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One of the world’s best-known and bestloved musicals, Cats has pounced into the hearts of audiences all over the world. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has been translated into over 20 languages. With mega-hits like ‘Memory,’ Cats won seven Tony awards in 1983, including Best Musical, and went on to become one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history. A new day has begun.

The Goats Gruff presented by East Valley Children’s Theatre Mesa Arts Center Theaters Through February 28, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 7pm Saturday 4pm Sunday 2pm World Premiere and Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwriting Contest, this classic folktale receives a twist when three Billy goats, all named Gruff, move into the Land of Nursery Rhymes. Even though the Rhymes are nice enough, the Gruffs don’t really fit in. They try to help their only friend, Little Boy Blue, proclaim his love for his neighbor across the bridge, Little Bo Peep. When the Troll kidnaps Bo Peep, Old King Cole decrees that all non-Rhymes are to be banished. The Gruffs then go under the bridge to save Bo Peep, but find a very different story. Together with Peep, Blue and the Troll, the Gruffs help the Rhymes understand that it is okay to be different. You won’t want to miss this witty and very entertaining world premiere.

Salute to the Tonys ® presented by The Phoenix Symphony Symphony Hall February 26 – February 28, 2010 Friday 8pm Sunday 2pm Dazzling vocal artists and the entire Phoenix Symphony will transport you to 42nd and Broadway for this unforgettable concert of Tony® award-winning musicals! From Hello Dolly! and Man of La Mancha to The Producers and Damn Yankees, all the showstopping moments of Broadway will be performed in one spectacular night! This is part of the Symphony Pops Series which is sponsored by APS.

The Diary of Anne Frank Spotlight Youth Theatre February 19 – March 7, 2010 Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm Sunday 2pm Kennedy Algonquin Theater Company Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Through February 28, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm Peter Pan Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre February 19 – March 21, 2010 Friday – Saturday 7:30pm Saturday - Sunday 1pm & 3pm Tangelico/Cube With a View Space 55 Theatre Ensemble Through February 27, 2010 Thursday – Saturday 8pm Lloronas Teatro Bravo Phoenix Center for the Arts Through March 13, 2010 Friday – Saturday 7:30pm

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The Great White Hope presented by Mesa Community College Theatre Theatre Outback at Mesa Community College February 25 – February 28, 2010 Thursday – Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 2pm Theatre gets no better than being the winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award. This is an epic story of a tragic hero, cheated, degraded, and at last brutally beaten. Mr. Sackler uses his hero, a figure based on the first Black heavyweight champion of the world, Jack Johnson, as a symbol with enormous scope and range. The story picks up on the Johnson storyline soon after the Australian day in 1908 when Johnson whipped Tommy Burns and then takes his trade to Havana in 1915, when Jess Willard, the Great White Hope, attempts to even to score for White society.

Visit the Chase Ticket Marketplace on ShowUp. com for discount tickets and special offers. This weeks “hot seat” is A Lesson Before Dying presented by Black Theatre Troupe Playhouse on the Park Through February 28, 2010 Thursday - Saturday 8pm Sunday 3pm Tickets: Regular Price: $30 Discount Price: $23 By the end of this powerful adaptation of Ernest J. Gaines’ prize-winning novel, someone is going to die and at least some one is going to learn something. A young man is to be executed for a murder he probably didn’t commit. But in 1948 Louisiana, the question is not whether or not young Jefferson will be executed, but how he will face his fate. This is a story of inevitability, not surprise.

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Jazz in AZ Concert@Kerr: THE DIVAS Nancy Gee, Margo Reed, Delphine Cortez & Vicki McDermitt Each of these divas is a star in her own right. Hearing them in one concert is always a study in contrasts and a terrific entertainment value. This year’s show adds the sax of Jerry Donato and a long-awaited grand finale with all four vocalists. Better than ever! ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd, 85253, Tickets $24-$29 SCOTTSDALE Bobby’s, 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy (Kierland), 480-556-0770, 6:30-10:30p Sun-Mon, Rags Allen Trio 6:30-10:30p Tues-Wed-Thurs, Rich Howard 7:30-11:30p. www.mancusosrestaurant. com Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 480-488-8031, 6:30-9:30p, Fridays and Saturdays. Various Artists. Please see www.musicattheranchlounge. com for details.

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Chances Are, 7570 E. Sixth Ave, 480-994-4338, Joe Hopkins Quartet 5-9p Sun., food, dancing. Eddie V’s, 20715 N. Pima Road, (DC Ranch), 480-538-8468, Margo Reed, 6-10p Wed. Michael Reed, 6-10p Mon-Tues.

Village Tavern, 8787 North Scottsdale Rd, (480) 951-6445, Sherry Petta Trio 7:30-9:30p, (2nd Tuesday), Delphine Cortez Trio (4th Tuesday)

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Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano will perform with his dynamic new ensemble, UsFive, on March 27, 2010,at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Photo credit: Jimmy Katz Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 E. Stetson Drive, 480-946-3004, $5 cover after 8p. Margo Reed Band, 9-midnight Mon. Dennis Rowland & the Jazz Experience, 9-midnight Thurs. www. Nello’s, 7213 E. First Ave., 480-946-2020, Jazz 7-10p every Wed. See www.Nellosscottsdale. com for shows.

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Remington’s, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, 480951-5101: 6-11p Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. www. Sacred Grounds Coffee House, Scottsdale Congregational United of Church of Christ, 4425 N. Granite Reef Road, 480-946-2900,

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Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, 480-839-3082, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11p Fri & Sun.,   John Henry’s, 909 E. Elliot, 480-730-9009, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Trio, 7-10p Sun., www.   Monti’s Back Door, 100 S. Mill Ave. 480-9677594: 5:30-8p, Sundays & Mondays: “Jazz Improv Night,” cover, food. Xtreme Bean Coffee Shop, Southern & McClintock, 480-820-0333, Jack Wells & Friends (ragtime, standards), 7-10p, Mon. www.

WEST VALLEY Rosario Ristorante, 9250 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, 623-931-1810, 7-10p Fridays  www.  SKYE Restaurant & The Platinum Room, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Peoria, 623334-0010. for shows.


Asia Restaurant, 1236 E. Baseline, Ste. 102, Mesa, 480-892-0688, various artists, 7:3010:30p Fri-Sat. D*Vine Wine Bar & Bistro, 2837-101 N. Power Road, Mesa 480-654-4171, Aebi/Coulson Jazz Duo, 6-9p Tues.  Sunday, Feb 28th COLD SHOTT & The HURRICANE HORNS performs at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall at the “Sunday A’Fair” FREE, Lawn Seating. Live Jazz & Blues from 1:30-4:00pm. DJ opens from noon to 1:15pm. For more information, go to

PHOENIX Bobby C’s, 1140 E. Washington St., 602-2522273, Sun, Raul Yanez’s Zona Libre (Latin jazz ensemble), 9-midnight Tues. food.  www. Carly’s Bistro, 128 E. Roosevelt, 602-2622759, Mill Avenue Jazz, 8-midnight Sundays & Mondays. Doc’s Place, 40 E. Camelback, 602-277-5999: Doc Jones & Nayo Jones + guests, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri-Sat. Lost Leaf, 914 N. Fifth St., 602-258-0014, Moseyhorse, 10p-1a Mon., Jiggle, 9p-midnight Sun. Paisley Violin Cafe, 1030 N.W. Grand Ave, 602254-7843, 7:30-9:30p Thurs, Hi Lo Trio. http://

Florencia, The Pizza Bistro, 3646 E. Ray Road, Ahwatukee, 480-704-7404, Aebi-Coulson Jazz Duo, 5:30-8:30p Wed. www.florenciapizzabistro. com La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler 480-855-9990, 6-9p Sundays, www.  LJ’s Pizza, 1038 E. Main St., Mesa, 480-8349164. Cats & Jammers New Orleans Jazz Band, 5-7:30p Wed. Pesto’s Gourmet Pizza & Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Rd. Chandler, 480-821-2949. Pesto Jazz Trio 7-11p most Sat. Pita Jungle, 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, 480855-3232, jazz jam w/The Pita Jungle Trio. 7-10p Thurs. Warren’s Jazz Bistro, 1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, 480-899-5299, nightly Jazz until 10:30 (Tues-Thurs) and until 1am (Fri/Sat).  www.

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FILM! “The Ghost Writer”, Director Roman Polanski still has the ominous touch of telling stories! Review by Stan Robinson As a graduate of film school and twenty plus years of movie making, say to me the name Roman Polanski,

accident before the memoirs can be completed. As ‘The Ghost’ preps by reading the uncompleted manuscript and starts the research to fill in some of the apparent ‘holes’ in the chronology, he realizes that there are secrets and details, some of which governmental while others are of a ‘clandestine’ nature, start to surface. To further complicate an already tense situation for Lang and all those in his immediate employ, including The Ghost, is the public announcement of a former British cabinet member accuses Lang, while he was prime minister, of authorizing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the

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for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. In an all out effort, he recruits his partner (Tracy Morgan) to help track down the thief, a memorabiliaobsessed gangster! Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernández, Cory Fernandez, Jason Hurt, Jeff Lima, Sean Cullen, Kevin Pollak, and Adam Brody.


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my response is: ‘He psychologically stir’s emotions by what you don’t see on screen, while creating foreboding situations on screen one would certainly avoid if possible’. My all time Polanski favorite that demonstrates his unique style is 1974’s “Chinatown”, starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, and John Huston, which has an Oscar® along with multiple nominations. His style is firmly present, and I can still hear the haunting theme by Jerry Goldsmith and the familiar line, ‘Forget it Jake, its Chinatown’, to sum up the bazaar and disturbing events the lead character uncovered. Once again, with “The Ghost Writer”, Roman Polanski delivers a story that purport’s an ideal situation that escalates into a nightmare…


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CIA, which is, in fact, a war crime. “The Ghost Writer” presents a global view of those with power, secrets, and the will to exercise their control while the ordinary man just tries to stay alive, is a story that grab’s hold and doesn’t let go. From the opening scene of ‘The Ghost’s’ arrival in the middle of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the U.S. Eastern seaboard to start his assignment, to the final scene of a lonely city street at night with the manuscript pages falling like rain, its pure Roman Polanski in between… Starring Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, Kim Cattrall, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Preece, James Belushi, Olivia Williams, Timothy Hutton, Anna Botting, Tom Wilkinson, Yvonne Tomlinson, and Eli Wallach. Directed by Roman Polanski. Written by Robert Harris. Summit Distribution release. Rated PG-13 for language, brief nudity/sexuality, some violence and a drug reference. Runtime: 128 minutes.

It’s a ‘heist’ movie in the tradition of the “Ocean” films as the story takes you into the world of a notorious group of criminals (Idris Elba, Paul Walker, T.I., Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen and Michael Ealy) who continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low between heists.

Directed by Kevin Smith. Written by Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen. Warner Bros. Pictures release. Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violence and brief sexuality.

When they attempt to pull off one last $20 million job, with more money at stake than ever before, they meet their match in the form of a hardboiled detective (Matt Dillon), who is hell-bent on solving the case! Starring Zoe Saldana, Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Johnathon Schaech, Jay Hernandez, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Steve Harris, Tip ‘T.I’. Harris, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Written and directed by Hue Rhodes. Screen Gems release. Rated PG13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.

“Cop Out” Bruce Willis stars in this comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. His plan was to use the sale of the rare card to pay

“The Crazies” For those whose favorite genre is horror/thrillers, the residents of Ogden March, Iowa are turning into violent psychopaths resulting in insanity and death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. Sheriff David Dutton (Timothy Olyphant) tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife (Radha Mitchell), and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival.

Directed by Breck Eisner. Written by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright. Overture Films release. Rated R for bloody violence and language. Runtime: 101 minutes.


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DVD Watch! “Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak” … “XII: The Conspiracy” starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer… “Barbie in A Mermaid Tale”… “Good Intentions” starring Luke Perry, Elaine Hendrix, Jon Gries, Jimmi Simpson, Leann Rimes, and featuring the music of Leanne Rimes!

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1 - Shutter Island (Paramount) $41 Million 2 - Valentine’s Day (WB) $16.6 Million 3 - Avatar - (Fox) $16.2 Million 4 - Percy Jackson & The Olympians (Fox) $15.2 Million 5 - The Wolfman (Universal) $9.8 Million Source: Box Office Mojo


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By Stan Robinson As we continue our run to Sunday, March 7th, 2010 and the 82nd Oscars® on ABC-TV, the only sequels to win an Oscar® as Best Picture are “The Godfather, Part II” (1974) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003!

Cinema Challenge! Each week you can win tickets for four, courtesy of UltraStar Cinemas, Stan Robinson, and AZ Weekly, by emailing the correct answer to the trivia question! The answer to last week’s challenge: The Only performers to win Oscars® for playing the same role but in two different films are Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Awards, respectively, for playing Vito Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II! As we continue Oscar® trivia, “What movie has received the most nominations in Oscars’ history?” * E-Mail your answer to Contest@ The Challenge is limited to Phoenix, AZ area; Winners limited to only one win per month; E-mail with the earliest time-stamp wins! Include phone number in e-mail for contact.

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Utilizing the Bounty of the Season All Year Round

Features African Wildlife Artist Fred Krakowiak

From savory stews in December to berry salads in July to warm apple pie in September, Cooking Light Cooking Through the Seasons offers a yearround guidebook to fresh meals the whole family will love. Organized by season, this exquisite and vibrant cookbook offers an array of recipes, more than 250 total, to showcase each ingredient at its peak, as well as more than 650 color photos. Drawing from the impressive Cooking Light Test Kitchen knowledge base and recipe catalog, Cooking Through the Seasons ($29.95) will be available April 13, 2010.

Fred Krakowiak, a leading artist in wildlife, will be the featured guest for an interactive Artist Brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 21 at Lon’s at The Hermosa in Paradise Valley. Throughout the morning, Krakowiak will be available for oneon-one interaction with guests as he demonstrates his artistic techniques on Lon’s scenic patio. Krakowiak specializes in paintings of wildlife from Africa and across the world, capturing them in motion using mediums such as oil on copper and dye on silk.

In addition to a Seasonal Buying Guide outlining when fruits, vegetables and herbs are at their best and most abundant (and thus most practical budget-wise), this volume provides: ·        Flavor companions: Staples to have on hand that complement the flavor palate for each season—for example, cinnamon, cheddar cheese and maple syrup in the autumn. ·        Best ways to cook: Step-bystep directions for a variety of cooking methods, from braising to sautéing to grilling. ·        Ingredient insight: Side bars with interesting facts, unexpected details and helpful tips for buying, storing and using key ingredients—including arugula, cloves and melons. Visit for more information.


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Blessed with the gift of an artist’s eye, he is able to detail every nuance of the animal’s very existence. Formally trained in the ancient art of Sumi (pictures in ink), he has more than 25 years of conventional study in various mediums including watercolor, oil, pen and ink, and dye on silk. Early on, Krakowiak realized his passion for painting as well as his genuine love for African wildlife. His paintings illustrate that what is missing is as important as what remains. This skill allows viewers to become involved in the painting by filling in the missing details with their imagination. Guests are in for a treat with Lon’s award-winning artful American cuisine and savory brunch specials, which may be enjoyed on the outdoor patio with views of Camelback Mountain or in the elegant dining room. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Lon’s at The Hermosa at 602-955-7878. For more information visit and


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an incredible demand. Ska Brewing launched their Modus Hoperandi in both cans and bottles, but quickly dropped the bottled product due to high demand for the cans and insufficient production to accommodate both packages. So what makes cans so popular? There are a variety of reasons. First and foremost is quality. Cans are the best possible vessel to preserve freshness in craft beer. The two biggest enemies of beer are oxygen and light. Cans prevent both of these enemies from touching the beer far better than bottles do. The result is a beer that maintains its freshness longer and allows the drinker to better taste

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of time involved in outdoor activities in Arizona, and nothing is better than craft beer in a can for the outdoors. Whether camping, boating, playing golf, hanging around at the pool, canned beers are just flat out better. Some places, lakes and public swimming pools come to mind, don’t even allow bottles, so cans are the only choice. In those situations, why not bring the best possible beer? Even when there is an option to bring bottles, cans are still preferred. Cans are lighter than bottles so when out camping, packing in and packing out the empties is simple. Why would you want to have to carry out heavy, empty

Giant Parking Lot bottles? Cans can be crushed, take up less space, and an empty case is easy to carry. Cans are also easier on the environment. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and a can only takes eight weeks to make the trip from recycling center back to the canning line. In addition, they are almost fifty percent lighter than bottles so they cost less to ship, both when empty and when full. This greatly reduces their carbon footprint.

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The first beer cans were produced in 1935. Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the mix to find the right temperature for adding yeast. Too cold, and the yeast wouldn’t grow. Too hot, and the yeast would die. This thumb in the beer is where “rule of thumb” comes from. “All right, brain, I don’t like you and you don’t like me so let’s just do this and I’ll get back to killing you with beer.” -Homer Simpson “You can only drink 30 or 40 glasses of beer a day, no matter how rich you are.” -Colonel Adolphus Busch

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lent his name to the flagship Dale’s Pale Ale and started what the folks at Oskar Blues humbly call The Canned Beer Apocalypse, states it very simply, “The myth is that high-quality craft beer has to be in a brown bottle.” When in reality, bottles were only used as a matter of economy. Canning lines were too big and too expensive; and minimum can orders were prohibitive. That is the main reason why bottles were the initial choice of craft brewers. To further put that perception to rest, look no further than the New York Times. Several years ago they conducted a blind taste test of 25 top selling pale ales. Dale’s Pale Ale won the competition and was named as the Best Pale Ale in America. It was also the only entrant in a can.


at T’s Liquor, Mellow Mushroom, Whole Foods, Sun Devil Liquors, Sprouts and plenty of other locations. Craft in a can…an idea whose time has come.

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Blue Martini - Every Day 4-7pm 1/2 off all Drinks and Appetizers “In the Biz� 7 Days a week after 11pm. (480) 638-BLUE Boulders On Broadway Monday thru Friday 3-7PM/10CLOSE, and ALL DAY Saturday. $2.50 select appetizers. $3.50 craft pints, $2.50 domestic pints. (480) 921-9431 Carlos O’Brien’s - Scottsdale & Phoenix: Drink and food specials in the bar 3-7 and 9-close daily. $2.00 Pints, $3.00 Margaritas.

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Class, Softball, Renaissance Festival, Self Defense Class, Volleyball & BBQ, Outreach, Speed Dating, Hiking, Dance Lesson, Picnic, Suns Game, Comedy Show, Movie Screening, Bowling, Poker Night, Ultimate Frisbee and more! There are 36 events in the month of March alone, so don’t miss out! You can even save money while participating with their great group discounts! Call 602-244-1577 or visit .


This week the Phoenix Open has finally arrived. Since we are all just really waiting to go to Bird’s Nest, I figured I would focus on who all exactly is making an appearance. After all alcohol is only half the party, you have to have the music. Wednesday, Feb. 24 Duck Soup, as stated in their own bio is best described as 3 cups of 60’s rock-nroll hits, 1 cup 50’s Classic Rock, 2 Tbsp. 70’s Groove and a dash of 60’s Funk. Sounds like a damn good soup…and yes I too would like to know where the duck comes in. DJ Roonie G is kind of a big deal in the DJ world. Here’s why: 2 Club World Awards, hot-spot residencies in Las Vegas, LA and Atlantic City and a fusion of not just music but video graphics of comedy, film and music all in tandem with the beat. He will be performing Wed-Sat. Reverend Run of RUN-D.M.C. headlines Wednesday night and does not exactly need an intro. I feel we all heard the remix of “Walk this Way” and “It’s Tricky.” And yes you have seen his reality show Run’s House on MTV-don’t lie. Steel Panther is a lot of rock and roll hair and spandex. In their first-time appearance at the Birds Nest, Steel Panther will be covering all the best 80’s metal bands such as Motley Crew, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses among others. Not into 80’s metal? Then go for the outfits and the promise of a crazy show. Thursday, Feb. 25 Champagne Tap is what happens when a group of doctors rock out in their house for too long - they get good enough to be a sweet cover band. Think Alice in Chains, Aerosmith, and ZZ Top. Collective Soul is one of the top 90’s bands and is headlining Thursday night - which is very exciting. “Whoa heaven let your light shine down” so glad I got to write that and not actually butcher it with my voice.

Friday, Feb. 26 The Chadwicks are Arizona’s very own cover band. Not only are classic rock songs nailed to a point, but the band keeps themselves current on the latest alternative tracks to hit the wavelength. Get ready to hear Greenday, Matchbox 20, and Weezer. Static is the Phoenix Suns’ official house band. Static provides high-energy covers and mixes of pop, R&B and top 40 hits from Beyonce, Lady Ga Ga, Black Eyed Peas and Michael Jackson. Saturday, Feb. 27 Kelley James is the new man to keep an eye out for on the West Coast. Think acoustic guitar with upbeat rhythms. John Mayer better step his game up. O.A.R is that one band you hear on the radio all the time. Does this chorus sound familiar, “How many times can I break till I’m shattered”… “I always turn the car around.” Yah they’ve been pretty big since the late 90’s and here’s your chance to see why! The W After party. On a quick side note, on Friday the 26th, the W hotel will be hosting the official Bird’s Nest after party. Even though cocktail attire is recommended, on this night golf attire is more than welcome. The best part is there will be a shuttle service running from Bird’s Nest to the W however, it may end at 10pm. Times may change so double check! More Info http://www.wmphoenixopen. com and Ticketmaster 800-745-3000

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TROTTIN’ INTO TOWN Harlem Globetrotters’ World Tour Coming to Phoenix

Coming off the most successful year in the franchise’s illustrious history, with a record-breaking 62 box offices records and over two million smiling fans, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to showcase their eye-popping 2010 “Magical Memories” World Tour in Glendale on Friday, March 5, 2010 with the wholesome family entertainment known worldwide for thrilling fans young and old and making cherished family memories. Now in their 84 consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters’ high-flying show features some of the most extraordinary athletes and entertainers on the planet – including Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang, who are starring in the Emmy Awardwinning CBS reality hit, “The Amazing Race;” the always hilarious Special K Daley; dribbling magician Scooter Christensen; and ball handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson. th

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GAME! ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE RE-LAUNCHES AFL Back and Better Than Ever After a one-year hiatus, the Arena Football League (AFL) is poised for a triumphant return. The league announced plans for the upcoming season, advanced progress toward expanding into the Philadelphia, Southern California, Denver and Pittsburgh markets and details of its contract with the NFL Network to broadcast AFL games in 2010. The regular season will kick off with a full slate of games the weekend of April 2-4. The 15-team league will play a 16-game schedule leading into the playoffs and the Arena Bowl the third weekend in August. “We’re back and we’re not going anywhere,” Commissioner Jerry Kurz said. “We are tremendously excited to bring back Arena Football to our ardent following of fans across the country. With a restructured business plan, we are poised to come back stronger than ever.” In 2008, fans embraced the AFL at a record pace. Games were played before an average crowd of almost

13,000 and 2008 was a record year for revenue. “The financial trouble the former league ran into was not due to a lack of fan interest and support,” Kurz said. “The demise of the former AFL was more a function of a severe recession and rising league and team operational costs. Once we had the opportunity to work as a cohesive group of owners in developing the plan to retool the business model, it was an easy decision for the league to re-launch.” Demand for Arena Football is such that there is significant interest in expansion for the 2011 season and serious negotiations are under way with at least four teams. “The game is as popular as it has ever been,” said Tampa Bay Storm Coach Tim Marcum, the AFL’s all-time winningest coach. Owners include former head coach and NFL Legend Mike Ditka, a returning Chicago Rush co-owner. “This was too good of an opportunity for me to pass up,” Ditka said. “I have the utmost respect for the players. They are playing for the pure love of the game.”

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EVENTS – Cave Creek & Carefree Thieves Market & Auto Grotto Car Show When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month, 8am to 3pm Where: 38410 N. Schoolhouse Road What is it? An outdoor flea market with plenty of free parking for a wonderful shopping experience featuring old, funky hand crafted items you can’t find anywhere else. Everything you want, nothing you need. Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival When: March 5 - 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Carefree Town Center, Easy Street and Ho Hum Road. What is it? More than 165 artists display 5,000+ original masterpieces of fine art, including sculptures of bronze, metal, clay and wood as well as pottery, photography, paintings, hand-crafted jewelry and other works of art. Live music by world-renowned flamenco guitarist, Esteban, on the 5th & 7th; steel drum musician, Paul McDermand will perform on the 6th – both on the Amphitheater. Cost: Admission $3 (under 18 free); $10 wine tasting; free parking. For more information, call 480-837-5637 or www.thunderbirdartists. com.

The Buffalo Chip, Live Professional Bull Riding, 2 shows. Starts 7:30pm The Buffalo Chip, Tom Wagner & The Country Line Band, 8pm-Midnight

THURSDAY, Feb 25 Harold’s Corral, Solace performs 7:30 – 11:30pm, No cover Brian’s Black Mountain BBQ, Cowboy Balladeer, 6:00 – 8:00pm, No cover Cartwright’s, Live Music 5:30-9:30pm Cave Creek Coffee Company, Open Mike Night, 7-10pm The Buffalo Chip Saloon, The Pat James Band 8pm – Midnight

FRIDAY, Feb 26 The Cave Creek Coffee Company, Bill Dutcher, 7-10pm Cartwright’s, Live Music, 6:30-10pm The Silver Spur, Live Music, 6-10pm

Carefree Farmers’ Market When: Every Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Amphitheater, 101 Easy St., Carefree Town Center. What: Products include locally grown, pesticide-free, organic produce, artisan breads, fresh-baked pastries, salsas, jams, pickles, olives, Mediterranean foods, range-fed beef, sustainably caught wild salmon and tuna, and other delicacies. Free admission. For more information, call 480-292-1100 or 623-8481234 or visit www.carefreefarmersmarkets. com.

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The Buffalo Chip, Live Professional Bull Riding, 3 shows. Starts 8pm Harold’s Corral, Mark Stuart & The Bastard Sons, 9pm-1:30am The Hideaway, Open Mike, Starts at 8pm. Cave Creek Coffee Company, Bill Dutcher in “The House” 7-10pm The Buffalo Chip, The Pat James Band, 9pm – 1am

SATURDAY, Feb 27 Cave Creek Coffee Company, Mike Doughty Live at “The Camp”, $15 advance, $18 door, 7:30p Cartwright’s, Live Music, 6:30-10pm The Silver Spur, Live Music, 7-11pm Harold’s Corral, Mark Stuart & The Bastard Sons, 9pm-1:30am The Buffalo Chip, Pat James Band, 9pm-2am

SUNDAY, Feb 28 Cartwrights, Live Music, 6-9:30pm Harold’s Corral, The Nate Williams Band, 6-10pm The Buffalo Chip, The Pat James Band, 8pm-Midnight

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TUESDAY, Mar 2 Cave Creek Coffee Company, Arizona Blues Project, 7-10pm, No charge The Buffalo Chip, Pat James Band, 8pm-Midnight



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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? We would play Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and just keep that bass line thumping until everyone’s fully cooked! What do you do different that kicks ass over other bands? Our sound is versatile (meaning our songs don’t all sound the same) and we always put on a killer live show. We play shows with bands from many different musical genres from rock, indie, punk, rockabilly/psychobilly to metal. Tell us a secret about the band (just between us and 125,000 readers): We have a man stable. Only top condition studs need apply.

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THE GREEN LADY KILLERS Lady Van Buren Cherrybomb Annie Venom

Vocals/Guitar Drums Bass/Vocals

Web Sites for Band: Why did this band get started? Because there’s nothing more fun than rocking out with your friends. What’s the story behind the name? Well, girls and boys, once upon a time when Cherrybomb was a wee girl, she was afraid of The Green Lady, a ghoulish monster that lived in her closet. The Green Lady terrorized little Cherrybomb nightly with her evil glowing eyes, and Lady Van Buren, who grew up across the street from Cherrybomb, remembers the sinister powers of The Green Lady.


Buren moved to Seattle. One day, a roommate brought home the portrait of “Miss Wong,” a 1950’s painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff. Lady Van Buren and her roommates all agreed that the painting was so creepy that they didn’t even want to hang it up.

What is the official drink of the band? Lately it’s been Patron Silver – chilled with a lime is best.

Lady Van Buren’s friend from Phoenix came to visit in Seattle, saw “Miss Wong”, instantly fell in love with the painting and begged Lady Van Buren to send it to him. She happily sent away “Miss Wong” and the painting arrived on Halloween, just in time for her friend’s house party that night. During the Halloween party, he left to go buy more beer and while he was gone, his house caught fire, but “Miss Wong”, only a few feet from the flames, survived untouched.

How would you classify your music and influences? Straight up rock ‘n’ roll that makes you wanna shake your booty. Our music lends itself to driving fast cars and having a good time. Some of our influences include The Cramps, Eagles of Death Metal, Sonic Youth, The Runaways, The Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, and Supersuckers. How often do you perform live? About 1-3 times per month.

●● February 27 at Hollywood Alley w/ZiROH, Vinyl.45 and The Dark Hearts

A few years later Lady Van Buren and Cherrybomb started the band and were searching images on Google for show flyers. They typed in “green lady” and the image of “Miss Wong” appeared. Pretty strange, right? “Miss Wong” now graces the cover of The Green Lady Killer’s self titled EP and also hangs in Lady Van Buren’s house in a place of honor so she hopefully won’t start anymore fires!

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened while performing? A fan ran up to the stage, stripped off his shirt and begged us to all sign his chest, which we did with pleasure.

●● March 5 at Copper State Tavern w/Woolly Bandits (LA), Bug Girl (Australia) and Acapulco Five-0

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What’s the biggest misconception people have about musicians? In our case, since we are an all female band, the biggest misconception people have about us before they watch us play or hear our record is that we play soft rock or folk songs… then we bust out with the 100 watt Marshall Super Lead and the 300 watt Fender Bassman Pro and blow them away.

Are you any good? WE ROCK. HARD.

Who is the craziest band member and why? Annie Venom because she knows how to work her poison!An underwater volcanic eruption spews boiling water into the cruise ship you’re

What will people see when you perform live? Hot rock ‘n’ rollers playin loud bumpin music gettin sweaty in stilettos! Where are you playing locally in the near future?

●● April 1 at Rhythm Room for Guerrant Foundation Benefit ●● April 9 at 910 Live (old Boston’s) with Stereo Jacket

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CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Halo Machine. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Silian Rail w/ Whisperlights, Porches and Soft Drink. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Nathan Dean. Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Solace. 7:30-11:30pm. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Todd & Ethan (full band). 8:30pm-12:30pm. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Tomorrow Bad Seeds (8pm). Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: Rock Lobster. Fibber Magees (480)-722-9434, 1989 W. Elliot Rd. #19, Chandler: Matt Tenor. The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Rockabilly night w/ The Mike Eldred Trio. www.thebloozebar. com Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Hans Olson. 8pm. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: OGR. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Peace of Mind Orchestra (8pm) and The Jump Back Brothers (9:30pm). Long Wong’s (480) 967-0167, 1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe: Chicken and Waffles. Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Blunt Club. www. Friday February 26th Martini Ranch (480) 970-0500, 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale: Echotribe (8pm), We Are They (9pm), Lemon Krayola (10pm) and Grain of Truth (11pm). Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5 St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Something Else. th

CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Chuck E. Baby.

Truckers on Speed and Boy Named Sioux. $5. hollywoodalley Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Phat Bastard. 9:30pm. www.steelhorsesaloon. com Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Mark Zubia and Jim Bachmann. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Michelle Blades CD release party. www. Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Chris Parker Project. Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Gomi, To the Sea and Tell Me About the Rabbits. www. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Soul Power. Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Acoustic jam with Aaron Ricker, What’s Left CD release, Zoom, Darkness Dear Boy, Abou Freedom and Polyester Jumpsuit (6pm). Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Nick Oliveri (Queens of the Stone Age), Hogjaw and The Necronauts.

Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Pat James Band. Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Pheed. 9pm.

Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm. The Trunk Space (602) 256-6006, 1506 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix: Peace, Loving and Horaflora. www.thetrunkspace. com Cocomo Joe’s (480) 538-8008, 28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek: Pete & the Short Cummings. Goat Head Saloon (480) 464-8030, 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa: Latino Rebel with special guests. www.goatheadsaloon. com CK’s Tavern and Grill (480) 706-5564, 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix: Signature. Lost Leaf Gallery (602) 258-0014, 914 N 5th St. & Roosevelt, Phoenix: Kongos. Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm.

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: The Instant Classics.

Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm.

Sail Inn (480) 839-6637, 26 S. Farmer St., Tempe: Battle of the bands (7pm).

Harold’s Corral (480) 488-1906, 6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Mark Stuart & the Bastard Sons. 9pm-1:30am. www.

Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: The Dames, Grave Danger, Janitors of Anarchy, Scorpion vs. Tarantula and The Father Figures.

Buffalo Chip Saloon (480) 488-9118, 6811 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Tom Wagner Band.

O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Jaded Jukebox. 9:30pm to close.

Skeptical Chymist (480) 609 8677, 15688 N. Pima Rd., Suite C6, Scottsdale: Shirley’s Temple. 9pm. www.skepticalchymist. com

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: Burnin’ Betty.

Blue Martini (480) 638-BLUE, 5455 E. High St., Suite 101, Phoenix: The JJ’s.

Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Mike Doughty. www.cavecreekcoffee. com

O’Kelley’s (480) 756-6069, 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa: Rhythm Edition. 9:30pm to close. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Nathan Dean. Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Ronnie Glover & Trio Rio. 6:30-10pm. www. Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm. Joe’s Grotto (602) 992-1007, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: Tattooed Soul. Long Wong’s (480) 967-0167, 1639 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe: Joe Amos and Digital Blues.

Yucca Tap Room (480) 967-4777, 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe (Southwest corner of Southern and Mill): Minibosses 10 year anniversary show with Let’s Go to F*ing Hawaii, Annie Blackburn, Jenova Project and Page the Village Idiot. www. Hollywood Alley (480) 820-7117, 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa: Ziroh, The Green Lady Killers The Dark Hearts and Vinyl.45. $5. Char’s Has the Blues (602) 230-0205, 4631 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix: Lady J. Duck and Decanter (602) 274-5429, 1651 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix: Rhonda Lester. 1-4pm.

The Blooze (602) 788-4574, 12014 N 32nd St, Phoenix: 68 Guns.

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Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill (480) 844-8629, 1065 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa: Nathan Dean.

Appian Room/Appian Way Restaurant (480) 836-7899, 17149 Amhurst Dr., Fountain Hills: The Armand Boatman Trio. 8:3010:30pm.

Steel Horse Saloon (602) 942-8778, 1818 W. Bell Rd., Suite 100, Phoenix: Phat Bastard. 9:30pm. www.steelhorsesaloon. com Jake’s O Mine (480) 982-8608, 1985 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: 74th Street. 9pm.

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Cave Creek Coffee Company (480) 488-0603, 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek: Bill Dutcher.


Saturday February 27th

Tailgaters (602) 547-9366, 6070 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix: Smokehouse. Ice House Tavern (602) 244-1179, 3855 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix: The Unlucky Eights with special guests. icehousetavernphx Pranksters Too (480) 990-1114, 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale: Robby Robertson (8pm), The Dazed Hawks (9pm), Ashley Creighton (10pm), 36 Cents and a Dream (11pm) and The Madera Band (midnight). Rogue Bar (480) 947-3580, 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: Laconic, Killing Spree, Lurid State, Tintype and Sacred Asylum. Concert Venues ASU Kerr Cultural Center (480) 965-3434, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale: February 28th: Brazilatino March 3rd & 4th: The Jazz Divas March 14th: The Original Wildcat Jazz Band April 7th: Greg Fishman May 5th: Joe Garcia Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts (928) 684-6624, 1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd., Wickenburg: February 25th: The Phoenix Symphony’s “Salute to the Tonys” February 28th: “In The Mood: A 1940s Musical” March 12th: Steve Tyrell March 24th and 25th: Three Redneck Tenors

April 8th: Arlo Guthrie “The Guthrie Family Rides Again” Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (480) 994-2787, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale: February 26th: An evening with Christine Ebersole February 27th: Glenn Miller Orchestra March 7th: Jon Nakamatsu March 11th: Generations Band featuring Jimmy Cobb and Jimmy Heath March 23rd: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin and the Future March 26th: Rosanne Cash March 27th: Joe Lovano/Us Five Rhythm Room (602) 265-4842, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix: February 25th: Bob Schneider February 26th: Blues Blast Pre-Party with Mud Morganfield with Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Brian Fahey special guest Johnny Rapp February 27th: Blues Blast After Party and Celebrity Jam with Rhythm Room All-Stars, Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Brian Fahey and Dave Riley February 28th: Nancy and Bill Gee and Igor and the Red Elvises March 1st: Appleseed Cast and Dreamend March 2nd: Anamieke Quinn, Tobie Milford, Sara McAllister and Teneia Sanders March 3rd: Tortured Soul and Modern Groove Assembly March 4th: Mike Watt and the Missingmen, Lite and Shark Pants March 5th: Sugar Thieves March 6th: Cold Shott & the Hurricane Horns

Skye Restaurant and Lounge (623) 334-0010, 16844 N. Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria: February 26th: Hollywood Stones – A tribute to the Rolling Stones February 27th: Take It To The Limit – A tribute to The Eagles February 28th: Young Dubliners and The Brazen Heads March 5th: Cubensis (Grateful Dead tribute) March 6th: Yesterday Once More (Carpenters tribute) March 7th: Tribute to the Andrew Sisters March 13th: Andrew Strong of The Commitments March 25th: Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers April 4th: Jay and the Americans May 2nd: Monty Python’s Neil Innes May 14th: The Bay City Rollers featuring Ian Mitchell The Compound Grill (480) 557-9087, 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale: February 25th: Tramps & Thieves February 26th: August Red February 27th: Easton Ashe February 28th: Gospel Brunch with the Gospel Unity Band March 2nd: Armand Boatman’s Be-Bop Revolution March 3rd: G.A.S. Band March 4th: Songwriter’s Night March 5th: Dirty Lingo, Bata Irie and Dry River Yacht Club March 6th: Mary Hoffman and Trevor Hall


at Skye Club Red (480) 496-4733, 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe: February 26th: Faster Pussycat March 1st: Ducati Allstarts March 3rd: 2 Mex March 5th: Starlight and Second Helping (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute) March 13th: Willie Northpole March 19th: Yung Berg and Boom Boom Boom March 20th: Vains of Jenna March 27th: Bang Tango April 3rd: Fayuca and Cousins of the Wize April 10th: Firehouse April 17th: Frequis and Bhangra Mesa Arts Center (480) 644-6500, 1 East Main St., Mesa: 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 April 25th: Norah Jones May 9th: Merle Haggard Tempe Center for the Arts (480) 350-2822, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe: February 26th: Mose Allison Trio March 3rd: Arizona Wind Syphony: America March 5th: Songwriter’s Showcase (Taped for TV with host Walt Richardson). Lakeside. March 5th: Paul McDermand with Esteban. Theater. March 8th: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Contemporary Classics March 9th: March 8th: Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble: HS Band Festival March 10th: A Supremem Evening of Jazz March 16th: Friends of TCA presents “Performance with A View” March 26th: Lake Shore Jazz: Eliane Elias March 29th: Salvation Army’s International Staff Band Concert April 16th: Cinco de Moio w/ Luis Conte May 21st: Tierney Sutton Quartet Marquee Theatre (480) 829-0607. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe: February 26th: Half Mute, Stereo Jacket, Raina-Fire, Burnin’ Phoenix, Red Republic and Gooder February 27th: STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) with Emancipator February 28th: “Bring It” 2 Talent Showcase featuring Bellet, MS V33N, Lil’ Fame, Woo, Lil; Law, STC and Fat Belly Boys March 3rd: Rebelution w/ Soja and Zion 1 March 5th: Killswitch Engage w/ The Devil Wears Prada and Dark Tranquility March 6th: Manchester Orchestra, The Features, Biffy Clyro and O’Brother The Clubhouse Music Venue (480) 967-7977, 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe: February 26th: The Dirtyheads w/ Katastro, Vera Groove and The Bend February 27th: Destroy the Runner with Sharks Never Sleep, The Author, March Against Fear and Askyla March 5th: Vayden, Back From Ashes, Butcher Jones, Blood From Stone, Dilemma and Awaking the Fallen March 6th: Here’s to Adventure CD Release Show with special guests Celebrity Theatre (602) 267-1600, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix: March 12th: Young Money, Swayde and DN3 March 13th and 14th: A Night of Music and Comedy with Martin Short April 17th: The Whispers and Lakeside May 8th: Heart July 17th: Lee Ann Rimes November 13th: Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project

February 25th, 2010 - March 3rd 2010




The Shops at Norterra to Host Open Casting Call for “Next Top Models” Do you have what it takes to be the next top model for a high-end retail advertising campaign? Come strut your stuff at The Shops at Norterra’s “Norterra’s Next Top Models” onsite, open casting call for diverse and enthusiastic candidates on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will take place outside Harkins Norterra 14. The Shops at Norterra is located on the northeast corner of I-17 and Happy Valley Road. The Shops at Norterra is inviting local women, men and children of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels to participate in the casting call for a chance to be featured in upcoming direct mail and print advertising campaigns. Event sponsor

S.I.M. Agency will choose two casting call participants to receive one-year modeling contracts. The Shops at Norterra will select between 18 and 24 finalists for a professional, day long photo shoot at The Shops at Norterra, complete with hair and makeup services. Norterra winners will receive a $75 Norterra Gift Card and use of the photos for their portfolio. Both groups will be scouting individuals that carry unique features such as a captivating smile or an intriguing personality. Participants will be required to fill out paperwork and waivers, have their photo taken, and be interviewed by casting call staff. For more information, please visit

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Any student interested in higher education can attend the Conference to meet colleges and university representatives from around the country. On-line institutions will also

EduRG CONFERENCE 2010 With nearly 6,000 institutions of higher learning in the United States alone, choosing the school best suited to their individual needs can be overwhelming to the over threemillion students who will graduate from high school this spring. Research can provide a wealth of information on any college or university, but requires time and regular access to the Internet or hours on the phone. Hoping to provide a time-saving, one-stop venue for students to meet face-to-face with schools from around the country, EduRG Conference 2010 was created to give young men and women the access they need to program information, financial aid assistance and networking opportunities with top educators – all under one roof, in one weekend. Hosted by Scottsdale, Arizona-based EDU Research Group (www.edurg. com), EduRG Conference 2010 will be held this Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center, bringing students, teachers, businesses and technology together for the betterment of higher education. Featuring a keynote address from former Vice-President and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, speakers and workshops covering all aspects of education, and exhibitors


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displaying the latest in educationbased products and technology, the Conference is guaranteed to have something for anyone seeking to further their education, improve their teaching methods, or showcase their school or business. Students and faculty can register for the event, free of charge, by visiting www.edurg. com/events. “There are thousands of schools and an endless supply of resources available to help students further their education and reach their academic and career goals,” said EDU Research Group CEO, Hart Cunningham. “EduRG Conference 2010 is an opportunity to bring these institutions and resources together in one building to answer students’ questions, streamline their options

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