Don’t Dream It’s Over: Crowded House makes good on postponed tour

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Crowded House was forced to postpone its last North American tour — including a date at the Mesa Arts Center — due to the drummer’s back injury.  Vocalist/guitarist Neil Finn says he’s looking forward to making good on the jaunt.  “We’re in rehearsal at the moment,” he says in late April. “I […]


‘She’s a Part of Me Now’: Billie Boullet appreciates Anne Frank’s story

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Billie Boullet, who stars as Anne Frank in the National Geographic limited series “A Small Light,” is invested in the celebrated diarist’s story. To prepare for the role, Boullet read “The Diary of a Young Girl,” listened to it on audiobook and asked her mom to read it to her so she […]


May Phoenix Calendar

MONDAY, MAY 1 Baseball at the Gila River Incarceration Camp: Spotlight Series, 4 p.m., The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, call for charge, 480-488-1090, Veterans Coffee Chat, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, Building Better Brain Health: Week 1, 10 a.m. […]


Something Different: Tony Kishman celebrates Paul McCartney’s career

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tucson native Tony Kishman knows there is an influx of Beatles tribute acts, but he’s found his niche celebrating the whole of Paul McCartney’s career.  “Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney” comes to the Fox Tucson Theatre on Saturday, May 13.  “The show is all about Paul McCartney’s career, […]


Hospice Is Hope: Spanish is their love language

By Lin Sue Flood Hospice of the Valley Director of Community Engagement Jacobo Dieppa’s fondest memory is spending time with family and friends in the Cuban household in Miami where he grew up. Now living with his only daughter, Elena, in Phoenix, the 91-year-old Hospice of the Valley patient still yearns to be around people. […]


The Healthy Geezer: Older people prone to aggressive dog bites

By Fred Cicetti Q: Who are the people most liable to be bitten by a dog? A: More than 60% of the people who are bitten by dogs are children. The elderly are second. And people like mail carriers and meter readers are third. Children often don’t know how to act around dogs and frighten […]


Family First: Melissa Etheridge shares her journey through life

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski On Melissa Etheridge’s Instagram, her bio reads “mother, rockstar, activist” in that order.  The sweet sentiment is courtesy of her son, Beckett, when he was in his mid-teens.  “What’s really sweet about that is — about 10 years ago or whenever I first joined Instagram — it was my son Beckett who […]


First-Class Care: Cave Creek man dedicates career to burn patients

Special to LOVIN’ LIFE AFTER 50 Dr. Kevin Foster, renowned burn surgeon and director of the Arizona Burn Center at Valleywise Health, has dedicated his career to providing first-class care to those in need.  With more than 25 years of experience, the 61-year-old Cave Creek resident is considered one of the preeminent burn specialists in […]


April Casino Calendar

Russell Peters 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler, tickets start at $45, 1-800-WIN-GILA, Honest Soulz 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1, Cliff Castle Casino and Hotel, 555 Middle Verde Road, Camp Verde, free, Chevy Showdown Car Show 9 a.m. to […]


April Phoenix Calendar

SATURDAY, APRIL 1 Orchid Show & Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., repeats 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2, Berridge Nurseries, 4647 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, free,, White Winged Dove: A Tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, 7 p.m., The Venue at Farnsworth Hall, 6159 E. University Drive, Mesa, call for […]



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