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Unlimited Arts Aug. 1 To 15: Gifted Women Artists, Musical Newspaper Boys And Rocky Horror means August Has Entertaining Choices


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 1, 2018 — The American Southwest has produced its share of noted artists, including the late Georgia O’Keeffe, whose luminous paintings made her “The Mother of American Modernism.” O’Keeffe, who made New Mexico her final home, died in 1986. As with O’Keeffe, the Southwest region inspired numerous other prominent female artists.

Roughly 23 years ago, the film The Desert is No Lady was released. Director Shelley Williams (working with Susan Palmer) presented the American Southwest through the eyes of noted contemporary female artists and writers: Sandra Cisneros (writer), Harmony Hammond (painter), Pola Lopez de Jaramillo (painter), Pat Mora (poet), Nora Naranjo Morse (sculptor), Lucy Tapahonso (poet), Meridel Rubenstein (photographer), Ramona Sakiestewa (tapestry artist) and Emmi Whitehorse (painter).

According to Women Make Movies, “the Southwest is a border territory — where cultures meet and mix — and the work of these nine women from Pueblo, Navajo, Mexican-American and Anglo backgrounds reflects its special characteristics.” WMM describes the film as “a vibrant celebration of the diversity of women's creativity and changing multicultural America.”

The Phoenix Art Museum is screening The Desert is No Lady at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Admission is free to members and $5 for non-members. This film accompanies the exhibition In the Company of Women. To purchase a ticket or learn more, visit

Friday, Aug. 3

Ready to “do the time warp again?” It’s possible during The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which runs through Aug. 11 at the Greasepaint, 7020 E. Second St., Scottsdale. Scottsdale Community Players is presenting their version of this beloved cult musical. Admission starts at $20. For showtimes or other details, visit

A band out of El Paso, Texas and Ciudard Juarez, Mexico, The Chamanas have a new album out: NEA II, which includes English-language songs. They’ll play The Lunchbox, 4132 E McDowell Road, Phoenix. Admission is $8; the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more on this award-winning band or ticket info, check out

Saturday, Aug. 4

Jazz artists Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance will perform at 7:30 p.m. at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix. Admission is $10 for students, $20 for the general public. To learn more, call (602) 795-0464 or visit

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Popular British radio hosts Dan and Phil are bringing their Interactive Introverts show to the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. For more details, go to

Friday, Aug. 10

The golden age of newspapers lives on in Newsies: the Musical, running through Aug. 26 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. Showtimes vary; ticket prices range from $20.50 to $39.50. For more details, check out

Saturday, Aug. 11

Acclaimed bluegrass band The Kruger Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Admission starts at $48.50. For more details, check out

Sunday, Aug. 12

Phoenix (via Chicago) musician Dave “Harmonica” Prez will play The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Blues band — who also call this city home — Rocket 88s will be the special guest. The show starts at 8 p.m., and admission is $5. For more details, check out

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Billboard chart-topping blues guitarist Anthony Gomes will perform at 8 p.m. at The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Gomes has played with A-listers including Buddy Guy, Heart and Robert Plant. Admission starts at $10. For more details, check out

Power pop band Tiny Stills, in support of their new album Laughing Into the Void, is playing The Trunk Space, 1124 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. The band is touring with Get Married; also playing are Black Paw and Acne Superstar. Admission to the all-ages show ranges between $8 and $10. For ticket info, check out

Thursday, Aug. 16

Emmy-winning comedian and actor David Cross is bringing his Oh Come On tour to the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33; for more details, visit

Thursday, Aug. 17

Elvis Presley would relate to Conrad Birdie’s dilemma: The classic musical Bye Bye Birdie will be presented through Sept. 16 at Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale. For ticket prices and showtimes, go to

Rose & Walsh, the Neil Simon comedy/drama that follows two great literary figures and the depths of their enduring love, will run through Sept. 2 at The Theatre Artists Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale. For ticket prices and other info, check out

He’s played with legend Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck and New Wave hitmakers Missing Persons — now, drummer Terry Bozzio will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets start at $33.50. To learn more, check out

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