HOTLINE: Saturday, Jan. 4

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Garden Guy Dave Owens' books, are sold at  Changing Hands Bookstore, Borders Books, and Barnes & Noble.
 Contact Dave at, or visit

Akard Fitness Studio is located at 4328 N Wells Fargo Avenue, Suite 4 in Scottsdale.  Call 480-941-0211 to make an appointment or visit

David's Bridal Glendale (Store #39) - Arrowhead Crossing Shopping Center (7759 West Bell Road; Suite 200; Peoria, AZ 85382) - Phone #: 623-773-3870 - Website:

Beauty Brands
Fulton Ranch
Directions | Salon Services
105 West Ocotillo Road
Chandler, AZ 85248

The Public Works Department offers Phoenix residents a green way to take down their Christmas trees and wreaths.  Trees or wreaths may be dropped off for recycling at any of the participating Phoenix parks anytime  thru Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.   
Deer Valley Park, 19th Avenue and Utopia Road
Paradise Valley Park, 40th Street south of Union Hills Drive
Sereno Park, 56th Street and Sweetwater Avenue
Cactus Park, 38th Avenue and Cactus Road
Mountain View Park, Seventh Avenue south of Peoria Avenue
Marivue Park, 59th Avenue and Osborn Road
Washington Park, 23rd Avenue and Maryland Avenue
Madison Park, 16th Street and Glenrosa Avenue
Los Olivos Park, 28th Street and Devonshire Avenue
Desert West Park, 67th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard
El Reposo Park, Seventh Street and Alta Vista Road
Mountain Vista Park, 50th Street just north of Ray Road
Desert Foothills Park, Desert Foothills and Chandler Boulevard
Cesar Chavez Park, 35th Avenue and Baseline Road

Other Places, Dates and Times
Residents also may bring their Christmas trees to A to Z Equipment Rentals and Sales locations, 4050 E. Indian School Road or 15634 N. 32nd St., which will accept trees at no charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 4, .  For more information on this event, visit Keep Phoenix Beautiful's webpage or call 602-262-4820.


Ryan Sims, Singer, Songwriter
(602) 738.5376 (Bob Parness, Ryan's Mgr)
Ryan Sims Solo Album Release Concert
Sat. Jan. 11, 2014, 8PM
Harold's Corral
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
$25  or
 $30 at the door - Show past or current military I.D. and get $5 off
 Bring in three non-perishable food items for food drive, get $5 off
ALL guests will be given the complete CD of Ryan's Solo "album!"
*Special guests: our brave men and women serving in the military
Past members of Easton Ashe band to play selected past hits.
Join in the celebration of Ryan's solo albums, let's paying tribute to our military families and help
the nearly 400 families in North Phoenix in need of food this winter. 

Event Info:
Ryan Sims Album Release Concert
Sat. Jan. 11, 2014, 8PM
Harold's Corral
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Ryan Sims was born and raised in Westfield, Indiana until the age of 16, when he moved to Cave Creek, Arizona and attended Cactus Shadows High School.  From the very beginning, Ryan had a passion for all elements of music and performing.  Ryan's talents developed quickly as he became a skilled self-taught guitarist, singer and song writer.  Rather than following the typical trajectory after High School, Ryan's life-long passion for playing music inspired him to found Phoenix-based band EastonAshe, (EA), and begin touring.
Almost immediately the band received nationwide recognition for their unique blend of trademark originals and revamped cover music. In 2006 EA released their debut album Can I Drive It which sold 10,000 copies in the first year without any label financially backing or promoting the project.  By 2007 Ryan and EastonAshe had reached acclaim on a national level by winning the 2007 Independent Rock Album of The Year award. In back to back years, EA was honored with the Performer of the Year award at the LA music/ Hollywood Fame Awards in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 Ryan snatched up the Singer Songwriter of the Year at the Phoenix Music Awards.
Prompted by a phone call from Bret Michaels, of the band Poison, Ryan participated as a contestant on the X-Factor show in 2011.  Of the 200,000 hopeful musicians on the X Factor, Ryan made it to the final 32 before departing.
Ryan's success on the X Factor paved his way to a writing position at the Song Factory in Nashville, Tennessee.  (The song factory is owned by Scott Borchetta of Big Machine Records, which is without a doubt the biggest label in country music today.)  Ryan himself made the shift from rock and roll to country music.  This change in genres has been well received by his fan base. 
In 2012, while playing at Harold's Corral, a country bar in Cave Creek, AZ, Ryan was discovered by a talent scout, who invited him to Nashville to produce and record a solo album.   In July of 2013, Ryan recorded his very first solo album at House of Blues Studios with Angel Crush Entertainment.  (Angel Crush was founded by Grammy Award winning Producer, Malcolm Springer, who has recorded artists such as Matchbox 20, Greenwheel and Collective Soul.)
Ryan's first solo album is due to release January 11th, 2014 at an Album Release Party, hosted by Harold's Corral in Cave Creek, AZ.  The album's unique blend of rock-infused country sound, delivers both musically and lyrically.  Ryan wrote the lyrics and music for nine out of ten songs featured on his self-titled album, Ryan Sims