Logan Weaver discovered skating in a “pretty weird way.” Weird, but it worked. The Gilbert resident now appears as a citizen of Arendelle in “Disney on Ice Presents Frozen,” which comes to Talking Stick Resort Arena from Thursday, April 12, to Sunday, April 15.
The historic Nile Theater has had a storied 94-year history in the Valley. Founded as a movie theater and eventually converted to a music venue, The Nile Theater has been a staple of Mesa’s Main Street for decades. After closing in 2002, the venue reopened in 2010 under new ownership.
For the longest time, Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter k.d. lang had issues with her hit “Constant Craving” from her 25-year-old album, “Ingenue.”
Hundreds of little princesses and princes will gather at Talking Stick Resort Arena this month to see their favorite characters glide across the ice and spin over their heads in “Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart.”
When Ceci Bastida saw her childhood idol Morrissey recently for the first time, she heard his songs differently. After all, she knows Morrissey and The Smith songs intimately.
Scotty McCreery admits that when he jumped from winning season 10 of “American Idol” into his country music career in 2011, he had a lot to learn about the business and what type of artist he wanted to be.
Ahwatukee singer-songwriter Blaine Long finds it easy to write songs. He simply pens them and puts them aside, with the hopes that they will end up on a record.
Michael Franti has a discography that numbers nine studio albums with his current band, Spearhead, as well as one album with his first group, the Beatnigs, and a pair of titles with the influential group that preceded his solo career, the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.
Mexican culture will come to life in a colorful display of dynamic dance and music at a festival that merges budding child performers with professional adult artists.
Fans headed to see Ben Folds this fall should remember to grab their keys, their ticket and a pen and paper. A good throwing arm would help, as well.
Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love released an autobiography that covers the long and, at times, tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts of his personal life.
Founding Mexican Moonshine Tequila has been educational for Roger and Alisa Clyne. The Tempe couple learned, in particular, that the musician’s name wasn’t going to carry the brand.
Kaitlin Murdock has been so entrenched with dancing for most of her 22 years that she barely remembers her stage debut at age 4. The feelings shared between her and her audiences, though, are unforgettable.
There will be plenty of singing – and swinging – next month as Studio 3 Performing Arts in Gilbert presents “Tarzan the Stage Musical.”
Northern Arizona-raised Michelle Branch needed to release an album. After a tempestuous relationship with her label, Warner Bros., and the end of her marriage, it was time to get back in the studio and spill her feelings.
Outside of the beloved musical “The Music Man,” Broadway shows and marching bands don’t seem to intersect that often. The upcoming Drums Across the Desert drum corps show offers a rare opportunity for fans of both forms of music to enjoy themselves.
Young East Valley thespians will populate the cast of a production next weekend of “The Little Mermaid,” a pop culture phenomenon since the 1989 release of the Disney animated film.
When Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert approached M. Seth Reines about directing a production of the hit Broadway musical “Aida,” he jumped at the chance. An experienced stage director, he had already done three other productions at Hale this year, but this one hit close to home.
Actor Rob Lowe will conduct an “experiment,” as he likes to say. On Friday, May 12, the “Parks and Recreation” veteran will debut his one-man show, “Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends,” at the Mesa Arts Center. If he has fun, it could become an ongoing project.
“No Time for Sergeants” brings laughs and nostalgia to Hale Centre Theatre. Regarded as the funniest comedy written about the U.S. Armed Forces, “Sergeants” is a comedy for and about the military men and women who served our nation in World War II.
Elyse Blunt loves her job. After all, several nights a week she entertains thousands of kids and, OK, their parents portraying Elmo in “Elmo Makes Music.”
Traveling and performing standup is old hat for comedian Sinbad. After more than 30 years in the business, it still doesn’t get old.
Louis Sachar’s popular children’s books will come to life on stage beginning March 3 when Gilbert’s Studio 3 Performing Arts presents “Sideways Stories from Wayside School.”
Students in the East Valley are strumming guitars, belting out festive tunes on trumpets and singing passionate melodies in mariachi ensembles to celebrate Mexican culture.
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, East Valley Jewish Community Center and city of Chandler are co-sponsoring a Holocaust play as part of the community’s annual Celebration of Unity.
A sixth-generation circus performer, Giovanni Zoppé is a fan of mixing up his show each year. The 2017 Zoppé: An Italian Family Circus, which comes to the Chandler Center for the Arts from Dec. 27 to Jan. 8, is no different.
Twenty years ago, when Paul O’Neill told his parents he was going to be a musician, his mom said to God: Please don’t let him starve.
Scores of East Valley singers will be featured as the Tempe Community Chorus presents its silver anniversary concert at Mesa Arts Center on Friday.
A quick glance through the traditional holiday repertoire—“The Nutcracker,” “A Christmas Carol,” “Messiah,” traditional carols, big band holiday tunes, etc. —shows a decidedly European and coastal American influence. Meanwhile, Arizona's holiday claim to fame begins and ends with Irving Berl…
Depending on your past experience, the phrase “children's choir” might cause an involuntary cringe. Little kids are cute, but you can only take so much off-tune singing before the cuteness wanes.
If the composers Peter Tchaikovsky and George Handel were alive, they’d be very wealthy men. Every winter, their music is heard throughout the land as the very epitome of Christmas: Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Handel’s “Messiah.” Ditto Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
Two years ago, Irish performers Celtic Thunder pondered their next move. After nine years on the road, more than 10 PBS specials and multiple CDs, Celtic Thunder decided it was time to honor its career with “Legacy” volumes one and two.
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Bob Hope tribute show
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Gilbert is cooking.
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Jon Carr is everybody’s neighbor in Northeast Mesa.