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The Ahwatukee Foothills News recently talked to Chiemi Karasawa, director of the new documentary, “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.” The film offer’s a glimpse into the life of Stritch, a Broadway legend and clearly the most outgoing actress over 85 working today.
Concert-going can be a pricey hobby, but the Hits Deep Tour coming to Grand Canyon University Arena on Feb. 28 gives you more bang for your buck. Hosted by the multi-Grammy-winning hip-hop artist TobyMac, the concert features a hit-parade of contemporary Christian music from stars like Mandisa, Matthew West, Brandon Heath and Matt Maher.
There’s an old saying in show business that was tailor-made for Englebert Humperdinck: a singer needs songs, but an entertainer just needs a stage.
Grammy-nominated country singer Jo Dee Messina has always maintained a close relationship with her fans. Most recently, they funded her upcoming album, “My Time, Our Music,” through a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $100,000.
You may not recognize the name Megan Hilty, but if you’ve ever watched NBC’s “Smash,” you’ll discover a familiar face. Hilty starred as Ivy Lynn in the musical sitcom, singing the hit song “Let Me Be Your Star,” but her career actually started on Broadway with starring roles in “9 to 5: The Musical” and “Wicked.”
It’s not often that I can say First Lady Michelle Obama and I run in the same circles, but this is OUR year! You may have noticed that recently, the First Lady celebrated her 50th birthday; she is a fellow 1964 birthday. Yes, I am admitting it, this year I will also be celebrating my 50th birthday — although a few months away yet.
The Mesa folk rock band Murrieta, recently named one of Phoenix New Times’ Top 5 Must-See Shows of the Week, is quickly becoming a force to reckon with on the local indie rock scene.
Often called the master of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai will perform as part of The Carlos Nakai Trio on Jan. 24 during the Higley Center for the Performing Arts World of Music Series. The Trio will perform arrangements that were created by playing together without written music.
It was almost three decades ago when Ratt crawled out of the cellar and into our collective consciousness thanks to a fledging network called MTV. The song “Round and Round” vaulted the group to multi-platinum status, radio and video domination and, along with the likes of Motley Crue, Poison, and W.A.S.P., helped pioneer Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip sound of the 1980s.
HERE: ‘Inception’ to play at Ironwood Library Jan. 11
Valley country-rock musician Ryan Sims is the kind of guy who keeps his friends close and his former band mates closer.
Michael W. Smith, who casually refers to himself as “Smitty,” is considered a superstar in the world of Christian music. Throughout his career, the singer-songwriter has won three Grammy Awards and more than 40 Dove Awards. GetOut chatted with him this week ahead of his Jan. 11 stop at Celebrity Theatre.
There are legendary musicians, and then there’s Steve Gadd.
The acclaimed a cappella group tours in support of its new album “Under the Influence,” which includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Rob Thomas, Seal, Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles.
What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? You could see acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 in Mesa.
The Associated Press music writers Chris Talbott and Mesfin Fekadu pick their top five songs of the year.
Strumming a guitar, decked in high heels and a homemade fringe dress, Wanda Jackson had no idea she was on the cusp of making history. She realized something was afoot when she and tour mate Elvis Presley started packing out auditoriums and coliseums across the country.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra, fronted by three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer, brings its Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17th. Presented by Danny Zelisko Presents, special guest Firebird opens the show.
Perhaps no vocal group in America – other than the Beach Boys – have been as celebrated as The Manhattan Transfer. Over the last four decades, the quartet has racked up a dozen Grammy Awards, sold millions of albums and made Grammy Award history in 1981 when they became the first group in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.
Local classical crossover trio Simply Three hosts a free concert in support of their first holiday album, performing Christmas favorites including including “Jingle Bells,” “The Christmas Song,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Greensleeves.”
It’s one thing to have a beautiful, comfy bed. But what if it also included a TV screen, game console and dimmable, color-changing lights?
This Nov. 18, 2013 photo shows American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins posing for a portrait to promote his new album "Finally Home For Christmas," released by his band Blue Sky Riders, in New York. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Legendary blues man B.B. King is coming to the historic Celebrity Theater in downtown Phoenix.
Pearl Jam has been quiet since wrapping up its "Backspacer" tour in 2010. But the grunge band, which rose through the Seattle scene and turned into a juggernaut courtesy of its pure arena-rock ambitions, began touring Oct. 11 in support of its latest album, "Lightning Bolt."