Sometimes something can become so popular that it loses favor with audiences.
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.
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.
Christopher O'Riley is sure that he has met the next Joshua Bell or Yo-Yo Ma.
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.
What do you call a band of cellists?
The inaugural Tucson Desert Song Festival features renowned national vocalists performing with several Tucson arts organizations.
Organizers of the Tucson Desert Song Festival wanted to make a splash.
Arizona Opera conductor Joel Revzen loves Puccini's "Tosca."
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."
Canadian conductor and composer Bramwell Tovey has vacationed in Scottsdale a few times, but he's never been to Tucson.
Every year for the past 40, the University of Arizona School of Music has hosted its prestigious Concerto Competition.
The little boy in the second row at Texas A&M University's Rudder Auditorium stood up and took the mic.
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.
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.
When sisters Pia and Kimberly Toscano get together this weekend, it will be like a goofy teen girls' slumber party.
The last time Michael Learned and Richard Thomas acted together 30 years ago, they played mother and son.
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.
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.
Gary Allan has reason to be giddy these days.
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.
Emily Saliers wished aloud last summer about a chance to perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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.
Arizeder Urreiztieta has waited nearly a quarter century to sing Camil Van Hulse's unpublished World War I ode "Martyrdom."
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?
Tucson Chamber Artists is adding another first to its growing list of firsts: a staged production of a choral work.
Paula Poundstone has a theory about how to improve the dynamics among her and her three children.
The Tucson Symphony Orchestra is re-imagining its annual Pops Holiday Spectacular.
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.
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.
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."
First came the Old Testament prophecy of a savior, then came the birth.
Tucson Chamber Artists got a two-fer on their latest commissioning project, which they will premiere this weekend.
Orion Weiss finally took a honeymoon with his pianist wife of nearly three years.
Phoenix chef Aaron May is giving himself another excuse to spend time in Tucson.
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.
Comedian Don Rickles wishes he could walk as fast as he did when he was in his 20s.
Ann Hampton Callaway may get a bit teary-eyed when she performs with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra this weekend.
Cellist Harvey Wolfe is teaming up with aspiring pianist Dylan Marney for a recital to benefit Tucson's hungry.
Russian restaurant opening next week
Fox Tucson Theatre is getting into the Christmas spirit this weekend with a pair of holiday-themed shows.
Nearly 175 people kicked in a total of $10,470 in Sybarite5's recent Kickstarter campaign to help it make history.
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."
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.
The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra continues its season of local discoveries, this time turning to Tucson composer Brian Goodall.
Adam Duritz knew from the first time he played with his Counting Crows band mates that he had stumbled onto something special.
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.
There was a moment on that 2006 trip to Costa Rica that Paula Fan questioned her sanity.
Jennifer Black never intended to become an opera singer.