Paradise Valley Community College continues its Fall 2012 Fine and Performing Arts season with a range of artistic events that will appeal to lovers of music, dance, theatre and visual arts.
A Printmaking showcase will be in the Center for the Performing Arts 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5- 30, 2012, with an artist reception at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in the Center for the Performing Arts Gallery located on the Northeast side of campus.
6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
The Saturday Concert Series featuring Casey Hurt and Friends continues with a free concert in the CPA Outdoor Amphitheater. 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” alongside 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. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. Concessions and donations are cash only.
5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
The Vespus Marimba Band performs a free concert in the CPA Outdoor Amphitheater. The Vespus Marimba Band is engaging ensemble of virtuoso musicians who perform traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban and novelty marimba music. Their festive sound features music from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and the Caribbean, as well as jazz, ragtime, and classical styles. This talented group originated in Albuquerque, N.M., but is now bringing its unique sound to all corners of North America. Vespus has toured throughout the United States to enthusiastic audience all critical response. Their self-titled CD was released by Big ‘n Schwartz Records this past summer, is available for purchase at performances. Vespus is a one-of–kind ensemble with a unique musical accent that appeals to everyone! Young and old, everyone will love the uniquely warm and joyous sounds of these instruments! Come and join the fiesta! Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating. Concessions and donations are cash only.
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29
Club PVCC: DJ Class Performance on in Studio Theatre.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15-17
2 p.m. Nov. 11 & 18
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious and at times touching story of six young people in the throes of puberty vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Through the Bee, the one place where they can stand out and yet fit in, the spellers learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The musical was nominated for six Tony Awards, winning two, including Best Book. Special “Parent-Teacher Conference (R-Rated) showing 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Admission is $12 Adults; $10 Seniors; $10 MCCCD Staff; $8 Students; $6 Children. There will be a $2 fee for tickets purchased the night of the performance.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in the CPA
Merging Forces is a diverse evening of dance presented by the PVCC Dance Program. The event will feature student and faculty choreography in ballet, Jazz, modern and world dance as well as the guest performances by Quinto Elemento, a contemporary dance company from Puebla, Mexico whose inspirational work “Fire, Water, Earth and Air” will premiere at PVCC. Quinto Elemento in collaboration with PVCC choreographer Sonia Valle will also present a trilogy of works based on the music and poetry of Facundo Cabral (Argentine singer and songwriter). and have free admission.
For information or tickets call the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 602.787.7738 or visit us online at www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa. THe Center for the Performing Arts at PVCC is located at 18401 North 32nd St., Phoenix, just west of SR51 off the Union Hills exit.