Original series “Scottsdale” Premieres on June 6
VIM is rolling out the exclusive original series, “Scottsdale,” on June 6. This drama, created by screenwriter Anthony Bawn, a former North Scottsdale resident, revolves around an affluent desert family grappling with challenges beyond their control.

The plot centers on insurance tycoon and gubernatorial aspirant Henry Merrick, portrayed by Mark Whitis. Merrick clandestinely conspires with a local priest, Amir, brought to life by Joseph Penner. A character shrouded in mystery, Amir peddles a lethal drug, with a catch – prospective buyers must name him as their life insurance policy’s beneficiary.

Inspired by dramas like “Breaking Bad” and iconic soap operas such as “The Young and the Restless,” Bawn’s “Scottsdale” seeks to mirror the city’s reputedly upscale ambiance. It revolves around the well-known philanthropic Merrick family of Scottsdale, admired for their community involvement but also known for their questionable means of maintaining their status quo.

“Scottsdale” brings the city to life with on-location shoots in North Scottsdale and Chandler, and additional filming at Arizona Studios in Phoenix.

For more information, visit watchvim.com.
Local Grammy Award Nominated Children’s Musician to Perform a Children’s Music Concert
Photo provided by David Sharpe

David “PapaHugs” Sharpe, a local Grammy award nominated children’s musician, will be performing a free concert on Saturday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek. The concert will be a fun, interactive, and upbeat performance of all original “PapaHugs” music for children of all ages and their families

David Sharpe has performed for thousands of children around the country at libraries, children’s museums, festivals, and special events. His music comes from observation of all the wonderful and imaginative things children say and do. Many of his songs have been influenced by his experiences with his own children and grandchildren.

Since most schools today lack exposure to music, and music brings people together to express ourselves and use our imagination, Sharpe’s mission is to fill that gap with performances such as this one.
Swim and Dance under the Stars at Scottsdale’s Glow Up Event
This summer, the McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic Center is set to light up the night with the family-friendly Glow Up event on Friday, June 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 15525 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy.

The event offers attendees a unique night of entertainment featuring a live DJ, a foam party, glow games, and full access to pool amenities. As the evening unfolds, vibrant lights will illuminate the Aquatic Center, turning it into a radiant spectacle.

Entry fees are affordable, with tickets priced at $4 for resident children, $6 for resident adults, and slightly higher for non-residents at $6 for children and $9 for adults.

Glow Up is a unique summer event for families to create lasting memories while enjoying music, dance, and swimming under the beautiful Scottsdale sky, according to Daniel Miller, event contact. Safety measures will be in place to ensure a secure and memorable experience for all attendees.

As a fusion of swimming and dancing under a starlit sky, Glow Up promises to be a memorable summer highlight. Tickets are expected to sell quickly, so reserve yours in advance for this incredible night of fun. For more information, contact Daniel Miller at 480-312-0205 or [email protected].