Republican candidate for state treasurer.The likely suspect -- for now, anyways -- is Senator Jim War ... More >>
Gov. Arpaio? If Rasmussen's right, start packing your bags... Arizona voters apparently love racial profiling and corruption. That's the conclusion I'm drawing from newly released Rasmussen poll numbers showing that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio does the best of possible GOP candidates ag ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Joe Arpaio Best in Field Against Terry Goddard for Governor's Race Rasmussen Reports Up ... More >>
JanWe're sure the anticipation has been killing you, but the word around the water cooler is that Governor Jan is expected to announce her candidacy for a full term as governor tonight.
www.allhatnocattle.comIn a seemingly meager attempt to impress, the Vernon Parker Exploratory Committee issued a press release today about some "interesting" new poll results for the 2010 gubernatorial election.Before reading the release, we thought to ourselves "hey, maybe junior's got a shot ." ... More >>
From left, Jack Harper, Dean Martin, Russell Pearce, and John Huppenthal Obama is a Nazi. Obama is a commie. Obama is a pirate. (Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum.) Obama is a socialist. Obama is the Joker from The Dark Night. (You know, Heath Ledger) Yadda-yadda-yadda. Such was the refrain f ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer, who took office after Janet Napolitano resigned in January, indicated she may run for a full-term as governor in 2010. In a recent interview with The Arizona Republic, Brewer says she's "leaning toward" running. Other Republicans who've expressed interest in running for gover ... More >>
Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin's wife of 13 years died this morning while giving birth to the couple's son. State House Speaker Kirk Adams announced the tragic news on the House floor, "his voice breaking," according to the Arizona Republic. KTAR (92.3 FM) news also has the sto ... More >>
Size matters: Arizona's Republican senators are both pushing for an alternative to Obama's stimulus package. Napolitano called him "Chicken Little" when he made the prediction that the state was going to run out of money, but now State Treasurer Dean Martin is sounding an optimistic note, declaring ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: PETA "Barbecues" Woman to Promote Veganism. Tasty Drumsticks! Police: ... More >>
The PovertyNeck Hillbillies are the official band of the Pittsburgh Steelers -- yes, really. Last week we brought you a debate over the best Arizona musicians of all time after Arizona Premiere Living put out a list that includes Mr. Mister but not Stevie Nicks. Turns out, there are so many great mu ... More >>
We were scared even before lunch. The state's economy's in freefall, and, as she heads to Washington, D.C. in hopes of becoming the nation's Homeland Security honcho, Governor Janet Napolitano leaves behind a giant budget deficit. But after attending the annual Legislativ ... More >>
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