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  • 10 Favorite Concerts of the Summer
    We don't want to jinx it, but a string of cooler nights and balmy afternoons has us feeling comfortable saying "summer's done." The festival season has come to a close, and it's time to unpack that neglected denim jacket and put away your jorts and Coachella Crocs for the season. Of course,...
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  • Fiona Apple, Mesa Arts Center, 9/18/12
    Singer/songwriter Fiona Apple has a reputation. Her public struggles with fame and her label give the impression that a Fiona Apple performance could fall apart at any moment. But it never came close last night at Mesa Arts Center. Not when Apple was plumbing her emotional depths, not when she...
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  • Club Candids: Otep at Joe's Grotto
    The L.A. alt-metal foursome led by Otep Shamaya endured the sweltering late-summer Valley to put on a rager at Joe's Grotto on Sunday, September 16. Rivetheads, hard rock fans, tattooed freak, and other creatures of the night were in attendance, as were the Club Candids cameras. PHOTOS BY...
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  • Best of Phoenix® 2012: Taxidermist Chris Kruger of Kruger's Creations
    We're not claiming to be experts in the world of hunting, but we do know that the telltale sign of a good taxidermist appears when you find yourself seriously debating whether the stuffed animal you see is alive. That's the reaction that Chris Kruger of Kruger's Creations strives for with every...
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  • Best of Phoenix® 2012: Home Gardening Lessons with Master Gardener Carol Stuttard
    If you've ever tried to plant something in Phoenix, you've probably realized it takes a little more than "just add water" to get something to grow (or, harder yet, survive). Luckily, there are teaching professionals like Carol Stuttard to help you contrary Marys get your gardens up and...
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  • Best of Phoenix® 2012: Dr. Todd Bostwick, Senior Archaeologist at PaleoWest
    For those who say Arizona has no history, Todd Bostwick would like a word with them. The senior research archeologist at PaleoWest Archaeology and executive director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, Bostwick has been working in the field for more than 40 years. So he's got...
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  • Mark-Taylor Summer of Love Pool Party at San Marbeya
    We're into the home stretch of summer, which means many local pool party series are wrapping up for the summer. The folks at Mark-Taylor, for instance, threw one last poolside blast of 2012 on Saturday, September 14, at their San Marbeya residential complex in Tempe. Photos by Benjamin Leatherman
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  • Eating 16th Street: Central Phoenix's Mexican Food Mecca
    For Chow Bella's latest mission -- "Eating 16th Street" -- we've employed a young woman who's literally eaten her way around the world. Alex Rodriguez has eaten borscht in Moscow, steak in Buenos Aires and a "life-changing panna cotta" in Bra, a small town in the Piemonte region of Italy. Now...
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  • The Walkmen at Crescent Ballroom, 9/17/12
    The Walkmen have always sounded worn. "Sometimes I'm just happy I'm older," singer Hamilton Leithauser belted on "We've Been Had," from the magnificent and wonderfully titled Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone in 2002. And on Sunday night, they brought their faded and frayed sound to...
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