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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Folk music, jazz, Latin soul and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll are all on the menu this week. Punch Brothers Thursday, January 20 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Punch Brothers won a Grammy for Best Folk Album in 2018, on the merits of the band’s blending of Americana with classical instruments like violin and...

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Kick-start the Holidays at the Princess The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has transformed into a winter wonderland for Christmas at the Princess, through Jan. 2. The annual festival glows with more than 5 million lights and features ice skating, train rides, photos with Santa, fire-pit tables, s’mores, an ice slide, Ferris wheel, carousel, nativity garden and light shows. Call for times and ticket prices. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, 480-585-4848, scottsdaleprincess.com. Meet the...

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Celebrate the Legends of Rock ’n Roll The Men’s Council of Phoenix Art Museum presents Lost Negatives of Rock & Roll, an exhibit of rare and casual photos taken of legendary artists of the 1960s, including Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Kris Kristofferson, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield and more. Taken by former manager and music producer Michael Friedman, the black-and-white photos were stored in Friedman’s attic and forgotten for more than 50 years....

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Watch Water, Art and Light Collide in Scottsdale Innovative displays that combine water, art and light are in the spotlight as Scottsdale Public Art presents Canal Convergence, Nov. 5-14. The free annual event takes place in the water, on the banks and soaring above the Arizona Canal. Focusing on the theme Art and Technology, the large-scale art installments are complemented by hands-on activities and workshops, artist talks, live music, dance performances, and a beer and...

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Get Your Fix of Fried Everything Before the Fair Leaves Town You only have a couple days left to take in the thrilling rides, midway games, animal exhibits and the latest trend of fried whatever before the Arizona State Fair closes for the season at 10 p.m. Oct. 30. Pro tip: Get there before 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for Foodie Friday, which offers an array of smaller portions of fair food faves, so you can indulge...

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Fulfill Your Need for Speed Motorists can cruise for a cause with five paced laps around the iconic mile-long oval track that hosts the NASCAR Cup Series Championship during Track Laps for Charity, Oct. 16. Proceeds benefit Arizona Accelerator Charities. Passenger vehicles only; maximum speed of 55 mph. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr., Avondale, 866-408-7223, phoenixraceway.com/aac/#tracklaps. Get Wiggy with it at Cancer Fundraiser Guests are encouraged to wear a wig...

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Settle in for Some Ballet Alfresco Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with Ballet Under the Stars, through Oct. 2. This free series of intimate outdoor performances of classical and contemporary ballet is complete with professional staging, lighting and costumes. Sept. 30, Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale; Oct. 1, Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear; and Oct. 2, Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix. 7...

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