He's garnered Grammy Awards, appeared on programs from "The Tonight Show" to "Sesame Street" and been heard on the soundtracks of the movies "For Colored Girls" and "Defiance." He's Joshua Bell, and he's one talented violinist. Named 2010's Instrumentalist of the Year by Musical America, Bell is known for his daring, original musical choices.
>> Joshua Bell will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St. $40-$70. (480) 644-6500 or mesaartscenter.com.