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JACK LASSETER The Spanish History of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM
- Only 39 tickets!

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

The story of Santa Fe, the second oldest city in the U.S. behind only St. Augustine, Florida, is the story of the Spanish here in the American Southwest. It was sitting here on the very northern edge of Spanish civilization in the New World, for some 10 years before the Mayflower even landed at Plymouth Rock. It became the Spanish capital of the Southwest, was the territorial capital for Tucson from the time we became part of the U.S. in 1854 until the Arizona Territory was created in 1863. Come and hear the fascinating stories of Juan de Oñate, Antonio de Espejo, the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, how Spain’s approach to the Indians differed from that of the Americans, the opening of the Santa Fe Trail, the South’s attempt to capture New Mexico for the Confederacy, and all the rest. Everyone living in the Southwest should know this story.

 

THE ORBISON YEARS: FEATURING MARK BARNETT AS ROY ORBISON TAD Management

Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

An unbelievable transformation complete with the looks, voice and feel of the magnificent ROY ORBISON. The awesome Orbison style and vocal range is truly captured by MARK BARNETT as he performs the classic hits like “Only The Lonely,” “Crying,” “Pretty Woman,” “In Dreams,” “Running Scared,” ” Blue Angel,” ” You Got It,” ” Blue Bayou” and many others.

Just close your eyes and listen to the haunting ballads and the soaring heights of this performer’s vocal range. Few can even come close to attempting to sing like Roy Orbison. Mark Barnett truly nails it. An absolutely stunning show with a full band not to be missed!

 

HONKY TONK CHRISTMAS WITH LONELY STREET PRODUCTIONS Sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Gather up the family and get set to two-step ‘round the Christmas tree as you enjoy the yuletide twang of Honky Tonk Christmas! This knee-slappin’ production includes perennial holiday hits including songs made famous by Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, George Strait and more. You won’t want to miss this evening of family holiday fun with Alex Mack, Kaci Bays and the Lonely Street Band!

 

SONS OF ORPHEUS HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

Founded and led by the distinguished tenor, Grayson Hirst, this community-based men’s choral organization is comprised of men from all walks of life. Members include professional musicians, retired businessmen, scholars, teachers, doctors and others. Sons of Orpheus is a not-for-profit organization which pro- vides music scholarships and supports food banks and other numerous community organizations. They have performed with the Balalaika Orchestra, Tucson Chamber Orchestra and the Tucson Boys and Girls Choruses, among others.

 

THE EVERLY BROTHERS EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS SHOW Featuring the Zmed Brothers

Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 19, 2018

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

?The Everly brothers? career lasted over half a century, they recorded 21 studio albums, sold more than 60 million records world-wide, had over 30 billboard top -100 singles, among the highest ranking of any rock duo ever, they received numerous accolades in their later career, and influenced countless legendary artist that came after them including The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Bee Gees, Neil Young.. and the list goes on.

The Everly Brothers Experience Christmas Show features a high energy band led by two real life brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed who bring a genuine and youthful approach to the timeless music of the Everly Brothers. Zachary and Dylan have been described as having a striking resemblance to the genetic intimacy so ever present in the harmonies created by Don and Phil Everly. The Christmas show strings together some great Christmas hits that came out during the late 50’s early 60’s along with a few special Christmas songs that were part of Don and Phil’s childhood years growing up in Shenandoah.

For the last 2 years the Zmed Brothers have celebrated the pivotal music and history of ?The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across the US and overseas in prestigious venues. The Zmeds say, “ The music of the 50’s and 60’s are nostalgic to us, our parents raised us on it, and we feel that the Everly’s contribution is greatly overlooked, especially by younger generations. Our aim is not to impersonate but to do our best in honoring the aesthetics of their iconic sound and in honoring the important role they played pioneering the rock n’ roll movement, all while having a little fun telling our own personal story,” and they do just that. Growing up with a father, (Adrian Zmed) as a traveling singer/dancer/actor (?Grease 2, Bachelor Party, T.J. Hooker), and a mother (Barbara) as a second grade teacher in a suburb of Los Angeles, the Zmed Brothers continuously strive to pay homage to their personal roots by always infusing an instinctual blend of entertainment (a la Smothers Brothers) and contextual education in their performance. The Zmed brothers are absolutely thrilled to be able to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate and singular origins of America’s greatest Rock n’ Roll sibling duo.

 

YOUR CHEATIN’ HEART: A SALUTE TO HANK WILLIAMS, PATSY CLINE & EARLY COUNTRY MUSIC Featuring Alex Mack, Kaci Bays and the Lonely Street Productions Band

Jan 3, 2019 - Jan 4, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

“Hey Good Lookin!” let’s go “Honky Tonkin’” with this tribute to songwriting superstar Hank Williams, Sr. You’ll be humming along to songs like “Jambalaya,” “Move it on Over,” “Lovesick Blues” and many more! Combine that with the siren song of our salute to Patsy Cline and you’d be “Crazy” to miss this one!

 

JACK LASSETER The Spanish History of Texas

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

The history of Texas is the story of longhorns, trail drives and barbed wire; of Santa Ana, Sam Houston and John Chisholm; of the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto; of the Comanches, the Comancheros and the Texas Rangers; of cotton, oil and even the Stetson hat. It is the only state with the right to divide itself into 5 states, which it will never do because Texans couldn’t agree on which of the five gets the Alamo. It is the only state that had been an independent nation, actually for some 10 years, when it joined the Union. This, and a lot more, is all part of the story of Texas, a unique and fascinating place, whose story Jack brings alive.

 

* Weekly Art Class with Rick Wheeler

Jan 8, 2019 - Apr 23, 2019

SCRATCHBOARD/WATERCOLOR: COMBINING DRAWING WITH PAINTING Instructor: Rick Wheeler Dates: Every Tuesday, January 8 to April 23, 2019 Time: 9 AM – 11:00 AM Fee: $40/2-hour Session

Scratchboard is fundamentally a drawing medium, popular in the early 1900’s for book illustration. Scratchboard makes for some very dramatic black & white renderings, but with this class, the students will discover how adding color – using traditional watercolor – can enhance their drawings.

BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR Instructor: Rick Wheeler Dates: Every Tuesday, January 8 to April 23, 2019 Time: 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM Fee: $40/2-hour Session

A class that focuses on the basics for beginners, as well as advanced techniques for the intermediate student. Color mixing, brush and paper choices, how to stretch your own paper will be covered, along with the importance of good drawing skills and such techniques as working light-to-dark, wet-into-wet, wet-over-dry, glazing, blending, and loose vs. tight painting.

ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE: A PAINTERLY APPROACH Instructor: Rick Wheeler Dates: Every Tuesday, January 8 to April 23, 2019 Time: 2:00 AM – 4:00 PM Fee: $40/2-hour Session

“Painterly” is a term often used among other painters. If one painter calls another artists work, “painterly” it’s considered a compliment. The term is used to describe a style of work that allows for visible brushstrokes, thick applications of paint, dry brush, and blocking-in, while incorporating a more generalized, less detailed approach to painting. All of these techniques, and several others will be covered.

 

NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS

Jan 9, 2019 - Jan 9, 2019

Tickets: $30 in advance – $35 at door

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, as well as their Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. 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 latest CD titled “Nice Time To Be Alive”, as well as their Greatest Hits CD, which includes songs listed above, titled “RECYCLED”. Autographs are given after the concert at a special meet and greet for the audience members, 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! It is advisable to buy tickets early, as they usually sell out. Please visit www.thenewchristyminstrels.com and the New Christy Minstrels Foundation www.newchristyminstrelsfoundation.org.

 

BIG BAND SOUNDS

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $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 18 professional jazz players 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 Richard Blickenstaff, who has been a fixture in the Tucson jazz scene for several decades.

 

THE GLEN CAMPBELL STORY: A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGEND AND HIS MUSIC TAD Management

Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 12, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

From The Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds” album to the movie “True Grit” or with the unforgettable “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell has influenced pop culture and the music scene more than most. He is a true legend of music and known as one of the best guitarists in the world, with a soaring voice that could keep you entranced for hours.

During his 50 years in the music business, Campbell released more than 70 studio albums. He sold 45 million records worldwide and accumulated 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Among Campbell‘s hits are “Universal Soldier,” his first hit from 1965, along with “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife,” “Galveston,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and “Southern Nights.” The Glen Campbell Story is a spectacular concert celebrating the life and the music of this legend.

 

GUYS AND DOLLS by Frank Loesser The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

January 17-19 and 24-26 at 7:00 PM January 20th and 27th at 3:00PM Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of pairings: a high-rolling gambler wooing a puritanical missionary and a showgirl dreaming of marriage with a crap game manager who is anything but. Set in the Manhattan of Damon Runyon’s short stories and showcasing colorful characters including driven gamblers, petty racketeers, and chewing gum-smacking showgirls, Guys and Dolls tells of con-man Nathan Detroit’s efforts to set up a floating crap game while avoiding the wrath of his fiancé, the delightful Miss Adelaide (who is desperate to marry Nathan after a 14 -year engagement). Unfortunately, Nathan doesn’t have the dough to secure a location for the game. Enter Sky Masterson, a high-rolling gambler willing to take on any honest bet with a high enough reward attached. Nathan bets Sky that he can’t romance a “doll” of Nathan’s choosing. When Sky agrees to the bet, Nathan chooses straight-laced Sarah Brown, head of Broadway’s Save-a-Soul Mission. Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck Be a Lady.” This production is directed by Marcy Miller with musical direction by Murry Holmstrom.

 

*Art Workshop ABSTRACT PAINTING Instructor: Francheskaa

January 17th and 18th Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $245 Early Bird Special $220 if paid in full by December 18, 2018 Booklet Fee: $5

Your Abstract painting is one of a kind. It is not a project. It is a process. It is created by you. The painting comes from your creative self. Follow your intuitiveness. See the invisible. Trust your knowing. PAINT. You will critique your work as you paint. Follow the Principles of Painting and Elements of Design. “Your being and spirit are expressing self in ABSTRACT PAINTING.”

 

*Art Workshop LAYERING PASTELS - WARM AND COOL Instructor: Judy Wegenast

January 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Time: 10:00 - 4:00

Fee: $220, Early Bird Special $200 if paid in full by December 23, 2018

The goal of this workshop is to teach participants to apply pastel in layers using correct value. Layers are applied in warm and cool layers until the desired hue is obtained. Working from reference photographs, participants will explore value, composition, drawing, color, and pastel application. This course includes daily demos, individual guidance and group critiques.

 

ROBERT MIRABAL

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Two-time GRAMMY Award winner, Robert Mirabal, lives with his family at the foot of the sacred Taos Mountain in northern New Mexico. Maintaining a traditional life, keeping the centuries-old customs of the Taos Pueblo people, Robert has been described as a Native American “Renaissance man” – musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, horseman and farmer – and he travels extensively playing his music all over the world. As a teenager, he had the opportunity to meet Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai who greatly influenced him. In the years since Robert has continued the evolution of his music and has also become an accomplished concert performer and recording artist. His 12 albums of traditional music, rock and roll and spoken word present a contemporary view of American Indian life that is unequaled. A leading proponent of world music, Robert has merged his indigenous American sound with those of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, tapping into a planetary pulse with a style that defies categorization.

Robert has won many honors including two-time Native American Artist of the Year, three-time Songwriter of the Year, a 2006 GRAMMY Award for Sacred Ground, and his 2008 GRAMMY Award for Johnny Whitehorse Totemic Flute Chants. His 2002 breakthrough PBS Special, Music From a Painted Cave, is unsurpassed in Native American theatrical expression. Mirabal portrayed Tony Lujan in the movie Georgia O’Keeffe, starring three-time Academy Award nominee, Joan Allen. In recent years, Robert has appeared on Japanese and Italian TV as well as several guest roles on Walker, Texas Ranger. His current one-man show digs into the agricultural roots of his homeland on the Taos Pueblo, from the stories to the land to the water and sky. Mirabal emphasizes his culture’s devotion to the ancient people and ancient seeds through song, dance and stories, creating inspiration and reminders that our relationship to ourselves delves deeper than just our human connections.

 

*Art Workshop PROCESS - PURPOSE - PASSION: INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH OIL & COLD WAX Instructor: James Edward Scherbarth

January 29th, 30th, and 31st Time: 9:00 - 4:00

Fee: $385, Early Bird Special $350 if paid in full by December 30, 2018

In this 3 day workshop Jim will introduce you to the oil and cold wax process of creating meaningful abstractions through the use of layers & color interaction. Utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements artists will explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making.

 

DUNCAN TUCK

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Country to Classical via Comedy best describes this Musical Entertainer’s show. Baby Boomer songs and Classics, specially blended with humor make up his upbeat one-man concert. Duncan is an accomplished musician, vocalist, humorist, recording artist, songwriter, and he has exceptional talent on the 12-string guitar and high falootin’ flamenco guitar.

Duncan has worked with many legendary entertainers: Jose Feliciano, the late Robin Williams, David Letterman, Kenny Chesney, and Kevin Costner to name a few. Ice House and Palomino Club in LA, performances in Branson, and headlining on cruise ships for almost twenty years in over 75 countries are just a few career highlights…and not to mention “Winner of the Gong Show in 1977.”

 

DOWN ON THE CORNER: THE BEST OF CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL Featuring Mike Yarema and the Lonely Street Productions Band

Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 13, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Get back to your roots with this sensational salute to Creedence Clearwater Revival! No matter if you’re a “Fortunate Son” or you were “Born on the Bayou” let that big wheel roll you down the river with the great Americana songs of CCR. You’ll hear all the hits including “Proud Mary”, “Bad Moon Rising” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and hear the tale of how a band from California created the definitive swampy sound of the South.

 

BEST OF GASLIGHT THEATER

Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Join the popular faces of The Gaslight Theatre as they share their favorite impressions and songs from the last four decades of entertaining Tucson! The cast includes: Joe Cooper, Mike Yarema, Todd Thompson, Jake Chapman, Heather Stricker, Janee Page, and Erin Thompson, who are all current and long-time members of The Gaslight Theatre’s cast of actors. Impressions will include Sony and Cher, Madonna, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Johnny Carson, and of course some numbers from The Gaslight Theatre’s melodrama shows! Come laugh with these Gaslight regulars as they perform this show for the first time in Green Valley!

The Gaslight Theater has been a popular destination for residents of southern Arizona for decades. It all started back in 1977 when a young 24-year-old U of A student named Tony Terry Jr. grabbed a few great friends from the drama department and headed to Skagway, Alaska. They founded the “Mighty Moose Melodrama Theatre” and the one and only production was called “Gold Fever! or Danger at Bonanza Creek!” After a long, cold, but fun summer, the troupe said “The heck with this! Let’s head back to the desert!” Shortly after their return to Tucson and with the help of Tony’s brother Tom, they opened The Gaslight Theatre in an old red barn at Trail Dust Town on Tanque Verde Road. They eventually settled in the old Jerry Lewis Theatre at the corner of Broadway and Kolb and also built Little Anthony’s Diner. They are still entertaining Tucson families and making memories for a whole new generation.

 

MARIACHI SOL AZTECA

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:00 PM
- Only 49 tickets!

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

In 2001, two local mariachi student musicians collaborated to form Mariachi Sol Azteca. The group has grown to 13 members and consists of violins, trumpets, guitars, a vihuela, a guitarron and a harp. Mariachi Sol Azteca is currently under the leadership of founding Director Angel Guzman and newly appointed Director of Musicality and Performance, Rafael Moran. Members of Mariachi Sol Azteca are actively involved in several local communities and have recently established a partnership with the Instituto Cultural Mexicano de Tucson to strengthen the bond between the ensemble and southern Arizona. Mariachi Sol Azteca has partnered with The Arizona Bilingual Newspaper, The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Rincon Congregational Church, La Parrilla Suiza, HopeFest and The Museum of Northern Arizona & Nuestras Raices in Flagstaff, AZ. The ensemble has worked diligently to create a fresh and progressive mariachi sound and has a passion to educate others about the art form. The ensemble performs for private parties, corporate gatherings, and most importantly, community events that facilitate cultural growth. The mission of Mariachi Sol Azteca is to preserve mariachi music in a professional and respectful way by elevating cultural awareness in the arts.

 

TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

The TSO’s Percussion Ensemble explores the diverse repertoire of jazz, pop, classics and contemporary music so colorfully performed by percussion. Originally formed as an educational outreach ensemble, performances include audience participation and instruments from around the globe. The group consistently receives praise and awards from around the state. The ensemble recently brought thousands of people to their feet at a series of TSO Pops! concerts with electric and mesmerizing performances of Richard Peck’s The Glory and the Grandeur.

 

*Art Workshop BEYOND PROCESS: BRINGING OUR PURPOSE & PASSION TO ABSTRACT PAINTING WITH OIL & COLD WAX Instructor: James Edward Scherbarth

February 6th, 7th, and 8th Time: 9:00 - 4:00

Fee: $385, Early Bird Special $350 if paid in full by January 7, 2019

This 3 day advance workshop is for those who are comfortable with the basic techniques and have a working knowledge of the process & Cold Wax Medium. Now we look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, working in series all within the discussion of process-purpose-passion. Jim will work with each artist at their pace and their experience level with the medium. Open to Advance Students.

 

THE 4GENTS PRESENT: THE DOO WOP DANCE PARTY Featuring the Pete Swan Combo

Feb 7, 2019 - Feb 8, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

The 4GENTS have been burning up dance floors, shaking down music halls and melting hearts with their remarkable vocal talents since 2015. Specializing in doo-wop and popular vocal music mostly from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, these crooners have diverse backgrounds in opera, musical theatre, film, music education and pop music! This allows them to perform nostalgic hits with flair and their own distinct style while still keeping the heart and essence of the original music. Everywhere they perform…from Arizona to San Miguel de Allende Mexico, this super quartet is always a major hit with audiences of all ages. You don’t want to miss this Doo-wop dance party! Juan Aguirre made his professional debut in 1997 with Arizona Opera and since then has performed all over the world in both classical and popular genres. He has been featured in many roles such as Javert and Capt. Von Trapp and recorded two CDs. Juan can also be seen and heard on national TV and radio as a bilingual actor and voice over artist. Dr. Greg Guenther resides in Tucson, performing with multiple professional opera companies in Arizona. Internationally, he has won awards in the ICCA competition as well as local accolades, such as the President’s Competition, Quest for the Best, and NATS. In Tucson, he teaches with TUSD’s OMA program and is on faculty at Pima Community College.

Matthew Holter is a performer with a wide range of abilities in music, dance and theatre having performed and directed around internationally in England, China, and Russia to name a few. Mr. Holter is the founder of the 4GENTS, a member of the Grammy nominated ensemble True Concord and is an award-winning music teacher.

Chach Snook is a performer with numerous credits under his belt both on the stage and directing, Chach enchants audiences with his clarion voice and presence. Mr. Snook was a member of NY-based vocal ensemble Pieces of Eight before moving to Tucson where he has continued actively performing while earning Teacher of the Year as an outstanding fine arts teacher.

 

JACK LASSETER The Spanish History of Arizona

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

Jack will share with us the interesting story of the Spanish frontier’s expansion north up into this area where we live. It includes the fascinating stories of Coronado, Father Kino, Juan Batista de Anza and the establishment of the presidios at Tubac and Tucson; why they were here, how the Spanish dealt with the Apaches, how the Americans acquired this land, why the Arizona border goes up to Yuma instead of straight to the Gulf of California, how Tucson and Arizona got their names and much more!

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CLASS OF ’69: THE GREATEST HITS FROM 50 YEARS AGO Featuring Crystal Stark and the Lonely Street Productions Band

Feb 14, 2019 - Feb 15, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

This annual salute to the top songs from 50 years ago features chart toppers from 1969 such as, “Sugar, Sugar”, “Dizzy,” “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Proud Mary” and “Galveston.” Let’s “Get Together” and journey back to the “Time of the Season” when they played a new hit song, you’d actually turn the radio up!

 

TUCSON AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND Featuring Irish Folk Band Sean Chairde

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

Formed in 2011, Tucson and District Pipe Band is dedicated to furthering the arts of piping and drumming throughout the southwest. They are active in the local Irish, Scottish and general Celtic community in Tucson and participate in local and regional competitions. Pipe Major Michael Brollini believes in dedicating the band to improving, evolving and maintaining quality standards. Pipe Sergeant and chief tuner Neal Flint has been playing the pipes for 35 years. He is a professional piano tuner and a man very dedicated to his Irish roots. Bass Drummer Stuart Baker personifies in every way the idea that the bass drummer is the “heart beat” of the band. Lead Drummer Paul Gibson is a professional percussionist and plays just about every musical instrument that requires to be “hit” in some way. Tucson and District Pipe Band was crowned winner of the 2013 Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Best Musical Act.”

Sean Chairde (meaning “old friends” in Irish) is a Celtic folk group specializing in performing Irish and Celtic folk music. Their performances at several local venues including Maloney’s on 4th Avenue have been met with rave reviews. They are dedicated to the continuation of authentic folk music both vocal and instrumental.

 

JAMES REAMS AND THE BARNSTORMERS Tribute to Old Time Country and Bluegrass

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

James Reams & the Barnstormers tread the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and folk meet in the night to swap stories. They feature driving rhythm and 3-part harmonies that take you back to a time before bluegrass was smoothed out for the uninitiated, the ill- prepared or the faint of heart. The band includes James on guitar and lead vocals; Billy Parker on mandolin and harmony; Dick Brown on banjo and harmony; and Dan Meyer on upright bass.

James Reams has been a bluegrass bandleader for over 20 years. Coming from a family of traditional singers in southeastern Kentucky, James has played both old-time and bluegrass music since he was just a little sprout. James is known as an “ambassador of Bluegrass” for his dedication to and deep involvement in the thriving bluegrass and Americana music community. To date, he has released nine CDs including a special DVD documentary about the band. His 2016 release, Rhyme & Season, is receiving high acclaim. In 2002, his self-titled album featuring Walter Hensley received an IBMA nomination for Recording Event of the Year and earned James an IBMA nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year. A single (Almost Hear the Blues) from his 2011 CD, One Foot in the Honky Tonk, charted nationally and the CD made 2 Top Ten Lists of 2011. His original songs are important additions to the bluegrass repertoire, keeping this tradition alive with contemporary issues and new sounds. And he’s no slouch on the guitar either! His guitar playing was highlighted in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine’s “Masters of Rhythm Guitar” column. James Reams sounds “as smoky as his heroes: Lester, Carter, and Red.” ~ Banjo Newsletter Billy Parker brings passion and style to every set. A 30+ year veteran, Billy has been heavily influenced by bluegrass legends and mandolin masters Bill Monroe, David Grisman and Clarence White. A former member of the Southern CA band, Lost Highway, Billy has developed a confident and spirited approach to seamlessly move between the rapid-fire bluegrass tunes and more soulful melodies. Parker’s diversity, creativity and dedication – as well as a sense of band dynamics – helps propel the music to a higher sound to the delight of audiences everywhere he plays.

Dick Brown’s precise and rock solid banjo playing and silky baritone vocals reflect the influence of those he admires most: Bill Emerson and Alan Munde. He joined Lost Highway in 1995 and recorded and toured with that band until 2006. Dick has performed with such notables as Lynn Morris, David Parmley and Laurie Lewis.

Dan Meyer has been playing the ultimate “out of the spotlight” instrument, aka the upright bass, since the 1970s. He has performed at the IBMA Bluegrass Showdown in Louisville and at bluegrass festivals across the Midwest. Holding down the bottom for the Barnstormers with his rock steady and intuitive bass stylings, Dan really lights up the place with his ready smile while laying down a smooth rhythm.

 

*Art Workshop PAINTING THE SOUL IN WATERCOLOR, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE Instructor: Michaelin Otis

February 20th, 21st, and 22nd Time: 9:30 - 3:00

Fee: $375, Early Bird Special $335 if paid in full by January 21, 2019 Supply Fee: $10

Nationally known artist and author of “Watercolor for the Fun of it, Painting People,” Michaelin Otis will instruct you on both drawing, designing and painting both a portrait and an animal portrait. Learn Michaelin’s sure fire way to achieve a likeness, right values and simplifying shapes and colors as well as many more techniques. Have three fun filled days of learning and laughter.

 

THEODORE ROOSEVELT: MAN IN THE ARENA Starring Derek Evans

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 7:00 PM
- Only 35 tickets!

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Theodore Roosevelt — “Teddy” to the world — was the face of America for three decades. Powerful, opinionated, intensely loyal, and devoted to the ideal of a just, honorable and muscular America, he stood for high ideals and never preached anything he didn’t practice. The 26th President of the United States has been energetically brought back to life by Derek Evans in performances from the White House Visitor Center to museums and theaters across the United States. Come and meet the man Owen Wister called “The most American American who ever lived!”

Derek Evans is a professional actor and scholar who has spent a career of almost 40 years engaged in educational presentations for schools, colleges, museums and libraries. He has conservatory training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and at New York University and holds bachelors and masters degrees from Northwestern University. He is a veteran of over 40 stage productions in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco. Since 1995 he has concentrated on living history presentations on Theodore Roosevelt, which have now totaled over 500 performances. He maintains a professional reference library of over 400 volumes with emphasis on Theodore Roosevelt and 19th and early 20th Century American history.

Feb 26, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon getting its designation as a National Park. Mr. Evans’ portrayal of Roosevelt will highlight TR’s visits to Arizona in addition to offering touching lessons in patriotism, self-reliance, family values, and the conservation of our great natural resources – and everything you ever wanted to know about the Teddy Bear!

 

FIRST LADIES OF SONG STARRING CRYSTAL STARK Khris Dodge Entertainment

Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner…all of these artists have taken the stage and the world by storm with their powerful voices and incredible determination. Crystal Stark, an American Idol semi-finalist and vocal powerhouse in her own right, pays tribute to these First Ladies of Song with songs that will make you laugh, smile, cry and appreciate the fortitude of those fierce females. You won’t want this show to end!

 

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS: TRIBUTE TO EAGLES TAD Management

Feb 26, 2019 - Feb 27, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

One of These Nights promises exactly that….an unforgettable night! Join us for a hit filled show featuring the music of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock acts of all time. This show takes the audience on a journey through all the Eagles’ ‘sounds,’ from tasteful country rock, complete with full harmonies, to hard rocking tunes that highlight the Eagles’ extraordinary catalogue. The show of course features the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Hotel California,’ ‘Desperado,’ Lyin’ Eyes,’ ‘Life In The Fast Lane,’ ‘Take It Easy,’ ‘Already Gone,’ ‘One Of These Nights’ and many others; all presented in a highly entertaining production with uncanny accuracy. It was these and other Eagles tracks that earned the band seven number-one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six number one albums. Recognized for their uncanny accuracy to the original, John Waxman and JD Madrid have teamed up with fellow stellar musicians to create one of the best sounding Eagles tribute bands touring today.

 

WARP TRIO IN CONCERT

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Described in Free Times as, “A talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music,” Warp Trio is NOT your typical piano trio. Lying at the intersection of a chamber music ensemble, rock band, and art project, Mikael Darmanie (Piano), Ju Young Lee (Cello), Josh Henderson (Violin) and Rick Martinez (Percussion) are pushing the boundaries of music consumption through inter-disciplinary collaborations and eclectic programming that includes electrifying original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical repertoire. Whether performing in a nightclub, gallery space or concert hall, Warp Trio is transporting audiences to the next level of concert experience. Since their inception at the beginning of 2014, Warp Trio has maintained a broad range of repertoire ranging from traditional classical to their own original compositions and virtuoso arrangements of music spanning several different genres. They have performed as individuals all over the planet, and as a trio have begun to make their mark on the classical music scene with their energizing performances throughout the U.S. This performance will feature “Suite for Amplified Piano Trio and Drum Set,” works by Duke Ellington, several original compositions and Hadyn’s Piano Trio No. XV in A Major.

 

BRING BACK THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’: A SALUTE TO THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS AND BLUE-EYED SOUL Featuring Chach Snook, Alex Mack and the Lonely Street Productions Band

Mar 1, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

The term “blue-eyed soul,” originally coined in the 60s, refers to musicians who were influenced by soul rhythm and blues. Sensational artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Rascals, Johnny Rivers and Hall & Oates were the cornerstones of this movement, and their music has inspired artists ever since. Bring Back That Lovin’ Feelin’ promises a soulfully sensational evening!

 

THE LIMELITERS

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:00 PM
- Only 33 tickets!

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

The unique blend of surging vocals, thrilling harmony, whacked out humor and classic folk music of this unique trio continue to earn them their title as The Fabulous Limeliters! The Limeliters launched their career in 1959 at San Francisco’s famous “Hungry i” and before long, founding members Alex Hassilev, Lou Gottlieb, and Glenn Yarbrough emerged as one of the dominant voices of the early 1960’s folk music scene. A string of best-selling albums for RCA Records and frequent television appearances quickly made The Limeliters a household name.

Throughout the ensuing years, the lineup has featured several spectacularly talented new members, but The Limeliters have never deviated from the integrity of the fabulous sound that they pioneered. With their energy and enthusiasm undiminished and undaunted, current members Don Marovich, Andy Corwin, and Gaylan Taylor remain as exciting an act as the genre has produced.

Don Marovich is a journeyman musician who has played professionally since 1975. Don’s early roots were in barbershop singing and he placed 2nd & 3rd in consecutive national competitions. Don went on to lead several popular music groups as well as a very active solo career in front of thousands of diverse audiences. In the 80s, Don, as a band leader, was the subject of a one hour music special that aired in 36 states on ABC television. Besides being a singer/songwriter, he also plays guitar, banjo and mandolin. He brings his considerable skill and experience to the Limeliters with great enthusiasm.

Bass player Andy Corwin is a performer and songwriter with an offbeat sense of humor and an outrageous repertoire of songs. In 2005, he won top honors at the Kerrville Folk Festival “New Folk” songwriting competition. In addition to The Limeliters, Andy also is a member of the folk/comedy duo: “Actual Size”. During the 1990’s, he was a member of the politically incorrect, satirical, folk quartet “The Foreman”. A native New Yorker, Andy is also an accomplished TV editor and director whose work has appeared on NBC, The History Channel, The Discovery Network, Animal Planet, A&E, and HGTV.

Gaylan Taylor’s professional career began in 1967 with the Win’ Jammers and in the 1970’s as a member of The New Christy Minstrels. In 2005, Gaylan toured with Glenn Yarbrough as the leader of Glenn’s Havenstock River Band. In addition to guitar and vocals, Gaylan plays bass and harmonica and has written well over 200 songs, two of which are on the Limeliter’s CD “Right From the Start”. A self-proclaimed “recording studio junkie”, Gaylan is equally comfortable as a vocalist, vocal arranger, instrumentalist, engineer, or producer. He is a consummate professional in terms of performance and conduct.

 

ARIZONA GHOST TOWN DOUBLE FEATURE: Ghost Town Trail / Ghost Towns of Old Arizona Two Films by Phil Wenstrand

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $10 in advance – $15 at door

Ghost Town Trail: It is getting harder and harder to follow Arizona’s mythical “Ghost Town Trail.” The trail isn’t necessarily a real place but it is composed of the few images and stories that remain of Arizona’s frontier past. The “Trail” takes the viewer down a path that leads to riches, treasure and murder. Jimmy Pierce was just eating his lunch when he discovered a fortune. The Haldeman brothers were just defending themselves but they became the victims of “The Last Hanging” of Tombstone. Join filmmaker Phil Wenstrand as he follows the stories and lives of the men and women who braved the desert to open up frontier Arizona.

Ghost Towns of Old Arizona: In the 1800’s, frontier Arizona was a very hostile place. Forbidding deserts, heat and unfriendly natives made pioneering here as tough as any place in the west. But still there were those who thought the rewards were worth the risk. Mostly they dug into the earth in search of riches. As miners dug, others built camps that turned into towns. The motion picture, “Ghost Towns of Old Arizona,” takes you into some of these interesting and often dangerous places.

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