The Grand Canyon Railway Fires Up Antique Steam Engine


Expect a rare sight, sound and experience this spring as The Grand Canyon Railway fires up its antique 1923 steam engine. Endangered in today’s world of high-tech travel, the 92-year-old Locomotive No. 4960 steam engine will run the 65 miles from Williams to the Grand Canyon the first Saturday of every month through September 2015, as well as a few designated holidays. For a complete schedule and rates, visit thetrain.com.


Luxury Land in Paradise Valley Now Open for Private Viewings


Crown Canyon, a newly-introduced gated enclave nestled between Paradise Valley and The Arizona Biltmore, is currently accepting appointments for private viewings. Listed by Chris Karas of The Karas Group at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Crown Canyon offers 10 homesites located at the end of 40th Street, less than one mile north of Lincoln Drive. Crown Canyon is...


Last Weekend to Time Travel to the 16th Century!


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Bust out your sense of good cheer and take a day trip out to the wildly popular and entertaining time machine known as the 27th annual Arizona Renaissance Festival.

With trumpets blaring and cannon blasting, the gates of the festival village open at 10 am Saturdays, Sundays, (for only one more weekend), Now through the 29th of March.

This festival transports visitors to a medieval amusement park, a 13-stage theater, a 30-acre circus, an arts and crafts extravaganza, a jousting tournament, people powered games...


Q&A with Jason Carney of The Phoenix Film Festival

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As The Phoenix Film Festival kicks off today (through April 2), AZFoothills.com chatted about what this year's festival holds and the Valley arts scene with Jason Carney, festival director.

AFM: How long have you been with the film festival? How did you get your start?

JC: I started with the festival in the first year way back in 2001. I was asked a friend, Program Director Greg Hall, to come volunteer. I was instantly hooked and over the years I worked my way up the ranks. In 2005, I became the Executive Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation and have remained in this position...


Arizona Couple donates $2.5 Million to Arts

Breaking news... A well known Arizona and Wisconsin couple are donating $2.5 million to the Phoenix Art Museum. Click here for Kathy Shayna Shocket's report on their generous donation.http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/the-az-insider/7187-az-insider-famous-couple-donates-25-million-to-arts.html

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