The venue intermittently known as Desert Sky Pavilion has seen a number of sponsors come and go since opening more than 20 years ago, so let's hope this one sticks: Out with Cricket and Blockbuster and Ashley Furniture HomeStore, in with Ak-Chin Pavilion, named for and sponsored by the Ak-Chin India ... More >>
Arizona Congressman Trent Franks introduced -- again -- legislation on Tuesday that, if signed into law, effectively would prevent the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the West Valley. There are a few bits about H.R. 1410, this latest bill, that are worth pointing out. See also: Tre ... More >>
There's plenty of room in the limelight at Scottsdale's first dipping bar but you'll have to share it with a pretty big character: Executive Chef Lefty Karropoulos. Chef Lefty, as he's known to most, isn't the reclusive, I'm-too-into-my-food-to-talk-to-you kind of chef you have to drag out of t ... More >>
End your Labor Day weekend with Blue Oyster Cult on Monday.Oh, Labor Day weekend. Don't know about you guys, but I'm ready for it. There's plenty of stuff going on this weekend, and we've tried to cover the gamut. Tonight you can catch Sade at US Airwaves and Gucci Mane at Celebrity Theatre, tomo ... More >>
Mark Tomlinson (a.k.a. DJ Dark Mark)Name: Mark Tomlinson AKA: DJ Dark Mark Genres spun: I started out playing with what I knew best -- EBM, industrial, and rhythmic noise. As of late I have been mixing a lot of dubstep and drum 'n' bass into my industrial sets. Current schedule: I am one of th ... More >>
If you missed out on all the outrageous action of the first night of Halloweekend, fear not. (Better, yet, check out our pictures of one rather potent party that took place). Two more evening of exciting and enthralling All Hallows Eve entertainment is scheduled to transpire both tonight an ... More >>
When was the last time you ate at Top of the Rock, the fine dining spot at The Buttes in Tempe? The place never seems to come up in conversation, but maybe that will change, now that the resort has overhauled the restaurant, hired a new chef, and as of last week, unveiled a new menu. Executive ... More >>
Steve Perry (a.k.a. MC Large Drink) jumps and jives for the crowd. (Photos by Jonathan McNamara)I'm at war with myself over last night's Cherry Poppin' Daddies show.While the fanboy part of me (who's followed the band since picking up Kids on the Street in 1997) was jazzed at seeing one of my favor ... More >>
Go, Daddies: Steve Perry (center, white tux) and the rest of CPDs swing through town tonight. The rumors are true: The Cherry Poppin' Daddies will be hitting the Valley tonight. The late-90s swing sensations will perform two separate shows at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 North Maricopa Road in ... More >>
Which act deserves your entertainment dollar this week?
The King of Rock rolls into town
A head-on collision leads an impoverished young widow into a legalistic cul-de-sac. She'll be circling the courts for years.
Susan Clark-Johnson has yet to leave the board of directors of Harrah's Entertainment
R&B legend Sam Moore finds serenity in Scottsdale
The nation's largest newspaper chain buys the state's biggest paper -- but will anyone even notice the difference?
December 10 - 16, 1998
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
Gamblers and staffers at the Ak-Chin casino all celebrated when Herminia Rodriguez hit a $330,000 slot-machine jackpot. Then the tribe decided the machine had malfunctioned.