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Unlimited Arts Calendar July 22 To Aug. 5: Featured Are The Phoenix Metro Appearances Of Legends Johnny Mathis and STephen Stills As Well As Local Theatre And Visits From Trending National Musical Acts

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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 22, 2015 — It may be summer in the Phoenix metro, but it can, and will get hotter, as music legends Johnny Mathis and Stephen Stills bring their classic songs and performances to the metro area.

Stills will be performing at Celebrity Theatre, 44 N. 32nd St., July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Mathis will also be performing at Celebrity Theatre, but on Sunday Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.

Stephen Stills is the only artist ever to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times in one night—in 1997, for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Stills is also a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, a BMI Music Icon, and has a career now spanning six decades, including writing “For What It’s Worth” and “Love The One You’re With.”

Johnny Mathis is celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, and is Columbia Records longest-running artist. He is perhaps best-known for hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," “Wonderful, Wonderful” and "Misty.” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, 6 Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://celebritytheatre.com/

Friday, July 24


Those seeking a younger sort of crowd and vibe should check out brothers Alex and Ben Morrison who will bring their band, The Brothers Comatose to Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave. Despite the name, this band and this show is nearly guaranteed to explode with energy. The pr for the event claims, “The environment the band creates with their music and their live shows is a sing-along, stomp-along, full blown party.” Thanks to the youtube video above, it is likely, very likely, in fact, that one will have fun. For more information, visit Last Exit Live.

Saturday, July 25

Hey there, pard! Mosey up to Wickenburg this weekend to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy at the Desert Caballeros Museum, 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg. Those wearing cowboy hats and boots will receive free admission. For more information, visit Desert Caballeros Ride.

Sunday, July 26


Stephen Stills, the only artist ever to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times in one night—in 1997, for Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, will be performing at Celebrity Theatre, 44 N. 32nd St., July 26 at 7:30 p.m. It is highly likely that he will perform his biggest hits, which include “For What It’s Worth” and “Love The One You’re With.” For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://celebritytheatre.com/

Wednesday, July 29


Musical Surprise, 16846 W. Bell Road, Suite #106, Surprise, will host special guest Jon E. Gee. Gee is the bass player for the John Mellencamp band a master bassist and has guested on recordings by Adam SandIer, Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Barenaked Ladies, ZZ Top and many, many more. or more information, visit www.musicalsurprise.com

July 31 to Aug. 2

Its hot and boring in Phoenix at the end of July and early August, but by heading up to Telluride, Colo., one can get cooler temperatures and much cooler Jazz as the Telluride Jazz Festival is back and as good as ever. This year's lineup features Ernie Watts, the M&Ms, Euforquestra and more. For more information, visit Telluride Jazz Festival.

Sunday, Aug. 2


Johnny Mathis, who is celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, and is Columbia Records longest-running artist, will bring his graceful stylings to Celebrity Theatre, Sunday Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. He is perhaps best-known for hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not for Me to Say," “Wonderful, Wonderful” and "Misty.” For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://celebritytheatre.com/

Tuesday, Aug. 4


Okay, it's time to be a kid, again or otherwise, and check out LVL UP at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. They are a bunch of kids from NYC who have a big 7-inch they really want to let out on the Phoenix metro audience. Yup, we said it. For more information, visit Crescent Ballroom.

Ongoing Event

The Arizona Theatre Company is preparing for its upcoming season and tickets are now on sale for all of the planned events, including: Hershey Felder As Irving Berlin, Oct. 8 to 25; Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, Nov. 12 to 29; Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, Dec. 30 to Jan. 17; Fences by August Wilson, Feb. 11 to 28; Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, March 31 to April 17; The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord May 5 to 22; Sex With Strangers, a special production from Stray Cat Theatre, Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.Single tickets for all shows in Phoenix except Sex With Strangers range from $28 to $73. Season-package holders can purchase premium tickets to Sex With Strangers for $30 before July 31. Flex Package holders can include Sex With Strangers as one of their options. The price range for individual single tickets is $20 to $60. Season tickets also are on sale by calling 602-256-6995. All shows are at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix. For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org.

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