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GREEN VALLEY SUMMER CHORUS “Great American Music”

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Join the Green Valley Summer Chorus in celebrating “Great American Music!” This forty-voice offshoot of the Green Valley Community Chorus is under the direction of Al Saterbak. Their program will feature music by American composers from William Billings, who wrote around the time of the revolutionary war, to Stephen Foster, to great songs from Broadway and American film. Enjoy the rich treasure of music from right here in our own homeland!

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HOT CLUB OF TUCSON ~ Gypsy Jazz

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

The Hot Club of Tucson, formed in 2004, is comprised of guitarist Matt Mitchell, violinist Nick Coventry and bassist Evan Dain. They released their first CD on June 1, 2014, a compilation of several live concerts held at the Randolph Park El Con Jazz Series. With weekly engagements at Hotel Congress and other venues in southern Arizona along with an upcoming performance at the national Gypsy Jazz Festival, this band has quickly become the leading force of this genre in the region.

Due to their traditional American jazz influences, the members of Hot Club of Tucson like to break out of the usually defined roles and interact with each other more than is common in the French jazz style. The Hot Club of Tucson plays Django Reinhardt inspired acoustic gypsy jazz, French jazz, folk, jazz manouche and music from American Tin Pan Alley. This performance will include original arrangements of Lady is a Tramp (L Hart, R Rodgers), Three Little Words (B Kalmar, H Ruby), My Melancholy Baby (E Burnett, G Norton), Honeysuckle Rose (F Waller), Manoir de Mes Reves (D Reinhardt) and much more!

EVAN DAIN: A San Francisco native, multi-instrumentalist Evan Dain started at age 6 on the guitar, and picked up the bass, banjo, and mandolin in high school. Evan studied music at Laney College in Oakland, California, and afterwards served in the U.S. Navy. Picking up the trombone and Tuba along the way, Evan launched a musical career that has encompassed traditional, modern, and latin jazz, rock n’ roll, bluegrass, pop, and country-western. Evan is currently back home in Tucson after spending nearly two years on cruise ships.

MATT MITCHELL: Born in Phoenix, guitarist Matt Mitchell started on classical piano at the age of 7, and picked up rock guitar, and later jazz and classical guitar, in high school. Matt received a Bachelors of Arts in Classical Guitar Performance in 1995 from the University of Arizona. He is lucky enough to be one of the few who get to make a living doing what he loves. Matt has played 200+ gigs a year for 20 years.

NICK COVENTRY: Nick Coventry started playing violin at an early age and after hearing a Stephane Grappelli tape at the age of 12 he began in earnest to learn the swinging style of Gypsy jazz violin. At 18 he studied classically at the University of California Santa Barbara, at 20 he started his first gypsy swing band, “Les Gendarmes du Swing” and began writing and performing around his hometown of Goleta, California. In 2005 he travelled to the famous Djangofest at Samois-sur-Seine, France to meet and play with the best European musicians of Gypsy jazz. This resulted in a series of tours around Spain, England, Scotland and Denmark with the Hot Club of Galicia. At home, Nick has performed at the Djangofest in San Francisco with Gonzalo Bergara, as a guest with the John Jorgenson Quintet, Stephane Wrembel trio in New York, and with Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan at Chicago’s Green Mill. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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REX ALLEN JR.

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Western music icon Rex Allen Jr. makes his CPAC debut to open the 2015-2016 season! Rex Allen Jr. was the star of Yesteryear and The Statler Brothers Show on TNN for over 8 years. With over 50 hits like It’s Over, Lonely Street and Two Less Lonely People, Rex is truly a living legacy of Country and Western. The namesake heir of Hollywood’s last singing cowboy and a revered narrator, Rex the younger shares his father’s greatest gift – his voice. Rex has been inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame in addition to the Arizona Entertainers and Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2011, The State of Arizona declared Rex’s song I Love You Arizona the official song of the Arizona centennial. Rex Allen Jr. is the consummate actor, singer and entertainer and his audiences always leave the show knowing they have been supremely entertained.

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CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF TUCSON

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Free Concert! (ticket required for entry) *unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the concert

The Cowboys Overture ~ John Williams Scherzo Fantastique ~ Joseph Suk Reverie for Horn and Orchestra, William Winkelman, soloist ~ Alexander Glazunov Symphony No. 3 ~ Pyotr Tchaikovsky

The Civic Orchestra of Tucson (COT) was founded in the spring of 1975 by George Schwartz so that he and his friends could play classical music together. In1980, Dr. Herschel Kreloff became the orchestra’s artistic/musical director, and it has grown to full symphonic instrumentation. Now in its 37th year, COT enriches the cultural life of southern Arizona by presenting free concerts at various sites around the region.

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JUNI FISHER

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Juni Fisher’s name is synonymous with the kind of songwriting that, according to one promoter “plumbs the depth of your soul.” More than a singer, more than a songwriter, Juni is a horsewoman with a message. Born in the San Joaquin Valley of California, Fisher grew up in a farming family. In her early years she became an excellent horse show “catch rider” and gained top honors at Intercollegiate and Quarter Horse shows. She trained cowhorses, worked on a cow calf operation and ran a roping arena, all while winning multiple riding awards. If there was a campfire gathering with music, Juni was there with her guitar, singing the songs of the west she’d learned from her father. In 1984 she moved to Santa Ynez, CA to work for a cutting horse trainer and soon a local band asked her to play rhythm guitar and sing leads and backups. Juni went on to work L.A. area clubs with a country-dance band playing western and cowboy music. She later moved to Tennessee to work as a fox hunting professional and honed her songwriting skills among Nashville’s finest. Juni has won multiple awards from the Western Music Association including Entertainer of the Year, Female Performer of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.

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OKTOBERFEST AT CPAC Featuring the Bavarian Brass Band of Green Valley

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Saturday, October 17th 5:00 PM Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Celebrate Oktoberfest in an outstanding outdoor setting with the 20-piece Bavarian Brass Band. The ensemble was started in 1996 by founding director, Earl Harrison, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with energetic polkas, marches, folksongs and waltzes. The band is currently directed by Lance Hoopes and features the yodeling talents of Tamara Kahrimanis. Ticket price includes brats, schnitzel with gravy, German potato salad, vegetable dish, strudel and two drink tickets!

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RONSTADT GENERATIONS Southwestern Folk Fusion

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions with Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas. In 2012, the band added three veteran musicians, Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery, playing tenor saxophone, bass and drums respectively. They add a colorful dimension to an already powerful presentation that respects tradition while exploring innovation.

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PETE SWAN QUINTET Tribute to Duke Ellington

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

The Pete Swan Quintet brings together 5 of the top jazz musicians in the Southwest as they pay tribute to the Duke in their CPAC debut performance.

Pete Swan (drums) is a bandleader, drummer, educator, vocalist and composer. Pete has studied with Jeff Hamilton and performed with Bud Shank, Bob Florence, Doug Webb, John Clayton, Kristin Korb, Judy Roberts, Greg Fishman and many others. Pete is currently running and promoting Big Band Express, a professional big band in the Tucson area. Pete has been running a concert and jam session for over 13 years on Sunday nights at Old Pueblo Grill and has played at Pastiche restaurant for over 16 years.

Angelo Versace (piano) has been described as “a fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo” and “next star on the jazz scene.” Versace has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), the New Orleans Jazz Festival (Louisiana), the Pensacola Jazz Festival (Florida), the Mellon Jazz Festival (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and the Coral Gables Jazz Festival (Miami, Florida). He has had the privilege of working with Brice Winston, Khristian Dentley, Troy Roberts, Dave Stryker, Sammy Figueroa, Wycliffe Gordon, Dave Koz, Tim Ries, Kevin Mahogany, and Ignacio Berroa among others. Versace currently serves as the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona. He tours extensively with Khristian Dentley and is preparing for two upcoming record releases.

Matt Mitchell (guitar) is a member of numerous local ensembles including Hot Club of Tucson. He has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Tucson Pops Orchestra multiple times and was awarded Best Guitarist at the 2008 Tucson Area Music Awards.

Scott Black (bass) moved to Tucson after having spent time as a professional musician in New York and Chicago. He founded the Tucson Jazz Institute, a school teaching jazz to over 100 middle and high school students and recognized as one of the top jazz programs in the country.

Max Goldschmid (sax, trumpet, clarinet and trombone) is a multi-instrumentalist who is one of the rare individuals who can perform at very high level on virtually every instrument. He can switch between trumpet, saxophone, trombone and clarinet with no hesitation. Max is one of the finest musicians you will hear in any style and is considered one of the top up and coming musicians in the country.

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ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

November 6-7 at 7:00 PM November 8 at 3:00 PM November 13-14 at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Almost, Maine was first produced in 2002 and has since been produced by over 2,500 theater companies in the United States. Almost, Maine is a town so far north, it’s almost in Canada. Under the northern lights, Almost’s residents take the audience in and out of love in the strangest ways. Directed by Amanda Urbaniak, this romantic comedy is guaranteed to bring some “unexpected magic.”

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Art Workshop - Abstract Painting: Two Days of Intense Painting Instructor: Francheskaa

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Going beyond your present way of painting… create new starts of exploration in your journey towards the Brigg’s Competition. It takes more than technique to paint. But the painter needs all the technique she or he can learn, to step out of the way, to be spontaneous, to react to shapes, color, texture, line and to become aware of your 6 senses, feelings and intuitively paint from the heart and soul expressing self that is abstract painting.

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JACK LASSETER The U.S. Supreme Court and its Historical Role in Defining our Culture

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

This United States Supreme Court has played a significant role throughout our country’s history in the formulating and defining of our culture of who we are as a people. This is a story of great legal minds with a vision of what our country should be, and some not so great, bogged down in the mire of the politics and prejudice of their time. The Court has certainly had its highs and lows throughout time, but it is all part of our history, part of a thought provoking tale that lawyer-historian Jack Lasseter loves to tell.

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Backbeat’s Tribute to the Beatles

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at the door

As seen regularly at the Gaslight Theater, Backbeat takes you on a musical journey of Britain’s most influential band. Going further than ever before, this stunning show brings you the hits you know and love with Beatle’s classics such as “Love Me Do,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Oh Darling,” Come Together” and many more! Backbeat is comprised of Jon Westfall (drums), Larry Lee Lerma (bass), Walker Foard (guitar) and Michael Nordberg (guitar).

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HARP FUSION

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

HarpFusion is one of the most creative and exciting ensembles on the international concert scene. This highly innovative harp ensemble was named by members of the group because of its unique fusion of many different styles and cultures. It is the largest touring concert harp ensemble in the world, and has attained international respect for its innovative and inspiring performances. The repertoire of the ensemble includes classical, jazz, new age, and folk music, and the ensemble includes harpists from Taiwan, Japan, Egypt, Russia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and across the United States. All of the music that HarpFusion performs is written or arranged by a member of the group and all members are students of Carrol McLaughlin at the University of Arizona. HarpFusion’s recent international concert appearances have included Russia, Czech Republic, Japan, Indonesia and Puerto Rico, China, Korea, Switzerland, and Spain.

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THE PIANO MAN – TERRY DAVIES Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel & Elton John

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

Billy Joel and Elton John come to life in this multimedia tribute starring the voice and piano of British entertainer Terry Davies. Backed by his extraordinary 9 piece band, you’ll be singing, dancing, laughing and crying as you experience the sights, sounds and amazing music created by Billy and Elton, two of the most successful artists in the history of rock and roll. Their incredible catalogue of classic hits include PIANO MAN, NEW YORK STATE OF MIND, ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, MY LIFE, YOUR SONG, DANIEL, ROCKET MAN, CANFLE IN THE WIND and many more. A recording and performing veteran of 25 years, Terry Davies is THE PIANO MAN.

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BRAD ZINN IN “THE GREAT COMEDIANS” Comedy and Impersonation

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

Imagine having all these legendary performers together on stage at the same time: Johnny Carson…George Burns…W.C. Fields…Jack Benny…Will Rogers… Groucho Marx…Jimmy Durante…George Jessel…Ed Sullivan…and Red Skelton! Brad Zinn’s The Great Comedians is a heartfelt salute to his childhood heroes that includes generous portions of comedy, music, juggling, magic, rope spinning, audience participation, and extended impersonations of the greatest entertainers in the business. There is simply no other show like this. It’s the variety show for all time. Brad Zinn is one of the most sought after entertainers in his field. Brad is now regularly engaged as a comedian, impressionist, magician, and Master of Ceremonies. Recent commitments have taken him to England’s London Palladium, the Hollywood Magic Castle and the Las Vegas Strip in addition to regular engagements on multiple cruise lines. Brad has performed alongside many celebrities including Dick Van Dyke, Shirley Jones, Cliff Robertson, Paul Rodriguez, Damon Wayans, Will Shriner, Richard Crenna, Justin Wilson (the Cajun Chef), Harry Anderson, and Lynda Carter, among others.

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ARIZONA BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

The Arizona Balalaika Orchestra began in 1980 in Tucson, AZ as a small ensemble within the University of Arizona Russian Department. The group is a spirited, non-profit community folk orchestra, playing native Slavic instruments and wearing colorful costumes. It has toured throughout Arizona and Mexico. At major performances, the Orchestra collaborates with guest dance troupes, vocalists, and guest instrumental soloists from as far away as Moscow and Kiev. Small ensembles also perform for festivals, churches, clubs, and other events. The Arizona Balalaika Orchestra is a member of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA), which has annual conventions in North America and Russia. Tucson was host for this convention in 1989, and again 25 years later, in 2004.

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JACK LASSETER The Arizona Rangers and other Lawmen & Outlaws on the Arizona Frontier

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

You have heard of the Texas Rangers, but not the Arizona Rangers? This is the story of the Arizona Rangers, 26 brave men who brought law and order to Arizona, at a time of large scale cattle rustling, gunslingers, murderers and holdup men here on this last frontier of the old West. It is also the story of some of the famous Sheriffs and outlaws of the time, told as only Jack can tell it.

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THE SOCIALS: A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS A Soul and Motown Holiday Revue

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $22 in advance – $25 at door

Tucson’s 12-piece powerhouse soul sensations, The Socials, return to CPAC to deliver a brand new soul revue with some help from ole’ St. Nick. “A Soulful Christmas” will feature the 12 piece band at their best. Recreating an assortment of popular holiday tunes that were arranged by the soul giants we all loved years ago; this concert is a must for every holiday-loving & soul-craving enthusiast alike. The Socials create a unique sound and energy from the vocabulary of soul, R&B, Motown, funk and blues from the 60’s to today. The show will feature holiday music as it has been presented in its filtered form through James Brown, Jackson 5, Aaron Neville, Ella Fitzgerald, Earth Wind and Fire, Otis Redding and many more. You might recognize The Socials from their sold out Monday Night Concert series, “Essential Soul: A Soul & Motown Revue,” at The Gaslight Theatre where they blast out favorites from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Sam & Dave, Sly & the Family Stone and many more in their own original arrangements.

This wall of sound starts off with: a three man horn section (Kevin Shumaker, Salvador Lopez, Rick Peron); piano (Richard Katz); a thunderous rhythm section , Aaron Emery on Drums and Sam Eagon on Bass (both of The LPs/Ronstadt Generations), with percussionist Eric Hines; and Mike Blommer (Bad News Blues Band) on lead guitar. Concluding with four vocalists: Rebecca Carlson (Jive Bombers/Jane Crowe Band); Charlie Hall (The Gaslight Theatre/Blues Brothers Tribute); Genevieve Gaus (Genevieve & The LPs) and Alex Flores (Bad News Blues Band/Ronstadt Generations) who also plays tenor sax. All vocalists share duties in recreating those famous harmonies identified with this timeless era. The Socials are proud to carry the tradition of Soul forward, having been heavily influenced and enriched by the great musicians who forged the genre all those years ago.

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ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA TRIO

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

Award winning Blues and Boogie Woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13. It was through his love of Blues music and his dedication to the piano that he came under the wing of such mentors/teachers as Henry Butler, Ann Rabson and Mr. B. Arthur has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and was a finalist at the 2010 and 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. During his 20+ years of performing he has been privileged to play on some of the world’s greatest stages including Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow as part of the sold out Kings of Boogie Tour, the Glen Gould Studio in Toronto and on National Public Radio in the US. In 2014 he received the Best of the Blues Award for Best Keyboardist in Washington State and his latest album, Laying It Down, resided at #1 on the Roots Music Report charts for Washington State for the summer of 2014, and reached #20 on the national chart. Laying It Down also appeared on the GRAMMY Entry List for the 2015 Grammy award nominations. Performing with him are Doug Davis on drums and Larry Lee Lerma on bass.

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CLASS OF ’66 – TOP HITS FROM THE YEAR 1966! Lonely Street Productions

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $25/$30 in advance – all tickets $30 at door

This annual salute to the Billboard Top 100 singles from fifty years ago features eternal classics from groups like the Mamas and the Papas, Nancy Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel, and a certain four lads from across the pond. Tap your toes or get out of your seat and dance along to chart-busters such as “Cherish,” “Summer in the City,” “Secret Agent Man,” “I Fought the Law,“ and “Zorba the Greek.” Mini skirts and Nehru jackets are optional.

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SONORAN DOGS Bluegrass & Americana

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $30 at door

Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music initially inspired from Irish, Scottish, English and Welsh traditional songs and instrumentals by the 18th century Appalachian Settlers. Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, incorporated other cultural influences while refining the sounds into a truly American musical form.

Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs have exploded upon the Arizona bluegrass scene, performing at the Sedona, Wickenburg, Prescott, Tucson, and Tubac bluegrass festivals. They are 2013 Rockygrass band contest finalists. The group is comprised of seasoned veterans Peter McLaughlin (1988 National Flatpicking Guitar Champion), Tyler James (2008 Rockygrass Banjo Champion), Mark Miracle on mandolin and vocals (Telluride band contest winner), and Brian Davies (TAMMIES award winning bassist).

The Sonoran Dogs performance will feature historical reference and anecdotes exploring this musical form. They perform a collection of traditional bluegrass vocal and instrumental standards, new-grass, Americana, improvisation and original compositions.

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The New Christy Minstrels

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $30 in advance / $35 at door

Folk Music Legends, the world-famous group, The New Christy Minstrels®, is still under the direction of Randy Sparks, and the group is now BETTER than they were in their hey-day. The NCM won a Grammy for their very first album and have Gold Records galore. The group, now officially seven members strong, is a mix of old and new and it’s now the best collection of performers ever to have been billed as The New Christy Minstrels®. Each performer adds a diverse and unique talent to the pool. “We’re still alive, we’re still creative, and still eager to please, so we make a deal with the audience: We’ll do all the old songs you came to hear, if you’ll allow just a couple of newer ones,” says the group’s leader Randy Sparks. The same songwriter who penned their hits: Today, Green,Green, Saturday Night, Denver, and Mighty Mississippi, etc. is still at it, and the Randy Sparks magic is quite happily alive and well, and bringing their NEW CD titled “Nice Time To Be Alive” released in July of 2013, as well as their Greatest Hits CD, which includes songs listed above, titled “RECYCLED”. Autographs are given after the concert so that the group can thank the nice people for coming to their concert. No performing group has ever spawned so many successful musical careers as The New Christy Minstrels®. “For over fifty years we have been the best talent show ever,” says Sparks. ” We still are.” Don’t miss any opportunity to see this stellar group in concert! Buy tickets early, as their concerts usually sell out quickly. For their history and present accomplishments visit www.thenewchristyminstrels.com and their Foundation www.newchristyminstrelsfoundation.org

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STANLEY JORDAN

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of imagination, versatility and daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works, Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

Key to Jordan’s fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar’s fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan’s innovative “touch technique” is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. Jordan’s touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano.

To date Jordan has performed in over 60 countries on 6 continents. He has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including Art Blakey, Stanley Clarke and Kenny Rogers. The track with Rogers, “Morning Desire”, became America’s #1 country song in 1986. Jordan has performed with Kevin Eubanks, Les Paul, Eddie Van Halen, BB King, Steve Miller, Brian Setzer, Quincy Jones, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, the String Cheese Incident, Dave Matthews Band and many more.

Jordan came to prominence with the release of his 1985 album Magic Touch, a revolutionary project that established the then-twenty-something Jordan as among the most distinctive and refreshing new voices of the electric guitar. Though Jordan showcased his “touch technique” in a variety of musical styles from swing to rock, it was radio support for his singular versions of “The Lady in My Life” (first recorded by Michael Jackson) and the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” that sent Magic Touch to the top of Billboard’s jazz chart for a record-breaking 51 weeks. Jordan has received four Grammy nominations and is also known for creating the seminal “startup” sound for the first generation of Power Macintosh computers. Since the mid 80s he has performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The David Letterman Show and the Grammy Awards.

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Art Workshop - Luscious Surfacing Instructor: Angelique Gillespie

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Join Angelique Gillespie for this inspirational acrylic workshop on creating luscious surfaces. Learn the techniques of blocking in with grisaille (grey tones) and creating push and pull of the surface with opaque and glaze techniques. On day one Angelique will inspire you with various surface techniques and on day two these will be used to replica one of your own paintings using the learnt techniques.

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BIG BAND SOUNDS

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Big Band Sounds is one of the finest, swinging big bands in the greater Tucson area. The band is made up of 17 professional jazz players and a vocalist, who have all had vast experience performing in big bands all over the United States for many years. These talented musicians combined with their carefully selected and well rehearsed arrangements will remind you why big band music has continued pleasing and exciting audiences for three quarters of a century. The band is led by alto saxophonist, Lance Hoopes, who has been a fixture in the Tucson jazz scene his entire life.

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Art Workshop - The Pouring Spirit Instructor: Francheskaa

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

“The spirit of self needs to be released in the pouring, for the process to begin. The movements of shapes, textures and patterns create rhythm and movement as the colors flow and dance with the tipping and turning of the Yupo Paper. The presence appears. It has started, as you refine the exploration you can paint with a brush to continue your pouring.” Watercolor Pouring is very freeing because it allows you to release your control. After you let a successful pour dry you can go back in and subtract and add to areas where you desire more contrast and excitement.

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THE CURIOUS SAVAGE by John Patrick The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

January 22-23 at 7:00 PM January 24 at 3:00 PM January 28-30 at 7:00 PM Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

The Curious Savage, which premiered in 1950, brings the sweet charm of that period along with the social satire that accompanied it. Mrs. Savage’s greedy stepchildren send her to a sanatorium to “come to her senses” when she announces that she will spend her late husband’s ten million dollars on helping people to realize their dreams. Directed by Susan Voorhees, this timeless comedy asks an important question, “Is it insane to value kindness and affection when the world seems to reward greed and dishonesty?”

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MAN IN BLACK – THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Lonely Street Productions

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $25/$30 in advance – all tickets $30 at door

Celebrate the life and music of Johnny Cash with this critically acclaimed concert production featuring the most popular songs from his nearly 50 year career. Starring national touring and recording artist Robert Shaw (from the Chicago cast of Broadway’s smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet”) and his Lonely Street Band playing your favorite Cash hits – from the early days of “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line” on through the decades, including “Ring of Fire”, “A Boy Named Sue”, and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” This concert brings to life the authentic Cash sound that’s been described as “steady like a train, sharp like a razor.” With first-rate costumes, world-class musicians, and top-notch production values, this is a must-see for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the music of The Man In Black!

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TIME IN A BOTTLE A Trip Back to the 70’s Playground

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

From the end of the 1960s, it became common to divide mainstream rock music into soft and hard rock, with both emerging as major genres of popular music. In the early ’70s, rock music mellowed out creating the distinctive, laid-back sound of soft rock. The smooth and easy feeling this music inspires is perfect for life’s most meaningful moments. These are songs that just make you feel good. TIME IN A BOTTLE re-creates the best of the Soft Rock era. Featuring the hits of James Taylor, Carole King, Jim Croce, America, Bread, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot and Van Morrison, TIME IN A BOTTLE will rock you gently. Introducing 19 year old singing sensation, Kayla Kenzior, sit back and relax as TAD Management present the best of soft rock.

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JOE BOURNE AND HIS BAND S-O-O-O-O- BIG Presents Great Music of Swing, Blues and Pop

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $20/$25 in advance – all tickets $25 at door

Joe Bourne and the 17 piece Big Band Express, directed by drummer Pete Swan, will swing and groove into CPAC with a broad variety of music from Van Morrison, Lou Rawls, Lionel Richie, Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Billy Preston, the Jersey Boys, Al Jarreau, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, and others featuring arrangements from Don Costa, Nelson Riddle, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Hear songs like Going Out of My Head, Moon Dance, Birth of the Blues, Night and Day, New York, How Sweet It Is, Can¹t Take My Eyes Off of You, Hello, Don’t Get Around Much, Time After Time, Summertime and many more.

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Art Workshop - Acrylic Landscape & Wildlife Painting: Beginning to Intermediate Instructor: Rick Wheeler

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

The basics of acrylic painting from how to start your painting by ‘blocking in’ to completion. This class is designed for beginners to intermediate students and will cover color mixing, brush choices, preferred painting surfaces, and composition, as well as painting techniques such as blending, layering, transparent and opaque applications of paint. Our subjects will be landscape (large or small views) and wildlife. We’ll work from photos: either one of your own or someone’s you have permission to use. Instructor will also bring a number of photos of his own for students to use. The focus of the class will not be to copy a photo, but to interpret it, which the instructor will demonstrate and explain in class.

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CAROLYN MARTIN

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Singer Carolyn Martin has been described as “… a winning throwback to the days where emotion was measured and artful rather than loud and histrionic.” From European concert halls to intimate venues at home in Nashville, fans have come to know Carolyn as a vocalist with a unique sense of musical style, a charismatic stage presence and a voice that exudes passion and experience – the soulful elegance that is the very essence of music.

Carolyn is a Texas born, Nashville based swing singer and member of the Texas Western Swing Hall Of Fame. Carolyn was the recipient of the Academy of Western Artists’ Will Rogers award as the Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year in 2008, 2010, and 2014 and will join the Western Swing Society of the Southwest’s Hall of Fame in 2015. Carolyn Martin has been described as “an astonishing singer”, “a remarkable voice”, a “singing sensation” and as “one of the finest western swing singers in the business.” Carolyn’s live shows have always aimed to deliver what Ft. Worth Magazine called “a jaw dropping performance.” Carolyn’s recordings have won accolades – among them, Western Swing Album of the Year and Western Swing Song of the Year. Each of Carolyn’s last four CD’s spent months at the top of Western Way Magazine’s Western Swing Chart.

After years of success playing Texas dance halls and honky-tonks, Carolyn relocated to Nashville where she worked as a freelance singer and guitarist, gradually transitioning from playing in bars to performing at private parties and corporate events. In 1999, she was asked to join the Time Jumpers with whom she performed on three CD’s, a DVD that has aired on hundreds of Public Television Stations and shared two Grammy nominations. After 11 years, Carolyn left the Time Jumpers to perform full time with her own group, Carolyn Martin’s Swing Band.

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JULIE ANNE’S REFLECTIONS ON THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Influenced by jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Julie London and Peggy Lee, Julie Anne pays tribute to these great artists by keeping their classic jazz standards alive. The quality of her voice, her unique phrasing and interpretations make her one of the top jazz performers around. Julie Anne has a degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona where she studied jazz under the renowned Jeff Haskell. Julie Anne has been singing professionally in Tucson for over 20 years with regular gigs with the Tucson Jazz Society, Tucson Swings and Triple Threat, concerts in which she sings and dances with two other talented ladies Crystal Stark and Katherine Byrnes. She regularly performs at numerous local venues and resorts including Dove Mountain, the piano bar at McMahon’s Steak House, Cushing Street bar and Grill, Ventana Canyon, Kingfisher, Blue Fin, Westward Look, The Gas Light Theatre, Starr Pass resort and Saddlebrooke. Julie Anne will be backed by the world-class musicianship of Mike Levy (bass), Richard Katz (keys), Doug Davis (drums) and Brice Winston (trumpet).

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ARIZONA FRONTIER DOUBLE FEATURE: Legends of the Lost Dutchman / Mysteries of Canyon Diablo Two Films by Phil Wenstrand

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $10 in advance – all tickets $15 at door

For well over a hundred years prospectors, adventurers and even tourists have searched in vain for the famous Lost Dutchman gold mine in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains. Dozens have died in this rugged place only a few miles from downtown Phoenix. Was there a “Dutchman” and did he have a fabulous mine that contained, in his words “enough treasure for ten men?” “Legends of the Lost Dutchman” follows his trail and those of the men and women who continue to search.

For a brief time in the 1880’s the little town of Canyon Diablo in northern Arizona became the wickedest place on the frontier. With a killing almost every day, no lawman dared step foot in this den of gamblers, robbers and thieves. This was “the end of the track,” a community of tents, tar paper shacks and killers.

Both of these films were produced by Arizona filmmaker Phil Wenstrand. His film “Ghost Towns of Old Arizona” was a sellout at CPAC last year. Question and answer session with Phil Wenstrand to follow both films.

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JACK LASSETER The Cowboy and Cattle Ranching in the West

Community Performing Arts Center Foundation
Green Valley, AZ

Tickets: $15/$20 in advance – all tickets $20 at door

Here Jack tells us all about the history of the western cattle business, who the cowboys were, what their life was like, their special terminology and apparel, why their boots are pointed and their hats turned up, why bareback is safer than with a saddle, what life was like on a cattle drive and how did one start a ranch and survive in Arizona. It is a fascinating subject that most of us don’t know much about except from the movies, and just in time for Rodeo.

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