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Unlimited Arts July 4 To 18: From A Brazen Con Man To Detroit Punkers And Rising Arizona Artists, July Is A Hot Month In More Ways Than One


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

July 6, 2018 — Many Americans probably hadn’t heard of Frank Abagnale Jr. until the 2002 movie Catch Me If You Can, based on his autobiography of the same title.

In the Steven Spielberg film, a young Abagnale (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), pretends to be an airline pilot, medical doctor, a federal Bureau of Prisons agent and attorney before the FBI catches up with him.

Despite being jailed, Abagnale escaped custody twice before being caught in 1969 in France. After spending less than five years in prison, Abagnale became a consultant and lecturer for the FBI academy and field offices. He even has his own firm, which specializes on financial fraud consultancy.

Now, musical fans can enjoy Catch Me If You Can through July 13 through Aug. 12 at Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria. The show is described “as a delightfully entertaining show packed full of 1960s Pan Am glamour,” with contributions from noted American playwright Terrence McNally.

For more information on the musical, showtimes or ticket prices, call the ABT box office at (623) 776-8400 or visit

Saturday, July 6

The most magical nanny of all time is back: Disney’s Mary Poppins will be performed on stage through July 22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Showtimes vary; ticket prices ranges from $44 to $73. To learn more, visit

Saturday, July 7

Karaoke not be the hippest trend anymore, but combine it with drag, and there’s new potential. Sing Your Face Off is set for 10 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom, 12 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix. Pandora Strange and Friends are hosting. Proceeds will go towards charity. The show is open to those 21 and over; admission is free, but a donation is encouraged. For more details, check out

Sunday, July 8

Beatles tribute act Marmalade Skies — a seven-piece band — will perform at 4 p.m. at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Admission is $15. For other details, go to

Tuesday, July 10

One of the major 1980s British New Wave acts, The Fixx will perform at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. The band will perform hits like Saved By Zero. Tickets start at $43.50. For more details, visit

Wednesday, July 11

Detroit hardcore band Negative Approach, considered a leader in the Midwestern punk scene, will play Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. Dayglo Abortions, Sex Prisoner, Saintbreaker and Woundvac are the opening acts. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $17. For more details, check out

Friday, July 13

Classicalfusiondance is presenting The Prince of Fame at 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Center , 1202 N. 3rd St. Dancers portray five fictional celebrities in the Golden Age of Hollywood, along with all highs and lows of stardom. Admission is $13; to learn more, check out

Grotto Gallery will host a reception to celebrate its summer exhibit Walking on Sunshine at 5 p.m. at the gallery, 132 E. 6th St. The show features 10 emerging local artists: Andie Olson, Dori Jung, John Mainieri, Marie Provine, Marlena Robbins, Paige Reesor, Rebecca Murphy Keith, Sabrina Hernandez, Savannah Atencio and Sylvia Mousseux. To learn more about the show,

Saturday, July 14

He’d been acting — winning two Emmys for his role on Taxi — years before the 1985 mega-hit Back To The Future, but that film made Christopher Lloyd a pop culture icon. Now, fans can watch Christopher Lloyd Goes Back To The Future at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Playing “Doc Brown” on stage, Lloyd will share amusing and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the film, his experience working with Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg, and more. Tickets start at $49; for more details go to

Sunday, July 15

Acclaimed New Orleans musician Davell Crawford is perform his tribute to the late Fats Domino at 6 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. in Phoenix. Tickets range from $33.50 to $43.50. For more information, visit

Wednesday, July 18

The 2015 film Manifesto, starring Cate Blanchett, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. Directed by visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifestofeatures Blanchett in 13 vignettes incorporating manifestos from 20th century art movements. For admission or other details, go to

Wednesday, July 20

They’ve been entertainment mainstays for a half-century, and now Donny & Marie Osmond will perform at 8 p.m. in the Talking Stick Resort’s Salt River Grand Ballroom. They’ll perform hits such as Puppy Love and Paper Roses. Tickets start at $55; for more details, visit

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