Livin' on the AZEdge - Feb. 21
Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center: River City Brass Band - Tribute to the Oscars. River City Brass Band will play the music of the nominated films and more, just a few days before the statuettes are awarded. The band features 25 brass players and 3 percussionists. This configuration allows for a sweeping repertoire: American tunes, Big Band swing and jazz, music from Broadway and Hollywood, classical and contemporary masterworks, and traditional marches. Tickets: $17-$34 at ycpac.com
Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. at The Blue Rose Heritage and Culture Center (7200 Second Street, Prescott Valley): The Golden Days of Vaudeville. Jody Drake directs what she calls one of American theater's earliest cheap, clean, variety shows. Nine performers, ages 16-78 put on a rollicking performance that includes Who's on First?, two George Burns and Gracie Allen skits, a hysterical act with The Professor, the Little Kid and the Lady, and singing by the entire cast. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door at 227-2737 or bluerosecenter.com
Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue, Prescott: Legends of the Celtic Harp. This internationally known harp group, featuring Patrick Ball - Celtic harp, Spoken Word, Lisa Lynne - Celtic harp, Irish Bouzouki, and Mandolin and Aryeh Frankfurter - Celtic harp, Cittern, Nyckelharpa, uses a combination of music and oratory to take viewers on a journey into the myths and history of the harp. Tickets: $15 in advance at 928-717-4408 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at Elks Theater: Elisa Furr is Celine Dion.Elisa enters the stage and sails through a set of Celine's greatest hits, including "Love Can Move Mountains", "I'm alive" and "River Deep, Mountain High." Tickets: $22-$30 at elksoperahouse.com
Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts Stage Too: Improvitonians. Improvisational is the word of the evening when the Improvitonians gather for spontaneous comedy that invites audience participation. The "off-the-cuff" routines begin at 10 p.m. Since the content of sketches and improvisational comedy is adult-oriented, young people under age 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Stage Too is located off the alley at the rear of buildings on Cortez Street near Sheldon Street. Tickets: $5 at the door or pfaa.net
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at Prescott Center for the Arts, Co-Presented with Folk Sessions: Red Molly. Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and a warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). In September 2012 the Bristol Herald Courier dubbed Red Molly "The Twin City's sweethearts", saying the band "lit up the stage, as a massive crowd of adoring fans sat mesmerized by their silky smooth harmonies and superb musicianship." Tickets: $25 at pfaa.net
Sunday, March 2, 7 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 630 Park Avenue, Prescott: A benefit for Prescott Area Shelter Services featuring three-time Grammy Winner Tom Chapin. In a career that spans five decades, 22 albums and three Grammy awards, multi-talented artist Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in television, radio and films. The New York Times called Chapin "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music," while Billboard called him "the best family artist around" and described him as "totally captivating." Tickets: $20 advance at folksessions.com or prescottshelters.org, $25 at the door.