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One World, Many Voices’
Through Aug. 31
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
602-495-0901
The exhibit, included with regular museum admission, showcases instruments, videos, and over 40 images of Canyon Records artists, including R. Carlos Nakai, Tony Duncan, Radmilla Cody, and others. View rare items from Canyon’s 65-year history including memorabilia from the beginning of the company in the early 1950s. Guests can take home the gallery soundtrack, available as a CD in the museum gift shop.

‘Sonoran Shades’ Opening Reception
5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-254-7399, ext. 105
The public is invited to the free opening reception of this exhibit of paintings by Robert P. Meyer. Meet the artist, enjoy live music by Nick Heward and no-host bar in Bob’s Spot Lounge. Sonoran Shades is an exploration of shades of color in the desert southwest. Robert draws and paints the spectrum as he sees it, bright and big. Metered street parking is available, or park for $6 at the Arizona Center (Fillmore/5th Street) weekdays after 5 p.m. Purchase validation at the Herberger Theater Box Office before the reception. For information, contact Laurene Austin at laustin@HerbergerTheater.org.

‘The Brockway Experience’
A/C Theatre Company
Aug. 4-19
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-2151
See some of the Valley’s top musical theater performers let loose in a rock concert setting. “Brockway” re-imagines and re-orchestrates songs from Broadway musicals as Hard Rock music. Tickets are $26 general admission in the Hardes Theater, and $17 for students, seniors and members of the military. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.

Orpheus Male Chorus Auditions
6-7 p.m. Aug. 8 & 15
Central United Methodist Church
1875 N. Central Ave.
602-271-9396
Prepared music is not required for the audition. Weekly rehearsals are scheduled each Tuesday evening from 7-9:30 p.m. at the same location. Orpheus’ membership of volunteer singers, ranging from talented choral enthusiasts to professional musicians, currently stands at more than 90 members. The organization is seeking to rapidly expand its membership. Visit www.orpheus.org.

ProMusica Auditions
7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8
Crosswinds Presbyterian Church
20125 N. 15th Ave.
ProMusica Arizona will be holding auditions for both the Chorale and Orchestra. For the Chorale, all voices are welcome to audition. Vocalists should be able to read music and have experience in choral singing. A one-minute prepared song is required. Accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music. For the Orchestra, auditions for all instruments are welcome. Instrumentalists need to have an intermediate/advanced skill level. A one-minute prepared piece is required. Accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals for both the Chorale and Orchestra are on Tuesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. Chorale rehearsals are held at Sunrise Methodist Church, 19234 N. 7th Ave. Orchestra rehearsals are held at Crosswinds Presbyterian Church. For an audition appointment, contact Patti Graetz at pgraetz@pmaz.org.

‘Shrek the Musical’
Valley Youth Theatre
Aug. 11-27
Herberger Theater
222 E. Monroe
602-252-8497
A Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. An unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Tickets are $20-$38.50 plus fees. Visit www.herbergertheater.org.

‘ELAN’
Convergence Ballet
Aug. 12-13
P.V. Community College, Center for the Performing Arts
18401 N. 32nd St.
602-787-7738
For years, dancers and choreographers have been coming to Arizona from all over the world to work with Convergence Ballet Company. This year, for its fifth season, Convergence welcomes three new dancers: Jadyn Reddy, Dustin Crumbaugh, and Giulia Spinelli. These new additions will join CBC’s returning dancers at the company’s summer performance. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 general admission. Visit https://www.paradise valley.edu/cpa.

Dinner and a Show
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12
Coup Des Tartes
1725 E. Osborn Road
602-212-1082
We3, a music group from Phoenix, will perform. When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who sang lead tenor for the Ink Spots) lost her father in January of 2016, she combined talents with Suzanne Lansford (violin) and Nicole Pesce (piano) to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots songs, one of them being “We Three.” There is a $25 per person food/beverage minimum. For more information or reservations, call or visit http://www.nicetartes.com.

Jazz Vocalist Alice Tatum
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
The Nash
110 E. Roosevelt St.
602-795-0464
Valley favorite Alice Tatum is an award-winning and critically acclaimed singer who has been a fixture on the Phoenix music scene for more than 30 years. She is an accomplished jazz vocalist, as well as excelling in pop music genres. Tickets are $20 adults and $10 students. Visit www.thenash.org.

Student Art Exhibit Reception
4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Ave.
Featuring the artwork of AP Art students from Sunnyslope and Washington high schools. The show will continue through Sept. 3. Admission is free, and some artwork will be available for purchase. Thirty percent of the sale price will help fund art projects at the church. Hosted by the Beatitudes Art Council. For more information, contact Marcia Nix at 602-274-8992.

Rural Route Film Festival
Touring Program:
Short Films and Animations
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St.
Hosted by No Festival Required, The Rural Route Film Festival mission is to screen works that deal with rare people and cultures outside of the bustle of the city, as well as cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 advance online (plus service charge), $12 day of show, $11, with student ID. For tickets, visit http://www.ruralroute.brownpapertickets.com.

‘Mamma Mia’
Sept. 6-Oct. 15
Phoenix Theatre
100 E. McDowell Road
602-254-3151
A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Cleverly told through the songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. Tickets are $35-$85. Visit http://www.phoenixtheatre.com.

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