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What’s The Buzz – Announcing 2012 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts
This Just In – Scottsdale ArtWalk fixing to celebrate 38th year
Lights Up – Musicians sought for online auditions
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


Announcing 2012 Fall Tempe Festival of the Arts

Watch for some cool new entertainments at the Tempe Festival of the Arts when it returns to the Mill Avenue District from November 30 thru December 2. Now in its 44th year as one of the West’s premier outdoor events, the weekend festival boasts more than 400 artists and craftspeople. Mark your calendar!

Tempe Festival of the Arts

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38th Anniverary ArtWalk celebrates Scottsdale’s "original"
ARTIST: Susanne Nyberg, TITLE: Castle Hot Springs CreekARTIST: Susanne Nyberg, TITLE: Castle Hot Springs Creek

Scottsdale ArtWalk began in the mid-‘70s as a fun, casual walkaroundbetween a cool concentration of impressive art galleries. And so it is today. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the 38th Anniversary ArtWalk kicks off another great season of art admiring and people watching along Main Street and Marshall Way. These days there are “artwalks” everywhere, but this is “America’s Original ArtWalk.”

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Image: "Castle Hot Springs Creek" by Susanne Nyberg, May Gallery


Musicians sought for online auditions

The call’s going out from Southwest Arts & Music (SAM) for proposals, bios and samples from solo performers, duos and others willing to perform on street corners and artistic alcoves. Folk, pop, jazz, classical, funk, world…you name it, there’s usually a niche for it. SAM also produces its Soliloquies® songwriter showcase at ArtWalk and other Valley locations. Allow us to determine whether your act meets our criteria... visit, click “Events” and then see contacting and submission procedures under “Scottsdale Street Performer Program.”

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“What’s the difference being different
when it’s difference now that looks alike?”
– From “Natural To Be Gone” by John Hartford from Gentle On My Mind (RCA), an album with as many amazingly original songs per capita as Meet the Beatles.


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Every Wednesday
Terroir Wine Pub
Open mic night featuring Angela Alvarez
Terroir Wine Pub
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Every Thursday

Scottsdale ArtWalk is every week, 7-9pm, FREE

Sunday, August 19

ASU Downtown Campus
411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Live music from Super Stereo and more

October 11-13

Apache Lake Music Festival
Tickets available on August 18th, $40 for all 3 days

Thursday, October 18

38th Anniversary ArtWalk, 7-9pm
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District

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