Wait a second, you might say -- Phoenix has a Jewish funk band? It's true. As the name implies, Jerusafunk skillfully blends traditional klezmer with the ass-bopping sensibilities of R&B rhythms, tossing in jazzy twirls here and there. Using instruments such as bass clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet, ... More >>
News on Friday that the election for president of the Navajo Nation will be postponed was clearly not what Democrats in northern Arizona wanted to hear. Poor turnout in Tuesday's election by Navajos would likely impact the close race between Congressional District One candidates Ann Kirkpatrick and ... More >>
When students are accepted to both Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, a majority choose to attend ASU, according to one set of statistics. It's not a sure thing, but Parchment, a company that helps students transfer their official high school transcripts to colleges, looked at ... More >>
The University of Arizona will be joining hundreds of other universities across the country with a campus ban on smoking.UA's "Smoking and Tobacco Policy" also includes a ban on using electronic cigarettes on campus.
Oregon-based reggae five-piece Synrgy played Tempe's Sail Inn on Friday night, along with locals Kush County and Vegas-based Lady Reiko and the Sin City Prophets. The entire show was played on the Sail Inn's indoor stage, which would generally be a bad thing. (Even jovial Synrgy front man Brian Zac ... More >>
Arizona State University, the reformed party school, isn't earning a passing grade in LGBT-Friendly 101. That is, its programs, practices and policies aren't as friendly as they could/should be to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. See also: RIP, Arizona State University's Party ... More >>
After making Mexican food in the Valley for more than 26 years, the Chandler-based Mexican restaurant chain Someburros has decided to expand north. Specifically, to Flagstaff. See also: - Fast-Casual Chain Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill Expanding to Arizona - Bombay Spice Grill & Wine Makes a Quick- ... More >>
In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled ten new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boom-boxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple days here on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Lis ... More >>
Image: Ethan Miles' Facebook siteThis isn't Ethan Miles, obviously, but Miles -- who posted this picture as his Facebook profile -- apparently shares John Lennon's sentiments.A Flagstaff man was among 14 people arrested today by the FBI as part of an investigation into last December's hack of Pay ... More >>
Photos: Augustus Shaw Elementary School Augustus Shaw is a legendary name around these parts, but not because of the ethics-bending Tempe HOA attorney who's candidacy for the State House has been challenged. We're not sure that the "original" Shaw, who died in a Saguaro Lake boating acciden ... More >>
Arizona has officially launched a rebate program to help residents replace older appliances with more energy-efficient models. Starting today, after purchasing an energy-saving appliance, Arizona residents can ask for a piece of the $6.2 million in federal funds allotted for rebates. Arizona is t ... More >>
www.fannation.com Spike Lee pestering referees at a New York Knicks game Spike Lee, film director and prolific NBA pest, was in Flagstaff last week, where he spoke to students at Northern Arizona University about education and race. Lee, who is responsible for "joints" like Get on the Bus ... More >>
www.seekcodes.comDid you hear the one about the guy who broke into a head shop and stole $300 worth of fake weed? Probably not, because it's not a joke -- some idiot actually did it on Monday night in Flagstaff.In the police blotter of yesterday's Arizona Daily Sun, there is a report of a b ... More >>
The Phoenix Suns beat the Memphis Grizzlies 126-111 in Phoenix Wednesday night. The win was the Suns 15th consecutive home victory this season and gave the team the best record in the NBA at 12-3...A West Valley Mayo Clinic has stopped accepting a certain types of Me ... More >>
Keep your pets close to home, because there's a new strain of rabies in Arizona -- and it's spreading. Known as "Big Brown Bat," the virus appears to have mutated and is jumping species. Skunks and foxes are getting it -- without having had any contact with bats. "Usually it'll dead end in ... More >>
Almost $250,000 was found in a spare tire last night, after an Arizona DPS officer stopped a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer for moving violations. Officers found the money in the tire after receiving consent to search the vehicle, and arrested and booked the driver on money laundering charges...Arizona i ... More >>
The top two leaders at utility company Salt River Project have come under scrutiny after it was revealed they spent nearly $81,000 on travel expenses and dinners, even as the company raises rates and cuts jobs. SRP President John Williams Jr. and Vice President David Rousseau, who make $180,000 a ... More >>
Big Surf water park in Tempe will close at the end of Labor Day, perhaps for good. Golfland Entertainment Centers, which has operated the park since 1991, announced yesterday it will cease operations of the park to focus on its other ventures. The El Paso-based company that owns Big Surf has not ... More >>
Image: Architect of the Capitol 2005 U.S. Capitol Christmas TreeGovernor Jan Brewer is taking a few minutes to forget about the complex task of forging a state budget and focusing on something more fun: Christmas. Brewer is set to announce a statewide project on Thursday ... More >>
Lauren Gilger Chef Bryan Dooley.It says something when a chef names his restaurant after himself. In our opinion, it says something good. After Bryan Dooley spent 15 years as a chef at the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale, he opened Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue in downtown Cave Creek. Yep ... More >>
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Governor Jan Brewer has appointed a new student representative to the Arizona Board of Regents. Jennifer Ginther, a graduate student in biology at Northern Arizona University, comes with an impressive resume. We can't tell you how she'll do as a regent, but the 4.0 student knows a thing or two abou ... More >>
The presidents of the state's three universities want students to help cover a financial shortfall due to state budget cuts by paying more in fees. President Michael Crow of Arizona State University wrote in a letter to the Arizona Board of Regents that students should pay an extra $600 ... More >>
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