The Nash Archives

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Chaka Kahn | Photo courtesy John Mathew Smith/celebrity-photos.com   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 Bar Hawaiian pop/electronic loop artist I Am Kawehi was deemed “The Genius One-Woman Band” by Elle...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. A diverse lineup this week includes African interpretations of bluegrass music, a celebration of Motown, psychedelic rock, regional Mexican music, and off-the-cuff country. Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band Monday, August 9 at The Nash Wednesday, August 11 at Ottowa University Musician Pascal Bokar, born in France and raised in Senegal, West Africa, leads eleven...

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  Photo courtesy The Hardways   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Arguably the biggest concert this week, The Maine at Crescent Ballroom on August 3, has sold out – but there are plenty of other shows (especially in the rock and jazz genres) to keep you entertained over the next seven days. Jiggle Monday, August 2 at The Lost Leaf...

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Brandon Decker | Photo Courtesy Macallan Agency   Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Everything from a country band featuring a member of the Gin Blossoms to American Songbook jazz is on tap this week. Honeygirl Trio Wednesday, July 28 at Copper Blues Scott Johnson of the Gin Blossoms and Kira Brown play contemporary, cool acoustic country as two-thirds of Honeygirl...

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Get Tangled Up in a Murder Mystery Agatha Christie delivers tension and laughter in equal parts in Spider’s Web, through July 11. The comedy thriller boasts an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 3 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Stages Theatre, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, 480-483-1664, desertstages.org. Start Your Day with a Good Sweat...

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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Our roundup this week starts with some keen Gen Z pop rock, continues with contemporary blues rock, glam punk, and big-name country, and wraps up with local hip-hop. Veronica Everheart Wednesday, July 7 at The Rebel Lounge At just 18 years old, local sensation Veronica Everheart makes mature indie pop rock that belies her years....

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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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