Entertainment

Showing Their Respects: Aretha Franklin’s story told through theatrical concert

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Christina Sajous was a child in the Bronx, she and her mom listened to Aretha Franklin as they cleaned their apartment...

What a Gem: Xtra Ticket musician grew up surrounded by minerals

By Marc Fleischer Some people know Evan A. Jones as a member of Xtra Ticket, a Grateful Dead tribute band that started in 1994. The...

Honoring His Home Country: The Romantics’ Wally Palmar supports Ukraine efforts

BY Christina Fuoco-Karasinski As the lead singer of the power-pop band The Romantics, Wally Palmar ran into former Detroit hero Alice Cooper plenty of times.  When...

Phoenix December Calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 “Home for the Holidays,” 6 p.m., repeats December 2 to December 3, December 7 to December 10, December 14 to December 17,...

‘Doo Wopified’: Broadway veterans pay tribute to the greats — on their terms

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski With credits like “Jersey Boys,” “Motown: The Musical” and “A Bronx Tale,” a group of charismatic Broadway actors wanted to fill their...

‘Losing him was horribly tragic’: Al Pitrelli keeps Paul O’Neill and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s spirit...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Al Pitrelli lives for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra tours.  The music director and lead guitarist will bring an updated presentation of TSO’s “The Ghost...

Happy Return: Joe Bonamassa keeps it fresh on new tour

By Alan Sculley For the first 20 years of Joe Bonamassa’s career, one constant was always touring. Even as he maintained a schedule that saw...

Musical Chameleon: Performers come together to celebrate David Bowie

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Former David Bowie music director Adrian Belew misses the legendary “thin white duke,” who died in 2016 at age 69. “He was a...

November Phoenix Events Calendar

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 Game Day: Mahjongg, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Humana Neighborhood Center, 5943 E. McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, free, 480-325-4707, humananeighborhoodcenter.com Bingo,...

Filling a Void: Anthony Solimini hosting senior comedy contest

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Anthony Solimini is a longtime comedian and a baby boomer. Lately, he’s noticed clubs and festivals don’t cater to those over 50.  So,...