ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • December 2011

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This Just In – Celebrate the seasons with Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk
The Arts Dept. – Hey mister, want to buy a 52 million-year-old horse?
Street Scene – “Saturday Sounds” music series on Main Street
Short Takes – “Thursday Tunes” on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Rotations – Finally, a jazz holiday CD that captures the spirit
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


This
JustIn

Celebrate the seasons with Fiesta Bowl ArtWalkFiesta Bowl ArtWalk

The annual Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk will once again liven up the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 7-9pm. The ArtWalk is hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) in celebration of the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Football Classic.

This year's 14th annual Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk will feature special shows, artist receptions and more! Featured art to be shown at individual galleries can be noted at www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

There will also be live music on the streets from classic folk-rockers Ronnie Glover with Jack Alves, new bluegrass from John Burton of Fire Ridge, jazz from Michael Broyles, and solo sets from Josh Foster and Angela Leavitt. Music is sponsored in part by the City of Scottsdale’s “Thursday Tunes” series (more info at SouthwestArtsMusic.com).

Scottsdale ArtWalk and the Scottsdale Arts District feature dozens of fine art galleries just west of Scottsdale Rd. along Main Street and on Marshall Way north of Indian School Road to Fifth Avenue. There’s lots of free parking and free trolley or carriage rides to all corners of the Arts District.

More details about this and other outstanding ArtWalk events upcoming can be found at www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Image: Artist Gennaro Garcia, Calvin Charles Gallery


TheArtsDept.

Hey mister, want to buy a 52 million-year-old horse?

Horse fossilThe world’s oldest known equine fossil, a 52 million-year-old horse dubbed “Dawn,” is now on the “trading block” via Scottsdale’s Touchstone Gallery. Discovered in Wyoming – on a working Arabian Horse ranch no less! –  Protorohippus venticolum may be the earliest horse species currently known to man, measuring approximately two feet long and 12 inches tall at the shoulder when it walked the Earth during the Eocene period and grazed among other ancient creatures. A photo of “Dawn” appears in the October edition of National Geographic. The one-of-a-kind ancestral horse was unearthed by a third generation quarry master at the rich Green River Formation on private lands, the Lewis Ranch, near Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming. A beautiful resin casting in limestone of the fossil (one of six exact replicas created by the Field Museum) is now on display in the Scottsdale Arts District at Touchstone (4168 N. Marshall Way) and the detail is absolutely amazing. The original fossil remains in a secured, climate-controlled vault near Salt Lake City, and can be viewed there only by arrangement through Touchstone manager Teresa Lewis. It’s priced to sell at $2.25 million. Call 480-874-8385 for more information or visit www.Touchstone-Gallery.net.

Image: "Dawn" horse fossil at Touchstone Gallery


StreetScene

“Saturday Sounds” music series on Main Street

Saturday Sounds performances are presented by the Scottsdale Arts District in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale. The music series is free to the public and spotlights some of the Valley’s best pop, rock and jazz musicians at the ArtWalk in downtown Scottsdale’s Arts District. Hear great music and check out dozens of art galleries from 1-3 pm every Saturday thru April. More details at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Saturdays, 1-3 pm, FREE
Scottsdale ArtWalk at northwest corner of Main Street & Scottsdale RoadAngela Leavitt

December 2011 Performances:

Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-3 pm, in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Angela Leavitt – Jazzy folk songstress is becoming an ArtWalk regular

Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-3 pm, in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop

Saturday, Dec. 17, 1-3 pm, in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Sherry Finzer – Holiday sounds from ArtWalk’s flute meister

Saturday, Dec. 24, 1-3 pm
DARK - Holiday

Saturday, Dec. 31, 1-3 pm

DARK - Holiday

Image: Angela Leavitt

ShortTakes

“Thursday Tunes” on Marshall Way during ArtWalk

Thursday Tunes at ArtWalk music events are presented by the Scottsdale Arts District in conjunction with the Scottsdale Gallery Association and the City of Scottsdale. The series is FREE to the public and spotlights some of the Valley’s up-and-coming pop, rock and jazz talent on Marshall Way Marshall Way. Hear great music and check out dozens of art galleries from 7 to 9pm every Thursday through April. More details at ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
Scottsdale ArtWalk near Method Art Gallery on Marshall WayCarole Pellatt

December 2011 Performances:

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 to 9 pm, next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way
Sherry Finzer – Holiday music and classical sounds from outstanding flutist

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 to 9 pm, next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way
Elijah Bossenbroek – All-original classical pianist brings the passion

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 to 9 pm, next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop

Thursday, Dec. 22, 7 to 9 pm, next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way
Grady Soine – Magical keyboard sounds in a holiday spirit.

Thursday, Dec. 29, 7 to 9 pm, next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way
Michael Broyles – Contemporary jazz keyboard classics and originals

Image: Carole Pellatt


Rotations

Finally, a jazz holiday CD that captures the spirit

Inner JourneysAmong his many other talents, two attributes jazz pianist-composer Bob Ravenscroft has in abundance are a limitless imagination and a playful spirit. Jazz cats playing Christmas music is nothing new, indeed most of such fare is pretty average and predictable. But Have Yourself an Inner Journeys Christmas by Ravenscroft’s trio Inner Journeys is anything but mundane. It’s a refreshing seasonal romp, and it’s live no less. Recorded a year ago during a holiday concert at Sacred Grounds Jazz Coffeehouse right here in Scottsdale, the CD ranges from the pensively sublime to the hilarious and unexpected. The keyboardist and his bandmates Dwight Kilian (bass) and Rob Moore (drums) crack each other up on “Jingle Bells” and “Winter Wonderland” but tug at the heartstrings, too, witness “O Tannenbaum.” And the intricate interplay of “The Christmas Song” gives new meaning to the word “chestnut.” It all feels like family having a good time. This could be one holiday bauble you’ll want to spin every year. – Henschen


RockPoetry101

“Tell us of grand projects never finished
with somebody else to blame.
And all the reasons
that your fame never did arrive,
Mr. Shuck ‘n’ Jive.”
– by Jimmy Webb, “Mr. Shuck ‘n’ Jive,” recorded by Art Garfunkel on Watermark (Columbia), joined for a scatted chorus by the wonderful and quirky Bob Dorough


NewCalendarNews

Media Calendar Editors – Please Include Us!


Every Thursday
ArtWalk The Line
Scottsdale ArtWalk is every week, 7-9pm, FREE

Every Thursday

Thursday Tunes Concert Series 7-9pm
in front of Calvin Charles Gallery
4201 North Marshall Way
Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
See above for scheduled musicians
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Every Saturday

Saturday Sounds Concert Series 1-3pm
Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
See above for scheduled musicians
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.comArtWalkers

Thursday, December 1-24

Holiday Small Works Show, FREE                       
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thursday, December 29

Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk, 7-9pm, FREE                       
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com



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