Tour de Fat, Phoenix Mercury, Wanda Jackson and Shizzfest Over the Weekend

Tour de Fat at Tempe Beach Par
New Belgium Brewing maintains that Tour de Fat is a bike festival first and a beer festival second. To prove it, they got a Tempe citizen to donate his car and agree to utilize only a bike he received at Tour de Fat as his means of transportation. Talk about putting your pedal where your mouth is...see photos

Phoenix Mercury Win Second WNBA Championship
How big of a deal was Friday's WNBA championship game in Phoenix? Well, consider this: the only other times a basketball team's won a championship in this city, it was the Boston Celtics beating the Phoenix Suns on our home court in 1976, and then the Chicago Bulls beating the Suns on home court in 1993. When the Phoenix Mercury won their first WNBA championship in 2007, they were in Detroit. And when the Suns won their first NBA championship -- oh wait, never mind. That hasn't happened...full story

Shizzfest 2 in downtown Phoenix
Music/culture Web-board The Shizz hosted an evening of local music and madness on Saturday, October 10, at the Trunk Space and Sweets & Beats in downtown Phoenix...see photos

Wanda Jackson at Rhythm Room: Crowning the Queen of Rock
Wanda Jackson has been dubbed many titles, most of which are some play on "The Queen/First Lady of Rock/Rock n Roll/Rockabilly." This year she finally got that official recognition when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an "Early Influence."...full story

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