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This year’s Birds Nest Concert Series at the Waste Management Phoenix Open looks a little like an eclectic European summer music festival – American rappers scheduled between country superstars before a Norwegian DJ headliner. But the sonic variety is part of the appeal for the four-day fête, which draws fans from all over the world to the big tent at TPC Scottsdale. Here’s the word on the Birds. Miranda Lambert The country chanteuse kicks off...

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Queen + Adam Lambert, a collaboration between the British band and the American vocalist, is coming to Talking Stick Resort Arena on July 16, capitalizing on the success of last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, the hit biopic of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. The movie won four Oscars, including one for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury, but it was also divisive, as many saw it as formulaic. We humbly suggest these three inventive but overlooked musical...

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