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This coming week marks the birthday of a man who Bing Crosby called, “the beginning and the end of music in America.” Born in the sweltering heat of a New Orleans’ August, the grandson of former slaves, and suffering abject poverty, that man was Louis Armstrong.
There’s nothing like the wind-in-your-hair feeling of the open road. Interestingly, our state boasts the longest contiguous stretches of one of the most storied highways in America — Route 66, also known as The Mother Road. The route — which opened in 1926 and originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif. — was a key thoroughfare for families migrating west during the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s. It soon came to symbolize freedom and opportunity and still remains one of the most recognizable symbols of Americana around the world.
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Three-time Grammy winner and roots music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ will perform songs from his new album, “BLUESAmericana,” along with favorites from his 20-year career May 15 at Mesa Arts Center.
You can hear some good ol’ down home music in Gilbert this weekend.
Over the years there have been countless interpretations of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz,” including the 1939 Oscar-winning film starring Judy Garland. The latest stage adaptation, featuring original music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, plays Feb. 4-9 at ASU Gammage and includes all the beloved characters along with a few new songs and some high-tech theater magic.
Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year.
Immerse yourself in all things western at this antique and art show featuring more than 150 western and Indian artists displaying rugs, bead work, vintage firearms, Hollywood mementos, western books and photography and historic saddles and bridles.
This undated image provided by New York's Empire State Development agency shows a sidewalk scene from the town of Woodstock, N.Y. The famous Woodstock concert was actually held in another locale, Bethel, N.Y., but the town of Woodstock retains a colorful, counterculture feel. It's one of a number of places to visit and sightsee in the Hudson Valley. (AP Photo/NYSDED, Darren McGee)
Say “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and you’ll likely stir up images of Snoopy, Kermit or Sponge Bob balloons or memories from childhood of sitting around the television while the smell of cooking turkey fills the living room.
Brighton Collectibles at San Tan Village in Gilbert has Chosen EVIT’s BAMM program as its charity this year. The store will host a kick-off party 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, June 2, and will give 20 percent of everything sold that evening to the Broadcasting/Audio Production & Media Marketing (BAMM) program.
SEATTLE — It's hard to miss the enormous 20-foot-wide American flag on the side of Richard Ormbrek's home. Comprised of around 180 tiles painted with scenes of Americana against a background of red and white stripes, the flag pops from the orange cedar shingles with traffic-stopping audacity.
This April, 2013 photo shows a detail of a 20-foot-wide American flag on the side of Richard Ormbrek's home in Seattle. The flag is made up of around 180 individual hand-painted tiles depicting scenes of Americana. Ormbrek periodically rotates the tiles and replaces some with thematic scenes for various holidays. (AP Photo/Cedar Burnett)
Indie-folk artist Jay Nash will be performing in the Valley’s very own The Rhythm Room Wednesday, May 22 with fellow performer David Ramirez.
Hard rocker Tom Keifer would be among the first to say that life doesn’t go as planned. The long-time musician, best known for his lead role in the band Cinderella, released his first solo album – ”The Way Life Goes” – April 30 after a 10-year process and a long struggle with partial vocal chord paralysis — the ruination of many music careers.
Zaharis Elementary's Lemonade Club presented $414 to Academy Award winner, author and musician Jeff Bridges, international spokesperson for Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry, last week. Principal Mike Oliver shared this story:
While the pool, which once sat in the center of the courtyard of Mesa’s Starlite Motel, has long since been filled in, the Diving Lady will again plunge from her perch on Main Street this coming Tuesday.
This undated photo provided by Orin McMonigle shows one of the few pest species, Periplaneta americana, a white eye mutation that is no longer known to exist in the wild and has been maintained in captivity since 1943. McMonigle says that if pet roaches were to escape, the only danger would be to the insects themselves. They can't survive in the typical home, where the temperature and humidity are unsuitable and they can't find food. (AP Photo/Orin McMonigle)
Mesa Arts Center is inviting music lovers — or workers needing a change of scenery on their lunch breaks — to enjoy free concerts 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 11 in its outdoor Wells Fargo Garden.
New West Guitar Group: This up-and-coming jazz trio tour in support of their new album “Round-Trip Ticket,” which blends traditional and Americana sounds.
The nationally known Mill Avenue New Year's Eve party in Tempe is making some changes and some cutbacks.