Sir Ringo Starr Brings His All Star Band to Phoenix

Danny Zelisko presents an evening with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band on Aug. 26 at the Celebrity Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at CelebrityTheatre.com.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the band. The 2019 All Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and alum Hamish Stuart. 

 “My dream has always been, and still is, to play great music with great musicians—and I’ve been blessed to have so many incredible ones in my All Starr Bands,” Starr said. 

Development Opportunities Unlocked for Most Prized Commercial Property in Phoenix

Crown Realty & Development, a renowned California-developer behind significant projects in Arizona, through controlled affiliates, has closed on 96.5 acres and acquired the “Master Developer” rights in North Phoenix’s Desert Ridge master planned community. The property and rights have been the subject of active litigation and bankruptcy for a decade. Crown now plans to develop the land as a new urban core in Phoenix.

The acquired acreage comprises the majority of the vacant land east of the 1.2 million-square-foot Desert Ridge Market Place and that surrounds the existing High Street. The land Crown has acquired is zoned for about 2500 residential units, 2 million square feet of office, 500 hotel rooms and 100,000 square feet of retail.

“Unlocking this parcel from years of litigation now provides the opportunity to develop a 21st-century urban community on the north side of Phoenix,” said Robert Flaxman, CEO of Crown. “What Century City was to Los Angeles in the 1960s the new City North project will be to Phoenix,” he said. 

Children’s Museum of Phoenix Offers New Performing Arts Program

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has launched a new Performing Arts Program dedicated to stimulating a child’s creative potential through music, dance and drama. Awakening Creativity is sponsored by the Flinn Foundation.

Participating in performing arts engages with the creative side of the brain which helps to develop creative thinking and innovative thought and can benefit children through building confidence, developing self-presentation skills, offering a medium for self-expression, teaching problem solving and perseverance, and promoting interpersonal skills like empathy and compassion.

Awakening Creativity classes are designed for children ages birth to 5 and are grouped for infants, babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Classes are highly interactive for both parents and children.

Concours in the Hills Raises $155,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Concours in the Hillsraised more than $155,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event featured appearances from The Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk Jr. and notable racers Lyn St. James, Arie Luyendyk Sr., Didier Theys and Harley Cluxton. Concours in the Hills smashed past donation, attendance, sponsorship and vehicle registration records.

New Restaurant Drunk Munk Now Open

From the islands of the South Pacific to the beaches of Hawaii and the surf culture of Mexico comes Drunk Munk. The Tiki bar and restaurant opened in February in the building formerly occupied by Cowboy Ciao for 21 years.