Phoenix December Calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 “Home for the Holidays,” 6 p.m., repeats December 2 to December 3, December 7 to December 10, December 14 to December 17, December 21 to December 23, Barleen’s Dinner Show, 2275 E. Old West Highway, Apache Junction, tickets start at $40 for adults, 480-982-7991, Game Day: Mexican Train Dominoes, 10:30 a.m. […]


‘Doo Wopified’: Broadway veterans pay tribute to the greats — on their terms

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski With credits like “Jersey Boys,” “Motown: The Musical” and “A Bronx Tale,” a group of charismatic Broadway actors wanted to fill their off time with a special project that utilized their talents.  They founded the Doo Wop Project, which blends the classic sounds of acts like Frankie Valli and the Drifters with […]


The Healthy Geezer: Wash your hands around animals

By Fred Cicetti The coronavirus that started in China may have come from animals. Many coronaviruses are zoonoses, which means they spread from animals to people.  Two coronaviruses in the recent past probably passed to humans from bats. These are severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012. […]


‘Losing him was horribly tragic’: Al Pitrelli keeps Paul O’Neill and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s spirit alive

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Al Pitrelli lives for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra tours.  The music director and lead guitarist will bring an updated presentation of TSO’s “The Ghost of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More” to the Footprint Center in Phoenix on Sunday, December 4.  “I’ve been doing the same thing literally my entire […]


What’s Cooking?: Dry-rubbed barbecue ribs

By Jan D’Atri I have no idea if it’s Kansas City, Carolina, Texas, Memphis or St. Louis style.  All I know is that this dry rub is magic dust on a rib. Just in time for your summer menus, this dry-rubbed barbecue ribs recipe is the perfect seasoning for a meaty slab of pork or […]


Coming to Fruition: Moon Valley Nurseries offers cocktail, marinade recipes

By Moon Valley Nurseries Staff Summer may be over, but with temperatures still sizzling, Moon Valley Nurseries, a premiere tree and plant nursery located throughout the Southwest, is releasing a list of cocktail and barbecue marinade recipes including fresh ingredients grown on your own property.  The following recipes enable you to entertain family and friends […]


Nursing Homes: What to ask before moving loved ones into a facility

By Martin Solomon Solomon & Relihan PC When researching available nursing homes for a family member, it’s important to evaluate your options and gather facts. That involves asking the right questions that will guide your eventual decision. In our more than 20 years of experience focusing solely on victims’ cases of nursing home abuse and […]


Where Tradition Meets Excellence: Little America Flagstaff is an iconic Arizona getaway destination

By Allison Brown Nestled under the majestic ponderosa pines surrounded by Flagstaff’s natural beauty sits Little America Flagstaff — a welcome sight for weary Route 66 travelers, a home away from home for returning families or a romantic getaway for couples. No matter the reason for the stay, the Little America Flagstaff hotel can provide […]


Wager to Win: 5 tips for NFL sports betting

By  Jack Silverman Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona Sportsbook Manager Now that the NFL season is underway, not only can you enjoy pro games three days a week, you can also take wagers on your favorite teams and players through NFL sports betting and potentially win money.  Sports betting is more popular than ever among […]


Hospice Is Hope: 89-year-old artist inspires her hospice team

By Lin Sue Flood Hospice of the Valley Avinell MacDonald isn’t kidding when she says, “It’s never too late to try something new.”  She was 60 years old when her husband asked if there was anything in life she wanted to do but hadn’t tried. Avinell chose two things: play the piano and take up […]


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