Friday, December 19, 2014

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January 2-4
The Texas Tenors
Back by popular demand, these good ol’ boys from America’s Got Talent combine their personal charisma and powerful harmonies in a mixture of country, contemporary and operatic favorites. F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

January 4
Willie Nelson
With a career spanning six decades, the iconic Texan is the creative genius behind classic recordings such as “Crazy,” “Hello Walls,” “On the Road Again” and “Good Hearted Woman.” 7 p.m. $60-$110. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

January 10
Howie Mandel
A constant force in show business for more than 30 years, the Deal or No Deal host and America’s Got Talent judge brings his live stand-up comedy act to the stage. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $49-$79. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org, 480-499-TKTS.

January 10-18
Start Your Engines
Some of the world’s premier collector automobiles take center stage at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction. Among this year’s highlights are the Ron Pratte Collection, which includes Carroll Shelby’s personal car – the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake. Call for times and ticket prices. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, barrett-jackson.com, 480-421-6694.

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January 13-18
Musical Masterpiece
Animated with a high-energy mix of music and dancing, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a comic and colorful journey through the biblical story of young Joseph, who is sold into slavery by his brothers after his father favors him with a gorgeous colored cloak. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

January 16-March 29
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Guests can meet and watch 100 nationally acclaimed and award-winning artists at work in a studio environment as Thunderbird Artists hosts this art adventure. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, season pass; $8, seniors and military. Scottsdale and Jomax roads, Scottsdale, arizonafineartexpo.com, 480-837-7163.

January 17-March 23
Celebration of Fine Art
This annual juried invitational gathering features 100 renowned artists who show and sell their gallery-quality work in an intimate studio setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass: $10, adults; $8, seniors and military; free, children 11 and younger. Hayden Road and Loop 101, Scottsdale, celebrateart.com, 480-443-7695.

January 18
Jackie Evancho
The teen vocal sensation – who dazzled audiences at age 10 on America’s Got Talent – performs classical crossover favorites, popular hits and originals, including music from her third album, Awakening. 7 p.m. $52-$128. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

January 18
Ready to Rock
More than 40 live bands and dozens of cheer teams add spirit and inspiration throughout the P.F. Chang’s Rock ’n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. A mini marathon and bike tour also are offered. 7:50 a.m. Call for entry fees and course details; finish line party at Tempe Beach Park, 54 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, runrocknroll.com, 800-311-1255.

January 23-25
Camelot
This award-winning show tells the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty and brotherhood. The production is staged by Theater League. Call for times and ticket prices. Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, theaterleague.com, 800-776-7469.

January 25
Pro Bowl
The best players in the NFL – as voted by players, coaches and fans – hit the turf just one week before Super Bowl XLIX gets under way. Visit nfl.com/probowl for kickoff time and ticket prices. University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale.

January 25
So You Think You Can Dance
Top 10 finalists from the 11th season of this summer dance program take the stage – Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. 7:30 p.m. $35-$65. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

January 26-February 2
2015 Phoenix Open
Kevin Stadler defends his title as the “Greatest Show on Grass” gets under way, with golf clinics, pro-am tournaments and Birds Nest entertainment. Call for times. $30, daily general admission. Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, wmphoenixopen.com, 602-870-0163.

January 29
Hotel California
Featuring the nation’s top artists of classical, Broadway, chamber, jazz, pops and country, Arizona Musicfest 2015 gets under way with this salute to the Eagles. The tribute act faithfully re-creates hits such as “Take It Easy,” “Desperado” and “Hotel California,” along with solo titles from Don Henley, Glen Frey and Joe Walsh. 7:30 p.m. $23-$65. Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, azmusicfest.org, 480-840-0457. Check website for additional programs in Scottsdale and Carefree through March 5.

 

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