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Six-week Fund-raising Campaign Will Support Valley Arts, Cultural Groups A six-week web-based pilot fund-raising campaign based on the concept that many small donations add up to big dollars launches May 1 to raise money for the Valley’s 16 largest arts and cultural organizations. The campaign ends June 15. If it’s successful, the concept will be used in the fall for a statewide campaign for more than 300 arts and cultural organizations. “This truly is an experiment,” said Bob Delgado of Hensley & Company who, with Mike Cohn of CFG Business Solutions, came up with the idea. “Our goal is to help arts and cultural organizations weather the current economic downturn through many contributions as small as $10. As an experiment, there are no guarantees. We have no predetermined financial goal. We’ll judge the effort based on how much money is raised at the end of six weeks.” Delgado and Cohn hope to engage at least 10% of the state’s 1.2 million arts supporters to make tax-deductible contributions starting at $10 through the web site, “There is a real sense of urgency because the economy has taken its toll,” Cohn said. “Donations are down significantly and fundraising events are not producing the kind of results we’ve seen in recent years.”

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Now it’s your turn to perform. No one has to remind you about the current economic crisis. But you may not be aware that the Valley’s arts and cultural organizations have been hit especially hard by budget cuts and are now in urgent need of our financial support. With a nominal donation of $10, $25, $50 or $100, you can participate in the Valley’s largest arts and cultural organizations at


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a whole new level and help these valuable local assets endure these difficult times. Please visit before June 15 to make your donation or call 602-682-2057 for more information or to pay by check. Help keep your local arts and cultural community alive.

Visitors to the web site will use a drop-down function to select either the organization they wish to donate to or an undesignated fund for later distribution. Donors also can pay by check. Donations will be held in a special account at the Arizona Community Foundation. Arts and cultural organizations chosen for the campaign were selected based on very strict criteria including, but not limited to, an operational budget of at least $1.5 million. They include: Actors Theatre, Arizona Opera Company, Arizona Science Center, Arizona Theatre Company, Ballet Arizona, Childsplay, Desert Botanical Garden, Free Arts of Arizona, Heard Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Symphony Association, Phoenix Theater, The Phoenix Zoo, Scottsdale Cultural Council, West Valley Arts Council and an undesignated fund. For information or to donate, visit: or call (602) 682-2057

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The best internationally acclaimed Wild West musical stage show just opened at the Broadway Palm in Mesa! Marshal Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers just rode in to the Pioneer Room at the Palm, bringing the old opera house of the Arizona West back to life in exciting fashion! Led by the jokes and antics of the good Marshal, these Sunset Pioneers were ready to show why they have been acclaimed throughout the world with their music and fun of the old west! This wonderful era of the singing cowboy will never be forgotten due to the talent and dynamics they bring to this fantastic show! Complimenting Pioneer Pepper, who plays Fender guitar, are Professor Rowland, the three time U.S. fiddle champion. The Professor showed everyone why he’s the best show stopper since Wild Bill, with his rendition of the “Orange Blossom Special”. He was in good company with Doc Bellows on the Hohner accordion. Doc was exquisite on “Amazing Grace” and kept the classic hits soothing all night. Not to be

outdone were Private Lee on Banjo, who took the “Dueling Banjos” theme to new heights by playing both parts without a hitch! Bringing up the bass and poetry of this era in touching fashion was Dusty Cartwright on standing bass. Dusty was the glue of this harmonious group, and touched a heart or two with his cowboy poem “Reincarnation”. Add some trick roping, tap dancing, and yodeling to the menu, and you’re in for a great old west treat rarely seen anywhere in this country! With a song list from Gene Autry and Roy Rodgers in tow, these pioneers were just unstoppable with “Ride Cowboy Ride”, “Back In the Saddle”, “Red River Valley”, “Cool Waters”, “Tumbleweeds”, “Ghost Riders”, “Get Along Little Doggies”, “Old Mexico”, “Via Con Dios”, “El Paso”, “I Love You”, “Skyball Paint”, “Rawhide”, and of course the feel good “Happy Trails”.



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AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 2, Issue 18 April 30th, 2009 Publisher / Editor Brian Muir Art Director Kevin Kelley Office Manager Tami Kelley Staff Writer Kevin Lambert Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle SALES STAFF Nick Connell Senior Accounts Manager Brian Schreiner Director of Business Development Ryan Hubbell Christina Forrester CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chad Haire • Christine Capuano Nathan Mears THE NIGHTOWL Brent Diggins & Efia Moore FILM WRITERS Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery ARTS WRITER Nick Connell

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Dance like the Stars! Lindy Hop classes offered in the Valley

Phoenix- The Arizona Lindy Hop Society is now offering classes to anyone that may want to learn the Lindy Hop, the original swing dance that started over 80 years ago in the ballrooms of Harlem, NY. “The Lindy is a lot of fun for all ages and does not have to have tricky airsteps or flips to be fun,” says founder Steve Conrad.  “We have a place to go out social dancing nearly every night of the week and it is the new generation of swing dancers that keep this dance alive.” The Lindy Hop is a part of American history. Born in Harlem in the late 1920’s and named after Charles Lindbergh, or Lucky Lindy, as he was known, “hopped” across the Atlantic ocean flying from New York to Paris. Today, Lindy hop is thriving around the world with swing dance communities in nearly every major U.S. city, and in places such as Bejing, Moscow, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan,

and Australia, to name a few. In Arizona there is a place to go out and try swing dancing (Lindy hop, Jitterbug, and East Coast Swing) nearly every night of the week.  Plus, new group Lindy Hop classes are now being offered at Fatcat Ballroom in Phoenix. Every Sunday afternoon at the Fatcat Ballroom, at 3131 E. Thunderbird Rd. in Phoenix, learn how to Lindy Hop for $10 per class! 3:00pm: Lindy Hop Intermediate 4:00pm: Lindy Hop Beginning 5:00pm: East Coast Swing Intermediate/Advanced For more information about Lindy Hop and Swing Dancing in Arizona, log onto 

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Presented by Phoenix Theatre Through May 17 Wednesday – Thursday 7:30pm Friday 8pm Saturday 3pm & 8pm Sunday 2pm & 6:30pm On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. In vignette after hilarious vignette, we are introduced to his married friends as Robert weighs the pros and cons of married life. An honest, witty, and sophisticated look at relationships featuring a brilliant energetic score containing many of Sondheim’s best-known songs, including ‘Another Hundred People,’ ‘The Ladies Who Lunch’ and ‘Being Alive’, and an ensemble of quirky, memorable characters. This is the original look at ‘Life and Love in the Big City’ - and the one that has stood the test of time to become a modern classic.

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Man of La Mancha

Presented by Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre Through May 3 Friday – Saturday 7:30pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm One of the great modern theatre successes, this playwithin-a-play is based on Cervantes’s Don Quixote. Written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leith and lyrics by Joe Darion, it is a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. ‘It’s All the Same,’ ‘Dulcinea,’ ‘I’m Only Thinking of Him,’ ‘The Impossible Dream,’ ‘I Really Like Him’ and ‘Little Bird’ remain in the thoughts and souls of viewers. His dream is everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is everyman’s great adventure.

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SOLO featuring Martin Gaxiola Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola Chandler Center for the Arts May 1 – May 2 Friday 8pm Saturday 3pm & 8pm Peace, Love and Charity Sonoran Desert Chorale, Inc. First United Methodist Church May 2 Saturday 7:30pm Vienna Teng with Ben Sollee Mesa Arts Center May 4 Monday 7:30pm

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Earthlings are Big Jerks in Battle for Terra     

on the beautiful planet Terra, a planet where peace, tolerance, and loyalty have long been the norm. The Terrians have no idea that the last inhabitants of Earth have exhausted the resources of their planet, and those of three others, and that they are now searching for a new home by roaming the universe in a Battlestar Galactica-like armada.  In their possession is a device called a Terraformer, a super machine that will convert the gases on planets like Terra, and make them habitable for humans but poisonous for Terrians.

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Finding the planet Terra and deciding to claim the planet, the Earthlings launch an invasion. Mala’s father, Roven (Dennis Quaid), is kidnapped during the assault. With the hope of saving her father, Mala captures an injured human pilot named Jim (Luke Wilson). As Mala nurses Jim back to health, a friendship and mutual respect of the differences of the two races develops.  As they attempt to put into motion a plan that could save both the human race and the planet of Terra, they realize that peace will not come easily.  With the power of the Terraformer on one side, along with the quest for power and dominance, it seems doubtful either race will survive. Directed by Aristomenis Tsirbas, written by Evan Spiliotopoulos; Lionsgate / Roadside Attractions release; Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and some thematic elements. Runtime: 85 minutes.

By Stan Robinson We’re months away from this year’s Oscar® nominations, and Sir Michael Caine gives one of the finest performances of his career (and that’s saying a lot).  He plays a retired magician who reluctantly enters a family-run old age home in a seaside English town in the late 1980’s. An unlikely friendship develops between the young son (Bill Milner) of the home’s overwhelmed owners (who have an obsession with ghosts and

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death) and the retired magician. As the two relate to life and death in their own worlds, each broadens their outreach to connect with the other, and they form a relationship that prepares them for the evitable: dying for one, living and growing up for the other. The supporting cast of Anne-Marie Duff, David Morrissey, Rosemary Harris, and Leslie Phillips are true to form, as lives are explored, challenged, and slammed into one another.  Certainly, place Is Anybody There? high on your must see list. Directed by John Crowley; written by Peter Harness; BBC Films/Maximum Film release; Rated PG-13 for language including sexual references, and some disturbing images. Runtime: 95 minutes.

love of deserts. Sugar is a Dominican baseball pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís in the Dominican Republic. His dream, along with a couple of his close friends, is to make it to the United States and the big leagues so that he can pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at 19 when he gets the call to go on to the United States’ minor leagues.  His integration in the U.S. goes well until he runs into that normal slump that athletes have.  Sugar begins to question the single-mindedness of his life’s ambition and if he has the skills and mental temperament to succeed.  Sugar is an interesting view through the eyes of a boy who only speaks a few words of English, of our country, sports, and the drive to succeed.  About half of the film is in Spanish with English subtitles, and features incredible great photography.     

the innocent eyes of fifteen-year-old Scott (Rory Culkin), whose life is in flux. He’s in high school and not part of the ‘in crowd’ and the girl he has a crush on (Emma Roberts) barely knows he’s alive while her father (Timothy Hutton) sinks deeper into depression being out of work.  His older brother (Kieran Culkin) is home on leave from service and has issues with their father (Alec Baldwin), who’s also having an affair with his assistant (Cynthia Nixon), who’s the mom of the girl Scott has a crush on.  And, the pillar of strength, Scott’s mom (Jill Hennessy), starts to waver as she feels the weight of escalating tensions around her and the family.


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Directed by Gavin Hood; written by David Benioff and Skip Woods; Senator Entertainment Co. release; Rated PG-13; Runtime: 107 minutes.

Directed by Derick Martini; written by Derick Martini and Steven Martini; Screen Media Films release; Rated R for language, some sexual content, violence, and drug use. Runtime: 95 minutes.

Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; Sony Pictures Classics release; Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use. Runtime: 120 minutes.

By Stan Robinson Sugar has just enough sports footage for the baseball fan, and a lot more story to draw the non-sports viewer to the life of Miguel Santos, nicknamed ‘Sugar’ because of his

universe whose appearances in the film series have long been anticipated.

As the studios continue the trend of ‘back to the beginning’, Hugh Jackman returns in the role that made him a superstar. He’s the fierce fighting machine who possesses amazing healing powers, retractable claws, and a primal fury. X-Men Origins: Wolverine gives us the back story of the namesake’s violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), and the Weapon X program.  Along the way, Wolverine encounters mutants both familiar and new, and legends of the X-Men

Mead (Matthew McConaughey) loves freedom, fun, and women... in that order. Jenny (Jennifer Garner) is the one woman in his life who has always seemed immune to his considerable charm.  In the tradition of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Connor gets a wake-up call from the ghost of his late Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas), the hard-partying, legendary ladies man upon whose exploits Connor has modeled his own lifestyle.  Uncle Wayne has an urgent message for his protégé, and delivers it through the ghosts of Connor’s jilted girlfriends, past, present and future, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through a lifetime of failed relationships.  Together, they will discover what turned Connor into such a shameless player and whether he has a second chance to find, and this time keep, the love of his life. Directed by Mark Waters; written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore; New Line Cinema release; Rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout, some language and a drug reference.

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Choosing the “correct” wines for a casual party, elegant dinner, or family gathering can be a daunting task for some. As much as it would please my mother, a rocket scientist I am not; therefore, if I can do this, so can you. When selecting the wine, most people focus on the food; however it isn’t the only thing to consider – it’s just the most discussed. Your event and the people who will be sharing the wine are just as important and need to be considered. An intimate evening is a good time for those really special wines. The flavors, aromas, and textures delivered by a great Red Burgundy, Russian River Valley Chardonnay, or Washington State Syrah evoke emotions the wine drinkers share, and create an even more memorable night. For a completely different scenario, like the neighborhood barbecue, you need to look for drinkability; something tasty but not thought-provoking. A juicy Spanish Garnacha, simple New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, or dare I suggest something with bubbles, perhaps an Italian Prosecco, would all be good choices.

These two occasions to share wine represent opposite ends of the spectrum, and there are many more spanning the scale. The next time you are picking out wine for an event, first think about where it lies on this ‘social scale’. And remember, if you would prefer someone else do the wine selecting, stop in to your favorite wine shop and let them do it for you; they’ll make you look like a star. Next week we can look at the incredibly subjective world of food and wine pairing, until then, Cheers!

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5 Valley Cinco de Mayo Parties Worth a ‘Woo-Hoo’! Many transients who make the Valley their current residence are thankful for the numerous benefits that southwestern culture provides: The Food- that spicy bean/rice/meat/ pepper/salsa combo never fails to invigorate the palate. The Booze- top shelf tequilas in mouth-watering, customized margaritas are popular selling points at too many places to count in the Valley. The Nude- sun + more sun + outdoor patios + drink specials = less clothing = everyone happy. All of these features of life in Arizona come together within the greatest southwestern perk of all; Cinco de Mayo, that über holiday that has superseded Christmas as the

celebration that has made most irrelevant the source of its existence due to the scope of its excesses. Mexican Independence? Day of the Dead? Yeah, right. This day is all about partying, and Mexican and Beach- themed restaurants in the area mark it on their calendar with as much reverence and anticipation as pubs in Ireland denote March 17th. This May 5th, if you are in the mood to throw down with a vigorous AYYYYAYYYY- AYYYYY and a commitment to unobstructed partying, check out the following options:

Los Sombreros Mexican Café & Cantina

Sizzling $5 specials all day, including mojitos, margaritas, wines, and select food items will bring Los Sombreros to life on May 5th. Named one of America’s Top Restaurants by the 2008 and 2009 Zagat Guidebook and Food and Wine’s “Go List 2007,” this

award-winning eatery is nationally known for its menu of authentic Mexican and South American cuisine. 2534 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 994-1799

Sandbar Mexican Grill

Tacos, Chihuahuas, and Bikinis. Sandbar is hosting a weekend festival packed with nonstop entertainment.  Festivities include competitive Dodgeball and Cornhole Tournaments, a World Taco Eating Championship, Bikini Contest, Chihuahuha Racing, live local bands, incredible drink specials, and to top it all off, Sandbar’s signature Mexican food. 

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especially special for Padre’s, as it marks their 5th anniversary. Live bands, poker, darts, beerpong, a pig roast, and numerous drink specials are all on the wild itinerary. 1044 E. Camelback, Phoenix (602) 277-1749

Aunt Chilada’s

This establishment steeped in Valley history is set to make a historical charge at this year’s Cinco celebration. With two huge patios, a plethora of outside and inside bars, old-fashion flatiron grill, killer margs at ridiculously low prices, succulent Mexican cuisine, and a full-size bocce ball court, your coolest Aunt is set to host a hum-dinger on May 5th.

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San Felipe’s Cantina

With a new location in Desert Ridge, this Valley icon of the authentic coastal experience is doubly amped to bring in Cinco de Mayo with a stellar lineup of food and drink specials. Beach décor like a DJ booth that looks like a life guard tower, and a life-sized great white shark, emanates from San Felipe’s interior, surrounding patrons in a good-time vision unlike any other. Among the more enticing treats are $2 Tecate and Dos Equis drafts, and $3 Horniots Plata tequila margaritas.

Padre’s Modern Mexican Cuisine

This award-winning restaurant and bar will kick off a five-day celebration of dancing, singing, drinking, and face-stuffing unlike any other in the Valley (May 5th-9th). Cinco de Mayo ’09 is


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Regions Bistro & Bar Comes to Mill Ave

Tempe- Last weekend, the newest Regions Bistro & Bar officially celebrated its new digs on the busy southwest corner of Mill Avenue and 6th Street with a grand opening celebration. In the few weeks since its soft opening during the Tempe Arts Festival, patrons have enjoyed the stellar spring temperatures on Regions’ patio and a fresh new option for a more upscale dining experience on Mill. The spot is already becoming a fast favorite among city officials and nearby

corporate business neighbors. The restaurant offers an indoor/outdoor bar, a VIP seating area in the lounge for a special evening out or entertaining guests, and a slightly more cozy dining room than its sister location in Scottsdale. The same lunch and dinner menus apply, along with a daily happy hour and reverse happy hour. Sunday brunch is also now in full swing in Tempe with a prix fixe menu including a cocktail, muffins, an entrée, and dessert at just $18. Coming up in May, Regions will

Happy Hour menu

introduce its next regional menu – this time from the Southwest. The flavorful menu will feature items like the Fired Wild Mushroom and Poblano Ravioli, a Stuffed Relleno Platter with risotto, shrimp and corn in one and pulled pork and sweet potato in the other. “Sweet tooths” can satisfy with Banana Flautas filled with bananas, brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with caramel and cinnamon ice cream. Items will be priced both a la carte and prix fixe, along with an accompanying wine flight for an additional $10.

Regions Bistro & Bar in Scottsdale also now offers breakfast from 7 – 11am with a delicious menu and nothing priced over $7. Both restaurants are open daily from 11am – 2pm for lunch, from 5 – 10pm for dinner Sunday through Thursday, and until 11pm Friday and Saturday. Happy hours are offered between 2 – 6pm and again from 9pm – close daily. The bar menu is available all day, every day. Regions is located at 9343 East Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale. For more information, call (480) 921-3770 or log onto



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

BY BRENT DIGGINS AND EFIA MOORE “So can you drink on the job?” People ask me that frequently when I am attending an event, concert, bar or club. My answer? “What’s my muthafreakin’ name?” The Night Owl; that’s right, and that gives me the right—really the obligation--to drink on the job. That is what I do! How good of a journalist would I be if I went to a bar and didn’t have a drink? On that note, Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I have some well-researched places for you to get margaritas, plus a review of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. For all that happened, is happening, and will happen in the Valley; read on! MMMF Review: Ah, it came and went and what an event it was; The McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Set in the shadow of the McDowell Mountains at West World, this year’s festival was another winner and was certainly one of the best in the MMMF legacy. Why? First, the weather was terrific; a little windy at times, but nothing to complain about. The days were idyllic and the nights cool enough so that a light long sleeve t-shirt would do. The music, you ask? Spectacular. The line-up was made up of music festival veterans, and the type of bands, whether you knew them or not, that made you bob your head, stamp your feet, and clap your hands. Additionally, the homage paid and opportunity given to local acts is a decision that says something wonderful about the organizers of the event. Finally, as always, the people who run this festival know what the hell they are doing. From their logistics to set-up to choice of bands, it was all excellent, and is the reason why the MMMF is near the top of my list of annual Phoenix events. Here’s a break down: The Music: Music was stellar all around from the main stage all the way to the party tent and acoustic stage. At all times, on some stage, a band—good bands—were performing. Some highlights of my weekend included The Riders of the Purple Sage, who have the Grateful Dead vibe (they toured with Jerry Garcia and boys after all, and Jerry was once a member) that is the seed behind festivals across the world; Michael Franti and Spearhead, who has a great sound and are clear festival professionals, may have been the stars of the weekend with their dynamic and energy-infused set; the Flaming Lips’ effort was one of the best I’ve ever seen, as their on-stage antics and set-up including a giant Ferris wheellight structure and zany fans dressed in a variety of costumes (infamous bunny suits were one-ofa-kind); Railroad Earth’s sound was excellent and although I had not seen them before this festival, I’ll definitely put their future shows on the calendar; local bands Haven James, Delcoa, What Laura Says and Peachcake all were spectacular and brought their “A” game to the festival—you need to check them all out if you haven’t already.


Cinco De Mayo: Lately I’ve done extensive research on margaritas. My usual cocktail of choice is a simple and refreshing short gin and tonic with two limes, but realizing that Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, I changed up recently to bring you some insight on margaritas. Thankfully my search for the perfect margarita hasn’t been in vain, allowing me to share with you the best places to enjoy margaritas for Cinco de Mayo. Here are some of my favorite places in the Valley to celebrate with “‘Ms. Rita’” this Cinco: Los Dos Molinos: With a wait that rivals Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco (okay not really, but you know what I mean), most guests are left to enjoy the inexpensive pitchers of margaritas. A quaint dining room and large, airy patio make their Mexican mixer taste that much better. As a nightlife aficionado, I must warn you to go with a group of three or more, just like Los Dos Molinos’ food; the pitchers of margaritas are made for sharing. Padres Modern Mexican Cuisine: This little Phoenix jewel offers guests fine dinning, dancing, live music, happy hour, and refreshing twists on the classic cocktail. Remixes of the margarita include the “Patrón,” “Pomegranate,” “Waborita,” and the “Holy Grail,” which mixes Patrón Platinum, Gran Marnier, and Remy Martin VSOP to earn it its title. Padre’s takes its happy hour as serious as its margaritas, offering a menu for under $8 4 – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dos Gringos: A great place to mix and mingle, Dos Gringos does the patio bar right. It’s no wonder the Night Owl is a fan of its signature “gringorita.” No matter if I’m in the Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, or Mesa location I can still enjoy the laid back Dos Gringo’s party atmosphere. The cheap and satisfying happy hour menu and great drink specials throughout the week make Dos a popular watering hole for everyday, especially Cinco de Mayo. Macayo’s: The friendly atmosphere and unbeatable drink specials draw me in, and the huge mugs of margaritas make me stay. Known throughout the Valley for its tasty Mexican food, Macayo’s is a great spot to start the night. On Cinco De Mayo, Macayos will have $6.25 20-ounce grande margaritas and $5.00 Corona and Pacifico bombers. 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

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Get Your Ass Into The Library Bar & Grill for Cinco de Mayo!

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Blue Martini: CityNorth’s Versatile Playground

Scottsdale- Like the modern new CityNorth in which it resides, Blue Martini is an other-worldly place that seemingly materialized out of thin air in February. Offering a colorfully refined, diverse concept made popular by designer and CEO Mark Vasu within its predecessors across the country, the new location is already packed from happy hour ‘till close on a nightly basis. “We opened like a powerhouse, and it’s only getting better,” says GM Dallas Henderson. “City North is really starting to take its role in the community; there is a lot of big stuff going on and its flowing down to us. In the first few weeks we were developing regulars.” Blue Martini escapes easy classification. “It’s not a lounge, not an ultra lounge, not a nightclub, not a restaurant; it’s an upscale, friendly local establishment,” Henderson explains. The description he gives is telling: This versatile operation can’t be summed up by breaking it down into its separate components, which it offers in an elegant denial of gaudiness and gratuitous imagery. “All of the sconces and lamps, some of the other fixtures, are designed for homes, not commercial real estate,” he says, alluding to Blue Martini’s inescapable intimacy. From the outdoor patio and bar area, with its wicker and stone trimmings and spacious layout, guests are enticed to flow inward to a multi-leveled, mutlilit, multi-finished interior that is split into an elevated VIP bar and lounge, and a descended dance floor with its own bar and prominently displayed DJ booth. Blue Martini is truly everything for everyone, in the physical sense first, and then through its product and entertainment as well.


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range from St Louis Style Spinach and Artichoke Dip to Bruschetta and Shrimp Martini; and there are choice flatbreads for those in the pie kind of way, like BBQ Chicken, Beef Tenderloin and Portabella, Margherita, and Classic Pepperoni. Happy hour is 4-7pm every day, when Chef Patrick Marinazzo features ½ prices on everything except specialty items. “The food is driving happy hour right now,” Henderson says. “We are offering 1/2 price on ALL the Food and most of the drinks except for the boutique wines and specialty liquors. Most people order food during happy hour because it’s such a fantastic bargain.” Specialty martinis include the namesake (Van Gogh blue vodka, Citronge, blue Curaçao, sour mix, orange juice, served in oversized snifter over ice with a glow stick) and others with colorful names like the Sex in the city, 007, and the Brazilian (Though $7 might seem a little stiff for some folks to pay for a drink at happy hour, Henderson says that 5 ounces of alcohol in each cocktail will help them appreciate the value they’re getting). For weekend fun beats, Henderson immediately secured the talents of local spin favorites Noah Wylie, Mikyl, and Soul Man. “These guys sell a room and figured out what we’re looking for,” says Henderson. “From Sunday to Tuesday, we do something a little different than the dance and Top 40 stuff, so we bring in western fusion bands, acoustic acts, jazz; I like to mix it up and keep energy in the room, and change it around for the crowd.” A magical layout, incredible cocktails, excellent, affordable food, and constant live entertainment have assured Blue Martini’s future success in the vast F & B Valley landscape. And unless you plan on popping a bottle or hosting a special event, don’t bother calling ahead for dinner reservations, advises Henderson. “Just get here around four-thirty or five if you want a good table, because we’ll be full by five-thirty!” Blue Martini 5455 E. High St., Phoenix (480) 638-2583


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CLUB! DIRECTORY Axis/Radius 7340 E. Indian Plaza – Scottsdale 480-970-1112 Open Thur-Sat

The Big Bang

501 S. Mill #B101 – Tempe 480-557-5595 Open 7 Days


7330 E. Stetson – Scottsdale 480-423-9434 drinxscottsdale Open Tues-Sat

The Library Bar & Grill

501 S. Mill Ave. – Tempe 480-929-9002 Open 7 Days

Maloney’s Tavern

8608 E Shea Blvd Scottsdale 480-889-1188 Open 7 Days

Maloneys On Campus

955 E. University Dr. – Tempe 480-894-2224 Open 7 Days

Cream Stereo Forbidden Lounge 4252 N. Drinkwater Blvd Night Club Scottsdale, AZ 85251 602-222-9922

Blue Martini

Phoenix City North 480-638-BLUE

6820 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 480-994-5176 Open Wed-Sun till 2am - 2 rooms, 2 DJs, 2 dance floors

Club Red

2155 E. University - Tempe 480-968-2114 Blunt Club Thursday Nights

Myst Nightclub

7340 E. Shoeman Lane – Scottsdale 480-970-5000 Open Wed, Fri, Sat

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How did you get into the promotions/productions game? Give us the backstory…

I started promoting concerts as “Psyko Steve Presents” in 2000. Basically, I knew a lot of new bands that I thought were good and I knew the venues and other promoters, so I started to help those newer bands get in the shows they wanted to play. Then I was just doing a lot of shows myself putting together lineups I liked. Eventually national agents were coming to me with ideas. Nine years later I am still doing that. I have had the chance to work with some of my favorite artists like Thrice, Limbeck, The Cold War Kids, Motion City Soundtrack, and many more.

What are the attributes of the DJs/artists/ entertainers that you most like to work with?

Same question regarding those who are difficult to work with?

First off, they have to be good if they want to get noticed; be noteworthy. It’s really that simple. I am a music fan first, and when I see something I think is worthwhile, I am willing to bet others will see it too. Second, they have to work hard. I never want to feel like I am working harder for a band than they are willing to work for themselves. I am here to help bands get to the next level, not open doors and lay the red carpet for them to stroll through sweat free. Finally, they have to have their shit


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together. It is the little things that make so much difference. It is amazing what a wellwritten email will do. And what some basic manors will do.

Artists who are not self-critical; who believe that they are doing something great when they aren’t. They will never be able to see what separates them from the artists who are where they wish they were. If that drive for self-improvement is not there, it never will be. And there is nothing you can do to help an act like this, so why even try? Finally, not having the basics covered can wreck a band. If one band member is a pain, I won’t take time to deal with them.


What are your favorite 3 venues in the Valley?

First and foremost, Modified Arts. It is where I started doing shows, and it is the one venue I will always do shows at. I like that it is all about the music and art. At most places, music is just about getting people in the door to sell booze. It’s why so many of today’s best bands have played Modified before any other venue would take a chance on them; TV On The Radio, The Hold Steady, Alkaline Trio, Arcade Fire, Rilo Kiley, Vampire Weekend, and Fleet Foxes all played there early on. Then would have to be Rhythm Room and Chyro Arts, both great rooms to see new music.

Give us an idea of the risks vs. benefits that a potential client has to consider when you pitch him/her on a new event?

How do you sway that balance into your favor?

The advantage I have is a long track record of doing interesting events and helping great bands before they were popular. People are willing to take a chance on something I am doing most of the time because they know what I have done in the past. I can remember trying to beg bands to play with Avenged Sevenfold and Cold War Kids. I have acts tell me all the time they wish they would not have turned down this show or that show; they normally don’t pass up good things again. Also, people know that I am not just trying to make a buck; I really believe in all the events I am doing. A great number of acts know that I have never taken advantage of any act in this town, and that also goes a long way into convincing them that a show might worth the risk.

Scottsdale- On Thursday, April 30th, the Valley’s premier mixer queen, Raven Valdes, and her prolific production company, Raven Events, will be hosting a unique ‘Wahines’ night (ladies, in Hawaiian) at Trader Vic’s next to the Valley Ho in Scottsdale, from 6– 11pm. On this night, all the ladies will be treated to ½ off the ornate, colorful signature cocktails for which Trader Vic’s is famous (The guy invented the Mai Tai, for the love of Rum!). If you have never experienced the exotic South Pacific atmosphere and vibe of this remarkable establishment, now is your chance.  Trader Vic’s features Polynesian fare and big tropical drinks with a unique modern island design that includes traditional tikis and outrigger canoes, but also adds new architectural elements such as floor to ceiling glass walls and curved walls to create a sense of fluid island life.  Once you step inside, you’ll feel like you’re in a beautiful upscale lounge on a tropical island. If you’re ready for an after-work snack

or meal, Trader Vic’s will be offering all guests ½ off their delicious appetizer menu. If you want something more substantial, you’ve come to the right place. The chefs employ a variety of cooking methods, such as steaming, grilling using a wok, and slowly roasting delicacies in the Chinese wood fired oven. Pupu platters- offering an assortment of appetizers- and tidbits such as Barbeque Spare Ribs, Crab Rangoon, and Crispy Prawns top off the finger foods. Other favorites from the wood fired oven range from Rack of Lamb to Maple Leaf Duck Breast and Rib Eye Steaks. Along with traditional favorites, Trader Vic’s continues to add new specialties such as Hawaiian Ahi, Mahi Mahi and other fresh seafood.


Raven Beguiles ‘Wahines’ at Trader Vic’s

As if the sexy ladies and unbelievable food and crazy drinks were not enough, The Dan Purser Band will be on hand to ‘fret’ the party mood. Dan, who is currently touring nationwide, will be entertaining guests with his talented 4-piece act. He recently released his second studio album, a six-song self-titled EP, which he is supporting with an extensive North American tour throughout most of 2009.  Trader Vic’s at Hotel Valley Ho is located at 6850 E. Main Street, in Scottsdale. (480) 421-7787.

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The Tempe Improv America’s Premiere Comedy Showcase & Restaurant 930 E. University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281 (480) 921-9877 for reservations Full Menu. Full bar.

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

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 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 Or Call: 623-298-4635 after 6pm Th-Sat.

The National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, located in Mesa, is celebrating the anniversary of its Grand Opening. NCT is proud to have defied the odds and the economy to keep the Valley laughing for one whole year and plans to celebrate in style. This weekend only NCT presents the Anniversary Show which combines their cutting-edge and always hilarious competitive improv comedy show with some exciting surprises that can only seen at this event. Catch these unforgettable shows this Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at www.


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...because life is too important to be taken seriously!

Arizona’s Premier Comedy Club Full Bar & Restaurant! The Nation’s Funniest Comedians! ALL SHOWS 18 and OVER! APRIL 30- MAY 3

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Late Night with David Letterman The Late Show With Craig Kilborn The Martin Short Show Mad TV Prime Time Live” with Diane Sawyer Boondock Saints MAY 7-10

Tammy Pescatelli • • • • •

Last Comic Standing 2 Country Music Television TV Land Poker Royale: Comedians Vs. Pros Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli

Mother’s Day with

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Tammy Pescatelli May 7th – 10th Fri and Sat: 8pm and 10pm Thurs and Sun: 8pm


Tempe Improv Gives Mom the Giſt of Laughter!

Tammy’s current schedule is jam-packed with headlining appearances at top comedy clubs and venues across the country. She adds her comedic observations to specials on VH1, E!, G4, Country Music Television and TV Land. She is featured weekly as part of the Fashion Police panel for US Weekly. Tammy recently gave pros a run for their money when she participated in the GSN poker series Poker Royale: Comedians Vs. Pros, making it all the way to the finals. She appeared in her own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli. Tammy made her film debut in the indie films Everybody Wants to Be Italian and Made in Brooklyn. Since becoming one of the top finalists on Last Comic Standing, Tammy’s career has been catapulted to new heights. Her ability to put a hilarious spin on everyday life has captured the hearts of comedy goers across America and solidified her as one of the sharpest women in entertainment. Tammy has appeared twice as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Dennis Miller and has been a featured comic on PAX’s Balderdash, National Lampoon’s Funny Money and Comedy Central’s The World Stands Up. She has performed on the Jerry Lewis Telethon twice, and also on TBS’s Evening at the Laugh Factory, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Comics Unleashed. Most recently, she has been writing for TBS and performing all over the country. Currently, she is #5 in voting (#1 female) on Comedy Central’s 2009 Stand-Up Showdown.

Dana Eagle Mother’s Day, May 10th 4pm When this petite misfit in dark-rimmed glasses appeared with D.L. Hughley before an audience of 3,000, she summarized it all: “I used to think I liked myself but then I realized I was just using me to get to someone else.” For Dana Eagle, being a misfit has had its privileges; she found standup comedy, which led to appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, national commercials, and a host positions on the Oxygen Network. Every club owner asks to have her return. She gives the audience such a great energy and non-stop laughter, and they reflect it right back to her. This is one show not to be missed!

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Get your 1st small 190 Octane for $ 680 South Mill Avenue

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Library Celebrates 5 DAYS of CINCO!

Vintage Bar and Grill 2-4-1 Happy Hour, all drinks, Everyday 5pm-8pm 414 S Mill (Upstairs corner of 4th and Mill)

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Tuesday this year, so if you can survive the Library’s 5 Days of Cinco, you will have a great time there. Friday, Saturday, Sunday Monday AND Tuesday the Library will be featuring ALL DAY - ALL Night drink specials including $3 Dos Equis, $3 Bud Lime Lights, $3 Cuervo Shots, $3 Land Sharks and $4 Jose Cuervo Gold Margaritas. Live music on Tuesday including Mariachi’s, Vinyl Revival, and DJ Pedro El Magnifico! As always, the Library will be packed and

the location....Appropriately located on “5th” and Mill.

Cinco De Drinko at Fat Tuesdays!

Fat Tuesdays offers $3 Dos Equis bottles and $3 Coronas all night long on Cinco de Mayo.

Save a Taco. Eat a Fatburger!

Fatburger invites you to find room in your Mexican dining plans this Cinco and get a fresh, delicious Fatburger. Wash it down with a $1.99 Corona this Cinco de Mayo and everyday at Fatburger on Mill.

(480) 297 -2195

50% off Appetizers Limit 1 per customer

2-For-1 PIZZA! Tuesday Nights $2.50 Pints and Select Calls • Monday -Friday 4-7pm 21 E. 6th Street (off Mill)


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The Arizona Cardinals selected Ohio State RB Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells in last weekend’s NFL Draft with the 31st pick in the first round, then followed up with OLB Cody Brown out of Connecticut in the 2nd round with the 63rd pick overall. Finishing dead last in rushing yardage in 2008, Arizona is looking to balance out their prodigious passing game with some fresh legs in the backfield, and Wells is just the kind of bruising, physical back that can exploit defenses geared to stop weekly Red Bird air-raids. As an OSU alum, Wells is not unfamiliar with the Valley. In 2007, he was a member of the team that lost to Florida (bad) in

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the National Championship Game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and this past year he played his second game in Glendale when the Buckeyes lost to Texas in the Fiesta Bowl (not so bad). Wells came into college as one of the most highlytouted high school football players in recent memory, and immediately demonstrated his athleticism and skill as a ball carrier. 2008, however, found Wells marred by injuries, which dropped his draft stock despite an impressive ‘pro day’ workout in Columbus. If he comes into training camp healthy and can remain that way for the foreseeable future, grabbing him at #31 will be regarded as a steal, in retrospect. Brown is an impressive athlete who racked up 11 sacks and 18 tackles for loss in 13 games last season for the 8-5 Huskies

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team that went on to win the International Bowl in January. Cards Coach Ken Whisenhunt is a defensiveminded skipper, and though the Cardinals were Super Bowl runner-ups last year, he and his coaching staff are intent on bolstering the defensive side of the ball for 2009. Bringing heat on the quarterback is an essential ingredient to making this happen. Last year, the Cardinals were ranked 14th in the NFL in sacks (average) and 22nd in the league against the pass (below average), so coaches and fans hope Brown will make an impact in improving those numbers. In Round 3, the Cardinals drafted S Rashad Johnson out of Alabama, and in Round 4 they took CB Greg Toler out of St. Paul’s.

Chris ‘Beanie’ Wells Ohio State Buckeyes DOB: 8/7/88 Ht: 6’1” Wt: 240lbs 40 yd dash: 4.35 s Vertical jump: 33½ in Bench (reps at 225): 25

Strengths: For his size, Wells possesses remarkable speed, and moreover has displayed breakaway speed once he gets past the second level of the defense. Great inside power and ability to stay on his feet after first contact. Rarely falls backward on tackles. Decent blocking ability due to his lower body strength. Effective stiff arm. Weaknesses: His toughness at the end of runs is a question mark. To make an impression on coaches, he’ll need to lower his shoulder against defenders instead of running out of bounds. Running style is too upright given his physicality, and could be the reason behind his susceptibility to injuries. Not a great pass catcher, but

Cards Depth at Position: Tim Hightower, Jason Wright, Edgerrin James (will probably be released)

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players at point of contact. Excellent speed off the edge. Closes very well and finishes tackles. Smart player, hard to fool; recognizes gadget plays and misdirection well. Demonstrated versatility as a down lineman, linebacker, and special teams enforcer. Weaknesses: Undersized; might get manhandled in the NFL until he learns certain tricks of the trade. Did not cover many passes in college, but will be expected to drop back into coverage as an outside backer in the pros. Transition from down lineman to outside backer will take time. Tends to give up on plays downfield; needs to keep the motor running until whistle blows.

DOB: 11/9/86 Ht: 6’2” Wt: 248lbs 40 yd dash: 4.76 s Vertical jump: 36½ in Bench (reps at 225): 26

Cards Depth at Position: Bertrand Berry, Chike Okeafor, Travis LaBoy, Clark Haggans

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LOOK! SECTION Arizona’s Own Supermodel By Christine Capuano Perry Ullmann is reminded of his loss on Bravo’s Make Me A Supermodel every time he checks his back account that is shy of the $100,000 the winner was promised. Ullmann, a graduate of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, made it past thousands of hopeful applicants and fought his way to the final four contestants on the reality series last April. Although he is undeniably easy on the eyes and stands 6’1”, Ullmann grew up with dreams of a career that relied much more on his athletic abilities rather than his good looks. “I was gonna rescue dolphins, but apparently it’s a long training process, so I didn’t do that,” he


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laughed, displaying a charming sense of humor. “No I’m just kidding. I went to a school in Chicago on a football and basketball scholarship for a semester, but after four knee surgeries I moved back to Arizona and went to Scottsdale Community College. After I enrolled in an acting class, I began ditching English and History every day and only showing up for acting class. That was it. I had found my passion.” To further his career and take a step in a more professional direction Ullmann signed up to take part in ProScout. ProScout is a national level scouting service as a program that helps aspiring actors and models get their careers launched. It is a weekend long convention that brings nearly every major modeling and acting agency under one roof, and if selected by one of their scouts, brings the talent face to face with them. Needless to say, Ullmann was selected and received 21 callbacks.

“I was so naive to the business,” he said. “But I nailed a starring role and then I didn’t work again for six months; that humbled me.” It was not long before the slow pace of Arizona’s entertainment market began to bore Ullmann. He decided to stick it out, and eventually landed the lead role on the CW’s new series Hidden Palms. “I was really excited,” said Ullmann. “I was working two jobs at the time. I quit both of them on the spot. A week later I decided to buzz my hair and lost the show. They told me, ‘You don’t look like a high-schooler anymore.’” It was just six months later that the feeling of impatience began to get the best of him once again. While working a desk job at a marketing firm one day, Ullmann decided he had had enough. He did not care about the amount of money he had saved up and just decided it was time for him and his girlfriend to finally make the big move to Los Angeles. When they first got there the couple stayed in Highland Park, which is not necessarily the safest area in the city. In fact, just a week before moving out, there was a on their street.

or even say the stars were aligned, but not too long after starting his bartending job Ullmann stumbled upon an advertisement on Myspace. com for Make Me A Supermodel audition. He decided to rush down there just five minutes before tryouts ended. “They told us we would find out a week later,” Ullmann said. “I wasn’t all that sure in the beginning. It was reality television, but I saw there was supposed to be good hosts so I thought maybe I would give it a shot.” Exactly a week later Ullmann received a call from Bravo! saying that they wanted to fly him to New York City for callbacks. He once again took the risk of instantly quitting his steady job and was on the next flight to Manhattan.

“It was really rocky,” Ullmann said. “We were staying out there with a girl I met over Craigslist, and ended up getting an eviction notice because of the dog. We were told we had just three days to find a place and it is so hard to find a place in L.A., especially on a weekend.” After staying in a hotel for a short while, the two were finally able to land on their feet. Although getting out there was initially pretty rough, Ullmann eventually landed a job as a bartender at a night club and began going on a few auditions in his spare time whenever he could. Some might call it beginner’s luck,

“Around Thanksgiving time they came to my apartment in Los Angeles with the cameras rolling and handed me

About 40 people showed up for callbacks, and the judges continued to cut down the competition. For those who watched the show, Ullmann can be remembered as the one who flirted shamelessly with supermodel Niki Taylor and instantly caught the attention of co-host, male supermodel Tyson Beckford, as the most impressive among the male talent.


an envelope that said, ‘Congrats!!! You’re gonna be on Make Me a Supermodel!’” Ullmann said. “It was definitely the craziest experience of my life. We were super secluded and shut off from the world. It was absolutely you against everyone else. I took advantage of everything I could because I knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I told myself everyday once I leave this place I need to take everything I learned and be successful in this business, and not just modeling. I was always asking questions and soaking it all up. It’s not every day that you can go up to Tyson Beckford after the show and ask him questions. I was also a student, so aside from taking pictures, I kinda just utilized everything. I made friends...that part was inevitable. But I didn’t go there to make friends, because I knew in the end they wouldn’t be able to help me out.” After the show was over with it was not exactly back to reality for the 23-year-old L.A. resident. Just a day after the show ended he received a call from New York Model Management’s scout Corey Bautista asking him if he would like to be represented. Ullmann continues to land dream opportunities every day.

He booked numerous shows in NYC’s Fashion Week at Bryant Park, has done a few interviews in magazines, and has even appeared in music videos. He is also embracing his creative side and has begun writing television shows. “I met with a big network a few months ago, but both parties agreed it would not be the best fit,” Ullmann said. “However, hopefully we will find a right fit and begin filming soon. I have literally not been sleeping to make sure that this happens. Bottom line, I would like everyone to take from my story that you just have to continue to go for it because you only get closer each time. Anybody can do anything they want in life.”

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affected in a minimally invasive For William Miller, 74, of Phoenix, 22 years of Marine way and have the patients Corps duty had rendered back on their feet in no time.” the cartilage in his knees insufficient for normal Osteoarthritis is the most walking. Miller had a total common form of arthritis knee replacement in 1999 to and develops after years of combat the problem and an joint motion and pressure. The cartilage that normally Oxford Knee replacement two years ago. lubricates and protects a joint from bone on bone wear “There was a night and day gradually disappears, leaving difference between the two a painful condition that can result in joint replacement. In surgeries,” said Miller, an avid golfer. “With the total knee a healthy knee, the cartilage acts like a shock absorber replacement, the physical therapy went on forever between the tibia (shin bone), femur (thigh bone) and patella whereas with the partial knee replacement, I was back to leg (knee cap). But in a knee that suffers from osteoarthritis, lifting 350 pounds in a week.” that cartilage is damaged or sometimes completely For more information, please call (602) 631-3161 or visit missing.

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April 30th - May 6th, 2009



Jason Shannon Joins Bob Schneider at Rhythm Room Phoenix- Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Jason Shannon will be performing at the Rhythm Room on Thursday, May 7th, opening for acclaimed musician Bob Schneider, in support of his self titled debut release. Fusing folk, blues, pop, soul and rock & roll, Jason blends American roots music with thoughtful, intelligent lyrics. Shannon fronts his five piece band on vocals with Daryl Bolicek on drums/percussion, Tim Carrow on keyboards/vocals, Nick Johnson on bass guitar, and Wendy Tangen-Foster on violins/vocals. For more information, visit, jasonshannonmusic, or

Thomas Ian Nicholas is a Slice of American Pie

Cave Creek- Thomas Ian Nicholas, who played the character named Kevin in the popular movie American Pie, performs live with his band at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 2nd at Cave Creek Coffee Company (6033 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek), with opening support from Venice Maki. Actorturned musician Nicholas has been playing and writing music for half of his life. He says, “Music is my passion, and I’m putting a lot of hard work into making that a reality.” Nicholas’s debut album, Without Warning, was released nationwide on January 15th, 2008). It’s an upbeat, O.C.-worthy album of pop-rock filled with more hooks than a bait shop. It features collaborations with rock legends like Bruce Kulick (KISS), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and John Corabi (Mötley Crüe). Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Doors open at 7pm. Call (480) 488-0603 or visit for more information.

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Scottsdale- The Promenade (16427 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale) is hosting the 3rd Annual Jazz on the Promenade every Friday night beginning at 7pm at the amphitheater area (south of Maggiano’s and Capital Grille). This free series of jazz concerts features some of the Valley’s best performers along with deserts from Promenade restaurants and a selection of wine by Uncorked. Scheduled to perform are: May 1st: Chicano Power Revival May 8th: The Charles Lewis Quintet May 15th: Jay Soto & Guest May 22nd: Dennis Rowland


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Phoenix– The First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Phoenix will feature a musical exhibition like none other on the globe, when the unclassifiable sounds of Mr. Meeble, Mondegreen, and Back Ten ‘n Ted collide and cohere outside the art saturated confines of the Lost Leaf Bar and Gallery on May 1st, starting at 630pm, with spin sets throughout the evening provided by The Boom Kidz. This foursome will produce a filling, night-long blend of melody guacamole that is made up of experimental pop, techno-punk fusion, and electronica with rock trimmings, all set to the

beguiling, entrancing stream of dream sequences and visual bytes that will be played on state of the art projectors for all to see. Brought to you by premier party promoter Jen Deveroux, this free show is set to be First Friday’s centerpiece of activity. Mr. Meeble is soulful harmony and reflective unrest incarnate, whose mesmerizing loops combine with scratches, glitches, and stutters in a holy testimony to naked imagination. Their performance will be the last North American show before taking off for a European tour. Back Ted ‘n Ted is on the neverending hunt for far-reaching transitions within spellbinding, sweeping torrents of trance and house motifs, at first engaging then carrying the listener to the blissful center of self. The Phoenix New Times writes Mondegreen’s “psychedelic indie rock is both

Cultural Collage Arts Festival

Chandler- A free music, art and dance festival offering diverse rhythmic sounds and inspiring arts will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am to 6pm at the East West Exchange, 2051 W. Warner Rd. (SW corner of Warner and Dobson) in Chandler. This is an all ages, indoor/outdoor event that features workshops, artists, artist demonstrators, dancers, poets, and musical performances on three stages with performances by Mary Godfrey, Cosmos, Iyata, Mei-Kuei Chan Cruise, The Overtones, Dawn Bowman, Argentine Tango, Shane Wilson, Bern Daddy LeZotte, Kinohi Loa, Andres Martinez & Mosiac, Capoiera, Poetry w/ Cathy DeLaleu, Annie Moscow, Bartholomew Faire, and many more! Call (480) 855-6010 or visit for more information.


Be Prepared: Music is at Edge of Enlightenment on ‘First 2’

catchy and quirky enough to appeal to a broad cross section of fans, from teenage emo kids and 20-something hipsters to Gen Xers weaned on the Pixies and Built to Spill.” This is not your everyday show. It’s not even your every First Friday show. This is a oncein-a- lifetime chance to be enchanted like never before at one of the city’s richest and hippest venues. You do not want to miss this show; if you deny yourself the experience of this euphoric, sensory- melting mind scramble, you and your slimy cube of conformity shall be forever banished to North Korea. The Lost Leaf is located at 914 N 5th St. For more information, call Jen Deveroux at (602) 903– 8992, write to, or log onto

Baby Boomers Remember The Who

Peoria- “From “My Generation” to “Pinball Wizard” to “Behind Blue Eyes” to “You Better You Bet” to “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, The Who Show has been thrilling baby boomer audiences with the unmistakable live sounds of The Who for more than a decade. The Who show was also voted VH1’s “Most Believable 1970’s Era Who Tribute”. With note for note musical renditions, authentic costumes and vintage instruments, The Who Show recreates a Who concert experience from the 1970s. On stage, the group accurately captures the “individual stage personas, idiosyncrasies and showmanship” of one of the most influential bands and perhaps the greatest live band ever. While many tribute bands duplicate the appearance and sound, The Who Show, “takes the extra step to capture the magic, energy and essence of the Who”. They are appearing in The Platinum Room at Skye (16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr. in Peoria) on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd. Tickets are available at

Michael Kolasa and Mary Godfrey will be performing at the Cultural Collage Arts Festival on Saturday May 2nd

April 30th - May 6th, 2009



LIVE! DIRECTORY Thursday April 30th Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Ronnie Winters. 9pm. www.rosiemccaffreys. com Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Courtney Marie Andrews w/ Vanessa Atalanta. Goat Head Saloon (480) 4648030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Greensky Bluegrass. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www. Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Kyle Phelan Band. 9pm. Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: The Shallow Type, Butcher Jones and Bonber. Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Terra Firma, In Data Out and Smokus Pocus. $5. Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: A fundraiser for Sustainable Resources, LTD. Becky Lee, Ree Boado, Dakota Jeane and Marlene O’Connor. Doors at 6m. $5. Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: Shining Star. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7065564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Shirley’s Temple. Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Belmont and Tugboat w/ special guests. 8pm. The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: 13th Floor Entertainment presents Snot, From Dark, Corrupt Defile, Ethic vs. Evil and Detox. Doors at 6:30pm. All ages. The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Rockabilly night with Al Foul. 9pm.

Friday May 1st Kozy Cactus (602) 569-5699, 4326 E. Cactus Rd. Suite 3, Phoenix: Sage Gentle-Wing. 8-11pm. www.


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People Mover (623) 889-4552, 6890 N. 58th Ave., Glendale: Wye Oak and The Pomegranites. 8pm. myspace. com/vbpeoplemover Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Trish Lester (acoustic) (5:30pm).

therubyroomlounge Crabby Don’s Bar and Grill (602) 942-8778, 3861 E. Baseline Rd, Gilbert: Bretheren Sol. 8pm. crabbydons

Saturday May 2nd

Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: There’s That. 9pm.

Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: There’s That. 9pm.

Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Endoplasmic and Friends. www.

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Homme Jones.

Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Technicolor Love, Robot Tank, Iglu & Hartly, The Shallow Type, Seemless and Rebel Jack. (8pm). Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Soul Power. Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Tony Cummins. www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Autumns End, Bionic Jive, Broken End, Fallen Adrift and Ameliora. Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Mike Mercier (5pm) and The Brazen Heads (9pm). www. Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: The Undertone CD Release Show w/ The Worrymen and Blues Love Undiscovered.. $10. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Stephen Steinbrink tour kick off with Hell Kite, Towncraft, Fathers Day and Hello the Mind Control. 10pm. www. CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: 2 Knuckles Deep. The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: 13th Floor Entertainment presents My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Bella Lune, Politik 89 and Zinforge. Doors at 7pm. All ages. The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Surfside IV, Mission Creeps and The El Camino Rolyales. 8pm.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Lander (1pm), Bye Heart (2pm), Dry River Yacht Club (3pm), Truckers on Speed (4pm), Sugar Thieves (5:30pm), Black Carl (7pm), Gunzawless (8:30pm), Dudley (10pm), What Laura Says (11pm) and Strange Young Things (midnight). www. Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Rock Lobster (10:30pm). Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: 13 to the Gallows w/ Suicide Driver. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www. Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Tony Cummins. www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: E-Bomb. All ages. Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Sister Cities w/ The Modlins (San Diego), Dakota Jeane and Banned from Japan. $5. Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Psyko Steve presents Matador, Ministry of Love and Some Never Sleep. Doors at 7pm. $8 in adv, $10 at the door. www. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Laura Stevenson, Andrew Jackson Jihad, & Somersault. (9pm). $6. www. Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: The Brazen Heads. 9pm.

CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Freddy Thunder. The Sets (480) 829-1822, 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe: Joey Arroyo Band CD Release Show with Reynaldo Moreno, Fifteen Minutes to Harlem and St. Jerome’s Escape. Doors at 7pm. All ages. The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Lyserg Sand. 8pm. therubyroomlounge Westside Complex 2149 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix: Saliva. www.

Concert Venues Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: May 22nd: Great White and Keel Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 782-2680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: May 3rd: Salt River Brass Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644-256, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: May 19th: Kings of Leon May 23rd: Insane Clown Posse June 1st: The Offspring Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: May 2nd: Darren Styles, Jaime Rimen and Marc Smith. 6pm. $31.25. All ages. May 8th: B/S (Bon Scott era AC/DC tribute). 6:30pm. $10 in adv, $12 at the door. All ages Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: May 4th: Vienna Teng May 9th: Side Street Strutters May 17th: Indigo Girls The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: May 1st: Napalm Death, Kataklysm, Toxic Holocaust, Coliseum and Tram Them. $20. May 2nd: Mae w/ special guests. May 3rd: Tomorrow the Stars, Trinsik, Existence A.D., Anozira, In Faith or Glory, It’s a Long Story, Skeletal Secrets, Out of Mortality and Fall of Monarch. 7pm. Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix:

April 30th: Lil’ Dave Thompson. Doors at 7pm. $10. May 1st: Tomcat Courtney. Doors at 8pm. $7. May 2nd: Big Pete Pearsom Blues Band. Doors at 8pm. $7. May 3rd: Leon Russell with Hans Olson. Doors at 7pm. $31 in adv, $33 at the door. May 4th: Stateside presents Jay Nash and Pete and J. Doors at 7:30. $10. All ages. May 5th: Black Carl, Home Jones and DJ Seduce. Doors at 7pm. $5. May 6th: Al Foul and The Heymakers. Doors at 7:30pm. $4. May 7th: Bob Schneider, Jason Shannon and Charlie Mars. Doors at 6:30pm. $24 in adv, $26 at the door. Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: April 30th: Third Day May 9th: Day 26 and J. Holiday May 16th: Seven Mary Three, Days of the New and Sponge May 29th: Soulja Boy Tell Em June 13th: Kenny G June 17th: Loretta Lynn June 26th: Summer Storm Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: May 21st: Taylor Swift May 24th: Fleetwood Mac June 23rd: Andre Rieu June 26th: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood June 28th: Yanni Dodge Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: May 5th: Robin Thicke/Jennifer Hudson May 15th: Styx and REO Speedwagon May 30th: Queensryche June 7th: Joe Cocker U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: July 7th: Beyonce’s “I Am…” World Tour August 23rd: Depeche Mode Cricket Wireless Pavilion (602) 2547599, 2121 E. 83rd Ave., Phoenix: May 6th: Dave Matthews Band May 14th: Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band May 15th: Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction May 23rd: No Doubt with Paramore and The Sounds June 30th: Vans Warped Tour July 12th: New Kids on the Block

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Friday 5/1 • 7 pm • 21+

Club Red #4 DUAL STAGE – Jason Devore, 3UG, Crooked

Head Annie, Shawn Johnson, Headroom, Jeordie, Nick Sterling (Acoustic), Jeff Hunt Band, 36 Cents and a Dream, What Laura Says and Cousin Affect.

Saturday 5/2 • 8pm • 18+

Best Friends Forever BFF hosted by PARTY FOUL DUAL STAGE DJ DANCE PARTY! ElectroHouse, Bangers and Remixes all night long! Two Stages of DJs & Bands! Two Stages of Action!

Tuesday 5/5 • 7pm • 21+

Cinco de METAL SHOWCASE for Metal Bands!

Great White and Keel

RED OWL STAGE – One Body Too Many, Top Dead Center, Six Million Dead, Lustmord, Winter Darkness. The 3rd Annual Cinco de METAL!

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.

Friday 5/8 • 8pm • 18+

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

Saturday 5/9 • 7 pm • 21+

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Top Dead Center

SAY WHEN Eight Bands on Two Stages! DUAL STAGE – POWER ROCK 09 with Hillside, Eken is Dead, Sister Cities, Say When, Nevermind Eternity, Blood From Stone & Session!

Saturday 5/9 • 7:30pm • 21+ DYME DEF & SAIGON

Thursday 5/7


DUAL STAGE: Automatic Self-Destruct, I Don’t Know

5/15 Kicking Up Dust CD Party


5/23 INDIE ROCKS: Sarah Vanell DUAL STAGE: 3 Ugly Guys, JImmy Kerr, Sarah Vanell

5/24 Hammerheads REUNION!

CLUB RED: Future Allies, Whiskey Dogz, The Worx!

Jimmie Van Zant

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Concert: Vrtra, London Metal Exchange, Roveen, Minus Blindfold, Vistalance and Beyond the Now. 6 killer bands will be bringing it there!


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Raashan Ahmad-DNAE Beats SAIGON & DYME DEF DJ Teeko & Goldenchyld Nosaj Thing & Golden Tung Youthful exuberance makes Dyme Def so relevant. FACT: Brian writes his raps in phone texts. FACT: S.E.V. writes ballads in house slippers about honey drippers...

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5/29 75 Summers @JAMZONA DUAL STAGE: The Classy Penguins, Faces in the Well


DUAL STAGE: Automatic Self-Destruct, Down by Fire.

Voodoo • Grind Twilight Ride • 3 TRIBUTES

VOODOO Godsmack Tribute

RED OWL STAGE – 3 Great Tribute Bands: Grind (doing Godsmack), Voodoo (AC/DC) and Metallica Tribute. Party spot for the Twilight Ride!

Wednesday 5/13 • 6:30 • All Ages

Hollywood Heartthrob Halifax & Friday Night Gunfight!

CLUB RED STAGE – Sounds of the City, Fight the Quiet, Friday Night Gunfight, Hollywood Heartthrob and Halifax. Special ALL AGES show.

Friday 5/15 • 8pm • 21+

Kindred • Purple Kush Up in Smoke – REGGAE NIGHT

CLUB RED STAGE – Blake Worthington, Purple Kush, Kindred and Sandaka. Four terrific bands playing REGGAE on the big Club Red stage.

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