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Raekwon @ Livewire

Wednesday June 14, 2017. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 18+ event

Corey Woods, better known as Raekwon, recently announced “The Wild Tour” that will hit 40 cities kicking off June 2 at The Governor’s Ball with Wu-Tang in New York. The tour celebrates his critically acclaimed independent album “The Wild” released earlier this year. Raekwon is credited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap, a subgenre of hardcore hip hop. Raekwon was formerly a member of Wu-Tang Clan, a hip hop group that produced seven studio albums during their time together. The album, “Wu-Tang Forever” was certified four times platinum by the RIAA. As a solo artist, Raekwon has released eight studio albums and garnered multiple industry awards including the coveted “Album of the Year” from popular hip hop site, HipHopDx. To purchase tickets, or for more information please visit LivewireAZ.com.

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Vanilla Spice @ Blue Martini

Wednesday June 14, 2017. Band starts at 8:00 p.m. 21+ event

Vanilla Spice, a locally-based 90’s hip hop cover band, will perform at Blue Martini in Phoenix as part of “True Blue Ladies Night,” which features half price drinks for ladies all night and $5 Tito’s cocktails for all guests. The band will perform at Blue Martini from 8 to 11 p.m. every Wednesday, all summer long.

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Living Room Live feat. Vanilla Spice @ W Scottsdale

Every Thursday. Doors at 9:00 p.m. Ages 21+ event

W Scottsdale will be in full swing this Thursday with a performance by Vanilla Spice in the Living Room. For more information please visit, WScottsdaleTickets.com. For VIP table reservations, contact VIP@Triyar.com or call 602.405.0099.

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Damien Escobar @ Livewire

Friday June 16, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. All-ages event

Damien Escobar is an Emmy Award-winning violinist who got his start as part of the duo, Nuttin’ But Stringz, with his brother, Tourie. The two gained national superstardom after appearing on America’s Got Talent, even performing for President Obama at the White House in 2007. His unique style, which blends classical music with jazz, pop, R&B and hip-hop has propelled the solo career he began in 2012. In 2014, he released his first solo album, “Sensual Melodies.” The following year, he released his high-energy single, “Freedom,” which debuted at the No. 25 spot on the iTunes dance charts and in late 2016, he released his latest single, “Get Up and Dance.” To purchase tickets, or for more information please visit LivewireAZ.com.

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