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Patti LuPone: The Gypsy in My Soul, March 3, SCPA. The two-time Tony Award winner performs songs from her life both on and off the Broadway stage. Tom Chapin’s “Building Bridges Family Concert,” March 3, HCPA. Three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin’s music teaches life lessons about diversity, anti-violence, healthy choices, tolerance, respect and environmental responsibility. Pauly, through March 4, SUL. Comedian of “Adopted” and “Opposite Day” renown. “Rockin’ the White House,” through March 4, TCA Studio. All 223 years of 44 U.S. presidents come to life in a high-energy, multimedia world premiere of “Rock the Presidents” musical revue by Childsplay. Tickets: www.childsplayaz.org ASU Concerts at The Center: A Trumpet Festival, March 5, SCPA. Trumpeter and ASU Regents Professor David Hickman, the ASU Trumpet Ensemble, Mariachi Trumpets and pianist Miriam Hickman perform the music of Rafael Méndez and other Spanish and Mexican composers. National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry, March 5, MAC Ikeda. National Geographic Live Series features stunning por- traits of our planet’s ocean realm. Peter Frampton, March 7, MAC Ikeda. A three-hour show featuring a complete perfor- mance of Frampton Comes Alive! Greg Fishman and Judy Roberts – Red- Hot Chicago Jazz, March 7, KCC. Part of the “Jazz in Concert” series, ever-popular Chicago


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natives Judy Roberts on piano and vocals, Greg Fishman on sax, and Neal Seroka on bass and guitar provoke cravings for hot dogs and Cubs’ seats with their Windy City ways. Tucson bassist and Chicago native Scott Black joins in on drums. “Jack and the Beanstalk” puppet show, March 7-18, GAPT. A funny version of the tradi- tional tale about a wicked, not-so-bright giant, a brave little boy and an overgrown beanstalk. Los Thieves Duo “Folk-Pop,” March 8, MAC WFG. “Folk-Pop” music performed as one of the “Out to Lunch Concert Series” of free, live, outdoor lunchtime concerts on Thursdays. Close Encounters with Music: Grand Piano Quartets – Brahms and Schumann, March 8, SCPA. Cellist Yehuda Hanani offers commentary and joins pianist Lydia Artymiw, violinist Arnaud Sussmann and violist Toby Appel in a performance of piano quartets. Liam Mackey and Tim Sadow, March 8, MAC WFG. Rollicking traditional and original Irish tunes performed as one of the “Out to Lunch Concert Series” of free, live, outdoor lunchtime concerts on Thursdays. An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, March 9, MAC Ikeda. The Emmy and Tony award-win- ning comedienne continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media. American Chamber Players, March 9, GCUMC. The Gold Canyon Arts Council presents the season's final “Canyon Sounds” perfor- mance. “Aida,” March 9-11, PSH. Arizona Opera pre- sents Giuseppe Verdi’s epic 1871 masterpiece showing the collision of love and patriotic duty.


Venue index


GAPT – Great AZ Puppet Theater 302 W. Latham St., Phoenix Box office: 602-262-2050 HCPA – Higley Center for the Performing Arts 4132 E. Pecos Rd., Gilbert Tickets: www.higleyarts.org, 480-840-0457 KCC – Kerr Cultural Center 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Tickets: www.jazzinaz.org, 480-596-2660 MAC – Mesa Arts Center Ikeda – Ikeda Theater; Piper – Piper Theater; WFG – Wells Fargo Garden 1 E. Main St., Mesa PSH – Phoenix Symphony Hall 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix Box office: Symphony Hall 602-262-7272, Phoenix Symphony 602-495-1999 SCPA – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts VGPT – Virginia G. Piper Theater 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale Box office: 480-499-8587 TCA – Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery; Studio 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe Tickets: www.tempe.gov/TCA, 480-350-2822


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AZ Arts Chronicles Twenty-five incarcerated women, ages


23 to 50, will participate in a public perfor- mance inside the Estrella Jail at 2939 W. Durango St. in Phoenix on Sun., March 4. For six weeks prior to the performance, the inmates met weekly for training in move- ment, visual arts, creative writing and sto- rytelling focused on this year’s theme “The Evolution of Self: There is Value in the Valley.” Part of ASU Gammage’s Journey Home: An Arts Experience for Incarcerated Women, this arts residency program has reached nearly 300 inmates in 10 years.


The inaugural Parents Against Drugs’


Food and Jazz Benefit with Chef Paul and Friends brings together jazz bands, celebrity chefs and athletes as Chef Paul of Chandler works “to bring awareness to drug use related to the deaths of our chil- dren.” The event takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Sun., March 25 at 910 Live at 910 N. McClintock Dr., near Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway and McClintock in Tempe.


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