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Now serving as the interim CEO of St. Joseph the Worker (SJW), Jarrett Ransom has held many titles with the organization, including chief philanthropy officer and interim chief operations officer. Within the last year, SJW has worked with more than 7,000 clients. We recently talked with Ransom about the nonprofit’s mission and objectives. Tell me about the mission of St. Joseph the Worker. Since 1988, the mission of St. Joseph the Worker has been to...

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The 1975 | Photo by Samuel Bradley Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts you’d check out when visiting family. November 23 The 1975 According to lead singer Matty Healy’s Twitter feed, he refused a lucrative opportunity to open for singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran because the Manchester, UK, pop-rock band wanted to do their own shows. Judging...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature musical pioneers. November 18 Joe Bonamassa You can listen to any of the guitarist’s 25 #1 albums and know he’s one of the best blues musicians in the world. But the only way you’re going to know for sure is by seeing the legend for yourself. 8 p.m., $42.50-$252.50, Arizona...

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Chandler resident Carol McDonald never imagined she would become an artist after retiring in 2018 from her “left-brain, analytical business administration career.” Over the years, she had taken a slew of art classes, but never thought of herself as “remotely artistic.” For Christmas in 2018, McDonald’s husband bought her an easel and a canvas and encouraged her to paint. She experimented with different paints, colors and textures and discovered that she enjoyed expressing herself through...

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It reads like the setup for an HGTV series: Firehouse Reno, coming soon. But it’s reality – minus the TV – for Scottsdale real estate brokerage Diversified Partners, which is in the midst of remodeling the disused Scottsdale Fire Station No. 3 into its new, 7,500-square-foot headquarters. “As part of our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work, we’re excited to offer our team a new, modern, state-of-the-art workspace,” founder and CEO Walt...

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AWOLNATION | Photo courtesy Kari Rowe Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts with surprises up their sleeve. November 9 AWOLNATION If you only know alternative rockers AWOLNATION for their arena anthem “Sail,” then you’ll be surprised by their prolific covers record My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers & Me. The album features renditions of Midnight Oil,...

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M3F mainstage | Photo by Jason Siegel Photography Arizona’s premier homegrown music festival has announced the lineup for its highly anticipated 18th year. Slated to be held at Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix on March 3 and 4, M3F is a nonprofit festival with 100 percent of its proceeds going to local charities. Last year’s event garnered a record $1.2 million. In addition to announcing an eclectic lineup incorporating established and up-and-coming indie, pop, R&B...

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The Rose  Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature acts a little off the beaten path. November 1 Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp Beck and Depp have been friends and collaborators for years. And after, you know, the thing that Depp went through over the summer, the duo released a full-length album titled 18 that’s full of cool covers...

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Now in its fifth year, the signature event that unites the Valley’s collective love of sports and music will slide into Tempe Beach Park on February 25 and 26, 2023. The two-day festival produced by C3 Presents – the same team behind major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Bonnaroo – first launched in 2018 to supplement Arizona’s spring training festivities, which already attract droves of out-of-towners during the Valley’s high season. This...

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Photo by Aimee Smith Usually, when someone tells us to “smile” it causes us to roll our eyes, at best. But while viewing this mural by “Just” Giovannie, located on the back wall of the Cambria Downtown Phoenix, we can’t help but break out in a grin. By the time we read the “Smile” prompt in the conversation bubble, we already are.   Photo by Aimee Smith This smiling face is the gatekeeper to an alley...

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The Who | Photo by Rick Guest Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week, we feature legends. October 26 Sophie B. Hawkins Among her numerous hits from the ’90s, including “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” and “As I Lay Me Down,” the singer-songwriter also wrote the song “Gone Baby” off her 2012 album The Crossing, with Mary Steenburgen....

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Scottsdale resident Deena Goldstein never set out to write a book about her late father, with whom she shared a treasured relationship. “We just had the most amazing connection,” she says. But, the day before her father died, Goldstein sat by his bedside and jotted down some thoughts about him on her phone. It wasn’t until later that she wrote a heartfelt father/daughter memoir titled, OK, Little Bird, which tells the universal story of losing...

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Lil Nas X | Photo by Aaron Idelson Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week features singer-songwriters known for their confessional lyrics. October 18 Wednesday, Wednesday: A Weekly Songwriter’s Showcase If you’re looking for an entry point into the vast Phoenix music scene, start with this weekly showcase curated by Jesse Teer of The Senators. 8 p.m., free, Crescent...

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