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Arizona Broadway Theatre April 17th through May 24th PHOENIX • SCOTTSDALE • TEMPE • MESA • CHANDLER • GILBERT • GLENDALE AND MORE


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COMING APRIL 16 THROUGH MAY 30 THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

The Music of the Man in Black ignites the stage in the new Broadway musical RING OF FIRE, featuring over 30 signature songs from the legendary Johnny Cash. The blazing score includes I Walk The Line, Cry, Cry, Cry, I’ve Been Everywhere, Folsom Prison Blues, A Boy Named Sue and of course, Ring Of Fire.

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Somebody/Nobody Spoofs Absurdity of Celebrity By Nicholas Connell

Arizona Theatre Company’s world premiere comedy, Somebody/Nobody by Jane Martin opened last weekend, and the absurdity of a celebrity-obsessed culture was in full view; screwballs and all! This bizarre and funny look at the star maker machinery of Hollywood is right out of the ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’- and the opening night audience loved it! The fairytale fun opens with a character seemingly straight out of The Andy Griffith Show, Loli, played innocently and naively by Jessica Martin. She hails from Flatt, Kansas, has no cleavage, and is lost in the land of “fallen angels”. She just needs her dream to show up, which of course does in the form of movie star Sheena Keener, played grandly by Alexandra Tavares. Alexandra is the center of our attention, much like the Paris Hilton/ Brittany Spears media fodder in these days of celebrity idols. This wild ride with Sheena is full of bugs, daggers, duct tape, vampires, goddesses, sex, sleep, guns, agents, and the usual bipolar obsessions thrown in for laughs. She’s not just your ordinary cinematic whore/victim; she can sleep with shamans too!

But Loli is just getting her feet wet in the Botox/ plastic surgery landscape of La La land, which is so Scottsdale it’s scary. This is her chance to help the celebrity in Sheena “see the light”, which comes in the form of her red state cousin, Jo Don, played like a true caveman by Jeremy Stiles Holm. Jeremy brings the earth and thunder to Loli’s world and rocks our little celebrity Sheena back to her senses. In between, there’s the usual fan obsessed Stalker, played by the vampish Claire Buchignani, who brings a fresh look to an age old problem. She eventually gets run off by the totally Hollywood Hills agent Galaxy, played perfectly by the talented Elizabeth Gilbert. Eventually, all is well that ends well in this roller coaster comedy, as Loli finds fame, Sheena gets her man, and Galaxy’s true identity is revealed for Monday night’s dirty laundry on Channel 3. Somebody/ Nobody is a razor sharp look at celebrity, fame, the culture of idols, and is full of good laughs. No wonder John Cusack wrote “Celebrity is death, celebrity, that’s the worst thing that can happen to an actor.” Now put on your sunglasses and let’s party like rock stars! For tickets, call (602) 256-6995 or go online at arizonatheatre.org.


Theatre 4301 April 11 Saturday 4pm The Red Rocks Music Festival will present a fun-filled family concert featuring festival musicians, Un Corazon Flamenco and children’s stories, narrated by radio and television personality Michael Dixon, with music composed by David Yang. The Red Rocks Music Festival educates, engages, and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of leading Arizona musicians and world acclaimed artists.

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Inhabit – Spring Finale Presented by CONDER/dance Tempe Center for the Arts April 10 Friday 8pm CONDER/dance’s Season Finale always finds a way to delight, excite, and inspire audience members from all walks of life. Inhabit will feature guest artist works by Stephanie Nugent and Stephen Koester as well as works by company member Aaron McGloin and Artistic Director Carley Conder. A visceral, exhilarating dance concert sure to capture audiences’ hearts and minds, Inhabit explores the ways in which our ideas of home are defined by tradition, impermanence, beginnings, and endings. Special guest appearance by Canyon Movement Company from Flagstaff makes this a season finale not to be missed.

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Dodging Bullets Presented by ASU Herberger College of the Arts Lyceum Theatre April 10-11 & 17-18 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm David Barker is a theatre professor in the ASU Herberger College School of Theatre and Film. On April 10–11 and 17–18 he performs Dodging Bullets, a moving meditation on life and death. Barker wrote the solo show following the events of the summer of 2004. While on sabbatical, his intention was to develop a new solo show; a personal, soul-searching exploration marking the milestone of turning 50. Nothing happened until July 6, at 12:15 p.m. in an upscale Boston suburb, when Barker’s then brother-in-law – a successful brain surgeon – tried to kill Barker and his sister as Barker’s 16 year-old niece watched. Barker retells these horrific events in Dodging Bullets, a story that also explores the declining health of his parents. Ben Tyler directs.

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Visit the Chase Ticket Marketplace on ShowUp. com for discount tickets and special offers. This weeks “hot seat” is CATS presented by ASU Gammage. Through April 12 Thursday – Friday 7:30pm Thursday - Friday 7:30pm Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday 2pm & 7pm Regular Price: $64, 24 Discount Price: $38, $17 Midnight. Not a sound from the pavement. Suddenly an explosion of music and lights reveals a larger than life junkyard. Probing car lights tear across the darkened landscape of bottles and boxes, briefly catching the darting image of a running feline. Tonight is the one special night each year when the tribe of Jellicle Cats reunites to celebrate who they are. This is the story of CATS. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS won seven 1983 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Lighting, and Best Costumes. Now that it has been seen by more than 8,250,000 audience members, it is time to introduce CATS to a new generation.

Amy Pennock and Reva Shaw Fiddlers Dream Coffeehouse April 11 Saturday 8pm Sunday A’Fair – Chris Alcaraz Walt Richardson and the Peaceful Warriors Scottsdale Civic Center Mall April 12 Sunday Noon – 4:30pm Tokyo String Quartet ASU Herberger College of the Arts April 13 Monday 7:30pm Musician Close-Up The Phoenix Symphony Borders Books - Biltmore April 13 Monday 7pm

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AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 2, Issue 15 April 9th, 2008 Publisher / Editor Brian Muir brian.muir@azweeklymagazine.com Art Director Kevin Kelley kevin.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Office Manager Tami Kelley tami.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Staff Writer Kevin Lambert kevin.lambert@azweeklymagazine.com Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle kim.naugle@azweeklymagazine.com Staff Fashion Writer Kinsey Schofield kinsey.schofield@azweeklymagazine.com SALES STAFF Nick Connell Senior Accounts Manager nick.connell@azweeklymagazine.com Brian Schreiner Director of Business Development brian.schreiner@azweeklymagazine.com Ryan Hubbell ryan.hubbell@azweeklymagazine.com Christina Forrester christina.forrester@azweeklymagazine.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS David McIntyre • Chad Haire Krista Norsworthy • Victor P. Mariscal THE NIGHTOWL Brent Diggins & Efia Moore brent.diggins@azweeklymagazine.com

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Setting Down in a HOT LZ Miss Saigon Comes to Arizona Broadway Theatre

Peoria- The Vietnam War is the setting for Miss Saigon, the upcoming musical at the Arizona Broadway Theatre scheduled to run from April 17th through May 24th. This classic love story, based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly, is brought up-to-date with music and lyrics by Alan Boubil and ClaudeMichael Schönberg (the creators of Les Misérables), with an English translation by Richard Maltby, Jr. It is a story of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Miss Saigon is an epic, daring pop opera that gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong singers an opportunity to shine in show-stopping numbers like “I Still Believe,” “Why God Why?” and “The American Dream.” “Cassandra Klaphake (ABT’s Casting Director and Artistic Producer) has assembled a cast almost entirely new to the Phoenix area,” commented Joseph Martinez, the show’s director. Because it is such a specific cast, Klaphake and Artistic Associate Kurtis W. Overby auditioned over 300 actors last December in New York City. “We needed to find an actress with just the right amount of youthful innocence and fiery spirit for the role of Kim,” Overby stated. “I’m guessing almost a third of the girls we saw at this audition wanted to play Kim.” The one to win the part was New York-based actress EJ Zimmerman, who makes her debut at the ABT. Zimmerman was most recently seen in the National Tour of Avenue Q (Christmas Eve u/s). Returning to the ABT stage as the April 9th - April 15th, 2009

American soldier, Chris, is Jason Paul (Cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde, Brigadoon); and Mark DiConzo (Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol, Cabaret) returns as the sly and manipulative Engineer. Arizona Broadway Theater is located at 7701 West Paradise Lane in Peoria. For more information, call (623) 776-8400 or log onto www. azbroadwaytheatre.com

Q & A with Miss Saigon Director Joe Martinez AZ Weekly: The first thing we want to ask is what everyone talks about with Miss Saigon; the helicopter: will there be one? Joe Martinez: That does seem to be everyone’s first question. Last year, when we announced that we were doing Miss Saigon, it was the first thing people asked. Let me begin by saying that Miss Saigon is an amazing story. But like many of the huge Broadway shows of the 1980s, it became synonymous with “spectacle”: no one remembered the storyline or the amazing music. It has been interesting to see how companies around the country are producing these mammoth shows once they leave Broadway, since audiences have come to expect certain things. No one thought that

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Les Misérables could be done without the turntable and barricade. Many companies have succeeded in making these shows work on a smaller scale, and the audiences have actually reacted differently to these shows because they are able to focus on the other elements, such as the story and the music. So, to answer your question, I can say that in the ABT production of Miss Saigon, the audience will know that they are in the presence of a helicopter during the performance. I’m not going to say how. You’ll just have to come and see how we make it happen! AZW: So, with the challenges that these musicals provide, why do you think so many companies decide to do them? JM: I can’t speak for other theatre companies, but I can tell you why ABT does them. The majority of our audience is composed of baby boomers on up, and they are familiar with the popular standard musicals: Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, to name a couple. However, we also want to introduce our audiences to other quality works, and so we integrate these shows into our schedule. Every season, we do at least one show that might be familiar to people only by name. They may have heard of it, but have never seen it or know anything about it. In the past, ABT has produced an amazing assortment of titles in an educational sense. Jekyll and Hyde comes to mind right away as a 90’s pop musical that many have heard of but have never experienced. In our second season, we did a

production of La Cage aux Folles that people still talk about today when they come to the theatre. We hope that audience members’ positive response to these shows gives us the opportunity to produce more shows like Miss Saigon or next season’s Phantom. AZW: As the director for this production, how much influence do you have in the casting of the show, and are you excited about the cast you have for this production?


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JM: Yeah, this is an exciting cast to be working with. It reminds me of the first show we did at ABT (Anything Goes) in that everyone in the cast was new to us. With Miss Saigon, if I remember correctly, there are only two local actors in this production—

hundreds of people over a three-day period. Cassandra is in charge of casting for ABT. Since she and I have worked together and known each other for so long, we are always on the same page when it comes to the needs of filling these roles. And as a performer, Cass really understands the voice and the demands required of eight performances a week. She really knows what to listen for to make sure they have the stamina to do all the performances over the run of a show. AZW: What can we expect to see at this performance that we didn’t see when this production toured to the Gammage Theatre? JM: Well, I don’t know what the tour

of the best pop scores ever written. The music and story line will be the main focuses. When the audience leaves, they will remember not only the helicopter, but also the amazing performances that these very talented actors have given. AZW: Tell us a little about putting together a show like Miss Saigon. JM: Well, it all starts about a year before the actors arrive. Once the

both of whom are new to ABT. There are six returning actors from previous productions and everyone else (all out-of-towners) is working for ABT for the first time. All of the new actors were found at an audition call held in New York City that Cassandra Klaphake, ABT’s Artistic Producer, and Kurtis W. Overby, Artistic Associate/Choreographer, attended at the end of last year. They saw

did or didn’t do. I saw this show on Broadway way back when, and like other audience members, I remember the spectacle of it. I know the tour ended up doing less than was done in the Broadway show, but it still used projections, mostly for the helicopter (that dang topic keeps coming up doesn’t it?). Because the entire show is sung, it is important to me that the audience can follow it and enjoy one AZWeeklyMagazine.com

shows are picked and the director has been hired, meetings are set up to get everyone thinking about the look and feel of the show. At this time, the director and the designers (set, lighting, costume, props and sound) do their research and present their ideas for the producers. These meetings last until the opening of the production. At each meeting, new or modified ideas are presented. They’re fun to be in, but sometimes can get a little tense, because everyone has the right answers! But it always comes down to what is best for the production and our audiences. Casting is done throughout the year and they (the cast) arrive in Arizona two and a half weeks before the show opens. Rehearsals are an intense process as well. Since this show is all music, a majority of rehearsal time over the first few days is just music. We rehearse eight hours a day, six days a week. It’s an exciting process that has a great pay off with opening night and for the entire run. I always liken it to a sports team; we work hard as a team with one common goal. The only difference: at the end, everybody wins. April 9th - April 15th, 2009

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The 9thAnnual Phoenix Film Festival Impresses Guests

Randy Montgomery, AZ Weekly Film Critic

By Stan Robinson   From the moment that Chris LaMont (President and Co-Founder) and Jason Carney (Festival Director) delivered their opening, heartfelt thank you for support, the attendees of the 9th Annual Phoenix Film Festival were treated to a unique, outstanding experience. The festival staff and over 200 volunteers had a system in place that virtually took care of every need. The bustling activity reminded me of movie sets; I’m betting this stems from the fact that both Chris and Jason are filmmakers.   Of the films and events of the festival, these are my high points and my favorites:   An animated lead-in that ran before

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE BIGGIES Top Grossing Movies from April 3rd through April 5th 1-FAst and Furious (Universal) $72.5 Million 2-Monsters vs. Aliens (Dreamworks) $33.5 Million 3-The Haunting In Connecticut (Lionsgate) $9.5 Million 4-Knowing (Summit) $8.1 Million 5-I Love You, Man (Paramount) $7.8 Million Source: Box Office Mojo

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The Poker Club, co-written, coproduced, and starring Johnathon Schaech, who answered questions after the film.  This was his 4th Phoenix Film Festival appearance!   The documentary I Know a Woman Like That, directed by Elaine Madsen and featuring extraordinary women ages 64 to 94 who continue to pursue life events when people most retire. The documentary was produced by her daughter Virginia Madsen, who currently stars in The Haunting in Connecticut.  

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Rogen Rage Makes Observe and Report a Laugh Riot

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Fast & Furious: Hotties, Heroine, and Horsepower

By Stan Robinson   This fourth installment takes us back to the streets where it all began, with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker rejoining Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.  A crime involving “someone” who is close to both FBI agent Brian O’Conner (Walker) and fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) brings the two, who were once friends, back to L.A.  They are forced to form an uneasy alliance as they both want to take down the local drug kingpin for different reasons.  The chase is on, from convoy heists to precision underground tunnel chases across international lines, as they try to find the best way to get revenge and push the limits of what’s possible behind the wheel of fast cars. The driving stunts and special effects are unbelievable, and if you’re new to the Fast & Furious films, get your popcorn and favorite beverage, and go along for a heck of a ride!  

customer while dreaming of the day when he can swap his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put to the test when a flasher strikes the mall. His singleminded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the equally competitive Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) of the Conway Police, and Ronnie is confronted with the challenge of not only catching the flasher, but also getting him before the real cops do!

Over the past few decades, membership and the number of active Camorra “clans” has grown exponentially. There is an estimated 6,700 members in over 100 clans. While the origin of the Camorra is not quite known, their existence dates back centuries. Over the past few decades, violence has escalated. The Camorra has killed more people than any other crime organization, resulting in 4,000 deaths in just the past thirty years, or three people per day, on average.

disposed of improperly, mixed with other waste/chemicals and/or is burned, resulting in high levels of toxicity in the ground, water, and air. Gomorra, a new film being released by IFC Films, tells the story of several different individuals and clans battling for control in regions of Naples. The movie is based on a book written by Roberto Saviano who has since received a permanent police escort in response to death threats from crime bosses angry at his exposé. Gomorra was Italy’s official submission to the 81st Annual Academy Awards® this year for consideration in the Best Foreign

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The area of Scampia lies in the far north end of Naples and is the hub of Camorra activity. It has been called “the biggest drugpushing locality in the world,” and home to some of the most Ciro Petrone as Circo and Marco Macor as Marco in GOMORRA directed by deadly Matteo Garrone. Photo credit: Mario Spada. An IFC Films release. mafia wars ever Language Film Category. It has also recorded. The Camorra now controls won Grand Prize at the Cannes Film garbage collection in the region, Festival and recipient of numerous which has resulted in a 20% increase European film awards. in cancer reports. Garbage often is

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30 Years of Volunteering Finally Pays Off Maricopa Counties Best Entertainment Deal Goes Extreme

Live Sharks swimming with a woman. Rides that spin at over 3gs, three times the speed of sound. A man in a straight jacket dangling in air, trying to get out. Flying Motorcycles flipping backwards while screaming through the air. Someone inside a balloon. A dude on a one wheeled bicycle with flaming torches, razor sharp knives and clubs flying above his head. People jumping from 65’ in the air attached to a rubber band. Fire Eating. One Pound Corn Dogs. Nearly 2000 animals competing. It’s all extreme, only at the Maricopa County Fair, and at an extremely low price! Do you like to laugh? Do you enjoy seeing shows with trained animals, comedy jugglers, a man get inside a balloon and even live sharks? How about walking through an amazing amateur art gallery? Are you into shopping for the latest gadgets and gizmos? Do you get a kick out of seeing art created by children? Can you imagine strolling through an exhibit packed with fun facts about Arizona and its agricultural heritage? Are you up to the challenge of a live game show? Have you ever witnessed a nine year old take their Poland China through showmanship? Are you ready to take spin on the tilt-a-whirl? If you answered yes to any of the above questions – you’re ready for the Extremely Ag-Citing Maricopa County Fair! The fair is gearing up for an enormously thrilling, fun-filled five days and nights! Shows that thrill, animals with skill and fun for real are all in store for fairgoers and all for less than the price of a movie! Without question, the Maricopa County Fair is the best values for your entertainment dollars. There are discounts for buying tickets early. You can see hours upon hours of family entertainment – all included with your admission. You can even attend the fair for FREE thanks to radio station KDKB’s 93.3 ~ Free Til Three. The fair wouldn’t be complete without

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all the finger-licking delectable food and the scream inducing smile generating carnival rides! From turkey legs to kettle corn, from corn dogs to ice cream, leave the diets at home and come out and enjoy all the fair has to offer. MMMM, funnel cake! If thrills are your thing, head to the carnival to enjoy all your favorite rides. Be it holding hands on the Ferris Wheel or holding onto your hat on the roller coaster, there is something for everyone. This year the fair is reaching further out to the community and including great organizations that will bring information and help to our Fair guest. The Maricopa County Fair has teamed up with Pink 365 to launch the first annual Health and Wellness Festival, a festival in the middle of a fair, aimed at families lacking healthcare insurance. Mammograms, children’s immunizations, and blood pressure checks are just some of the services that Pink 365 will host. Over 30 organizations will be present to offer information and resources for families in need of health and wellness services. The Health and Wellness Festival will take place Saturday April 18 from 10am to 7pm. If you’d like more information please visit our Health and Wellness Festival page. Breaking Up Walls A Unity Art Project has become a part of the fair with a special Breaking Up Walls exhibit division. Art projects created by participants of the program will be on display during the fair. On Wednesday there will be a reception to raise funds for Breaking up walls. Be sure to click the link to the right to get information on the project and how to become involved or participate in the program. Youth all over the county have been hard at work for months on their animal projects. The fair is the culmination of their efforts. If you have never seen a young person exhibiting an animal in a show ring – it’s something to behold! Pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, chickens, rabbits and cavy (what’s a cavy – visit the fair to find out!) will all be there, will you?

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First ever Honoree, Fritzi Collins to receive Hall of Fame Award Saturday, April 18 Phoenix (March 31, 2009) – Most people measure Hall of Fame status in dedication, effort and accomplishments. The Maricopa County Fair is no different. Each year, hundreds of folks come together to support the Fair and its traditions. Most of these people work long hours and fulfill job responsibilities that include everything from cleaning up after animals (and people,) to balancing the books to working with the public. Most of these people do it for little or no money or recognition. Most of these people do it for the kids. Fritzi Collins has been doing it for the kids since the mid-1970’s, returning to the Maricopa County Fair each year. Currently the assistant superintendent of the sheep department, she works with children who enter their animals in the Fair, teaching them about responsibility, pride, and dedication. Children bring the sheep they’ve raised and trained to be judged and often, sold at the Fair. Collins describes their experience as a “24 hour-a-day job where they learn reading, writing, and arithmetic.” By the time they reach Collins and the Fair, they’ve spent months learning how to feed and care for their animals, and how to budget and balance their costs. At the Fair, they demonstrate their accomplishments and develop leadership and public speaking skills by answering questions by the public and judges. “They not only train the animal, they train themselves,” states Collins. After working with so many children year after year, Collins relishes watching them mature and return with their families. “I see children who are real handfuls and really don’t want to mind, and all of a sudden they’re grown up and they’re responsible,” she says. While many may describe Collins as tough but fair, she prefers to focus on her reliability in being there for the kids. Whether it’s a “sassy” or a shy child, Collins is there to help them get the most out of their Fair experience.

Her influence in their lives is farreaching, as many kids she’s worked with in the past bring their children to her so that they can learn the same lessons. She estimates she’s been to more than 60 weddings over the past thirty years of kids she’s worked with through the Maricopa County Fair and other youth programs for which she volunteers. The inaugural Hall of Fame Award was created to honor people who go above and beyond the call of duty. “The award honors those who give so much of themselves, their time, wisdom and effort to the Maricopa County Fair, its youth and its programs,” explains Executive Director Karen Searle. Collins was selected to be the first ever recipient due to her longtime commitment to the Fair and the fact that “she embodies the Fair’s mission of inspiring leadership and education in our youth,” adds Executive Director Michael Searle. Collin prefers, however, to share the spotlight with the other Fair volunteers. “There are a whole of a lot of people who are generous with their time to put that Fair on,” she states. True, perhaps, but because of her example and dedication to children, she will be the first to receive the honor at Noon on Saturday, April 18 at the fairgrounds. The event will also announce the 2009 recipient of the “Super Superintendent” award which honors exceptional service and commitment during the current Fair. The Extremely Ag-Citing County Fair offers fantastic family fun and entertainment at an amazing value. For less than the price of a movie, you and your family can spend the day viewing unique shows and exhibits, watching livestock shows, testing your knowledge in the Arizona Ag & Ewe exhibit, and learning about sharks at the Live Shark Experience. In addition, Fairgoers can see firsthand the impact and importance of agriculture in our county. Through the Fair and its various programs, including school tours, scholarships, the Read to Ride Program and the Special Program for At-Risk Kids (S.P.A.R.K.), children can learn about farming, livestock, showmanship and responsibility. For more details, visit the website at www. maricopacountyfair.org or call 602252-0717.


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It’s refreshing to find a restaurant that was created from head-to-toe as a way to introduce the spirit of a culture to the customer. For this reason, The Dhaba Café in Tempe is without a doubt one of the best India food restaurants in the Valley. Providing guests with food and an ambiance that directly concentrates on bringing a particular region of Northern India (Punjab) to life, The Dhaba Café is a must dine for Indian foodies. Owner Raveen Arora, Manager Tony Felsianes, and Executive Chef Talwinder Dhaliwal have combined to offer superb food and service at stop 26 on the Metro Light Rail off of Apache Blvd in Tempe. They have stayed true to their accommodating cultural vision by providing fine dining Punjabi cuisine that is accessible to the everyday person at no more than $15 per menu item. Punjabi food is a melting pot of cuisines from Afghanistan, Persia, and parts of Asia. In India and Pakistan, highways are filled with roadside restaurants called Dhabas’. These eateries are popular stops for truck drivers and local people. Dhabas’ are traditionally filled with cots (chaarpal in Hindi), and were the inspiration for the name of the restaurant. Arora and crew named the restaurant after these truck stops in hopes that guests would be able to feel casual while eating fine food.

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The house salad is was filled with fresh mango, red peppers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, and topped with delicious mango vinaigrette. Main courses are like those typically found in fine dining restaurants in Northern India. The Dhaba lamb curry is filled with perfectly tender meat blended with spices, a cauliflower and a potato spiced ‘dish of the day’, or allogobhi in Hindi. The numberdar saag chicken is perfectly spiced and blended with spinach. All the tastes are accompanied by a spiced up balsmati rice that mixes well with all the other flavors. The menu items cooked in the tandoor ovens are a way for someone to truly capture the specific taste and specialty of the Punjabi region. The chicken cooked in the tandoor is delicious, but has slightly milder flavors than the rest of the meal. Traditional Indian food is usually served with naan or bread, which can be used to soak up curry or accompany your meal. The garlic naan is perfectly cooked and flavored with a good amount of garlic that beautifully balances the contrast of the bread’s flavor. Going to eat at the Dhaba Cafe and not getting desert would be letting yourself down. Unlike other Indian deserts, which can be a little to unique for some pallets, the desserts here are as delightfully pleasing on the eye as they are in your mouth, and Tony makes a new specialty, aftermeal delicacy every day. Overall, the restaurant is a must taste. Hop on the light-rail or simply drive to the slightly hidden Dhaba Café for a culinary experience outside of a typical Indian buffet. While you’re there, check out The India Plaza Grocery Store that attaches to it. Here you can find spices and specialty items you can’t find at many places in The Valley. Dhaba Café 1876 E Apache Blvd Tempe (480) 446-2824

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Looking for a hot, urban vibe in cool surroundings? Champagne lovers won’t want to miss ‘Bubbles & Bliss’, on Tuesday, April 14th from 7 – 10pm, an event that boasts the Asian cuisine and visual flavor of Sushi Roku, one of the hip new restaurants in the Valley at the W Scottsdale. A poolside version of the Festival afterglow will be held at the Hotel Valley Ho on Wednesday, April 15th from 7 – 10pm. Including sizzling

hors d’oeuvres and unique cocktails created by innovative mixologists, ‘On the Rocks’ will feature drinks from Cruzan Rum and Polynesian fare from Trader Vic’s. The Mondrian Scottsdale will hold its own ‘On the Rocks’ on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30– 9:30pm. This impressive hotel has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “an oasis of cool in the desert.” For more information, visit www. ScottsdaleCulinaryFestival.org. W Scottsdale 7277 E. Camelback Rd. Hotel Valley Ho 6850 E. Main St. Mondrian Scottsdale 7353 E. Indian School Rd. www.scottsdaleculinaryfestival. org

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Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner – Presented by SRP Earthwise Seven James Beard award-winning chefs from around the country prepare a six-course meal complete with carefully selected wine pairings. Experience this oncein-a-lifetime collaborative dinner in the company of true artisans. ● Tuesday, April 14, 6 PM ● The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa ● Capacity: 125 ● $200 per person

Bubbles & Bliss An uber chic tasting event that far transcends your average night out. Sip on bubbly provided and sample buzz-worthy Asian cuisine by Sushi Roku, all at Shade, the hip, open-air nightlife lounge at W Scottsdale. ● Tuesday, April 14, 7 – 10 PM ● W Scottsdale ● Capacity: 200 ● $40 per person

Chef Tribute Dinner The Valley’s most beloved chefs come together during this extraordinary tribute dinner that recognizes their exceptional culinary accomplishments. Acclaimed national food writer John Mariani will share insight into culinary trends. ● Wednesday, April 15, 6 – 9 PM ● J&G Steakhouse ● Capacity: 125 ● $125 per person until March 6, 2009; $150 after

“On the Rocks” Relax in a tropical paradise poolside with cocktails from Cruzan Rum. Enjoy refreshing drinks and island entertainment while sampling the best in Polynesian fare from Trader Vic’s. ● Wednesday, April 15, 7 – 10 PM ● Hotel Valley Ho Pool ● Capacity: 150 ● $40 per person

Culinary Hall of Fame Awards Dinner™ This much-anticipated, Oscars-style awards dinner honors culinary aficionados selected for induction in the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame. See it live at Wrigley Mansion during a fabulous dinner, and take the opportunity to mingle with past winners. ● Thursday, April 16, 6:30 PM ● Wrigley Mansion ● Capacity: 200 ● $125 per person until March 6, 2009; $150 after

“On the Rocks” Looking for a sophisticated outing with a hot, urban vibe? Look no further than this mixologist event that’s a libation lover’s delight. Experience sizzling hors d’oeuvres and cool cocktails hand-created by inventive mixologists. ● Thursday, April 16, 6:30 – 9:30 PM ● Mondrian Scottsdale ● Capacity: 125 ● $40 per person

Eat, Drink, & Be Pretty Party Dress to impress at this fashion-forward food and wine tasting. The weekend kickoff soiree features live entertainment, dancing, music and a runway show that’s a feast for the eyes. Fashion mavens, prepare to swoon. ● Friday, April 17 from 7 – 11 PM ● Scottsdale Center for the Arts ● Capacity: 1,200 ● $60 in advance, $70 at the door

Cooks & Corks™ – Presented by the Viking Experience Spice things up at this two-day culinary affair showcasing cooking demos from some of the nation’s hottest chefs, including Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network stars. Select Valley restaurants will offer a delectable assortment of food paired with a flavorful wine selection. ● Saturday & Sunday, April 18-19 from Noon – 4:30 PM ● Scottsdale Center for the Arts ● Capacity: 700 each day ● $75 per person Saturday, $65 per person Sunday

GAP (Great Arizona Picnic™) Sample food from 50+ restaurants, and enjoy cooking demonstrations from local and national chefs. Taste vodka-inspired drinks at the Absolut Bistro, Mexican food and Patron margaritas at Camarones Margarita Village. Dance to rocking music performed by bands on two main stages. ● Saturday, April 18, from Noon – 10 PM ● Sunday, April 19, from Noon – 6 PM ● Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza ● Capacity: Unlimited ● $10 per person

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Wine Country Brunch™ An elegant yet unpretentious country-themed brunch buffet complemented by select wines. A parade of incredible silent auction items kicks off this Sunday outing. ● Sunday, April 19, from 11 AM – 2 PM ● InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa ● Capacity: 300 ● $65 per person

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E-mail Address: phishbone311@ yahoo.ie Web Site(s):myspace.com/ el_pescado72 Where and when do you spin? I am at the Vig every Friday and Saturday from 9pm-1am and the District at the Sheraton downtown on Thursday from 5-9pm. I DJ and promote Cheap Thrills at the Black Forest Mill on the last Saturday of every month. Beginning on May 24th, William Reed, Jared Alan, Jen Deveroux and I will be hosting Adult Swim on the Wyndham rooftop pool downtown…here we go again. How did you get started in the industry? Beginning in high school, I played lead guitar with a number of local bands, including The Tragic and Extremes of Violet. I moved into DJ work when a friend asked me to throw a play list, and I had all of the music for it. That job spawned several others, and I’m still at it today.

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What’s the funniest thing that ever happened while performing? There are a number of things, most of which we can’t put in print. What’s the biggest misconception people have about DJs? I’m not sure, ask your girlfriend. What will people hear when they listen to your music? I play an eclectic mix of indieelectro, downtempo mixed with my personal favorites. I’d say that I’m all over the board, depending upon the venue. If there were a “Golden Rule” for being a DJ, what would it be? Do not kill the dance floor!!! Keep in tune with your audience. Your favorite place to play? I just enjoy playing music anywhere, anytime. From club gigs, to late-night downtown shindigs to rooftop sunset serenades… I love my job.

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The Night Owl If you have an entertainment event or item to include in “The Night Owl” send to brent.diggins@azweeklymagazine.com “The Night Owl” will cover restaurants, clubs, bars, celebrities, music and other miscellaneous events.

BY BRENT DIGGINS AND EFIA MOORE Last weekend was the “weekend of music.” All over the Valley and state, music took center stage and a number of great performances took place from large festivals to intimate productions. The Night Owls hit a few of them so keep reading to hear our take on the music, and to find out what else happened, is happening and will happen in the Valley of the Sun. Tempe Music Festival: I was expecting big things from this year’s Tempe Music Festival and I wasn’t disappointed. This year’s festival featured real bands; you know those who play their own instruments and write their own songs, and I always believe this is the best formula for a true music festival. One thing about this event was that it attracted all ages and music lovers from older Tom Morello fans from his Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave days to teenagers out to see AllAmerican Rejects. However, while this can be seen as good in the eyes of some who enjoy all facets of music, it left others a bit antsy wondering when a band of their liking would play next. Another cool feature was the variety of the line-up, as local garage bands played before local popular bands that played before time-tested rock stars. All in all the entire crowd was well-behaved and having a great time, minus the gale force winds on Friday. The highlight of the two day festival include Morello’s The Nightwatchmen who played a quick but dynamic set, All-American Rejects who can always move a crowd with their power-pop, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers who are a guaranteed success in Arizona, and Shiny Toy Guns who I’ve never seen. When I think of Tempe Music Festival, I never know what to think as the line-ups, crowd and results are varied. I’m still not completely outof-my-mind on this festival, and don’t think that they’ve hit their sweet-spot yet, but look forward to see how it evolves. They obviously have a lot of money to spend, but I’m waiting for the day when they take everything, judge the Arizona crowd and put something together that is a “wow.” Overall it was about a B, but that is a better grade than I’ve given it in the past. Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival: One music festival that knows what they are doing and does it well is the smaller Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival. Unlike the Tempe Music Festival which tries to reach the masses, the Glendale Jazz and Blues Festival just focuses on what they know, and attracts a great crowd. They made it even easier to find the music you like by having separate blues stages and jazz

stages. The crowd at this festival is older, it is lively, it is a bit more fun, and the peoplewatching is top-notch. From horns to blazing guitars, the bands were excellent and ranged from popular locals like Big Pete Pearson to legends like Charlie Musselwhite who I haven’t seen since he played a bit with Ben Harper. Adding to the atmosphere is the unique (for Arizona) downtown Glendale which features a variety of restaurants and shops. This is definitely one of my top events of the year, and while it isn’t appealing to all, it is something that is becoming regarded as one of the top festivals in its space. I give this year’s festival a solid A-; keep your eyes peeled for next year’s. New 18+ Club: Looking to find that niche, Aron Mezo, the mind behind the now deceased e4, has opened after-hours club Afterlife, which is located in the same space as e4. While the space is largely unchanged, the goal is. Seeing a void for after-hours places to wind down, Afterlife will be offering patrons a dining menu from neighbor Cin-cin Bistro, a coffee bar, entertainment, a smoker lounge with hooka stations, novelty gaming like blackjack and craps, “The Rock Room” which hopes to capture the “vibe of a Kid Rock video shoot in underground Prague,” and “The Aqua Room” which will feature up tempo music, dancing girls and shots of o2. Mezo is always a step ahead of everyone else by thinking of ideas to fill a void, and this is no different. I’m not sure how successful it will be, but I’m sure he’s already got the Scottsdale party crowd on the train. I’m going to be there soon to give it a visit and I’ll let you know the first hand experience. If you get there before us, Tweet us @bdiggs and @mindspazzer and let us know what you think. Of note, this non-alcohol serving spot is open to those 18 and over and will be open Friday and Saturday nights from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. Night Owl News & Notes: Gavin DeGraw at Martini Ranch was PACKED and for good reason, this guy is an extremely talented songwriter and performer; Springsteen was good but left some feeling a bit eh (this isn’t the East Coast after all); local radio station KSLX and night spot Skye have teamed up to promote a concert series featuring cover bands of popular acts including tributes to U2, Queen, Elton John and Billy Joel and Neil Diamond; KAZIMIERZ World Wine Bar is hosting DJ Mantis Claw on Wednesdays from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Be safe, be a good person. Till next time…

Brent Diggins is a freelance writer, Valley resident and PR professional at Mindspace, a Valley public relations, marketing and advertising firm. He has been involved in many aspects of the Valley social scene, and considers himself on expert on many things of great global importance, including having a good time. You can reach him at brent.diggins@azweeklymagazine.com.

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Most people are not aware of this, but the game we know as pool was once referred to as pocket billiards - or just billiards - until the 19th century. When gamblers would “pool” their money to bet remotely on horse races, they would do so in “pool rooms,” which served as parlors. Billiard tables were installed to help people pass time between races, but over time these tables became known as ‘pool’ tables. Playing pool is a common pastime, with tournaments being held across the globe on a big enough scope that the matches are shown on ESPN. If you need pool playing equipment that will satisfy your needs as a player, casual or otherwise, the G Cue Billiard Store in Tempe is the place for you. As the owner of G Cue Billiards, Robert Mallen is determined to cater to the individual player. He will always provide first-class customer service, as well as knowledge and education on every pool product he has so the buyer can make an informed decision about a purchase. His patrons will usually leave the store saying, “I never knew that April 9th - April 15th, 2009

competitive, and do not charge sales tax for cues and cases. Prices for cues start at $35, with the most-expensive at $3,800. The selection of cues varies from plain, collectible, limited and special editions, numbered, and one-of-a-kinds. The numerous brands include McDermott, Viking, Lucasi, Joss, Jacoby, Schon, Samsara, Predator, Poison, Stealth, Players, and Elite. Coming soon, G Cue will offer hand-painting to customize cues. G Cue also carries a wide selection of cue cases including Instroke and Whitten. Since it is a billiards store, G Cue sells pool tables, with Peter Vitalie and Andrew Gille among the brands it offers. Although they start at $6,000, these high-end tables come with Simonis 860 cloth and Aramith pro billiards, which are premium quality, and $1,000 worth of free upgrades. G Cue will provide full cue repair service, complete pool table service (will move or recover whatever you need), and any pool supplies you can imagine.

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Mallen is emphatic on making G Cue more than a billiards store. For example, G Cue promotes a local artist named Larisa who does original pencil drawings, so bring in a photo of yourself shooting pool when you decide to visit. G Cue also offers game room art, darts, and dart supplies (will sell boards soon), billiard lighting by Toltec, Bobbleballs (egg-shaped balls for a bowling-like variant of pool), exotic chalkers (pocket chalkers made from wood and exotic skins such as snakeskin, Cayman island lizard, python, rattlesnake, shark, ostrich leg, and mammoth tusk ivory), and game room furniture.

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Dear Coach Lea, I am having a tough time - as I no longer find my girlfriend of 3 years attractive anymore. She has put on 30 llbs, quit wearing make-up and is living in sweats and my t-shirts. I have tried to talk to her but it just makes her cry. She is upset with me now that I am taking sex off the table. I know this sounds shallow and I don’t mean it to but I frankly

Dear Fence Sitter, Thank you for your candor—your situation is NOT unique and it is one that I hear over and over again. Many women let themselves go once they slip into relationship status. I realize that men are VISUAL and most women do not understand that. This situation is not about you----your girlfriend is not liking herself right now and therefore is not feeling sexy-- that is why all of this has manifested. Women’s weight gain can be brought on by a few different things: such as genetics, hormones

and psychological self-sabotage. Encourage her to seek professional help to figure out the situation and give her a little encouragement. Remember you cannot fix, save or change anyone—ultimately it is her decision. Let me know how things progress… Coach Lea

Dear Brainiac,

I admit that there are a few shallow men in Scottsdale who seem to like the Barbie doll look and not much else—but there are also some fabulous men who love smart ambitious women. Men are visual and you are not feeling good about yourself and your weight… (Men Dear Lea, like curves but not bulges--- lose the weight for you and you alone). I have been divorced for 3 years and I am 42 years old and want to When you feel good about yourself start dating. The problem is that I the men will come. There is nothing sexier than a woman who exudes have put on 15 lbs. that I can’t get confidence. Being Sexy starts in the rid of and I can’t see me being one brain—verbal bantering is sexier of these anorexic skinny divorcees running around Scottsdale. than a wet t -shirt any day. By the Summer is approaching and I would way—treat yourself to an awesome pair of heels…--- your weight won’t love to meet someone special for be a problem as they always fit and a nice romance. It seems that the men around here prefer the skinny, sexy shoes can always put a little enhanced air -heads to an attractive more stride in your step. woman with a brain. Is there any hope for a smart woman curvy woman like me?

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am not attracted to her visually anymore. She was such a knock out when we first started dating but once we moved in together everything changed. I am sitting on a fence right now— as to have an affair or break it off and move on—what should I do as neither of us are happy right now.

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Its DJ vs DJ on Tuesday nights with $1,000 up for grabs. In what can only be described as a musical cage-fight, 8 local DJs will compete for the best DJ sound and be judged by and expert panel of their peers. The fun starts at 10pm on Tuesdays and the winner is walking away with $1,000. Interested competitors can call the Library Bar & Grill for details at (480) 929-9002.

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April 10th at Memphis Grizzlies Feared Foe: F Rudy Gay- 18.9pts, 5.7rebs, 1.29stls at Minnesota Timberwolves April 11th Feared Foe: C Al Jefferson- 23.1pts, 11.0rebs, 1.66blks April 13th Memphis Grizzlies Feared Foe: G O.J. Mayo- 18.2pts, 3.2asts, 3.8rebs

April 9th at San Jose Sharks Feared Foe: C Joe Thornton- 25G, 59 A Anaheim Ducks April 11th Feared Foe: C Ryan Getzlaf- 25G, 64A

Arizona Diamondbacks (Spring Training statistics) April 10th- 12th LA Dodgers Feared Foe: OF Manny Ramirez- .458avg, 11hits, 2RBIs St. Louis Cardinals April 13th- 15th Feared Foe: OF Rick Ankiel- .330avg, 29hits, 14RBIs April 17th- 19th at San Francisco Giants Feared Foe: 2B Emmanuel Burriss- .345avg, 68hits, 18RBIs

March Madness Ends with Baby Blue Steamroller Detroit- The Spartans of Michigan State made a valiant run to the Final Four and beat a highly-favored UConn team to earn their way into the national title game, but awaiting them was a North Carolina squad that was simply too talented, too deep, and too experienced for the miracle to find its Hollywood ending. MSU got behind early due to a bevy of turnovers, and the game was effectively over in the first 10 minutes, ending in an 89-72 thrashing. UNC’s All American Tyler Hansbrough (18pts, 7rebs), Wayne Ellington (19pts, 4rebs), and Ty Lawson (21pts, 6asts, 8stls) combined to overpower the cold-shooting, turnover-prone, out-of-sorts Spartans, whose magic had clearly been expended on the Huskies. MSU got 17pts and 11rebs from Goran Suton and 14pts and 7asts from Kalin Lucas in the losing effort.

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he founded the Partners in Hope Medical Center in Lilongwe. Today, his clinic treats over 3000 patients each month. Dr. Jansen’s sister, FOX 10’s Gayle Jansen, supports her brother’s work by organizing her third Assist 4 Africa Celebrity Basketball Game. It goes down Sunday, April 19th at 3pm at the US Airways Center. Arizona Cardinals stars Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald, along with a host of other professional athletes, will participate. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.

Sun Sets on Valley ’09 Hoops Horizon

Syracuse after beating Temple in the first round, while the Lady Sun Devils advanced all the way to the regional finals before running into a terminator-like, unbeaten UConn Huskies team that is favored to win it all (a bigger accomplishment for ASU, perhaps, was placing five members on the All-Pac 10 Academic Team). It was a good year for the bouncy orange ball in the Valley; will 2010 be as memorable? The Suns’ front office (aging players + big contracts) and Harden (NBA; yes, no?) will have a big influence on answering that question.

Opposed by the many beautiful images that Africa elicits are those of sick and starving children. One American doctor is determined to reduce the reality behind the pictures. Dr. Perry Jansen is bringing hope to the hopeless in Malawi. In 2005,

With the Suns loss to the Dallas Mavericks last weekend- a game that effectively eliminated Phoenix from the playoffs- Valley fans can sit back and reflect on what was a stellar year on the local hardwood. Though Steve Nash, Jason Richardson, Shaquille O’Neal and crew failed to make the postseason, these Suns were as entertaining, endearing, and selfless as those recent squads that made a run at the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Arizona State Men’s and Women’s Sun Devils cagers made their respective tournaments as #6 seeds. James Harden, Jeff Pendergraph, and their resilient supporting cast bowed out in the second round to

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Get In The Game!! Support couples battling cancer

Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Join Team FlynnDog for a great evening of fun and fundraising. Festivities begin with a reception and our program, complete with appetizers, live entertainment, a silent auction, games, prizes, and more. Later, we will dance the night away with live music from Rugburn, and will have more games and prizes.

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Yes, They Actually Said It… We don’t necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people. - Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor Hawaii is a unique state. It is a small state. It is a state that is by itself. It is a --it is different from the other 49 states. Well, all states are different, but it’s got a particularly unique situation.” 
 - Dan Quayle, US VP If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life. - Brooke Shields Not only is he ambidextrous, but he can throw with either hand. - Duffy Daugherty , former football coach and sports analyst We’ve got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need? - Lee Iacocca Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it. 
 - Mike Smith, Baseball pitcher, ordering a salad at a restaurant We are not without accomplishment. We have managed to distribute poverty equally. - Nguyen Co Thatch, Vietnamese foreign minister

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Clean Comedy USA First Saturday of every month Local comics and touring pros Mountain View Rec Center 2927 East Campbell, Phoenix $5 per ticket. Limited Seating (602) 686-6174 for more info www.CleanComedyUSA.com

Light Rail Comedy At Macayo’s Depot Cantina 300 S. Ash Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281 602-695-6300 for Reservations Free Admission. 9pm Every Tuesday Food and Drink Specials - No Minimum shortbuscomic@gmail.com for more info.

The Mixed Nuts! Dramagenics Family Improv Theater 8815 W. Peoria Ave. Suite 7 Peoria, AZ 85345 (1/2 Mile East of the 101 on the South side of Peoria Ave) Tickets: $12.00 Every Fri & Sat, 7pm Order Online 24/7 www.Dramagenics.com Or Call: 623-298-4635 after 6:00pm Thu-Sat.

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Michael McDonald is best known for starring in the sketch comedy show MADtv. He joined the show during the fourth season (1998) and currently holds the record as the longest serving cast member. He has also directed several episodes of NBC’s Scrubs, on which he has guest-starred 5 times. Later on, McDonald would guest star in such shows as Seinfeld, Just Shoot Me!, Family Matters, and News Radio. He also been seen in all three Austin Powers movies, including a role as a security guard being run over by a steam roller in the first installment.

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Tony Rock At The Tempe Improv April 16th- 19th Tony Rock has been performing for years and has gained a reputation as a young star in the making. The Hollywood Reporter recently picked him as one of the hot young talents to come out of New York. Tony just finished shooting the film Three Can Play That Game with Vivica Fox in Atlanta and recently wrapped his fourth season of All of Us on the CW, playing the role of Dirk Black. He starred in the films Life Support with Queen Latifah, and Homie Spumoni with Whoopi Goldberg and Joey Fatone. He is currently featured on the TV screen as the host of TV One’s The Funny Spot. Tony’s stand-up comedy talents were showcased in the recent revival of Def Comedy Jam on HBO. He was previously the host of Can You Tell? on Oxygen, and a feature reporter on Battlebots. He has also been featured on Howard Stern, Extra, and Craig Kilborn. Tony can be seen headlining comedy clubs across the country, including Caroline’s, the Apollo, the Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Store. The Tempe Improv is located at 930 E University Dr. in Tempe. Call (480) 921-9877 or log onto www.tempeimprov.com for more information. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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Carson Kressley Headlines Arizona Women’s Expo

Tempe- People, want to know how to look good? Think you have a fabulous eye for fashion or just want to learn how to dress with style? Former star of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and star of Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, Carson Kressley has the answers for the women of the Valley and will be sharing them at the upcoming 17th annual Arizona Women¹s Expo. Kressley will be giving the audience tips on how to look good while encouraging them to feel comfortable in their own bodies. He will also dedicate time for audience members to directly ask him questions regarding fashion, life, and overall well-being. A New York Times best-selling author, fashion designer, avid philanthropist, and nationally ranked equestrian, Kressley entered the national spotlight in 2003 as a breakout star and fashion expert on the Emmy Award-winning reality series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Prior to Queer Eye, Kressley had worked at Ralph Lauren for eight years as a fashion designer. Carson is currently the host of Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, which aims to build the self-esteem of participants by encouraging them to move from self-loathing to self-loving ­without undergoing cosmetic surgery or extreme dieting. Since hitting the national spotlight, Kressley has also launched a fashion line called

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more than $1.2 billion annually, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Todd Davis, CEO of LifeLock, who boldly dares you to steal his identity by exposing his social security number in the celebrated ad campaign that has now become ad agency folklore, discusses his experience on Apprentice in this candid interview with AZ Weekly:

LifeLock Sponsors Celebrity Apprentice Episode

This Sunday, April 12th, Arizona fans of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice will get a chance to see what happens when the brain trust of celebrity marketing minds offer their marketing ideas for LifeLock, the Tempe-based company that helps prevent identity theft. Arguably, LifeLock is one company that could easily be giving marketing advice instead of receiving it. The Industry-leading, 4-year-old company is a runaway train of success with over 1.5 million customers. Its revenues ascended from $24 million in ’07 to over $94 million in ’08. Identity theft has become the #1 crime in the nation, passing up drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. This fast growing crime is costing Americans

AZ Weekly: So Todd, it’s obviously cool to be selected to do the show, right? Todd Davis: It was an honor to be approached by Donald Trump to be on the show. He only takes companies that he feels are bona-fide successes and which offer a good value to the consumer. He is careful to whom he lends his name, as you can imagine. AZW: Why LifeLock? TD: We are a disruptive innovator in the market. We have responded in a very compelling way to a need in the market. Identity theft is a huge problem in the world today. We asked the two celebrity teams to develop a retail box and point of sale display for LifeLock. AZW: Is the show is as serious behind the scenes as it appears on the air? TD: Absolutely. Donald Trump is a great guy off camera, but when the show starts, it is 100% business. Just like if you worked for him. The entire staff takes the show very seriously. It is intense.

AZW: Did you tell Donald who to fire? TD: No, thankfully, he makes that decision himself based on the input he receives. What you see is real. We picked the winning team from their joint marketing efforts. It was tough as they were all good.” AZW: How do you think the show will impact LifeLock? TD: I am sure that Donald Trump and the Celebrity Apprentice will be a catalyst in taking our brand to household-name status. I could not be more thrilled. As Americans are enduring a time of economic crisis,

identity theft is unfortunately on the rise. We have been searching for the perfect opportunity to share our message and to showcase the significant services that we provide. We have never been shy about doing whatever it takes to get consumers to pay attention to what we have to say, and teaming up with Donald Trump proves it. Which Team Wins? Who Will Be Fired? Find out this Sunday, April 12th by watching the special LifeLock episode of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice on NBC.

AZW: How did you feel about the marketing talent displayed by the celebrities. TD: “I have to say, their skills are surprisingly impressive. There were some amazingly talented marketing minds with exceptional business acumen in our group. Our marketing team was impressed. We did not expect the results to be this great. We thought it would be fun, but it was much more than that.

LofeLock CEO, Todd Davis

AZW: So, who was the most impressive? TD: I can’t tell you because it would give away who was left in the show.

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www.barfrogaz.com Bison Witches - Happy Hour 3-7pm daily. $2.50 select calls. Blue Martini - Every Day 4-7pm 1/2 off all Drinks and Appetizers “In the Biz” 7 Days a week after 11pm. (480) 638-BLUE Carlos O’Brien’s - Scottsdale & Phoenix: Drink and food specials in the bar 3-7 and 9-close daily. $2.00 Pints, $3.00 Margaritas. CK’s- Mon-Sat 3-7PM, Reverse Happy Hour, Sun-Thurs, 10-Close, ½ Price Selected Appetizers, $2.50 Domestic Bottles and Pints, $2.50 Daily Import Special and $2.50 Heineken Pints All Day Every Day - (480) 706-5564 Cocomo Joe’s - Mon – Fri 3pm-7pm $1 Off All Alcohol, Wine and Draft Beer, .50 Cent Off All Bottled beer (480) 538-8008 Crave Café & Lounge - Mon-Fri, 4-8pm. $2 Wells, $3 Drafts, $4 Jager Bombers & Long Islands, 50% off all Appetizers. Don & Charlie’s - $8.50 Margarita’s, $3 Featured Beer, $5 Wine and $11 Martini’s Daily 5:00 - 9:30 - 7501 East Camelback Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.donandcharlies.com Drift -Tues – Fri, 4-7pm. Well drinks: $4, Jaager Bombz: $4, Vodka Bullz: $5, Draft Beer Pitchers: $9, Mojito, Daiquiri & Margarita Pitchers: $20 Fat Tuesday - Mon –Fri 4-7pm $5 Large Daiquiris, $3 Domestic Beers Frank & Lupe’s - Scottsdale: Mon-Fri, 4-6pm. 1/2 off all appetizers and 1/2 off House Margaritas - (480) 947-8747 Frashers - Mon-Fri 4-7PM, ½ Off All Appetizers, ½ Off All House Drinks, House Wine & Beer - (480) 429-9544 Geisha A Go Go Tues – Sunday, 5-7pm. All Go Go Specialty drinks half price as well as Sapporo Bombers, Bottles of wine and infused Sake and Sho-chu Carafes. Half price food includes Go Go Dumplings, Yakitori, Wings, Tempura Chicken, Seared Albacore Tuna, Teriyaki Rib Tips. Karaoke Room half price (4-20 people). Hazelwoods - 2pm-7pm, Mon-Fri. Reverse Happy Hour 11pm - close MonFri. $3.00 monster domestic beers. $3.00 premium well drinks, .25 cent wings, $5 one-topping pizzas. Every day: A new 25oz premium mug of beer. (602) 957-2462 www.Hazelwoods1stPlace.com

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Jilly’s - Mon-Fri, 3-7pm. Everything including premium well, wine and beer is 2 for 1 except shots.. - (480) 763-6909

Saketini - 5-6:30 pm - $2 well, $1.50 Dom Draft, 20-30% Off Selected Food Items. 480-615-6000

Joe’s Grotto - Monday - Friday $2.25 Domestic Small Pitchers $2.25 Well Drinks 2-7pm. (602) 992-1007

Sandbar - Happy Hour Everyday from 3pm-7pm. $1.50 off all drinks. $2.75 domestic bottles and imported bottles *Select Appetizer Menu Items 1/2 price during Happy Hour

Kobe - Mon-Fri 5-7pm, Sunday all day Reverse Fri/Sat 9-Close Drink & Appetizer Specials! In Bar, Patio & Sushi Bar! $1 hot sake • $5.50 sake bombs • $3 draft beers • $3.50 house wine $5 apple martini/ cosmopolitan (480) 7531811 La Bocca - 4-7pm Every day. 10pmclose Fri & Sat. Half off all wine by the glass, draft beer and mixed drinks (except housemade cocktails and Martinis) selected areas only. Los Olivos - Mon-Fri 4-7PM, Free Appetizer Munchies, $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light, Miller & Miller Light. $3.00 Margaritas. 50 Cents off Well Drinks - (480) 946-2256 Maloney’s - 7 Days a Week 4-7pm, $1 Off Drinks, $1 Off Drafts, 1/2 Off Appetizers - (480) 894-2224 O’Kelley’s - Mon - Fri, 7am-7pm (Mondays 9am), Reverse Happy Hour, 10pm - close Monday/Tuesday. $2.25 domestic bottles and drafts, $2.50 well, $2.75 small pitchers, $5.75 large pitchers. - (480) 756-6069 Old World Brewery - 4-7pm Monday Friday $3 Pints. (623) 581-3359 Pearl - Tues - Sat “Beat The Clock” Happy Hour: From 4-5pm, get 50% off entire bill. From 5-6pm get 40% off. From 6-7pm, get 30% off. Reverse Happy Hour: Mon - Sat, 10pm - Midnight, 50% off ALL Drinks, 25% ALL food. Rock Bottom – $3 Happy Hour: $3 pints, well drinks and house wine, $3 Minitinis 11 to select from, $3 food specials including our full size Angus Burger, pizzas and more! 3:30-6:30 Mon-Fri. 10PM-Close Every night of the week. All day Sunday and throughout all NFL games. Call to Reserve space for office party and group functions 480-598-1300. Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub - Regular Happy Hour - Mon-Fri 4-7pm, $1 off well, .75 off bottled beers, $1 off Imperial 20 oz pints. Late Night Happy Hour - Sun-Wed 11pm-close, $2.50 well, $1 off Imperial 20 oz pints. - (602) 241-1916

San Felipes Cantina Desert Ridge-Phoenix & Tempe Marketplace ~ Never A Cover ~ Happy Hour 4-7pm Every Day 1/2 off Drinks & Select Appetizers. 2Fer Tuesday with 2-4-1 Combo platters(5-10) Drafts & Tequila (9-close) Wet Wednesays- Enjoy $3 Drafts with Live Music on the Patio. Ladies Night for THERsty THERsdays with 50 cent Drafts Add 9-11pm (in Tempe), $2 Well for the Ladies 11pm-Close. Tempe 480-736-8226 / Phoenix 480-5152337 / Flagstaff 928-779-6000 www.sanfelipescantina.com Skeptical Chymist -Everyday 4pm – 7pm, $3.50 Well Drinks, $3.00 Domestic Bottles, $1.00 Of All Other Draft Beer, $2.00 Off House Wine (Stone Cellars), $2.00 Off All Appetizers Call To Reserve Space For Office Party And Group Functions 480.609.8677

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Stingray Sushi - Mon-Fri, 4-7pm. Sake: $1.50, Bud Light & Kirin: $3, Asahi: $3.50, Choya Coolers: $3.50, Asahi Sake Bombers: $5.50, Chardonnay & Merlot: $4, Three Olives: $4, Godzilla: $8 per person. PLUS tons of great food specials! Sutra Sushi (Barcelona) 4-7pm Everyday - 1/2 off specialty martinis. Selected apps discounted.- (480) 355-2626 The Big Bang - 5-8pm Fri/Sat - All Drinks $2-$3- (480) 557-5595 The Library Bar & Grill Mon - Fri 4pm - 7pm $1 Tacos, Half Price Appetizers $3 Well, Wine, Domestic Drafts & Domestic Bottles, $4 Import Drafts & Import Bottles Uncorked - The Unpretentious Wine Bar. 3:30 to close...(Mon) 1/2 off glasses and flights. (Tues) Retail Bottle Night. (Wed) $5 off Cheese trays & wine bottles. (Thurs) $2.50 Draft Beer. (480) 699-9230. Upper Deck Sports Grill – Call venue for daily specials (480) 941-9333 Vintage Bar and Grill - 2-4-1 Happy Hour, all drinks, Everyday 5pm-8pm. (480) 297 -2195

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bout A d n A t u O By Kim Naugle Kimmaay’s Hello, music freaks!

ay in April the Mesa Arts Did you know that every Saturd downtown Mesa (on Main Center offers a free festival in rris) that features creations from Street between Sirrine and Mo the whole family? Every second local artists, food, and fun for 0 to 9:30pm, they also offer Friday (through June) from 6:3 rs, d performances in the theate free outdoor concerts, tickete ter. cen s sa Contemporary Art and free admission to the Me on taurants are open until 10pm res Downtown merchants and . ails det re esaartslive.com for mo Sundays. Check out www.m If you’re a Willie Nelson fan, you might be interested to know that his daughter, Paula Nelson, will be performing at Cave Creek Coffee Company (6033 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek) on Friday, April 10th at 7:30pm (doors open the at 7pm). Get ghter Paula Nelson at See Willie Nelsonʼs dau th 10 ril Ap day Fri in any ets mp tick Cave Creek Coffee Co advance for $15 or $18 at the visit www.cavecreekcoffee.com door. Call (480) 488-0603 or for more information. x band from right here in Phoeni Headroom is an original rock e Dir , Yes from with influences and they have a diverse sound , e, Led Zeppelin, The Doors Ag ne Sto Straits, Queens of the this out ck Che you get the idea. Rush, Deftones, STP…well, tic band at Joe’s Grotto (13825 rge methodical, tight and ene th urday, April 11 . N. 32nd St. in Phoenix) on Sat Make sure to tell them I sent ‘Til next time…

Janiva Magness Heads South to Tucson

Tucson- Award-winning blues and soul vocalist Janiva Magness, touring in support of her Alligator debut CD, What Love Will Do, will perform in Tucson on April 11that 7:30pm. Magness, winner of both the 2006 and 2007 Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Artist Of The Year, possesses a rich, soulful voice and has absolute command over her material. She is an incredibly gifted performer who can lead her audience through a range of emotions, from the deepest sorrow to overwhelming joy. In April 2008, she traveled to Iraq and Kuwait co-headlining Bluzapalooza, the first-ever blues concert tour to perform for American troops. This performance is part

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of the Rhythm & Roots Concert Series and will be held at Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court in Tucson. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit www.rhythmandroots.orgor call (520) 319-9966.

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The Veer Union recently played The Venue in Scottsdale, and the mixture of high school aged scenesters and a few small crowds of college-aged folk drinking at the bars were treated to a quality showpiece of music and meaningful messages. The Venue has an impressive New Orleans style décor, and proved a perfect place to take in this act formed in late 2004 by Crispin (vocals) and Eric (vocals and guitar), and also includes Roots (bass), Fid (guitar), and Neil (drums). The Veer Union strives to provide

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positive messages within music that has a slightly darker sound. The five young Port Alberni B.C. natives have been on tour for the past two years, trying to spread their music. The style is a mix of emo, pop, and a somewhat hardcore rock music undertone. Their music sounds a lot like if Disturbed met Good Charlotte at a positive thinking convention and wrote some music. Reads the band’s Myspace Website: “Every song we write about is about hope, whether it’s about hoping to get the girl back, being in a better place, or not being spiteful or cynical. Veering away from the dark and into the light.”

The Veer Union is currently part of a tour supporting the You Can be Anything Foundation, which raises money for schools that are losing music programs due to budget cuts.

The band is signed with Universal/ Motown Records out of New York City and is scheduled to release their newest album, Against the Grain, on April 21st.

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SCOTT & JOHN From HELLO SWINDON (Guitar & Percussion)

AMC Fountain Stage 7-9pm Saturday, September 15

KNEE DEEP EXPERIENCE (R&B, Funk Band)

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Blues Legend HANS OLSON AMC Fountain Stage 7-9pm Sunday, September 16

TOD & ETHAN (Top 40 Cover Duo) AMC Fountain Stage 2-4pm

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Sweet Nasty www.sweetnastyband.com

Band Members Instruments Johnny Low                           Vocals/Guitars Anthony V Fusco Vocals/Guitar/Slide Guitar Anton Teschner Saxophone/Flamenco Guitar Jimmy Stiles Bass/Vocals Mike Kreidel Drums Why did this band get started? This band formed in the fall of 2007 in the mountains of Arizona. We all wanted to push our boundaries as musicians by creating a new style of music- funky Americana, and increase our skills as a live act. How would you describe your style of music? We are the world’s original funky Americana band. Are you any good? Were so good bums off the street throw change at us. What’s the funniest thing that ever happened while performing? We have had many a classic moments on stage, at the right venues we perform with a burlesque troupe, and when you mix Sweet Nasty with burlesque there’s never a dull moment. Who is the craziest band member and why? Mike is relatively the craziest. He is a pyrotechnic and a genius, so you put those two together and it’s always a good time.

What do you do differently that kicks ass over other bands? One of our strengths is that our music is truly universal. We have hard rock fans, punk rock fans, funk music fans, bluegrass, jazz - you name it - our crowds cross the gamut of musical taste which is a reflection of our music. Who gets the most Groupies and why? That would be Jimmy; the guy is so good in bed porn watches him. Tell us a secret about the band: One of us was born in Germany; One of us is a journalist; One of us owns a magazine publication; One of us spent some time as a studio rat for Sony; and One of us holds an explosives license. What do you think will happen to your band in the next 2 years? Nobody knows; we all work hard on all the behind the scenes jobs it takes to make a good band get off the ground. We have already accomplished more in 1 year than most do in 5 years, because of that we expect a brighter future. Got any CDs out that we might buy? Our debut EP Bread, Wine and Circus is available at Barnes and Noble nationwide and at Hastings statewide. We also offer a lot of free and interesting stuff through the website. Do you have any upcoming shows that we should know about? We’ll be at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival on Saturday, April 25th (www. mmmf.net) and are really looking forward to it!

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LIVE! DIRECTORY Thursday April 9th Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 2411916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Ronnie Winters. 9pm. www.rosiemccaffreys.com

“Old World Ways... Old World Taste”

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Soleil Noir. www.thelostleaf.org Fibber Magees (480)-7229434, 1989 W. Elliot Rd. #19, Chandler: Matt Tenner. www. fibbermageespub.com

Arizona’s Live Microbrewery

Goat Head Saloon (480) 4648030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Congratulations. www. goatheadsaloon.com Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www.charshastheblues. com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Downward Dog. www.joesgrotto. com

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. . . April 11th Shawn Johnson and the Foundation w/ Delcoa . . . April 25th

Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: The Walkens. 8:30pm-12:30pm. www.cocomojoes.com Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Kyle Phelan Band. 9pm. www.skepticalchymist.com

Friday April 10th Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Xtra Ticket (9pm). www.thesailinn.com

. . . May 9th Highlight Bomb. with TBA highlightbomb.com 201 West Lone Cactus Dr.

(623) 581-3359 April 9th - April 15th, 2009

Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Boomshake (Gabe Rodriguez of Say Anything and Weatherbox). Doors at 7pm. www.modified.org

The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Pontiak. www.thetrunkspace.com

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Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Reggae with The Tony Culture Band. (9pm). www.thesailinn.com

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: Shining Star. www. bluemartinilounge.com

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Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Barley Pop and Fresh Dairy. Free. myspace.com/hollywoodalley

Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 2411916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Traveler. 9pm. www. rosiemccaffreys.com Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Afree Kai w/ Dread Warriors, Jahsouljah, Jah Exodus, Buffalo Souljah and DJ Rocksteady. www. goatheadsaloon.com Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Benefit for 513 Analog Studio

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with Male Pattern Radness (9pm), Terra Del Fuego (11pm) and Mondegreen (1am). $5-$8. myspace.com/hollywoodalley Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Ronin Meyer Cure-A-Palooza. www.martiniranchaz.net Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Soul Power. www. charshastheblues.com Dubliner Pub (602) 8670984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Keltic Cowboys. www. dublinerpub.com Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: What Laura Says, Gospel Claws and Sister Brother. 9pm. $5. www.lastexitlive.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Black Water Remedy. www.joesgrotto. com Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Stateside presents Mirah. Doors at 8pm. $13. www.modified.org Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 2580014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: DJentrification. www. thelostleaf.org Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: Instant Classics. www. bluemartinilounge.com The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Animental, Night Wolf, The Coitus and Probably. 7pm. www. thetrunkspace.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Chris Parker Project. 8:30pm12:30pm. www.cocomojoes.com Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Mike Mercier (5pm) and Capital Down (9pm). www. skepticalchymist.com The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: Lunatic Productions presents The Asylum, Roveen, Through Illusion, Death Perception, Embrace the Dream, Autumns Fall and Savage View. Doors at 6pm. $10. All ages. www. thesets.com

Saturday April 11th Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 2411916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Traveler. 9pm. www. rosiemccaffreys.com Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Flathead (3pm), The Sugarthieves (Best New Orleans Blues & Dixie Band of 2009, 6pm), Horticulture Reunion (9pm) and EnDoPlaSmic (11:45pm). www.thesailinn.com

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 2580014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Le Latcho Drom. www. thelostleaf.org Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Champagne Tap (8pm) and Rock Lobster (10:30pm). www. martiniranchaz.net Goat Head Saloon (480) 4648030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Goetta w/ The Shallow Type, Japhney’s Decent and Husch. www.goatheadsaloon.com Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www.charshastheblues. com Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: The Loveblisters, Let Go and Kinch. 9pm. $5. www.lastexitlive.com Dubliner Pub (602) 8670984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Keltic Cowboys. www. dublinerpub.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Headroom, Isle of Essence, Sideways to Seven, Juicy Newt and American Dali. www. joesgrotto.com Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Reggae with Jahmeek Selecta (9pm), Kindread (11pm) and The Mighty 602 Band (midnight). myspace.com/hollywoodalley Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Stateside presents Vetiver, Richard Swift and Monique Reagan. Doors at 8:30pm. $10 in adv, $12 at the door. www. modified.org Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: Instant Classics. www. bluemartinilounge.com The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Stand hosts a fundraiser for the Invisible Children Foundation. Airshow, Your Very Own, Austin Gibbs and Courtney Marie Andrews. 7pm. www. thetrunkspace.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Easton Ashe. 8:30pm-12:30pm. www.cocomojoes.com Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Capital Down 9pm. www.skepticalchymist.com The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: Smiley Green presents Bizzy Bone (of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony). Doors at 7pm. $25 in adv. All ages. www. thesets.com

Concert Venues Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: April 11th: Benefit for LIT’s drummer Allen Shellenberger May 22nd: Great White and Keel www.clubredrocks.com Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 782-2680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: April 18th: Gaelic Storm April 25th: KC and The Sunshine Band May 3rd: Salt River Brass www.chandlercenter.org Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644256, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: May 19th: Kings of Leon May 23rd: Insane Clown Posse June 1st: The Offspring July 14th: Rise Against and Rancid www.mesaamp.com Marquee Theatre (480) 8290607, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: April 9th: Ozomati w/ special guests. 6:30pm. $23 in adv, $25 at the door. All ages. April 10th: Amon Amarth, Goatwhore, Skeleton Witch, and Lazarus A.D. 6:30pm. $18 in adv, $21 at the door. All ages. April 11th: Funkman Tour featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Mike Relm, Bukue One, Serendipity Project and Avenue of the Arts. 6:30pm. $21 in adv, $25 at the door. All ages. April 14th: Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band, Sleepercar and Deep Sea Diver. 7pm. $20 in adv, $21 at the door. All ages. April 15th: When God Gives You Ugly Tour featuring Atmosphere, P.O.S., Attracted to Gods and Grayskul. 7pm. $20 in adv, $21 at the door. All ages. April 17th: Kottonmouth Kings, Phunk Junkeez, Sen Dog and OPM. 6pm. $25 in adv, $30 at the door. All ages. www.luckymanonline.com Mesa Arts Center (480) 6446500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: April 18th: Three Mo’ Tenors April 21st: Metropolitan Youth Symphony Concert III May 4th: Vienna Teng May 9th: Side Street Strutters www.mesaartslive.com The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: April 10th: Numbers on Napkins Benefit show for Chase featuring the best in local music. All ages. April 11th: Taproot w/ special guests. All ages. April 13th: Life Runier w/ Embrace the End, The World We Knew, Suffokate, Irish Front, and Brothers in Arms. All ages. April 16th: The Brian Jonestown Massacre April 17th: Black Lips April 18th: Pirate Productions presents Butcher Jones, Signs of Betrayal, Death Pilot, I Watched Her Die, Killing Spree, TI22 and Sinshrift. All ages. www.clubhousegigs.com Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix:

April 9th: Cause 4 Applause presents Babaluca, Back Ted N-Ted, Underwater Getdown and Terra Firma. Doors at 7pm. $8. All ages. April 10th: Janiva Magness. Doors at 8pm. $10. April 11th: Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Doors at 8pm. $7. April 12th: “Tunes for Change” to benefit the Lodestar Day Resource Center with The Market, Daryl Scairiot, Phsych 101 and more. Doors at 8pm. Show 6-11pm. $10 donation. April 13th: Rory Block. Doors at 7pm. $14 in adv, $17 at the door. April 14th: Leon Redbone. Doors at 6:30pm. $26 in adv, $30 at the door. April 15th: Hans Olson. Doors at 7pm. $5. April 16th: Stateside presents Themselves and The Intelligence. Doors at 7:30pm. $10 in adv, $12 at the door. www.rhythmroom.com Celebrity Theatre (602) 2671600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: April 11th: Mint Condition April 15th: Etta James and the Roots Band April 25th: Mary Mary April 26th: UB40 April 30th: Third Day June 13th: Kenny G June 26th: Summer Storm July 1st: Smokey Robinson July 15th: George Jones www.celebritytheatre.com Jobing.com Arena (623) 7723800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: April 24th: Britney Spears May 21st: Taylor Swift May 24th: Fleetwood Mac June 23rd: Andre Rieu June 26th: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood June 28th: Yanni July 24th: Earth Wind & Fire and Chicago July 25th: Keith Urban with Sugarland www.jobingarena.com Dodge Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: April 17th: Los Temerarios April 23rd: Celtic Woman April 25th: Eckhart Tolle April 27th: Unwigged and Unplugged. An evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer performing songs from Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind and more. May 5th: Robin Thicke/Jennifer Hudson May 15th: Styx and REO Speedwagon May 30th: Queensryche www.dodgetheatre.com U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: August 23rd: Depeche Mode www.usairwayscenter.com


Club Red

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2155 E. University, Tempe • SWC University & Loop 101 • 480.258.2733 • www.myspace.com/ClubRedRocks • Event/Band Booking 480.415.8040

Friday 4/10 • 8pm • 21+

Alternative Nation DUAL STAGE – hollestate, Transmitting

now, I vs. Me, Cedar St. Croix, Madison County, Tracey Rappa & The heat, Milo The Mayor, Etched in Red and Tender Mercyes!

HOLLESTATE

Saturday 4/11 • 8pm • 21+

LIT Benefit Benefit for Allen Shellenberger!

Give Allen a hand! Belmont, Third & Maryland. Crooked head Annie, Ayva, 3 Park Drive, Monkey Bomb , Ring Leader, Meat Dept, Altered Silence

Friday 4/17 • 7pm • All Ages

A ge of Evil METAL MELTDOWN on 2 Stages!

Great White and Keel

Warhead, Vile Existence, 357, Age of Evil, Vektor, Blood From Stone, Member of the Whale, Divisions Within and Gheara. Two Stages of METAL Bands!

Two incredible Headliners on One Magic night! First kEEL kicks off with their 25th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Then GREAT WHiTE takes the stage! Old friends together on one stage for one magic night of insane musical energy! 8 Bands – 2 Stages. $25 Advance/$30 Door. 21+. Doors 7pm.

Saturday 4/18 • 8 pm • 21+

Hip-Hop Thursdays • 9 pm • 21+ Presented by BLUNT CLUB

Saturday 4/18 • 8 pm • 21+

4/9 4/16 4/23 4/30

those who love the 70s and 80s for the soaring rock anthems. Plus Dua and 74th Street Band DR. RUTh is back and the Party is on!

The “420 thing” is from 1971 when some high school stoners in San Raphael used to arrange a 4:20 meeting after school, behind a statue!

Friday 4/24 • 8 pm • 21+

BOOTIE Phx RED OWL STAGE – America’s first all-

GRAYSKUL • Thursday 4/16

UPCOMING SHOWS 7/25

5/1 Club Red 4 Year Anniversary The Party to end all Parties! 10 incredible bands! Wow!

5/2 Best Friends FOREVER

PARTY FOUL hosts the coolest DJs and the hottest Bands!

5/5 Cinco de METAL

Great METAL powered by Mexican Beer and Tequila!

SAY WhEn spends 300 days a year touring, great band!

5/10 VAYDEN & VISTA LANCE Two KILLER BAnS on OnE nIGhT, are you ready?

5/13 HOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB

HOLLYWOOD HEARTTHROB & Friday Night Gunfight!

Sandaka Wild SF MaShUp party comes to phX

mashup club night, started in SF in 2003, now with parties in: SAn FRAnCISCO, LOS AnGELES, nEW YORK, PARIS, MUnICh, BOSTOn and BRISBAnE!

Friday 4/24 • 8 pm • 21+

Kickin g K8 CLUB RED STAGE – Kicking K8 is one

of the best live acts to come out of San Diego and they are getting a lot of radio play. Plus Justin Time Project, Third and Maryland and Atomic Zeroes!

5/8 SAY WHEN – Power Rock 09 Saturday 4/25 • 8 pm • 21+

Jimmie Van Zant

DR. RUTH

FOUR-TWENTY! RED OWL STAGE – Sandaka & Valley Love!

MUSAB (aka SAB) GRAYSKUL & INSECTS X-CLAN/2MEX/MEDUSA Raashan Ahmad-DNAE Beats Grayskul smashes all genres into one with message, substance, concepts, deep opinion and honesty while still maintaining a sense of humor and imagination.

DR. RUTH is Back! CLUB RED STAGE – Dr. Ruth is for

Romantas y Cabaret CLUB RED STAGE – Romantasy Cabaret was voted the Best Local Vaudeville Show by the Phoenix new Times. Lot of Sexy-hot Burlesque, Can-Can and Mardi Gras fun!

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