Local Heavy Metal Guitarist Offers Advice for Aspiring Musicians

Ray Goodwin, who shreds with the Phoenix metal band Sicmonic, lives in North Phoenix and teaches guitar and piano at Rhapsody School of Music in Anthem. On June 5 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Sicmonic opens for Yngwie Malmsteen, a Swedish rocker that Time Magazine once ranked among the 10 best electric guitar players ever. In&Out Magazine asked Goodwin about his style, why he teaches, and what advice he’d offer aspiring rockers.

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Wildflower Season Begins: Should Be a Great One

Heavy rains in recent weeks should bring an explosion of wildflowers, those in the know say. In fact, it’s begun. “The colorful poppies, lupine, globemallow and brittlebush are beginning to bloom right now, and will continue to do so during the next few weeks throughout the region,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department director. Where to go, what flowers you’ll see, plus some photography tips.

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