ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • January 2012

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The Arts Dept. – ArtWalk celebates Arizona’s Centennial
Foundation Builders – 3rd annual Susan’s Run for young adult cancer
What’s The Buzz – Live Music happening in Scottsdale Arts District
The Vinyl Analysis – Time-tested songwriter one of 2011’s big losses
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


The
ArtsDept.

ArtWalk celebates Arizona’s Centennial

The Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk will once again bring the finest of Arizona-style artistry to the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District on Thurs., Feb. 16 from 7-9pm. The 8th annual event is hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) in conjunction with American Art Collector magazine and the City of Scottsdale and will be fantastic addition to the lineup of official Centennial events. Celebrate Arizona’s 100th birthday with live music, artist receptions and more!

The Scottsdale ArtWalk is located in the Scottsdale Arts District, featuring 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.

Fate Final

Additional information and a calendar of individual gallery events is available via the Scottsdale Arts District website at www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Media: Full press release available
Image: "Fate Final" by Ken Peloke, Expressions Gallery. High-resolution available upon request.


FoundationBuilders

3rd annual Susan’s Run for young adult cancer

The Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation has announced the 3rd Annual Susan's Run for Young Adult Cancer on February 18 @ 8:00 AM at Kiwanis Park, Tempe.Susan's Run

Pre-registration is now open with fees that are lower than on-site registration. Those who pre-register can also create or join an existing team of participants. All participants who register before February 14 are automatically entered into a drawing for a new iPad2. The event features both 5K and 10K running events which are chip-timed.

Diagnosed with colon cancer at age 25, Mortensen passed away only 5 months after she learned she had this disease. Susan was named an all-state cross country and track participant 7 times during her 4 years at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona. She went on to compete at the University of Arizona for four years where she was named to the PAC-10 All-Academic Team. After her graduation, she returned to the Phoenix area where she worked in marketing and event promotion until her death in 2008.

Throughout her life, Susan was cognizant of the needs of others. Her compassion and friendship benefited people throughout the world. Following her death, Susan's friends and family formed the Susan Mortensen Turley Foundation in her honor. This non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization sponsors One Weekend Away for young adult cancer patients and their families.

Read more at http://www.susanmturley.org


What'sTheBuzz

Live Music happening in Scottsdale Arts District

New this month in the Scottsdale Arts District are expanded musician locations for both the “Thursday Tunes” and “Saturday Sounds” music series at ArtWalk. Look for several new faces to pop up and provide ambience for the galleries as part of the Arts District’s Street Performer Program.

Thursday Tunes January 2012 Performances

Thursday, Jan. 5, 7 to 9 pm
John Calvert – Folk, jazz and classical from this superb guitarist
Location: next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way

Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 to 9 pmTeneia Sanders
Teneia Sanders – A folky-funky solo artist on the rise
Location: next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way

Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 to 9 pm
Ben Scolaro, jazz piano – New spot starts to support YEA! and Shine Coffee location
Location: in front of Casa de Artistas at NW corner of Main St. & Marshall Way

Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 to 9 pm – in conjunction with A Taste of Art ArtWalk
Elijah Bossenbroek – All-original classical pianist brings the passion
Location: next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 to 9 pm
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop
Location: next to Method Art Gallery on Marshall Way

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 to 9 pm
John Meier, jazz guitar – New spot starts to support YEA! and Shine Coffee location
Location: in front of Casa de Artistas at NW corner of Main St. & Marshall Way

Saturday Sounds January 2012 Performances

Saturday, Jan. 7, 1-3 pm
Josh Foster – Infectious pop-rock lead singer-guitarist, unplugged!
Location: in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road

Saturday, Jan. 14, 1-3 pm
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop
Location: in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road

Saturday, Jan. 21, 1-3 pm
Michael Broyles – Contemporary jazz keyboard classics and originals
Location: in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road

Saturday, Jan. 28, 1-3 pm
Elijah Bossenbroek – All-original classical pianist brings the passion
Location: in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road

Image: Teneia Sanders


TheVinylAnalysis

Time-tested songwriter one of 2011’s big lossesGerry Rafferty

Songwriter aficionados passed the word this past year that Gerry Rafferty was no longer with us. Who? Maybe not a giant name in rock history, but Rafferty’s group Stealer’s Wheel clicked with the single “Stuck in the Middle with You” and his superb solo album City to City featured the still-cool "Baker Street" (now a staple on oldies radio) and many other memorable cuts as well. He's one of those guys who might not have been taken seriously enough way back when because he wrote "hits," but Rafferty’s intelligent, melodic stuff definitely holds up over time and there’s a body of work worth re-exploring. His vinyl has been spotted in local bins, and comes with more lasting enjoyment than a lot of the bigger names. – bob henschen


RockPoetry101

“Go first in the world, go forth with your fears
remember a price must be paid.
Be always too soon, be never too fast
at a time when all bets must be laid.
Beware of the darkness, be kind to your children
remember the woman who waits.
And the house you live in will never fall down
if you pity the stranger who stands at your gate.”
– by Gordon Lightfoot, “The House You Live In” from Summertime Dream (Reprise Records). Footnote: Lightfoot’s poetic liner notes for this album show him to clearly be the Canadian Walt Whitman.


NewCalendarNews

Media Calendar Editors – Please Include Us!
Thursday Tunes January 2012

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

Thursday Tunes Concert Series 7-9pm
along Main Street and Marshall Way
Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
See above for scheduled musicians
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Every Saturday

Saturday Sounds Concert Series 1-3pm
along Main Street and Marshall WaySaturday Sounds January 2012
Downtown Scottsdale Arts District
See above for scheduled musicians
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thursday, February 16

Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk, FREE                       
Hosted by the Scottsdale Gallery Association
Throughout Scottsdale Arts District
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

Thursday, March 1

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



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