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Dennis Grannan, Associate Director of Music at Catalina United Methodist Church in Tucson, will present a special concert on Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd. The concert is part of the Catalina Organ Festival, a year-long series of concerts, recitals, and other events.
Oro Valley resident John Scheuring sees a lot of buffelgrass and fountain grass in and around town alive, well and green, but would like to see those plants dead, dying and brown.
The smell of Brats and the sound of Bavarian music are in the air and the Marana Oktoberfest is here. The official start of this three-day event is Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Breakers Water Park. The festival continues through the weekend, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28. The cost of admission to Oktoberfest is less then a regular admission, you get much more and you can help out a good cause.
Take me out to the ball games, the concert and the beer festivals happening at Kino Sports Complex in September and October.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA) is excited to present the third Annual Chinese Culture Festival September 20-28, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. This year is the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Confucius Institutes around the world. We will join other Confucius Institutes to hold a Confucius Institute Day as the opening of the 2014 CIUA Chinese Culture Festival. Special lectures on Chinese concepts of time and on Confucius as an historical figure will be presented by faculty from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Health Promotion and Wellness.” In addition to our annual language competition, culture exhibition, concert, and Chinese martial arts demonstration, we will present a special Chinese food therapy dinner lecture, a professional workshop on traditional Chinese medicine, and a lecture on acupuncture and health by faculty from leading universities of Chinese medicine in China. Tucsonans are guaranteed a rich cultural experience; Last year, over 3000 Arizonans participated in the CIUA Chinese Culture Festival.
Join the Oro Valley Music and Dance Academy string ensemble in an engaging experience for kids. Clap along, play percussion instruments and even help conduct it on Saturday, Sept. 6.
“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.”
Jazz Saxophonist Kelland Thomas stages an exciting Spring Concert Series performance in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard at Main Gate Square. Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the free Friday Night Live! performances, coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, provide a cool way to spend the summer evenings on alternating Fridays, from April 4 through August 22, 2014.
The cinematic climate is changing in countless ways, but one in particular is affecting the world on a much broader scale. Viral marketing and distribution through avenues such as Netflix has fused with a public hunger for knowledge that is satiated through a surge in documentary filmmaking. The impact of this readily distributed knowledge and information is perhaps more powerful than ever. One company in particular has learned this lesson the hard way. After the release of the popular 2013 documentary “Blackfish”, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has begun to feel the sting of public opinion.
Certain movies and directors challenge viewers’ intellect, daring to take the path less traveled on the cinematic screen in order to make audiences actually have to think. Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (2010) about hijacking dreams and 2012’s survival challenges in “The Hunger Games” are two thought-provoking success stories. We can now add “The Giver” to the list of films requiring moviegoers to think outside the box and ponder the role of individuals in society.
Fox Tucson Theatre presents country music icon Dwight Yoakam, who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite cadre of global superstars.
The Fox Tucson Theatre announces the starting lineup for the 2014 Fall Season. The Fox, downtown’s crown jewel, consistently seeks to present high quality entertainment that will appeal to Southern Arizona’s diverse community. Guests should visit www.FoxTucson.com to view the daily updated schedule of shows, speakers, and special events. Tickets for all events may be purchased online at www.FoxTucson.com, at the theatre box office or by calling 547-3040. Box Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends open two hours prior to each performance.
Nick Stanley jazz pianist will perform on Aug. 8 in Geronimo Plaza at 7 p.m. as part of Friday Night Live Main Gate Square's dynamic Summer Jazz Concert Series.
When child actress Jenny Lewis first appeared on television in the mid 1980s, she seemed to have a knack for the entertainment business. The youngster would go on to appear in fan favorite television shows such as “The Golden Girls”, “Growing Pains”, and “Roseanne”, but in the end it was the airwaves rather than the camera that would capture the entertainer’s interest. Presented with a mix-tape as a gift from fellow child actor Corey Haim, Lewis began to fall in love with music, and would eventually credit this moment as the spark that ignited the wildfire of her current musical career.
Why are you running?
The summer has fully engulfed our city, bringing with it sweltering heat and burning winds. As the days get hotter and hotter, many are looking for a way to have fun without melting outdoors. Whether it is going to a movie at the theatre, a local trampoline—world, or finding some nighttime entertainment, the cool route is always the better route. For those with an inclination for hip-hop music and a good concert, there are two events coming up in the next few months that you won’t want to miss.
(BPT) - Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction.
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance and Town of Marana present free live music featuring a variety of genres at Crossroads at Silverbell Park, May to October.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts announces its 2014-2015 Season: ENCORE! The new season follows on the back of last season’s record attendance with the goal of delivering an eclectic and interesting selection of Pima’s theatre, music and dance performances; gallery exhibits of contemporary works by national and regional visual artists; and special events worthy of ovation. The Center for the Arts complex, situated on PCC’s West Campus, consists of the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Recital Hall and the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.