How can banks handle illegally legal marijuana business?

Where would you put your money if you weren’t allowed access to a bank? In a safe? Under the mattress? Maybe a friend can hold onto it for you? Now, let’s say you’re operating a successful business and the money is flowing in at a generous rate. Putting cash like that in a safe, under …

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The PHiX Blog

In addition to writing for the magazine, I also contributed to a weekly roundup of the top 5 arts event in and around the Valley during the spring and summer. Over the summer I learned how to input the stories onto PHOENIX's CMS. This included learning how to format the text as well as photos. …

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CaZo premieres “Asylum: Resurrection” on Friday the 13th

CaZo Dance Company is getting ready for the third installment of their “Asylum” series, “Asylum: Resurrection.” Season three will premiere Oct. 13 at the Phoenix Center for the Arts and feature all your favorite characters from classic horror stories. The idea of “Asylum” began a couple years ago. It started out as an all-women asylum …

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HomeSmart CEO flies in supplies to help hurricane victims

A local businessman took one step further than most when he decided to help islands in the Caribbean after being devastated by Hurricane Irma. Matt Widdows, CEO of HomeSmart International, flew his plane to the islands from Sept. 12 to Sept. 17, delivering medical supplies, generators and cold sodas to those in need. “I knew …

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The First Lady of Outlaw Country

The First Lady of Outlaw Country Mirriam Jennings – better known as ‘70s country superstar Jessi Colter – recounts her love story with the ultimate country outlaw, her late husband, Waylon Jennings, in her memoir An Outlaw and A Lady (HarperCollins Christian Publishing, $26.99). She grew up in Mesa in the 1940s-1950s, and her words …

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Studio Snapshot – Fausto Fernandez

Fausto Fernandez’s vivid collages swirl together paint and portraiture. Diving into the nature of relationships, society and identity, Fausto Fernandez’s work causes heads to contemplate after they turn to admire his art. He’s moved around a bit – he lived in the Valley for a decade before picking up a two-year residency in New Mexico, …

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Ballet makes dudes better athletes? The Bar Method says, ‘yes’

When you picture someone being light on their feet like a ballerina, you probably wouldn’t think of a football player. But you’d be surprised.   The Bar Method, located within Arcadia near 44th Street and Indian School Road, is offering bar classes for bros to tone their muscles and strengthen their mental focus just in time for football season …

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Here are the best music venues in the Valley

Arizona is rich in music history. There are venues dating back to the early 20th century featuring artists before they became household names. Those venues have gotten a few facelifts and touch-ups over the years and many more have joined the scene. It’s not easy to pinpoint one theatre as the place to see music. If you’re …

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