Ed Masley Arizona Republic Published 8:45 PM EDT Oct 12, 2018 Twenty One Pilots return to the Valley this fall in a season that also brings big shows from Justin Timberlake and System of a Down. Here's a look at those and other concert swinging through the Valley's biggest rooms this, from rock and pop to hip-hop, R&B and country. 10/12: 'Fiesta Friday' "Fiesta Friday" returns with the same lineup as last year — Baby Bash (whose hits include the double-platinum “Cyclone,” “Suga Suga” and “Baby I’m Back”), Lil Rob ("Bring Out the Freak in You" and "Summer Nights"), MC Magic and Brown Boy. Details: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road, Phoenix. $40-$60, including fair admission. 602-252-6771, azstatefair.com. 10/12: John Paul White Best known for his former role as one half of the Grammy-winning duo the Civil Wars, White is playing an acoustic show at the … [Read more...] about Upcoming concerts in Phoenix: Twenty One Pilots, System of a Down
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Ed Masley Arizona Republic Published 8:07 PM EDT Sep 10, 2018 Twenty One Pilots return to the Valley this fall in a season that also brings a co-headlining stadium tour by Jay-Z and Beyonce. Then there's Drake, who's spent more weeks at No. 1 this year on Billboard's Hot 100 than most multi-platinum artists will spend in a decade or even a lifetime. The man is on fire. Here's a look at those and other concert swinging through the Valley's biggest rooms this, from rock and pop to hip-hop, R&B and country. 9/12: O.A.R. They topped the U.S. independent album charts in 2014 with "The Rockville LP," an album named for the city in Maryland where they fell in love with music in the first place. In an interview with CBS News, singer Marc Roberge explained their decision to bring it on home. "I think when you're home and you're present and you're looking at life the way you do when you're a child, it's something really special," he said. "And if you can get that onto a … [Read more...] about Upcoming concerts in Phoenix: Twenty One Pilots, Jay-Z and Beyonce, Drake
'Daydreaming' band Tickets are scarce to see the British rock band Radiohead ("Creep," "Karma Police") this weekend at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $64.50-$99. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7 Turning Japanese Fans of all things tied to Japanese animation and manga comics won't want to miss the Anime Midwest convention, which returns this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont. $40 daily Friday and Saturday; $30 Sunday. (847) 692-2220 or animemidwest.com. 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, July 6; 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 7; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8Island festival You'll find food, a beer tent, rides, a Saturday classic car show and more at the 2018 Lakefest this weekend at Water Tower Park, 442 West State Road, Island Lake. $20 daily carnival wristbands. (847) 526-8764 or villageofislandlake.com/events. 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 6; 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 7; 1 to 6 … [Read more...] about Weekend picks: Radiohead plays two nights at the United Center
Updated 7:31 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 America hasn't stopped shopping, but it does shop differently than it used to. As online retail has gotten more popular, it's taking a bite out of sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Many traditional retailers have risen to the challenge with their own online presence, but what happens all those old mall locations? Usually, companies respond by shutting down stores or shrinking their square footage. And while this can be good for stores — focusing their cash on online operations or more successful retail locations — it's not always good for shoppers. Losing a big department store doesn't just mean one less local shopping option; a store closure can lead to a retail chain reaction. A large anchor store leaving a mall means there's less foot traffic for other stores, potentially leading to more closures... and eventually an empty mall. This year Kmart, Macy's, and Sears are all shuttering dozens of locations nationwide. While … [Read more...] about Is Your Local Macy’s, Sears, or Kmart Closing?
By Mike Allen ( [email protected], @mikeallen) and Daniel Lippman ( [email protected], @dlippman) BREAKING: President Barack Obama will officially name Ash Carter as his pick to succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel later Friday morning. He isn’t expected to face any major obstacles to confirmation, with a number of Senate Republicans expressing support this week for the nomination. Story Continued Below Happy Friday! A COOL APP (Tinder for news): “Media Group of America [Phil Musser and Alex Skatell] ... launched Shuffle [‘Your Personal News Dealer’] ... Shuffle presents a deck of news cards ... based on ... personal interests, what your friends are reading, ... trending topics based on location.” www.shuffle.com VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN and ASHLEY BIDEN to join Politico’s 2014 “Women Rule” Summit on Tue. – Forthcoming release: “Politico, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation ... announce that Vice President Joe … [Read more...] about GOP GAME CHANGE: Jeb seeks N.H. talent, Mitt tells Wall Street he won’t defer to Bush! — VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, AHSLEY BIDEN join Women Rule Summit on Tue. — B’DAY: Roy Schwartz