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Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical first appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse in late 2017, then moved to Broadway in 2018. It closed in late 2018, after 27 previews and 288 performances. The show recounts Summer’s story, starting in her childhood. Three actresses of varying ages play her in life stages. Duckling Donna is her youth. Disco Donna her early career. And Diva Donna at the top of her game, the undeniable Queen of Disco…

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Million Dollar Quartet Rocks The Phoenix Theatre Company’s Hormel Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet is a jukebox musical based around an unplanned 1956 jam session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. They converge at Sun Studios in Memphis for different reasons, and the result is rock and roll history. It is ultimately Sam Philip’s story. The record producer who discovered them serves as the imperative narrator who ties the unwoven pieces together…

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Welcome Back…

Welcome back to another year of new content from your friendly neighborhood bloggers. We keep the focus on music, arts, and culture both here in our own stretch of the Sonoran desert and the larger world beyond our dusty borders – it all depends on what strikes our fancy. Longtime readers might have noticed our recent website facelift. We’re trying to moving away from “Big Time Publication” and back to our blogging roots. Less burnout, more love. Less bullshit, more art. More personal experiences and perspectives…

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Spotify Playlist: 2019 Favorites

So in case you don’t know, we hear 1000’s of songs a month. Yup, you read that right. Over 100 submissions a day sometimes. We try to cover the albums and songs that we can, but there are always some that slip through the cracks. So, as we wrap up our 2019 Awards, we put together this mega playlist of not only some of our favorite songs of the past year, but also some of the artists that we didn’t get the chance to cover…

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