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  • Playing With Mario's Money: How a Sugar Daddy's Empire Crumbled
    Meet some of the key players in a twisted tale of money, drugs, fast cars and rap stars. One of the hottest Valley party spots in the mid-2000s was Scottsdale's CBNC, short for Coyote Bay Night Club. Hip-hop stars and professional athletes flocked there. Rap artist and music producer Kasseem...
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  • GI Joes and Army Hoes @ Spanish Fly in Scottsdale
    Scottsdale is a weird place during the day. Dance music blasts from the bars that are open early, and the daylight reveals salons and small shops that could easily be overlooked at night. Walking down 75th street, it almost resembles some hip borough in a beach town, with the lack of a cool...
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  • Lebowskifest 2012 at Sail Inn
    Saturday Night at the Sail Inn was a night to celebrate "The Dude." Fans of the Big Lebowski came out to listen to good music and have some White Russians in honor of the movie. In between each set Bottoms up would play and keep the crowd entertained. Live music also included the Dead Hot...
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  • Rebel Yell at The Rogue Bar
    Hipsters with colorful hair and tattooed glam punks were in abundance at Rebel Yell, William Reed’s new weekly punk/rock dance party at The Rogue Bar. Guests were left wanting more, more, more on Saturday, July 7. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
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  • Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena
    50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right? It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but that's the best word I can use to describe what The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston, and their crack nine-piece...
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  • Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, at More at Mayhem Festival @ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
    Lemmy Kilmister isn't supposed to exist during waking hours. Call it a rock 'n' roll fantasy, but I've always imagined Motörhead, fronted by the 66-year-old, perma-sore throated Kilmister, to be the sort of band that just wouldn't work with the midday sun beaming overhead. Read more. Photos...
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  • Reform School: Revenge of the Nerds at Sanctum
    Is there anything better than naughty school girls? Believe it or not, yes. Tattooed bespectacled babes and a sexy Harry Potter were spotted in the crowd at Reform School- Revenge of the Nerds, turning geek into chic at Sanctum on Friday, July 6. PHOTOS BY MELISSA FOSSUM
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  • Fourth of July Nightlife 2012 in the Valley
    Independence Day festivities raged in bars and clubs across the Valley’s nightlife landscape on Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, as revelers gathered to celebrate the birth of our nation while engaging in the constitutional right to dance and drink. Our cameras visited fetes and fiestas...
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  • Morgan Page Fourth of July Pool Party at W Scottsdale Hotel
    The Fourth of July was celebrated in stylish fashion at the W Scottsdale Hotel during an all-day pool party headlined by superstar Morgan Page. Hundreds of members of the young-and-beautiful crowd -- many sporting red, white, and blue bikinis and other patriotic summertime apparel -- flocked to...
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  • Tempe Town Lake's 4th of July
    Thousands showed up to listen to good music, enjoy carnival food and bond with family and friends during the Kiwanis Club of Tempe’s 61st Annual Fireworks Spectacular. PHOTOS BY GABRIELLA JAFFEE and MELANIE MATHIEU
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  • Pre-4th of July Fireworks at Harold’s and The Buffalo Chip
    This year, the fireworks started a little early with Harold’s Corral putting on its annual 4th of July celebration on July 3rd. Guests enjoyed BBQ, snow cones and live music before the fireworks started at 8:45 p.m.. Next door at The Buffalo Chip, guests enjoyed BBQ, corn dogs and corn on the...
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  • Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Sugar Ray, Marcy Playground, and Lit at Comerica Theatre
    The dream of the '90s is alive in Phoenix (kinda). There may not have been any Beanie Babies, pagers, or butterfly clips (though there were some overalls), but the line up of Everclear, Sugar Ray, The Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground made for some prime '90s nostalgia. The night could...
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