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Foreigner owes its success to ‘master craftsman’ Jones

Foreigner is sort of showing its modern-rock appeal by touring with Kid Rock later this summer, and rhythm guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel said there’s a simple reason why the band is still relevant.

Music, comedy show benefits veteran groups

When U.S. Marine Corps serviceman Victor Pinzon returned from his tour of Vietnam, he felt like a “lost sheep.”

Music fans ‘In the Mood’ for big band tunes

When Bud Forrest created the stage show “In the Mood” 21 years ago, he never imagined it would have longevity.

Williams to Share Memories with Chandler Fans

At age 74, singer-songwriter Paul Williams is in better shape than he was at 37. He runs 2 miles each morning, whether he’s in the bitter cold of New York or the warmth of his Naples, California, home. “It’s just nice to be as active as I am and hopefully in the thick of it at this age,” says Williams, who is 25 years sober, too.

The Beach Boys Embrace ‘The Good Life’ in Arizona

Below-zero temperatures in Iowa and the Beach Boys’ music don’t necessarily go hand in hand. But lead singer Mike Love is holed up in his hotel room to escape the cold before heading to a university ballroom where The Beach Boys were set to perform.

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Humperdinck Celebrates Romance in Chandler

Happily married for 50 years and a purveyor of romantic songs, Engelbert Humperdinck knows full well the meaning of Valentine’s Day.

The Lost Art of Customer Service

Our fridge went rogue the other day.

The 1924 Phoenician

I have a Phoenix Union High School yearbook, “The Phoenician,” from 1924 that belongs to a mystery person. It’s a tan book with an orange spine that I taped together wanting to keep it in intact for the owner or owner’s family. There is no name on it to identify if this person is a student or faculty member. However, I believe from the few quotes inside the front and back pages, this book once belonged to a student.

Entrepreneur Designs Family Board Game

About 10 years ago, Scottsdale resident and businessman Steven Lazar got fed up with the disconnect of modern families: the daughter texting, the son playing video games, the dad watching sports on TV and the wife on the phone chatting with her neighbor.

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Zoppé circus comes to Reid Park’s big top

Zoppé, the Italian family circus, has been dazzling audiences for about 170 years and will come to Reid Park Friday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 11.

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The Duttons’ Shows are a Family Affair

Ben Dutton understands the importance of family.

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Ask Gabby Gayle

Advice Column for the Over 50 Crowd

My Curmuddy Awards for 2014

To those of you waiting breathlessly, here are my annual Curmuddy Awards, presenting ugly mud-pie statuettes to those deserving wretches for wacky, wicked and witless conduct in 2014.

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Sitka by the Sea

God’s Country on Alaska’s Inside Passages

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Medley Hasn’t Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ for Arizona

At 74 years old and his humor intact, pop legend Bill Medley says his career with the Righteous Brothers and as a solo act reads like a “bad movie.”