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Circus Vargas – presents ‘Iluminous” – A New Spectacular that Glows in the Dark!!

Circus Vargas is fun for the whole family!! The kid in me came alive when I heard the Circus was coming to town! Immediately I researched showtimes and directions in my area for ‘Americas Big Top Circus’! I was able to secure tickets for a 1:00p.m. show, held in the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, California. As I approached the parking lot, I was amazed at the enormous, colorful big top tent in front of me and couldn’t wait to see what was inside. At the entrance of the tent and ticket booth, there are vivid lights, colors and different designs that I remember as a child. I was warmly greeted, like most people were, by one of the owners Katya Quiroga-Tabares. At first I thought I was getting personal service from Katya, but she greets as many of the guests as she can and helps them find their seat. As I wandered in slowly, I noticed a face painting booth and a little girl getting her face painted. To my left, was a snack bar of all kinds of great circus food and po
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A very Merry Christmas in Prescott, Arizona!!

IPA Magazine and IPA Travel are constantly looking for special places to spend the Holidays~~ this year we chose the old west, historical town of Prescott, Arizona, which combines modern and historical. Just a short drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport,makes this unique, historical town easy to access. Or maybe a 7-8 hour drive from Los Angeles. This area is becoming quite popular!  With the surrounding areas, including Prescott Valley, there’s a population close to 150,000.I ask myself, as I’m driving through the historical part of town, what catches my eye as far as lodging? For me, it was the SpringHill Suites Marriott. I must say, I did do my homework before arriving in town and I couldn’t ignore all of the positive remarks on the internet about the SpringHill Suites Marriott. The grounds were kept and beautiful. I pulled up to the valet style hotel entrance, although you park for free.  While checking in, I was treated like a King!The staff was polite and ge
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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival does it again!! Mindi Abair Acclaimed Powerhouse Saxophonist/Vocalist

Although I’ve attended many Mindi Abair concerts in the last 10 years, I have to say, this was one of my favorite settings. Once again, I’m seated in one of the most beautiful Amphitheaters in the world; I’m at Lake Tahoe. The sun is setting and Mindi Abair is applauded as she comes on stage dressed in skin tight leather and as dazzling as the star that she is!! She starts blowing that saxophone and everything becomes electric with music. From the keyboardist, to the bass player and the fantastic drummer, it was a jaw dropping performance. Mindi played many of her new songs off her latest CD, ‘Wild Heart’. At one point, Mindi saw me in the audience and blew an extra note for me! This is what I like about this amphitheater. It’s so personal and warm. The staff, treat you like a VIP, no matter where you’re seated. I felt the tickets were affordable and worth every dime. The food catered by Brimm’s catering is outstanding and delicious! In a
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