Wednesday, March 04, 2015

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Chuckle Huts

PHM0315PF13It's a laugh a minute at Valley comedy clubs.

“The audience is the instrument you play,” comedian Louis C.K. once said. At comedy venues around the Valley, local and touring comedians – stand-up, improv, sketch and more – get a chance to jam.

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¶lim¶2015 Cactus League Preview

PHM0315CACLBy The Numbers

214,815 League-record attendance mark registered by the Chicago Cubs in 2014, their first season at  newly-built Sloan Park in Mesa.

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¶lim¶Cocktail & Bar Guide

PHM0315CTAIL01BIgnited by a new generation of gin-slinging geniuses, the craft cocktail scene is exploding across greater Phoenix. Find the Valley’s top tipples inside, with best bar picks, do-it-yourself mixology hacks, bartender profiles and more.

 

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Shop-Rocker

PHM0215Flash-2-AliceAlice Cooper’s thrift store offers one-of-a-kind signed items.

When it comes to Arizona resident Alice Cooper’s shock-rock stage show, some things are to be expected – boa constrictors, straitjackets, guillotines, the trademark black eye paint. Anyone who’s ever seen his live shows or ghoulishly theatrical music videos might expect Cooper’s personal effects to be equally unsettling.

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¶lim¶Super Bowl Fan Guide

PHM 500x500 FPOKick off your Super Bowl experience with our guide to events, activities and parties pinned to the big game on February 1.

Verizon Super Bowl Central
Located in Downtown Phoenix, Verizon Super Bowl Central is the week-long, pedestrian-only epicenter of Super Bowl entertainment in the Valley. Find concerts and food, plus the NFL Experience, an interactive theme park with games, clinics and NFL autograph sessions. Visit azsuperbowl.com for more information.

Dates: January 28 – February 1
Hours: 2 p.m.-Midnight

Daily Schedule
2 p.m. Food and beer gardens, Sponsor Activity Zone, Autograph Stage and XLIX Concert Stage open
2–6 p.m. Local talent and group performances on Concert Stage
6 p.m. Autograph Stage closes
7–10 p.m. Regional and national music artists on Concert Stage
10–10:10 p.m. Nightly fireworks show
10 p.m. Activities close
Midnight Food and beverage close (Friday and Saturday)

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Local Libros

PHM0115Flash-1-LocalLibroTurn a new page with books by Arizona authors.

Arizona’s never had a shortage of talented scribes. Zane Grey, Erma Bombeck, Edward Abbey and Diana Gabaldon are just a few of the literary standouts who searched our canyon landscapes and desert streets for the muse of inspiration. Here are a few rising Arizona wordsmiths to consider for your winter reading.

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Wine and Dine

PHM0115Flash-1-WineDineMix and mingle with chefs and wine pros at Valley wine-pairing dinners.

“I don't care how much you know about wine – there’s always something new to learn. Food, too.” Chef Anthony DeMuro of Different Pointe of View at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs has learned a lot about both in the last four years during the restaurant’s Insider’s View Dinner Series, which pairs visiting winemakers’ vintages with DeMuro’s AAA Four Diamond cuisine. “It’s a passionate evening,” DeMuro says. “They’re a blast. It’s quite the experience.” There are pop-up wine dinners aplenty in the Valley, but these three stand out for their location, consistency and, of course, point of view.

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