First Saturday Concert Series
Paradise Valley Community College’s Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) will host a series of music concerts on the first Saturdays in September, October and November 2012. These free performances are presented on the CPA’s outdoor amphitheater stage from 6-8 p.m., and audience members are invited to bring a folding chair or blanket as the space accommodates lawn seating only. Cash donations will be accepted and concessions are cash only.
For more information about events in the Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa or call 602-787-7738. Box Office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and one hour prior to show.
The Center for the Performing Arts is conveniently located at 34th Street and Union Hills at the east end of the campus of Paradise Valley Community College in North Phoenix. Parking is free. For additional information or reservations, please call 602-787-7738 or on the internet at www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa.
PORANGUÍ – GRUPO LIBERDADE AND THE SAMBAZ DANCERS
6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1
Grupo Liberdade is a performance group dedicated to freedom of expression through Culture, Movement and Sound. We promote COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY & EMPOWERMENT drawing upon the traditional & contemporary rhythms of Brazil and beyond while bringing an original sound & energy to our desert metropolis. Specializing in Batucada including the Afro-Brazilian styles of Samba, Samba Reggae, Côcos and Maracatu, Grupo Liberdade strives to share the infectious sounds of Brasil with Arizona to further enrich, move & inspire.
Since 2004, the group has performed throughout Arizona under the direction of Brazilian native, Poranguí from leading the Annual Phoenix Parade of the Arts through downtown Phoenix to producing and performing for the largest Brazilian cultural events in the state with Carnaval AZ and Brasil Fest AZ at the Musical Instrument Museum. Partnering with Capoeira Brasil Arizona and the SambAZ dancers, the group brings an incredible world-class performance troupe of dancers and musicians. With music to move the body and soul, this project brings together diversity on all levels with an incredible show of talented musicians and dancers that must not be watched but experienced!
BAD REPUTATION: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN THAT ROCK!
6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6
The musical performance, “BAD REPUTATION: A Musical Tribute to Women That Rock!” features some of the most memorable and beloved female fronted rock songs from the 1960s through 2012. A 14-piece professional band fronted by dynamic vocalists Dierdre Evans, Summer Mouland, Emily Sepulveda and Dale Yeoman will perform works by artists such as Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Grace Slick, Joan Jett, Heart, Pat Benetar, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, The Eurythmics, No Doubt, Paramore, Amy Winehouse, Grace Potter and music more!
BAD REPUTATION: A Musical Tribute to Women That Rock is a project create by the music department at Paradise Valley Community College in Northeast Phoenix, AZ. The show is comprised of professional musicians that are faculty members of the music department at PVCC and special invited guests. Students in PVCC's commercial music program assist with several aspects of each music performance as sound engineers, lighting and video board operators, stage managers, running crew and as roadies.
SINGER/SONGWRITER CASEY HURT AND FRIENDS
6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
Casey Lee Hurt is the only son to a rebellious, God-fearing ex-preacher. At an early age he was handed a pawn shop guitar and an old hymnal and they haven’t left his side since. He’s black coffee honest from the history in his voice to the heart on his sleeve and his music reflects that. Artists like Van Morrison, Ryan Adams and Ray Lamontagne resonate in his soul and have uniquely shaped the sound and story that is Casey Hurt.
Casey spent most of 2010/2011 either on the road touring or in the recording studio. His most recent album “Mended Souls” debuted in the top 25 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. Also, Casey’s song “Come To Me” was featured on the CW’s “One Tree Hill” along side of artist like Ray Lamontagne, The Black Keys and The Carey Brothers. Casey has also had music featured on shows like Bar Karma and Current TV and on radio stations up and down the west coast like Seattle’s KEXP and Los Angeles’s KCRW.
PVCC IS A TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS
In order to promote a healthy learning and work environment, the Maricopa County Community College District has created smoke-free and tobacco-free campuses effective July 1, 2012. Smoking and all uses of tobacco is prohibited at Paradise Valley Community College, including but not limited to parking lots, rooftops, courtyards, plazas, entrance and exit ways, vehicles, sidewalks, common areas, grounds, athletic facilities and libraries. Visitors also must adhere to this policy when on campus for public events.