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A Special Year: ‘Christmas Eve’ is the star of TSO’s show

By Alan Sculley | November 19, 2021 Last year, Trans-Siberian Orchestra was forced to cancel its signature annual project — the holiday tour of U.S. arenas that typically draws more than 1 million fans. To help...

Fighting Another Day: Marc Cohn finds songwriting cathartic

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Marc Cohn could be considered a survivor. His mother died when he was 2, followed by his father 10 years later. He survived an attempted carjacking on August 7,...

Holding Court: Nerdcore rapper Mega Ran releases ode to basketball

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 19, 2021 Former middle school English teacher and nerdcore rapper Mega Ran is a basketball junkie. In celebration of the beginning of basketball season and his love of music and gaming,...

A Sort of Homecoming: Matthew Honeycutt looks forward to showing off Mesa

By Alex Gallagher | November 17, 2021 When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Matthew Honeycutt found himself contemplating his next move. His band was sidelined, like the rest of the touring music industry, and Honeycutt...

Lost and Found: Michael Friedman brings rock legends to Phoenix

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 15, 2021 Michael Friedman had a job most people would dream of. He spent the 1960s and 1970s managing and producing musicians all the while snapping candid photos of his...

These Magic Moments: Bria Skonberg’s music covers the spectrum of emotions

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 15, 2021 Trumpeter Bria Skonberg says, lately, her shows channel her melancholic and frustrated feelings. “I had a baby and that’s just totally a life-changing experience on top of life changes...

Back from the Dead: Halestorm returns to the stage for empowering tour

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 11, 2021 Arejay Hale loves Arizona. The Halestorm drummer — and brother to singer Lzzy Hale — revels in the warmth. “I’m not a winter person at all,” he says buoyantly....

The Real Deal: Plush defies stereotypes to produce straight-up rock

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 11, 2021 The four women of the rock band Plush knew they had to build up momentum for their self-titled debut album. During the pandemic, they released under-the-radar YouTube and Facebook...

What Makes an Artist: Keshi shows off newfound confidence

By Olivia Munson | November 10, 2021 Vietnamese American singer-songwriter Keshi has not had many opportunities to showcase the talent he has cultivated over the years. In early November, he performed on what could be his...

Healing Songs: Madeline the Person finds solace in new album

By Annika Tomlin | November 8, 2021 Quarantine brought out true emotions and raw talent. Both can be said about rising alt-pop singer-songwriter Madeline the Person. She will be touring for the first time with...

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