Local Dance Crews Descend
Upon Symphony Hall
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
June 10, 2015 — A gaggle of some of the finest young dancers in the Phoenix metro will demonstrate their talents June 12 to 13 at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, as the Diverse Elements company holds its annual recital.
Tickets are $20 and are available through the Phoenix Symphony at http://phoenix.ticketforce.com/
eventperformances.asp?evt=170. The action will begin at 6 p.m. both nights.
For more information on Diverse Elements, visit http://dedancestudio.com/
But the event will be much more than a chance to see some talented young dancers before they either make their names locally or leave for Los Angeles or New York, it is also a chance to welcome a product of the Phoenix metro BACK to the valley. Jessica Starr, who grew up in the Phoenix metro before leaving for Tucson and the University of Arizona and now Los Angeles, and MusEffect, a non-profit company raising social awareness through the arts, are the special guests.
In addition, Starr, along with Arizona-grown instructors Hailey Hoffman and Taylor Shultz will host a master workshop June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Terpsicore Studios, 210 S. Fifth St, Phoenix.
For more information on the workshop, visit https://www.facebook.com/
Saturday, June 13
The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will host a unique Bloomsday Celebration which commemorates Irish author James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel, Ulysses, with beer-tasting, wine, spirits and food. Activities will also include readings from the novel, live Irish music by Seanachie, SHEELA-na-Gig and the Irish Cultural Center Academy Band. Gates open at 6: 30 p.m. and the event will conclude at 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 pre-event at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1559474 or $35 at the gate. Teetotallers are $10. For more information, visit www.azirish.org.
James Joyce in 1915.
Sunday, June 14
For those ensconced in the new millennium, Badflower will bring their L.A. rock to Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale, along with Inept Hero. Badflower is a staple in the Southern California scene and their track "Heroin" secured the #1 spot on KROQs Locals Only after one week. For more information, visit www.pubrocklive.com.
Tuesday, June 16
Other Lives, a band comprised of Josh Onstott, Jonathon Mooney and Jesse Tabish, originally from Oklahoma and now from Portland, will bring their North American tour in support of their new album Rituals, to the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit www.crescentphx.com.
June 18 to 21
Never been to Telluride, Colo.? Well, coinciding that first jaunt for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival wouldn’t be a bad way to meet the mountain town. The three-day event (June 18 to 21) will feature sets from Peter Rowan, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Tim O'Brien, and the "King of Telluride" Sam Bush. These artists will also come together for the festival's epic set from the Telluride House Band. For more information, visit https://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/
Saturday, June 20
New York City-based Kristeen Young and San Antonio xicana punk band, FEA (which includes members of rock band, Girl in a Coma) will be at the Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix. Young and her band will be playing mainly new material in preparation for recording a new album later this year so hear it before they record it. For more information on the show, visit Kristeen Young / Fea / The Darling Sounds / Interstate Heroes.
Monday, June 22
Alex Calder, the Montreal based songwriter and previous member of Makeout Videotape, will be performing at Valley Bar, 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Calder’s music has been called a mix of 1960s and 1970s psychedelia and standard guitar pop and it's hard to argue. Seriously, someone has to be on the LSD. For more information, visit www.valleybarphx.com.
The Phoenix Art Museum is continuing its tradition of quality exhibitions with “From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection” through Sept. 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. For more information, visit phxart.org/exhibition/vilcekmodernism.
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