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On the Scene: March 7

Recording artist, TV host, music director and syndicated radio show host John Tesh brings his award-winning musical talents to the Yavapai College Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7. The show includes Tesh's band and guest vocalists.

Tickets for this show are $54, $52 and $50. Tickets are available online at www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College"). Tickets may also be purchased at the YC Community Events Ticket Office (928-776-2000), located in the lobby of the YC Performance Hall, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yavapai College Performance Hall is located on the Prescott campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St.

The Sharlot Hall Museum Blue Rose Theater will be performing "A Night at our Museum," an original play by Jody Drake, dramatizing the historical mystery of the Baron of Arizona. Showtimes are 7 and 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14 and 15, and matinees at 2 and 3 p.m. March 8 and 15. Earlybird shows are 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 13. Tickets are $10 and available at the Sharlot Hall Museum store, 415 W. Gurley St., or by calling 445-3122.

The Smoki Museum of American and Indian Art and Culture presents its annual Winter Rug Auction on Saturday, March 8. The event is free. Navajo Rug styles like Ganado Red, Teec Nos Pos, Storm Pattern and Two Grey Hills will be on display beginning 9 a.m. and will auction beginning at 1 p.m. Bruce Burnham from R. B Burnham Trading Co. in Sanders, Ariz., will auctioneer. Burnham and Smoki staff will assist beginners on how to bid. The auction runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the following Wednesday. Call (928) 445-1230 for more information.

"Little Women: The Broadway Musical," a lavish, professional production based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, is coming to the Yavapai College Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Tickets for this show are $35, $33 and $31. Tickets are available online at www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College"). Tickets may also be purchased at the YC Community Events Ticket Office (928-776-2000), located in the lobby of the YC Performance Hall, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yavapai College Performance Hall is located on the Prescott campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Mountain Artist Guild at the second annual fundraising dinner show Tuesday, March 11. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. with traditional food, beverages and dessert. The entertainment - Celtic group Oceans Apart - starts at 6:30 p.m. for three 45-minute sets. A $40 donation per person or $75 a couple will get you a fun evening. Reservations are limited so call the guild office at 445-2510 for reservations.

Prescott College hosts international dance band The Just Desserts from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Crossroads Café. An Argentinian tango workshop for beginners opens the evening at 7 p.m. and a tango performance will close the festivities. The event is free for students with ID; general admission is $5. The café is located in the PC Crossroads Center, behind the college's main building on Grove Ave. For more information, call Courtney Osterfelt, Student Activities and Events Coordinator at 928-350-1007.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra performs at the Yavapai College Performance Hall, 1100 E. Sheldon St., for one show only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14. The 16-person outfit pays homage to the Duke's legacy, always performing in black tie, with shoes and horns gleaming. The orchestra includes Barrie Lee Hall Jr., who actually worked with Duke Ellington.

Tickets for the show are $35, $33 and $31 and available online at www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College"), and at the YC Community Events Ticket Office (776-2000) Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moiseev Russian Classical Ballet, the company that thrilled Prescott audiences with "Swan Lake" in 2007, returns with a poignant performance of Sergei Prokofiev's classical ballet "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Yavapai College Performance

Hall, 1100 E. Sheldon St. The show is presented by Yavapai College Community Events and co-sponsored by The Daily Courier, KQNA 1130 AM and the Performing Arts Charitable Endowment (PACE).

Tickets for this show are $32, $30 and $28. Tickets are available online at www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College"). Tickets may also be purchased at the YC Community Events Ticket Office (928-776-2000; toll-free 1-877-928-4253), located in the lobby of the YC Performance Hall, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Romeo and Juliet" is a timeless, tragic love story that has been told and retold in a variety of performing arts over the centuries.

For more information, call 771-6132.

Music lovers are invited on a nostalgic musical journey accompanied by the enduring music of Irving Berlin when "I Love a Piano" comes to the Yavapai College Performance Hall on Saturday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.

"I Love a Piano" spans seven decades of American history as seen through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin. The storyline, inspired by the famous Berlin ditty of the title, follows a piano that passes through several owners, beginning in the Tin Pan Alley period at the start of Berlin's career and ending during the late 1950s.

Tickets for this show are $35, $33 and $31. Tickets are available online at www.tickets.com (search for "Yavapai College"). Tickets may also be purchased at the YC Community Events Ticket Office (928-776-2000; toll-free 1-877-928-4253), located in the lobby of the YC Performance Hall, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Yavapai College Performance Hall is located on the Prescott campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St. For additional information, call 771-6132.

Local landscape artist Dale Strong continues his "You Thought You Couldn't Paint" classes through Yavapai College's Community Education program from April 2 - 23. Each series costs $70. Call 717-7755 for more information.

Join the ocean-sized adventure of the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded yet lovable pal Dory in an all-new ice production. Disney On Ice immerses you in a vibrant aquatic world like never before in Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday, April 4; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 5; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Tim's Toyota Center, 3201 N. Main Street, Prescott Valley. Tickets are available through GetTix at 866-443-8849 or www.gettix.net, the Tim's Toyota Center Box Office, Cassie's Corner and Tim's Toyota Dealership. Ticket prices are $40 Front Row, $30 VIP, $18, $15. To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit www.disneyonice.com.

The Prescott Victorian Society invites you to attend the Elks Theater's Command Performance of a Victorian Wedding Fashion Show from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 19.

The program features ladies and gentlemen in fashions from 1860-1910. Attendees will witness the marriage proposal, wedding preparations, gala parties and the wedding, followed by the couple's honeymoon travels. Tickets are $18 and available at the Elks Theater, 1-888-858-Elks or at Yavapai College Tickets, 776-2033.

Sharlot Hall Museum's youth theater group, Theater of the Heart, will be performing "Get to Know Your Neighbor," a program with the music and poetry of Old Mexico. Show performances are 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $10 and available at Sharlot Hall Museum store, 415 W. Gurley St., or by calling 445-3122.

The Yavapai Symphony Guild sponsors free concerts the second Tuesday of each month through May 13 at the Prescott Community Center, 1280 E. Rosser St. The Guild will have the first place winners of the Young Musicians' Competition perform on May 13. For more information, call Sylvia McIntosh at 443-0135 or Beverly Langhus at 759-2506.

Lunafest, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, is holding an event at the Elks Opera House, 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, March 7.

Doors open at 6:30 with live music. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Call Courtney at 928-350-1007,

Prescott Fine Arts presents Sacred Classics, 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, March 15. The concert features choirs, vocal soloists, a brass quintet and woodwinds performing music spanning a variety of centuries and religious settings, celebrating classical music inspired by faith.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for 12 and under, which goes toward PFAA's Scholarships for Youth. Call 928-445-3286 for more information.

The Folk Sessions, Live! Radio show on KJZA, 89.5 has launched its revamped website at www.folksessions.com. The new site features Folk Sessions radio and concert podcasts including D Squared in the studio and Still on the Hill live from a Granite Peak concert in January 2007.

In addition to "News of the Week," the site also features song downloads from some of the show's artists, news and notes about concerts and festivals, and maybe a little politickin' from host Tom Agostino in his monthly column.

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