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Unlimited Arts May 24 to June 7: From R&B Legends To A Blue Collar Comedian, There Are Plenty Of Diverse Entertainment Choices In Late May And Early June
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
May 24, 2017 — They may not be on the top of the charts now, but Cameo and Brick continue to inspire younger rhythm-and-blues artists.
The two bands are part of The Mega Funk Fest -- featuring some of R&B’s most influential bands -- starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at The Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Other featured artists are ConFunkShun, the Dazz Band and Lakeside.
Tickets range from $55 to $75; get more details at


Friday, May 26

New Kids On The Block -- the boy band who ruled the charts in the early 1990s -- will perform at Talking Stick Resort, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Joining them are Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. To learn more or buy tickets, go to


Saturday, May 27

Ballet Arizona will hold a spring performance -- showing off students’ training -- at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $35; to learn more, check out

Tuesday, May 30

The Roy Hargrove Quintet -- lead by the two-time Grammy winner of the same name -- will perform at 7 p.m. in the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets start at $38.50; to learn more, go to


Friday, June 2

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, presented by Arizona Broadway Theatre, will be held at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $37.50 to $77.50; for more information, go to
The Music Of Paul McCartney, performed by the Phoenix Symphony, will be performed today and tomorrow at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix. Actor and singer Tony Kishman will lead the performance. For more showtimes, ticket prices or further information, go to
Detour Company Theatre is presenting The Addams Family: A New Musical at 1 and 7 p.m. today in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. All performances are audio described and ASL interpreted To learn more, go to

Saturday, June 3

The Bad News Blues Band will be on stage at 9 p.m. at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Tickets are $8. For more info, check out

The 2017 Summer Sing-a-Thon! will be held at 9:30 p.m. from 1 a.m. Space 55, 636 E. Pierce St., Phoenix. There will be karaoke, a raffle, snacks, crafts and more. Tickets are $10, to learn more, go to
Phoenix Metropolitan's Men's Chorus presents Diva Divine June 3 and 4 at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado. They’ll sing hits by Cher, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand and iconic pop singers. Tickets start at $15; to find out more, go to

Sunday, June 4

Girls Rock Phoenix: Camp Showcase, featuring 40 girls who learned how to play an instrument, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trunk Space, 1124 N. Third St., Phoenix. A $5 donation is suggested. To find out more, go to
Phoenix is one of the tour stops for British rockers Bush, who will play at the Marquee Theater, 730 N. Mill Ave., Phoenix. The Kickback is the opening artist; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45. For more details, go to

Monday, June 5

Gonzo, on his Good Lovin’ Tour, will perform at 8 p.m. at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. Special guests are Aloha Radio, Dubbest and DJ Shams. Tickets are $7; to learn more, go to

Wednesday, June 7

Blues legends Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo are performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Both men have played with artists like Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and the Rolling Stones. Ticket prices range from $47 to $105. For more information, check out

Friday, June 9

Presented by the Valley Youth Theatre, The Wizard Of Oz will be performed on stage through June 25 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $20 to $38.50. To learn more, go to
Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. Engvall is known for his hit TBS show, the Blue Collar Comedy films and a popular album. To learn more or purchase tickets, go to

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