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Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Performing Arts & Theater (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Performing Arts & Theater venues in Arizona — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Herberger Theater

222 E. Monroe St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 252-8497
Herberger Theater is home to Actors Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, and Center Dance Ensemble. Approximately 175,000 patrons visit the Herberger annually.

Silver Star Playhouse

5247 E. Brown Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 325-6700
A sister theatre to Desert Star Playhouse in Salt Lake City, Utah, this broadway-style theatre produces “original musical parodies with a melodramatic twist.”

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 499-TKTS (8587)
Presenting dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.

Orpheum Theater

15 W. Aspen Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 556-1580
Northern Arizona’s premier live entertainment venue, Orpheum Theater is a local landmark in historic downtown Flagstaff that started as an old movie house. It continues to show films, hold events and is also a live music venue.

The Phoenix Symphony

One N. 1st St., #200,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 495-1999
The Phoenix Symphony offers an extraordinary array of musical experiences, from pop concerts to exhilarating selections of classical masterpieces that give the full symphonic treatment to music you love.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012


Steptoe Celebrate 25 Years

Steptoe Celebrates 25 Years In Phoenix

Steptoe & Johnson LLP celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Phoenix office with a gala at the Orpheum Theater in Phoenix.  Clients and local dignitaries joined Steptoe lawyers from the Phoenix office and the firm’s other offices to celebrate the occasion.

Steptoe’s Phoenix office opened on January 1, 1987, and was the first regional office for the Washington, D.C.-headquartered firm, which today has nine offices, including three outside the United States.  The firm was initially drawn to the nation’s Southwest to handle federal government contracts work for the Arizona-based semiconductor division of a large national technology company.  While working on the lengthy project, Steptoe became familiar with the Phoenix business community and recognized the opportunities the Valley of the Sun presented.

Steptoe chair Roger E. Warin commented:  “The opening of the Phoenix office was the beginning of an evolution for Steptoe, as it marked the first time we were operating in a city outside Washington.  The office remains an integral part of the firm, with established practices that serve local, national and global clients and lawyers who work seamlessly with their counterparts in our other offices.”

Steptoe’s Phoenix office handles a broad array of matters, from labor issues for international retail conglomerates to libel issues for national newspapers and broadcasters.  Other noted practices include insurance coverage and bad faith defense, commercial litigation, corporate and real estate transactions, and state, local and federal taxation.

“For the past 25 years, we have enjoyed the support of the Phoenix business and legal communities, and we look forward to expanding and strengthening those relationships over the next quarter century,” said David Bodney, managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office, whose media practice is profiled on the cover of the 2012 edition of Southwest Super Lawyersand who received the 2011 APS Peacemaker Award from Valle de Sol.

Steptoe’s Phoenix office also is home to former U.S. Representative John Shadegg, who represented northern Phoenix in Congress for eight terms before retiring from office in 2010 and joining the firm as a partner in March 2011, and Ambassador P. Robert Fannin, a senior counsel in the firm who was appointed by President Bush in 2007 to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.  Former FERC Commissioner Marc Spitzer, who previously served in the Arizona State Senate and as chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, works from Washington, D.C. and Phoenix and represents energy clients in Phoenix and throughout the Southwest.

For more information on Steptoe & Johnson, visit Steptoe’s website at steptoe.com.