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Five places to hear classical music this arts season

By Kenneth LaFave Classical music continues to change shape and form, and as it does, this handful of Valley venues continue to present it. Phoenix Symphony Hall As the name says, this venerable venue is home to...

A ‘Native Heart:’ Roger Clyne’s heart is in the Grand Canyon State

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Roger Clyne and P.H. Naffah of the Peacemakers walk into the all-white room in Phoenix’s Parkwood Studios, prepared for a cover shoot. Clyne adjusts his trademark floppy hat in a nearby mirror,...
Robert Cray

Robert Cray brings his universal style to town

Robert Cray By Kenneth LaFave Robert Cray knew what kind of music he wanted to make when he heard the blues on the radio as a child in Columbus, Georgia. Not only was the music filled...
Lindsey Stirling

Gilbert’s Lindsey Stirling has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season

By Catherine Hathaway   Lindsey Stirling is a master multitasker. Onstage, the Gilbert native plays the violin like a champ and captivates audiences with her unique EDM style on a traditionally classic instrument. Offstage, she is...
The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival

The weekend of food and music festivals

By Tuesday Mahrle Want this list delivered right to your inbox every Thursday? Click here to sign up for our weekly email newsletter.   Featured event: The Great American BBQ & Beer Festival 2018 The 9th annual Great American Barbecue...

The Listening Room musicians say the Phoenix venue is a hidden gem

Christina Fuoco-Karasinski >> The Entertainer! Jared Kolesar takes the stage at The Listening Room Phoenix and is taken aback by the silence. “Why is everyone so quiet,” he says with a laugh, as he wrestles with...

Devon Allman and Duane Betts are creating their own legacy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, The Entertainer! Devon Allman and Duane Betts aren’t trying to live up to their fathers’ music. They just want to create great art. Apparently, it’s working. The Allman Betts Band started its world tour...

Blessthefall returns home to kick off tour at Tempe Marketplace

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski , The Entertainer! Blessthefall singer Beau Bokan spent plenty of time at Tempe Marketplace, shopping for T-shirts or digging through magazines at Barnes & Noble Booksellers looking for stories about his Valley-based...

Project J.O.Y. Journey’s Arnel Pineda takes the stage for his home country

By: Christina Fuoco-Karasinski From The Entertainer! Arnel Pineda is using his fame as Journey’s lead singer to raise funds for his home country, the Philippines. He is teaming with Project J.O.Y. for a Friday, August 2, fundraiser...

In Other Galaxies: Babymetal meets outside forces on third album

By Connor Dziawura Babymetal is growing up. The kawaii metal band—“kawaii” is the Japanese word for cute—joined forces in 2010, when its frontwomen were just preteens. Now nearly a decade later and with its members in their...

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