Author: Tommy Acosta

By Michael Schroeder  Sedona, AZ: You get what you vote for.  This doesn’t happen by accident. The voters keep putting people on the council who have never built anything, or who are ideologues and have never had the money or resources to try their experiments which most of the time don’t work. You vote for incompetence, they hire incompetence (not all of course but many) and expect what, a different outcome? Now we have a council that funds what appears to be a quasi-government —  the Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau with an operational budget of a million or…

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By Will Hamburg Sedona Business –As the world becomes more and more digitized, more and more aspects of our lives are being moved onto the blockchain. One such application is tokenizing physical assets using blockchain technology. In this article, I’ll explain what tokenizing a house using blockchain technology entails, and how it can be beneficial to homeowners. Tokenization is the practice of converting rights to an asset into a digital token on a blockchain. Tokenization allows for assets like real estate, art, jewelry, cars, etc., to be bought and sold via smart contracts. When you tokenize a house, you create…

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It’s another stellar, live-music line up at Steakhouse89 this week with a stellar line-up of some of Sedona’s finest performing musicians. On Friday, January 28 and Thursday, February 3, from 5 to 9 p.m., Steakhouse89 hosts jazz impresario Dave Len Scott, entertaining on piano and trumpet. Scott is what cool is all about, getting deep into his formidable jazz roots with tunes everyone who loves grooving, finger-snapping and toe tapping can get into. On Saturday, January 29, from 5 to 9 p.m., it’s veteran crooner Bobby Myhre. Myhre is a natural on the stage, a consummate performer interpreting the classic…

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Sedona Entertainment — Get set Sedona for the return of Jennifer Batten (former guitarist for Michael Jackson) to the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Room on Saturday, February 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This perennial rocker will be joined by vocalist Pat Yadon and together they will heat up the night with one hot-rocking tune after another featuring Batton’s sizzling guitar work and Yadon’s powerful vocals. Batten rose from the guitar underground as the guitar magazines promptly began chronicling her savvy musicianship and highly original approach to the electric guitar. A major turning point came when she was selected from…

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By Tommy Acosta Sedona News – We as a nation will never be unified again and this is why. It’s all about perception. Two people can look at the same thing and they both see something totally different from one another.  One can hold a dime up between them and the one to the left of it would see an inscription different than one observing it from the other side even though they are both looking at the same coin. Let’s take Biden’s recent press conference, for instance. For those who support him for sure they saw a revitalized President,…

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Sedona News: Two of Sedona’s best performing musicians will be performing at Steakhouse89 this week. On Friday, January 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., it’s rocker Corey Spector heating up the Steakhouse89 lounge. He is energetic, talented, has a great voice and engages the audience by having them request songs from the fifties to today through a special phone app he set up so patrons can make their request right over the Internet, thus creating an interactive musical experience for everyone. When he performs, he creates this bond between himself, the…

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By Tommy Acosta Sedona News: It’s a no brainer Sedona is in dire need of affordable housing for our workforce. That is why it’s odd influential voices in the community would be arguing against the city’s purchase of the Cultural Park to be used for that purpose. Yes, the price tag for the park itself is almost $20 million, and that’s only for the land. However, one can be assured that there would be plenty of private enterprisers willing to sink a few million dollars into building affordable housing on the abandoned property. It’s no secret the city is flush…

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Sedona News: Steakhouse89 not only offers some of the best fine dining in Sedona but also great live music entertainment almost every night of the week. On Friday, January 14, from 5 to 9 p.m., it’s Sedona diva Lyndsay Cross on piano and vocals. She is mellow, smooth, and a pleasure to watch perform. Her repertoire of classics is formidable and expansive. Audiences love her and her music is perfect for a romantic night out or just a night of chilling. On Saturday, January 8, from 5 to 9 p.m., veteran crooner Bobby Myhre brings his special brand of music to the Steakhouse89…

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By Tommy Acosta Sedona News: A Sedona.biz reader recently posted a comment on my last article “In Sedona The Only Way Out Is In.” She raised a question on how candidates in the coming City elections would handle the pandemic crisis, if elected and had the right to make mandates. I found that question intriguing. What if the governor indeed gave the right to issue mandates to municipalities in Arizona? That got me thinking as to what questions I would ask the council candidates.  Questions whose answers might spell life or death to the Sedona we still have. Whipping out…

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Sedona AZ : On Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM MST sat the Sedona Artists Market Gallery located at 2081 West State Route 89A, Suite 11, Sedona, AZ 86336, here will be a Prayer Painting event with Sheryl Rogers. With your energy and prayers, the forgiving nature of paint – you will create a powerful tool to manifestation, meditation and healling. Your Prayer Painting is a beautiful visual way to amplify the process of your connection to your deep desires and to bring Inner Peace. Paint N Play is an expressive and joyful process of creating works…

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By Tommy Acosta Sedona, AZ. — What a year. What a sad, sad year for so many. We lost relatives, friends, homes, our freedoms, our sense of well-being and peace of mind.  A constantly mutating virus that continues to wreak havoc across the planet, weather gone wild, tornados decimating communities, floods, fires, riots and insurrections; criminals running rampant through stores, killings and muggings, rapes and murder abound, there almost seems to be no end to this plaque of calamities. As we stumble into 2022, it appears that things will only get worse. For some, the damage has not just been…

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– 100 Women Who Care Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter selected Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters as the nonprofit to receive $12,150 at its recent Giving Circle.  They presented the funds at the YBBBS Cottonwood office on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. “With volunteerism at historic lows, school closures and other timely challenges, this generous investment in Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters will enable YBBBS to continue connecting to those volunteers, youth and families that need it most,” said Executive Director Erin Mabery. YBBBS matches volunteers (Bigs) from all walks of life with youth (Littles). A successful match lasts at least one year,…

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By Tommy Acosta Sedona News: For the vaccine hesitant and refusers, Omicron has become an “I told You So,” believing that by waiting they avoided the coming merry-go-round of approaching variants and the endless booster shots people will need to take to avoid infection. They waited, always suspecting that the vaccines would not work and that something would happen in the future to make the vaccinated even more vulnerable to diseases coming down the pike. And then came Omicron. The anti-vaxers knew something would render vaccinations mute. They are grateful now they waited and that their misgivings were justified. We…

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Sedona News: Come to Sound Bites Grill on Christmas Day and enjoy a languid meal and live holiday music. On December 25, Christmas Day, from 12 to 7 p.m., Sound Bites Grill puts on a scrumptious diner featuring David Vincent Mills on the piano and its regular menu locals and visitors have grown to love. There will also be Holiday Specials that include fresh fish, Surf & Turf, and much,, much mmore. Mills is a Sedona musical mainstay who keeps it mellow on the keys, playing the classics people still love today and he will play all day with only…

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By Tommy Acosta SedonaNews — Uh Oh.  What’s going on? Mysteriously, the day after Thanksgiving, we are told there is a new Covid mutation, ominously named Omicron, on the loose and on its way through Europe, Israel and beyond. We are told this variant is a vastly more virulent strain than any gone before, and that it is so contagious and insidious that vaccines may not be able to stop it. We are being given information in drips and drabs and the authorities have yet to state how lethal it is. Only that it is mega-transmissible, 500 times more so…

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