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NEW Boston’s, 400 W. University Drive, Tempe 85281, 480-517-5100: Jeremy Lappitt and Friends Lappitt-alto sax, Matt Williams-piano-vibes, Jacob Lauxman-guitar, John Sims-bass, Wes Anderson- drums, 9 p.m. Thurs. all-ages jam session, Fri. & Sat., free; food-beverages.


NEW DC Steak House, 98 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, Laurie Fagen-vocals, Richard Palalay-keys, 8-11 p.m. Aug. 6 & 20; Laurie Fagen- vocals, Frank Smith-keys, 8-11 p.m. Aug. 13 & 27; dc-steakhouse.com, 480-899-4400,


NEW Fired Up Grill, 7131 E. Ray Road formerly 56 East, Casa Paloma Shopping Center, via I-10 & Ray Road, Chandler: jazz jam session led by Aebi- Coulson Jazz Trio w/ Jimmy Nistico-sax, Tim Downs- drums, 7-10 p.m. Sun. 480-940-4040


NEW Fixx, 15 E. Seventh St. east of Mill Ave., Tempe, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., all-ages jam session led by Caleb Veazey-guitar, Branson Nejame- piano, Jerome Salazar-bass, Kevin Phillips-drums; 480-829-3420


Gold Bar Espresso, 3141 S. McClintock Drive, #6, Tempe, Jazz Alliance, 7:30-11 p.m. Fri & Sun., 480-839-3082, goldbarespresso.org.


Handlebar Pub and Grill, 650 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction: Carmine D’Amico-guitar, 7-10 p.m. Thurs.; 480-982-2091


ADVERTISEMENT GEM TALK August birthstone by Jane Rakhman, Rakhman Jewelers


Cool green peridot highlights August T ose celebrating birthdays in the hot month of August can get a cooling eff ect from the vivid


green of their birthstone, peridot, which is also considered the anniversary gemstone for the 16th year of marriage. Typically pronounced like the French “PEAR-a-doe” but sometimes “PEAR-a-dot,” it is derived from a Greek word meaning “to give richness.” Green gems were a popular choice on the red carpet


at this year’s Academy Awards, and singer Celine Dion word a yellow gold ring with a single peridot, sapphire and diamond from the recent Mediterranean Eden Collection. A very old gemstone, peridot was found in Egyptian


jewelry from the early 2nd millennium B.C. from a deposit on a small volcanic island in the Red Sea, about 45 miles off the Egyptian coast at Aswan, according to the International Colored Gemstone Association at www.gemstone.org. T e mine had been exhausted for some time, but in the mid-1990s, a rich deposit of the fi nest peridots were found in a 13,120-foot high pass in Pakistan and became a big sensation at gemstone fairs all round the world. T e largest cut peridot, now in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., weighs 319


carats and was found on the island Zabagad. In addition, in Russia there are some peridots cut from a meteorite that fell in 1749 in eastern Siberia. Other deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Sri Lanka, South


Africa, Tanzania and Arizona, where the mines on Peridot Mesa, near the Apache town of San Carlos are among the largest deposits in the world of this gem. T e rich, green color tinged with gold is caused by very fi ne traces of iron, and so peridot is oſt en


complemented by high karat yellow gold. At 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, it’s not particularly hard, but is easy to look aſt er and fairly robust. While not commonly seen in Arizona jewelry stores, Rakhman Jewelers has a wide selection of


Arizona peridot. QUESTION OF THE MONTH Where is the most recent and rich deposit of peridot found?


Find the answer in this issue’s Rakhman ad. T en call Jane Rakhman at 480-857-9707 or email Jane@RakhmanJewelers.com with the answer, and include your full name and a telephone number (not for publication). All names with correct answers will go into a basket and one winner will be chosen to receive a free CITIZEN watch. One entry per family, please.


Answer to the July question:


What family of minerals is the ruby from?? Rubies are from the corundum family of minerals.


Kokopelli Winery and Bistro, 35 W. Boston St., Chandler: Vandal-Hancock Duo, Matt Vandal & Devon Hancock-jazz guitars, Fri., Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m.; Stan Sorenson Duo, 7-10 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9; 480-792-6927


La Stalla Cucina Rustica, 68 W. Buffalo St., Chandler: Laurie Fagen-jazz vocals + Frank Smith - keyboard, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 28; Vandal-Hancock Duo, Matt Vandal & Devon Hancock-jazz guitars, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 14. 480-855-9990,lastallacr.com


Lone Butte Casino, Verona Chophouse, 1077 S. Kyrene Road, Gila River Reservation, Kyrene exit from I-10 to Santan 202 east, or 101 south to Santan 202 west, 21 and older, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sun. Jazz Brunch: Bridget & The Aug Jazz Duo, first-third Sun.; Delphine Cortez-Joel Robin Jazz Duo, second- fourth Sun.; 1-800-WIN-GILA 946-4452


Mesa Active Adult Center, 247 N. Macdonald St., Mesa, Burgie Crandall’s Big Band, 1-3:30 p.m. Tues., $5; 480-962-5612,


Pesto’s Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Road, Suite 4 NE corner Dobson Road, Chandler: John Knowlton Trio Knowlton-guitar, Eric Bart or Dick Curtis-guitar, Dennis Sexton-bass 7-11 p.m. Sat.; 480-821-2949


Pita Jungle Restaurant, 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler, jazz jam led by Pita Jungle Trio of Dave Ihlenfeld-piano, Pete Gitlin-guitar-bass, Andy Ziker- drums 7-10 p.m., Thurs. 480-855-3232


NEW Pizza Mart, 1329 E. Main St., Mesa, Cheryl’s Cats and Jammers Band Gary Church-cornet, Joe Hopkins-clarinet, Dick Obermiller-bass, Roy Calhoun- drums, 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, then every Wed. in Sept.; 480-962-4233


NEW DAY Robbie Fox’s Public House, 640 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, all-ages jazz jam led by Jeff Libman-guitar, Andrew Schiller-bass, Ryan Anthony- drums, 3-6 p.m. Sun., robbiefoxs.com, presented by jamnjazzproductions.com; 480-642-6442


NEW Studio Vino Wine Bar, 1825 E. Guadalupe, Suite 105, Tempe: Vintage Flight contemporary jazz duo, Jacob Lauxman-guitar, Michael Moynihan- sax, 6-9 p.m. alternate Wed. Aug. 3, etc., food; 480-897-1800


Warren’s Jazz Bistro, 1451 E. Williams Field Road, SW corner Val Vista Road behind Kohl’s, Gilbert, Felix Sainz or Royce Murray alternate leading Sun. jam; warrenjazzbistro.com, 480-899-5299


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