The Arts

ASU Gammage has announced its 2019 – 2020 Desert Financial Broadway Across America –Arizona season. Tempe audiences will come together for a monumental season complete with an electric mix of the hottest shows on Broadway, Valley premieres, Tony Award®-winning shows and the return of a few audience favorites.

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Expect delicious food, toe-tapping tunes, giant lawn games and plenty of family activities at the Scottsdale Arts Festival…but the main attraction is indisputably the art itself.

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Entertainment

February 24 is Hollywood’s night to shine. To honor the best films of 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Oscars in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised on ABC beginning at 6 p.m. MST. The star-struck fashionistas among us can tune in at 4:30 p.m MST to take in all the glitz and glam of the red carpet scene.

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Now on view at the Arizona Science Center, Mummies of the World: The Exhibition features 40 real human and animal mummies, as well as 85 rare artifacts from across the globe. This blockbuster exhibit, which traveled from Budapest, Hungary to Phoenix, reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world.

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To launch a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts (SMoCA) premieres Now Playing: Video 1999-2019, an exhibition featuring video art sampled from the last 20 years. Works by 11 international artists temporarily transforms the Museum, a former movie theater, into a space dedicated to the moving image. The iconic survey marks the importance of video in contemporary art, and the social and political concerns that artists have addressed over the last two decades.

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The past and future collide in one spectacular program as Ballet Arizona performs two ballets: The Firebird, a completely new production from Artistic Director Ib Andersen and La Sylphide, one of the world’s oldest ballets. This juxtaposition of old and new comes to Symphony Hall on Valentine’s Day weekend, February 14-17, with live music by The Phoenix Symphony.

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Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein has devoted 20 years to locating and restoring the violins of the Holocaust. Serving as a tribute to those who were lost, including 400 of his relatives, he calls them Violins of Hope.

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Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, the first exhibition on art and Islam at the Museum in more than two decades, will open on Saturday, January 26 in the Asian Art galleries at Phoenix Art Museum. The comprehensive exhibition, organized by the Newark Museum, will feature more than 100 artworks, including handwritten texts, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, photographs and paintings, from across centuries and from nearly every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. Unlike previous national and international exhibitions on the subject, Wondrous Worlds is organized around the Five Pillars of Islam instead of geography, time period, or material, offering a fresh perspective on the intersection of art and Islam.

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An exhibition of new works by brothers Gabriel and Issac Fortoul is currently on view at Mountain Shadows Gallery in Paradise Valley. Entitled The Oasis Emerges, the artwork reflects the talented duo’s unique interpretation of the world that bridge the realms of observation and mystical symbolism.

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Forty-three exceptional pianists from around the world have come together at the Arizona State University School of Music on January 13 through 20 to participate in the ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USasu International Piano Competitions.

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