The Nash Archives

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Support the Arts Community with a Virtual Film America’s cowboy culture and opera’s hallowed traditions come together in Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera. A collaboration of the work of author Zane Grey, composer Craig Bohmer, librettist Steven Mark Kohn and painter Ed Mell, the documentary tells a provocative story about the settling of the West while capturing the artistry behind live theater and the thrill of opening night. Proceeds...

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Sticky floors. Body odor. Buzzing eardrums. We miss live music. Luckily, local venues have resumed booking shows for next year – even if owners aren’t sure yet what safety protocols might need to be put in place (most plan to post safety measures online closer to reopening). However it looks, we’ll be hitting up these venues ASAP. Crescent Ballroom This former garage in Central Phoenix will host live shows again on January 25, with a...

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Studies have shown that the jazz scene is dominated by men, but saxophonist Mary Petrich isn’t too hung up on that. “I just want to keep my head down, work hard, become a better player and encourage others to do the same,” she says. She and pianist Claudia Bloom are implementing this ethos and empowering young musicians through Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising, an all-female musical mentorship program presented by The Nash. The Phoenix jazz club...

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1. AZ Wine & Dine – April 13
Arizona continues making its mark on the foodie world with AZ Wine & Dine. The sixth annual event brings together top chefs, restaurateurs and beverage makers from around the state for an evening of sampling. Presented by Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, the event includes live entertainment, a silent auction, and tastings from boutique wineries and microbreweries. 5-8 p.m. $69-$79. Scottsdale Quarter, 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, azwineanddine.com, 602-604-0729.

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