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Artifact celebrates its new studios with music, dance

Artifact celebrates its new studios with music, dance

The company has room for audiences to sit — and to dance, if they like

December 11, 2014 12:00 am
Jessica Lang dance at UA Presents

Jessica Lang dance at UA Presents

There must be a creativity zone in Jessica Lang’s brain that is always turned on. Starting in 1999, she worked for more than a decade as a freelance choreographer, completing about one piece a month for well-established companies across the United States, in Britain and Japan.

November 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UA's Premium Blend to present 'Four Last Songs'

UA's Premium Blend to present 'Four Last Songs'

Representing life’s changing seasons, it packs an emotional wallop.

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Jazz artist Dmitri Matheny blows into Tucson

Jazz artist Dmitri Matheny blows into Tucson

The musician and his quartet to play a concert at Loews. 

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Ballet Tucson unmasks "Phantom of the Opera"

Ballet Tucson unmasks "Phantom of the Opera"

The company does its own take on the well-known story

October 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jazz greats gather in Tucson, refine the traditional sound

Jazz greats gather in Tucson, refine the traditional sound

The annual Jazz Legends Live is made up of some of the best in the business

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UA Dance jazzes it up for season opener

UA Dance jazzes it up for season opener

The performances are designed to entice future students to the school, and entertain the dance-loving community

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Bach Society adds ballet to Vivaldi classic

Bach Society adds ballet to Vivaldi classic

Artifact Dance Project teams up with group for Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."

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UA’s dancers will be Grimm indeed

UA’s dancers will be Grimm indeed

Never mind those lovely ballets about Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the others. We’re talking the dark side of the Brothers Grimm here and their story of a princess with her hands cut off, living in a land where demons are dancing to the blues music of Tom Waits and the aggressive rock of Korn.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The Hot Club of San Francisco at the Fox: Ready to 'blow your hair back" with gypsy jazz sounds

The Hot Club of San Francisco at the Fox: Ready to 'blow your hair back" with gypsy jazz sounds

Last month the Hot Club of San Francisco was booked to play Carnegie Hall. But heavy snow storms back East kept the band from getting to the gig.

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Artifact Dance Project: Full-length dance set in roaring ’20s ‘Speak Easy’

Artifact Dance Project: Full-length dance set in roaring ’20s ‘Speak Easy’

The Prohibition Era retains its hold on our imagination.

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Joffrey Ballet to dance onto Centennial stage

Dance becomes a paintbrush for illustration in the Chicago-based Joffrey Ballet’s nationally touring tribute “American Legends,” coming Sunday to the UA’s Centennial Hall.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Michael Feinstein at Centennial Hall

Michael Feinstein at Centennial Hall

George and Ira Gershwin have been very good to Michael Feinstein, the cabaret world’s acclaimed Ambassador of the Great American Songbook. With his deft keyboard touch and an engaging talent for caressing every lyric, Feinstein has found remarkable success performing the full Gershwin repertoire.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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UApresents: “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” Saturday at the Fox Tucson Theatre

UApresents: “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” Saturday at the Fox Tucson Theatre

When the Smithsonian Institution’s Jazz Masterworks Orchestra presents “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald” on Saturday at the Fox Tucson Theatre, it will be more than music associated with the acclaimed “First Lady of Song.” Much more.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at Centennial Hall

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at Centennial Hall

Often called one of the most exciting dance companies in America today, the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, which comes to Centennial Hall next Thursday, takes pride in its programs of adventurous choreography. Being willing to explore virtually any mix of movement and multimedia possibilit…

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French dance fusion troupe troupe Compagnie Käfig performs Saturday

French dance fusion troupe troupe Compagnie Käfig performs Saturday

Hip-hop culture and break dancing were born on the urban sidewalks of America in the 1970s, developing a new language for music and movement that has spread around the world. In France, hip-hop dance found a warm reception in the country’s concert halls as well.

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A Christmas show that crosses generations

A Christmas show that crosses generations

If you remember back when television only had three channels, when “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” and “Frosty the Snowman” were fresh faces on the screen, you probably gathered with family to sit in front of that big box TV to watch Christmas specials starring Perry Como, Andy Williams or maybe…

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Union Tanguera dances into Centennial Hall

Union Tanguera dances into Centennial Hall

Tango will be the language when dancers and musicians of Unión Tanguera tell their story through the imagination-expanding “Nuit Blanche,” a 90-minute piece performed without intermission on Saturday in Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona.

November 27, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday

“I’m first and foremost a jazz pianist playing songs,” said Fred Hersch, lest there be any mistake about it. This general confusion can come from the classical feeling in Hersch’s music.

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Diavolo brings his mix of ballet, modern dance and skateboarding to Centennial

Diavolo brings his mix of ballet, modern dance and skateboarding to Centennial

Diavolo Dance Theater members will appear to defy the laws of physics in pieces such “Trajectoire” on Saturday at Centennial Hall.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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7 minutes of fury at center of University of Arizona dance fall performance this weekend

7 minutes of fury at center of University of Arizona dance fall performance this weekend

In 1964, George Balanchine set his vigorous new pas de deux “Tarantella” for New York City Ballet’s principal dancers Edward Villella and Patricia McBride.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shearing tribute first of 2 jazz concerts at Tucson's Westin La Paloma

Shearing tribute first of 2 jazz concerts at Tucson's Westin La Paloma

“A Tribute to the George Shearing Quintet” on Sunday, followed a week later by a dinner/concert event, “Big Band Extravaganza featuring Pete Christlieb and John Allred,” will fill the Westin La Paloma Resort with classic jazz presented by the Tucson Jazz Society.

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Arturo Sandoval at Fox Tucson

Arturo Sandoval at Fox Tucson

Don’t tell Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval he plays Latin jazz.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am
Jazz must be played: ‘It’s in our DNA’

Jazz must be played: ‘It’s in our DNA’

Jazz tunes may not be getting on the Billboard pop charts anymore, but coast to coast in concerts big and small, jazz musicians have formed an enduring friendship with the classic American songbook.

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Ballet Tucson: Vampires, mythological twins, Cole Porter open season

Ballet Tucson: Vampires, mythological twins, Cole Porter open season

Cole Porter gets sandwiched in between vampires and Greco-Roman mythology to begin Ballet Tucson’s 10th anniversary season with the company’s Opening Night Gala and concert performances this weekend.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jazz Under the Stars returns to St. Philip’s Plaza

Jazz Under the Stars returns to St. Philip’s Plaza

After a two-year absence, the Tucson Jazz Society returns to St. Philip’s Plaza, opening its three-concert Jazz Under the Stars series on Sunday with singer Delphine Cortez and the Joel Robin Quartet.

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Artifact Dance Project sets “wear.house”

Artifact Dance Project sets “wear.house”

If Shakespeare is right, that all the world’s a stage — can’t it also be a dance floor? Claire Hancock and Ashley Bowman, founding artistic directors of the barrier-busting Artifact Dance Project, are about to find out.

September 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Invisible Theatre stages "The Letters"

Invisible Theatre stages "The Letters"

John W. Lowell didn’t realize in 2009 when his play “The Letters” received its first major production just how relevant his dialogue thriller would become. Set in an unnamed city of the Soviet Union in 1931, Lowell imagined a cat-and-mouse confrontation between a Soviet minister of informati…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Sylvan Street closes summer jazz series

Sylvan Street closes summer jazz series

There is newer jazz being played out there than those iconic albums of Miles Davis, and Jay Rees knows where to find it. Even better, Rees and his band Sylvan Street know how to play it.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Nobody does these songs,' but Winkler, Bentyne will Friday

'Nobody does these songs,' but Winkler, Bentyne will Friday

Remember when there was a bomb shelter in every backyard and a communist hiding behind every bush? When everybody smoked wherever they wanted to and martinis fueled many a business lunch? When the 1950s economy was booming and there were jazz tunes on the pop charts?

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Guitarist Ayala creates new sound, 'JazzMenco'

Guitarist Ayala creates new sound, 'JazzMenco'

There's a new sound brewing in the jazz world of classically trained guitarist Gabriel Ayala, a Tucson native and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. He calls the sound "JazzMenco," which he defines as "the chords of jazz with the drive of flamenco.

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Men dance as women in ballet satire, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Men dance as women in ballet satire, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Muscular men en pointe and in tutus is just funny.

April 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cohen piece inspires University of Arizona professors new dance; will premier in Spring Collection

Cohen piece inspires University of Arizona professors new dance; will premier in Spring Collection

Even at an early rehearsal, with the dancers just learning their steps, you can sense the power in Douglas Nielsen's new work "Show Me The Place."

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Saxophonist McPherson, 2 events celebrate jazzman Mingus

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson this weekend celebrates Charles Mingus, a bassist and composer whose innovative work helped define a new direction for jazz after World War II.

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Trumpeter Botti will bring own style of jazz to concert

Trumpeter Botti will bring own style of jazz to concert

It was Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and that bunch who decided back during World War II that the way to a jazz fan's heart was to play more complex chords instead of more enchanting melodies. By the late 1940s, bebop's high-speed blur had taken over the bandstand.

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'Alice' offers it all: dance, music, art

'Alice' offers it all: dance, music, art

Life on the road has been good to members of the Artifact Dance Project. It was last summer during its second China tour that the company's young founders, Ashley Bowman and Claire Hancock, sat down together on the train.

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Troupe dances as a partnership

Troupe dances as a partnership

The Limón Dance Company ensures that the past continues its hand-holding partnership with the future of modern dance.

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Marsalis' secret: fresh programming

Marsalis' secret: fresh programming

Every few years UApresents brings in trumpeter Wynton Marsalis with his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The audience has stayed solid and the programming is always fresh.

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Dance mixed with fanciful imagery

Dance mixed with fanciful imagery

Colorful adjectives begin to swirl whenever dance writers start trying to describe "Botanica," the full-length piece that Connecticut-based Momix is bringing to Centennial Hall on Sunday.

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Jazz musician, raconteur has stories tell

Jazz musician, raconteur has stories tell

Jazz had a happy face back when guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli was growing up in the household of his father, renowned guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. It was the 1970s and famous musicians were dropping by all the time.

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Lines Ballet dances with philosophy

Lines Ballet dances with philosophy

Ask Alonzo King about the 170 ballets he has choreographed for the Alonzo King Lines Ballet over the past 30 years and he answers with philosophical questions.

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Jazz 'conversationalists' to meet on Fox stage

Jazz vibraphone giant Gary Burton isn't exactly sure why people want to keep hearing him play duets in concert with jazz piano giant Chick Corea.

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'Freud's Last Session' looks for God

'Freud's Last Session' looks for God

"Freud's Last Session," which Arizona Theatre Company opens in previews Saturday, isn't so much about the pioneering psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. It is more about God. Or, to be more precise, the existence of God.

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Traditional art in its purest form

Traditional art in its purest form

Martin Santangelo, artistic director of Noche Flamenca, remembers well when the company from Madrid last danced at Centennial Hall two years ago.

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5 women, 1 ugly dress make breezy humor

5 women, 1 ugly dress make breezy humor

It can be a curious journey from the page to the stage for some plays. Consider "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," directed by Terry Erbe, presented by Arizona Onstage Productions.

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Contemporary values exposed

Contemporary values exposed

Contemporary social values get another vigorous scrubbing in Beowulf Alley Theatre's production of the caustic "Three Hotels" by Jon Robin Baitz.

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Friendship is heart of 'Chosen'

Friendship is heart of 'Chosen'

Stories about the emerging nation of Israel are combined with the journey of fast friends Reuven and Danny from adolescence to adulthood in Live Theatre Workshop's production of "The Chosen." Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok adapted the play from Potok's award-winning 1967 novel of the same name.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Smooth jazz is New Year's Eve tone

Smooth jazz is New Year's Eve tone

Don't call acoustic guitarist Peter White a jazz musician; call him a complete musician.

December 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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'Pastorela' is a Tucson tradition

'Pastorela' is a Tucson tradition

For 17 years, Borderlands Theatre has been presenting the Mexican Christmas tradition of the village pastorela as "A Tucson Pastorela."

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The sad tale of blues' 'Lady Day'

The sad tale of blues' 'Lady Day'

The tragic story of jazz singer Billie Holiday's fight against heroin and other demons is well-known. But in this sad tale playwright Lanie Robertson, like a good blues singer, found the soul-stirring inspiration to write "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill."

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