During the 1990s and mid 2000s, Tempe and Mesa tended to be the epicenters of the Valley music scene.
But once venues like Nita's Hideaway and the Clubhouse began to close, the East Valley's stronghold on music venues waned.
That void in music venues was filled by downtown Phoenix's Crescent Ballroom in 2011, which has just been named one of the best music venues in America.
Music website Consequence of Sound just ranked "The 100 Greatest American Music Venues," and Crescent Ballroom landed at…
A Del Taco franchise in Peoria got plenty of negative attention this weekend after a video of a confrontation between customers and the store's manager went viral.
The Arizona Republic reported the video, shot at a Del Taco location near 91st and Peoria avenues, was trending with hundreds of comments, many of them bashing the manager for his attitude.
The NCAA's new stance that it won't hold championship events in cities and states that don't provide protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people could have a big impact in Arizona in the next few years.
The governing body for college athletics took the stance after North Carolina passed a law restricting which bathrooms transgender people could use.
This move would go further, as the NCAA is looking for states and cities that provide civil rights protections, according to a story…