ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • February 2013

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Inside Information

The Arts Dept. – Third annual Native Arts ArtWalk coming February 28
No Bad Jazz – Live jazz on Scottsdale’s Main Street
Street Scene – Stage lineups for Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts
Foundation Builders – ArtWalk YEA! program presents Beneficial Beans
This Just In – Scottsdale names March its Best of Scottsdale Month
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


The
ArtsDept.

Third annual Native Arts ArtWalk coming February 28

Native American tradition will mesh with contemporary artistic flair in Scottsdale on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 7 to 9 pm. That’s when the Scottsdale Arts District will pulse with its 3rd annual Native Arts ArtWalk, presented in part by the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale.

Native Arts ArtWalk

Held just prior to each year’s prestigious weekend festival at the Heard Museum, the Native Arts ArtWalk is an intimate stroll among dozens of great galleries in Scottsdale, several of which feature indigenous artists’ work or scenes depicting southwestern Indian culture. Indeed, there has been a long association between the Scottsdale Arts District’s galleries and some of the most superb Indian art to come out of Arizona.

Many famed private galleries will be showing original Indian art during the event. River Trading Post will be hosting Hopi drum group Clan Spirit as well as the acclaimed frybread of Ashley-Yellowman Frybread (a portion of proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Scottsdale Gallery Association’s YEA! – Young & Emerging Artists program).

The Scottsdale Arts District can be found just west of Scottsdale Road and Indian School Road along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue.

More details about this and other outstanding ArtWalk events upcoming can be found at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Media: Full press releases and high-res images available upon request.


NoBadJazzJazz On Main Street

Live jazz on Scottsdale’s Main Street

The Scottsdale Arts District is now featuring “Jazz on Main Street” every Saturday afternoon from noon to 4pm, presented by Main Street Galleries and the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale. The tasty new pairing of cool jazz with fine art and great cuisine (dozens of awesome restaurants also nearby) will continue through April. Currently, the Mary Petrich Trio is resonating its great sound mixing straight-ahead jazz and standards. Petrich is one of the Valley’s most accomplished and appealing tenor saxophonists, and she leads a stellar group.                       

Jazz on Main Street takes place along the 7100 block of Main Street in downtown Scottsdale, just west of famed Scottsdale Road and two blocks south of Indian School Road along the famed route known as the Scottsdale ArtWalk. An array of popular restaurants are nearby.

For more information visit MainStreetArtGalleries.com.


StreetScene

Stage lineups for Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts

The Tempe Festival of the Arts will feature jazz, grassroots and world music when it returns to the Mill Avenue District this Spring, and an outstanding lineup will appear each day on the Festival Stage. Here’s what’s on tap:

Friday, April 5
11:00 am – Stan Sorenson – Guitar jazz forays from the Valley’s seminal string man
12:45 pm – Raul Yanez – Latin jazz powerhouse turns his solo keyboard loose
2:30 pm – Nu World Jazz Project – Modern jazz from the Valley’s straight-ahead youth movement
4:15 pm – Spooky Kool – Soulful jazz quartet led by trumpeter Gabriel Bey

Saturday, April 6
11:00 am – Jack Alves – Folk guitar and downhome vocals from this longtime Tempe fave
12:45 pm – Kenny James – Classic rock from singer-guitarist leader of Arizona’s best party band, Filabusta
2:30 pm – Paul Miles – Acoustic blues by charismatic singer-guitarist from the Motor City
4:15 pm – James Reams & The Barnstormers – Bluegrass on overdrive from contemporary folk powerhouseWilliam Eaton

Sunday, April 7
11:00 am – William Eaton Ensemble – Eclectic world music from famed harp guitarist, a 4-time Grammy nominee
12:45 pm – Celestial Misfits – Inspiring multi-cultural sounds featuring flute and guitar
2:30 pm – Kevin Essar – Afghan rabab player (a sitar-like instrument) brings ancient sounds from the Middle East
4:15 pm – Walt Richardson – Reggae and world pop influences this Mill Avenue legend

Music fans can find the Festival Stage in front of MadCap Theatre and adjacent to the event’s Arizona Wine Festival area and Beer Garden (great vantage points from which to sip regional varietals while soaking up the nearby sounds). Now in its 44th year as one of the West’s premier outdoor events, the free weekend festival boasts more than 400 artists, original musicians and craftspeople. Watch for more details coming soon!

More info: TempeFestivalOfTheArts.com.
Image: Musician William Eaton

FoundationBuilders

Scottsdale ArtWalk hosts Beneficial Beans, helping autism
Beneficial Beans

The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s YEA! – Young & Emerging Artists program features Thursday ArtWalk demonstrations by up-and-coming artists at the northwest corner of Main Street & Marshall Way near the famed “Jackknife” statue. Nearby, hot java and pastry sales from Beneficial Beans are available to make ArtWalk all the more tasty. Beneficial Beans is a program to help raise funds for the Autism Center, which in turn provides job training for those with autism. It’s a great matchup! Next opportunities to sample their wares are Feb. 28 during Native Arts ArtWalk and then random Thursdays in March, Best of Scottsdale month featuring the tops in homegrown fine artists.

More info: ScottsdaleGalleries.com.
ThisJustIn

Scottsdale names March its Best of Scottsdale Month

Best of Scottsdale Month will once again bring the finest of Arizona-style artistry to the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District every Thursday in March from 7-9pm. The 9th annual event is hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA).

The Scottsdale ArtWalk is located in the Scottsdale Arts District, featuring dozens of fine art galleries just west of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. There’s lots of free parking and free trolley or carriage rides to all corners of the Arts District.

Additional information and a calendar of individual gallery events is available via the Scottsdale Arts District website at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.


RockPoetry101

“Come young braves
Come young children
Come to the book of love with me
Respect your brothers and your sisters
Come to the book of love with me
I know it ain’t easy
but we’re gonna look for a better day
Come young braves
Come young children”
– Laura Nyro, “Christmas in My Soul,” Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (Columbia, 1970)


NewCalendarNews

Media Calendar Editors – Please Include Us!


Every Thursday

Scottsdale ArtWalk is every week, 7-9pm, FREE

Every Thursday

Thursday Tunes, 7-9pm, FREE
Live music in the Scottsdale Arts District

Every Saturday

Saturday Sounds, 1-3pm, FREE
Live music in the Scottsdale Arts District

Every Saturday

Jazz on Main Street, Noon-4pm, FREE
Live music in the Scottsdale Arts District

Thursday, February 28

Native Arts ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thursdays in March

Best of Scottsdale Month, 7-9pm, FREE
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thursday, April 11

Art Bites ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com



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