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AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 5, Issue 2 January 12th, 2012 Publisher Brian Muir brian.muir@azweeklymagazine.com Art Director Kevin Kelley kevin.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Editor Jeff Haugen jeff.haugen@azweeklymagazine.com Office Manager Tami Kelley tami.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com FILM WRITERS Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery Joseph Airdo ARTS WRITERS Randy Montgomery THE NIGHTOWL Evelyn Romans .three.to.seven. Carrie Gurule Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle kim.naugle@azweeklymagazine.com Media Relations Shamarie “Syncere” Roberts syncereme@gmail.com SALES STAFF Chey Tor Account Manager chey.tor@azweeklymagazine.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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Dvorak: Cello Concerto The Phoenix Symphony January 12-14 Thurs 7:30 p.m., Fri 11:00 a.m. & Sat 8:00 p.m. Join Michael Christie as he conducts The Phoenix Symphony with internationally renowned cellist Zuill Baley performing Antonin Dvorak’s last solo concerto composition, the Cello Concerto in B minor. $18-79 tickets.

25th Anniversary Weekend Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse, Phoenix Friday, January 13, 6:30 p.m. Since 1987, Fiddler’s Dream has provided a venue for the performance, preservation, evolution, and enjoyment of acoustic music in its many forms. In celebration of 25 years, Friday night will include performers: Sue Harris, Chris and Lena Jacome, Larry Jolly, The Strand, Ian Macpherson, Kathy Mabry, Steve Bodinet, Joe Bethancourt, and more! $5 at the door.

The Marvelous Wonderettes Phoenix Theatre Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 13, 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 3:00 p.m. Regular Price: $57.00 Discount Price: $40.00 Tier One Seating Travel back in time with the Wonderettes, at their 1958 Springfield High School prom, as they share their lives and loves through song. These four girls have hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, and voices to match. The show features classic 50’s and 60’s songs, and is a non-stop music blast from the past!

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A Song for Coretta Black Theatre Troupe January 13-22 Fri-Sat 8:00 p.m., Sun 3:00 p.m. Thurs (1/19) 2:00 p.m. & Sat (1/21) 2:00 p.m. Five women recall the impact that Mrs. Coretta Scott King had on their lives, in this Black Theatre Troupe production, by Pearl Cleage and directed by Mike Traylor. $34 tickets

Romeo and Juliet Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa Thru January 21 Thurs-Fri 7:30 p.m. Sat 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sun 3:00 p.m. Don’t miss this faithful retelling of one of Shakespeare’s best, with one of SSC’s strongest casts ever assembled. Discount tickets are available on ShowUp.com’s Chase Ticket Marketplace.

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January 20 – March 24, 2012 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2 The eternally popular Late Nite Catechism comedies will return to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement from Jan. 20 to March 24. The original Late Nite Catechism will run on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. in Stage 2, and its sequel, Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part, will be performed on Saturdays at 8 p.m. Spontaneous, witty and fun, Late Nite Catechism is a highly interactive show starring Patti Hannon as tart-tongued Sister. Ruling her classroom with an iron fist, she teaches her students – who happen to be the audience – everything she knows about sins and saints while doling out rewards and reprimands with lightning speed. In Late Nite Catechism III: ’Til Death Do Us Part, Sister offers up even more, including the latest doctrine fresh

off the Web, some hilarious lessons about love and marriage and her own outrageous ‘newlywed’ game. Each Late Nite Catechism performance is unique and will appeal to people of all ages and faiths. Late Nite Catechism debuted at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in June 2000 and was an overnight sensation, eventually becoming the longest-running theatrical production in Arizona. Its other popular sequels have included Late Nite Catechism II: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty and Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold. Originally a Chicago actor, Hannon has performed the role of Sister in all of the Scottsdale productions. She was named “The Best Habit in Town” by Phoenix Magazine and earned an AriZoni Award for Late Nite’s longevity. Tickets are available for $39 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts. org or through Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587). Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts. org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

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Piano Men to Perform at the Webb Center January performances at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts highlight pianists with charisma and charm. Julliardtrained Alpin Hong will inspire audiences with classical music that pairs remarkable technique and emotional range. His concert on Friday, January 20 at 7:30 pm promises to entertain with boundless energy, humor and joy. Tickets are $30 for adults and $5 for 18 and under.

Prepare Your “Palate” for Art . . . A Taste of Art ArtWalk

Coming to Scottsdale Downtown on Thurs., Jan. 19 “A Taste of Art ArtWalk” comes to the Scottsdale Arts District on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale. The evening’s delicacies will include gallery shows, artists’ receptions and free sampling stations hosted by local purveyors. Dozens of the Southwest’s greatest art galleries will be open to the public with shows and receptions displaying artwork of all styles and media…some with food-related subject matter. This 4th annual Taste of Art ArtWalk previews Scottsdale’s famed culinary scene, which features dozens of fabulous restaurants, many of them nestled amongst the galleries. The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s new YEA! – Young & Emerging Artists program will feature an artist demonstration at the northwest corner of Main Street & Marshall Way near the famed

On Sunday, January 22 at 3:00 pm, the Michael Kaeshammer Trio will display exhilarating piano and vocal virtuosity through a blend of blues, jazz, soul, pop and standards. A gifted singersongwriter and incendiary piano player, Kaeshammer has an uncanny ability to create a singular brand of pop-tinged jazz in a must-see live performance. Tickets are $32 for adults and $5 for 18 and under. Call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or go online to www. delewebbcenter.org. “Jackknife” statue. Sales of hot java from Shine Coffee and delectable desserts from Sweet Art Bakery will help raise funds for YEA!, which also benefits the nonprofit SGA’s Arts Education Fund. As always, there are many fine eateries nearby that make “ArtWalk’s Recommended Restaurants” list. Live entertainment on the streets will include some “tasty” musicians, such as Brazilianstyle guitarist and songstress Tera Crisalida, rootsy rock unplugged by longtime Valley stalwarts Ronnie Glover with Jack Alves, unique piano forays by internationally known Elijah Bossenbroek, brilliant solo acoustic guitar by John Calvert and many others. So grab your appetite for culture and “ArtWalk the Line” just west of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. There are plenty of nearby free parking areas, and the Scottsdale Arts District is easily accessible via free Scottsdale Trolleys or horse-drawn carriage rides. For more information, visit www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com .


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Only a few days remain if you wish to catch the delightful award-winning play, “Daddy Long Legs� presented by the Arizona Theatre Company at the Herberger Theater Center. The play runs through January 15th and tells the story of a turn of the century era 18-year-old orphan girl who is given a college education by an anonymous benefactor. The only catch is that she must write to him monthly and should never expect a reply or any contact with him. They know very little about each other as the story unfolds and both of their initial opinions will have to change greatly for this love story to actually transpire. How that happens is exactly what the story is about. The 2-person play is a musical, highlighted by pitch-perfect vocal performances turned in by Megan McGinnis, who plays orphan Jerusha Abbott and Robert Adelman Hancock, playing Jervis Pendleton, her anonymous benefactor. It is a difficult and daunting task to divide the voluminous library of lines and songs between only two actors and they should be noted for turning in such flawless performances and delivery. Fans of romance and light comedy will surely enjoy this performance which builds with each letter written between them. Tickets are available through Arizona Theatre Company Box Office (602) 256-6995 or online at www.arizonatheatre.org

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Cole Seely Looks For More Early-Season Success in Supercross Lites Class After an exciting start to the season in front of a sold-out Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Monster Energy AMA Supercross and FIM World Championship heads to Phoenix this weekend for the second race of 2012 from Chase Field. Reigning champion, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto dominated last Saturday night, posting a flag-to-flag win and starting his title defense on a high note.   Last weekend, Villopoto made a statement to his rivals with his impressive performance. After grabbing the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot in the 20-lap main event,

Villopoto sprinted through the opening laps, setting an exceptionally quick pace and opening up a healthy advantage over the field. Behind him, TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Honda’s Chad Reed, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, and Toyota/Yamaha/ JGRMX’s James Stewart engaged in a captivating battle for the runner-up spot that kept the capacity crowd on its feet, in an uproar. Ultimately, a crash by Stewart allowed Reed and Dungey to duel for second, with Reed prevailing.   After playing integral roles in the most competitive season in Monster Energy Supercross history in 2011, each of these four riders proved that there is more hotly-contested racing in store for 2012. The dominant effort by Villopoto not only gives the Washington native the early points lead, but also puts the pressure on his three closest rivals since none were able to contend with the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider once the gate dropped.

While Villopoto’s early sprint made it difficult for his competitors to challenge for the win, the “big four” showed their exceptional talent as the only riders in the entire 20-man field to post a lap under 1:02.000 on an extremely technical and challenging track. Even though Villopoto has delivered the first blow in the championship battle, there is no doubt that Reed, Dungey, and Stewart will be putting in extra hours both on the track and in the gym this week to come back stronger than ever inside Chase Field and respond with their own winning effort. In the opening race of the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship, Troy Lee Designs/ Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely took advantage of a top-three start to grab his third professional victory and lead the point standings for the first time in his career.    The Western Regional Supercross Lites Class is exceptionally deep

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in young talent, and it showed last Saturday. Seely will look to keep the momentum going this weekend in Phoenix, while is counterparts will also look to assert themselves in the short eight-race championship.   SPEED will broadcast the Supercross class race LIVE at 9:30pm EST on January 14, 2012. Tickets are available at the Chase Field Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, www.supercrossonline.com, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m., and the main event begins at 7:00 p.m. Club Level tickets are $65 Adult/ Child; Gold Circle $42 Adult/Child; Mid-Level $30 Adult / $10 Child; Supervalue $22 Adult / $10 Child; Treadhead $10 Adult/Child. Fans can also get into the Pits for FREE from 12:30-6 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium Pit Entrance (valid only with event ticket). Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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RICK ROSS Saturday, January 14th 2012 8:30pm / Celebrity Theatre 602-267-1600 www.CelebrityTheatre.com

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Sunday A’fair in Scottsdale. Looking for a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon? An annual LocalLily.com favorite is the Sunday A’fair free outdoor concert series in the lush park near Old Town Scottsdale at SmoCA, Scottsdale Contemporary Art Museum (7374 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale).  Bring a blanket and sunglasses and purchase delicious food and drinks or pack a picnic and enjoy beautiful music in the great outdoors.  Family friendly and fun, there’s also free admission to SmoCA and lots of great restaurants within walking distance. www. scottsdaleperformingarts.org/special_ events_sunday_afair.php Event Schedule: Sunday, Noon – 4p.m., Scottsdale Civic Center Park January 15 , 22 February 12, 19, 26 March 4, 25 April 1, 8, 15 Entertainment lineup includes The Samba Project, KC Blues Band, Mogollon, Sugahbeat, Traveler and OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures. Free parking is available in the public garage located on the west of Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts and directly behind Los Olivos restaurant on Wells Fargo Avenue. Visit LocalLily.com for more places to Eat, Shop and Experience the best of Local. Facebook/locallily and @locallily on Twitter. AZWeeklyMagazine.com

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Reviewers’ Roundtable The following quotes were pulled from AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists’ full reviews in an effort to generate a well-rounded overview of each of this weekend’s new releases.

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certain as their nation’s brutal ethnic conflict takes its toll. Written and directed by Angelina Jolie. In Serbian and Bosnian with English subtitles. Playing exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5. (R – 127 minutes)

many moments of reflection of the woman who would dare to strive for the highest position of power and how she used it to attain her objectives among a male dominated system. ” Grade: B

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Randy: “Angelina Jolie’s feature film directorial debut is not an easy one to watch. This drama set amongst the civil strife in Bosnia has a slight Hollywood feel, with an outcome that is painfully real. The background story is one that few Westerners know; yet the romantic storyline is somewhat familiar. Overall, ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ is an impressive debut dealing with a tough subject matter.” Grade: B+

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‘The Iron Lady’

Randy: “Every year there are numerous political biopics released that are over-acted, entirely too long and are created in the hopes of scoring multiple award nominations. Last year’s ‘J. Edgar’ was one of those films. Meryl Streep’s performance as Margaret Thatcher is impressive in ‘The Iron Lady,’ but at times feels more like a caricature than the real thing. The film is light on content and feels as if it was created just to highlight Streep’s talent.” Grade: C

A former smuggler (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself back in the game to settle his brother-in-law’s debt to a ruthless drug lord (Giovanni Ribisi). (R – 110 minutes)

Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) breaks through class and gender barriers to become the United Kingdom’s first female prime minister. (PG-13 – 105 minutes)

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Stan: “Oscar® winner Meryl Streep brings a ‘tour de force’ view of Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of England and the motivating factors of both before and during her term. Yes, its slow and methodically paced, which gives the viewer

‘Beauty and the Beast 3D’* A French maiden takes the place of her captured father in the enchanted castle of an accursed prince, and her love is his only chance to resume human form. (G – 84 minutes)

‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’ A Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic) and his Bosnian lover (Zana Marjanovic) find their allegiances becoming un-

Joseph: “If I were to simply say that Meryl Streep gives an outstanding performance in ‘The Iron Lady,’ anyone – regardless if they have seen the new Margaret Thatcher biopic or not – would likely ask me to tell them something they did not already know. Needless to say, the actress appears to do no wrong. Unfortunately, such was the case with Leonardo DiCaprio’s turn as Hoover in last fall’s ‘J. Edgar,’ that is where the praise peaks. That is because the movie itself is merely a monotonous

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Joseph: “One would think upon watching the musical grand finale of the new spiritual comedy ‘Joyful Noise’ that the movie was lively, colorful and multifaceted. Alas, that is most certainly not the case as the flick could have represented itself far more accurately by essentially dropping the first word in its title. Moreover, the motion picture’s primary plot – in which Queen Latifah is at the center of – is entirely too thin while its exponentially more entertaining ensemble cast members are wasted with very little to do whatsoever.” Grade: D

to rely on convenient coincidences. On the other hand, in delivering his characters to an exceptionally intimate place, Bouchareb gives his two lead actors a chance to truly shine.” Grade: C

‘Joyful Noise’ Two strong-willed singers (Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton) must learn to work in harmony if their Georgia church choir is to stay together and win a national competition. (PG-13 – 118 minutes) Stan: “One doesn’t have to be into gospel music to come away with the basic themes of friendships, motherhood, and tenacity are breezily presented while not ‘preaching to the choir’ on spirituality. The musical selections in a pop-gospel style, elicits toe taping while the talents of the principal actors representing the ‘parenting generation’ and the young people of the ‘millennium generation’ entering adulthood, are aptly conveyed. And yes, the ending gets the typical Hollywood wrap up all the scenarios in a nice, neat little package, that said, ‘Joyful Noise’, with the musical talents of the cast and the ‘quip-dialogue’ exchanges, keeps the uplifting aspects ever present as it breezily presents the lessons.” Grade: C+

‘Pariah’

‘London River’ Fate brings together a British widow (Brenda Blethyn) and an African man (Sotigui Kouyaté) as they look for their missing offspring. Playing exclusively at Harkins Shea 14. (NR – 87 minutes) Joseph: “Writer/director Rachid Bouchareb’s ‘London River’ is deeply affecting but primarily as a result of its subject matter as opposed to its screenplay or the way in which the events are handled. That is to say that the filmmaker deserves very little of the credit for the intense emotions that the new drama about the 2005 terrorist attack in London elicits from the viewer as his story is strangely simplistic and his technique tends

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Though not yet out to her parents, a Brooklyn teenager (Adepero Oduye) embraces her identity as a lesbian and searches for her first lover. Playing exclusively at Harkins Camelview 5. (R – 86 minutes) Stan: “Undertaking the common theme of ‘teen angst’ which is often explored in cinema with ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ (1955) starring the late great James Dean coming mind, ‘Pariah’ presents those very issues in an urban setting with those elements firmly defined by writer/director Dee Reese’s first feature film, with inspired performances by the cast as the characters are clearly defined within their respective issues clearly establishes the moral and the oh so human traits that are ever present.” Grade: C+ Randy: “Years ago, the subject of sexual expression in teens would

by Stan Robinson

Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, who stars as Alfred the butler and will return in the third installment titled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opening later this year, is better known as Oscar® winner Michael Caine have been groundbreaking, but after numerous similar releases, such as ‘La Mission’ and ‘Gun Hill Road,’ the premise of ‘Pariah’ is something we have seen before, just set in a different neighborhood. Strong performances make this one a standout. Most noteworthy is the supporting role, played by Kim Wayans. This performance is a highlight of Wayans’ career.” Grade: B+ Joseph: “Writer/director Dee Rees’s feature-length debut ‘Pariah’ is a powerful motion picture filled with authenticity and complexity but is easily forgotten because the filmmaker places more emphasis on general situations than she does on Continued on Page 18...

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montage of Thatcher’s greatest hits, so to speak. To make matters worse, the film is about insightful, dramatic and affecting as is puddle is deep.” Grade: C

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In “Sinners and Saints,” actor, musician and martial artist Johnny Strong plays a New Orleans police detective who is assigned to help solve a series of brutal murders that have plunged the city into a major gang war. The actor appreciated the opportunity to play a character who represents a class of real-life heroes.

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Robert Douglas Thomas, who stars as Edward in the ‘Twilight’ saga movies, is better known as Robert Pattinson

Actress Yvonne Strahovski (‘Killer Elite’) through a team of assassins to rescue his kidnapped mentor (Robert De Niro).

... continued from Page 17. these specific characters. In other words, Rees’s almost obsessive efforts to drive home a point undermine the people with whom we, as the viewers, are asked to sympathize. As a result, we are left with a very clear understanding of the movie’s morals but little recollection of its individual personalities – in spite of a rather remarkable performance from actress Adepero Oduye.” Grade: C

“I was a little jealous that I was not kicking some butt in the movie but it was really nice to change the pace up. One of the greatest things about being an actor is that you get to be so many different people in one lifetime. So, for me, the fact that I did get to change it up was a real bonus.” – Yvonne Strahovski

“A lot of these military guys in law enforcement have to deal with the most hardcore stuff in the world that nobody really wants to deal with. People want to wake up, drink their coffee, have a nice drive to work and hopefully there’s not too much traffic. These guys wake up and get phone calls like, ‘Hey, we got a guy covered in gasoline with a straight razor and he’s high on PCP.’ Who wants to go figure that out?” – Johnny Strong

Movie News

January 17 and Thursday 26, 2012. Presented is a retrospective view that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel, and the validity of its dire prediction for America. Presented is the forecast more than 50 years ago in the novel of financial collapse. The film looks into Rand’s background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel, and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted so many years ago. For information on the film, to find out which cities for the presentation, and advance tickets, log on to www. dandeentertainment.com/atlasshrugged/

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‘Contagion’ starring Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Laurence Fishburne; directed by Steven Soderbergh is rated PG-13 is available on a Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy.

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The following quotes were pulled from interviews conducted by AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine’s film columnists with talent speaking on behalf movies recently released to Blu-ray and DVD. The documentary ‘Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged’ special screening

By Joseph J. Airdo Yvonne Strahovski, known best for her role as super spy Sarah Walker on television’s “Chuck,” holsters her fists in “Killer Elite,” a dramatic actioner in which she plays the girlfriend of Jason Statham’s character – a formidable special-ops agent who must cut his way

By Stan Robinson Actor Johnny Strong (‘Sinners and Saints’) By Joseph J. Airdo

The feature length documentary ‘Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged’, directed Chris Mortensen, will be screened for two days only, in select cities on Tuesday

‘The Guard’ Starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, and Fionnula Flanagan; directed by John Michael McDonagh, is rated R and available on Blue-ray/DVD. ### ‘Moneyball’ starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robin Wright, directed by Bennett Miller, rated PG-13, is available on Blue-ray, DVD, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

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Want one irresistible reason to tune into “Heat Seekers,” Food Network’s travelogue/food challenge that pairs up chef/musician/ TV personality Roger Mooking with “Chopped” jurist Aaron Sanchez in a tongue-torching odyssey to smoke out the spiciest eats in the nation? Try this: Mooking’s laugh. It’s genuine, infectious and ever-present – even as he’s attempting to best his cohort in gulping down gumbo laced with XXXX Voodoo sauce on the bayou or pecking through a pile of inferno-infused chicken wings in Seattle. And if you’re not hooked by then, you’re probably no food TV fan at all. Mooking says the show was the brainchild of Scripps executives who want to explore different culinary cultures through heat and spice. “They said, ‘Let’s put these guys together and see what happens.’ (Aaron and I) went out for lunch and just started kicking it, and they saw right away that the chemistry is good.”

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Here…. There…. Everywhere!! Every once in a while we like to look for hidden gems. Places that have great beer, but for whatever reason have yet to be fully discovered by the beer drinkers in Arizona. Of course, we all know some of the great places to find beer in the Phoenix area. These are all the places that are supposed to have good beer. Places like Papago, Taste of Tops, Sun Devil Liquors and all of the great local breweries. Most of you even know that Whole Foods, Sunflower, Sprouts and AJ’s Fine Foods have great beer selections. You probably even know that the

Follow us on and www.worldclassbeverages.com The High-End Beer Division of Crescent Crown” Whole Foods stores at Mayo and Scottsdale and in Chandler have multi-tap set-ups with some amazing beers running through the lines. What about those places you wouldn’t expect to have great beer? How about restaurants where you just wouldn’t expect good beer or that really out of the way place? Are there places like that in Arizona that have great beer? I think you know the answer or we wouldn’t be talking about it here. So let’s take a look at some of these hidden gems. Everybody knows that sushi demands pale lagers, preferably with a Japanese name, even if they are brewed in the United States or

in Canada. Moto, located at 16th Street and Glendale in Phoenix doesn’t buy into that concept. With a menu of fantastic sushi (ask for the underground menu) as well as great noodle and rice dishes, it sounds like a typical sushi bar. Well, they also have a buffalo burger and rib eye steak, and something called an Exit Wound bowl (don’t want to know about that). This is one of the few sushi bars that I have ever seen that have been able to pull of an all you can eat sushi deal (on Saturdays) and actually make it work. And beer, they have great beer. Sure you can usually get a Japanese named beer, but check out the other handles. There is typically something from Ballast Point on tap. And, on a fairly regular basis,

they clear off all taps and put on a selection of amazing beers as part of an event. The events are incredible at Moto. Typically these events start at 4:00pm and go on until close, and will almost always feature at least one rare beer, and they always draw a full house of people enjoying great beer and great company. Most recently they broke out kegs of Avery they had been saving and hosted an Adios to Avery party. Located just of Route 51, they are easy to get to, and you will never leave disappointed. For years TT Roadhouse, located on 68th Street just north of Thomas was known as a great dive bar. Well, new ownership brought on a new attitude. Don’t worry, it’s still the same Roadhouse you’ve always loved, but now with craft beer. Walk in and look anywhere at the bar. You will find a selection of beer that will make you smile and decide it’s time to settle in for a while. Bell’s Oberon, Ska Modus Hoperandi, Big Sky Moose Drool and a bunch more make this a fine place to relax for an evening, or afternoon, of casual drinking. Shoot some pool, watch a little television or chat up your neighbor at the bar. It’s a comfortable place to have a few beers, and they have an outstanding juke box. Cave Creek is all cowboy bars and Mexican restaurants, as far as you know. Sure there are a couple of nice wine bars like Brix. But Cave Creek is also home to some fine dining… Kevin Binkley has his namesake restaurant in town, and Cartwright’s does pretty

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Hello again craft beer lovers, today let’s get back to the beer reviews and chat about Black Iron IPA from Grand Canyon brewing in Williams Arizona. In the last year, we have covered many different styles, but never a Local so let’s spend the next couple of weeks sharing the love with breweries from AZ.

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Black Iron is a lighter take on the world of IPAs, basically a hoppy session brew. Pouring from the can a light golden straw colour, this little brew has a crisp, citrusy hop aroma that doesn’t quite follow through on the pallet with as much character. Flavours of sweet malt and light bitterness combine on the palate with a medium body and effervescence to make for a refreshing surprise in the IPA category. Think of this brew as the perfect companion for golfing on a hot Arizona day. Rate beer scores this beer a 50 from 100 but I don’t think this score tells the story correctly. At a time when every brewery is going over the top with huge over hopped IPAs, I think Black Iron stands out as a quality everyday drinker. I Love Beer and consume it quite often, but don’t want to wind up piss drunk every time I drink! There is A LOT to be said for session beers and this one hits the mark quite nicely. Great food pairings should include spicy BBQ wings, summer salads filled with seasonal fruit and marinated chicken or even pork chops with mash. Great Booze pairings include a shot of Jack Daniels and Southern Comfort chilled with lime.

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well for itself. What locals have discovered is a relative newcomer named Cave Creek Tap Haus. Located on Cave Creek Road right across from Harold’s, this restaurant offers a nice menu and Happy Hour usually features some acoustic music with bands later in the evening. But we’re here for the beer, so how about that? It’s pretty good by our standards. While not a top notch beer bar, it’s still a refuge for folks in that part of the Valley to be able to enjoy some great beer with a meal. Green Flash Hop Head Red, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Krombacher Pilsner (the number one selling Pilsner in Germany) and many more grace the handles here. Did you know that there is a pretty good beer bar in the Old Town Scottsdale area? Well, there are a couple, but the real hidden gem is Daily Dose. From outside it looks like a coffee place…and it is, but with a great menu and well prepared food. But take a look at the

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tap handles. How about Bell’s Two Hearted, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Alaskan Amber, Big Sky Trout Slayer and Ballast Point Pale Ale on tap? Looks more like something you would walk into in downtown San Diego. Check out Daily Dose located on the west side of Scottsdale Road just south of Indian School. Nobody expects to walk into a family chain pizza restaurant and find great beer, but that’s exactly what you get at Mellow Mushroom. A fun environment whether you’re there with the kids or showing up with a group of friends to drink some beer. The bar area is separated from the dining room but is open and well lit. The menu is full of interesting pizzas, sandwiches and salads. And the beer…well Mellow Mushroom features 40 taps, everything craft and import and all of it good. Abita Purple Haze is one of their best selling handles, but you can find Papago Orange BlosContinued on Page 41...


som, Wyder’s Pear Cider, Grand Canyon Pilsner, Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey and on the nitrogen tap, its far from the usual, Left Hand Milk Stout served nice and creamy. Mellow Mushroom also has probably the best selection of canned beer available at any restaurant in Phoenix. They have a location in North Phoenix at Happy Valley and I-17 and one on Mill Avenue in Tempe. Look for at least one more to open in 2012. Our last hidden gem is an old favorite but one that is new to the craft beer scene. George and Dragon has been a fixture on Central Avenue for years. But this English Tavern has started to modernize the tap list. Sure you can still find all the old favorites, but check out the Fat Tire tap, and then notice the nitro handle is pouring Left Hand Milk Stout, and then you see SanTan Hefeweizen and Grand Canyon American Pilsner. Wow! George and Dragon has just started their new craft beer program, but with some encouragement from you folks, I bet that we will see this program expand and turn this into a top notch beer bar. Since it is right across from Steele Indian School Park, plan on stopping in before or after the Strong Beer

Festival on February 18th to check it out. Better yet, stop in this weekend and then check it out again in February.

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This one may not be a secret any longer but Garage Wine and Tap at 16th and Bethany Home has one of the best lineups you will ever find in a six handle location. Besides their incredible menu and friendly service, you have a selection of beers that includes craft favorites as well as international beers. Order a Thunder Canyon Deep Canyon Amber with your burger, or get adventurous and have a Tripel Karmeliet or Stiegl Goldbrau. Anderson Valley Hop Ottin, SanTan Hefeweizen and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter round out the tap list at this location. Every few months we should look at some different hidden gems, because after appearing in these pages they may not be hidden anymore. So whether you’re eating sushi, or in the mood for Bangers and Mash, or just hanging out in Old Town, it’s always nice to know that you don’t have to forego craft beer. So now that you know you can enjoy yourself anywhere, get out there and do it.

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www.worldclassbeverages.com Breckenridge Vanilla Porter, Lost Coast Great White, Papago Orange Blossom Culinary Dropout 7135 E. Camelback Scottsdale, 85251 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Abita Purple Haze, Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Dos Juevos Cantina 7633 E Indian School Road Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Blue Moon, PBR, Mudshark Scorpion & Desert Magic, Woodchuck Four Peaks Brewery 15730 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Kilt Lifter, 8th St. Ale, Hop Knot IPA Goldie’s Sports Cafe 10135 E. Via Linda Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium Seasonals, New Belgium 1554 Gordon Biersch 18545 N. Allied Way Scottsdale 85054 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Papago Brewing Company 7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Orange Blossom, Hopago IPA, El Robusto Porter

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Rock Bottom Brewery 8668 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale 85260 Ask for: Dreamcatcher, Raptor Red, Desert Trail Pale Ale The Yard House 7014 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Papago Orange Blossom, Abita Purple Haze, Bear Republic Racer 5 TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St. Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA, Moose Drool, San Tan Devils Ale Upper Deck 4224 N. Craftsman Court Scottsdale 85251 Ask for: Blue Moon, Bell’s Oberon, Fat Tire ZIPPS Sports Grill 14148 N. 100th St. Scottsdale, 85259 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber, New Belgium 1554 ZIPPS Sports Grill 8380 E. Via De Ventura Scottsdale, 85258 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber ZIPPS Sports Grill 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy Scottsdale 85254 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber

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EAST VALLEY The Hungry Monk 1760 W. Chandler Blvd Chandler, 85224 Ask for: Bell’s Two Hearted, The Lost Abbey Judgment Day, Ballast Point Sculpin Gordon Biersch 2218 E. Williams Field Rd. Gilbert 85296 Ask for: Golden Export, Hefeweizen, Czech Pilsner Iguana Macks 1371 N. Alma School Rd. Chandler 85224 Ask for: San Tan Epicenter, Blue Moon, SanTan Devil’s Ale Irish Republic 58 S. San Marcos Pl. Chandler 85225 Ask for: Irish Republic Amber, Sleepy Dog Red Rover, KilKenny’s Irish Cream Ale BoomBozz Tap House 1026 E. Gilbert Road Gilbert AZ Ask for: SanTan Devil’s Ale, Bell’s Oberon, Pyramid Hefeweizen Old Chicago 1656 S. Alma School Rd. Mesa, 85210 Ask for: Lost Coast Great White, Moose Drool, Abita Turbodog

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Old Chicago 135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler, 85248 Ask for: Fat Tire, Lost Coast Great White, Oskar Blues Old Chub Public House Garage 4855 East Warner Road Phoenix, AZ 85044-3308 Ask for: SanTan Epicenter, Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Papago Oragne Blossom San Tan Brewery 8 S. San Marcos Plaza Chandler,85225 Ask for:Sun Spot Gold, Devils Ale, Hopshock Sun Devil Liquors Cellar 235 N. Country Club Drive Mesa, 85201 Ask for: Dale’s Pale Ale, Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, SKA Modus Hoperandi ZIPPS Sports Grill 3950 W. Ray Rd Chandler, 85226 Ask for: Blue Moon, Alaskan Amber 1st Round Draft 1520 West Warner rd Gilbert AZ 85233 Fat Tire, Devil’s Ale, Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

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Devil’s Hideaway 1807 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. 101 - Tempe (480) 491-0442 Wed & Sun Dirty Drummer 1211 N. Country Club, Mesa (480) 834-6371 - Sat Dirty Drummer 3002 N. Arizona Ave, Chandler (480) 926-2843 – Tue, Sat

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Dukes 7607 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale (480) 675-9724 – Thu, Sat

Boston’s 1730 E. Elliot Rd, Tempe (480) 831-0822 – Thu, Sat, Sun

Ernies Inn 10443 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (480) 948-4422 – 7 Days

Brass Rail 3738 E. Thomas, Phoenix (602) 956-1280 - Wed

Famous Sam’s 2730 E. Baseline, Mesa (480) 699-8142 - Wed, Sun

Breakroom 4729 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix (602) 267-1010 – 7 Days

Famous Sam’s (NW Corner of Baseline & Lindsay) 720 W. Ray Rd., Chandler (480) 899-9804 - Sat

Brigett’s Last Laugh 17222 N. Cave Creek, Phoenix (602) 788-0507 – 7 Days Casey Jones Grill on Bell 2848 E Bell Rd Phoenix, AZ 602 493-9930 - Fri Chances Are 7570 E. 6th Ave, Scottsdale (480) 994-4338 – Mon, Thu Chuy’s 1831 E. Baseline, Tempe (480) 777-2905 - Fri Clicks Billiards 3935 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 220-0859 - Wed

Field House 1661 S. Val Vista Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85296 (480) 899-8228 Mon, Wed-Sun. Fox & Hound 1017 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert (480) 507-2343 – Tue, Wed Gallagher’s 7575 N. 16th St., Phoenix (602) 997-0084 – Thu, Sat Giligin’s 4251 N. Winfield, Scottsdale (480) 874-2264 – Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu

Grapevine 4013 N. Brown, Scottsdale (480) 994-1792 – 7 Days Hazelwoods 3626 E. Indian School, Phoenix (602) 957-2462 – Tue, Sat JJ’s Cantina 409 N. Scottsdale Rd., Phoenix (480) 990-3477 – Fri, Sat JJ Madison’s 430 N. Power Rd., Mesa (480) 924-8778 – Tue, Fri O Kelley’s 2120 W. Guadalupe, Mesa (480) 756-6069 – Mon, Thu Pranksters Too 7919 E. Thomas, Scottsdale (480) 990-1114 - Tue Sandstone Cafe 4959 W. Ray Rd, Chandler (480) 961-2913

WEST SIDE Bullock’s 2601 W. Bethany Home, Phoenix (602) 433-9303 – 7 Days

Clubhouse Grill 14175 W. Indian School Rd Goodyear, AZ 85393 623-535 – GULP (4857) Wednesday Enoch’s 6750 W. Peoria, Peoria (623) 878-6296 – 7 Days Gallagher’s 751 E. Union Hills, Phoenix (602) 867-3222 – Thu, Sat George & Dragon 4240 N. Central Ave, Phoenix (602) 241-0018 - Mon I&J Fountain Restaurant 12221W. Bell Rd. Surprise AZ 85378 (623) 583-1222 Lighthouse 12351 W. Indian School Rd., Avondale (623) 935-2471 – 7 Days

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BUFFALO CHIP SALOON in DA SHACK IN DA BACK 7pm-12 6811 E Cave Creek Rd Cave Creek AZ 480 488-9118 WEDNESDAY AZOOL Grill 8pm-1 3134 W Carefree Hwy, Phx, AZ (In Albertson’s Plaza) 602 582-5177 16th St SPORTS BAR 9-1 6522 N 16th ST Phoenix, AZ 85016 602 285-5555 THURSDAY AROS GRILL 1606 E Bell Rd Phoenix 602 441-4111 TOP SHELF Peoria 8pm-12 21910 N 83rd Ave (Just North of Deer Valley Rd) Peoria, AZ 623 561-0050 Peaks and Valleys 711 E Carefree Hwy Phoenix, AZ 85085 602 434-8370 FRIDAY AZOOL Grill 9pm-1 3134 W Carefree Hwy, Phx, AZ (In Albertson’s Plaza) 602 582-5177 SUNSET BISTRO 8-Close 15462 North 99th Avenue Sun City, AZ (623) 972-1601

Marc’s Sports Grill 4494 W. Peoria, Phoenix (623) 842-1053 – 7 Days Old Chicago 5695 W. Bell Rd., Glendale (602) 938-8808 - Sat

Chantilly’s 717 W. Union Hills, Phoenix (602) 789-1417 - Sat

Pappy’s Sports Bar 11801N. 19th Ave, Phoenix (602) 944-3992 - Thu

Cocomo Joe’s 28244 N. Tatum, Phoenix (480) 538-8008 – Wed, Sun

Stinger’s 10222 N. 43rd Ave, Phoenix (623) 937-9645 – 7 Days Wild Bills 6840 N. 27th Ave, Phoenix (602) 242-2345 – 7 Days

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TAKE NO PRISONERS!!! The Popularity of Paintball Sweeping the Nation You’re leaning over a burnt out shell of a car, you’ve got one of the 4:15 PM opposing force in your sites, and you feel the surge of adrenaline send a shiver down your spine. You just need your opponent to move to the right and you’ll have a clear shot. A game of heartpounding, adrenaline fueled chess!

Paintball is the thinking person’s adrenaline fix – and has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds over the past few years. It’s tense, exciting and best of all it can last for hours. Paintball is an exhilarating sport that is fun to play! The sport of paintball is a way of life for millions of people around the world. There are a multitude of reasons why paintball is an awesome and addictive sport. Every game is different, every team is different, and you’ll experience the adrenaline rush every time you play!


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For a listing of paintball fields and courses here in the valley, visit www.PBAZ.com. For all the necessary paintball supplies and accessories, everything you’ll need from A to Z in AZ, visit any of these sports retailers and paintball specialty stores…. BIG 5, Sports Authority, Sport Chalet, Outdoor World, Dark Star Paintball, Vanguard Paintball and Mesa Paintball Supply.

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Legendary Blues singer Hans Olson (Blues) AMC Fountain, 7-9pm KC’s Blues Band (Original and Top 40 Alternative Band) District Stage, 7-10pm

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Jennifer Kelber (Jennifer Kelber) AMC Fountain, 7-9pm Knee Deep Experience (Funk, Soul, R&B Band) District Stage, 7-10pm Tatum at Loop 101 • www.ShopDesertRidge.com www.facebook.com/DesertRidgeMarketplace www.twitter.com/ShopDesertRidge

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On Sunday, January 15th the 2012 P.F. Chang;s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon will feature none other than the B52’s (“Love Shack”, “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club”) as the headlining act. 30,000 people are expected to compete and probably just as many will be along the race route, enjoying the music and festivities while cheering racers on. Visit www.competitor.com or call 800-311-1255 for more information. ---------------

David Garrett has been winning over audiences since the release of his self-titled debut album in June 2009. In addition to having two hugely successful specials on Public Television, Garrett’s numerous TV performances include Dancing With The Stars, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox News Channel, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and CBS Saturday Early Show among others. Garrett will be performing at the Mesa Arts Center (1 East Main St. in Mesa) on Tuesday, January 17th. The audience can expect to hear David’s technically flawless violin playing shine through with precision and power backed by his explosive four-piece rock band. Visit www.mesaartslive.com for details. ---------------

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Chronic Hippies (Top 40 Cover Band) District Stage, 7-10pm Gradymusic (Easy Listening Keyboardist) Barnes & Noble Fountain, 7-9pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Shawn Johnson & The Foundation (Original Alternative Band) District Stage, 7-10pm Tera Crisalida (Brazilian Jazz Guitarists and Vocalist) Barnes & Noble Fountain, 7-9pm Loop 101 and 202 • www.tempemarketplace.com www.facebook.com/TempeMarketplace www.twitter.com/TMPDistrict

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open the 25th anniversary season of Sunday A’Fair on January 15th with free outdoor concerts by The Samba Project and Walt Richardson & The Peaceful Warriors from noon to 4 pm. The series runs through April. Additional information is available at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or from the box office at (480) 499-8587.

-------------Tool fans might be gearing up for a road trip – they will be at the Tucson Arena on Tuesday January 17th. Visit www.livenation. com for tickets and details.


In addition to Vinyl, Rockzone Records In addition to the electric guitars, Naked BOOkMAZE is a two story used also buys and sells CDs, DVDs and Music Dave's also carries acoustic guitars, bass bookstore with over 120,000 books for Memorabilia. guitars, luthier built custom guitars, guitar sale. Even better, over 10,000 books are amps, bass amps, drum kits along with priced at just $1 each. Bookmaze also has Continuing the theme of strong ties to picks, strings, drum sticks and pedals. a small cafe with gourmet coffee and tea. TEMPE, AZ – Something unique is live music Stephen Wilkensen (the owner happening at a strip mall in Tempe. of Rockzone) is the drummer in the well Dave and Brenda Johnson are the owners PHOENIX TATTOO is one of the best known local cover band 68 Guns of Naked Dave's Music and are in the store known tattoo studios on the West Coast, Music fans and rock bands are finding a 6 days a week (closed Sundays). Dave also and is often featured in tattoo magazines. home that caters to their every need. And the Rockzone GM, Scott Robenet, is the bass player in the local rock band, worked as a roadie for kiss and has met SuB FACTORY features outstanding The first strip mall devoted to Musicians The Hollywood Saints. quality subs combined with affordable and Live Music is coming together piece by many bands whose Vinyl he now sells. Here are the web sites for each of the prices. Often touring musicians playing at piece and it's starting to create a powerful Rockzone is also well known for buying music related businesses: Club Red drop in to sample their food. synergy that is getting noticed nationally. large collections. It's not unusual for them to buy collections with hundreds or even clubredrocks.com WAFFLE HOuSE for those 3am meals CLuB RED / RED OWL is the first piece thousands of pieces. bandoasis.com that musicians thrive on after the show... of the puzzle. It's a live music venue with rockzonerecords.com a unique dual stage layout that is getting NAkED DAVE'S MuSIC is a mom and Club Red Plaza is continuing to seek nakeddavesmusic.com attention around the country. pop owned guitar store. Walls of electric other music related businesses to "join the guitars give musicians a huge choice of the Rounding out the center are several other party". One can only wonder what this Club Red is located at the SW corner of perfect guitar for an upcoming big show. businesses that work well with live music: center will look like in a few more years. university Drive and the 101 Freeway in Tempe. The perfect location, right off the freeway, makes is easy for music fans around the valley to come to shows. Club Red hosts a wide variety of genres: 80s rockers like Quiet Riot, Great White, Dokken and Firehouse (Firehouse is playing Club Red on Saturday 1/14, get your tickets now, that one will sell out). Punk legends like Agent Orange and X. 2155 E. University, Tempe • 480-CLUB-RED • www.ClubRedRocks Alt Rockers Blind Melon, Sugar Cult, Marcy Playground and Days of the New. Located at the SW Corner of University Drive and Loop 101 in Tempe Reggae bands such as katchafire, The Melodians and Pato Banton; hip-hop legends from 2 Live Crew to Brother Ali to the Grouch; and electro artist Bassnectar. Emergent artists on the rise often play the venue: Adrenaline Mob (with Mike Portnoy) and Allen Stone are two recent examples. Plus local favorites Authority Zero, Digital Summer and Vayden have all played the venue at various times. National touring bands from all over the country have been raving about the quality of the sound system and the unique dual stage setup and often ask their booking agents to book them at Club Red when their tour brings them through Phoenix. Realizing the potential with an anchor tenant like Club Red that books around a 1,000 bands a year, the center was renamed Club Red Plaza and has been bringing in music related tenants over the last two FIREHOUSE has over 7 million sales worldwide, 16 Gold and Platinum Records and multiple Billboard Top Hits including: "Don't years which is now starting to pay off with Treat Me Bad" "Reach For The Sky" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a a strong synergy between the tenants. Lifetime", and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". This show also introduces HOTEL DIABLO to Arizona, featuring former members of BAND OASIS, locally owned by James and Donna koza, is an hourly rehearsal the Scorpions. Plus local favorites: Chemicals of Democracy, Pain & Cable, Royco, Mersa, Grove Street, Covers Inc, Levels of Violence. studio for bands. FIREHOUSE • HOTEL DIABLO • Dual Stage Event • 90s HARD ROck • $20 ADV–$25 DOOR 11 sound isolated rooms each are set up with a full backline: drum kit, bass amp, guitar amps and mixer. So bands just plug in their guitars and start playing. Over 250 bands a month come by and practice in these comfortable, fully air conditioned, hourly rehearsal rooms. Bands love the convenience of not hauling heavy gear around for rehearsals. Band THR 2/9 • 7 pm • 21+ SAT 3/9 • 7 pm • All Ages SAT 2/18 • 7 pm • 21+ Oasis is open daily from noon to midnight. ROCkZONE RECORDS specializes in SkY GuITAR Clinic is from noon to 3pm, from orange county california comes this killer FASTER PuSSYCAT came out of the buying and selling used vinyl records. clinic price is $95 and includes a show ticket. surf/punk power trio garage band with the wild Sunset Strip Glam Metal scene. A Hard Vinyl records are getting a lot of interest old school 80s pure punk sound that is still unique SkY GUITAR cLInIc • $95 Rocking Band that knows how to PARTY! these days as music fans are realizing that SHOW TIckETS • $15–$20 GLAm mETAL • $15–$20 pure PUnk • $12–$17 • Dual Stage mp3's compress the music, losing lots of the little nuances that matter to serious fans who want the best possible sound quality.

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4747 E. Elliot Rd.: Carvin Jones. www.cactusjacksbaraz.net

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 4889118, 6811 E. Cave Creed Rd.: Pat James Band. www.buffalochipsaloon.com

Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 9828608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Hawg Wild. www.jakes-o-mine. com

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: AZ Blues Project. www.haroldscorral.com Chandler Iguana Mack’s (480) 899-6735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd.: Dalon Greer. www.iguanamacks.com Mesa Goat Head Saloon (480)4 64-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr.: Dive Bar w/ Georgia. www. goatheadsaloon.com

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Phoenix Char’s Has the Blues (602) 2300205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Lady J. www.charshastheblues.com Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: James Parks. www.hazelwoodsfirstplace.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Hucklebuck. www.joesgrotto.com

Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 439-6800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Hillbilly Barbeque Band. 1/21/11 5:28:32 PM The Trunk Space (602) 2566006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Kepi Ghoulie electric! Kevin Preston, JJCnV and Empire of the Bear. www.thetrunkspace.com Scottsdale Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd.: Calling Morocco (CA), Dogfood (CA), Every Letter and The Shivereens. myspace.com/theroguebar Tempe Canteen Tequila Bar (480) 7737135, 640 S. Mill Ave.: Acoustic Music from 5:30 to 7:30pm. www. canteentequilabar.com Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 6590870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: Emmet Deguvera and Mark Zubia. www. flannys.com Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www.yuccatap.com

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WTH Bar and Grill (480) 3806000, 10262 E. Apache Trail: Stompbox. whatthehellbarandgrill.com Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. www. buffalochipsaloon.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: Nineball. www.cocomojoes.com Harold’s Corral (480) 4881906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Young Country. www.haroldscorral.com Chandler Iguana Mack’s (480) 8996735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd.: Cody Lynn Macy. www. iguanamacks.com Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: Different Breed. www. jerseystavern.com Fountain Hills Jazz in the Hills / The Fire Side Grill/Holiday Inn (480) 816-8806, 12800 N. Suaguaro Blvd.: Fred Forney Quartet. 7:30-9:30pm. Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: 2-Toned Lizard Kings. www. okelleysbar.com Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Stephanie Eason. www.tobysmesa.com Phoenix Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Soul Power. www.charshastheblues.com Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: KC’s Blues Band (District Stage) and Hans Olson (AMC Fountain). www.shopdesertridge.com Duck and Decanter (602) 274-

5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd.: Eric Ramsey. 5:30-8:30pm. www.duckanddecanter.com Hazelwood’s First Place (602) 957-2462, 3626 E. Indian School Rd.: Daylon Greer. www. hazelwoodsfirstplace.com Ice House Tavern (602) 2441179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: Reactions and Dynamite the Liberator. www.icehousetavernphx.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Paradise Drive. www.joesgrotto.com Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Ayden Fire. www. steelhorsesaloon.com Thunderbird Roadhouse (602) 439-6800, 3549 W. Thunderbird Rd.: Porch Dawgs. The Trunk Space (602) 2566006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Fortune Cookie. www.thetrunkspace.com

Cave Creek Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Pat James Band. www. buffalochipsaloon.com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd.: Nineball. www.cocomojoes.com Harold’s Corral (480) 4881906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.: Young Country. www.haroldscorral.com Chandler Iguana Mack’s (480) 8996735, 1371 N. Alma School Rd.: DJ Pete. www.iguanamacks. com Jersey’s Tavern and Grill (480) 705-9700, 5945 W. Ray Rd.: EnginEars. www.jerseystavern. com Mesa O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd.: Sweaty. www.okelleysbar.com

Tempe Flanny’s Bar & Grill (480) 6590870, 1805 E. Elliot Rd.: The Drive Duo. www.flannys.com

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd.: Jason Boland and the Straggler and Stephanie Eason. www.tobysmesa.com

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: The Charlie Shooter Band, 4 Year Plan and Super Funk Allstars. www.thesailinn. com

Phoenix Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave.: Glyde. www.charshastheblues. com

Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Chronic Hippies (District Stage) and Gradymusic (B&N Fountain). www.tempemarketplace.com Tempe Tavern (602) 625-1336, 1810 E. Apache Blvd.: The Dark Hearts, Labor Party and The Atomic Zombies. www.tempetavern.com

Desert Ridge Marketplace 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.: Knee Deep Experience (District Stage) and Jennifer Kelber (AMC Fountain). www.shopdesertridge.com

Yucca Tap Room (480) 9674777, 29 W. Southern Ave. (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): The Revenge and Dag Nabbit Stubbs. www.yuccatap. com

Saturday Apache Junction Jake’s-O-Mine (480) 9828608, 1985 W. Apache Trail: Hawg Wild. www.jakes-o-mine. com

Ice House Tavern (602) 2441179, 3855 E. Thomas Rd.: At 7. www.icehousetavernphx.com Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St.: Talk to Sheep. www.joesgrotto.com Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100: Ayden Fire. www. steelhorsesaloon.com The Trunk Space (602) 2566006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave.: Rainbow & Wolves of Isle Royale tape release party w/ Good Amount, Fanapth and Mangled Men. www.thetrunkspace.com


Tempe Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St.: Nameless Prophets. www.thesailinn.com

The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: January 13th: Mission G w/ special guests January 14th: Summer Set w/ special guests January 20th: Haffo w/ special guests January 21st: The Adolecents w/ Youth Brigade www.clubhousegigs.com

January 17th: Her & Gold (Maria Sais de Sicilia of Lydia) and Rajiv Patel January 18th: Handsome Furs January 19th: Cover the Crescent, The Medera Strand, Terra Firma and Robin Vining January 20th: What Laura Says January 21st: Kismet w/ Sean Watson www.crescentphx.com

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (928) 684-6624, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg: January 13th: Chamber Music Plus: Ghost Towns January 15th: The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Pied Pipers “American Hits on Parade” January 20th: Alpin Hong January 22nd: Michael Kaeshammer Trio January 29th: The Phoenix SymphoComerica Theatre (602) 379-2800, ny “The Music of John Williams” 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: www.delewebbcenter.org (Formerly Dodge Theatre) January 15th: Foreigner Acoustique: Jobing.com Arena (623) 772-3800, The Classics Unplugged 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: 910 LIVE (480) 966-0707, 910 N. January 19th: The Deadmeat Tour: February 10th: Bill Gaither McClintock Dr., Tempe: Steve Aoki & Datsik March 15th: Radiohead January 12th: Burn Halo w/ special February 18th: Glen Campbell May 18th: Rammstein guests th February 24 : Alejandra Guzman www.jobingarena.com January 13th: Vinyl Tap February 25th: Megadeth, Motorth January 14 : Sinizen head, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. January 21st: Mosh Pit Army presMarch 12th: Willie Nelson 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: ents Last Man Standing March 24th: The Pink Floyd ExperiJanuary 17th: Wu Tang Clan, Empire, www.910liveaz.com ence Fresh Pro Deuce and Sumo Corleone www.livenation.com January 22nd: Jackyl, Dirtnap, Hawg ASU Gammage (480) 965-3434. Wild, 1967 and A House Divided 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe: January 24th: Anthrax, Testament The Compound Grill (480) January 21st: Wilco and Death Angel 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., www.asugammage.com www.luckymanonline.com Scottsdale: January 12th: Wheeler Brothers ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) January 13th: Traveler Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 965-3434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., January 14th: Pat Travers Band 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Scottsdale: January 15th: Lalah Hathaway January 14th: Rock Lobster th January 20 : Grupo Liberdade th January 17 January 15th: Daisy Train and Met: Moio Brothers Trio January 21st: Beth Simchat January 18th: 40 oz. to Freedom alhead HaMashiach (Sublime tribute)s January 18th: Stephen Griswold & January 22nd: AZ Classic Jazz Society th January 19 : Dan Hicks and the Hot His California Convoy and Daisy presents Ivory & Gold Licks Train January 27th: Patrick Ball – Pink Martini January 20th: Lukas Nelson and January 21st: Colton Avery CD “O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music” Promise of the Real release and Rock Lobster January 28th: Beth Simchat January 21st: Elephant Revival www.martiniranchaz.net HaMashiach www.thecompoundgrill.com www.asukerr.com Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, Crescent Ballroom 308 N. 2nd Ave., 1 East Main St., Mesa: Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, Phoenix: January 13th: The Fab Four 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: th January 17th: David Garrett January 12 : Cass McCombs January 14th: Rick Ross th January 13 February 2nd: Jon Anderson : Sugar Thieves and Dry January 20th: War River Yacht Club February 3rd: Fresh Beat Band January 27th: Incidental, Halocene, January 14th: The Pistoleros and February 8th: Roz Savage The Stencils and Jaclyn Monroe Dead Hot Workshop January 28th: Ginuwine January 15th: Tobie Milford www.celebritytheatre.com Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy: Shawn Johnson & the Foundation (District Stage) and Tera Crisalida (B&N Fountain). Club Red/Red Owl (480) 496www.tempemarketplace.com 4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: January 14th: Firehouse Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, January 21st: Total Chaos 29 W. Southern Ave.,(Southwest January 25th: Stolen Babies corner of Southern and Mill): Yellow January 31st: Maylene & the Sons of Minute and Chasing Kings. www. Disaster yuccatap.com www.clubredrocks.com

Concert Venues

MIM Music Theater (480) 4768000, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix: January 14th: Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band January 15th: Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin January 16th: UA School of Music: Daniel Katzen (horn) and Michael Dauphinais (piano) January 18th: Desert Rose Band January 22nd: International Guitar Night (Brian Gore, Adrian Legg, Lulo Reinhardt and Marco Pereira) January 25th: ASU School of Music: ASU African Drum Ensemble January 27th: Brooklyn Rider January 28th: David Broza January 31st: Preservation Hall Jazz Band www.themim.org Orpheum Theater (Phoenix) (602) 262-7272, 203 W, Adams St., Phoenix: January 12th – 15th: The Rat Pack January 19th: Jeanne Robertson www.orpheum-theater.com Orpheum Theater (Flagstaff) (928) 556-1580, 15 W. Aspen St., Flagstaff: January 15th: Authority Zero and Voodoo Glow Skulls January 20th: Melt January 21st: Xtra Ticket January 25th: March Fourth Marching Band January 26th: Citizen Cope January 28th: Social Distortion www.orpheumpresents.com Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: January 12th: Cousin Affect January 13th: Dave Riley, Bob Corritore and Juke Joint Blues Band January 14th: (Prime Time show) Tommy Dukes Blues Band w/ Delmar Stewart January 14th: (Early show) Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys January 15th: 20th Anniversary benefit for Paz de Cristo hosted by The Blues Dinosaurs w/ Carey Slade and Ivan Harshman January 16th: Allan Holdsworth w/ Joe Myers & Linda Cushma January 17th: Blues Jam hosted by Bill Tarsha & The Rocket 88’s January 18th: Catie Curtis January 19th: Sugar Blue January 20th: Kim Wilson’s All-Star Blues Band January 21st: Cold Shott & the Hur-

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ricane Horns www.rhythmroom.com Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 994-2787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: January 14th: Underground Railroad: An Evening With Kathleen Battle January 17th: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: A Beethoven Bonanza January 22nd: Simone Dinnerstein www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 334-0010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: January 14th: Bill Haley’s Original Comets January 15th: Gene Styles – A Tribute to Elvis Presley January 20th: At the Hop – The Music of the 50’s and 60’s January 20th: AZ Diamond – A Tribute to Neil Diamond January 21st: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters January 22nd: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters January 25th: The New Army w/ Paul Gurvitz January 27th: Bill Haley’s Original Comets January 28th: ’56 – A Tribute to 1950’s Rock & Roll www.skye-restaurant.com

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Scottsdale Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd.: Mean Streets Dance Party at midnight. myspace. com/theroguebar

U.S. Airways Center (602) 3797800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: February 3rd: George Strait w/ Martina McBride May 15th: Roger Waters: The Wall Live August 29th: Neil Diamond www.usairwayscenter.com Underground/Nile Theatre (480) 559-5859, 105 W. Main St, Mesa: January 14th: Rio Act, Chaos Playground, Reason Unknown and Ignite & Conspire January 15th: Falling in Reverse January 15th: Pentimento w/ Light Years, Creatures with Withdrawal, Territory, The Rule the Law and Sanhedrin January 21st: Cold Blooded Theory, Truth of Fiction, The Living Receiver, Archive the Dream and more www.niletheater.com

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Kokopelli Winery & Bistro to Host 8th Annual Italian American Festival Live Bands and Accordion Players to Perform Throughout the Weekend Kokopelli Winery and Bistro is saluting all Italian Americans on January 27 – 29. The festival will include: Home-style Italian

food and desserts, live Italian music all weekend, bocce ball and the Pantera Car Club of Arizona will display their rare Italian made sports cars. Discounted wine tasting and Italian inspired wines by Kokopelli Winery will be featured. Dennis Minchella, Kokopelli’s owner, learned to cook from his Italian-born grandmother Josephine, which helped to inspire many of the weekend’s dishes. Some of our entrees will include: Lavosh style pizzas, Josephine’s Lasagna, Michelangelo Pasta, Chicken Marsala, Chicken Parmesan, Antipasto and Mediterranean Salads. Our desert menu will feature Cannoli ala Sinatra and Coliseum Chocolate Cake, and Italian Cookies and Cream.

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We will also have live bands and accordion players rendering Italian tunes all weekend. “This is our 8th annual Italian American Festival at Kokopelli Winery & Bistro in Chandler to celebrate our family’s Italian American heritage. We are very excited to enter our 11th year in Chandler by celebrating our heritage,” said Dennis Minchella, CEO of Kokopelli Winery. Kokopelli Winery is a local family owned winery and restaurant. Don and Carol Minchella founded the winery in 1994. Kokopelli Winery

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Before the electronic music sandstorm hit the contemporary clubbing generation we know today, an underground rave scene went rampant with its origin stemming out of Germany—think the movie, Party Monster and maybe you get the context I’m trying to implant in your head. Perhaps such electro dance parties aren’t like that today but understand the impact that music must have had on the attendees. Finnish sensation, Darude, is a product of this scene and member of that generation so I suppose he deserves a little respect for his inspiration and talents. Darude made it big when his 1999 hit, “Sandstorm,” swept to the top of global charts allowing him to secure his spot on DJ Magazine’s top 100 DJs list and remains on it to this day. Not familiar with the song? YouTube it and you’ll recall the fun your brain was having when it first processed it. MLK Jr. weekend is here again which means if you’re not going out of town, you’ll need something to do on Sunday night. The Mint is still fresh in Scottsdale and will be even cooler this weekend when Darude spins for their Industry Appreciation Night and makes you feel like you’re clubbing somewhere fancy in Europe. While you’re there, consider the Ketel One bottle special ($150) and $5 Ketel One cocktails you can enjoy more knowing there’s no work the following day. Sunday, January 15th. 9 pm – 2 am. Ages 21+

Avicii at the Phoenix Convention Center

Oh, those Europeans and their electronic dance music! If you’re a true clubber, you know about Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and Afrojack. There has to be something they eat, drink, or smoke in The Netherlands that makes these Dutch DJs as great and influential as they are right now in the music world. Avicii, on the other hand, is not Dutch but rather springs from one half of Europe’s ball sack and hails from the same motherland as The Swedish House Mafia. This Grammy Award Nominated 22 year old’s current biggest hit, Levels, is currently on repeat on my iPod and being blasted all over the radio thanks to Flo Rida’s sampling of it. Ohhhohhhh sometimes, I get a good feeling! Yup, that’s the jam! I always get a good feeling when it comes on lalala [smiley face]. So if you’re down (and you should be because I think most everyone got paid on Friday), head over to the Phoenix Convention

Center this Sunday for Avicii’s House for Hunger tour to help him raise a million for the organization, Feeding America. Do some serious dancing to help burn those holiday calories off, and thank this Swed for it. Sunday, January 15th. 7 pm –12 am. $35-$85 at www.ticketmaster.com. All Ages.

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old at Stand Up Live

Jay and his sidekick, Silent Bob, are back. You’ve seen them in movies, Clerks, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, and Dogma and this time I’m sure, Kevin Smith a.k.a Silent Bob, will actually say more than a few words if anything. Maybe. Anyhow, Jason Mewes and his longtime friend are in town on Thursday to entertain us once again and we’ll have the chance to judge them on how well they’ve aged. Or perhaps they’ve aged horribly and are holding on to the past and that’s why they’re doing standup now? Phoenix Cityscape’s new comedy club is pretty darn cool, though. The venue is on the second floor and is somewhat fancy for a comedy club. Copper House Rock Pub and Kitchen is connected to Stand Up Live and wraps around half the space with windows overlooking downtown, making you feel like you’re actually in a bigger city. Although there is a two drink minimum at the club, the liquid refreshments are tasty and the food you can snack on while you watch the show is delicious. If the talent is not so talented—which I’m sure it will be, at least you can feel satisfied with the food and beverage. Thursday, January 12th. 8 pm. $40. Ages 18+

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* July 16, 1969: Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the moon, launches from the Kennedy Space Center. July 11, 1972: The first World Chess Championship game between Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts. * July 13, 1977: The New York City blackout of 1977 leads to wide-spread looting. * July 12, 1984: Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale names Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro becomes the first female Vice Presidential candidate on a major party ticket. * July 15, 1996: MSNBC debuts on cable TV and online. * July 10, 1999: The U.S. women’s soccer team wins the FIFA Women’s World Cup against China in Pasadena, California. * July 12, 2005: Prince Albert II of Monaco accedes to the throne. & ON

* July 16, 2004: Martha Stewart is sentenced to five months in prison (and five months of house arrest) for a stock sale. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Stewart avoided a loss of $45,673 by selling all 3,928 shares of her ImClone Systems stock on December 27, 2001, after receiving material, nonpublic information from Peter Bacanovic, who was Stewart’s broker at Merrill Lynch. Martha Helen Stewart (née Kostyra), is an American business magnate, media personality, author, and magazine publisher and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. She has gained success through her intelligence, perseverance, simply put; her pure resolve to bring to fruition her visions.

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While in confinement, she took a job and became an informal liaison between the administration and her fellow inmates. The People special, Scandals! That Rocked America stated “Some expected America’s goddess of domestic perfection to fall into terminal despair. Instead, with the drive that would make her a billionaire, Stewart took her lemon of a sentence and made lemonade. Heck, she made a lemon soufflé.” NEWS OR NEWS WORTHY???

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