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A Fresh Look at Phoenix: Arizona's Urban Heart

Nov 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

As a Southern Californian I’ve visited Phoenix, AZ often, but it wasn’t until my last trip that I discovered even more about this great city. My holiday, like many times in the past, included a stay at The Phoenician, dinner at an eatery and a shopping stroll along Old Scottsdale’s Fifth Avenue—all favorites. However, this time was different because it included not only my tried-and-true, but also new choices which proved worthwhile and memorable. For those who have never been or are looking for ways to change things up, here’s an easy guide to Arizona’s Urban Heart.

 

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Impressionist on the Water Exhibit Celebrates Maritime Art at Salem's PEM

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

From November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2004, Impressionism will take over the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) with an exhibition highlighting Maritime history from the birth of its movement to its lasting affects in the Impressionism world. Impressionists on the Water will feature more than 90 paintings, prints, models and photographs all paying homage to France’s waterways and oceans.

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Grab a VIP Pass For Next Year's Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

After a fun-filled weekend, Downtown Las Vegas has returned to normal as after workers tore down nine stages, a multitude of kiosks and booths, along with art installations that included everything from an enormous “wall” signed by any attendee with a Sharpie to a truck–sized metal praying mantis that shot balls of fire out of its antennae.

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One-of-a-Kind Leica Digital Rangefinder on Bid at Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction

Oct 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are so many fantastic items up for grabs in the Jony and Marc's (RED) Auction put on by Sotheby's that we had a really hard time figuring out which ones we wanted to highlight. Scheduled to take place on November 23 in New York, the auction will be benefiting the popular AIDS charity (RED) — which was started by Bono — and was curated by designer Marc Newson and Apple designer Jony Ive (ahem, Sir Jonathan Ive). 

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Rock Paper Photo CEO Mark Halpern Talks Procuring Some of the World's Most Iconic Entertainment Photography

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

There are few jobs out there that I would nearly kill for, but Mark Halpern's is one of them. As the CEO of Rock Paper Photo, Mark spends his days hunting for rare and unseen photos of all your favorite iconic rock stars, actors, and authors. Nowadays with the internet, you can see hundreds of photos of whoever you want, but Google isn't going to get inside that shoe box filled with negatives under a photographer's bed — Mark and his team will, and that's where it gets interesting.

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Leading Lady Uma Thurman's Cover Photo Revealed for Campari's 2014 Exclusive Calendar

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

When you take a look at the cover photo for Campari's official 2014 Calendar, you're not going to believe Uma Thurman is 43-years-old. The talented actress has been relatively quiet lately, but with the rumored third Kill Bill and the upcoming Lars von Trier film, Nymphomaniac (you know, the one with the sexually charged posters), Campari knows that their leading lady is going to jump right back on everyone's mind very soon.

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Christie's Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey Nets Over $1.9M

Oct 21, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Christie’s auction titled Arbiters of Style: The Collection of Anthony Hail and Charles Posey took place in New York City on October 8, 2013. The event, which included more than 230 lots, realized $1,927,875 — with 99 percent sold by lot and 99 percent by value. 

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Inflatable Ark Nova Symphony Hall Brings Happiness to Tsunami-Ravaged Japan

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Not only is music great when you need to cut loose after a long day at work, it has the unbelievable ability to transcend societal boundaries and actually make you feel better on a chemical level. When terrible things happen, listening to music will get your brain to release dopamine (the feel-good chemical) and cause your blood vessels to actually relax — among a myriad of other effects.

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Banksy Anonymously Sells Original Artwork in NYC For Only $60

Oct 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

In case you weren't already infatuated with every move Banksy makes, get ready to feel an extreme surge of sadness, jealously, and admiration. In case you didn't know, the sneaky British artist has been living in New York for the past month creating installations all over the city as part of his Better Out Than In exhibition — including a slaughterhouse delivery truck filled with stuffed animals, a concrete confessional in Manhattan, war horses wearing goggles, and a beaver stenciled on a Brooklyn wall.... Read More

The Historic Boyd Theater in Philadelphia is Being Resurrected as Luxury Cinema

Oct 10, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On October 1, the Florida-based iPic Entertainment group announced that it has signed an agreement to remodel the Boyd Theater into an eight-screen, 744-seat luxury movie theater and restaurant. The company, which began in 2006, has grown rapidly in the past three years and now is established in nine locations with 67 screens in seven states.

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