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Chandler was far from the glitz of Chicago or the glamour of Los Angeles when it opened for settlement in 1912. But the man whose name the town bore, Dr. A.J. Chandler, envisioned drawing such visitors.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
At 72 years young, Dan Hicks remains the eternal hipster. Hicks first entered the music scene in the sixties with his seminal group, The Charlatans, and he remains an influential figure among musicians.
Arizona Museum of Natural History will host a party after the GoFobo free movie pass event for the new movie “Walking with Dinosaurs” at the Cinemark Mesa theater. The party is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the museum, 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa. To get a free pass to the movie earlier in the day, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter RSVP code WOMF97Q.
The kids can play in more than 20 tons of snow at Children’s Museum of Phoenix, where the Phoenix Coyotes will also have an ice rink, hockey activities and special guests. Kids can get pictures with Santa or make Christmas ornaments, paper snowflakes or glitter tattoos with Make Meaning.
"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.
DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what's free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.
Rita Coolidge has charted hits in almost every genre and won just about every music accolade possible, including two Grammy Awards.
Cherie Currie fronted the teenage all-girl band the Runaways and, along with fellow band mates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West and Jackie Fox, punched through a male-dominated field with a groundbreaking look and sound.
One way to avoid the stores and score a pretty great gift deal on Black Friday? Hit up Phoenix Art Museum, where at 8 a.m. the first 50 non-museum members will receive a free general membership (valued at $75) to the museum. Admission to The West Select exhibition will be free until 10 a.m., and museum memberships — if you’re not one of the first 50 in line — will be discounted by 20 percent all day.
Looking for that perfect light for your home office? A new chair or coffee table? You might try making it yourself, at home, with just the click of a button.
Every apron tells a story, according to EllynAnne Geisel, who collects vintage aprons and sews her own.
Artist or crafter? It doesn’t matter to Frank Biernier.
If the old-timey clothing and equipment at this weekend’s Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off don’t take you back in time, the food surely ought to.
Celebrate Halloween and National Fire Prevention Month at the world’s largest museum of firefighting. You’ll find food, face painting, fire truck rides, a craft fair, a silent auction, balloons, bucket brigades and more. Costumes are welcome.
See fashion, memorabilia and artifacts of influential female musicians of the 20th century including Wanda Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Madonna, Queen Latifah, and many more, at this special exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum on loan from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
RICHMOND, Va. — With terrain varying from the mountains to the coast, Virginia offers an array of fall colors for leaf-peepers. But before or after your drive along one of the state's many scenic byways, consider a fix of Southern city living with a visit to the state capital, Richmond. Located along Interstate 95, it's an easy stopping-off point. And whether you like the outdoors, art or history, there's plenty to do here — and you don't have to spend a dime.
Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving yet? Acclaimed by Rand McNally as one of the top activities in the country on Thanksgiving Day, Heard Museum will be hosting its annual Harvest Feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28 where museum chefs combine indigenous ingredients with American Indian culture.
A member of the Heard Museum café staff assists as a guest samples one of several buffet items in the museum’s annual Thanksgiving Harvest Feast. This year’s feast is Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.
Mesa Grande Cultural Park is set to open for the new season Oct. 3, and the historic site already has a program scheduled approximately two weeks into the season.
BIMINI, Bahamas — Every time a cruise ship docks in Bimini, the population of this tiny archipelago just 50 miles off the coast of Miami could nearly double.
Classical landscapes interrupted by flying lemons. Silk camisoles carved from wood. Justin Bieber’s famous face painted into Renaissance-era art portraits. All this and more will be on display this fall at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
On Aug. 24, Helen Spencer Schlie celebrated her 90th birthday doing the things she loves most — working a full day at the Old and Rare Bookstore she owns in Mesa, and spending time with family and friends that evening.
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit mobile recording studio, and it’s rolling into Phoenix's Musical Instrument Museum. The bus, named after Beatle and music education enthusiast, John Lennon, is made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.