The Phoenix Metro Will
Get Its Music On In January
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Jan. 5, 2016 — Whither stage, or Ocean (The Little Mermaid), there’s a bunch of folks out there who are looking to entertain you.
Give ‘em a chance and check them out.
It may seem expensive, but it’s likely cheaper than two trips to the movie theater.
And, you get to live a little, not just watch other people live.
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(Editor’s note: the writer of this staff report has been replaced. We at Modern Times Magazine do not endorse anything written above. Stay tuned. Next week we will provide a more enlightened introduction to the Unlimited Arts Calendar. For this week, enjoy!)
Thursday, Jan. 5
January isn’t just about rocking out or watching a Broadway version of Saturday Night Live. Art in all its various forum is on the agenda, as 2017 begins. An opening reception for Vanguard Artists: 40 Years of Excellence will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 at West Valley Arts Museum, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise. Admission is free and light light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 623-935-6384 or go to http://vanguardartists.blogspot.com/
Friday, Jan. 6
The Arizona Theatre Company will present the timeless musical Fiddler On The Roof at the Herberger Theatre Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Showtimes vary; the musical runs through Jan. 29. Tickets range from $25 to $65. Get more info at http://www.arizonatheatre.org/show/fiddler-on-the-roof/
“Music Therapy Blackout: A Charity Event with The Beta Machine” will be on will be performed at 6:30 p.m. at The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St. in Phoenix. The event’s goal is to raise money to buy musical instruments and recording studio technologies for Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Vinyl Station will be the opening act. Tickets start at $35; to purchase some or learn more, go to http://www.thepressroomaz.com/event/1379299-music-therapy-blackout-phoenix/
Late Nite Catechism, starting Patti Hannon, will be performed through March 31 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Center, 7380 E 2nd St., Scottsdale. Late Nite focuses on a most spirited nun and how she runs her classroom. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $31 to $39; learn more info at https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/late-nite-catechism-2017/
“Adventure!” is the theme of Discount Tire Free Family Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Activities will include monoprinting, story time and flip books. Learn more details at http://www.phxart.org/event/a39172e7-22e4-7868-4056-7456159276f3
Sunday, Jan. 8
Nearly 40 years after his death, a birthday celebration will be held in honor of Elvis Presley at 6 p.m. at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. A full slate of artists will perform, including Brea Burns, Mike Eldred Trio and Slik 50. Tickets are just $8. For more information, go to http://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1394029-elvis-birthday-celebration-phoenix/
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Formerly of the Grammy-winning Civil Wars, singer John Paul White -- whose latest album is Beulah -- will perform at 7 p.m. in the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Tickets start at $38.50. Learn more about him or buy tickets at http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/john-paul-white
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Portland, Ore.-based Pink Martini, featuring singer China Forbes, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theatre in Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. More details can be found at https://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/pink-martini-2017/
Friday, Jan. 13
For one brief, shining moment, there was an enchanting place known as Camelot. The hit Broadway musical will be performed at 5:30 p.m. at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane. Tickets start at $88 and include dinner. To find out more, go to http://azbroadway.org/event/camelot/
Country Unplugged -- featuring veteran performers like Mark Chestnutt, Joe Diffie and Lorrie Morgan -- is coming to the Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 33rd St. in Phoenix. The show will start at 8 p.m.; tickets range from $33.50 to $73.50. Get more details at https://celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1758
New Orleans soul band The Nth Power will be stage at 9 p.m. at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave. in Phoenix. Dr. Delicious will be the opening act; tickets are $10 and $12. Get more details at http://www.lastexitlive.com/event/1384523-nth-power-phoenix
Based on the groundbreaking 1977 movie, the musical version of Saturday Night Fever will be staged in the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams, in Phoenix. To learn about tickets or more about the Theater League production, check out https://phoenix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=266
Saturday, Jan. 14
Simply Sinatra, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra and performed by the Phoenix Symphony, will be held at Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St. Tickets range from $59 to $125; learn more at http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=9535
Reggae singer J Boog -- who has topped Billboard charts in the United States and Europe -- will perform at 6:30 p.m. at The Marquee, 730 N. Mill Ave. in Tempe. There will be four opening acts, including Jo Mersa Marley and Jemere Morgan. Tickets are $25; get more details at http://luckymanonline.com/events/j-boog-2/
Sunday, Jan. 15
Styx, the Chicago rock band who racked up numerous hits in the 1970s and ‘80s, will be on stage in the Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort. Tickets start at $35; go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/styx-scottsdale-arizona-01-15-2017/event/1900514802E64242?artistid=736216&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&_ga=1.258910412.73022788.1483548320#efeat4211
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Breaking box office records worldwide with their magic act, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway is coming to the ASU Gammage through Jan. 22. Find out more about these performers or buy tickets at http://www.asugammage.com/shows/2016-17-special-engagements/the-illusionists-%E2%80%93-live-from-broadway
Thursday, Jan. 19
Disney On Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment!” will be held through Jan. 22. at Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix. This family oriented show features numerous Disney characters, from Mickey Mouse to Buzz of Toy Story to the Little Mermaid. To buy tickets are learn more, check out http://www.talkingstickresortarena.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-world-of-enchantment
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