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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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  • Taking Back Sunday & The Used at Marquee Theatre in Tempe, 3/18/14
    A 20-something emo/screamo fan's dream lineup became a reality on Tuesday, March 18, at the Marquee Theatre as Taking Back Sunday and The Used had fans packed in the Tempe concert hall. Both bands have seen their fair share of mainstream success in the past and were heavy-hitters in their...
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  • Club Candids: Spring Training Day Drinking in Scottsdale
    Scottsdale tends to be gripped by a case of baseball fever during spring training season, even moreso than the rest of the Valley. And the city gets even crazier in its fanaticism for the San Francisco Giants, who just happen to play at Scottsdale Stadium during Major League Baseball's...
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  • Flogging Molly's Green 17 Tour at Tempe Beach Park, 3/17/14
    A wild, crazy, and drunken Saint Paddy's Day celebration unfolded at Tempe Beach Park on Monday, March 17, as the Celtic folk-punks of Flogging Molly rocked a crowd of thousands during their visit to the Valley on their 10th and final Green 17 Tour. Dave King, the band's Irish-born lead...
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  • Peace Pi Festival and Grand Opening of Walter Studios Creative Art Center, 3/15/14
    It was a colorful, goopy mess Saturday, March 15, at the grand opening of Walter Studios Creative Art Center. The idea is to celebrate humanity as a beautiful mess, to inspire random acts of goodwill and peace into the growing human network, says founder of Peace Pi Robert Farthing. Attendees...
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  • The Brides of March 2014 in Downtown Phoenix
    A flash-mob style pub crawl that consists of people of any gender donning wedding gowns and mobbing up on a boozy establishment for drinks and all around good times known as The Brides of March celebrated it's annual outing on Saturday, March 15, in Central Phoenix. This year, it started at...
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  • How to Enjoy Booze and Tattoos at SXSW
    Everybody who goes to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas comes home with a new favorite band — and some of them, it would appear, came home with a new tattoo. Photographer Nate "Igor" Smith captured fans and musicians, including the Dum Dum Girls, Big Freedia and more. See also: - The...
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  • Liquid Sol Music Festival at Sportsman's Park, 3/15/14
    Nostalgia was something of a theme for the inaugural Liquid Sol Music Festival at Sportman’s Park in Glendale on Saturday, March 15. Train headlined the festival that was the musical equivalent of comfort food and also included performances by All-American Rejects, Gin Blossoms, Fuel, Blind...
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