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AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

AZ Opera revives 'Il Trovatore'

Sometimes something can become so popular that it loses favor with audiences.

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From start here, Bell's back as featured star

From start here, Bell's back as featured star

Of all the cities violin great Joshua Bell has played in during his remarkable 30-year career, Tucson holds a special place in his heart.

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TSO, choir, 4 soloists to go all-out for Requiem

TSO, choir, 4 soloists to go all-out for Requiem

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra will close out the inaugural Tucson Desert Song Festival this weekend with arguably one of the greatest classical choral masterpieces ever composed.

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2 local kids headed for NPR's 'From the Top'

Christopher O'Riley is sure that he has met the next Joshua Bell or Yo-Yo Ma.

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New digs for landmark eatery

New digs for landmark eatery

On Monday, after months of anticipation and construction, Chris Fanelli will open the doors of his Sausage Deli in 2,200 square feet of shiny newness.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Appeal of cello pulled together

Appeal of cello pulled together

What do you call a band of cellists?

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Big voices to resonate across groups, venues

Big voices to resonate across groups, venues

The inaugural Tucson Desert Song Festival features renowned national vocalists performing with several Tucson arts organizations.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Amazing lineup of stars will grace Desert Song Festival

Amazing lineup of stars will grace Desert Song Festival

Organizers of the Tucson Desert Song Festival wanted to make a splash.

February 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Tosca': 'Jealousy, passion, murder, love'

'Tosca': 'Jealousy, passion, murder, love'

Arizona Opera conductor Joel Revzen loves Puccini's "Tosca."

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New label, new energy in McGraw's new album

Tim McGraw is busting back onto the country music charts with the first single off his forthcoming Big Machine Records debut, "Two Lanes of Freedom."

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Vancouver Symphony plans Friday concert

Canadian conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey has vacationed in Scottsdale a few times, but he's never been to Tucson.

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UA show to spotlight concerto contest winners

UA show to spotlight concerto contest winners

Every year for the past 40, the University of Arizona School of Music has hosted its prestigious Concerto Competition.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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No question too silly for Burnett show

No question too silly for Burnett show

The little boy in the second row at Texas A&M University's Rudder Auditorium stood up and took the mic.

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AZ Opera - up-close and personal

If all goes as planned, conductor Joel Revzen will be rehearsing the Arizona Opera's upcoming production of "Il Trovatore" in the company's new digs next month.

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Russian guitarist to play society show

Russian guitarist to play society show

Russian classical guitarist Vladimir Gorbach will be more than halfway through his American adventure when he arrives in Tucson for Sunday's Tucson Guitar Society recital.

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Pops unites song, dance, sisters

Pops unites song, dance, sisters

When sisters Pia and Kimberly Toscano get together this weekend, it will be like a goofy teen girls' slumber party.

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2 'Waltons' actors to reunite on local stage

2 'Waltons' actors to reunite on local stage

The last time Michael Learned and Richard Thomas acted together 30 years ago, they played mother and son.

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It's a musical milestone

It's a musical milestone

The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music will reach a historic milestone on Wednesday when Trio Solisti performs the world premiere of New York composer Lowell Liebermann's Piano Trio in G minor.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Violin-piano duo to perform Balazs, other works

Tucson composer Frederic Balazs and Faroe Islands violinist Monika Stauss Joensen have been friends for 15 years but have seen each other only five times.

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Allan bringing new hit song, upbeat album to Scottsdale

Gary Allan has reason to be giddy these days.

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Violinist Gomyo brings Britten concerto to TSO

Karen Gomyo's first-ever visit to Tucson will include another very important first for the rising violinist: The first time she ever has performed Britten's Violin Concerto.

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Indigo Girls partner with TSO on Saturday

Indigo Girls partner with TSO on Saturday

Emily Saliers wished aloud last summer about a chance to perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

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'Seasons' intertwines Baroque, sizzling works

'Seasons' intertwines Baroque, sizzling works

The titles are nearly the same, but Vivaldi's Baroque masterpiece "Four Seasons" and Piazzolla's sizzling tango-infused "The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires" are wildly different.

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Black's acoustic tour comes to Fox

Black's acoustic tour comes to Fox

Clint Black brings his 2013 acoustic tour to Fox Tucson Theatre Wednesday, part of a swing through Arizona that includes a stop in Scottsdale next Thursday.

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Unpublished WWI ode to premiere at last

Unpublished WWI ode to premiere at last

Arizeder Urreiztieta has waited nearly a quarter century to sing Camil Van Hulse's unpublished World War I ode "Martyrdom."

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Choreographed silence wraps Cage's story

Choreographed silence wraps Cage's story

How does a playwright capture the essence of composer John Cage, whose landmark composition irritated the establishment, confounded listeners and left many a musician scratching their heads in frustration?

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Chamber Artists to stage Britten cantata

Chamber Artists to stage Britten cantata

Tucson Chamber Artists is adding another first to its growing list of firsts: a staged production of a choral work.

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Poundstone ends 2012 with laughs

Poundstone ends 2012 with laughs

Paula Poundstone has a theory about how to improve the dynamics among her and her three children.

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TSO Pops shakes up its holiday concert

TSO Pops shakes up its holiday concert

The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is re-imagining its annual Pops Holiday Spectacular.

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SASO previews China tour

SASO previews China tour

The volunteer Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra will leave for its second tour of China on Wednesday with plans to return to a couple cities where it performed three years ago and debut in a couple other Chinese cities.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Raise a glass to Eddie's return

Raise a glass to Eddie's return

Eddie Shiva pointed to the PVC pipes poking out from the polished concrete floor. "This is going to be the bar," he said, extending his arms out wide to demonstrate how far it would stretch.

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'Amahl' with twists to visit 4 Tucson venues

'Amahl' with twists to visit 4 Tucson venues

For the fourth year, the Wieck Chamber Singers and Orchestra will mount Gian Carlo Menotti's popular one-act opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

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TSO pairs 'Messiah' with Bach cantatas

TSO pairs 'Messiah' with Bach cantatas

First came the Old Testament prophecy of a savior, then came the birth.

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New compositions in 'Christmas Lessons'

New compositions in 'Christmas Lessons'

Tucson Chamber Artists got a two-fer on their latest commissioning project, which they will premiere this weekend.

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Pianist Weiss revisits Tchaikovsky concerto

Pianist Weiss revisits Tchaikovsky concerto

Orion Weiss finally took a honeymoon with his pianist wife of nearly three years.

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Sasquatch sited at Foothills Mall

Sasquatch sited at Foothills Mall

Phoenix chef Aaron May is giving himself another excuse to spend time in Tucson.

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Kickin' yee-haw bar scene a natural fit

Kickin' yee-haw bar scene a natural fit

Tom Engel, a buff and brawny about-to-graduate UA student, hoisted Stephanie Johnson into his arms and swung the petite UA senior around his back.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rickles not rude - just 'exaggerates all of our insecurities'

Rickles not rude - just 'exaggerates all of our insecurities'

Comedian Don Rickles wishes he could walk as fast as he did when he was in his 20s.

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Callaway plans personal look at Streisand music

Callaway plans personal look at Streisand music

Ann Hampton Callaway may get a bit teary-eyed when she performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

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Established cellist, aspiring pianist team up

Established cellist, aspiring pianist team up

Cellist Harvey Wolfe is teaming up with aspiring pianist Dylan Marney for a recital to benefit Tucson's hungry.

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Morsels

Morsels

Russian restaurant opening next week

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Two shows shake with holiday spirit

Fox Tucson Theatre is getting into the Christmas spirit this weekend with a pair of holiday-themed shows.

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Sybarite5 goes for a big 5-0

Sybarite5 goes for a big 5-0

Nearly 175 people kicked in a total of $10,470 in Sybarite5's recent Kickstarter campaign to help it make history.

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Finally, a cast able to sing 'La Traviata'

Finally, a cast able to sing 'La Traviata'

In his two-plus decades leading the University of Arizona's Opera Theater, Charles Roe has never found a student cast up to the task of Verdi's "La Traviata."

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Moeckel, Fan ready for 12-hour marathon

Moeckel, Fan ready for 12-hour marathon

Steven Moeckel compares it to training for a 10K, even though he and pianist Paula Fan will spend most of the day Sunday sitting or standing.

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Goodall's 'Walk' next in SASO's local series

Goodall's 'Walk' next in SASO's local series

The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra continues its season of local discoveries, this time turning to Tucson composer Brian Goodall.

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The Crows are heading to Tucson

The Crows are heading to Tucson

Adam Duritz knew from the first time he played with his Counting Crows band mates that he had stumbled onto something special.

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Step right up! Prepare to be amazed!

Step right up! Prepare to be amazed!

Some might argue that Cirque du Soleil is fast becoming one of the greatest family shows on earth, and there is some merit in that.

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2 wild, crazy musicians set 12-hour fundraiser

There was a moment on that 2006 trip to Costa Rica that Paula Fan questioned her sanity.

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AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

AZ Opera stages tragic 'Roméo et Juliette'

Jennifer Black never intended to become an opera singer.

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