As one of the first buildings constructed in Carefree, the Historic Spanish Village along Ho Hum Road has long been one of the town’s cultural and art hubs.
You may not realize it, but behind the scenes, coffee shops invest hours of consideration, planning, selection and applied education into the coffee beans they buy and brew. Before your favorite bevy is served, many hands had an impact and many minds had a say in that Instagram-worthy cuppa joe.
Beautiful and breathtaking. Dynamic and dangerous. That is the natural world around us. Here in America, we experience the glorious diversity of nature firsthand. The North boasts of freezing temperatures and high snowfall during long winter months. The Southeast features impressive and terrifying hurricanes. The Midwest succumbs to tornadoes that can stretch a mile wide. And the West finds itself rattled by frequent earthquakes of all magnitudes.
No one could have predicted it 133 years ago, but Payson Pro Rodeo has since become the world’s oldest continuous rodeo. Not that it would have made any difference to its earliest contestants. The cowboys and ranch hands took pride in their skills and horses, and saw the rodeo as their chance to strut their stuff in the town square. It was how they had fun in the gap between spring and fall roundups at the ranch, and the entire town joined them.
William Shakespeare reigns as one of the most famous names in all of literature — a reign, it seems, without an end in sight. Since his death, Shakespeare’s timeless works have inspired countless theater productions, movie adaptations, literary interpretations, critical analyses and historical documentaries. His influence even appears unconsciously through well-known phrases, like “jealousy is a green-eyed monster” or “as luck would have it.” Additionally, the themes that weave throughout the plays are as relevant today as they were during the Elizabethan era. It’s no wonder then why his popularity continues from generation to generation.
Just in time for summer, Sonata’s Restaurant has added a bevy of light new cocktails with bright, fresh ingredients. Located at 10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., the modern European restaurant named for its owner, Sonata Molocajeviene Tuft, was designed to turn down the heat.
For the past 15 years, Victoria Reins has taught Valley students of all ages the skills necessary for creative expression.
During the spring, most teenagers are probably thinking about the end of the school year and the endless carefree days of summer ahead.
In 2012, the Scottsdale Philharmonic was created to give the community free access to professional symphony performances. This month, it will once again do just that. On May 21 at 4 p.m., the symphony will perform Offenbach’s “Barcarolle…