MARICOPA — Before each show, guitarist and longtime member of 3 Doors Down, Chris Henderson likes to walk the route he’ll take from the dressing room to the stage three or four times.
MARICOPA — The seven-time Grammy award-winning band Los Tigres Del Norte bring decades of hits to The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Friday, Sept. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show time is 8. Tickets are $94.50, $74.50 and $54.50 on sale through Ticketmaster.
MARICOPA — It’s been more than a year since the applause and cheers of crowds could be heard in The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, but with a slate of concerts on the schedule, fans are set to soon return.
Is there such a thing as a good tax? Some would claim that all taxes are bad, and that government should strive to make taxes as low as possible. Other believe that any tax is good provided that it is paid by wealthy individuals and large businesses. Both points of view are incorrect.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.”
BURBANK, Calif. — Batman’s secret cave, Harry Potter’s cupboard under the stairs and the infamous “Friends” apartment are major centerpieces to the huge Warner Bros. studio lot expansion.
MARICOPA — When he’s on stage, singing to fans, Cole Swindell says it’s hard to hide his smile. Being on stage is one of his favorite places to be.
CASA GRANDE — This year on the Fourth of July, the show will go on, with various festivities and events in most Pinal County communities.
MARICOPA — Comedian Lewis Black is bringing his new tour “It Gets Better Every Day” to The Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Friday, Oct. 29.
MARICOPA — On America’s Independence Day this year, Maricopa has planned a day of fun that ends in a bang with their traditional fireworks display.
MARICOPA — True Grit Tavern, a bar and restaurant that has been serving Maricopans for years, is no more after a “Bar Rescue” makeover courtesy of host and business consultant Jon Taffer.
In this hot and crazy real estate market, the rental population has really been hurt. Many renters have been ousted right out of their home. Some renters have lived in their home 5 to 10 years and are finding not only that rental prices have increased but also that there are very few rentals…
Despite energetic protestations, the prime objective of an American politician is to get re-elected. Currently, both parties are trying to solve the problem of winning the vote by taking steps that will surely lead to serious future problems. Republicans believe that they can win if laws can…
MARICOPA — Get ready to laugh. Comedian Tom Segura will perform two shows at the Events Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino on Oct. 30.
MARICOPA — More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the temporary closure of The Event Center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and shows and concerts were canceled, entertainment is now on the schedule once again.
MARICOPA — A water park company is considering building in Maricopa, carving out a wet oasis in the desert complete with water slides, wave pools and a lazy river.
The report card grades have been growing in number during the past few weeks, as Americans assign a grade to the performance of President Biden in his first four months. Republicans have tended to issue a glade of D, which is not surprising given that many do not believe that he was duly ele…
Ask anyone their opinion about HOAs and you’ll evoke strong opinions, both positive and negative. Reasons are as varied as the people asked but are often based on how they “feel” rather than what they “know” about HOAs. It’s unfortunate that opinions of one HOA often determine views about al…
One thing this last year did was create a desire in people to get out in nature more. RV and camper sales have soared as people engaged more in the great outdoors desiring more personal space. The same has happened with land and non-HOA subdivisions. People want space and they are willing to…
Tennis World Tour 2 has arrived for Next-Generation consoles and looks to bring the action of the court to gamers. The game offers training modes or allows players to jump into the action with a multitude of professional players and the ability to customize your character.
MARICOPA — With its “True Wit at True Grit” live comedy shows, True Grit Tavern and Comedy Road Shows are teaming up to bring professional comedians to Maricopa audiences.
MARICOPA — The words “first responder” often bring to mind images of blaring sirens, flashing red and blue lights and speeding emergency vehicles.
MARICOPA — The city of Maricopa is combining its annual Salsa Festival and Copa Night Market into one extravagant event this weekend.
HOAs are a business anomaly. Anyone living in one knows that. They don’t operate like other multi-million-dollar corporations, and no two are identical. However, they share similar challenges and concerns, so let’s look at a few of the most common.
Dana Allmond knows a great deal about living up to an oath. For four years, as a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy, she lived under the West Point Cadet Honor Code and by the West Point motto “Duty, Honor, Country”. Upon graduation, in 1994, she was commissioned a second lieutenant in the A…
TEMPE -- More than a year ago, two Arizona State University students discovered that they not only shared a passion for musical theater, they also clicked as a creative team.
MARICOPA — Top performance poetry competitors will vie for prizes Saturday, March 6 as the All-Arizona Grand Slam! gets underway in Maricopa.
I would like to say that 2021 started off with a bang but really it is more like a crawl, at least in terms of available homes for sale in the city of Maricopa. Our inventory remains painfully low and homes that do come on the market are gone in a minute. It is very common for sellers to hav…
It is apparent to any citizen who cares about the success of our republic that it is vital to have two strong, competitive national political parties. Having only one party leads to dictatorship and more than two requires coalitions which are temporary and can be counterproductive. Currently…
MARICOPA — With a night of music in Copper Sky Recreation Complex on Saturday, the new COPA Music Festival aims to get audiences dancing and feeling good in a COVID-safe environment while also raising money for scholarships.
Rudy Giuliani started his public career as a real hero. As a U.S. Attorney, he investigated and prosecuted Wall Street executives who were corrupt. These were rich and powerful folks, yet Rudy showed no fear of retribution — justice was more important than personal safety.
TUCSON -- When Sirena Rana is out hiking the more than 800 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, some of the portions that run through Pinal County are among her favorites.
MARICOPA — The city of Maricopa is kicking off 2021 with a brand new esports tournament series called The Versus Challenge, an updated version of the previous Copa Cup.
PHOENIX — The Heard Museum has a new exhibit, All at Once: The Gift of Navajo Weaving, showcasing 46 exquisite textiles from contemporary Navajo weavers.
I admit, though I have reviewed Yakuza games in the past, I am not an actual fan of the series. I don’t find anything particularly wrong with the franchise, but it’s just never been a game that’s drawn me in. Maybe that’s why I am a good choice to review these games. I don’t go in with any b…
MARICOPA — The Maricopa Music Circle orchestra is presenting its annual Winter Holiday Concert in a virtual format this year.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a rare treat in that it is a game that did not come in with the massive wave of hype that usually accompanies a major release; yet delivers beyond expectations.
CASA GRANDE — The holiday season has begun but this year, many of the traditional activities will feature a COVID-19 safety twist. Throughout Pinal County, tree lighting ceremonies are virtual and light displays will be viewed from a safe distance as various celebrations adhere to recommende…
Treyarch returns to Call of Duty with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and updates the franchise while staying true to what has made it such a massive success.
MARICOPA — “Ralph Parr: Fighter Ace of the Twentieth Century,” a film honoring military veterans, was the winner of the fourth annual Copa Shorts Film Fest.
The latest in the popular Watch Dogs series has arrived with Watch Dogs: Legion and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the series. Set in a near future London; players take on the personal of operatives for a hacker group known as Dedsec.
MARICOPA — Professional mixed martial arts fighter and boxer, Hamilton Ash, is making Maricopa his new home.
MARICOPA – Going through the college recruitment process is often a stressful time for high school seniors as they try to find a college and athletic program that is the best fit for them.
MARICOPA — Local cheer gym Rockstar Cheer Arizona has endured a lot of change over the past 15 months, but they’re back at the top with their senior coed Level 3 team Journey scooping up first…
CASA GRANDE — Vista Grande had a softball season for the ages, and in appropriate fashion, two of its players take home PinalCentral’s top all-county honors.
CASA GRANDE — Two Pinal County baseball teams were a cut above the rest all season, and those teams also produced the county’s top two players.
PHOENIX — Phoenix Rising FC kicked off its season on April 30 and sits in first place in the USL Western Conference Pacific Division standings.
MARICOPA — With more schools operating than ever, finding enough high-quality teachers to fill classrooms can be a tough task. But with the help of Central Arizona College, the Maricopa Unifie…
The following student accomplishments have been reported to PinalCentral:
SIGNAL PEAK — Central Arizona College announced this week that it is providing free tuition to Pinal County residents for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The decision was made possibl…
MARICOPA — A teacher at Maricopa Unified School District has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student, authorities said.
CASA GRANDE — The following student achievements were reported to PinalCentral:
COOLIDGE — While the school year didn't officially begin for some affiliated districts until later, the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology started in-person classes this week.