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Landmark Theatres is set to make its presence known in the greater Phoenix area with the opening of its first theater in Scottsdale Quarter this fall. 

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A partnership between the Ascent at the Phoenician and Scottsdale Museum of the West is starting to bear fruit. 

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The School of Rock Scottsdale is beginning to see many of its students and alumni live out their dream of playing Valley venues again. 

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“Pictures Tell Stories: Children’s Book Illustrations” is the newest exhibit at the Civic Center Public Gallery inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Library and will stay there until Sept. 20. 

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The City of Scottsdale is celebrating  its 70th anniversary with a slew of activities and the Scottsdale Gallery Association is joining the fun.

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Last month, the Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra returned to Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a 60-minute concert.

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Center Space gallery’s new exhibition features the artwork of local high school students, all of whom took part in Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation’s Visions program this past year.

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For 40 years, Valley rocker Alice Cooper completely forgot he had a vibrant, red and black-hued acrylic Andy Warhol original rolled up and stored away in his garage.

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Students at Scottsdale Community College’s  Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre are premiering one of their most ambitious collaborations to date: a multimedia-streamed performance piece based on Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast, “War of the Worlds.”

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The Arizona Black Rodeo is about more than entertainment. The event gives contestants a place to compete and spread awareness about African American contributions to Southwestern heritage.

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From fruity rum-bused cocktails poured into handcrafted Polynesian-inspired mugs, to tiki huts, sunset dinners and the sounds of ‘60s-style exotica lounge music, tiki culture is alive and well in Scottsdale.

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Twelve blind teenagers in three boats spent seven days at sea navigating the Caribbean, overcoming nature, fatigue and their own fears.

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For 29 years, Arizona Musicfest has hosted anywhere from 25 to 30 performances at various venues throughout Scottsdale as part of its annual indoor concert series.

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Desert Stages Theatre is dusting off its stage after a three-month hiatus and transporting theatergoers to a time when poodle skirts ruled and high school proms boomed with “Lollipop” and “Dream Lover.” 

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Larsen Gallery’s 2021 Spring Larsen Art Auction takes place April 17 and will he held both at the gallery in Old Town as well as online and via telephone to accommodate bidders around the world.

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While some theater troupes have kept their shows going by taking their regularly scheduled programs outdoors, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company pursued a different type of COVID-free show: cabaret.

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Live music under the sun in near-perfect weather at Scottsdale Civic Center Park sounds like the ideal way to spend a spring afternoon.

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This spring break, parents can take the kids on a three-week trip to Crystal Burn to meet Izimbra, a 16-foot-tall yellow cone, and engage in a variety of art activities.

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For the past couple years, more than 5,000 people have swarmed the Scottsdale Waterfront over the course of seven hours in early March for one purpose: to celebrate the Persian New Year, or Nowruz.

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Project Space” debuts Saturday, Feb. 20, with new works by award-winning artist Diedrick Brackens.

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For 65 years, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has attracted attendees and competitors from around the world, including the United Kingdom and Italy to Australia and the Middle East.

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Now on display at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library is “WEST—Arizona Artists of Color,” a new exhibition featuring a mix of established and emerging local artists and their unique experiences of what it’s currently like living in this part of the country.

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People looking for a way to support Arizona’s local artists can do so at the Arizona Sage Art Market this month.

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When Ans Taylor paints, she finds her happy space. It’s relaxing and it allows her to share her passion with the Arizona landscape. 

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Chicago-area industrialist George F. Getz Jr. and his wife, Olive Atwater Getz, were driving through Wilmette, Illinois, when they saw a broken-down fire truck on the side of the road. 

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From private auditorium rentals and lowering ticket prices to outdoor showings, Scottsdale movie theaters are finding new ways to attract film lovers this holiday season despite the pandemic-created lack of end-of-year blockbusters.

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For 20 years, the Artists’ Breakfast Club, comprising Arizona-based artists, has met regularly to exchange ideas, learn from and support one another and continue to develop the art community.

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Picture a 5’2” artist strapped into a harness hovering above a large-than-life canvas. She’s slinging paint as she flies through the studio, “Mission Impossible” style.

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After months of being shuttered, many museums have recently reopened their doors  – just in time for the annual one-day shopping event, Museum Store Sunday.

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One of the largest free arts events in the Valley returns for its 24th year this year: the Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour, coordinated by nonprofit organization Sonoran Arts League.

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