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The exhilarating Shen Wei Dance Arts will perform on Feb. 13, 2010, as part of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Destination China series. Photo credit: Lois Greenfield

inspired performance. Her program will include Granados’ Goyescas; Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19; Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14; and Debussy’s Preludes, Book 2. Shen Wei Dance Arts captivated the world with its imaginative performance at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Under the visionary leadership of Artistic Director Shen Wei, this dynamic young company melds modern dance with theater, Chinese opera, philosophy, art and architecture. Shen Wei Dance Arts will mark its Scottsdale debut performing selections from The Re- Triptych, including Part I: Tibet, a deeply personal and spiritual dance incorporating traditional Tibetan chants and a stunning, full-stage mandala, and Part III: The New Silk Road, a celebration of China’s vast and divergent religious traditions, languages and cultural histories.

2/9 LISA McMANN AND BECCA FITZPATRICK // Lisa McMann visits with Gone, the third and final novel in her paranormal teen series that includes the New York Times bestsellers Wake and Fade. Joining her is debut young adult novelist Becca Fitzpatrick, with Hush, Hush, which Publishers Weekly calls “a gripping chiller where humans become pawns in the hands of fallen angels .... genuinely, even unsettlingly, seductive.”

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SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS AND PIANIST DI WU FEATURED IN DESTINATION CHINA SERIES

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2/10 REBECCA ROSEN // Psychic medium Rebecca Rosen, whose celebrity clients include Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox, and who has appeared on Entertainment Tonight and the Rachael Ray Show, presents her book Spirited: Connect to the Guides All Around You.  

As part of its Destination China series, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present pianist Di Wu on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Shen Wei Dance Arts on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets for both Di Wu’s concert ($24) and Shen Wei Dance Arts’ performance ($47) are available online at www. ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ box office at (480) 994-ARTS (2787).

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Pianist Di Wu performs a recital on Feb. 10, 2010, as part of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Destination China series. Photo credit: Stephen Eastwood/Lynx

America as a young artist to watch, Di Wu was a finalist at the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2009, where she earned widespread praise for her

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2/5 ELIZABETH GILBERT // The international bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, visits with her new memoir, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage. (This is an offsite event at the Dobson High School auditorium, 1501 West Guadalupe Road in Mesa.)  

2/18 ALLAN HAMILTON, MD // A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon visits with his book, The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope. Allan Hamilton, Continued on Page 4...


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BRAND NEW LINE-UP AT MESA ARTS CENTER This April, Mesa Arts Center presents a brand new line-up of exhibitions at Mesa Contemporary Arts. For the first time ever Chris Rush, Chris Mars, Justin Stewart, and Vincent Valdez will have exhibitions in the same museum. Don’t miss Rolling Stone Magazine’s Artists to Watch 2008 & 2009, the Avett Brothers on

Saturday, April 24. Other performers include Pat Metheny, Arlo Guthrie, and Big Band Broadcast. If you’re in the mood for comedy, there are two hilarious shows with multiple performances, Around the World in a Bad Mood and My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m in Therapy. Tickets are available through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office at 480-644-6500 or online at mesaartscenter.com.

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AZ Weekly Entertainment Magazine Volume 1, Issue 5 February 4th, 2010 Publisher Brian Muir brian.muir@azweeklymagazine.com Art Director Kevin Kelley kevin.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Office Manager Tami Kelley tami.kelley@azweeklymagazine.com Editor Jeff Haugen jeff.haugen@azweeklymagazine.com Staff Music Writer Kim Naugle kim.naugle@azweeklymagazine.com SALES STAFF Nick Connell Senior Accounts Manager nick.connell@azweeklymagazine.com Jeff Miller Accounts Manager jeff.miller@azweeklymagazine.com Fran DeLuca Accounts Manager Fran.DeLuca@azweeklymagazine.com Jim Schiesser Accounts Manager jim.schiesser@azweeklymagazine.com Christina Forrester Accounts Manager christina.forrester@azweeklymagazine.com THE NIGHTOWL Maria Tourtchaninova FILM WRITERS Stan Robinson • Randy Montgomery ARTS WRITERS Randy Montgomery • Nick Connell

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...Continued from Page 2 MD, explores how premonition, superstition, hope, and faith not only become factors in how patients feel but can change outcomes. He also addresses the mysterious powers “the soul” exerts during life-threatening events. Hamilton has been a guest on NPR, has appeared on the Discovery Channel and Anderson Cooper 360°, and has worked as a consultant for “Grey’s Anatomy.” After serving as chief of neurosurgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, he went on to become a professor of neurosurgery and a clinical professor in the departments of Radiation Oncology and Psychology at AHSC.

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Nick@ Night By Nick Connell AMERICAN BUFFALO at Chyro Arts Venue in Scottsdale. David Mamet’s piercing dialogue and storytelling are alive and well in the Chyro Arts Production of AMERICAN BUFFALO in Scottsdale. Director Michael Peck has fashioned a personal version of this timeless piece- the criminal and immoral nature of American business. Or, ‘Chasing the Mark’, as the old carneys used to say. This story revolves around Don, the owner of a resale shop, played with mercy and compassion by the burley Trevor Clevenger. Trevor is the glue in this hustle by three, who are in the hunt for one more big score- right from the headlines of the Arizona Republic. But he needs help to pull this caper off, and his willing accomplish is Bobby, his junkie sidekick. Played with a delicate and neurotic touch by Travis Russell, Bobby leads us to the coin of plenty only to be derailed by Teach, played by Walt Pedano. Walt is the real deal in this right or wrong hustle that will keep you guessing who’s the real sucker? See American Buffalo, it’s loaded with great performances that would make Mamet proud! Through February 13. Tickets 480-258-2329 or www.Chyro.org “13” A NEW Musical Valley Youth Theatre at the Herberger Theater Center. Bobb Cooper and the crew at Valley Youth Theatre are to be commended for bringing Tony Award winning composer Jason Brown’s new musical “13” to Phoenix for its Arizona première. It’s a hit show with a story full of love, humor and some great song writing the opening night audiences loved! Evan is our protagonist, a young Jewish teenager about to experience a life changing move from New York City to Indiana (“The Lamest Place in the World”). Now he must complete his Bar Mitzvah, at 13, in a land of strangers and plenty of peer pressure. Any body remembers their awkward teens? Playing Evan with goodness and charm is Josh Hedeby. Josh was lovable the moment he stepped on stage and became the brain. But he was not alone in this “What it Means to be a Friend” teenage musical adventure. Sharing the limelight and coming of age with talent galore is Clare Emmert as Patrice, Maxx Carlisle-King as Archie, Adam Moffit as Brett, Abbie Maynard as Kendra, Sasha Peralta-Ramos as Lucy, Ashalee Torrey as Cassie and E J Dorring as Richie. This whole ensemble deserves a standing ovation for energetically selling out a great new musical score for audiences to enjoy! Through February 13th tickets 602-252-8497 or www.VYT.com PETER AND THE WOLF Childsplay Theatre at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Childsplay Theatre has brought together a wonderful musical play adapted from the Sergei Prokofiev story, PETER AND THE WOLF, for young audiences. This fun and cute production directed by David Saar, is a joy as we follow the lessons in love of Peter and his friends. Starring as Peter is Jason Powell. Jason is fearless as he learns the lessons of wolf and try’s to set the perfect trap. Keeping Peter on his toes throughout this story of innocence is Andres Alcala as the darling Duck and Huntsman, Michelle Cunneen as the bright and fluffy Bird, Kelsi Zahl as the purfect Cat, and Jon Gentry as the crafty and insightful Wolf. Grab the kids and call a friend to see this gentle and entertaining story for the whole family! Through March 13. Tickets 480-350-2822 or www.Childsplayaz. org. KUDOS to Arizona Opera for its stunning and passionate production of LA BOHEME. And to Scottsdale Center for the Arts for GARRISON KEILOR’S one night performance at Celebrity Theatre. We can only wish this master storyteller will be back soon…Break a Leg!

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13 presented by Valley Youth Theatre Herberger Theater Center Through February 13, 2010 Thursday - Friday 7:30pm Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday 2pm When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year, but it’s easier said than done. You will love this new musical with an unforgettable score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. 13 is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it!

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee presented by ASU Herberger Institute fro Design and the Arts Evelyn Smith Music Theatre Friday – Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. It’s a hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Before every performance, four audience volunteers are recruited to participate on-stage as guest spellers. Each new foursome guarantees a new set of hilarious and unexpected experiences - one night is just as unique as the one before it.

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Fuddy Meers presented by Nearly Naked Theatre Phoenix Little Theatre Through February 13, 2010 Thursday – Saturday 8pm Sunday 6pm This poignant and brutal new comedy traces one woman’s attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curiocabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters. Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes as her chipper husband comes in with a cup of coffee, explains her condition, hands her a book filled with all sorts of essential information, and he disappears into the shower. From there her day becomes a harrowing rollercoaster ride as she meets a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask, her perpetually stoned son, her gibberish-speaking mother, a dimwitted thug with a foul-mouthed hand puppet and a claustrophobic lady-cop. It’s one hilarious turn after another, through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life.

Peter and the Wolf Childsplay, Inc. Tempe Center for the Arts Through March 13, 2010 Saturday & Sunday 10am & 2pmpm Medea’s Ghost Theatre Artists Studio Through February 13, 2010 Friday - Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Arizona Broadway Theatre Through February 13, 2010 Saturday 10am I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Mesa Encore Theatre Mesa Arts Center Theaters February 5 - 21, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 7pm Sunday 2pm The Play About the Naked Guy Stray Cat Theatre Tempe Performing Arts Center February 12 - 27, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm

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All My Sons presented by Theater Works Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm What price will you pay to achieve the American Dream? Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play All My Sons follows one family’s epic journey with a gripping tale of the American Dream and the price one family paid to achieve it. Directed by veteran David Vining, the show is a moving post World War II play about social responsibility versus family responsibility and the importance of keeping up appearances.

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their survival… Writer/director Brian Pulido has a ‘sure hand’ as guides his story and the actors. It’s the subtle aspects of the horror/thriller genre of movies that makes for a good scare, and Brian Pulido has his finger right on the pulse of it!

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Clare Grant shadow. They do share a common interest in comics and pop culture. Before Megan is off to a new job in New York City, the sisters decide on a trip together to an uncharted section of Arizona to spend time together before they start the next chapter in each of their lives. While enroute, they happen on Skull City

“The Graves”, Arizona filmmaker delivers his next thriller! Review by Stan Robinson

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Review by Stan Robinson We’ve all had to read Leo Tolstoy’s classic “War and Peace” or have seen the classic film directed by the legendary King Vidor in 1956. It starred Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, and Mel Ferrer. We’ve all seen photos of the bearded author taken in his later years, but know little of his private life. “The Last Station” gives us a glimpse into the last four years of his life from 1910 to his death in 1914… We are brought into 1910 and to Tolstoy’s world in a period historical drama that illustrates Russian author

Writer/director Brian Pulido, referred to frequently as ‘the next Roger Corman’ as he masters the art of ‘B-movies’, subtly sketches characters with the nuances we all know in our work-a-day lives, with a jolt of psychological horror along the way! As regular readers know, I’m fond of movie taglines; ‘In Skull City, Death is the least of your problems…’ is the unexpected for the Graves sisters. Megan (Clare Grant) and Abby (Jillian Murray) Graves are inseparable sisters that couldn’t be less alike. Megan just graduated Arizona State University with a degree in marketing. She’s self-assured, naturally attractive, with a ‘rock chick’ air and a black belt in martial arts that she likes to use. Abby on the other hand, barely graduated high school. She’s cute with a ‘Hot Topic Goth’ flair, a bit caustic, and afraid of her own

“The Last Station”, an impressive look at a literary legend

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Leo Tolstoy’s (Christopher Plummer) struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. We learn that the Countess Sofya (Helen Mirren), his wife and muse, uses every trick of seduction on her husband’s loyal disciple (Paul Giamatti), whom she believes was the person responsible for Tolstoy signing a new will that leaves his work and property to the Russian people. “The Last Station” is an engaging film with various plot lines as the picture is painted of each of the closet people to Tolstoy while we examine their motives. The cast of veteran actors, deliver extraordinary performances, and the cinematography along with set design presents a look of 1910 Russian society, political, and

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religious convictions along with a view of Leo Tolstoy, that’s captivating to watch!

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Written and directed by Michael Hoffman. Sony Pictures Classics release. Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity. Runtime: 112 minutes.

“Dear John”, examines distant relationships Review by Stan Robinson Actor Channing Tatum got my attention in “Fighting” (2009) opposite Terrence Howard. His performance as the notorious gangster Pretty Boy Floyd in “Public Enemies” (2009) also starring Johnny Depp, and the role of Duke in the action futuristic movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, solidified his presence. In this heart-warming story, he’ a soldier home on leave. He meets a college student (Amanda Seyfried) and they both discover in each other, the aspects of living life that they both had taken for granted that they

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weren’t meant to have. The time comes when John (Channing Tatum) has to return to duty, they make that commitment to each other, and the distance takes its toll on each of their lives. “Dear John”, with the poignant performances of Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried as the two who meet, we’re given ‘food for thought’ relating to the instances in our own lives where the circumstance of ‘distance’ is an integral aspect of that relationship… Starring Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry, and D.J. Cotrona. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Written by Jamie Linden. Screen Gems release. Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and violence. Runtime: 105 minutes.

John Travolta once again returns to action/adventure status as an actor in “From Paris With Love”. A young intelligence operative (Jonathan Rhys Myers) with an office job for the US Ambassador in France gets more than he expected when he is teamed with a high octane, aggressive high ranked agent (John Travolta) who has been sent to Paris to stop a terrorist attack. Their investigation takes them to the Parisian underworld, and although he’s not in agreement with the loose cannon methods of the senior agent, he just might be his only hope for making it through the next forty-eight hours alive! Starring John Travolta, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Yin Bing, Amber Rose Revah, and Eric Gordon. Directed by Pierre Morel. Written by Adi Hasak and Luc Besson. Lionsgate release. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, drug content, pervasive language and brief sexuality. Runtime: 92 minutes. Your thoughts as a moviegoer on movies you see are important to me; let me know what you think! Movies@StanRobinson.org

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BEER! What is “Extreme” Beer? by Chuck Noll Brewers and consumers alike often throw around the phrase “Extreme Beer”…but what does it mean? Are there certain criteria that make a beer extreme, similar to a style definition for a stout or Hefeweizen, or is it something else that makes a beer extreme? With the Strong Beer Festival coming up in mid February, it’s a good time to examine that topic. Brewers are by nature a creative bunch. They like to take recipes and tinker with them until they have put their own unique signature on them. This has been the case ever since the first brewer made the first beer. Exploring the limits of styles and ingredients and then pushing through them is what excites most of these men and women that put on the rubber boots every morning, fire up the kettles and labor sometimes for 12 hours or more over a batch of beer. Amongst all the cleaning and lifting

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bags of malt and timing hop additions to make, in most cases, the same beer they have made a hundred times before, its those occasional special beers that stimulate the mind and get them thinking about what they are brewing. But what about the first extreme beer? When was it produced, what did it contain, what did it taste like? Was it a Belgian quad, extreme with its excesses of malt and candi sugar? Perhaps a spontaneously fermented lambic to which whole cherries including pit and stem were added to make a Kriek…a funky, sour, nutty at times (thanks to the disintegration of the stems and pits), cherry flavored bit of heaven that leaves some in ecstasy and others looking for a pitcher of water. Any of these could have been considered extreme at the time. When Vinnie Cirluzo at Russian River Brewing Company created Pliny the Elder, arguably the first Imperial IPA, it was a huge step for the style. Bitter, citrusy and aromatic, this was a beer like none other. Several years later Pliny the elder has begat Pliny Continued on Page 24

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the Roosevelt/Central light rail station to provide a transportation alternative. The festival provides musical entertainment as well including the 2 Tone Lizard Kings who will entertain visitors with their fun and upbeat music. A good selection of food items will be available for purchase as well. The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild was established in 1999. This non-profit organization has been dedicated to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the craft brewing industry in Arizona. The guild is dedicated to maintaining the quality and image of Arizona-produced beers through the education of consumers, retailers, distributors and brewers. The guild strives to protect the interests of Arizona brewers and consumers through networking and communication between members and other industry related entities and legislative and

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ago. They are now available in 24 states and have just announced their expansion into Florida, where the only skiing is on the water.

Arizona Loves Breckenridge Brews! Back in the 1980’s Richard Squire had a dream…to ski all day and drink great beer all night. Living in Breckenridge Colorado, the skiing was not a problem. Sadly, there were very few microbreweries, so drinking great beer was an issue. Richard solved that problem by starting to home brew his own beer. Now he had a different problem, his home brewed beers were so popular with his fellow ski bums he was convinced to open a brewpub which severely limited his ski time.

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Fortunately for us, he decided to stay with his brewpub dream. And since 1990, Breckenridge Brewery has turned out great beer and a great attitude. The brewery has expanded moving its production operations to Denver and opening up several other brewpubs throughout Colorado, but they stay true to their roots and continue to brew the great beers that Richard Squire was known for, après ski in Breckenridge. Expansion has ensued and they arrived in Arizona a few years

Arizona seems to love Breckenridge beers. Whether stopping at Buffalo Wild Wings in Gilbert on Elliot for an Avalanche Amber, Murphy’s Law for a Vanilla Porter or even a stop at the Yardhouse for an Agave Wheat, people are buying these beers and making them increasingly popular throughout the state. Six packs for home consumption are available in many locations including Tops, Sun Devil, Whole Foods, Sunflower Markets, BevMo and Total Wines. The release of their Lucky U IPA last summer drew huge crowds to Papago Brewing necessitating the tapping of a second keg. It’s not just great beers, but great people that make Breckenridge successful. Marketing Director Todd Thibault, known as “Tebo” to beer drinkers everywhere and frequently referred to as the Mayor of LoDo (Lower Downtown in Denver), makes regular visits to Arizona to promote the product and is always up for a good time. His personality and enthusiasm for craft beer, especially Breckenridge is infectious. Look for him next time he is in town, or if you’re in Denver, ask about him at either of the Breckenridge pubs. Tell him you heard about him in AZ Weekly.

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style that are sitting on the shelf just waiting for a consumer to take them home. Several years back a panel discussion was held at Papago Brewing featuring brewers from all over the state and across the country. Included in that group were Adam Avery (Avery Brewing) and Tomme Arthur (Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey). Adam had a simple definition of extreme beer, “it is anything that won’t sell”. He, of course, was overstating the case, meaning a product that won’t appeal to the everyday drinker but is fun for the brewer to make and will be embraced by a small handful of enthusiasts who will lap up every drop and beg for the next batch to be made. Tomme had a different take on extreme beers. Whereas, extreme

beers are sometimes a race to make the highest alcohol product, Tomme took a different approach. Up until his appearance, we had sampled beers starting at 9% ABV and going all the way up to somewhere near 17%. The beer from Pizza Port (where Tomme still worked prior to starting up his current brewery) was a simple, relatively low alcohol (6.3%) entry named Mo Betta Bretta. This American Wild Ale wasn’t big on the ABV, but it had a diversity of flavor like none of the others. Produced with a wild yeast strain rather than the typical strains used by most brewers, this beer started with a tingling on the tongue and seemed to touch all the different taste bud receptors. This was an amazing beer and Tomme presented it simply by saying that Extreme should be about flavor, not about alcohol content. Sometimes less is more.

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Up do. Sonoran releases their 100 Batch series every, you guessed it, 100 batches they brew. The 200 was just released and it is an amazing still beer weighing in at over 19% ABV with some Agave nectar thrown in for a nice touch. Aged in oak, this is a special treat and not available everywhere. Sun Up has regular availability of their extreme styles

at their brewpub on Camelback at Third Street, and every once in a while a couple of kegs slip into the market. Thunder Canyon in Tucson has some interesting beers on at their brewpub from time to time as well. We also get our share of extreme beers from out of state. The regular releases from Ballast Point of Sculpin, Dorado and Victory at Sea have just started but are being well received. Also look for a new batch of Lost Abbey Brandy Barrel Aged Angel’s Share on the shelves shortly. Avery Brewing is known for their big beers with big flavor, Adam Avery is scheduled to make a rare Arizona appearance on April 15th and 16th for a Tax Your Liver With Avery party at Papago, followed by Demons and Dictators at Moto. The Moto event will feature draft of six favorite extreme beers from Avery, Kaiser, Maharaja, Czar, Mephistopheles, Continued on Page 27...

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The Night Owl BY MARIA TOURTCHANINOVA

Revolver Takes a Shot at Scottsdale. By Maria Tourtchaninova If you walked by the old SIX location last Friday night, you may have noticed an outside crowd. Is this a fashion forward colt? You may have asked yourself. And what are the perks to joining? Well that was not quite the case as it was the grand opening of Revolver, the newest edition to the Scottsdale night scene. If you were able to elbow your way through the entry crowd like I was, then upon arrival, you can agree with me that the party was worth the bruises. The atmosphere can be best described as a room full of ladies and gents in classic black attire. I should have worn white…and yet the crowd only added to the sophistication of Revolver itself. Unlike the flashy, glowy, new-wave of club décor, Revolver has kept its morals, which reminds me of James Bond, if he were more of a cowboy. Rich, earthy colors, ivory and brown leather sofas, clean cut lines and dim lights. All contrasted by new-age flat screens over the bars showcasing blue skies and of course, wall art of well revolvers-and Clint Eastwood. The walls that divided SIX are gone and replaced with …air. That’s right! Room to breath in this elegantly edgy atmosphere. Don’t get me wrong; this isn’t a cigar bar or anything. Not with the new Timbaland track bumping from the speakers. It’s high energy

if you want it to be, but it doesn’t impose it on you. In other words there are no disco balls, flashing lights or fog machines forcing you into delirium. It’s a natural place, what you do with it is up to you. Owner Steve McDonald is proud of the lowkey atmosphere, an organic environment in a sense, where his guests can come in to unwind. On that note, mid-price drinks! Wait, in Scottsdale? You mean I don’t have to do my usual 30k millionaire look to kick it here? Doesn’t look like it. Here’s another Fun Fact: if you’re having an ugly day, lose the hat and step into Revolver. The soft ambient lighting throughout the club makes you look as lively as the day you found out the second Twilight movie was in theaters…or was that just me. If it is possible to be drunk in a club AND be at peace of mind, then we have found it. Come check out Revolver Tuesday-Sunday 7-2pm. 480.946.2005.

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‘Saints and Colts Set the Stage for Super Bowl XLIV’

“He’s entitled to his opinion and why wouldn’t he be rooting for them?” Bethea said of Obama’s decision to cheer for New Orleans. » Last meeting: Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes as the Colts handled the Saints with ease in a 41-10 home victory on Kickoff Weekend in 2007. » Series: The series is even at 5-5. » Last week: The Colts held the Jets’ top-ranked rushing attack to 86 yards in a 30-17 win at home. ... The Saints advanced on the leg of Garret Hartley, whose 40-yarder in overtime sealed the 31-28 win over Minnesota.

With New Orleans about to make its first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, memories of Hurricane Katrina still lingering and close ties between the team and the city’s rebuilding effort, Colts players understand why the Saints are this year’s sentimental favorite. They just want to play the role of spoiler. “There’s a reason America is pulling for New Orleans, and why wouldn’t they? They’ve been through a lot,” Indy safety Antoine Bethea said. “Sports tend to pull people together, so it’s commendable for New Orleans to be, as I guess you’d say, America’s team right now. But at the same time, we’re going to go out there as the Indianapolis Colts and play ball.” The reach of New Orleans’ fans goes all the way to the highest levels of the White House.

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A potential shootout: Only one player threw for more touchdowns than Manning (33) in the regular season -- Drew Brees, with a leagueleading 34. Indy’s second-ranked passing offense will be pitted against the Saints’ 26th-ranked pass defense, while the Saints’ fourth-ranked aerial attack will contend with the 14th-ranked pass defense of the Colts. There should be no shortage of touchdowns through the air in this one. The experience factor: Much of the attention will be focused on Manning attempting to cement his legacy with a second Lombardi Trophy, but the Colts have a number of important players who were with the team for Super Bowl XLI. Among the Colts players who own Super Bowl rings are Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Gary Brackett, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis and Jeff Saturday. The Saints, on the other hand, have limited Super Bowl experience. Randall Gay played in two of the Patriots’ four visits to the big game, starting against the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, while Darren Sharper was a rookie with the Packers when they lost to the Broncos following the 1997 season. Continued on Page 38...

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Web Sites for Band: www.fanhalen.net myspace.com/fanhalentribute http://www.facebook.com/fanhalen Why did this band get started? Plain and simple – for the love of Van Halen. Everyone loves Van Halen and everyone has a bit off VH in em, we just have to sometimes find it. Back in the days of records, the sound of Van Halen was meant to spill out all over your stereo and ruin the rest of your record collection. So why not continue to bring the love to the masses? What’s the story behind the name? Typically in the wonderful world of the tribute band industry – bands pick song names or album titles as their band name. “Jump” brought up thoughts of white hip hop, while a name like “Panama” makes one think of salsa dancing. “FAN HALEN” says it all! We are four guys that are truly “Fanatics” about Van Halen and when it’s on a marquee you know exactly what to expect!

Who gets the most Groupies and why? If nobody gets any, do you have a plan to change this? Groupie information is on a need to know basis and I pride myself on interpersonal communications. Do they exist in the tribute band world or is a figment of your imagination? Will the lovely lady who is school teacher by day be willing to suck the air out of the bottom of Diamond Dave’s cuffs? I look at it like this my friends, the guy who said that money doesn’t buy happiness didn’t know where to go shopping… Tell us a secret about the band (just between us and 125,000 readers): It’s really Jack Daniels in the bottle and not iced tea - this ain’t no Motley Crue tribute band. And just between you and I, the singer is batting 500 at shows below the Mason-Dixon line. An underwater volcanic eruption spews boiling water into the cruise ship you’re playing on, and wouldn’t you know it, right in the middle of your set! Being upright, noble folk, what music would you play to calm everyone down as they boil to death? Well since it is Van Halen – one would think the fabled “Eruption” solo would do just right but instead I propose a bit of “Ice Cream Man.” It reminds us of summer time, cool and refreshing and all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy… What is the official drink of the band? By the time I hit the stage in Arizona I plan to stand up for rock and roll. In fact by the time we

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Who is the craziest band member and why? The lead singer of course! Why do you think I got the job? I would just like to say that after all these years of rock n roll, heavy drinking, bright lights and late nights that I still don’t need glasses…I drink right out of the bottle. What do you do different that kicks ass over other cover bands? Unlike other bands that inform their audience that they are there to pay “tribute” to the band they cover we take the approach when we hit the stage we ARE Van Halen. If you saw VH back in ‘82 and then see us you will be hanging with the band after the show, buying us beers and telling us how we brought you back to your youth. If you didn’t see VH in ‘82 then ask your Mom. What advice would you give a startup cover band? Pick a band you love and one where they guys dig the music and their girlfriends want to dance and sneak off into the corner with the singer. What’s the biggest misconception people have about musicians? Cat juggling is a big problem in our industry. But also, and this is a motto I live by so pay close attention, its not who wants to sleep with you; it’s who wants to sleep with you again. What’s the most difficult aspect of trying to make it as a cover band? Band drama, band drama, and band drama. And is anyone gonna help the drummer carry his kit? What do you think will happen to your band in the next 2 years? You know history has a way of repeating itself sometimes so I would suspect the band will change singers a couple of times and the guitar player will replace our bass player with his son. What will people see when you perform live? Great music, a little gyrating (maybe a lot of gyrating), two handed guitar tapping, drum solos, way too tight spandex pants, furry boots, and a glazed donut and a bottle of anything to go!

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Sponsored by SKYE & The Thursday February 4th Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: The Brown Tones with Boys & Frogs and Man About a Dog. www.thelostleaf.org Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Coal Train. www.tobykeithusa. com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Todd & Ethan (full band). 8:30pm-12:30pm. www.azeats.com/cocomojoes

Minute, Michelle Blades and Coats and Villa. www. yuccatap.com Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Chad Krystals and Beat Lab, Slant Eyed Fish Heads and more. www.donnajeanslibations.com

Fibber Magees (480)-722-9434, 1989 W. Elliot Rd. #19, Chandler: Matt Tenor. www.fibbermageespub.com

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: The Brown Tones (7pm), Grateful Dead tribute show featuring The Noodles and Bargrass Revival (midnight). www. thesailinn.com

Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Stella. www.goatheadsaloon.com Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www.yuccatap.com CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Nine Ball. www.ckgrill.com

Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Dave Dodt Band. 8pm. www. prankstersgarandbrill.com

Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Crown Kings. www.cocomojoes.com

Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. www.buffalochipsaloon. com

Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Hans Olson. 8pm. www.prankstersgarandbrill. com

Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: Tierra del Fuego, Juicy Newt and Brent Miles. 10pm. $4. myspace.com/icehousetavernphx

WTH Bar & Grill (480) 354-1352, 10262 E. Apache Trail, #5-6, Apache Junction: The Heymakers. 9pm. myspace. com/openmicattjs

Smokey’s Bar and Grill (480) 833-1950, 1734 E. Main St., Mesa: Groove Nation. 9pm. myspace.com/ smokeysbarandgrill

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Rockabilly night w/ The Booze Bombs (Germany) and Rhythm Dragons. www.thebloozebar.com

Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Los Dos Dons. www. cavecreekcoffee.com

Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Andrew Jackson Jihad, Liar’s Handshake and Gilmore Grrls. 9pm. myspace.com/theroguebar Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Meighan, Pratt & Furlow. 5:30-8:30pm. www.duckanddecanter.com CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: The Hype. www.ckgrill.com Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Tom Wagner Band. www. buffalochipsaloon.com Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Coal Train. www.tobykeithusa. com Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Ronnie Glover & Trio Rio. 6:30-10pm. www. prankstersgarandbrill.com Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Wirefeeder (9pm), Janitors of Anarchy (10pm), The Freeze (11pm) and CH3 (midnight). $10. myspace.com/ hollywoodalley

Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Hairdos on Fire, Adam’s Evil, Thee Unfortunates and Scorpions vs. Tarantula. $5. myspace.com/ hollywoodalley The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Alps of New South Wales (Austraila), From Our Lexicographers and Stephen Steinbrink. 9pm. www. thetrunkspace.com

Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Sleepy Cheeks (Tucson). www. thelostleaf.org Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Japhy’s Descent. www.yuccatap.com Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: David Bernstein. 1-4pm. www. duckanddecanter.com Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Father Figures, Labor Party and Robot Tank. 8pm. myspace.com/theroguebar Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Coal Train. www.tobykeithusa. com Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Boneshaker. 9:30pm. www. steelhorsesaloon.com Concert Venues New Hope Covenant Church February 14th: Art Lande Quartet. 6-8pm.

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Black Water Remedy. www.thebloozebar.com

Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts February 11th and 12th: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives February 18th: Destino February 25th: The Phoenix Symphony’s “Salute to the Tonys” February 28th: “In The Mood: A 1940s Musical” www.delewebbcenter.org

Appian Room/Appian Way Restaurant (480) 836-7899, 17149 Amhurst Dr., Fountain Hills: Mike Crotty and Joe Corral Qunintet. 8:30-10:30pm. www.appianway.com Saturday February 6th

Friday February 5th Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Fight the Quiet (5:30pm), Miss Krystle CD Release Party (10:30pm), BLVD (11:30pm) and Endoplasmic (1am). www.martiniranchaz.net

Donna Jean’s Libations (623) 979-7036, 6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale: Alma Victory, Hollow and Thunder Stump. www.donnajeanslibations.com WTH Bar & Grill (480) 354-1352, 10262 E. Apache Trail, #5-6, Apache Junction: The Chavelles. 9pm. myspace. com/openmicattjs

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Rewind. 9:30pm. www.steelhorsesaloon. com

Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Crown Kings. www.cocomojoes.com

Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Yellow

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 9942787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: February 5th: Leila Josefowicz (violin) and John Novacek (piano) www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: Spank. 9pm. www.jakes-o-mine.com

Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Monte Montgomery and Bill Dutcher. www.cavecreekcoffee.com

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CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: 2 Knuckles Deep. www.ckgrill.com Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Telepath w/ Endoplasmic. www. goatheadsaloon.com

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Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. www.buffalochipsaloon. com Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: The Break Band (4pm) and X-Chromosones featuring Jenny Lynn (10pm). www.thesailinn.com The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Time Bomb. www.thebloozebar.com

Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: February 4th: Hillgrass Bluebilly Entertainment presents Scott H. Biram and The Dirt Daubers. Doors at 8pm. $10. February 5th: Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Doors at 8pm. $7. February 6th: (Early show) California Guitar Trio. Doors at 5pm; show at 6pm. $16. (Prime time show) Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns. $7 cover begins at 8pm; show at 9pm. February 7th: Flamekeepers Music Showcase with George Thomas & The Flamekeepers and Chuck Peterson Bluecoda. Doors at 7pm. $5. February 8th: Stateside presents Joe Pug and special guests. Doors at 8pm. $8. February 9th: Psyko Steve presents Fictionist, Antactica the Beautiful and Dearspeak. Doors at 8pm. $8.


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Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 334-0010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: February 5th: ABBA Fab – A tribute to Abba February 6th: ABBA Fab – A tribute to Abba February 12th: Fan Halen – The premier Van Halen tribute February 14th: The music of Simon and Garfunkel February 19th: Roslyn Kind February 26th: Hollywood Stones – A tribute to the Rolling Stones February 27th: Take It To The Limit – A tribute to The Eagles April 4th: Jay and the Americans www.skye-restaurant.com The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: February 4th: Writer’s Night; Songwriters showcase hosted by Jay. February 5th: Tumbledown House and Delcoa February 6th: Ryan Sims & Matt Henderson and Easton Ashe February 9th: Diana Lee with Greg Warner Trio February 10th: Chuck Hall Band February 11th: Spencer Day February 12th: Garaj Mahal February 13th: Dave Mason www.thecompoundgrill.com Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: February 5th: Metal Elvis February 6th: Reggae Festival February 18th: Casper & Mighty 602 February 26th: Faster Pussycat April 10th: Firehouse www.clubredrocks.com Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: February 5th: George Winston February 8th: TAO February 12th: Carrie Rodriguez, Alejandro Escovido and Los Lonely Boys March 7th: “Experience Hendrix” with Billy Cox, Band of Gypsys & the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Ernie Isley, Davis Hidalgo, Cesar Rosa (Los Lobos), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Doyle Bramhall II, Living Colour, Chris Layton and more March 9th: Moscow State Radio Symphony March 11th: Steve Tyrell March 14th: Three Irish Sopranos April 9th: Big Band Broadcast April 10th: Arlo Guthrie – Guthrie Family Rides Again featuring Abe, Cathy, Annie, Sarah Lee and Johnny April 17th: Pat Metheny April 20th and 21st: Rain (Beatles tribute) April 24th: Avett Brothers May 9th: Merle Haggard www.mesaartslive.com Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: Jan 6th – Feb 24th: Walk-In Wednesdays Open Mic with Walt Richardson February 16th: Friends of TCA presents “Performance with a View” featuring the Mesa Symphony, Phoenix Chorale, Three Tenors of Mexico, Anne Kopta and Robert Mills. February 22nd: Tempe Symphony Orchestra with violinist Katie McLin       February 26th: Mose Allison March 26th: Eliane Elias April 16th: Cinco de Moio w/ Luis Conte

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Platinum Room May 21st: Tierney Sutton Quartet         www.tempe.gov/TCA Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: February 4th: Badfish (Sublime tribute), Scott Don’t, Fayuca, Katastro and Vera Groove February 5th: Joey Arroyo, Telescope, Jeff Hunt Band, Husch and Square Eyes February 6th: The Ryche (Queensryche tribute), Ozzmosis (Ozzy tribute), Aces High (Iron Maiden tribute) and Axe Attack February 11th: G. Love & Special Sauce and Redeye Empire February 12th: Bassnectar, DJ Element and Crusher Sound System February 13th: Jack’s Mannequin with Fun www.luckymanonline.com The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: February 4th: Jim Louvau benefit show with The Attitude, Comfort for Change, Lurid State, Beezlewood and Opiate for the Masses February 5th: Rufio, Crash Coordinates, Fight Fair, Riot for Romance and Harley Knox and the Comeback February 6th: Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, Circle of Contempt, Periphery, Laconic, Jameson, Composer and Meet Corpse February 11th: Reece tour kickoff with special guests February 13th: The Chariot, Greeley Estates, Inhale Exhale, Memphis May Fire and The Color Morale www.clubhousegigs.com Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: February 14th: Dennis DeYoung; The Music of Styx February 18th: David Sanborn February 20th: Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project May 8th: Heart July 17th: Lee Ann Rimes www.celebritytheatre.com Jobing.com Arena (623) 772-3800, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale: February 24th: Bon Jovi March 31st: The Black Eyed Peas April 28th: Daughtry May 19th: Carole King and James Taylor www.jobingarena.com Dodge Theatre (602) 379-2800, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix: February 9th: Chris Botti February 12th: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular February 17th: Alice in Chains and Creature With the Atom February 20th: Mariah Carey and Rydaznrtist March 3rd: Zac Brown Band, Sonia Leigh, Levi Lowrey and Nic Cowan March 11th: Chelsea Handler with Josh Wolf March 23rd: Ray Davies April 18th: Mark Knopfler with Pieta Brown April 25th: Norah Jones www.dodgetheatre.com U.S. Airways Center (602) 379-7800, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix: February 5th: George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack February 13th: Valentine’s Super Love Jam w/ Percy Sledge, The Moments, Atlantic Starr, Tierra, El Chicano, Barbara Lynn, Sunny and the Sunliners, The Honeycone w/ Edna Wright, The Friends of Distinction April 8th: Michael Buble’ April 9th: Muse with Silversun Pickups www.usairwayscenter.com Orpheum Theatre (602) 534-5600, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix: February 14th: Phoenix Metropolitan Opera-Madame Butterfly March 19th: Joe Bonamassa www.phoenix.gov/conventioncenter/orpheum.html

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