In the aisles of Desert Foothills Library, David Court is a rock star. Though he lacks a swagger and the button-up shirts he wears are far from flashy, when he steps inside this building, he’s a hero.
Touchdowns, cheers and school fight songs—it’s as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July. Yet in Cave Creek, the sound of the band has been nearly non-existent in recent years. Budget cuts all but amputated funding for music, and the high school band program tapered down to a dozen or so students.
Centuries ago, according to legend, the French writer, historian and philosopher Voltaire is believed to have said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” If he were to glance down from his heavenly abode (or wherever it is that his soul has been all these years), he could hardly find a better example of his words in action when it comes to the Valley’s own Larry Fitzgerald.
It’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Every one of us is in the midst of a global conversation on a scale never before experienced in history. For the first time, thanks in large part to technology, we are seeing and hearing voices and perspectives of people outside our own echo chambers of experiences and ideas, and it is changing our political and cultural landscapes.
Walking into the art studio of James Muir’s well-appointed Sedona home, I can’t help but feel a sense of reverence. Gentle music is playing in the background, and deep fabrics and rich woods surround us.
Writer Amanda Christmann Photographer Scott Baxter rizona is unique. Perhaps it’s the subtleties of the seasons that make us appreciate life’s moments all the...
For a couple of guys who make their living fooling the eye, Rich Kovacich & Felix Lagazo are as real as they come.
Writer Amanda Christmann Photography Courtesy of Goldenstein Gallery s I approached the front door of Adele Seronde’s Pine Valley home near Sedona, I couldn’t...
It’s difficult for most of us to imagine going through those awkward teen years in the spotlight, but for one Valley teen, not only is she doing it; she’s thriving beneath the bright lights of Hollywood.
Way out east on Cave Creek Road, long past the manicured homes of the town it’s named for, is the wild of open desert that has lured artists and dreamers for half a century or so. Though it is still within city limits, the surrounding silent hush of Tonto National Forest’s three million acres of open space lends itself to a tranquil energy different from the buzz of the nearby towns.