The Scottsdale Cultural Council is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 Community Arts Grant Program, which provides funding to Scottsdale and Valley nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for projects that serve the Scottsdale community.

The Blues Hall of Fame Tour is a rare opportunity to see three living legends and Blues Hall of Fame inductees together on one stage. Anchored by Charlie Musselwhite (2010 inductee) and his band, the concert also showcases individual and collaborative performances from James Cotton (2006 inductee) and John Hammond (2011 inductee).

Created by MOMIX Artistic Director Moses Pendleton, the company’s new work Alchemia manipulates the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water in an enchanting multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, sensuality and humor.

The Scottsdale Cultural Council has hired Dr. Mallard “Mal” Owen as chief of operations and finance. Owen will serve as a member of the Cultural Council’s senior management team, overseeing the departments of finance, information technology, human resources, operations/facilities and retail.

After more than 50 years of innovative music-making, The Chieftains are one of Ireland’s most renowned and revered bands. The concert showcases the band’s founder Paddy Moloney and special guests, including the Advanced Vocal Ensemble from Scottsdale’s Saguaro High School.

Called “South Africa’s Cultural Ambassadors to the World” by the late Nelson Mandela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to the United States celebrating more than 50 years of joyous and uplifting song and dance.