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Trump’s brags on banning abortion could haunt him in Arizona

Phoenix New Times

If ever there were a case study on shameless right-wing political hypocrisy and opportunism, abortion would be the issue and Arizona would be the setting. And women’s rights over their bodies would be all but marginal in the equation…

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Juliet, Manatee Rescued From Miami Seaquarium, Dies at ZooTampa

Miami New Times

Juliet the manatee has died at ZooTampa four months after she was rescued from a deteriorating tank at the Miami Seaquarium. ZooTampa, one of the nation's only manatee critical care centers, announced that Juliet died on April 21 after exhibiting "health issues likely related to her advanced age."…

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Colorado OKs Letting Trans People Change Names After Felony Conviction

Westword

Tiara Latrice Kelley was granted victim support funds after the nightclub where she worked, Club Q, fell victim to a deadly mass shooting. But when Kelley went to the bank to cash the check, she was rejected…

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New Denver Broncos Uniforms Are Boring and Terrible

Westword

After teasing a uniform redesign last month, the Broncos unveiled their new jerseys on April 22. And they are terrible…

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Florida Iguana Nest Causes Sinkhole in Key Largo Street

Miami New Times

Sure, we're all familiar with bizarre tales of Florida's iguanas freezing and falling from trees during cold snaps. But what about them burrowing under streets and causing "sinkholes"?…

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Next Dallas City Manager: Who should hold the position?

Dallas Observer

One of the advantages, or perhaps disadvantages, about being in the room during meetings at City Hall is you get to see the expressions on everyone’s faces and their body language, council member Paula Blackmon said. She could tell by looking at City Manager T.C. Broadnax during bond discussions that he was done with the job…

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Highest-Paid Dallas Athletes: Top Salaries for Rangers, Cowboys, Mavs

Dallas Observer

To all the Dallas sports-loving parents out there who have spent countless hours and dollars hauling their kids to practices, games and tournaments, take heart: If your kid is lucky and really, really good, the payoff could be huge, especially if they wind up on a World Series-winning team like, say, your Texas Rangers. How huge, you ask?…

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Repeal of Arizona abortion ban fails in state House, advances in Senate

Phoenix New Times

All but one Republican in the Arizona House blocked a motion Wednesday to bring to a vote a repeal of the state’s recently resurrected 1864 ban on abortion, which has no exceptions for rape or incest. Rep. Matt Gress, a Republican running for reelection in a swing district that straddles Phoenix and Scottsdale, joined the chamber’s 29 Democrats in trying to force a vote on House Bill 2677…

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Neil Young, Crazy Horse Announce Denver Concert at Fiddler's Green

Westword

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced a Colorado date for their Love Earth Tour, which will stop at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on Wednesday, July 31. The announcement comes on the heels of their latest release, F**KIN' UP, which debuted with a limited-edition color vinyl pressing on Record Store Day this past weekend and will drop on all streaming platforms on Friday, April 26…

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How the M3F music festival helps Phoenix charity partners in the arts

Phoenix New Times

For 20 years, the M3F music festival has been an oasis for music lovers in the Phoenix area, as well as a benefactor of local charities. Since its inception in 2004, M3F has donated 100% of its ticket sales to different charities in Arizona – accumulating about $5.2 million in total donations…

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Tickets for Troye Sivan, Charli XCX Phoenix concert on sale this week

Phoenix New Times

Pop singers Troye Sivan and Charli XCX recently announced a co-headlining arena tour, including a Phoenix show. The Charli XCX & Troye Sivan Present: Sweat Tour will take over Footprint Center on Oct. 13…

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All the Red Rocks 2024 Concerts Announced So Far

Westword

The Red Rocks season has begun, kicked off by Boogie T the first weekend of April. There will be so many more shows to see there this summer, and we're stoked…

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Dallas Debut of Emo Orchestra Coming This May

Dallas Observer

Former emo kids, rejoice. Emo Orchestra, a live performance made by and for longtime emo fans, will make its first-ever stop in Dallas-Fort Worth next month…

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Fort Worth's Julián Cedillo Makes Spanish Cumbia In English

Dallas Observer

Growing up, Julián Cedillo listened to a lot of Latin music. With a mother from Argentina and a father from Mexico, Spanish rock ballads and Tejano tracks were a staple in his Fort Worth home…

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Don Omar Miami Concert Proved He's Still the King of Reggaeton

Miami New Times

On Sunday, Don Omar performed to a sold-out crowd at the Kaseya Center as he wrapped up the first leg of his Back to Reggaeton Tour. The tour is not only in support of the four-track EP of the same name but also a homage to Omar's 25-year career…

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Is Taylor Swift's "Florida!!!" Another Bad Geographical Song?

Miami New Times

One of the greatest misconceptions about Taylor Swift is that she only knows how to write diaristic heartbreak songs. It's an easy — and lazy — claim her detractors often make to disempower the most successful female singer-songwriter working in music today…

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Spirit Hound Wins Big at London International Spirit Competition

Westword

Spirit Hound Distillers has once again earned top honors at the London International Spirit Competition. The Lyons-based distillery was awarded 2024 Whisky of the Year in the American Single Malt category as well as Best in Show – Americas; in 2022, its Straight Malt Whisky was named Whisky of the Year and received the highest quality rating of any U.S.-based spirit in the competition…

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Merkin Vineyards closes Old Town Scottsdale bar and restaurant

Phoenix New Times

Merkin Vineyards, the winery owned by Tool frontman and Arizona winemaker Maynard James Keenan, has suddenly closed its Old Town Scottsdale tasting room and restaurant. After five years of operating on a busy Stetson Drive in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, the establishment did not reach an agreement on its lease, according to a statement issued by Merkin’s public relations representative…

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La Pata Gorda Opens in Coral Gables, First U.S. Location

Miami New Times

La Pata Gorda, a beloved seafood restaurant chain in Ecuador with nine locations, has opened its first U.S. location in the heart of Coral Gables. Passionate fans of the restaurant chain and plenty of Miami's Ecuadorian community flocked to its grand opening ceremony on April 15 on Miracle Mile…

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Jefferson House, a new food hall and community hub, is coming to Peoria

Phoenix New Times

A new food hall and community space concept is coming to the northwest corner of 83rd Avenue and Jefferson Street in downtown Peoria. Jefferson House, a moniker borrowed from the street it will soon sit along, is a collaboration between Kell Duncan and Stephen Allen of The Churchill in downtown Phoenix and Lance and Gavin Linderman of Banquet LLC, the hospitality brand behind downtown Peoria’s popular coffee shop, Driftwood Coffee Co. and the Glendale bar, Easy Tiger…

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Funky Flame Suddenly Closes Northside Cafe

Westword

"Sunday, April 21 was our last day of service," begins an Instagram post shared by Funky Flame on April 22. The business started in December 2020 when Allison Declercq launched a delivery-only cottage-foods business, slinging sourdough bread made in her yellow wood-fired oven…

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South Beach Seafood Restaurant Joliet Closes After One Year

Miami New Times

The founders of the relaunched Fox's Lounge, SipSip Calypso Rum Bar, Mayfair Grill, and, of course, Lost Boy and Dry Goods, have announced the closure of one of its shortest-lived restaurant concepts — Joliet. The South Beach seafood bistro, which had a casual menu created by chef Juan Garrido, has closed its doors for good along 17th Street in Miami Beach…

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Best Dallas Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch, Specials and More

Dallas Observer

As Mother’s Day approaches, the quest to find the perfect dining spot in Dallas to celebrate the moms in our lives begins anew. From quaint cafes exuding charm to elegant eateries boasting culinary masterpieces, Dallas offers many dining options fit for honoring the queen of the day…

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Plano 'Grill For Gaza' Competition Will Benefit Gaza Humanitarian Aid

Dallas Observer

The Halal BBQ Pitmasters will host their sixth annual “Grill For Gaza” gathering in Plano on Sunday, April 28. It's an event organizers promise will have “mouthwatering barbecue, lively entertainment and meaningful philanthropy.”…

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The best dog-friendly hiking trails in metro Phoenix

Phoenix New Times

Everything is better with a four-legged friend — especially hiking. As residents of metro Phoenix, we have no shortage of local mountain ranges and nature parks that welcome dogs (on leashes, of course)…

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How to see this week's Lyrid meteor shower over Arizona

Phoenix New Times

Heads up, Valley residents. A cosmic ballet will occur in the nighttime sky over the next few evenings, offering a spectacular show for those who stay up late or get up early…

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Urban Hikers Can Circle the City on the 177-Mile Denver Orbital Trail

Westword

“I moved here in mid-June, and I was probably plotting the first drafts of the Orbital on day two or three of living here,” says Michael Tormey, founder of the 177-mile Denver Orbital Trail (DOT) that encircles the metro area. Comprising already existing paths, the loop is split into 28 segments of varying difficulties and lengths, from 2.4 to 11.7 miles…

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Reserve Padel Opens Courts in Miami Design District

Miami New Times

Racket sports, be it tennis, pickleball, or padel, are absolutely everywhere in 2024. Even Miami's Design District is getting on the trend with the arrival of an exclusive padel pop-up experience…

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Best Things to Do This Week in Miami

Miami New Times

Monday, April 22 Every Monday, Gears + Beers invites you to unwind from the start of the week with some exhilarating exercise and an ice-cold beer. Grab your bike for a night ride that will give you the stress-relieving workout you need and allow you to meet new people…

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10 Free Things to Do in Denver and Colorado This Week

Westword

As warmer weather returns, the entertainment calendar is heating up, too. Earth Day action continues, ski areas are celebrating the end of their seasons...and you can catch Kevin Nealon for free!…

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New Dallas Shop Martini Man Consignment Brings Fun, Fancy Fashion

Dallas Observer

For local guys looking for a style revamp, the solution is a shop that serves runway looks straight up — with a twist. We're talking about the new Martini Man Consignment, a long-awaited offshoot of Vintage Martini…

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In Dallas' Deep Ellum, Store Owner Chris Lewellyn Aims to Endure

Dallas Observer

There was a time, a few months ago, when Chris Lewellyn thought he might lose his store. Everything Ellum, an apparel store for local artists and brands, had found success after opening on Deep Ellum’s Main Street in late 2021, but roughly two years later, it was at a breaking point…

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