Phoenix, AZ Entertainment

Why are Rock Stars Moving to Phoenix?

Do you know why so many rock stars retire in Phoenix, Arizona?. The answer may surprise you. Some of the most famous musicians who call this city home are Jim Adkins and Alice Cooper! Music is everywhere in Phoenix: from the concerts at Phoenix Symphony Hall to the jam sessions at Crescent Ballroom. If rock ’n’ roll sounds like your kind of gig, head on over to one of many Phoenix live music bars and sees what all the fuss is about.
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Free concert series in Glendale set to begin on Friday

PHOENIX — A free 14-concert series is scheduled to begin in Glendale on Friday. LiVE! @ Murphy Park will feature up-and-coming along with established local artists at the Murphy Park Amphitheater, according to a press release. Concerts will take place every Thursday through Sunday until the end of October with...
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Ahwatukee Foothills News

Retirement gave him time he didn’t have for 20 years

From attorney to television reporter to author of a newly-published children’s book, Steve Krafft has enjoyed a rich and varied career and, now, retirement. The latter has given him the time to complete a project he began 20 years ago: a children’s book entitled “Won’t Somebody Play with Annabelle Kay?”

Area church hosts special performance

Richard Palalay and Company will perform “The Best Things in Life are Free” 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West. The show will feature the music of composer Ray Henderson. “The Best Things in Life are Free” made its debut performance...

Jam to Live Music with the Return of Chandler’s Sonoran Sunset Series

Starting this fall, residents and visitors to Chandler can enjoy six live musical performances as part of the Sonoran Sunset Series, a run of free open-air concerts. On the third Thursday of the month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., talented musicians and entertainers will perform an array of acts for music lovers at Veterans Oasis Park’s spacious amphitheater. From Oct. 21, 2021 through March 17, 2022, jazz, country, feel-good rock, even the sweet sounds of multiple eras take to the park’s main stage.

Los Lobos headlining benefit for Bisbee's Waren Ball Park on Saturday

Chicano roots rock giants Los Lobos are heading to Arizona this weekend, but if you guessed they were set to play a show in Phoenix or Tucson, you were wrong. They will be in Bisbee at the historic Warren Ball Park, home of the Tucson Saguaros (aka Bisbee Killer Termites on Sundays, a name coined by resident Bisbee comedian Doug Stanhope).

With new book, retired Arizona doctor highlights women in the medical profession

PHOENIX — A retired Arizona physician has just released her fourth novel. “Where No One Should Live,” written by Phoenix-area physician Sandra Cavallo Miller, tells the fictional story of an Arizona public health doctor who discovers disturbing trends while working to solve the mystery of a new and unusual illness afflicting the area.

Rachel Carey to make hometown debut

Mountain Ridge High School graduate Rachel Carey learned to skate and competed at AZ Ice in Peoria. She continued to compete for ASU, and just when she was preparing to graduate, she received an offer of a lifetime: a gig with Disney on Ice. Carey will return home to perform...

'Art Moves Us' supports Parkinson's

The new JoyEful Gallery-Joye DeGoede Fine Art, at El Pedregal at The Boulders, North Scottsdale, will host an art and wine reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, to benefit the Parkinson’s Foundation. Attendees will meet gallery artists and enter a raffle for prizes from local businesses including...

Sam Hunt, Macklemore and Kygo will headline Birds Nest in 2022

The lineup for the 2022 Coors Light Birds Nest is taking shape as three major music stars – Sam Hunt, Macklemore and KYGO – have committed to perform at the popular concert series that will take place Feb. 9-12 during Waste Management Phoenix Open Week. Tickets for these star-studded shows are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting The Wednesday headline act and remaining Coors Light Birds Nest lineup will be announced as more artists are confirmed.
Glendale Star

Lagos teacher shares her story in children’s book

As a teacher at Kyrene de los Lagos Dual Language Academy in Ahwatukee, Diane Mylod shares the motto: “The power of two languages. The power of two worlds.”. So, it is only natural that the Glendale native, who has lived in Ahwatukee for five years, chose to write a children’s book for her first foray into the world of authors, and penned Spanish and English versions.
Fountain Hills Times

'Million Dollar Quartet' imagines music by top artists in 1950s

“Million Dollar Quartet” opens at Fountain Hills Theater Oct. 15. After the challenging year of the pandemic, 2021 has proven to be busy and varied. The next show on the marquee is “Million Dollar Quartet,” opening Oct. 15. A twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl...

Macklemore, Sam Hunt, Kygo to headline 2022 Birds Nest in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The lineup for the 2022 Coors Light Birds Nest is stacked with stars, including Macklemore, Sam Hunt and Kygo! The three artists will be performing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Week in Scottsdale Feb. 9-12, 2022. Country music star Sam Hunt will be headlining...

Macklemore, Kygo among the headliners at Birds Nest for 2022 Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Officials with the Waste Management Phoenix Open have announced the headliners at the Birds Nest for the 2022 edition of the annual event. According to a statement released on Sept. 27, country singer Sam Hunt will be the headliner at the Birds Nest on Feb. 10, while Seattle-based rapper Macklemore will be the headliner on Feb. 11, and Norwegian-born music producer Kygo will be the headliner on Feb. 12.

Attend A Virtual Premiere of Two New Blumhouse Offerings

Looks like a nice set of new offerings from Blumhouse. It’s for Phoenix and Las Vegas. Thanks for your consideration. Logline: After suffering a mild stroke, Judith Albright reluctantly moves into a historic nursing home where she becomes convinced a supernatural force is killing the residents. Logline: Expecting their first...
Phoenix New Times

Tool Is Coming to Downtown Phoenix Early Next Year

Arizona music icon Maynard James Keenan and the rest of Tool announced a new set of dates today, and Phoenix is on the tour schedule. Tool will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, at Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Arizona time on Friday, October 1.

5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (September 27-October 3)

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week is all about woman power, as a slew of female superstars including Chaka Kahn and Alanis Morissette come to town. I Am Kawehi. Friday, October 1 at Valley...