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An Evening with Anthony David and Teri Tobin.

  • Phoenix Center for the Arts 1202 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ, 85004 (map)

As Above, So Below.” The ancient Hermetic saying from the legendary Emerald Tablet declares what is the above is from the below, and the below is from the above, and all these works of wonders are from the one (the source). Heady stuff for an R&B album title, but the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David has never been the kind of soul artist to “speak loudly, but say nothing.” With David, the sage psalm aptly describes the ruminations of a seeker whose walk travels over roots, soul, blues, reggae and hip hop to unabashedly express the unexpressed in men’s souls, from the carnal and the provocative to the unsure and the vulnerable. Digging deeper with every project, David continues to peel back layers of public identity, political chutzpah, and playa propaganda to use what lies beneath as the clay for something honest and real. Go to Purpose Records to learn more about Anthony David.


Born on Valentine's Day, this Arizona-born soulstress, songwriter & producer began her professional singing career as a child when she was chosen to sing background vocals for the legendary Jeffrey Osborne and for the Rock Band Yes. Although most of her influences are male singers like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Donny Hathaway, Tobin is reminiscent of the sultry sounds and richness of R&B or Jazz singers of yesterday. 

Teri Tobin independently released her critically acclaimed debut LP, LOVE INFINITY, which garnered her a SoulTracks 2011 Readers' Choice Award nominee. In that same year, CHRISTMAS CHILD - EP was received by many radio stations during the holiday season.   Tobin is currently touring select cities in the U.S. with her "Love&Sol LIVE" concert series which kicked-off at the legendary Roxy Theatre in December.  On Valentine's Day 2012, she released the title track and first single "So Good To Me" feat. Morris Alan from her sophomore full-length album of the same title.  Visit for more info.

Doors open at 6:30.  Show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 plus the service charge.  The total price for one ticket is $21.69.  21 and over event.  Purchase tickets Here.

Free parking available in the parking lot at the Center/Margaret T Hance Park.  Free parking also available on Moreland ave.

********JUST ADDED to the bill is performance poet Truth B. Told.  Born in Saginaw, MI, spoken word artist/poet/emcee/actor Truth B. Told (born Christopher Owens) is known for many things...but biting his tongue isn't one of them. Witness just a few minutes of one of his critically acclaimed live performances, and you'll understand why. Truth's candid, pull-no-punches, call-it-like-he-sees-it style is one that resonates with audiences across color lines & age ranges, and has garnered accolades as well as the attention of fans from San Diego to South Africa. He has opened for acts such as Mint Condition, Musiq Soulchild, Bilal, Dwele, Chrisette Michele and Elle Varner, written a commercial for BET's Black History Moment , made appearances on VH1 & MTV, and has even appeared in film, including the independent film "How You Look To Me", starring Frank Langella ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps", "Frost/Nixon"). Truth B. Told was awarded "Spoken Word Album of the Year" at the 2012 National Poetry Awards for his project "LTV2: The Death & Rebirth of Christopher Owens". Recently, Truth B. Told won yet another National Poetry Award, this time for 2013 Spoken Word Artist of the Year. Never one to rest on his laurels or past accomplishments, he has begun working on a book and his next CD, both due out in 2014.  More info at***********

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