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Unlimited Arts: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Will Make A One-Night Appearance At The Musical Instrument Museum, As Well As Symphony Performances And A Gaggle Of Great Events Throughout The Phoenix Metro

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

May 27, 2015 —  New Orleans may be nearly 1,000 miles from the Phoenix metro, but a trip to the Big Easy is just a figurative hop, skip and jump June 7 when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes an appearance at the The Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is lauded as one of the most talented and recognized bands to come out of the incredibly well saturated New Orleans music scene. Their most recent album, That's It is a snapshot of the band’s talent-level.

The musicians in the groups have varied during the years since the founding of the hall in the early 1960s at 726 St. Peter Street in the French Quarter. The band tours around the world for more than 150 days a year. Preservation Hall’s doors were closed through the fall and winter of 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Although the building remained shut until spring of 2006, the band continued to tour while the Hall was closed.

Current members are: Ben Jaffe, creative director and tuba, bass; Mark Braud, trumpet, band leader, vocalist; Charlie Gabriel, clarinet and vocals; Ronell Johnson, tuba and vocals; Joe Lastie Jr., drums; Freddie Lonzo, trombone and vocals; Clint Maedgen, saxophone and vocals; Rickie Monie, piano.

For more information, visit MIM Music Theater or Preservation Hall.

May 27 to June 2

The Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria, are presenting The Little Mermaid through June 2. The family-friendly, yet ageless and timeless tale features songs and costumes to bring those attending to the bottom of the sea without a submarine. For more information, visit www.azbroadwaytheatre.com.

May 29

Burton Barr Central Library's @Central Gallery, 1221 N. Central Ave., will host "Spirits of the West," a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Stu Braks and Barb Janson, from May 29 to July 3. An opening reception with the artists will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m, June 5. For more information, visit https://www.phoenix.gov/news/library/787


The Phoenix Theatre and the Phoenix Symphony will present their fifth annual collaboration, Oliver! Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist, this event will chronicle the adventures of the orphaned boy Oliver as he escapes his bleak workhouse existence and journeys to London. Featured songs include “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “Where is Love?,” “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Oom-Pah-Pah,” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” For more information, visit http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=7782

June 1


Kopecky, the Nashville based group which has has had their music appear on a variety of hit television series and toured all over the world, will bring their modern yet retro sounds to the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit www.crescentphx.com.

June 3


Mother Mother, a multi-platinum band from Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada, will hit the stage at The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix, at 7:30 p.m. The band includes frontman Ryan Guldemond, singer-keyboardist Jasmin Parkin, bassist Jeremy Page, drummer Ali Siadat, and Ryan's sister, singer-keyboardist Molly Guldemond. For more information, visit http://dannyzeliskopresents.com/

June 4


The Kids In The Hall — those crazy Canadians known for making fun of chicken women, police, corporate bigwigs and nearly everything else that moves or crawls, will bring their unique comic sensibilities to Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, for a one-night event. For more information, visit Celebrity Theatre.


Legendary tenor Alfie Boe will make his Phoenix Symphony debut June 4 and 5 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix. The Irish tenor and Tony Award-winner promises to bring a diverse collection of classical, folk and Broadway hits from Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and more. For more information, visit The Phoenix Symphony.

June 5


The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, featuring Dan Brubeck on drums, Chris Brubeck on bass and trombone, Mike DeMicco on guitar and Chuck Lamb on piano, will thrill the crowd at The Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. For more information, visit MIM Music Theater.

June 7


July Talk, a band that has been described as Tom Waits meets some other band with a blonde female singer, too, is exactly that. They have two vocalists — one that sounds like Waits and another that sounds like most blonde female singers. But they work on the lyrics and style and are worth a trip to The Rebel Lounge, 2303 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix.


New Orleans may be nearly 1,000 miles from the Phoenix metro, but a trip to the Big Easy is just a figurative hop, skip and jump June 7 when the Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes an appearance at the The Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. For more information, visit MIM Music Theater or Preservation Hall.

The Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will unveil, “From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection” June 7. The exhibition includes 65 objects of American modernism spanning more than fifty years by notable artists like Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley and Georgia O’Keeffe. The subject matter ranges from the skyscrapers of New York City to the adobe homes of the American Southwest. To complement the exhibition more than 30 paintings and sculpture of modernist American art from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection will also be on display. For additional information about the exhibition, visit http://phxart.org/exhibition/vilcekmodernism.

June 14


Young Buffalo, of Oxford, Miss., will be at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, with hei indie sounds. They recently released a cover of The Beach Boys’ “Hang On To Your Ego.” For more information, visit Valley Bar.

Ongoing

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 http://battle.coldcockwhiskey.com/.

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 www.phxart.org.

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