Anyone whos survived a few Phoenix summers recognizes that theres a subtle linguistic thing going on with the phrase under the stars. Many arts groups fall back on it this time of year, but no ones trying to fool you. Theyre just doing the semantic shuffle to tempt you from your hermetically sealed environments (home, car, office). Its kinda noble, really. Lets try it out with, oh, Concerts Under the Stars, shall we?
Here goes: Concerts Under the Stars. Mmmm. Refreshing.
Now: Concerts Held Outdoors in Heinous Killer Heat. Right. Exactly.
The cooler-than-it-sounds annual series kicks off with a jazz show by the Jacob Koller Duet.
Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., 2008