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Unlimited Arts April 29 to May 13: Featured Is An All-Female Irish Musical Experience As Well As Hard Rock Acts That Could Blow Out Windows, Theatrical Escapades And Much, Much, More


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

April 29, 2015 —  Stopping in Tempe on their The 10th Anniversary North American Tour, Celtic Woman is going to bring some Irish artistic flavor to Arizona. This all-female Irish musical ensemble is bringing all the best parts of celtic, folk, new-age, adult contemporary, classical in their performance on May 19.

The Celtic Woman performance will deliver traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, with an unforgettable signature style by four Irish women.

These women will be accompanied by three vocalists, a dazzling Celtic violinist, a full band, The Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers whose choreography is under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes.

This one night only musical performance will be held at ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is for all ages with tickets starting at $40. For more information about this performance or to purchase tickets, visit  or

Thursday, April 30

Catch the a pre-opening night performance of the one-man show, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, written and starring Herbert Siguenza, at Arizona Theatre Company, 222 E. Monroe St., suite 12, Phoenix. Or catch the show that is said to forever change the way one thinks about Picasso on opening night, Saturday, May 2 at p.m. at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Friday, May 1

New York native Dwayne Perkins is coming to Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, Ariz. to perform in the Tempe Comedy Concert Series. Perkins is known for his intellectual, yet street savvy comedic style. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and it is recommended for ages 18 and older. For more information, visit

Saturday, May 2

The 30th Annual Tucson Folk Festival. is taking place at El Presidio Park, 160 W. Alameda St., Tucson, The Tucson Museum of Art, 166 W. Alameda St., Tucson, and La Cocina at Old Town Artisans, 201 N. Court Ave., Tucson, all in the downtown area. This year's headliners are Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ronstadt Generations and Tom Chapin. Joining the headliners are more than 140 acts featuring 400 hundred musicians from Tucson, Arizona, and across the nation. This free, public festival, is for all ages. For more information visit or call Greg Rogan at 520-461-1125.

The Phoenix Symphony is starting the Summer Box Office Blockbuster season at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, with a musical scores played live. The shows will include music from some of the most memorable movies including Titanic, The Godfather, Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven and many more. Show times are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information visit

Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns will be playing at the The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The band features a number of veteran Arizona musicians, won the 1999 Phoenix Blues Society Annual Blues Showdown in Memphis, Tenn., and have been together for more than 20 years. Only $8 at the door to see the powerful performance of classic and contemporary R&B, blues, funk and soul music. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. For more information, visit

Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9

National Comedy Theatre, Phoenix’s home for improv comedy hosts Competitive Comedy. This show is said to be a hilarious, spontaneous and interactive comedy show where the audience gets to shout suggestions, pick games and be the judge on which team will win. There are two shows each night one starting at 7:30 p.m. and the other at 9:45 p.m.  Tickets are $14 adults, $12 students, seniors, military. For tickets or more information, call the box office at 602-374-5638 or visit

Sunday, May 10

Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale. During this three-hour event, the museum will be transformed by local street artists, along with dancers, arts and crafts, and music for the whole family. This event also includes galleries filled with interactive environments, full of murals, projections and music. Children can also explore their creative side with unique arts and crafts activities and participate in a dance demonstration and class taught by instructors from The Center for Urban Arts. This free event will run from 12 to 3 p.m. For more information visit

Mosh Pit Army presents Brazil’s most esteemed metal band SEPULTURA at Joe’s Grotto, 13825 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, for it’s 30th Anniversary North American Tour. Celebrating with them will be the German thrashers DESTRUCTION, American melodic tech-deathsters ARSIS as openers and many others. If a hardcore metal show is what you are looking for this might be the show for you. Show begins at 5 p.m. and will run until 11:59 p.m. For more information visit or

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet is coming to the Musical Instrument Museum’s Music Theater, 4725 E Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. The Grammy Award winning group has been bringing the sounds of rich Cajun traditions of Louisiana artfully blended with elements of zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country and blues since 1975. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $37.50. For more information call 480-478-6000 or visit or

Treat all those Moms, Mommies, Mothers & Ma's (Wife, Sister or Friend) this Mother's Day with a night on-the-town with dinner and dancing with fifties style music from the band ‘56 at The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Road, Mesa. This blast from the past band embodies all of the greats from the 1950s era, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $15. For more information or to purchase tickets visit

Saturday, May 16

Award winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker will bring his Live 2015 tour to Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix.  Tucker is perhaps best known for his roles in Rush Hour, Money Talks, Fifth Element and of course, Fridays. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59. For more information, or to purchase tickets visit or


COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey has launched the company's first “Battle of the Bands” Competition, providing unsigned bands a chance to win a year-long booking agency and record deals along with prizes from Schecter Guitars, KRANK Amplifiers, and more. Certain limits apply to entry, for instance, all band members from participating bands must be 21 years of age or older. The contest begins May 1 and runs through August 31. For more information visit

The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., unveiled a, “One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography” on April 11. The exhibition will run until Oct. 25. This exhibition, “challenges the expectation that photographs are infinitely reproducible multiples,” and, “includes works from the entire history of the photographic medium, from the 1840s to the present day. Unique photographs in the exhibition include photographs by David Emitt Adams, Pierre Cordier, Betty Hahn, Bill Jay, Chris McCaw, Joyce Neimanas, Susan Rankaitis and Andy Warhol. For more information, visit

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