ARIZONA'S ENTERTAINMENT TIP SHEET • October 2011

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The Arts Dept. – Holiday Small Works Show begins December 1
Rotations – Grant Ferguson brings back rock guitar prowess
Musical Notes – Super Stereo goes back into the lab
Street Scene – "Saturday Sounds" music series on Main Street
Short Takes – "Thursday Tunes" on Marshall Way during ArtWalk
Rock Poetry 101 – Great lines from unsung heroes
New Calendar News – Latest, greatest upcoming events


The
ArtsDept.

Holiday Small Works Show begins December 1

As has become tradition here during the holiday season, the galleries in the Scottsdale Arts District are hosting their Holiday Shows on the same date, Thursday, December 1st. More than 40 galleries have come together to host their individual Holiday Shows featuring everything from traditional fine art, contemporary and abstract art to Native American pottery, glasswork, jewelry, Persian miniatures, artifacts and much more. Each gallery will feature artwork created by artists they represent.

The galleries in the Arts District of Old Town Scottsdale maintain a reputation as some of the foremost in the country as well as boasting international acclaim. The excellence of artwork shown here and the variety offered in such a small district gives these galleries a well deserved reputation as a destination to visit. Nearly every genre of art is available somewhere within the Arts District. Most of the biggest names in the American art scene are represented here as well as local, international and up-and-coming artists.Holiday Small Works Show

Participating galleries include Amery Bohling Fine Art, Bentley Gallery, Biltmore Gallery, Blue Rain Contemporary, Bonner David Gallery, Calvin Charles Gallery, Charles Pabst Gallery, Colores by Wilde Meyer, Esses Rare Object D’Art, Expressions in Bronze, Faust Gallery, Femmes Fatales & Fantasies, French Designer Jeweler, Gallery Russia, Gallery Andrea, Hatuma African Gallery, Joan Cawley Gallery, King Gallery, The Lawrence Gallery, Legacy Gallery, Lisa Sette Gallery, Mainview
Gallery, Marshal-LeKae Gallery, May Gallery, Method Art, Naked Horse Gallery, Nature Exposed Photography, Occasions! By Design, Old Territorial Indian Arts, Open Range Gallery, Ostrovsky Fine Art, Overland Gallery, Paul Scott Gallery, River Trading Post, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale Exhibition Gallery, The Signature Gallery, Simic Galleries, Touchstone Gallery, Trailside Gallery, Udinotti Galllery, Wilde Meyer Galleries and Xanadu Gallery.

For more details or gallery show schedules, visit ScottsdaleGalleries.com.


RotationsGrant Ferguson

Grant Ferguson brings back rock guitar prowess.

Rock guitar's glory years are about to roll again in the talented hands of Arizona’s own break-out artist, Grant Ferguson. Smack dab in the middle of a successful banking career, Ferguson cut the corporate ties, went back to his first love (music emanating from a Stratocaster) and cut a potent new CD, Decay & Devotion (Melodik Records), that will soon turn heads coast to coast. Phoenix gets its first taste when Ferguson’s power trio tops the bill at Hard Rock Café next month!

Guitar aficionados will want to catch Grant Ferguson’s new tunes live and in person when his official CD release party rocks Phoenix’s Hard Rock Café (3 South 2nd Street) on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 8pm. Joining him onstage will be another hot and unconventional Valley band, Urban Strings, an all-girl group that evolved out of a classical string quartet background into an electric entourage playing rock tunes on bodiless violins and cellos. Tickets available at the door or online at www.ticketweb.com. Call Hard Rock Phoenix at 602-261-7625 for directions.

GrantFergusonMusic.com


MusicalNotes

Super Stereo goes back into the lab

Tempe Electro Band Plays Preps For Version 2.0

It's been a year since Super Stereo threw their record deal signing party at the Rhythm Room, and what a year it's been. It's time for a little reflection as the band looks to the future of Futurepop.Super Stereo

It started with a major MTV video filmed in NYC, then they made the cover of Echo Mag. As their video climbed and stayed in the top of the MTV charts, PM Nightly and the gang were becoming ubiquitous on the live music circuit.

Pretty soon, multiple songs from their debut record This Is Futurepop aired on major TV shows (i.e. Parks and Recreation, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Real L Word, Bones, and Rizzoli and Isles). Then, for the entire back-to-school season, the video for Super Stereo's single “Life Passed Me By” was playing every hour in juniors' departments of Macy's across the U.S.

After a highly active few months, including a recent performance at the annual Rainbows Festival, the band is looking forward to prepping a new show for the die-hard fans and should be announcing special one-off sneak peeks through the end of the year.

Stay informed about show dates and happenings on the band's website, or join SuperU to have updates delivered directly to your inbox.

SuperStereoBand.com


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
Northwest corner of Main Street & Scottsdale Road

October 2011 Performances:

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Teneia Sanders – A folky-funky solo artist on the rise

Saturday, Oct. 29, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Tera Crisalida – Cool samba jazz in the buoyant Brazilian spirit

November 2011 Performances:Blaine Long

Saturday, Nov. 5, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Sherry Finzer – Eclectic flutist ranges from classical to World Beat

Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Greg Ansel – Leader of Wildfire has a huge repertoire of classic rock

Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
Blaine Long – All-original singer-songwriter on the upswing

Saturday, Nov. 26, 1-3 pm in front of Legacy Gallery at Main Street & Scottsdale Road
John Calvert – Folk, jazz and classical from this superb guitarist

Image: Blaine Long


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.Tera Crislida

Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
On Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale

October 2011 Performances:

Thursday, Oct. 20, 7 to 9 pm, in front of Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 to 9 pm, in front of Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way
Bossa Nossa – Rhythmic tunes with Mexican and Brazilian influences

November 2011 Performances:

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 to 9 pm, in front of Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way
Sherry Finzer – World music and classical sounds from outstanding flutist

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 to 9 pm, in front of Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way
Elijah Bossenbroek – All-original classical pianist brings the passion

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 to 9 pm, in front of Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way
Carole Pellatt – Acclaimed guitarist covers it all from blues to jazz to pop

Thursday, Nov. 24, 7 to 9 pm

DARK – Thanksgiving
RockPoetry101

"Fathers always build the dreams
Children tear apart [at] the seams."
– Janis Ian, “Don’t Cry, Old Man”, Aftertones (Columbia)


NewCalendarNews

Media Calendar Editors – Please Include Us!


Every Thursday

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.com

Saturday, November 19

Grant Ferguson – CD Release Show, 8pm
Hard Rock Café Phoenix
NE corner of 2nd St & Jefferson
with Urban Strings & Special Guests
www.GrantFergusonMusic.com

Thursday, December 1-24

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



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