Thursday Northwest Star preview: Rod Stewart impressionist, big band aim to wow SaddleBrooke crowd

2013-11-13T13:00:00Z Thursday Northwest Star preview: Rod Stewart impressionist, big band aim to wow SaddleBrooke crowdBy Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

SaddleBrooke’s Desert View Performing Arts Center is hosting a Rod Stewart performance this weekend. Minus Rod Stewart.

Channeling the  100 million record-selling artist will be Gregory Wolfe, a Long Beach, Calif.-based impressionist who will perform along with a 15-piece orchestra.

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Desert View Performing Arts Center, 39900 S. Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke.

Wolfe will perform the work of Stewart, as well as Stewart-flavored covers of the work of others, ranging from pop standards to soul, Motown and blues.

Opening acts include Nick Davies, who will perform Michael Bublé songs, Chelsea Faulds, who will sing like Natalie Cole, as well as pianist Terry Davies.

Pat Beeks, director of events for the 488-seat DesertView Performing Arts Center, said this is one of the most exciting concerts the venue has hosted since opening in 2005.

“I think it’s  going to be one of the best we’ve ever had,” Beeks said. “It’s the best of everything. I think it’s  going to be phenomenal.”

Check out the full story in Thursday's Northwest Star

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.

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The Star's Northwest team, Tiffany Kjos and Phil Villarreal, write this blog, which focuses on all of northern Pima County, including Marana, Picture Rocks, Avra Valley, Oro Valley and Catalina; and SaddleBrooke in Pinal County. They welcome contributions via email at

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