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  • Chandler's Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival 2014
    Chandler's Great American BBQ and Beer Festival, now in its fifth year, delivered on the promises of barbecued meats, craft beer, and music. We had our reservations at the start of the event, but walked away full and thoroughly impressed with the event's organization, food and drink offerings,...
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  • Third Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix, 3/21/14
    Third Friday had a lot to offer in March with everything from moving performance art featured inside Modified Arts Gallery to a hands-on sustainable jewelry workshop at GROWop. With its slower pace and smaller crowd compared to its big brother, First Friday, involvement was key to conclude...
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  • CGIU 2014: The Clinton Global Initiative University Visits ASU
    President Bill Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGIU hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and...
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  • Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at Heritage Square, 3/21/14
    No matter whatever it was that you did yesterday that left you feeling awesome, good for you, but Sharon Jones still kicked your ass. Hell, like one of her Dap-Kings said when he was introducing the force of nature that is Ms. Jones, she kicked cancer's ass. In fact, I don't know what you could...
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  • 5 Great Up-and-Coming Metro Phoenix Neighborhoods
    Landing a house in an up-and-coming neighborhood doesn't just give you bragging rights, it gives you a good investment. Sure, these areas may be a little patchier than most. But with a few years' time and a little TLC, you'll be the envy of gentrifiers and hipsters alike. See Also: 5 Cool...
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  • Fender Major League Baseball Stratocaster Launch Party at W Hotel Scottsdale, 3/20/14
    Unlike soccer and vuvuzelas, guitars and baseball don't necessarily go together, but when you're talking about two institutions as American as the Fender Stratocaster and Major League Baseball, the alignment is a little more warranted. Such is the case with the new MLB-approved line of Fender...
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  • The Toadies at Crescent Ballroom, 3/19/14
    The Toadies and friends put on a seriously epic show at the Crescent Ballroom last night. It was the first show of their current tour with the Supersuckers and BattleMe. The Toadies are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their kick ass debut record, "Rubberneck." There was a...
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  • 10 Arizona Places Nobody Knows How to Pronounce
    Thanks to the language differences among Anglos, Mexicans, and various Native American tribes, there are a whole lot of places around Arizona that no one really seems to know how to pronounce. Check out 10 such places, along with our best ideas for how they're supposed to be pronounced. See...
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  • Kings of Leon at Ak-Chin Pavilion, 3/19/14
    The rockers of Kings of Leon came to the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix on Wednesday, March 18, and performed an epic 26-song set for thousands of local fans that crowded the outdoor venue. L.A. indie rock band Local Natives opened.Photos by Maria Vassett
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  • Arizona's SB 1062 Fiasco: The Fallout and the Key Players
    Within hours of Arizona's Republican-dominated Legislature's approving a measure that established a legal defense for business owners to discriminate based on a "sincerely held religious belief," thousands of gay-rights advocates flocked to the lush green lawn at the state Capitol in...
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  • St. Vincent at Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, 3/18/14
    Stylish indie pop chanteuse St. Vincent wowed the crowd inside of the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday, March 18. Brooklyn-based experimental indie act Noveller opened the evening. Check out the full review of St. Vincent at Orpheum Theatre here.Photos by Melissa Fossum.
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  • Behind the Scenes of Muppets Most Wanted
    "The endurance of the Muppets isn't just the result of the creative skills of Henson and collaborators like Frank Oz, or of smart business decisions, or of sheer dumb luck," writes this paper's film critic Stephanie Zacharek in her review of Muppets Most Wanted. "It's simply that the Muppets...
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