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My family and I had the pleasure of seeing Jordin Sparks live at the MIM Museum in Phoenix, Az. The Jordin Sparks and Friends benefit concert was to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of The MIM (Musical Instrument Museum), and to help Jordin raise money for her exciting new program called the “12/29 Music Project”. The proceeds from this concert will benefit her new program that she is so passionate about.

The 12\29 Music Project’s mission is to provide a safe working environment for young people to perfect their craft through artistry, recording music and learning the necessary skills for working inside a studio while making a difference in their community. 12\29 Music Project is a project of The M.A.D. Girls, Inc. Jordin endorses The M.A.D. Girls Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, serves the community as a management group. It helps individuals or organizations identify and implement projects to benefit a cause or humanitarian effort of interest. They achieve their goals by promoting and encouraging corporate and individual social responsibility. By actively engaging in localized efforts to raise awareness, and by supporting activities that enhance the well-being of the less fortunate, we can make a difference. The campaign hopes to motivate others to find something they’re passionate about and funnel that energy into doing something to help another. It’s amazing how wonderful it feels when you know you’ve made a difference in someone’s life. For more information, please go to www.1229musicproject.com

Jordin Sparks MIM Museum

Jordin Sparks has a phenomenal voice and she is such an inspiration! I’m so excited and thankful that we had a chance to meet her! She is truly a beautiful woman inside and out! Her voice was so mesmerizing and her performance was sensational! We need more positive influences like her that are representing and leading our youth. I am so elated after watching such a personal and intimate concert! Children are our future and we need to make sure that we expose them to positive role models such as Jordin Sparks. I am so enamored by her personality and good will. After speaking with her, I have grown even more fond of her music and her personality, talk about a real girl with a “real” personality! I absolutely love her and her music and her drive. She is so talented and I wish for my daughter to follow her as a role model.

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Read MoreMay 17, 2011 9:19 pm - Posted by Stephanie


Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. – Greenville Kleisser

Best Of Both Worlds Az, recently co-hosted an event to benefit Athletes International, at Stand Up Scottsdale comedy club. We really had a great time and would like to thank everyone that came out to help us support a good cause. For those that didn’t make it, you missed a great show. The show featured Andrew Norelli as the headliner, along with the other comedians that opened the show.


Kristy and Stephanie with Comedian Headliner Andrew Norelli

Andrew has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy TV, Entertainment Studios with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed to name a few. He is real a top act. Not only is he funny, but he is able to make a crowd laugh out loud without using derogatory terms or offensive language. ( Which, in my opinion is a talent ) Sometime’s you watch a comedian and their style of comedy is only enjoyed by a certain targeted group, however Norelli’s act is tailored to be enjoyed by everyone in the audience. I am guessing his experience with improv has helped him to read a crowd, while working as writer for nationally syndicated television programs has given him an understanding of mainstream humor. Two thumbs up!

Stand Up Scottsdale is known for booking some of the most relevant comedians on the scene, you can expect an amazing headliner every weekend. They also have open mic on Wednesday nights. Stand Up Scottsdale! Comedy Club is located in old town Scottsdale, on 5th Ave between Goldwater and Indian School. It is the old Anderson 5th Estate building. The location is great for anyone that may want to go to dinner in Scottsdale and then a show, or enjoy Scottsdale’ night life at some of Old Town’s Dance Clubs, Bars and Restaurants. You can also enjoy food and drinks at the comedy club before, during or ofter the show, which may be a good idea because the drink prices are more affordable than most of Scottsdale’s trendy hot spots. Most shows are $15. and they offer discounts for military, studants, fire and police.

We really enjoyed working with Howard and everyone at Stand up Scottsdale Comedy Club, we will definitely be back to the club for a good laugh.

Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th. Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.882.0730
www.standupscottsdale.com
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Read MoreMay 10, 2011 5:15 pm - Posted by Kristy

Andrew Norelli will appear at Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club, Friday May 6th.

Andrew has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comedy.TV, Entertainment Studios with Byron Allen, and Comics Unleashed where he was also a staffed joke writer. Las Vegas, New York, and Boston, where he placed 2nd in The Boston Comedy Festival, are just some of the U.S. cities he has hit. International performances have included The Montreal Comedy Festival, and The Comedy Store and Laugh Garage in Sydney, Australia. See below for a brief montage of TV clips… www.andrewnorelli.net


Andrew Norelli will appear at Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club, Friday May 6th.

Friday, May 6th 2011 at 6pm
Stand Up Scottsdale Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale 85251
www.standupscottsdale.com
Tickets are $20, and all Procedes will benefit Athletes International (501c3)

To Purchase Tickets Click on “Register Now!”

Proceeds from this show will benefit Athletes International
Athletes International reaches the active and retired professional athlete, the collegiate athlete, coaches and other athletic affiliates. Their vision is to use the extensive platform athletes are given to influence the community. With the help of respected athletes, Athletes International improves the lives of young athletes and helps them to realize their potential.

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Read MoreApril 17, 2011 9:49 pm - Posted by Kristy


“The Most Beautiful Woman In The World” was awarded to Lynda Carter in 1978, by The International Academy of Beauty and The British Press Organization. America’s beloved Wonder Woman is an Arizona Native, and she will be back here April 16, 2011 as the Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 15th Annual Phoenix Pride. She also has a new CD titled “At Last”.

Linda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 1951. ( FYI – That makes her a Leo) She went to Globe High School and Arcadia High School in Phoenix, she also attended Arizona State University. While she was attending ASU, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta and was voted ” most talented”. Lynda Carter played the role of Wonder Woman, an Amazon woman of eternal youth, and she seems to truly have been blessed with eternal youth and beauty.

Freshman Year at Arcadia High School, 1966

Junier Year at Arcadia High School, 1968

Lynda Carter was Miss Phoenix 1972 and represented Arizona in the Miss World-USA contest. Carter won the title of Miss USA, and went on to the semi-finals of Miss World 1972-1973.

Lynda Carter was cast in her famous role as Wonder Woman in 1976.

I bet you didn’t know she cold sing!

Listen to: At Last

www.lyndacarter.com


… with Lynda Carter, the most beautiful woman in the world

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Read MoreMarch 12, 2011 8:14 pm - Posted by Kristy

Going to Vegas? Where to stay? With over 35 major hotels and at least 2 more being built, many are overwhelmed with choices. They all have something unique and fantastic to offer. Some are geared towards a certain demographic, but mostly anyone can stay anywhere in Vegas and have a good time!

the palms

I recently went to Las Vegas and stayed at The Palms, and what a great choice that was! I had so much fun there, and will definitely being staying there again the next time I go, and that will be soon! I feel The Palms is the perfect place for a younger crowd looking to go to the clubs and it’s now my favorite spot!

The palms has 6 Fabulous clubs to choose from. Moon is the exclusive penthouse nightclub occupying the top floor of the Palms’ Fantasy Tower, just above Nove Italiano and Playboy Club. Moon boasts a dramatic, surreal environment unlike any other nightclub in Vegas or the world. The floor is covered in color-changing glass tiles while a curtain of glass beads hanging over the floor-to-ceiling windows plays videos. This sexy, sultry club gives way to the most spectacular architectural feature in Las Vegas- a massive retractable roof that opens up to provide a mind-blowing view of the stars. I absolutely LOVED this place!! Amazing!!

las vegas club

Rain Nightclub is located on the casino level and it combines performances by international headliners, an electrifying dance club, a private event facility and intimate enclaves in one dynamic, multi-sensory destination. Recognized for being home to the legendary Paul Oakenfold and his weekly Saturday night production “Perfecto Vegas.” Fantasy meets reality at Rain Nightclub, a 28,000 square foot playground created for adults only. Fourteen-foot fireballs light up an elevated dance floor as glistening bodies dance to a beat that is so contagious, the dancing water fountains struggle to keep up.

las vegas night club

Situated 55 floors above all the action of the Vegas Strip, the ghOstbar in Vegas isn’t just a place to get your drink on. See and be seen where the celebrities and the view aren’t the only things worth looking at. The dramatic outdoor skydeck provides almost a 360- degree view of Vegas and a glass inset in the floor offers a jaw-dropping view straight down. This place was AWESOME!!

las vegas club

I wasn’t just there for the night life, I LOVE to play craps, so much that almost 10 hours went by at the craps table like nothing! This place has great energy! I just love the staff, they were incredible and took impeccable care of me, I felt very welcome. I just may become a professional gambler! Don’t forget to get a rewards card so you can earn points while gambling!

The Palms has 9 restaurants including Nove Italiano, Gardunos, 24/7 cafe, and more! There is also a movie theater, food court, Huntington Ink Tattoo, Playboy store, Sunset Tan, Spas and Salons, and more! Don’t miss The Palms Hotel! I LOVE it! I loved it so much that I didn’t step foot outside this casino from the time I arrived on Friday until I was set to drive home Sunday evening!

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Read MoreFebruary 22, 2011 12:44 pm - Posted by Stephanie

celebrity esthetician stephanie willis
Stephanie Willis and Leslie

Photo’s by 944 Magazine. Photography by Joseph Greenbaum
View full gallery of photos of the Paradise Valley Skin Klinic event at www.944.com

mark ried
Leslie and award winning stylist Mark Ried

lisa forester, mark reid
Celebrity Makeup Artist Lisa Forester and Mark Reid

Dr Daniel Shapiro
Dr Daniel Shapiro


Jaclyn


Melissa Rein

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Read MoreDecember 12, 2010 6:31 pm - Posted by Kristy

 celebrity esthetician Kristy Harris and Stephanie Willis
Kristy Harris and Stephanie Willis

We had a great time at the grand opening of the new G-Star store inside Scottsdale Fashion Square. While your out doing your holiday shopping, be sure to stop by and check out the incredible fashions by G-Star.

View full Gallery of photos from the grand opening of Raw by G-star at www.944.com
Photography: Joseph Greenbaum

Raw by G-Star Scottsdale
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Follow G-Star Scottsdale on facebook
www.g-star.com

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Read More 6:29 pm - Posted by Kristy

Jessica Simpson Christmas CD

Jessica Simpsons recent engagement to Eric Johnson has been the latest buzz. The engagement has even sparked rummers of a possible pregnancy, but Simpson shot down rumors that she is pregnant. Although Jessica isn’t expecting a baby, she can expect to be busy with the release of her new Christmas CD. Jessica Simpson’s newest CD, Happy Christmas was just released this Wednesday, Nov 22. Simpson recorded a duet for the album with a USS Harry Truman sailor. Jessica has always been devoted to our troops, even before the war in Iraq. In-fact, my brother was actually one of her guards when she performed for soldiers in Fort Hood, TX.

Look for Jessica at the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, and the Jessica Simpson Christmas Special later that evening. She will be performing songs off of her new holiday album, Happy Christmas. The show will be on PBS at 7-8PM Thanksgiving day. Jessica will also be at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th.

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Read MoreNovember 24, 2010 2:36 am - Posted by Kristy

holiday party

The Most Beautiful Event Of The Year

This event is NOT to be missed! Gather up your entourage, throw on something fierce, and enjoy a fabulous night out. Top beauty industry professionals will give tips and tricks to shine for the holidays and forecast the hottest beauty and style trends for 2011. This beautiful event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

beauty event

Beauty

Friends & Trends
Holiday Soiree
Tuesday, December 7
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Featuring:

Beauty Bar with hairstyling tips by award-winning stylists Keith Russell and Mark Reid. Make up artistry by celebrity make up artist Lisa Forester.

Shop one of kind vintage jewelry at trunk show by renowned vintage collector Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black.

Live demonstrations including the newest applications for Botox, injectables and fillers. Learn about the most advanced skin treatments available from the most experience team of skin specialists in Arizona.

Hollywood Red Carpet Photo Session

Celebrity Plastic Surgery 411 with Dr Shapiro

Amazing Beauty Giveaways: Latisse, Skin Ceauticals, Facials, Fraxel and more. One lucky will win complimentary skin care for a year.

HOLIDAY SOUNDS BY DJ MR P-BODY

Hors D’eourves and Cocktails

KINDLY RSVP BY DECEMBER 2
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read MoreNovember 22, 2010 8:32 pm - Posted by Kristy