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Senate Judiciary Committee Hears From Prominent Voices On Both Sides Of Gun Control Debate

Giffords Will Share Inspiring Story in Scottsdale

In partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present An Evening with Captain Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords: Endeavor to Succeed, on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $89, $69 and $59 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

On Jan. 8, 2011, Capt. Mark Kelly would face the toughest challenge of his life when an assassination attempt was made on his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. His dedication to family and Giffords’ road to recovery would captivate the nation. For Kelly, focus equals success – even in the face of adversity.

Personifying the best of the American spirit, Kelly is a homegrown hero who was a combat pilot in Iraq, an astronaut on four space shuttle missions and commander of the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. He has combined teamwork, leadership, communication and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed.

Kelly will show audiences how to accomplish their mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success. A book signing will follow. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

Senate Judiciary Committee Hears From Prominent Voices On Both Sides Of Gun Control Debate

Giffords Will Share Inspiring Story in Scottsdale

In partnership with the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present An Evening with Captain Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords: Endeavor to Succeed, on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $89, $69 and $59 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

On Jan. 8, 2011, Capt. Mark Kelly would face the toughest challenge of his life when an assassination attempt was made on his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. His dedication to family and Giffords’ road to recovery would captivate the nation. For Kelly, focus equals success – even in the face of adversity.

Personifying the best of the American spirit, Kelly is a homegrown hero who was a combat pilot in Iraq, an astronaut on four space shuttle missions and commander of the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour. He has combined teamwork, leadership, communication and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed.

Kelly will show audiences how to accomplish their mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success. A book signing will follow. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

Krauss Honored For Science

SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference in Scottsdale

Hundreds of the state’s business, science and education leaders will gather in Scottsdale for the Second Annual Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference on Sept. 4. The conference will be held 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts located at 7380 E. Second Street. The free, day-long event is open to those wanting to learn more about integrating STEM education into their communities. STEM education, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, is the backbone discipline of Arizona’s new economy.

The Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference will include 16 thought-provoking panel discussions, a keynote address and roughly 50 interactive stations, where collaborating organizations from the Arizona SciTech Festival will demonstrate STEM activities. The conference offers a unique opportunity to network with some of the state’s top STEM professionals, learn best practices in communicating STEM, as well as strategies to engage communities, local schools and businesses.

“The conference is an intersection point for leaders to form partnerships and build upon STEM activities they can implement in their communities during our annual spring festival,” said Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director of the Arizona SciTech Festival. “It offers a platform to engage new collaborators and links content providers with venues throughout the state, which translates into a stronger network and a more impactful Arizona SciTech Festival.”

“A statewide commitment to STEM education is critical to developing an ongoing pipeline of future talent to build and sustain Arizona’s workforce and strengthen its economy,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, who is a panelist at this year’s conference. “Bringing the private and public sectors together in this forum to collaborate and lead on this issue is vital for our state’s success and global competitiveness.”

Conference sponsors include Cox Communications, Challenger Space Center, the City of Scottsdale and EventInterface. For more information or to register for the Arizona SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference, visit www.azscitechfest.org/conference.

The Kickoff Conference begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast mixer. Programming begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. The conference keynote presentation beginning at 3:45 p.m. will feature Geoff Notkin, star of TV’s “Meteorite Men” and Skylab Astronaut Dr. Ed Gibson. Notkin and Gibson will team up to provide unique perspectives on how they’ve worked to make the understanding and appreciation of science part of mainstream living.

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Scottsdale Cultural Council CEO Resigns

Scottsdale Cultural Council President and CEO William H. Banchs has announced his resignation from the nonprofit organization effective August 31. Banchs plans to return to Miami to pursue new professional opportunities.

“During Bill’s five-and-a-half-year tenure he worked successfully to completely restructure and reorganize the Cultural Council’s governance and management, and to strengthen its development programs,” remarked Ellen Andres-Schneider, chair of the board of trustees.

“This was all done in accordance with a new strategic plan he helped to create. These positive developments took place during an unprecedented recession, which occupied the majority of Bill’s tenure. On behalf of the board of trustees, I want to thank Bill for his persistence and determination in bringing about these positive outcomes, which have helped pave the way toward a bright future for the Cultural Council,” Andres-Schneider added.

“I have been very fortunate to have served one of the most comprehensive cultural organizations in the nation. The artistic experiences I have had at the Scottsdale Cultural Council have been on par with the best I have ever seen or heard anywhere,” noted Bill Banchs. “I particularly wish to thank the City of Scottsdale for its commitment to the arts, the Cultural Council staff for its dedication to such high standards of artistic excellence, and the board of trustees for its active engagement and participation in our efforts to strengthen the organization and broaden its audiences and base of private-sector support.”

Banchs began his position with the Scottsdale Cultural Council in January 2008. He previously served as president of the Miami-based National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts for 17 years.

The Cultural Council will appoint an interim CEO and begin a national search for a new president and CEO.

The Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale to manage the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art.

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Discover New Wines at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

In an effort to raise funds, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host a wine tasting event on June 23.

AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event, which is in partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods, will feature 40 wines.  All of which are said to have been hand selected by AJ’’s “cellar masters.”

The wine will be complemented by gourmet food, and guests will receive recommendations on wine choice and food pairings.

The event will also feature live music and a silent auction offering wine and other items from AJ’s and its partners.

All proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Center for Performing arts, a nonprofit organization.

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Discover New Wines at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

In an effort to raise funds, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will host a wine tasting event June 23.

AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event, which is in partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods, will feature 40 wines, all of which are said to have been hand selected by AJ’s “cellar masters.”

The wine will be complemented by gourmet food, and guests will receive recommendations on wine choice and food pairings.

The event will also feature live music and a silent auction offering wine and other items from AJ’s and its partners.

All proceeds will benefit the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization.

Sabrina LeBeauf, best known for her work on “The Cosby Show,” stars in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Perfect girls night: 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'

Young or old. Fat or thin. Gay or straight. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” which will be on stage at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts through June 16, is a “can’t miss” for every woman. It had us crying one minute, then squealing with laughter a split second later.

Addressing issues like shopping for your first bra, the coveted little black dress, weddings, the death of a child, mother-daughter relationships, lust and cancer, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is pertinent to all women.

This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theater experiences. The all-star cast features Dee Hoty (“Mamma Mia!”), Sabrina LeBeauf (“The Cosby Show”), Amanda Setton (“The Mindy Project”), Zuzanna Szadkowski (“Gossip Girl”) and Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”).

It takes each member of a predominantly female audience on a journey through the pains and joys of womanhood. The bold, and often humorous topics begin by reminiscing the first special dress for a five year old girl, hysterically rebels against the black hole purse dilemma, and concludes by admitting defeat in a shapeless Eileen Fisher garb.

The most wonderful thing about this play is how intimately every woman in the theater knew each other without ever having met. There is something unique and unspoken among women which made this incredibly clever, sensitive and poignant play touch each heart in the same way at the same time. By its response, the energy of the audience was the sixth cast member. At the end, our only disappointment was that it was over. We each commented that we could stay and listen to these women go on all night about the wars, woes and wonderful blessings of our lives.

The venue at Scottsdale Performing Arts Theater was perfect. Its modern design and efficient staff made for a most enjoyable evening. In the lobby before the play, we sat and gabbed sipping wine, mesmerized by the spinning art suspended from the ceiling above. The seats in the theater were very comfortable and the steep design of the rows ensured that there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

For us, it is the perfect girls night out for you and your friends.

Sabrina LeBeauf, best known for her work on “The Cosby Show,” stars in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Perfect girls night: 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore'

Young or old. Fat or thin. Gay or straight. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” which will be on stage at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts through June 16, is a “can’t miss” for every woman. It had us crying one minute, then squealing with laughter a split second later.

Addressing issues like shopping for your first bra, the coveted little black dress, weddings, the death of a child, mother-daughter relationships, lust and cancer, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is pertinent to all women.

This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best seller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theater experiences. The all-star cast features Dee Hoty (“Mamma Mia!”), Sabrina LeBeauf (“The Cosby Show”), Amanda Setton (“The Mindy Project”), Zuzanna Szadkowski (“Gossip Girl”) and Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”).

It takes each member of a predominantly female audience on a journey through the pains and joys of womanhood. The bold, and often humorous topics begin by reminiscing the first special dress for a five year old girl, hysterically rebels against the black hole purse dilemma, and concludes by admitting defeat in a shapeless Eileen Fisher garb.

The most wonderful thing about this play is how intimately every woman in the theater knew each other without ever having met. There is something unique and unspoken among women which made this incredibly clever, sensitive and poignant play touch each heart in the same way at the same time. By its response, the energy of the audience was the sixth cast member. At the end, our only disappointment was that it was over. We each commented that we could stay and listen to these women go on all night about the wars, woes and wonderful blessings of our lives.

The venue at Scottsdale Performing Arts Theater was perfect. Its modern design and efficient staff made for a most enjoyable evening. In the lobby before the play, we sat and gabbed sipping wine, mesmerized by the spinning art suspended from the ceiling above. The seats in the theater were very comfortable and the steep design of the rows ensured that there isn’t a bad seat in the house.

For us, it is the perfect girls night out for you and your friends.

Scottsdale Arts Festival

43rd Annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Offers Food, Music and Fun for All Ages

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8–10, in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.

Live Music

More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend, including:

  • Alan Jones Jazz Quintet
  • The Blues Review Band
  • Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers
  • C.C. Ryder Express
  • Grantman and the Island Beat
  • Los Guys
  • Mario Moreno and the Ramblers
  • Nancy McCallion and Her Wee Band
  • Ritmo Latino
  • Sugahbeat

Food Trucks

Returning by popular demand, a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve delicious world cuisine. Participating mobile eateries include:

  • The Grilled Cheese Truck
  • Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food
  • Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express
  • Luncha Libre
  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • Mojo Bowl
  • Paletas Betty
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Spice it Up, Taste Rite!
  • Tom’s BBQ
  • Whiskey Ranch Wood-Fired Pizzas.

Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines, beers and spirits courtesy of Young’s Market Company and Deep Eddy Vodka, cocktails and Friday happy-hour specials, and Barrie’s Original Kettle Korn.

Fun for the kids!

In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident by Baltimore artist Scott Pennington. Fun for kids and adults, this interactive work of art invites visitors to play with imagined ‘industrial waste’ made from non-toxic, water-based soap suds as Pennington’s pink-and-blue-clad ‘technicians’ attempt to contain it. Thirty-minute-long ‘foam incidents’ will occur five times a day throughout the Festival.

Exploring the theme of “The Art of Being a Kid,” Imagine Nation, the Festival’s family area, will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to connect with their inner child and engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

SMoCA

Throughout the Festival’s three days, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; and Mashup: New Video Art. Museum visitors will be invited to experience an “Inflatable,” a nomadic tent structure inspired by the Ant Farm, an experimental collective founded in San Francisco in 1968. Hands-on architecture-themed educational activities will be offered as well.

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43RD ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE ARTS FESTIVAL LINEUP OFFERS FUN FOR ALL

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the 43rd annual Scottsdale Arts Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8–10, in Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases nearly 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada who work in painting, sculpture, glass and ceramics, jewelry, photography and more. Works of art are available for purchase directly from the artists and through the Festival’s online art auction.

Live Music

More than 20 Arizona bands and performers will provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend, including:

  • Alan Jones Jazz Quintet
  • The Blues Review Band
  • Carol Pacey and the Honey Shakers
  • C.C. Ryder Express
  • Grantman and the Island Beat
  • Los Guys
  • Mario Moreno and the Ramblers
  • Nancy McCallion and Her Wee Band
  • Ritmo Latino
  • Sugahbeat

Food Trucks

Returning by popular demand, a dozen gourmet food trucks from the Phoenix Street Food Coalition will serve delicious world cuisine. Participating mobile eateries include:

  • The Grilled Cheese Truck
  • Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food
  • Jamburritos Cajun Grill Express
  • Luncha Libre
  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • Mojo Bowl
  • Paletas Betty
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs
  • Spice it Up, Taste Rite!
  • Tom’s BBQ
  • Whiskey Ranch Wood-Fired Pizzas.

Also on the menu will be tastings of fine wines, beers and spirits courtesy of Young’s Market Company and Deep Eddy Vodka, cocktails and Friday happy-hour specials, and Barrie’s Original Kettle Korn.

Fun for the kids!

In collaboration with the Festival, Scottsdale Public Art will present Pink and Blue Dilemma: The Foam Incident by Baltimore artist Scott Pennington. Fun for kids and adults, this interactive work of art invites visitors to play with imagined ‘industrial waste’ made from non-toxic, water-based soap suds as Pennington’s pink-and-blue-clad ‘technicians’ attempt to contain it. Thirty-minute-long ‘foam incidents’ will occur five times a day throughout the Festival.

Exploring the theme of “The Art of Being a Kid,” Imagine Nation, the Festival’s family area, will offer participants of all ages the opportunity to connect with their inner child and engage their creativity through free arts activities, storytelling, dancing and more.

SMoCA

Throughout the Festival’s three days, admission will be free to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), which features the exhibitions Paolo Soleri: Mesa City to Arcosanti; The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection; and Mashup: New Video Art. Museum visitors will be invited to experience an “Inflatable,” a nomadic tent structure inspired by the Ant Farm, an experimental collective founded in San Francisco in 1968. Hands-on architecture-themed educational activities will be offered as well.

Sunday A'Fair at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park

Sunday A'Fair Concert Series In Scottsdale Begins January 13

Make your way to the Scottsdale Civic Center Park in January, and don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets ― the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series is back.

The first concert will take place on January 13 with performances by Marty & The Party Bank and Tesoro from noon to 4 p.m. The Sunday A’Fair concerts will take place on selected Sunday afternoons through the winter and spring, with each A’Fair will featuring two bands along with a fine arts and crafts market, fun activities for the kids and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SmoCA). Free guided tours of the Museum are offered at 1:30 p.m. and of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m.

During the Sunday A’Fair, hungry attendees can purchase delicious foods from the grill, sweet-and-savory crepes from Nosh, and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Sunday A’Fair is made possible by presenting sponsors Scottsdale Insurance Company and Nationwide Foundation. Free admission to SMoCA is sponsored by Lewis and Roca LLP.


2013 Sunday A’Fair Concert Schedule


*Subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather.

January 13

  • Marty & The Party Band, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Music that makes you feel good – from oldies to country to Latin jazz
  • Tesoro, 2 – 4 p.m.: 
Flamenco fusion with rock, world and jazz influences

January 20 – Peace and Community Day

  • RastaFarmers, noon – 1:30 p.m.: A unique mix of rock, low-rider oldies, dancehall, Soca, Afro-beat, Latin and roots
  • Jan Sandwich Band, 2 – 4 p.m.: Jazz standards from the great American Songbook
    Presented in conjunction with the Scottsdale Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration and Community Celebrating Diversity.

January 27

  • Silver Thread Trio, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Tightly voiced harmonies and well-crafted arrangements ranging from gospel, old-time and Appalachian to alternative country
  • The Big Fellahs, 2 – 4 p.m.: Traditional Irish with heart and a twang.

February 10

  • Sugar Thieves, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Southern-style sultry blues roots with high-energy showmanship
  • Bad News Blues Band, 2 – 4 p.m.: Hardcore blues meets big-band swing

February 24

  • Rooster Coupe Deville, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Crooning vocals, jumpin’ guitars, jive rhythms and wailing saxophones
  • Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, 2 – 4 p.m.: Classic and contemporary R&B, soul, rock, funk and jazz

March 3

  • The Photo Atlas, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Stinging post-punk powered by racing dance rhythms
    The Photo Atlas is presented, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Doctor Bones, 2 – 4 p.m.: A quirky, avant-pop mixture of new wave and punk, with an ear for dynamic tension, emotional swells and dance-inducing beats

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

  • Bad Cactus Brass Band, noon – 1:30 p.m.: A young, energetic band with the spirit of New Orleans
  • Keltic Cowboys, 2 – 4 p.m.: Arizona’s premier Irish rock band, playing Highland pipes, banjo, mandolin and more

March 24

  • Flamenco de Leon, noon – 1:30 p.m.: A passionate blend of flamenco, vocals and percussion
  • Jazz Con Alma, 2 – 4 p.m.: “Jazz with Soul” featuring the Latin-inspired piano rhythms of Beth Lederman

March 31

  • Alice Tatum Quartet, noon – 1:30 p.m.: Popular songs, rousing dance numbers, timeless standards and intimate ballads
  • Area 25, 2 – 4 p.m.: Original compositions infused with Latin and Brazilian rhythms

April 7 – OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures

  • Noon – 4 p.m.
: Presented in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series, OrigiNation offers the opportunity to explore native cultures in Arizona and India through music, song, dance, storytelling and more.

 The 2012–13 Discovery Series exploring the arts of India is made possible in part by a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

Sunday A’Fair

Where: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale
Parking: Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Ave. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at E. Second St. and Brown Ave. and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Blvd. at E. Second St.
Tickets: FREE event
Contact: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
Online: scottsdaleperformingarts.org

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
herbergertheater.org
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
silverstarplayhouse.com
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)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Presenting dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and satire.


Orpheum Theater

15 W. Aspen Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 556-1580
orpheumpresents.com
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
phoenixsymphony.org
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

 

Top 5 Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Theatres (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Arizona Theatres — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

5247 E. Brown Rd.,
Mesa, AZ 85205
480-325-6700
broadwaypalmwest.com
The theatre opened in October 2001 and is soon to be entering its 11th Season. The theatre seats 500 and is known as “Mesa’s Most Entertaining Destination.” Centrally located, the theatre is just minutes away from Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe. All the music for the Broadway-type shows is performed live. The orchestra ranges in size from 8 to 20 pieces, depending on the production.


Phoenix Symphony

One North 1st St., #200,
AZ 85004
602-495-1999
phoenixsymphony.org
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.


Herberger Theater

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


ASU Gammage

1200 S. Forest Ave.,
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-965-3434
asugammage.com
You don’t have to be in New York to enjoy great performances. ASU Gammage, considered by many to be the crowning jewel of ASU’s Tempe campus, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last designs.


Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts

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

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts releases guide

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has released its new 2012–13 season guide. The 37-page publication is filled with world-class performances and events, including dance, music, theater, comedy, cinema and more.

A digital version of the 2012–13 season guide is available for viewing at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org, where free printed copies also may be requested.

Tickets may be purchased online or through the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587). Discounted seating is offered to those purchasing four or more package-priced events in one order.
Among the highlights of the Center’s star-studded season are:
* Spotlight artists Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bill Engvall, Bernadette Peters, Clint Black, Chris Botti and Dionne Warwick.
* Toe-tapping Broadway classics and popular songs by Michael Feinstein, Mandy Patinkin, Barbara Cook, The Doo-Wop Project and Tommy Tune.
* High-flying dance by Garth Fagan Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Limón Dance Company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
* Soul-shaking jazz by Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio, Chick Corea and Gary Burton, John Pizzarelli Quartet, and McCoy Tyner Quartet with Joe Lovano.
* Awe-inspiring classical music in conjunction with the 25th anniversary season of the Virginia G. Piper Concert Series featuring recitals by pianists Murray Perahia, Jeffrey Kahane and Olga Kern, and concerts by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Zukerman ChamberPlayers; as well as Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel; and Close Encounters with Music.
* Trail-blazing world music by Jogja Hip-Hop Foundation, Paco Peña, Danú, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Jesse Cook.
* Globe-trekking Discovery Series exploring the exhilarating arts of India with performances by Red Baraat, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Chitresh Das Dance Company.
* Story-telling women on stage, including Luciann Lajoie in Date: Interviews with Real People About Internet Dating, Patti Hannon in the Late Nite Catechism comedies, Rita Rudner, Sandra Bernhard and the return of the Off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore.
* Eye-opening theater with Ignite Phoenix No. 13, Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia’s Treasured Stories of Eric Carle, The Cashore Marionettes’ Simple Gifts, Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) and Phantom Limb Company’s 69°S.
* Rib-tickling humor with The Daily Show Live: Indecision Tour 2012, The Capitol Steps, Ira Glass and David Sedaris.
* Heart-warming holidays with The Romeros and Concerto Málaga, A John Waters Christmas and Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold.
* Thought-provoking cinema with Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema and San Francisco Opera’s Grand Opera Cinema Series.
* Community events at Scottsdale Civic Center Park, including La Gran Fiesta with Tiempo Libre, Sunday A’Fair, Native Trails and OrigiNation; Dine Out with the Chefs and the award-winning Scottsdale Arts Festival; and a variety of diverse educational opportunities through the Arts-Connect Series, ASU Concerts at the Center and more.

Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

From Dusk ’til Dawn: Your Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Same bar, same bartender, night after night — what’s the fun in that? Whether you’re planning a memorable evening or more interested in creating a scandalously forgettable night, try something new (with someone new) with this nightlife guide as your source.

From theaters and comedy clubs to bars, clubs and the live music scene, this Scottsdale nightlife guide covers it all:

Entertainment Venues:

Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
(480) 850-7777
talkingstickresort.com
The Comedy Spot Comedy Club
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-4422
thecomedyspot.net
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
4720 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-1664
desertstages.org
Scottsdale Nightlife GuideScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. 2nd St.
(480) 499-TKTS (8587)
scottsdaleperformingarts.org
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St.
(480) 248-2000
hotelvalleyho.com
The Saguaro
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
(480) 308.1100
jdvhotels.com
Studio Movie Grill
15515 N. Hayden Rd.
(480) 991-3106
studiomoviegrill.com
Casino Arizona
524 N. 92nd St.
(480) 850-7777
casinoarizona.com
iPic Theaters
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 483-3232
ipictheaters.com
iPic Theaters, Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Comedy Club
6820 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 882-0730
standupscottsdale.com

Bars & Clubs:

Scottsdale Nightlife GuideW Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 970-2100
wscottsdalehotel.com
Jackrabbit Lounge
4280 N. Drinkwater Blvd., #100
(480) 429-4494
jackrabbitaz.com
Spanish Fly
4341 N. 75th St.
(480) 949-8454
spanishflyscottsdale.com
Myst
7340 E. Shoeman Ln.
(480) 970-5000
mystaz.com
SALT
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., #F-230
(480) 483-3232
thesaltclub.com
Firehouse
4312 N. Brown Ave.
(480) 265-6989
ilovefirehouse.com
Axis-Radius
7340 E. Indian Plaza
(480) 970-1112
axis-radius.com
Mabel’s on Main
7018 E. Main St.
(480) 889-5580
mabelsonmain.com
El Santo
7301 E. Butherus Dr.
(480) 949-8454
elsantocantina.com
The Mint
7373 E. Camelback Rd.
(480) 947-6468
themintaz.com
Salty Senorita
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 946-7258
7540 E. 1st St.
(480) 421-0500
saltysenorita.com
Narcisse
Tea and
Champagne Lounge
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 588-2244
narcisselounge.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide

Live Music Venues:

Culinary Dropout
7135 E. Camelback Rd., #125
(480) 970-1700
foxrc.com
Chaser’s Nightclub
8005 E. Roosevelt St.
(480) 945-4985
chaserslive.net
Kazimierz
World Wine Bar
7137 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) WINE-004 (9463)
kazbar.net
Old Town Tavern
7320 E. Scottsdale Mall
(480) 606-8113
oldtowntavernaz.com
Scottsdale Nightlife GuideThe Venue Scottsdale
7117 E. 3rd Ave.
(480) 945-5551
thevenuescottsdale.com
Martini Ranch
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
(480) 970-0500
martiniranchaz.net
5th and Wine
7051 E. 5th Ave.
(480) 699-8001
5thandwine.com
The Rogue Bar
423 N. Scottsdale Rd.
(480) 947-3580
theroguebar.com
The Roxy Lounge
7443 E. 6th Ave.
(480) 970-1222
theroxyaz.com
Crescent Ballroom
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix
(602) 716-2222
crescentphx.com
Scottsdale Nightlife Guide Scottsdale Nightlife Guide
Center Stage Bar at Hyatt Gainey Ranch
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch
(480) 444-1234
scottsdale.hyatt.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Summer 2012

 

Valentine's Day Events 2012

Valentine's Day Events 2012

Not sure what to do this Valentine’s Day? Here’s a list of Valentine’s day ideas with restaurants and events that are sure to make your date unforgettable.

Table for Two at Different Pointe of View

Valentine's Day Events 2012Why settle this Valentine’s Day for a traditional indoor restaurant when you can have breathtaking views and exceptional cuisine at Different Pointe of View? Enjoy a five-course meal with your choice from four delicious entrée options: Cedar River Grilled Filet Mignon, Pan-seared Pacific Cobia, Citrus-scented Olive Oil Poached Main Lobster, or Seared Muscovy Duck Breast. For dessert, Different Pointe of View is offering a choice between Chocolate Temptation and traditional Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee.

Call (602) 866-6350 for reservations.
5 p.m. seating: $99
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. seating: $110
Wine pairings are an additional $40 per person

Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix
(602) 866-6350
differentpointeofview.com

Pamper Yourself with Rich Treatments of Wine, Roses and Romance

Treat yourself (and your sweetheart) this Valentine’s day with one of the following decadent choices offered by Jurlique Spa at FireSky Resort:

Valentine's Day Events 2012

The Tuscan Wine Therapy Body Treatment — a wine-drenched Italian decadence, featuring a mix of Mediterranean olive oil, crushed grape seeds, blackberry fibers and red wine, it’s available for $125 per person for 60 minutes, including gratuity (regularly $150).

The Rose Harmony Duo pairs a rose-petal soak with a rejuvenating massage, leaving your skin sweet-smelling and petal soft thanks to Jurlique’s signature rose petal body oil. This 90 minute treatment is available for $180 and includes gratuity (regularly $216).

The Sweetheart Chocolate Facial & Lip Scrub marries enticing aromas, hold-and-cold sensations and a relaxing facial massage with the bliss of a milk-and-chocolate antioxidant mask. Available for $135, this 60 minute package includes a peptide-firming System or RAW Man Kit (regularly $194 – $204).

Kimpton’s FireSky Resort and Jurlique Spa
4925 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
(480) 945-7666
fireskyresort.com

Romance in the Desert at El Chorro

Valentine's Day Events 2012This Valentine’s day El Chorro restaurant will feature a menu filled with romantic options. A few of these include: Hearts of Romaine with Lobster Vinaigrette or Roasted Valentine Pepper Bisque with crispy red beets, a Lovebird Duo of pan-roasted chicken breast and leg confit with herb crust; a Center Cut Filet with Sweet(heart) Potato Gratin and Chilean Sea Bass with Wild-for-you Mushroom Ravioli.

For dessert, Chocolate Hearts features a dark chocolate cake served with white chocolate mousse and milk chocolate ganache. All these delicious creations are by Executive Chef Charles Kassels and will be served in charming historic surroundings with spectacular mountain views. A special menu of wine pairings will also be available.

El Chorro
5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley
(480) 948-5170
elchorro.com

Keyboard Conversations With Jeffrey Siegel: “From Heart to Art — The Romantic Music of Franz Liszt”

For the musically inclined, pianist Jeffrey Siegel will be performing romantic compositions by Franz Liszt, including “Liebesträume.” The performance will include a state of the art video display that allows the audience to see the pianist’s hands moving across the keyboard from any seat in the theater. Jeffrey Siegel will converse about each composition after performing it, while offering insight about the composer’s life.

Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket price range: $29 – $39

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 
7380 E. Second St. Scottsdale
(480) 499-8587
scottsdaleperformingarts.org

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Valentine's Day Events 2012This annual event in the historic part of Downtown Glendale celebrates chocolate and romance. With more than 30 chocolate specialty vendors, there is no shortage of this delicious treat. The event will occur at Murphy Park and admission is free.

Friday February 3, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday February 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday February 5,  from noon to 5 p.m.

City of Glendale
(623) 930-2299
glendaleaz.com

Exotic Art Show –  Exotic Phantasmagorical Spectacular

The Exotic Phantasmagorical Spectacular Exotic Art Show will take place on Friday, February 10. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and performances will begin at 8 p.m. This exhibit will showcase sensual, personal, provocative, and audacious art from over 60 artists. The Exotic Phantasmagorical Spectacular Exotic Art Show is the longest running exhibit of erotic and art in the country, so prepare for boundaries to be crossed and the line between performance and spectator to be blurred. Advance tickets highly recommended.

Friday, February 10. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and performances will begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets $20 in advance ~ $25 door
Must be over 21 to attend

Alwun House Gallery and Garden Stage
1204 East Roosevelt Phoenix
(602) 253-7887
alwunhouse.org

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar’s Valentine’s Day Special

Valentine's Day Events 2012A delectable dinner, romantic music and a complimentary rose are all included in District American Kitchen and Wine Bar’s Valentine’s Day special. This three-course feast is filled with delicious options like the Truffled Ricotta Stuffed Rigatoni, Vanilla Butter Poached Lobster, and for dessert, Chocolate Molten Cake with Strawberry Ganache. If you can’t attend on the 14th, don’t worry; their Valentine’s Day menu will be available from Saturday, February 11th through the 14th.

Call (602) 817-5400 for reservations
$49 per person
Wine pairings are an additional $30 per person

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. 3rd Street
(602) 817-5400
districtrestaurant.com

The Saguaro Hosts the I Heart AZ Party

On Saturday, February 11 The Saguaro is hosting an I Heart AZ Party in celebration of both Valentine’s Day and Arizona’s 100th birthday. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Tony Martinez band will be featured, along with wine tasting, a pop-up shop, locally-grown hors d’oeuvres, and a charity kissing booth. The Saguaro’s art exhibitions will have a special show by 3 Car Pile Up, then from 7-10 p.m. the party will continue with music by DJ Melo.

$10 before 7 p.m.
Free after 7 p.m

The Saguaro is also offering special offers this Valentine’s Day:

Dinner and a Movie (Pool View rooms at $351+tax)

  • Distrito Tasting Menu for Two
  • An in-room movie credit
  • Breakfast in bed

A Suite for You and Your Sweetie (Suites at $1,011)

  • Overnight Suite Accommodations
  • In-room couples massage
  • Private Poolside Cabana Dinner with Distrito Valentine’s day Tasting menu & a bottle of champagne
  • Breakfast in bed
The Saguaro
4000 N Drinkwater Boulevard
(480) 308-1100
thesaguaro.com
Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts, AZRE January/February 2009

Public: Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts


SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Developer: City of Scottsdale
Contractor: Howard S. Wright Constructors
Architect: Douglas Architecture & Planning
Size: 24,252 SF
Location: 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale

The $11M renovation is scheduled for a summer 2009 completion. The 10,000 SF Phase I includes improvements to the main atrium, mezzanine addition, west entry remodel and renovation of the box office. Phase II will be a 14,525 SF renovation of the 30-year-old Virginia G. Piper Theater.

AZRE January/February 2009