Part Of Heroic Line-Up
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
Jan. 4, 2018 — The one and only Stan Lee, who created Spider-Man, seems as unstoppable as the comic book heroes he brings to life. At 95, the New York-born icon continues to be a pop culture heavyweight, with millions of followers on Twitter. Along with everyone’s favorite web-slinger, Lee was the creative force behind Marvel Comics who also revived the Captain America comic series in the 1960s. Of course, both heroes have been the subject of countless blockbuster movie hits beloved by generations of comic book fanboys and fangirls.
Lee will appear at the ACE Comic Con Arizona, happening Jan. 13 through 15 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale.
Lee will be available for dual photo opportunities with none other than Captain America himself, Chris Evans and Tom Holland, the new Spider-Man.
Along with photo opportunities and autograph sessions, Lee will participate in a panel discussion which will be live streamed around the world.
Along with Evans and Holland, other confirmed guests include Marvel film stars Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Laura Harrier and Jacob Batalon. For more details or ticket info, visit http://www.aceuniverse.com/events
Friday, Jan. 5 to Jan. 7
The worldwide literature and movie phenomenon is now set to music: The Phoenix Symphony will perform Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets In Concert through Jan. 7 in Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St. For more details or ticket prices, visit http://tickets.phoenixsymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=10215
What happens when the stories of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes and his creation, Don Quixote, are entwined? Find out by seeing Man of La Mancha, running through Jan. 28 at Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St. in Phoenix. Tickets start at $25, and showtimes vary. Get more details at http://www.arizonatheatre.org/show/man-of-la-mancha/
Saturday, Jan. 6
Veteran Arizona blues act The Rocket 88s are just one of the acts featured in the Rhythm Room House Rent Party, starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Other artists hitting the stage are Hans Olson, Bob Corritore, Gypsy Wild at Harp, Big Daddy D and more. Admission is $10; learn more at https://www.rhythmroom.com/event/1612108-rhythm-room-house-rent-party-phoenix/
Sunday, Jan. 7
Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax will play at 4 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. His concert set will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Mozart. Admission starts at $29. For more details, check out https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/emanuel-ax-piano/
Wednesday, Jan. 10
Katharine P. Britt, the INFOCUS Viewer’s Choice Award winner, will show and speak about her work at 6:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Runner-up James Larson will also talk about his artwork. To learn more, go to http://www.phxart.org/event/c9939714-1216-87c7-b2a5-4a21d97e8719
Thursday, Jan. 11
Aspiring poets, musicians and storytellers are welcomed at Wordplay Cafe, starting at 6 p.m. at Volstead Public House, 105 W. Main St. in Mesa. Admission is free; for more details, go to https://www.mesaartscenter.com/wordplaycafe
Jan. 11 to 21
Sheila E., The Hot Sardines, Diane Schuur and Spyro Gyra are just a few of the artists playing this year’s Tucson Jazz Festival, being held at various venues around the city. For other info and ticket prices, check out http://tucsonjazzfestival.org/
Friday, Jan. 12
Known for memorable tunes like Ol Man River, Oscar Hammerstein’s Show Boat will be staged through Feb. 10 at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. Admission, which includes dinner, is $98 for adults (children’s tickets are $44 and $62). For more details, visit http://azbroadway.org/event/show-boat/
First created for Ballet Arizona in 1999, MOMIX’s Opus Cactus brings “the Southwest to life,” according to the troupe. This presentation will be staged through Jan. 13 at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. For more details, check out http://balletaz.org/performance/opus-cactus/
A hit on stages all over the world, Monty Python’s Spamalot will be presented through Feb. 11 in the Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Road. For ticket prices or other info, check out http://www.desertstages.org/monty-pythons-spamalot/
Sunday, Jan. 14
Carmela y Más Present Salsalogy, An anthology of Latin Salsa and Latin Caribbean music, 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. To learn more, check out https://mim.org/events/carmela-y-mas-present-salsalogy/
Dietary Restructure A family man decides to get a consultation from a nutritionist. But when he realizes that losing weight will mean cutting out food items like cheddar fries, he obfuscates: all in good taste, of course.