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  • One Direction at Comerica Theatre, 6/10/12
    The mass of young ladies who filled up a sold-out Comerica Theatre for One Direction last night was a crazed group, looking to get their fix of five guys who've inspired obsession and longing for about a year now in the States. It didn't take much for One Direction to please the crowd enough...
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  • Evermore Nevermore's 2nd Annual Zombie Bikini Contest
    Most of the time, zombies are scary. Sometimes they're funny (like Bill Murray in Zombieland), but very rarely are they cute. Evermore Nevermore challenged this with the second annual Zombie Bikini Contest, which featured undead cowgirls, beachgoers, and even a male swimmer. The ghoulish...
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  • Top Chef: The Tour Comes to Tempe
    The Top Chef Tour rolled into Tempe Marketplace Friday for its fifth annual Top Chef Tour. Tempe was the 10th stop on the 19 city tour where Bravo's "chef'testants" Richard Sweeney (Season 5) and Ryan Scott (Season 4) went head to head in a live, interactive food competition. The free event...
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  • The Pretty Things Peepshow at Phoenix Center for the Arts (NSFW)
    Boasting a vintage aesthetic, old-timey carnival thrills, and a slew of sultry burlesque dancers, the California-based Pretty Things Peepshow rolled into the Valley on Thursday, June 7, and wowed the crowd at the Phoenix Center for the Arts. Emceed by gonzo showman Donny Vomit, the event was...
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  • Destroyer at Crescent Ballroom
    Speaking with Dan Bejar of Canadian indie rock band (or smooth jazz, or '80s pop, or Bowie- worshipping-street-poet rock -- the band was all of these at various points in the evening) Destroyer, he told me the initial plan for this delayed-but-welcome leg of the Kaputt tour was to tour only...
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  • Club Candids at El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria
    Tacos and tequila go together like peanut butter and jelly. El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria brings the classic taqueria environment to Old Town Scottsdale by making it a place to see and be seen. There was no shortage of that, patrons were dressed to the nines sipping on beergaritas. PHOTOS BY...
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  • Santigold at Crescent Ballroom, 6/4/12
    It's hard to imagine a show living up to as much hype as Santigold's Phoenix debut. The show sold out well in advance -- propelled by the strength of Santi White's combination of hip-hop, electronica, new wave, pop, reggae, and punk. But could her collective of musicians and back up dancers...
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  • Release Pool Party at Talking Stick Resort
    Temperatures skyrocketed into the stratosphere this past weekend, giving Valley urbanites a perfect excuse for lounging around the pool. Over at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, the Release Pool Party took place on Sunday, June 3, offering stylish swimmers a chance to take a dip while...
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  • Sushi Roku's 3rd Annual Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show
    The W's 3rd Annual Summer Swimsuit Fashion Show showcased Scottsdale's best bikinis and beach bodies on Sunday night. The event transformed Sushi Roku into a catwalk for Diane's Beachwear. PHOTOS BY RYAN WOLF.
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  • Ice Cream Making 101: Behind the Scenes with Nicole Gebhart of Churn
    This weekend Chow Bella dropped in at one of the coolest ice cream shops around town, Churn. Between their fun and funky decor, old school candies, and one-of-a-kind flavors, this artisan ice cream parlor has got all the makings of a great summer dessert destination. Check out the photos as...
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  • Annual Douchebag Party at Smashboxx
    Being called a douchebag is usually a bad thing, but patrons of Smashboxx were encouraged to sport spray tans, sunglasses, and Ed Hardy swag in honor of the 3rd Annual Douchebag Party. There was an abundance of duckface and blow outs at the packed bar. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM.
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  • Lingerie Nights at Firehouse
    Thursday is becoming the new Friday. Parts of Old Town were fairly vacant, but Firehouse was packed with a well-dressed clientele for Firehouse's Lingerie Nights. Summer dresses may have outnumbered the negligees, but we can't complain. Scottsdale hotties shook their stuff to "Baby Got Back"...
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