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“Last year, we had something undeniably remarkable happen in the crowd,” said Al Cook, host of the Jazz Legends Live benefit concert. “The music reached inside the hearts of the audience - there was laughter, tears. They were just mesmerized by the power of the performance.”
Pima County to open Veteran’s workforce center
On April 11, 1930, one of the biggest parties the small community of Tucson had ever seen took place for the opening night of the Fox Theatre.
Oro Valley residents Al and Marilyn Cook were among the many local people and businesses honored Aug. 25 during the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and Pinnacle Awards breakfast.
Oro Valley residents Al and Marilyn Cook were honored during the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and award breakfast Thursday morning.
Al and Marilyn Cook are honored to receive the 2011 Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.
Nominations have been finalized for the 2011 Pinnacle Awards, presented each year by the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting and awards breakfast.
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath delivered his first State of the Town address last Thursday.
Tickets remain for the 11th annual Jazz Legends in Concert, the Oro Valley event presented by Al and Marilyn Cook and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance this Saturday night, Sept. 18.
Houston Person, the acclaimed tenor saxophone player, came to Tucson years ago to perform for the Tucson Jazz Society.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Houston Person, performing with the Jazz Legends a year ago, is back for more tenor saxophone magic on Saturday, Sept. 18, when Al and Marilyn Cook, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador host the annual Oro Valley show.
A date has been set for Oro Valley's 11th annual Jazz Legends in Concert.
Celebrities are lined up to model clothing in "Passion for Fashion," the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance fund-raiser this Saturday, June 5.
Letters to the editor published in the October 28, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Stripling was the animated singer. Person received the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance's eighth annual Oro Valley Legend of Jazz award for his blues, ballad and production work. "His soul is his sound, with his famous, magnificent, swinging jazz tenor," the award read. Al and Marilyn Cook arrange for the Jazz Legends show each year.
Sometime Friday, or more likely Saturday, six jazz musicians will figure out what they're going to play Saturday evening at the Hilton El Conquistador in Oro Valley.
Ten years ago, Al and Marilyn Cook brought jazz players to their home in Oro Valley for a night of jamming.
Dr. Satish Hiremath will be in the fourth annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade this Saturday, pulling the Hiremath Family Dentistry float and demonstrating his “Queen Elizabeth Wave” to the crowd.
Published in the Oct. 15 edition of the Explorer.
Results from the Sept. 2 primary election are in, and have been counted. There are interesting races ahead Nov. 4, for the Arizona Legislature, Congress and the presidency. Arizona voters face important decisions with regard to ballot initiatives. Oro Valley residents must decide the fate of bonds for the Naranja Town Site park.
September 7, 2005 - Ask most people to hum the jazz hit "Unforgettable," sung by Natalie Cole, and they'll manage to do it without pause and succeed at throwing in a few lyrics, as well.
For the moment at least, long-neglected Steam Pump Ranch, a legendary 1870s watering hole and stagecoach stop below Pusch Ridge, has escaped the old blade and scrape.
Nearly 40 years ago, residents of Boulder, Colo., became the first of any city in the United States to levy a sales tax on themselves to buy, manage and maintain open space.