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THE VALLEY’S BEST WILD WEST MUSICAL ATTRACTION FINDS A NEW HOME AT THE BROADWAY PALM! Enjoy dinner and a show with internationally-acclaimed singing cowboys Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers! Don’t miss the Valley’s best Wild West Musical Attraction Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers at their new home in the “Pioneer Room” at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. These internationally acclaimed singing cowboys will take you back to the Old West with spectacular harmonies, sidesplitting jokes, cowboy poetry, horse shoe tap dancing and more!  Tickets are just $35 for dinner and show and include a delicious Wild West buffet meal. Show Only seats are available for $19.  Purchase tickets online at broadwaypalmwest.com or by calling the Box Office at (480) 325-6700.

Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers bring back all the music and fun of the exciting and nostalgic era of the singing cowboys.  You’ll hear songs like “Cool Water,” “Tumbleweeds,” “Ghost Riders” as well as the signature songs of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.  It’s the best Wild West Revue since Buffalo Bill!  Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers is fantastic entertainment for all ages, and a great way to experience the music and fun of the Old West. Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is excited to be the new home for Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers.    These rambling cowboys have previously performed across the country and internationally.  They have been featured on television programs in America and on the BBC and have been headliners at festivals across the US and Canada.  Performances at the Broadway Palm take place in the intimate setting of the Pioneer Room, which will take you back to the opera houses of the Arizona West.  Performances run on Saturday evenings through June 27th.  Dinner is at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM.

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TICKETS to Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers can be purchased online at broadwaypalmwest.com, by phone, (480) 325-6700, or at the Box Office, located at 5247 E. Brown Road in Mesa.  Tickets for dinner and show are   $35 and include our Wild West buffet meal, show and tax.   Show Only tickets are available for $19.   PERFORMANCE TIMES: Saturday Evenings through June 27th:  Dinner buffet begins at 6pm, show begins at

7:30pm. Contact the Box Office at (480) 325-6700 or visit broadwaypalmwest. com for exact dates and times. LOCATION:  The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is located at 5247 E. Brown Road, on the southeast corner of Brown and Higley Roads in the Alta Mesa Plaza.  The theater is easily accessible from the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) or the US 60 (Superstition Freeway) via the Higley Road exits.  Parking is free.  


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“The lyrical beauty of every dancer and every choreographic routine was stunning.” – Chris Curcio, KBAQ-FM

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The Sleeping Beauty Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this heart-warming fairytale. At Symphony Hall with The Phoenix Symphony

February 11-14, 2010

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IN THIS ISSUE!

AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 2, Issue 38 September 17th, 2009 Publisher Brian Muir brian.muir@azweeklymagazine.com Art Director Kevin Kelley kevin.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Office Manager Tami Kelley tami.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Editor Jeff Haugen jeff.haugen@azweeklymagazine.com Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle kim.naugle@azweeklymagazine.com

IN THIS ISSUE: Based on the true story and Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 book, the informant is Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon). Page 11

SALES STAFF Nick Connell Senior Accounts Manager nick.connell@azweeklymagazine.com Brian Schreiner Director of Business Development brian.schreiner@azweeklymagazine.com Christina Forrester christina.forrester@azweeklymagazine.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chad Haire THE NIGHTOWL Brent Diggins & Efia Moore brent.diggins@azweeklymagazine.com FILM WRITERS Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery ARTS WRITERS Randy Montgomery • Nick Connell

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It’s amazing what a few cups of coffee can do. The highly-caffeinated comedy, Triple Espresso, blasted all box office records at Actors Theatre last season by telling the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4 minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Now Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean are back to rehash their rags-to-rags story with hysterical results. PLUS, for the first time in over three years, the creators and original cast of Triple Espresso will reunite on Actors Theatre’s stage for the majority of the run!

ACTORS THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF LAST SEASON’S SMASH HIT, TRIPLE ESPRESSO, SEPTEMBER 11 – 27, 2009, AT THE HERBERGER THEATRE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PHOENIX.

Triple Espresso runs September 11 – September 27, 2009, at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe Avenue, in downtown Phoenix. Tickets range from $25 - $47. Discounted group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Show times vary. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Herberger Box Office at (602) 252-8497 or visit our website at www.actorstheatrePHX.org.

Triple Espresso is directed by Bill Partlan. It is written by Bill Arnold, Michael Pearce Donley and Bob Stromberg, with original music by Donley. The cast will include Bill Arnold as Buzz Maxwell, Bob Stromberg as Bobby Bean, and Michael Pearce Donley as Hugh Butternut. Cast may vary on some nights due to actors’ schedule. Other artistic personnel include Nayna Ramey (scenic design), Michael Klaers (lighting design), Kathleen Egan (costume design), and John Markiewicz (sound design). The stage manager is April Miller. Actors Theatre, a 24-year-old not-forprofit professional theatre company, presents progressive and provocative plays celebrating the unique power of live performance to engage and inspire our audiences. Actors Theatre is a resident company of the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Actors Theatre. Off Broadway. Just Downtown. www.actorstheatrePHX. org.

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Triple Espresso presented by Actors Theatre Herberger Theater Center Wednesday – Thursday 7pm Friday – Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm Thru Sept 27, 2009 It’s amazing what a few cups of coffee can do. Triple Espresso blasted all box office records last winter by telling the story of three guys whose bid for showbiz fame and fortune ended in 4-minutes of magnificent failure on national television. Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell, and Bobby Bean tell their rags-to-rags story earnestly, with hysterical results. Butternut is a musician, a vulnerable soul with a lounge lizard smile; Maxwell is an uncertain magician with an attitude; and Bean is an irrepressible, all-over-the-map entertainer with big dreams. If you missed it last time, catch it this time. Or even if you saw it last time, catch it again and bring a friend! They’ll love you for it.

Oscar Night presented by The Phoenix Symphony Symphony Hall Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm Hooray for Hollywood! The Phoenix Symphony and conductor Lawrence Golan perform a glittering night of Oscar-winning scores. From the sweeping romance of ‘Lara’s Theme’ from Doctor Zhivago and ‘Moon River’ from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the epic soundtracks from Ben Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings, this will be an event to remember. Be sure to arrive early to walk the red carpet and have your photo taken by ‘the paparazzi!’

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Leading Ladies presented by Mesa Encore Theatre Mesa Arts Center Theaters Monday – Tuesday 8pm Wednesday – Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm Sunday 2pm Thru Sept. 20, 2009 In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing ‘Scenes from Shakespeare’ on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. Enter romantic interest and the need to become legitimate. Screwball comedy erupts as Jack and Leo hatch a plot to pass themselves off as two English women to ‘relieve’ an elderly woman of her fortune. Disastrous decisions lead to hilarious comedy worthy of Ken Ludwig, author of the equally hilarious Lend Me a Tenor.

Peter Pan Valley Youth Theatre Thru September 27, 2009 Times TBD A Bad Friend iTheatre Collaborative Herberger Theater Center Thru September 26, 2009 Thursday - Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm Biergarten Desert Botanical Garden Friday September 25, 2009 7pm – 10pm The Comedy of Errors Southwest Shakespeare Company Mesa Arts Center Theaters Thru Oct. 3 Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 3pm

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The Ugly Duckling presented by Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre Friday – Saturday 7:30pm Saturday – Sunday 1pm & 3pm Thru Sept. 20, 2009 Hans Christian Andersen’s endearing tale about a duckling that doesn’t fit in soars in this uplifting musical. The late Gerry Cullity, Desert Stages Co-Founder and Artistic Director, provides an original musical version of the 150-year old tale about a swan that’s mysteriously born into a family of ducks and suffers ridicule and rejection because she is different. Her heartwarming journey to find love and acceptance provides lessons about life, family, friendship and, most importantly, about being herself. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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“Get In My Belly by Kokopelli” Dennis Minchella, President Kokopelli Winery

Harvest Season This time of year grapes in Arizona and across the country are reaching maturity and need to be harvested, crushed, pressed, and pumped into fermentation tanks. The journey from vineyard to grocer’s shelf can take a few months to several years. Each step along the way the winemaker is making decisions that will affect your impression of their finished wines. One thing most people don’t realize is that a winemaker has one opportunity a year to determine the future of his/her wine. This is tough enough, but even more difficult is the fact that the winemaker makes all these decisions in a very short window of time, typically as little as one month from the first varietal harvested and processed to the last. On the other hand, a brew-master produces beer daily or weekly and can adjust the flavor, depth and profile of the beer that frequently. Once the wine is fermented, which takes a couple weeks to over a month, the winemaker has to decide if this is a wine deserving of oak aging or

a product that should be filtered and blended into a table wine. The winemaker also has to decide which type of oak they will use to age the wine. Nowadays the winemaker has many choices of oak from French to American oak, low to high toast, barrels or staves to place in storage tanks. Whatever the winemaker decides will have an impact on the wine for the rest of its life. An example of a great wine just preparing to make an appearance to the public is the new Kokopelli 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine from its inception was designed to be a beef friendly, long finishing Cabernet. This 2008 Cabernet was aged in French Oak of a medium toast and offers a solid French oak nose with notes of caramel, dried cherries and a long deep finish. This wine will reach the market in late September and will change people’s impression of Kokopelli wines forever. So, when you are enjoying your next cool, refreshing glass of Kokopelli wine, stop and take a moment to remember all the decisions that went into creating your wine. Contact us at Kokopelli Winery & Bistro to set up a private tasting for you friends and family. 480-792-6927 in Chandler and 623-556-4810 in Surprise. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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A Scary House on Sorority Row

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If the premise for Sorority Row sounds familiar, that’s because it has been done before (several times actually). Scantily clad sorority girls being stalked in their own home, in the shower and while partying is not a new concept. In fact, this is a remake of The House on Sorority Row which was released in early 1983.

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In order to “get back at” a guy that cheated on one of their bellowed sisters, a group of sorority girls pull a prank and trick a fellow classmate into thinking he has poisoned his girlfriend. The prank goes awry and the sister is actually killed. They vow to keep the evening’s events a secret. All is fine until graduation night when mysterious text messages start appearing on the phones of those involved and bodies start racking up.

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Orson Welles was only 21 years old when he starred in & directed the movie “Citizen Kane” (1941). In the cinematic classic movie, his character aged from his 20’s to 80 years old, and at his death in 1985, he had an uncanny resemblance to his Kane character at that same age!

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Sorority Row manages to use the campy storyline of 70’s and 80’s cheerleader slasher flicks with the plot of I Know What You Did Last Summer with the whodunit aspect found in Scream and subsequent sequels to produce an entertaining thriller. While the movie pokes along at a snail’s pace at times, and takes a while to get going, there is enough eye candy and edge of your seat moments to make up for the handful of dull scenes. Sorority Row is far from the best horror film ever made, but it was a fun way to pass an hour and forty minutes. Plus, how could you not like a movie that features the talented acting skills of Audrina Patridge from The Hills? It’s just too bad she’s killed early on and doesn’t make it past the first half an hour of the film.


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Matt Damon’s portrayal of Jason Bourne in three films established him as an in-depth action actor with the films becoming my all time favorites for suspense thrillers. While working with Matt Damon on the Ocean movies, Steve Soderbergh became aware of his wide range as an actor and says that Matt Damon was his first and only choice for the role of the exceptionally bright, bipolar whistleblower in “The Informant”…

“The Informant” Actor Matt Damon & Director Steven Soderbergh, Oscar® bound! Review by Stan Robinson

Director Steven Soderbergh gained public awareness with his direction of Julia Roberts to a best actress Oscar® for “Erin Brockovich” (2000) and the same year won a best director Oscar® for “Traffic”! The primary factor, his directorial talent of subliminally guiding the story through strong character nuances as the major elements are unfolding. Directing the three Ocean movies (Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) followed, with Matt Damon as one of the stars.

Based on the true story and Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 book, the informant is Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon). He’s a high level executive at ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) headquartered in Illinois. Bright, with a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry and on the fast track, Whitacre has apparitions of rising to the top by being the ‘last man standing’. His plan, expose the company’s international price fixing

with a narrative that’s not used in the usual way of adding details or providing additional insight. In this movie, the narrative is Whitacre’s thoughts, and after a few moments in, as he goes about his life, we realize those thoughts relate directly to his usual activities. Some thoughts have no relationship at all to the reality, only to what he perceives it to be. At other times, they have no relationship at all to any of the events in his life. At the helm, Steven Soderbergh carefully orchestrates the ingredients to present an intriguing story, while Matt Damon, with an extra 30 pounds he put on for the role, completely sheds any similarities to any of his past performances. He gives us the character of Marc

Whitacre that on one level we’re pulling for him, on another from his thoughts, we know he has serious issues. An early prediction, keep an eye on “The Informant” at Oscar® time! Starring Matt Damon, Lucas McHugh Carroll, Eddie Jemison, Scott Bakula, Scott Adsit, Ann Dowd, and Allan Havey. Directed by Steven Soderbergh; written by Scott Z. Burns; Rated R for language. Warner Bro. Pictures release; Runtime: 108 minutes.

tactics, becoming the highest ranked executive in U.S. business history to blow the whistle on a company! It’s a good plan, and the FBI agreeing that it has merit, for several years starting in 1992 gathered hundreds of hours of videotape and audio recordings of international meetings, with Whitacre’s help. All is well until slowly but certainly a fact; inconsistencies’ become apparent, relating to the clarity of Whitacre’s involvement! “The Informant” moves briskly along AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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to leave before the six months of darkness sets into the South Pole, are preparing to be flown out. A body is discovered in the wilderness not far from the center. Upon examination it’s revealed the victim didn’t die from exposure, he was killed! Carrie files her findings with her superiors stateside and starts her investigation. Time is of the essence before an approaching storm known as Whiteouts because of the gale force snow and winds that virtually has visibility at a few short feet; Carrie investigates the first homicide to take place in Antarctica’s history! The bodies start to mount as the bizarre mystery unfolds, revealing long buried secrets under the frozen ice, as events lead to one ultimate conclusion: find the killer before he finds her! Over and above the mystery in the Antarctica, one also gets an education on conditions, facts, and an insight into what has been often called one of the harshest climate regions on Earth, Antarctica, at the South Pole. Starring Kate Beckinsale, Columbus Short, Gabriel Macht, and Tom Skerritt. Directed by Dominic Sena; written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber; Rated R for violence, grisly images, brief strong language and some nudity; Warner Bro. Pictures release; Runtime: 96 minutes.


then haunted by the threat of death in an even more unpleasant accident.

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Whiteout (Now Playing) Kate Beckinsale is a US Marshall investigating a murder in the sparsely populated continent of Antarctica.

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A Month of “Horrific” Movies Ahead The next month will deliver moviegoers a slew of “horrific” film choices. I use the term “horrific” to describe the genre, not necessarily the quality. Here’s a look at the upcoming thrillers that will crowd your multiplex between now and Halloween, many of which look quite promising, others… simply star Megan Fox.

Halloween II (Now Playing) Rob Zombie’s sequel of the remake of the classic horror film of the same name. Gory and downright disgusting.

District 9 (Now Playing) Aliens land in South Africa and then are kept in refugee camps. The aliens are not too happy about their accommodations.

The Stepfather (Opens October 16) Michael (Dylan Walsh) returns home from military school only to find his mom’s ne w lover is a crazed killer wanted by the authorities. Jennifer’s Body (Opens September 18) Megan Fox plays a demonic cheerleader who preys on the guys in her high school.

Sorority Row (Now Playing) A prank among sorority sisters results in an accidental death. The girls are then haunted by a cloaked killer who knows their secret.

Pandorum (Opens September 25) This sci-fi thriller takes place onboard of a ship in outer space. Murderous warriors terrorize the two men on board.

The Final Destination (Now Playing) Part four of the popular series about survivors of disasters who are

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (Open October 23) Sideshow freaks and creatures of the night invade a suburban town. The fantasy/ thriller looks quite promising.

Zombieland (Opens October 2) Think Shaun of the Dead, but in the United States. In this horror comedy, Zombies take over and wreak havoc. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

Saw VI (Opens October 23) Audiences and FBI detectives investigating Jigsaw’s maniacal killing spree meet once again. The series is so popular, I’m sure there will be a SAW VII.

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More than 20 of the Valley’s top chefs will serve up several unique favorite dishes in support of the arts at Dine Out with the Chefs on Oct. 4, 2009, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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Sedona’s Recently Elevated Retreat Hosts a Dinner with Legendary Actor and Artist

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L’Auberge de Sedona, a luxury creekside retreat  nestled on the tranquil banks of Oak Creek, is pleased to be the presenting sponsor for the Sedona Arts Festival’s event, “An Intimate Evening with Tony Curtis,” which takes place on Friday, October 9th.  The limited seating dinner will be held in L’Auberge de Sedona’s recently redesigned Monet Ballroom, decorated with artwork by the renowned actor and artist. A cocktail reception in the adjacent garden will be followed by an introduction of Tony Curtis by Rob-

Chef de Cuisine Victor Casanova from Il Terrazzo (at the Phoenician)

ert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, ending with a private dinner with Mr. Curtis. Tony Curtis’ artwork will also be exhibited in the Tony Curtis Art Tent during the 2009 Sedona Arts Festival, Saturday, October 10th through Sunday, October, 11th. In addition to the intimate dinner at L’Auberge de Sedona, Mr. Curtis will be present in the Art Tent on Saturday morning, October 10th. This unique personal appearance by the legendary artist and actor is arranged in collaboration with the Goldenstein Gallery, the Sedona International Film Festival and L’Auberge de Sedona.   For forty years Tony Curtis has enjoyed a successful second career as a fine artist. Mr. Curtis has always enjoyed working with painting, sketching and other mediums. However, his acting career took center stage. Now, Mr. Curtis finds himself more inter-

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Chef/Owner Matt Carter from Nine|05

ested in working with visual arts. His acclaimed art works appear in galleries around the world including London, Paris and New York. One of his paintings has been placed in the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York. In conjunction with the Sedona Arts Festival, L’Auberge de Sedona is offering a special package for guests attending “An Intimate Evening with Tony Curtis”. The package includes two or three nights’ accommodations at the recently expanded and redesigned L’Auberge de Sedona or its sister property, Orchards Inn, two tickets to

“An Intimate Evening with Tony Curtis” and two complimentary guest passes to The Sedona Arts Festival. For additional information about L’Auberge de Sedona and to take advantage of this special offer, visit www.lauberge. com or call 800-905-5778.


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Jolta Java Coffeehouse & Sandwich Shoppe 14418 N. Scottsdale Rd. #185 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 SW Corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Acoma (480) 607-7771 www.joltajava.com “Deliciously Stellar Everything.”

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ARMADILLO GRILL

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McCool’s Bar and Grill $5.00 LUNCH SPECIALS! Monday

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Student Chefs from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix Compete on Iron Chef America -- Broadcast Scheduled Sept. 27 on Food Network --

Three students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix have been invited to compete on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America. This challenge marks the first time in the show’s history that culinary students have been invited to compete in kitchen stadium. The episode premieres on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and features the students battling against Iron Chef Michael Symon. Student challengers include Katelyn Remick, 21, who is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts in September 2009; Julie Fiedler, 20, a second year Culinary Management student; and Tyler Burke, 24, a third year Culinary Arts student. “When you grow up watching

Iron Chef like I did, and somebody tells you you’re not just going to the show, you are actually competing on the show, that is a real thrill,” Remick said. “It’s absolutely a dream come true.” “This is a huge opportunity for the team, our school, and especially for me as a professional,” Burke said. “I want to make every person that’s taken a part in shaping me as a chef more than proud.” “I’ve participated in competitions before but nothing this extraordinary, so I feel extremely grateful for being selected,” Fiedler said. According to Chef Eric Watson, associate instructor and assistant academic director who leads The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix’s team, this team has been together for more than two years and has participated in many competi-

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tions, receiving two gold and two silver medals in state and regional American Culinary Federation competitions. On Oct. 6 and 7, the public is invited to the Gallery Cafe for a fund-raiser dinner featuring four courses created by the student challengers. Seating is at 7 p.m. Cost is $49.95 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) to create scholarships for deserving students who wish to pursue their culinary education at The

International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix. The Gallery Café is a student operated dining establishment where soon-to-graduate chefs learn the skills of running a successful restaurant with a handon approach. The atmosphere is casual yet elegant. Seating for the fund-raiser is limited to the first 50 each evening. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 602.331.7500.

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legends who continues to spin and produce music that clubland loves. 9. Robbie Rivera He’s Juicy and Wicked and likes Sex while getting his Funk-a-tron on, so how else do you describe the multitalented DJ and producer Robbie Rivera? With his new mixed compilation Wicked in stores and distribution through respected indie Subliminal, Robbie has a lot to hum about.

HOME IS WHERE THE HOUSE IS

10 world-class DJs spinning and producing house music all around the world. 1. Roger Sanchez Roger Sanchez is not only the DJ’s DJ but the producer’s producer. Constructing his entire new CD Come With Me from scratch, with outside assistance, he proves his skills as engineer, producer, programmer, and songwriter. Inspired by the dance Mecca island of Ibiza, the CD has already spawned several club anthems, with many more to come. To experience him as a DJ, check out his recently released mixed CD Release Yourself 5, his podcasts and radio shows, or live, as he spins all over the globe. 2. Ben Watt Artist turned DJ - it almost sounds cliched, doesn’t it? In the case of Ben Watt, the transition from Everything But the Girl to Buzzin’ Fly is more of a logical artistic growth. The recent release of Buzzin’ Fly Volume 3 is a testament to the music that Ben Watt continues to produces and find for the househeads of the world.

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3. Frankie Knuckles Godfather of House Frankie Knuckles doesn’t really need an introduction.

His nights spinning at The Warehouse in Chicago during the late 70s and early 80s is where the term “house music” came from. Recipient of the first Grammy for remixer of the year, he has worked on just about every important soulful vocalist in the past 20 years - Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, and Patti LaBelle just to name a few. 4. Gavin Hardkiss Since 1990 Gavin Hardkiss has been one of the biggest players in the American dance music industry. Alongside his siblings Robbie and Scott, Gavin has served as a labelboss, performance act and Disc Jockey; promoter and a key industry figure. Any devoted fan of house music has been following his career while increasingly seeing his name appearing in tracklistings and on playbills around the globe. 5. Murk Basslines too deep and dark for Talla 2XLC’s bog. Hi-hats that ring out like some particularly funky species of frog, punching through the night. And those synth hooks riding atop the groove like a painted harlot. These are the three basic components of the Murk sound, and over ten years later it still is emblematic of the primal incarnations of house and body

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music. In their own words, ladies and gentlemen, Murk boys Ralph Falcon and Oscar Gaetan…

10. Joey Negra (aka Dave Lee) Whether you call him Joey Negro, Jakatta or one of the Hed Boys, Dave Lee is well known as one of roots of the British house and garage scene. With countless productions and remixes in every DJ’s set, he manages to find the best music for his compilations and DJ sets while exploring his musicality with diverse and soul-satisfying projects. His new set Kings of Disco, with Dmitri from Paris, is just the latest gift he has given to house music lovers worldwide.

6. Deep Dish Grammy Award-winning remix team Deep Dish (Ali ‘Dubfire’ Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi) have earned their well-deserved international reputation as one of the best remixer and live DJ teams - chosen as Best International DJ by Muzik Magazine and ranked highly on DJ Magazine’s World’s Top 100 DJs reader poll. 7. Armand Van Helden It seems that Armand Van Helden has been out of the spotlight for a while, sticking to the underground scene. Fast forward to 2004 and Armand releases New York: A Mix Odyssey, a truly unique and groundbreaking mixed CD compilation blending 80s dance music from Yaz, Soft Cell and Blondie with his current productions. His new productions “Hear My Name,” “My My My,” and “Let Me Lead You” remind us of the brilliance of “You Don’t Know Me” and “Witchdokta.” 8. Junior Vasquez If there is a person in dance music who needs no introduction, it is Junior Vasquez. As styles change and people come and go, Junior Vasquez stands singularly as one of our

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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 Day by day it seems to be cooling down, and with the cool down there are more and more events for us. This week, we have some great dining news, the best places to find out what’s going down in downtown Phoenix and much more. To find out what happened, what’s happening and what will happen in the Valley; read on. Dine4AZ.com: I went out almost every night this week. I know it seems extravagant in this economy, even for a Night Owl, but I was very frugal in my outings. For instance, I met my girls for a birthday celebration at St. Francis, a new restaurant off Camelback in Phoenix, and we all paired up to share entrees. I sipped $5 martinis and manhattans at Hanny’s. I split a sushi dinner at Hana Japanese Eatery, I grabbed a couple of drinks at Sidebar with friends before heading over to enjoy super cheap cocktails and underground hip-hop at Hidden House. You see, I refuse to let my social life go on recession, and I know enjoying myself, even sparingly, helps the local and national economy. Recently Shamrock Foods confirmed my stand for going out by launching a statewide public awareness campaign, Dine4AZ, to encourage people to dine out to help stimulate the economy. Arizona has more than a quarter of a million food service industry employees, helping to support that industry by treating yourself to a dinner out keeps people working, generates sales tax, and over all keeps the local economy running and growing. You have officially been ordered to have a good time. Before you go out to dine be sure to visit Dine4AZ. com where you can check out participating Dine4AZ restaurants, download coupons, and get the latest deals from local restaurants.

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Downtown Phoenix: Whenever I tell someone that I love to go out in downtown Phoenix I get the same response, “Yeah its cool, but there’s not much to do down there.” To avoid hearing this, I’m selfishly sharing the best downtown Phoenix resources. Let these Web sites be your guide: DowntownPhoenix.com – The latest information on events, deals, and news. It also has great resources such maps, light rail and parking information, and urban living options. CenPho.com – a comprehensive guide to all things central Phoenix (Northern Ave to Broadway Road, 20th street to I-17) from big chain business to locally owned mom and pop shops, and everything in between. The Soop.com – is “influenced by you” and let’s you discover the indie side of the downtown Phoenix scene by offering insight to the latest local art, events, music, and personalities. The sight also has a classified web space for users to buy, sell and trade.

Iron Chef in the Desert: Who doesn’t love Iron Chef? Well, Savor Scottsdale is hosting the Iron Chef 2: Duel in the Desert culinary event in along with Arcadia Fine Wine on September 30th at Wolf Sub Zero Showroom (sounds scary doesn’t it?). Anyways, Mel Mecinas of Talavera and Payton Curry of Digestif will battle to be crowned “Iron Chef.” Just like the popular television show, they’ll have to prepare a host of culinary items using a secret ingredient. Tickets are $65 and include passed hors d’oeuvres, seated entrees, wine pairing and a cocktail party. To purchase tickets or find out more information about the Iron Chef Duel in the Desert event call 480-970-0646 or email kconrad@arcadiafinewine.com. Sandbar Chandler: We all know about the Sandbar in Scottsdale, right? It’s a good time. Now they’ll be able to have the same good time in Chandler as a new Sandbar Mexican Grill had a grand opening on September 17th. Larger than its Scottsdale sister-restaurant, the Chandler location will feature a similar layout and the chilled beach cantina decor. Located at 7200 W. Ray Rd., Sandbar features a Mexican-style menu, lots of TVs playing sports and a great patio bar with fullservice private cabanas and “oceanfront” views of the sand-lined beach deck. For more info visit sandbaraz.com. Delcoa Sundays are Back: One of my favorite Sunday staples, Delcoa Sundays are back at the Wrigley Mansion starting on September 20th. First, Delcoa is a great local band for those not in the know and they have a great little Sunday thing going (that was postponed during summer) at the Wrigley Mansion, which is the perfect way to wind down a weekend. The Wrigley Mansion offers ½ price bottles of wine and basically you can go enjoy the views and chill out while listening to some great tunes and enjoying the scenic views of the city. For more info visit delcoamusic.com or wrigleymansion.com. Ice Den Restaurant: If it isn’t odd enough that there are ice skating rinks and an NHL team in the desert (I mean WAS an NHL team…), the Ice Den, which is North Scottsdale’s premier ice rink, has one restaurant already and is adding another. I think it may be one of those “only in Scottsdale things.” So, to go with their already established Over Easy restaurant the Ice Den will be opening 18° Neighborhood Grill this fall. The restaurant will feature made-from-scratch comfort food favorites, highlighting seasonal products. American favorites like roasted chicken, salads, ground-fresh hamburgers, mac and cheese, and homemade pizza will be on the menu. For more info visit coyotesice.com. 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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Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John comes to SKYE on September 19th If you enjoy the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, one of the city’s best local entertainment venues will be putting on a special tribute to them both. SKYE, known for bringing the best tribute acts to the Valley will begin the tribute at 7pm this Saturday. Terry Davies will be starring in the tribute with his spectacular 11-piece band and the show features a 28-foot video screen show in addition to the live band. The show will chronicle the careers of both musicians and their extensive careers. If you haven’t been to a SKYE show, you are in for a treat. SKYE features a huge, Las Vegas showroom, incredible sound and lighting system, as well as a full service restaurant and bar. Known for great steaks and seafood, the shows at SKYE are truly exceptional. Tickets are available at www.Liveatskye.com and www.showup. com. SKYE is located at 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive in Peoria (Just East of the 101 on Bell Bell Rd). Show reservations are also available at SKYE by calling (623) 334-0010. This is an amazing multimedia tribute to the music of Billy Joel & Elton John featuring Terry Davies and a fantastic 11 piece band. Follow the journey of these two musicians on our 28 foot big screen with a spectacular video presentation while you watch the live concert from Terry Davies and his band! “Without question, this is the finest show I have ever seen. Terry Davies is a supreme talent!” - Simon George, Phoenix Arizona

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SECURING A SOLID FUTURE Find Your Niche

There’s a strange irony to this recession: new grads, the unemployed, and jittery workers barely hanging on to their jobs worry too much about finding secure employment. They don’t realize that finding your own work as a self-employed mercenary may actually be safer (and more lucrative) than depending on the self-serving middleman known as “your boss.” The biggest obstacle preventing people from reaching their entrepreneurial potential is not knowing what kind of work to pursue as free agents/ business owners. Some just don’t know what they’re good at. This seems an oddly defeatist attitude considering that these same people are simultaneously hoping and expecting that a high-paying employer will scoop them up. If you’re prepared to create your own niche, the opportunities for start-ups are better than ever. Old markets once dominated by big business are fracturing into never-ending niches, in what I call the Kraft Dinner syndrome. For many, while growing up no one ate pasta. Who needed it when you had those shiny orange noodles coated with powdered cheese? Today’s consumers demand more sophisticated foods, whether it’s capellini, fusilli or fettucine. And we top them with a gourmet shop worth of spe-

cialsauces. Even Kraft Canada now produces more than a dozen forms of mac and cheese — most recently in convenient cracker form. That’s how a single product has fractured into multiple markets. Ideas are everywhere. Science is churning out new products from drugs to smartphones; international travel is creating greater demand for exotic products; changing demographics are fostering lucrative minimarkets in health, entertainment, publishing and travel.

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Who is in a position to benefit from these trends? Everyone’s an expert at something. Depending on your background, you might set up an import-export business with cousins in the old country; create a consultancy to help businesses cope with change; start a publicationor website for people compulsive about weight training, adventure travel, or personal coaching; or commercialize one of the many new technologies streaming out of research labs. But the best potential may lie at the intersection of these trends. Combine the demand for more sophisticated foods with today’s time-short consumer and you find successful businesses such as those inexpensive Michelina’s frozen entrees, or the ready-fresh delis of Safeway and Loblaws. Match the increasing power of computing with the rising pace of business, and you get Research In Motion’s BlackBerry. Spot the intersection of two trends, and you can build your own niche.

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On Thursday, October 15th the Piper Repertory Theater in Mesa, AZ is proud to present comedian Paula Poundstone. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend. Little wonder people leave Paula’s shows debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants” – which, of course they never are, and complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter. Paula’s spontaneity and razor-sharp wit have made her one of the most popular panelists on NPR’s hilarious weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. (2008 winner of the prestigious Peabody Award for Broadcasting excellence).  Paula’s commentaries can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and read on the Huffington Post and comedy site: 23/6.  Her first book, There’s Nothing In This Book That I Meant To Say, (with a foreword by Mary Tyler Moore) was published by Random House and she is hard at work on her second for the same imprint.   She also just released her first comedy CD: I HEART JOKES: Paula Tells Them In Maine, 60 minutes of hilarious comedy recorded live at the sensational Stone Mountain Arts Center – because as Paula says, “It’s very hard to do it any other way.”

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They came across a video clip from the 1994 hit movie “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective,” staring Jim Carrey, that showed a high-energy monkey eagerly jumping up and down. They superimposed the words “Rally Monkey” over the clip and flashed it on the JumboTron. The Angels rallied, scoring two runs in the last inning to win. The crowd roared… and a new star was born.

The result? A tiny little baseball fan with unmatched energy and passion for its team. Big things certainly do come in small packages. Armed with relentless will-power and “Jump Around” theme music, don’t be too surprised to see her running around with a bat come future spring training seasons.

Before long, the Angels groomed their very own prototype - and the adorable, fan-favorite Rally Monkey was born. Once featured on an episode of “Friends,” the white-face capuchin monkey was brought on to film a series of new Rally Monkey promos for the ballpark and fans. memorabilia. Before the game, the winner and their guests will enjoy a VIP experience on the field and watch the Cardinals warm-up. Cardinals fans will have the chance to win a “Goettl Get in The Game” package by signing up for the contest on either the Cardinals website (www. azcardinals.com/fanzone/contests. php) or on the Goettl website (www. goettl.com). Goettl will also be present on “The Great Lawn” at the University of Phoenix stadium before the season

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The Dog Days of Summer Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Ocotillo Golf Resort at 3751 S. Clubhouse Drive in Chandler, Arizona. Teeing off with a shotgun start at 7:30AM, the event will include a post-tournament luncheon, a silent auction and a raffle following the golf game. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.ccigolf.org. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Canine Companions for Independence®. Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

and fundraisers like the Dog Days of Summer Golf Classic. Not your ordinary tournament, golfers at the Classic will have the chance to meet Aitken and Tor and see firsthand how valuable Canine Companions assistance dogs are to their partners. Aitken is happy to have the opportunity to support a Canine Companions fundraiser. “I just really appreciate everyone in all of the different ways that they help Canine Companions,” Aitken explains. “Without them, (my partnership with Tor) would not be possible.”

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Golfland Boogie Nights is a new and extremely popular night-time program allowing guests unlimited use of the three Dragon Tail Waterslides, two Bonzi Speed Slides and The Cauldron bowl slide. Boogie Nights also features a high-energy live DJ and an

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Canine Companions trains assistance dogs for people with physical and developmental disabilities. Phoenix resident, Linden Aitken, received her service dog, Tor II, free of charge from the organization earlier this year. Aitken uses a wheelchair, so she relies on Tor for help with everyday physical tasks like turning lights on and off, opening doors, and retrieving dropped items. When she is tired, Tor also helps pull her manual wheelchair. Canine Companions is able to provide life-changing dogs like Tor at no cost to the recipients thanks to private donations, corporate sponsorships, Offering sophisticated: Synthetic lawns • putting greens • pet runs • play areas • sport fields • bocce ball courts

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Naked Dave’s Local Distortion The Naked Truth In today’s society it never fails, you get the good with the bad. When Guns N Roses hit the scene, they gave us Slash; however along with him we got Axle. When you get Taylor Swift, then along comes Kanye West. No matter what genre of music it is, there are always douche bags involved. The same can be said for their fans. When God gave us Dimebag and John Lennon, we got Nathan Gale and Mark David Chapman. I have never understood this; I wish someone could explain this to me. The same can be said about Punk Music fans. DO NOT misunderstand me, I love Punk. I love what it stands for, and what it has to say. BUT! Why do some of their fans have to be such Jack-asses? Punk is some of the most outspoken music there is, and their artists are some of the biggest social advocates to date. But some people take being a fan to far. On Saturday the 12th, I went to enjoy a night of good old fashion Punk Rock. Their were three excellent bands; however that was cut short by dumbass fans. After moshing began, security had to step in, for the safety of the underage fans. That’s when all hell broke loose; security was called fascist pigs, and bottles thrown. What could have been a killer night in the local scene, ended up being a drag. Well enough of the rant, I did get to see a couple of great bands. Drunk on Tuesday, a Ramones meets Bowling for Soup band. Good times were had watching these guys, they were energetic, fun to watch, and tight. With Chucker (guitar/vocals), Mikey (guitar/ vocals), Nick, (drums),and Ryan (bass/ vocals) and songs like,

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My fav of the night however was Automatic Self Destruct. These guys were “The Shiz” Funny as hell on stage, with a bass player that was as wild as they come. I totally enjoyed the show to no end. I would like to mention their cover of The Dead Kennedy’s “California Uber Alles.” Changing it to “Arizona Uber Alles”, the stage was packed with fans singing along with them. They also did a cover of “Bloodstains” that was cool. Not leaving out there originals, like Blow Sh*t Up, and others, these guys left me wanting, more and more. With GW Aguilar (Guitar/ Vocals), Kid Fay (Drums/Vocals), Johnny Black, (Guitar/Vocals), and J Grimm – (Bass/Vocals). OH! and to top it off Mr. Grimm, at the end of the show just throws his Fender Deluxe to the floor. Now that’s Rock n Roll or should I say Punk! Founded in late 2008, ASD has taken the punk rock community by storm. The music is honest, fast and full of righteous indignation. Their live shows have proven to be unpredictable and chaotic but always fun. They think of themselves as the nicest assholes that you’ll ever meet. DEMAND THEM!!! As for the LA band DI (The Headliner of the night), that’s when all the crap started. I only got to see two songs,


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Album closer “Fractured Quantum” continues the “Fractured Mirror” series started on his 1978 solo album and is a nice piece. The album also comes in a funky cardboard fold open digipack that folds up into a pyramid of sorts. Problem is… the CD sits in the bottom without a tray and gets slightly scuffed up just rolling around in the box. Next time Ace, stick to the standard jewel case. Like his other solo releases, this contains a few good tracks, some decent ones and a few others where one has to wonder why it ended up on there either for musical direction or lack of songwriting skill. Next time, he should consider a co-writer or using songs like he did for his only charting hit “New York Groove” back in 1978. It may give him some much needed inspiration. – Stephen Wilkinson

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LIVE! DIRECTORY Thursday September 17th Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Downward Dog. www.joesgrotto.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Todd & Ethan (full band). 8:30pm12:30pm. www.cocomojoes.com Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www.charshastheblues.com Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Hustlerwood. 8pm. www.martiniranchaz. net

Ave., Phoenix: Soul Power. www.charshastheblues. com O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Rock Addix. 9:30pm to close. www. okelleysbar.com Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Resonation. 9:30pm. www. steelhorsesaloon.com Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Tony Cummins. www.dublinerpub.com

The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Psycho Square Dance, Ray Reeves, Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in The Tremulants and Meat Department. 9pm. $5. Training” benefit concert featuring Jim Adkins (Jimmy myspace.com/therubyroomlounge Eat World). 8pm. www.modified.org Smokey’s Bar and Grill (480) 833-1950, 1734 E. Main St., Mesa: 68 Guns. 9pm. myspace.com/ Fibber MaGees (480) 722-9434, 1989 W. Elliot Rd. smokeysbarandgrill #19, Chandler: Matt Tenner. www.fibbermageespub. com Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Natural Gravity (Kansas), Joy World Entertainment Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite Co. and Shawn Johnson and the Foundation. 8:30pm. 101, Phoenix: The JJ’s. www.bluemartinilounge.com www.thesailinn.com Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Dread Warriors. www.thesailinn.com

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: The Instant Classics. www. bluemartinilounge.com Big Fish Pub (480) 449-3474, 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe: Fayuca, Catfish Mustache, RAC and more. 7pm. All ages. www.azbigfish.com Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Steel Solace and Phantom 55. www. goatheadsaloon.com Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Mogollon. www.haroldscorral.com Old Brass Rail (602) 956-1280, 3738 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix: Runaway Train featuring Sage Gentle-Wing. 8pm-midnight.

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From New York, Me Talk Pretty graces the stage at Hollywood Alley on Friday September 18th Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Me Talk Pretty (New York) w/ special guests. 9pm. $8. myspace.com/hollywoodalley Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: The Mother Hips, Los Guys and Eric the Red. 9pm. www.lastexitlive.com Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Storitela (8pm), Weird is the New Cool (9:20) and Cousins of the Wize (11:55pm). www. martiniranchaz.net

Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Chris Parker Project. www.cocomojoes. com Old World Brewery (623) 581-3359, 201 W. Lone Cactus Dr., Phoenix: Demise of Hollywood and Aggression. 7pm. $10. myspace.com/ oldworldbreweryvenue Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Love Me Nots CD release. www.yuccatap.com

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Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Michelle Blades. 7pm. $7. www.modified.org Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: The Instant Classics. www. bluemartinilounge.com Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: Tony Cummins. www.dublinerpub.com Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Two Tone Lizard Kings, Eurovox and more. www.yuccatap.com

Crabby Don’s (480) 558-7540, 3861 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert: The Undertone w/ Dissolving Maya. 9pm. myspace.com/crabbydons

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Catch some rock, pop and funk from the Chris Parker Project at Cocomo Joe’s on Friday September 18th

Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Anomaly and more. 8pm. $5. www. goatheadsaloon.com

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Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Mogollon. www.haroldscorral.com/ events.php

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St., Phoenix: Hair Raid. 9:30pm. www.thebloozebar.com

Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Voodoo Swing and Rooster Coup De Ville. 7pm. $5. www.lastexitlive.com

O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Sweaty. 9:30pm to close. www.okelleysbar.com

Last Exit Live (480) 557-6656, 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe: Honey Pistol, Mergence, Tugboat, Yellow Minute and Dylan Thomas & Pals. www.lastexitlive. com

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Moral Dilemma. 9pm. $5. www.joesgrotto. com

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Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: The Most Serene Republic (Canada) and The Grates. Doors at 6pm. www.modified.org Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd., Chandler: Presence. 9pm. www. jerseystavern.com Cactus Jack’s (480) 753-4733, 4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix: North. 9pm. www.cactusjacksbarandgrill.net Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Page the Village Idiot, Graceful Degradation and Contradiktion 9pm. $3. www. donnajeanslibations.com

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Lit Up. 9:30pm. www.thebloozebar.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Warner Drive, The Furnace and Black Metal Box. 8:30pm. $10. All ages. www.joesgrotto.com CK’s Tavern (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler: Black Water Remedy. 9pm. www.ckgrill. com Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Joshua James & Cory Chisel, Javier Garcia and Rock Lobster. 7:30pm. www. martiniranchaz.net Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd., Chandler: Tyme Will Tell. 9pm. www. jerseystavern.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Chris Parker Project. www.cocomojoes. com Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of 35th Ave. and Bell Rd., Phoenix: Burnin’ Betty. 9:30pm. www. hardtailzbar.com Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Resonation. 9:30pm. www. steelhorsesaloon.com Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. www.charshastheblues.com

Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of 35th Ave. and Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix: Boomer. 9:30pm. www.hardtailzbar. Bell Rd., Glendale: Moovalya, The Distortionists, com Threefold Fate and The Relics. 9pm. $3. www.

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Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: September 17th: Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment presents Jump Back Brothers and Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. Doors at 7pm. $5. September 18th: Tommy Castro. Doors at 8pm. $15in adv., $17 at the door September 19th: (Early show) Carol Finney presents Royce Murray w/ Paul Anderson, Mike Howard and Joe Costello. Doors at 5pm, show 6-8pm. (Prime time show) Long John Hunter w/ Bad News Blues Band. Doors at 8pm. $8. September 20th: Music for the Cure benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with Margo Reed, Joel and Delphine Cortez, Patte Williams, Nina Curri, Mikel Lander & Meredith Moore, Sydney Sprague, J. Powers Band and Gigi Dixon. Doors at 5pm. $5 donation. September 21st: Thrift Store Cowboys and Amanda Shires. Doors at 7:30pm. $7. September 22nd: American Music Management presents Black Carl, Last November, Sketching in Stereo and Juicy Newt. Doors at 7pm. $7. All ages. September 23rd: Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment presents Voodoo Swing, The King of Pleasure and Gabriel Sullivan. Doors at 7pm. $5. September 24th: Stateside presents Telefon Tel Aviv, The Race and Mr. Meeble. Doors at 7:30pm. $10. All ages. September 25th: Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band featuring B’Nois King. Doors at 8pm. $10. September 26th: Bob Corritore’s birthday party with Rhythm Room All-Stars featuring Big Pete Pearson, Chris James, Bob Corritorie, Brian Fahey, Patrick Rynn, Dave Riley and more. Doors at 8pm. $7. www.rhythmroom.com Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 334-0010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: September 18th: Yesterday Once More (Carpenters Tribute) September 19th: The Piano Man (Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute) September 20th: Todd Luxton (Elvis Tribute)


September 25th: AZ Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute) September 26th: Guy Pennacchio (Frank Sinatra Tribute) October 2nd: ABBA-Fab (ABBA Tribute) www.skye-restaurant.com Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: September 18th: Stateline CD Release September 19th: Kill Fest 2009 featuring The Asylum, Kill Kapasity, Rising Pain, 69 Sins, Split the Enemy, Fracture Point, Laconic, Ti22 and more. September 25th: 3 Steps from Sanity. 18+ September 26th: Los 3 de la Habana October 2nd: Gravirton. 18+ October 3rd: The Plump Tones CD Release October 9th: Sketching In Stereo October 10th: SOJA (reggae) October 16th: Money,Power, Respect (hip hop). 18+ October 17th: Friday Night Gunfight CD Release. 18+ October 22nd: Brother Ali October 23rd: Future Allies/Prophecy October 24th: Chop Tops (rockabilly) November 11th: Metalstock featuring Vile Existence, Koama, Lustmrd, The Worms, One Body to Many, Defenastrate, Kurupted Souls, When Darkness Falls, Blinddryve, Frankenshred, Angels of Deseption, Angelic Ashes and Talk to sheep November 20th: Days of the New December 12th: Y&T www.clubredrocks.com Chandler Center for the Arts (480) 782-2680, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler: October 17th: Bo Bice www.chandlercenter.org Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: October 3rd: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis October 20th: Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer November 7th: William Joseph December 22nd: Dave Coz and friends www.mesaartslive.com Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: September 25th: Bob Corritore Houserockin’ Blues Bash October 31st: Carl Allen & Julliard Jazz November 19th: Rosana Eckert December 19th: Dennis Rowland’s Holiday Jazz www.tempe.gov/TCA Mesa Amphitheatre (480) 644-2560, 263 N. Center St., Mesa: November 17th: Dethklock and Mastodon www.mesaamp.com Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: September 17th: Andre Nickatina Experience w/ IntrinzInk and Gravitron Experience September 22nd: Better Than Ezra w/ Sherwood and Violet Wild September 23rd: Sugar Ray w/ The dirty Heads, Aimee Allen and Telecasters September 24th: Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Chuck Mead September 29th: Insane Clown Posse October 1st: Sonic Youth w/ Sick Alps October 2nd: Paulina Rubio October 5th: Shinedown w/ Adelitas Way October 6th: Satyricon October 12th: Children of Bodom October 13th: Daughtrey w/ David Hodges October 15th: All That Remains, Lacuna Coil,

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and From Sword to Sunrise October 16th: The Sounds w/ Foxy Shazam www.luckymanonline.com The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: September 18th: Psycho Gypsy, Suite 88 and Ripp Tyde September 27th: The Get Uo Kids w/ Youth Group and Pretty & Nice September 30th: It Dies Today w/ Arsonists Get All The Girls, The Destro, March Against Fear and Sinshrift October 8th: Family Force 5 w/ Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash and I Rival October 9th: BlessTheFall and Finch w/ Drop Dead Gorgeous, Vanna and Let’s Get It October 13th: Thursday w/ Fall Of Troy, Dear Hunter and Touche Amore October 17th: Kittie w/ Soil, Arkaea, Straight Line Stitch, Hellen, and The Asylum www.clubhousegigs.com

Orpheum Theatre (602) 534-5600, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix: September 12th: Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White Presented by Hidden House October 25th: Gordon Lightfoot www.orpheumtheatretickets.com

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Across 1. Daunted 6. Shot 10. Oenophile's concern 15. Diploma word 18. + end 19. Chemnitz mister 20. Lord's residence 23. ABCs 26. What's left 27. Smart ___ 28. Its capital is Port Moresby 29. Western or eastern 34. Insults 35. Clip 39. Persian Gulf emirate 40. Red ___ 42. Overhangs 44. Galba's predecessor 45. Actress Bloom 48. Gathered dust 51. Go back to the drawing board 55. "Do the Right Thing" pizzeria owner 56. Free radicals 57. Auspices 58. Party offering 59. Little bird 60. Rope factory employee 62. Bank claim 63. Evil 70. Golf accessories 72. Except 73. Telephone part 75. Use 76. CondĂŠ Nast magazine 78. Sing softly 79. Tiny part 82. Constrictor 85. Gym, e.g. 89. Traffic stopper 90. Not standing 91. Clear 92. Australian marsupial 93. In stitches 94. Fertilizer ingredient 96. Sit (down) 97. Unbroken 100. Underlying layer 105. Pool 106. Miss in Paris 107. Grinder 112. Thinking 118. Loud 119. ___ hall 120. Weight units 121. Appetite 122. Went weak 123. Gym site 124. Perspicacity

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Mini Cooper Clubman “S”

Picture and Review by Chad Haire The Mini Cooper has been a successful seller for the BMW organization, with sales actually increasing . . . unusual in today’s sour economy. Now we get the Clubman model. It’s a stretched version with a rear cargo area and has not only two rear doors, but also a second door on the passenger side, five in all. While it’s nice to have that extra rear space, it’s not that much; enough for about five bags of groceries. To get more, you can fold the rear seat. The drawback? The door frame does block rear vision, but hey, it looks cool, right? Sort of like the interior that looks cool, but has a nightmare of illogical buttons and switches to deal with. But you get used to it. Why be like everybody else?   When it comes to performance, there is more than looks here. The turbo engine is very quick, yet delivers 26-34 mpg. The steering and brakes have precise feel. The handling is that of a true sports machine.

But while we get go-cart handling, Coopers equipped with the run-flat tires like I had will have a stiff go-cart ride. I suggest conventional tires with a spare in the rear cargo hold if you need more comfort. One option we had was the long “panorama” sun roof that provides a nice huge view of the sky. Unfortunately, it’s clear glass allows the sun to roast the interior on a hot day. A sliding screen provides little relief. Great for Alaska, but Arizona owners will have to dark tint, which defeats the purpose. At $1,000 extra, you might want to pass.   The base price of a Clubman turbo starts at $23,700. It includes all we need and is a bargain. But with panorama roof, special paint, racing stripes, alloy wheels, xenon headlights, radar distance warning, cargo net, rear spoiler and other items, we hit $31,450.

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