Every single day makes a difference for infant development during a pregnancy. Premature birth can lead to low birthweight, underdeveloped organs and even, in extreme cases, death. In fact, the No. 1 leading cause of death among children younger than 5 is premature birth.
Miguel Ivery cooks up an appealing metaphorical recipe for Brazil: “You take one part samba, one part beach, one part love of life and family, and one part hard work, and you have Brazil. How is that not appealing?”
Ivery is the founder of Afro:Baile, a Valley-based company that promotes global music and culture (mostly emanating from Latin America) through its Afro:Baile Records label and events like the 6th Annual Brazilian Day Arizona Festival, taking place this weekend at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
On NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, acerbic geek gurus debate everything from theme parks and Pixar trivia to the effect a flick’s opening sequence has on overall enjoyment. This isn’t strictly nerd territory, either. Comic books and Marvel movies are tossed in among more mainstream pop culture topics like Hulu’s new Difficult People show. It’s a bright, witty, fabulously fun round-table discussion of daily entertainment – even if there isn’t any actual drinking involved.
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On Labor Day, everybody's favorite feline -- Internet meme sensation Grumpy Cat -- threw out the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks game, as the D-Backs took on the San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 6-1, but the real winner was Grumpy Cat. The cat (real name: Tardar Sauce), who has feline dwarfism and an underbite that gives her a purrfect permafrown, is one of four cats in the home of the Valley-based Bundesen family. Grumpy Cat received her own Diamondbacks jersey, met and mingled with media and MLB Hall of Famer Tony La Russa, and vicariously tossed the first pitch from the mound. Here's a slideshow of Grumpy's big day at the game.
How do you spend your birthday if you are Larry Fitzgerald Jr.? Running routes on the practice field and running food at Dominick’s Steakhouse, of course. The wide receiver hosted his seventh annual Fitz’s Supper Club, Celebrities at YOUR Service on August 31 at the swank Scottsdale eatery, and yours truly lucked out with an invitation to be on the red carpet.
The 2015 NFL football season kicks off Thursday, September 10... which means you have exactly 197 hours from this writing to squeeze in another fantasy football league draft. Need a location? Consult this PM hand-selected list of the most FF-friendly bars and restaurants in the Valley. And for Pete's sake, don't take a quarterback in the first round. Only scrubs do that.
Going out to see a new movie is expensive these days. Unless you're hitting a matinee, tickets cost more than $9 each, and refreshments could easily run you another $10, even if you're only getting a large soda and popcorn. Thankfully, the last drive-in movie theater in Arizona, the West Wind Glendale Drive-In, offers a singular moviegoing experience on Thursday, August 27, and the price is right: It's free.
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