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Phoenix Theatre’s Greasepaint Youtheatre is kicking off the season with an all new production of the beloved, Tony Awardwinning musical Oliver! Opening night of the production is December 4, 2009 and will run through December 20. Greasepaint Artistic Director, Robert Kolby Harper is excited about bringing such a popular show to the Greasepaint stage. “Oliver is going to be amazing. The production and design teams are top notch and are dedicated to creating an extraordinary experience for both actors and audience alike. I am so proud of Greasepaint and the work we do. With D. Scott Withers directing, Oliver is going to be an incredible season opener!” The musical is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ famous tale Oliver Twist with music, lyrics and book adaptation by Lionel Bart. Set in 1850, Oliver! tells the tale of a young orphaned boy, who due to his impudence, is tossed from the hardships of life at the orphanage into a chaotic

life on the run among street urchins and criminals. Oliver sings and dances his way through adversity right to the very end, where keeping his chin up finally pays off. Single tickets are $12 and can be purchased by contacting the Greasepaint Box Office at (480)990-7405 or online at Greasepaint Youtheatre and the Cookie Company are located at 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale, performing out of the historic Stagebrush Theatre.

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AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 2, Issue 49 December 3rd, 2009 Publisher Brian Muir Art Director Kevin Kelley Office Manager Tami Kelley Editor Jeff Haugen Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle SALES STAFF Nick Connell Senior Accounts Manager Jeff Miller Accounts Manager Fran DeLuca Accounts Manager Christina Forrester Accounts Manager CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chad Haire THE NIGHTOWL Brent Diggins & Efia Moore FILM WRITERS Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery ARTS WRITERS Randy Montgomery • Nick Connell

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Nick@ Night By Nick Connell A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Arizona Broadway Theatre Arizona Broadway Theatre is in a festive mood with their bright and transforming production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL! Director Joe Martinez and the whole Klaphake family were in full swing for this opening weekend production that received a resounding standing ovation! Joe has a tremendous talent to work with in this miserly scrooge, played by New York actor Edward Prostak. Prostak was in perfect form for receiving the messages of the fantastic spirits from his past, present and future. His delicate realizations of the family of man were beautiful! Add in a cast of characters right out of merry England and a fine orchestra raising the bar in musical theatre and you have a great holiday show! Plus, they’re also serving up some fine delicacies for the Christmas pallette! Through December 27th-Tickets 623-776-8400 or online at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre and the Prather family launched a beautiful and sweet production of the classic musical, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS this past weekend. This is a gorgeous production packed with talent and fun! Director Seth Raines has fashioned a touching and old-fashioned production that warmed the opening weekend hearts! His Luck of the Irish was also good with this Smith family, landing talented voices in every part! This was the story made famous by Judy Garland. But Jessica Taige as Esther Smith, proved she could nail the notes like a pro! Surrounding her in the chase for love is a chorus of actors and actresses guaranteed to find romance in this turn of the century tale! Catch Meet Me In St. Louis before the trolley cars last “All Aboard!” Also, come hungry, the buffet is loaded with delicious choices! Through Jan. 2nd Tickets 480-325-6700 or online at JUNIE B IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS at Tempe Center for Performing Arts Childsplay opened the holiday season with the whimsical and imaginative JUNIE B in JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS by Allison Gregory at the Tempe Center for Performing Arts. The fun begins with Junie and her favorite friend May, starring in the school play. The adventure continues through holiday gift giving time, where Junie must find a way to understand May. This is a touching and humorous story made for the whole family to enjoy! Director David Saar has crafted the perfect holiday surprise with Katie McFadzen as Junie, Debra Stevens as May, along with the rest of Mr. Scary’s exuberant class- Herb, Lucille, Jose and Sheldon! Through December 27th at the Tempe Center. Tickets 480-350-2822 or A Big Weekend of new shows! HOLIDAY POPS at Phoenix Symphony Dec.4-6th OLIVER at Phoenix Theatre Dec.4-20: FROSTY THE SNOWMAN at Broadway Palm Dec. 4-29th PIONEER PEPPER COWBOY CHRISTMAS at Broadway Palm Through December 26th SISTERS CHRISTMAS CATECHISM at Scottsdale Center Dec 1st-27th: THE GOLDEN ACROBATS at Scottsdale Center Dec. 5th only! WINNIE THE POOH CHRISTMAS TALE at Valley Youth Theatre Dec.423: LEAHY FAMILY CHRISTMAS Dec. 5th only! WELK STARS CHRISTMAS REUNION Dec. 6th only! at MESA Arts Center: THE LAST OF THE DRAGONS Dec.5-19th at Arizona Broadway Theatre Break a leg!

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Speech and Debate presented by Stray Cat Theatre Tempe Performing Arts Center Through December 19, 2009 Thursday - Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm Even though they go to the same school, misfits Solomon, Diwata and Howie have never met until a shocking sex scandal involving one of their teachers throws them together through an unexpected chain of events. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, their individual secrets become currency, the stakes skyrocket, and the trio’s connection grows deeper in this fiercely funny dark comedy with music. Written by one of the co-writers of last season’s columbinus, Speech and Debate is a wickedly funny new comedy that reminds us that sometimes you need to crank up the music, strip down to a nude body stocking, make like Martha Graham, and just let it all out!

The Compleat Works of Wllm Shakspr (abridged) presented by Southwest Shakespeare Company Mesa Arts Center Theaters Through December 19, 2009 Thursday – Friday 7:30pm Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday 3pm Get your tickets fast, this production sold out the last time it was on. As the Los Angeles Herald wrote, ‘Shakespeare as written by Reader’s Digest, acted by Monty Python, and performed at the speed of the minute waltz.’ Shakespeare writ small, as some might like it. The London Times called it ‘stupendous, anchorless, joy!’ So, forsooth! Get thee to this delightfully fractured complete works (complete with ghosts) of none-other-than The Bard.

Holiday Pops presented by The Phoenix Symphony Symphony Hall December 4 - 6, 2009 Friday - Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm Bring your family and friends to celebrate the holidays with The Phoenix Symphony! Resident Conductor Lawrence Golan loads up the sleigh and leads the Symphony and Chorus and the Phoenix Boys Choir in all your favorite holiday tunes. A warm and wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.

ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition presented by Arizona Science Center Through February 14, 2010 Sunday – Saturday 10am - 5pm Based on the 20th Century Fox animated feature, Robots depicts a world populated entirely by mechanical beings, including genius inventor Rodney Copperbottom and his friends, the Rusties, who seek to make the world a better place through innovation and determination.


The Snow Queen Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre Through December 20, 2009 Friday & Saturday 7:30pm Saturday - Sunday 1pm & 3pm Blood Wedding Mesa Community College Theatre Through December 6, 2009 Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm Meet Me in St. Louis Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Through January 2, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 1:15pm & 7pm The Sic Sense Holiday Show Phoenix Rising Artists’ Collaborative Soul Invictus Through December 19, 2009 8pm Santa Claus is Coming to Town Theater Works Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Through December 20, 2009 Friday 7pm Saturday 1:30pm & 7pm Sunday 1:30pm

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Directed by David and Scott Hillenbrand, their movie is indeed perfect for a lighter look at vampires with the success of the Twilight films the last couple of years. The Twilight films have the theme of teenage ‘angst’ as the base. “Zombieland” gave us a light hearted view, while “Transylmania” presents the average college group, going for a different setting as they pursue higher education, abroad!

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE BIGGIES Top grossing movies from Nov 27th through Nov 29th 1 - Twilight Saga: New Moon (Summit) $42.5 Million 2 - The Blind Side (Warner Bros) $40.1 Million 3 - 2012 - (Sony) $18 Million 4 - Old Dogs (Buena Vista) $16.8 Million 5 - A Christmas Carol (2009) (Buena Vista) $16 Million

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“Transylmania”, a vampire spoof, not on your life! If you’re thinking “Transylmania” is a spoof of vampire movies, think twice! The movie, about a group of college kids who decide to do a semester abroad in Romania (the homeland of vampires), begin to realize that if

Thursday, December 10

Astro Boy (PG) 3:00 The Wizard of Oz (PG) 3:30 Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 5:00 Amelia (R) 6:00 Couples Retreat (PG-13) 7:30 Law Abiding Citizen (R) 8:30

How are your movie trivia skills, in the 1996 sci-fi block buster “Independence Day”, What does Will Smith yell as he and co-star Jeff Goldblum escape from inside of the alien’s mother-ship circling above Earth? Elvis has left the building! The speedometer could not go below 50 mph!


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Talking with the Hillenbrand brothers (the directors) is just as ‘spooky’ as their film is zany. The brothers are so in synch that during my interview with them, all three of us were in a conference call; their comments flowed from one to the other so fluidly that at times it was as if I was talking to one person! Read my interview with directors David and Scott Hillenbrand at “Transylmania” starring Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Tony Denman, Paul H. Kim, Jennifer Lyons, Oren Skoog, David Steinberg, Musetta Vander, Irena A. Hoffman, Natalie Garza, and Nicole Garza. Directed by David Hillenbrand and Scott Hillenbrand; Written by Patrick Casey and Worm Miller. Full Circle Releasing. Rated R for crude and sexual content, nudity, drug use, language and some violence. Runtime: 92 minutes.

“Brothers”, the effects of a war are at home as well… Based on Susanne Bier’s 2004 film

“Brothers”, about two brothers who must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan, this story centers on the home front as a young man comforts his older brother’s wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. You can read my full review at

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Katherine Moennig, James Frain and Melissa Leo. Directed by Kirk Jones; written by Kirk Jones and Massimo De Rita. Miramax Films release. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language. Runtime: 100 minutes.

“The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, a detective’s downward spiral…

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Clifton Collins Jr., Bailee Madison, Sam Shepard.

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Directed by Directed by Jim Sheridan; written by David Benioff. Lionsgate release. Rated R for language and some disturbing violent content. Runtime: 110 minutes.

“Armored”, a good ol’ fashion ‘heist’ movie! A new guard starts a job for an armored truck company. Elated at just having a job, there’s an expected element when his veteran coworkers coerce him to steal a truck containing $42 million. A wrinkle in what they thought was a foolproof plan, sets the members of the group at odds with each other, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.

“Everybody’s Fine”, a light comedy in time for Holiday cheer!

release. Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language. Runtime: 88 minutes.

Starring Columbus Short, Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno, Skeet Ulrich, and Amaury Nolasco. Directed by Nimród Antal; written by James V. Simpson; Screen Gems

Tagline lines are one of my favorites when it comes to studio promotion for a movie. Most are pretty creative in summing up the basic premise or creating interest in a movie. With the title “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” and the tagline “The only criminal he can’t catch is himself.” one gets a pretty definitive idea of Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage’s latest. Add to it director Werner Herzog’s style of filmmaking (“Rescue Dawn” 2006 starring Batman’s Christian Bale), and you have a portrait of a person who’s life, through a series of events, slides quietly yet firmly out of control… Detective Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) is a veteran on the police force. During a heroic event of saving a life during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he injures his back. He’s on

prescription drugs for the constant pain. As the pain escalates, so does his need for stronger medication and in the course of his investigations, he takes liberties with drug related evidence. Adding to his woes is his partner (Val Kilmer) who feels he’s crossed the line; he’s in a deep financial hole because of sports betting, and the current case involving the deaths of five Senegalese immigrants has the detective wound pretty tight. The only bright spot is Frankie (Eva Mendes), a high price call girl who shares a kindred spirit with him on wanting to change the direction of their lives.


When a widower (Robert De Niro) realizes that his only connection to his family was through his wife, he decides on a spontaneous road trip that will provide him with the opportunity to reunite with each of his grown children. You can read my full review at

“The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, with the style of director Werner Herzog, presents a dual story line, will Detective Terence McDonagh solve the murders, and, survive the down hill spiral he’s fallen into, in the process… Starring Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Fairuza Balk, Jennifer Coolidge, Brad Dourif, Michael Shannon, Shawn Hatosy, Denzel Whitaker, Shea Whigham, and Xzibit. Directed by Werner Herzog; written by William M. Finkelstein; First Look Pictures release. Rated R for drug use and language throughout, some violence and sexuality. Runtime: 121 minutes. Your thoughts as a moviegoer on

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TEQUILA SUNRISE 1st Annual Phoenix Tequila Fest at US Airways Center Legend has it that tequila was invented thousands of years ago by the Aztecs. Through the ages, it has been a part of celebrations and festivals, from weddings and birthdays to gatherings around the fire singing ballads and corridos. A revered spirit, brewed from the agave plant, tequila has now become the hottest selling liquor in the United States, with an explosion of brands and labels from the multibillion dollar phenomenon Patron to the smallest boutique tequilas distilled and bottled by local agave

farmers. A weekend long celebration of this Mexican spirit comes to US Airways Center Dec 12 & 13, as the 1st Annual Phoenix Tequila Fest showcases a wide array of reposados, añejos and blancos from numerous distilleries and labels. “After seeing the tremendous response when we hosted the Tequila Fest in Las Vegas over the last three years, we knew Phoenix was ripe for this same kind of event,” said Juan Elias, President of Elias Entertainment and organizer of


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the popular Tequila Fests. “Ralph Marchetta (GM of USAirways Center) was so enthusiastic about this event that it just seemed natural to bring it to our home town.” Eric Ruben of Tres Agaves agrees. Ruben is a rockstar of the tequila industry, and his Tres Agaves Cantina in San Francisco is the number one seller of 100% Blue Agave in the entire country. “The Tequila Fest brings the best upand-coming tequilas as well as the major top of the line brands for people to taste and explore the different expressions. Once you start experimenting, you discover the tremendous depth of palate and

variety there is to tequila.” Ruben knows first-hand. Each quarter he takes his bartenders and wait staff to Jalisco Mexico to visit the distilleries and learn the new flavors, techniques and trends from various labels. His staff are outright authorities on tequila, enabling their customers to discover new tastes and expressions. “That is what the Tequila Fest brings to Phoenix. An afternoon of tasting and sampling, live entertainment, a true celebration of tequila. We are really looking forward to it.”

The Phoenix Tequila Fest is December 12th from Noon to 5 pm and December 13th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Tickets are $35 and available at or www. Phoenix Tequila Fest tickets are ½ price when purchased with a ticket to the December 12th Christmas Mariachi Festival.

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mixture for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Soak only as many pieces of bread as you can fit in your griddle at one time. Two batches of six or three batches of four. Add melted butter to the medium hot griddle. 4. Sprinkle each slice of soaked bread with 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar and lay sugar side down in the griddle. Sprinkle additional 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar on top of each slice in the griddle. 5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until French toast is a light golden brown and turn to cook other side. 6. Serve hot with creamy rum sauce or butter and maple syrup.

Egg Nog Rum French Toast This one is a perfect holiday morning breakfast or brunch for the adults in the family. Pair the perennial favorite rum-raisin flavor with egg nog for a cravable sweet and creamy French Toast. This is wonderful with fresh fruit and can be complimented with toasted or candied nuts or even warm rum soaked sugared raisins. This recipe can be done with 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract in place of the dark rum. This is a popular late-night breakfast for after Christmas Eve services or following the New Years Eve festivities.


Use a stand mixer if you have one. Cream together butter and sugar. (Basically blend them together until the mixture is light in color and fluffy.) Add the molasses and egg; blend well. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl - flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Use a fork or sifter to fluff up the flour. Add dry ingredients to the wet - do this a bit at a time, and if you are using a stand mixer, pause between additions. The dough will get very stiff.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F, and prep a shallow dish with ginger-sugar mixture.

Cranberry Ginger Gems Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients • 4 eggs • 1 cup egg nog • 2 tablespoons Dark Rum • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 12 slices cinnamon swirl raisin bread (thick cut) • 2 tablespoons butter, melted • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar (1 cup sugar to 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon)

This recipe is part of The Food Channel’s Virtual Cookie Exchange. These Cranberry Gingerbread Gems are a Baking Day favorite, and one which you can always associate with this time of year. Small, crisp and plenty addictive – put ten or so in a small cellophane bag with a ribbon to give to co-workers this holiday season.

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Fold in cranberries and crystallized ginger bits. Cover, and refrigerate until very firm.

Serve with Creamy Rum Sauce, served warm.

Preparation 1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs with a wire whip. 2. Add egg nog, rum, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, whip to combine. 3. Heat heavy skillet. Soak bread slices in egg

• 1/2 teaspoon ginger • 1/2 teaspoon cloves • 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 cup dried cranberries • 1 cup chopped crystallized ginger • Ginger brew mixed with sugar (or white sugar mixed with 1/4tsp ground ginger)

Ingredients • 3/4 cup butter, softened • 1 cup sugar • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses (regular works fine too, but the bitterness helps balance the sweet) • 1 egg • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons baking soda • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon AZ

Now, you can shape these a few ways. If you want normal size cookies, simply shape into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar. However, part of the charm of these cookies is how small, crispy and utterly addictive they are. To make small cookies, take a scoop of dough and roll it in your hands into a snake. Roll the snake in sugar, then take a sharp knife and cut into pieces about a half inch thick. Press slightly to reshape into a circle if necessary. Use a sil-pat on a baking sheet when making these as it pretty much negates any pan cleanup, but parchment or a greased cookie sheet works well too. Place the mini-cookies about an inch apart. Bake for no more than 10 minutes at 350 degrees - Check around 6 minutes in. A cookie should feel set but not stiff - if it feels sturdy in the oven, they are probably overdone. Cool on a rack for a few minutes (if they last that long!) Visit to discover many more fun and unique winter holiday treats that will ‘tis the season for years to come!

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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 Don’t you love the holiday season? If you don’t you are a grinch, plain and simple. I don’t even want to hear WHY you hate it if you do. For those that enjoy it and everything that surrounds it, there is always something to do, always something going on and always a place to go to spread your wings, to have a smile and to embrace the beauty of life…fun. So here are some things and places to do just that. For all that happened, is happening and will happen in the Valley, read on. Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it Flo: Growing up in California and living in Arizona for the past five years, I’ve never experience a white Christmas. Southwestern winter holidays are usually filled with warm sunshine and outdoor activities, but that doesn’t mean that us warm weather Night Owls don’t like to pretend to have white Christmases. Rather than go to snowy locals, we bring the snow to us, like Axis/Radius will be doing this Friday, December 4 with its “Flo in the Snow” Starting at 9 p.m., the Old Town Scottsdale hang out, which recently celebrated 12 years of clubbing, will turn in to a bumpin’ Château featuring adult beverage snow cones and 10 tons of imported snow for acclaimed rapper Flo Rida official after party. Not your traditional winter holiday party, “Flo in the Snow” will also have some of the valley’s best DJ, including DJs Solomon, Tranzit, DJ Jared and DJ Tai, spinning the best beats to keep you warm all night long. See you there in your sexiest winter wear. To get information on the event’s snowy conditions, check out, Bidding Farewell: This year has brought about a lot of goodbyes as some of the Valley’s favorite eateries, bars, and clubs have closed their door. The most recent, and probably one of the best dance clubs in Phoenix, Homme Lounge, had its last call this past week. Once a mecca for the gay, bisexual and transgender crowd, its notoriously fun dance nights, like the Party Foul! and cheap cocktails began attracting all types of Valley Night Owls. It makes me sad, because it comes a month after Shake! at Scottsdale’s Rouge Bar closed down too. With some of the best dance nights in the Valley closing, what’s a Night Owl to do? I recently heard that the owners of Phase 54, the split personality recording studio/concert venue/dance party in Chandler might be opening a new venue for live music and dance parties in early 2010. Let’s hope more people brave the short lived party scene, or else us dance party Night Owl addicts will be left with fewer and fewer places to convene. The Compound: So I finally made it over to the brand new The Compound Bar and Grill at Scottsdale and the 101, and not a moment too

soon. It is now one of my top 5 favorite places in the Valley, just like that. For those who don’t know, it is a restaurant, it is a bar and it is a music venue, and it does all of them very well. Let’s start with the most important thing--the music. This isn’t a dirty, grimy, dark music venue, but it is housed in a former Black Angus steakhouse at Scottsdale and the 101. But the thing is that longtime Valley soundman Ted Greenbaum and the people behind The Compound--who also run the McDowell Mountain Music Festival--optimized the sound system to fit the space. Plus they have inserted an excellent stage. So what kind of music? All sorts; rock, indie, jazz, blues and gospel to name a few. If you say that you can’t find good original music in Phoenix, you don’t have an excuse anymore as The Compound is running music 5 days a week, and sometimes has two shows per day (an early acoustic act) and a later main stage. Plus, they bring in national acts from time to time like Jackie Greene, Tea Leaf Green and Blind Boys of Alabama--again eclectic, but high quality. So let’s move to the food….The food is all VERY fresh and most of it is made with organic ingredients. They have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options for a menu. Right now they serve lunch and dinner with breakfast on the weekends, and have a happy hour from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Prices of food range from about $7-12, so it is very affordable especially for the quality. So what about the bar? It is nice, it has some flat screen TVs, some lounging couches, but what makes it great? The prices. 20 oz. domestic drafts for $4 every day, plenty of microbrews and specialty beers and generally cheap drinks. So is everything perfect? No, but the things that aren’t are minor and likely stem from this being their first time in the restaurant business. Information like hours, happy hours, specials and that are hard to find on the Web site, they have to find a way to deal with those who just want to eat, those who just want to see music and those who want to eat and do a little music (is full cover charge necessary?). I also think The Compound will run into people who want to label it one thing or another, but let’s think outside the box and see it as what it is not what it should be. And the thing that it is… is a great music venue, a great restaurant and a great bar. Oh, I forgot to mention that the bathrooms there are some of the nicest bathrooms I’ve seen at a restaurant no matter the price point. So get on over, have a beer, have a meal and listen to some music. It’s all good. 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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THE SOCCER GODS HAVE SPOKEN U.S. Men’s National Team Officially Feared by the Best in the World Finally, the U.S. men’s national soccer team is a force to be reckoned with by countries around the globe. In what is easily considered the most popular sport in the world, and proudly coined by soccer purists as “The Beautiful Game”, has emerged a talented and fearless new team. Their colors are red, white and blue – and they will no longer be taken lightly.

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By Jeff Haugen Every now and then the world gives us a gift. Something truly unique, widelyadmired and very much out of the ordinary. A relentless and unexpected source of energy, reflection and inspiration. In this case, a musician and artist who continues to further cement his legacy. Evoking thought, embracing pain and achieving greatness along the way is a man determined to reach the masses with a message loud and clear. A free spirit, charismatic soul and larger than life musician known to the world as TECH N9NE. The Kansas City rapper (born Aaron Dontez Yates) has evolved into a relentless force in his respective industry, mastering his craft with never before seen displays of speed, delivery and precision that commands attention. Whether filled with joy or consumed by pain, his technique is undisputed and widely admired with a bold and passionate approach that has achieved him rap supremacy. Lyrical Wizardry


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With memorable features from Academy Award winners Three 6 Mafia, Strange affiliates Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung and Kutt Calhoun, K.O.D. allows TECH N9NE to paint the most vivid pictures he’s ever attempted. Powered by tracks like “Show Me A God” and “Leave Me Alone,” it may be his most personal collection of songs yet. “I’ve seen so much pain recently,” TECH N9NE divulges, “so many dark things. I had to take those experiences and make something beautiful out of them. I couldn’t let myself fall into that hole with no chance of getting out.” It was a deep despair that, regardless of his success, he could not shake. While touring, appearing on TV and acknowledging his support from an ever-growing fan base, his mother was waging war with her health. It’s these intimate battles that pushed his music to new corners – that helped him climb out of the hole and release his anger and pain on the tracks of K.O.D. “I know people are feeling some of the same things I am,” TECH N9NE confesses, “and maybe this will let them see that everyone has those dark things they go through. Everyone can face them and be stronger in the end.” K.O.D. puts the human condition under the microscope, as Tech boldly confronts his fears and innermost demons on record in an angry and driven quest to discover his purpose. Every Tech album however comes with its own distinct mood and message. In this case, a rebellious and darker side to the deep-thinking Tech takes main stage, as he bravely addresses the pain and frustration his mother’s illness brings, as well as a lack of personal peace despite his flourishing career

and success as an artist. The Man Behind the Mic In speaking with the friendly, passionate and always true-to-self entertainer, it is thoroughly clear that his rock and fail-safe source of happiness and inspiration in life are his wonderful children; three beautiful, glowing little girls who bring him endless joy. Through thick and thin, he is always able to find peace and comfort through his kids, who are always at the core of his very being. A thankful and devoted dad, he will quickly tell you in a proud and touching tone, that his girls are by far the achievement of his life. The TechN9ne Experience Tech’s larger than life persona and surreal presence on stage commands undivided attention with little or no effort. Refusing to conform and always true to himself and his fans, Tech bravely bares his soul, night in and night out, city after city. Wherever he may roam, an army of TechN9ne fans proudly hold him in the highest regard. His fan base continues to grow at an exponential rate, as those who hear his message are able to relate through the pain and struggles within their own

lives. No matter the city, each venue has a homecoming vibe, as fans from coast to coast are proud to consider him one of their own. Further elevating the TechN9ne experience is the unique and undeniable energy Tech and his bandmates unleash alongside a hypnotizing stage show presence that is quite the sight to see. Acknowledging the power of both sight and sound, Tech and his crew dazzle sold out crowds with flawless choreographed sets and heart-pounding beats that induce a near perfect, trance-like state of mind. Considered by many to be the best emcee the world has ever witnessed, his distinctly unique sound and jawdropping lyrical ability takes listeners deep into his psyche, where anything is possible and no holds are barred. In short, there’s no quit in this one. To hell and back, his appeal and swagger is now stronger than ever. Wherever his path may lead and story unfold, legions of devoted, die-hard TechN9ne fans will be close by his side every step of the way. Catch TECH N9NE and the rest of Strange Music on the K.O.D. Tour 2009. For more information, visit

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scene. “In One Ear” kicks things off with a plodding groove that says the band has a bit more to offer in terms of style. “James Brown” could easily be mistaken for a Jet tune. From first listen, “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” is obviously the single and works well with a Beck-like overtone. “Tiny Little

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Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: The Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 E. Brazen Heads. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Ronnie Winters Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 and friends. 9pm. www.rosiemccaffreys. E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: The Hundred com Days (9pm) and Flannels (11:30pm). Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Todd & Ethan (full band). 8:30pm-12:30pm. www. Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of 35th Ave. and Bell Rd., Phoenix: Crimson Chord. 9:30pm. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Digital Blues. Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Bill Dutcher. Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: The Planet Appian Room/Appian Way Restaurant Awesome presents Peachcake, (480) 836-7899, 17149 Amhurst Dr., Underwater Getdown, Hooves, Poem, Fountain Hills: Cinco de Moio Latin Jazz The Do It Up-Right Initiative, Damien Band. 8:30-10:30pm. www.appianway. Salamone and Jaw-Knee and the Limbs. com Doors at 6pm. $8. Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 Friday December 4th E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: The Waters. 9pm. Chyro Arts (480) 258-2329, 1330 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: The Mantooth Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Group presents Sleep for Sleepers, Sorry Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner Call, This Halo and Crash Friday. 7pm of Southern and Mill): Calabrese. www. $10. Stinkweeds (480) 968-9490, 15 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix: Heymarket Squares, Boys and Frogs, Pick & Holler and more. 6pm. Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 7059700, 5945 W. Ray Rd., Chandler: Presence and Angry Inch. 9pm. www.

Crabby Don’s Bar and Grill (602) 9428778, 3861 E. Baseline Rd, Gilbert: What Laura Says, Thinks and Feels, Mission G, Death Before Dying and Some Never Sleep . 8pm.

Smokey’s Bar and Grill (480) 833-1950, 1734 E. Main St., Mesa: Terashain. 9pm. 21+.

The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Mergence, Honey Pistol and Dry River Yacht Club. 9pm.

The Lucky Devil (480) 446-7468, 1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe: Terry Allen. 10pm. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Crown Kings. Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Casper, Walt Richardson, ITE’s Gold & Green, King Roach and Lover’s Rock. $7. www.


Cactus Jack’s (480) 753-4733, 4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix: 68 Guns. www.

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Saf/dub, RAC and Tell Me About the Rabbit. $3. www. Saturday December 5th Smokey’s Bar and Grill (480) 8331950, 1734 E. Main St., Mesa: Groove Nation. 9pm. 21+. smokeysbarandgrill

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Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: omletteDecember 3rd: President Gator presents Raining and OK, Goodnight Darling, Bearhug and Carousel. Doors at 7pm. $8 in adv, $10 at the door. All ages. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. December 4th: George Bowman. Doors at Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Signature. www. 8pm. $7. December 5th: (Early show) Women of Boogie Woogie – Piano Blowout featuring Hardtailz (602) 863-3474, SW Corner of Lisa Otey, Wendy DeWitt, Dona Oxford 35th Ave. and Bell Rd., Phoenix: Angry Jon. and Sue Palmer. Doors at 4pm. $12. (Prime 9:30pm. time show) Kim Wilson All Star Blues Band featuring Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Dubliner Pub (602) 867-0984, 3841 E. Chuck, Larry Taylor and Richard Innes. Thunderbird Rd. (southwest corner of 40th Doors at 8pm. $20. Street and Thunderbird Rd.), Phoenix: The December 6th: Cadillac Angels. Doors at Brazen Heads. 8pm. $5. December 7th: Stateside presents Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, Stellastarr, Transfer and Source Victoria. 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: SIOP and Doors at 7:30pm. $14. The Discussion w/ special guests. www. December 8th: Bookman’s Christmas Party w/ One Last Peace. Doors at 8pm. $10. December 10th: Harmonica showcase Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 hosted by The Rocket 88’s with a huge N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Treasure lineup of Phoenix’s most celebrated Mammal. harmonica players: Bill Tarsha, Big Nick, John Calley, Steve Passenelli, Rob Rosie McCaffrey’s (602) 241-1916, 906 Hale, Rusty Walker, Robert Jackson, E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: The Waters. Larry Dee, Walking Cane Mark, Jimmy 9pm. Johnson, Jump Back Keith, Boyd White, Blind Ronnie, Larry Polk, Jerry Swartz, Modified Arts (602) 462-5516, 407 Bob Corritore, Dwight Miles and Kris E. Roosevelt Rd., Phoenix: Opeeo Creamains. Doors at 7pm. $7. Entertainment presents Antartica the December 11th: Big Pete Pearson Blues Beautiful, Dearspeak and So and So. Band. Doors at 8pm. $7. Doors at 7:30pm. $7. December 12th: Candye Kane. Doors at 8pm. $12. The Ruby Room (602) 258-6900, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix: Father Figures. 9pm. Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 3340010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Center Dr., Peoria: Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner December 4th: Abba-Fab of Southern and Mill): The High Rollers, December 11th and 12th: Chris Parker Slave Seven and Grave Danger. www. Project December 20th: A Neil Diamond Christmas Show Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488December 21st: Idol in the Skye 0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Christmas Show & Toy Drive Starlings. January 3rd: A tribute to the Big Bands th Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, January 16th : Cornell Gunter’s Coasters 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: The Incredible January 8th: A tribute to Frank Sinatra January 9 : Kiss Mania Nobodies, Betty’s High and Illegal January 22nd: Under a Blood Red Sky – Aktivitiez. $3. www.donnajeanslibations. The U2 tribute com January 29th: No Duh – The No Doubt tribute January 30th: Blonde Day – The Blondie tribute Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: JJCnV, The Complainiacs, Ultramaroon and Automatic Erasers. 10pm. icehousetavernphx The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: December 3rd: Po’ Girl. 7:30pm. December 4th: Jay and Ash (acoustic happy hour 5-7pm). December 4th: Delcoa. 9:30pm-1:30am. $5. December 5th: Acoustic Happy Hour with Walt Richardson. 6-8pm. December 5th: The Sugar Thieves. 9:30pm-1:30am. $5. December 8th: Shea Marshall’s Latest December 9th: Chuck Hall Band December 10th: Writer’s Night featuring Chris Tafoya, Matthew Thornton and Bobby St. Vincent December 11th: Chicks with Picks Holiday show December 15th: Dennis Rowland and the Jazz Experience

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Micro-Clustered for Maximum Absorption and Hydration After passing through one of these amazing machines, your water will be micro-clustered, which means it is the most effective water in the world when it comes to hydrating each and every one of the approximately 70 Trillion cells in your body. The vast majority of Americans are chronically dehydrated, which leads to a myriad of health challenges and concerns.

Every person I know wants to because of the extremely acidic lead a healthy, happy, active life, conditions of our bodies. but many people simply aren’t Alkalize or Die! This water has a pH of 8.5 to able to do so due to some sort of 9.5, depending on which but- physical ailment or degenerative Dr. Theodore Baroody wrote ton you choose to push on your disease. a book called “Alkalize or Die,” machine. This high pH makes and in that book he wrote that all drinking this water an excellent Try the Water disease is the result of the same way to raise your body’s pH level root cause - too much acidity. for FREE! back up to where it should be. Isn’t that a bit of a coincidence? Chances are astronomical that During the past few months I A Nobel Prize laureate discovers your body is currently quite acidic, and there is no better way that have personally given gallons of that cancer lives and thrives in an I know of to create a healthy pH this incredible water to many peo- acidic environment, then a doctor in your body than to drink this ple who were suffering from one finds that ALL disease comes special water. The average adult thing or another, and the results from the same root cause! When I see that I realize it is a human is around 70% water, so have been astounding. We are doesn’t it make sense to make not allowed to make any claims pretty good clue as to how to live that water as healthy and pure as about what this water can do to a healthy, disease free life. Alkahelp fight any specific disease or lize your body! possible? If you’ve made it this far into health condition, but if you are Powerful Anti-Oxidation currently living a life less than this information then you’re Leads to Great Health you’d like it to be due to any type probably wanting to find out of ailment or disease, I’d sure like even more. Like how to get some This water is also one of the to talk with you and get you some of this water and try it for yourself. And how to get one of these strongest anti-oxidants you can of this water to try for free. There’s only one reason that I amazing machines for your own eat or drink, especially when it is fresh out of the machine. Many would be willing to give you gal- home. And how you can help me people spend a small fortune on lons of this water for free, and spread the news about this water, and about the importance of anti-oxidant supplements, then that is because I know it works. Approximately 70% of Ameri- having a pH balanced body. take those supplements with an If you’d like to try the water oxidizing beverage like bottled cans are currently taking at least water, a soft drink, or even tap one prescription drug, and I with NO OBLIGATION other than to quit drinking soft drinks water. It sounds crazy, but a think that is a crime. Literally. There is no reason in the world or sport drinks, then give me a large glass of most beverages can easily offset any benefits you that almost 3/4 of our popula- call or send me an email. Or betthought you were getting from tion should be taking medica- ter yet, come to one of our free your anti-oxidant supplements, tion every day, and it simply has presentations where I will actually which means that money is basi- to stop. Actually, there IS a rea- show you everything you need to son that 3/4 of our citizens are know about this water and how cally wasted. It is crucial to give your body taking medication, and that is to get involved with it. all the anti-oxidants you can, and drinking this water is the quickTwo FREE Presentations Every Week est, most efficient way to deliver Tempe - Tuesday 7 PM tremendous amounts of anti3419 East University - Air Marketing Amphitheater oxidants to your body. Oxida3 blocks north of the 10 fwy University/32nd St. Exit tion is the main cause of aging, Mesa Thursday 7 PM and drinking this water has been Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites proven to slow the aging process 1600 S. Country Club just south of the 60 fwy way down. Many Japanese people who have been drinking this waFor More Info Call Keith @ 602-561-1198 ter for decades look as young as or email the day they took their first sip!

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