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Bands announced for McDowell Mountain Music Festival

The three-day festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, March 27-29, 2015, will feature Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, Portugal, The Man, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles, StrFkr, Robert Delong, and Break Science.

3 questions on The West Select

The West kisses one cheek like an old friend and the other as a beguiling stranger in The West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum. A Men’s Arts Council fundraiser for the museum, it’s also a gallery show full of high-caliber art worth seeing, whether you’re whiling away a winter afternoon or occupying out-of-towners.

Cocktail of the month: All That Glitters Eggnog Martini

In the spirit of Christmas, this month’s cocktail from Kelly’s at SouthBridge combines charity with cheer. The drink, a blend of homemade eggnog, rum and Tuaca liqueur, garnished with edible gold, is available until Dec. 31 and costs $25 — which is pricey, but 100 percent of the proceeds go to Andrea’s Closet, a nonprofit organization that provides toys for hospitalized children. Of course, if you’ve already made your Christmas donations or don’t feel like driving to Scottsdale, you can mix up the drink at home with the following ingredients.

Metalcore band The Word Alive wraps up tour on home turf

The Word Alive will perform the last of their nearly 50 concert dates across the world on Saturday in Mesa.

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