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14th Annual Arizona Asian Festival

April 9, 2008 | By

April 18 – 20. East meets West at the Annual Arizona Asian Festival. This free festival features ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, and such diverse entertainment as martial arts demonstrations, cultural dances and music from nearly a dozen Asian countries. Highlights also include Japanese Taiko drums, a Chinese orchestral performance and a fashion show with traditional Asian costumes…. Read more

The latest on Jackson Street Entertainment District

April 8, 2008 | By

This just in from the Phoenix Business Journal as reported by Jan Buchholz: The Jackson Street Entertainment District proposed for downtown Phoenix may be a step closer to happening after the Phoenix City Council considers a related matter at its meeting Wednesday. After more than a year of negotiations, the city staff has hammered out… Read more

New Clothing Boutique In Downtown Phoenix

April 8, 2008 | By

When I talk to prospective and current students, there is bound to be one question that more or less asks, “What is there to do downtown?!” Those of us who live down here know that there is plenty to do. There are a number of high quality restaurants, taverns, art galleries, and music venues. And… Read more

FHA Continues to Dominate in Phoenix

April 7, 2008 | By

FHA is continuing to be the front-runner in low-down purchase loans in the country, with Phoenix picking up its share of users of the friendly product. With ZERO DOWN loans up to $355,407 in Maricopa County, through the Ameridream program and other DPAs, or down payment assistance programs, 70% of the homes that sell in… Read more

Mayor’s State of the City Address

April 7, 2008 | By

Join the Greater Phoenix Chamber and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to hear the Mayor’s plans for “2008 and Beyond.” Phoenix Convention Center Come early to network with city officials and City Council members sitting at your table. Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Luncheon and Address… Read more

Wanna be a Landlord?

April 7, 2008 | By

Due to the recent Real Estate Downturn, there are an abundance of good deals out there for Investors to take advantage of.  Three examples of opportunities in the Garfield and North Garfield Historic Districts are (1) a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 922 Sq Ft home which has been remodeled- Asking Price $119,900. (2) a 3 bedroom,… Read more

VinArte, The Art of Wine Tasting & Sale

April 7, 2008 | By

Friday, April 25, 6:30pm – Phoenix Art Museum VinArte, the Art of Wine, marks its 13th Anniversary as the premier wine fundraiser in the Southwest. Presented jointly by Men’s Arts Council and Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council, this unique wine event benefits the Museum’s PhxArtKids Gallery for children and families. The Wine Tasting & Sale will… Read more

VYT Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

April 6, 2008 | By

A nerdy love-sick florist gets more than he bargained for when he is adopted by a giant man-eating plant from outer space. Valley Youth Theatre. Dates and times vary. Tickets are $18. For information, call 602 252 8188 or get info online

Phoenix Symphony by Request

April 6, 2008 | By

April 12 @ Orpheum Theatre Last fall, audiences across the Valley eagerly voted for their favorite Classical selections, and now, the results are in! Join Michael Christie as he conducts a program of beloved selections including Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Smetana’s The Moldau, and Beethoven’s titanic Symphony No. 7. American Pianist Spencer Myer… Read more

Existing Home Sales Trending Up Downtown And County Wide

April 6, 2008 | By

I wrote an article in our April issue of Phoenix Downtown Neighborhood News, sharing with everyone the premise that the “power to help lead us out of our current economic slump, might very well rest with the people”.  What I meant by that observation and what I believe to be true is that many people who could… Read more