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  • Volcano Choir at Crescent Ballroom, 1/17/14
    Volcano Choir gave Phoenix a bit of a treat last night -- the first stop on the band's short west coast tour. Their Crescent Ballroom concert on Friday night was sold out well ahead of time and could have very well been moved to a larger venue. Thankfully, it wasn't.The intimate setting was...
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  • Treasure Mammal at Trunk Space, 1/16/14
    Treasure Mammal is one of those bands that you have to see live to fully understand. Words can only go so far to describe the performance art, interpretive dance, and random nods to pop culture that make up a Treasure Mammal show. This is the type of band you want to say represents the Phoenix...
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  • Closer Look: Hiking Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail in Phoenix
    The Cholla Trail up Camelback Mountain is a stunner. At the summit, or the camels biggest hump at 2,704 feet, you have killer 360-degree views of the entire Valley and even all the way over to Superior. While it is considered an "urban" hike, it is one of the most difficult, and you should come...
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  • Club Candids at Long Wong's in Tempe
    The East Valley’s live music scene is plenty vibrant, a fact evidenced by the equally vivid scene of music and art found at Long Wong's on Apache Boulevard. Club Candids, for instance, hung out at the Tempe bar on both Monday, January 13, and Tuesday, January 14, at witnessed some burgeoning...
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  • Bret Michaels Performs at the Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Gala
    '80s rocker and valley resident Bret Michaels was the perfect musical act to perform at last night's Barrett-Jackson Opening Night Gala. The Poison singer and his solo band blasted through '80s staples like "Talk Dirty To Me," "Ride the Wind," and threw in some fun renditions of Lynyrd...
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  • No Pants Light Rail Ride Phoenix 2014
    Dozens of local wiseacres undressed to impress on Sunday, January 12, and boarded various METRO Light Rail trains while wearing nary any trousers, jeans, skirts, or shorts. Sassy underwear, boxers, or panties were the order of the day as they were all participating in the annual No Pants Light...
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  • Iron Chef Jose Garces Unveils New Menu Items at Distrito in Scottsdale, 1/11/14
    Several hundred guests turned out to sample new menu items at Iron Chef Jose Garces' Distrito at the Saguaro Hotel in Scottsdale Saturday night. The dishes, spanning from the light and refreshing to the hearty and soulful, were paired with margaritas, sangria, tequila shots served by aerial...
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  • The Whisperlights with Dry River Yacht Club and There Is Danger, 1/11/14
    After years of memorable shows, The Whisperlights decided to break up, but not before playing a farewell show with Dry River Yacht Club and There Is Danger, which featured guest performers and impressive visuals. The final show took place at Crescent Ballroom on Saturday, January 11,...
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  • Janelle Monáe at Marquee Theatre, 1/11/14
    It's really a shame that Janelle Monáe was forced to postpone her November performance at the Crescent Ballroom late last year due to "mandatory vocal rest." If her performance would have been anything like it was last night at the rescheduled date at the Marquee Theatre it probably would have...
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  • Inside Nook in Arcadia: Pizzas, Service, and Ambiance
    Between chef-driven spots Beckett's Table from Justin Beckett and Cullen Campbell's Crudo in Arcadia's Gaslight Square, and blocks away from establishments of Valley tastemakers Vincent Guerithault and Mark Tarbell (not to mention the new headquarters of Fox Restaurant Concepts), Nook is an...
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  • Closer Look: A Remote Arizona Church Offers Followers Peyote-Induced Psychedelic Trips
    Take a visual journey to Peyote Way Church of God. Although not a house of worship in the traditional sense -- there's no steeple, no ornate architecture, no flowing robes or pulpit -- Peyote Way is, in fact, a church. It was founded based on the beliefs of Peyotism, a Native American religion...
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  • Club Candids: DJ Roya's Magical Unicorn & Rainbow Birthday Party at Apollo's Lounge
    Tongue Tied’s Michele “DJ Roya” Chinichian celebrated her birthday on Saturday, January 4, at Apollo’s Lounge with a magically delicious evening of rainbows, unicorns, stickers, face painting, balloons, and enough bright colors to make Lisa Frank (not to mention your average suburban moppet)...
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