Think you’ve seen it all? Silly slide show offers humorous glimpse at Arizona’s past

"Arizonaland," a live comedy retro slide show performance celebrating the Grand Canyon state will be presented April 18 by Charles Phoenix. (Photo courtesy www.charlesphoenix.com)

“Arizonaland,” a live comedy retro slide show performance celebrating the Grand Canyon state will be presented April 18 by Charles Phoenix. (Photo courtesy www.charlesphoenix.com)

Due to popular demand and a sold-out 5:30 p.m. show, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has added a second Charles Phoenix performance of “Arizonaland” for 8:30 p.m. April 18.

A “live comedy retro-slide show” performance celebrating the Grand Canyon state, the show will be held on Stage 2 of the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.

Charles Phoenix

Tickets are $25.

Be prepared for your Arizona pride to swell when “Ambassador of Americana,” Charles Phoenix, presents a time travel “field trip” adventure exploring classic and kitschy local landmarks and lore then and now.

Mr. Phoenix, a collector of vintage Kodchrome slides, reveals the very best of his found slides of Arizona of the 1950s and ’60s.

His live performances, madcap videos, and colorful coffee table books, explore America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present.

Fans enjoy his unique spin and genuine reverence for all things American and trust his guide to attractions from coast to coast.

On TV, he has appeared on “Storage Wars” and with Queen Latifah, Conan O’Brian and Martha Stewart, and is often heard on National Public Radio.

For information and tickets, visit smoca.org/events or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).

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