Must see entertainment in Greater Phoenix

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    Phoenix Symphony

    Arizona's only full-time professional orchestra plays classics and pops, mostly at Symphony Hall and sometimes at other regional venues, from September to…

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    Crescent Ballroom

    A 1917 brick garage beside the historic Dixie Overland Hwy is now home to one of Phoenix's most diverse live venues, hosting everything from indie to hip…

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    Arizona Cardinals

    Between September and December the Cardinals play at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, which features a roll-out natural grass field and retractable roof…

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    Gammage Auditorium

    Architecture fans will appreciate the fanciful colosseum-style Gammage Auditorium, notable as Frank Lloyd Wright's last major public commission, and based…

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    Arizona Opera

    Housed in the 2300-seat Symphony Hall (also home to the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona), the state ensemble produces five operas per season, usually…

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    Rhythm Room

    Some of the Valley's best live acts take the stage at this small venue, an unpromising aqua cube on a busy stretch of road. It tends to attract more local…

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    Herberger Theater Center

    Housing several theater companies and three stages, the Herberger also plays host to visiting troupes and productions. The predominant fare is drama and…

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    Tempe Center for the Arts

    On the Tempe Town Lake, this shiny arts center has a 600-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theater, a 3500-sq-ft gallery and an exterior sculpture garden…

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    Char's Has the Blues

    Dark, intimate and very welcoming, this shabby-fronted blues and R&B shack packs 'em in with solid acts most nights of the week, but somehow still manages…

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    Phoenix Suns

    The Suns, twice champions of the NBA Western Conference, play regular-season games at the Talking Stick Resort Arena from October to April.

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    Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks play at downtown Chase Field, which features a retractable domed roof to help keep temperatures cool.

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    Symphony Hall

    This swanky 2300-seat performance venue is home to the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera and Ballet Arizona.

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    Phoenix Theatre

    The city's main dramatic group puts on a good mix of mainstream and edgier performances.

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    Arizona Coyotes

    The NHL Coyotes play regular-season home games at the Gila River Arena from October to April. The arena is also one of the city's main music venues.

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    Phoenix Mercury

    Phoenix's WNBA team plays at the downtown Talking Stick Resort Arena from May to September. It won the national championship in 2007, 2009 and 2014.