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WILDCAT JAZZ BAND

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM
- Only 25 tickets!

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

The Wildcat Jazz Band comes to CPAC with a 1920s New Orleans style music, comedy and dance review complete with professional dancers! The Wildcat Jazz Band is a longstanding Tucson ensemble and has performed at the Pentastic Jazz Festival 2014 in Penticton, British Columbia and locally at the Arizona Classic Jazz Festival. This performance will feature professional dancers, Dabney and Karen Lindy Hopkins have been performing together for a decade. They were inducted in the Camp Hollywood Swing Dance Hall of Fame and have competed and taught all over the country. Dabney has won several national dance titles and Karen has been featured on ‘Cold Case’ and in a Katy Perry music video. They regularly perform Jazz History shows at elementary schools to educate children about classic jazz and swing.

Rob Wright (banjo) was a member of The New Christy Minstrels from 1979 to 1981 and has performed in all 50 United States as well as Canada and Mexico. Rob is a frequent headliner at banjo festivals across America as well as making several guest artist appearances with symphony orchestras.

Ray Templin (piano/vocals) has played everywhere from Chicago’s jazz clubs to “Ray Templin’s Bar” on NBC’s Matlock. Templin’s career has covered just about all aspects of the entertainment industry and he has gained acclaim as a propulsive, swinging stride pianist and vocalist. His acting and voice-over talent has also led him to the world of television and commercials and spent 26 years at Disneyland as an entertainment fixture.

Rob Boone (trombone) has been active throughout the southwest in a wide variety of musical settings as trombonist, pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and copyist. Rob has worked with the Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Bernadette Peters and many others. Show credits include Wicked, Lion King, Chicago, Chorus Line, West Side Story and the Producers. Rob worked on cruise ships throughout the world as a trombonist and band leader.

Rick Peron (trumpet) spent a twenty year career in the prestigious Falconaires jazz ensemble of the USAF and he has become Tucson’s first-call lead trumpet man. Rick’s extensive credits include work with the Temptations, Pink Martini, Linda Ronsdtadt, Tito Puente Jr., Lou Rawls and many more. Among his National Touring Broadway Musical credits are Wicked, West Side Story, Chicago and 42nd Street. Rick’s distinctive trumpet sound has graced prominent jazz festivals around the US including the Detroit , Montreux, Wichita and Aspen Jazz Festivals.

Marco Rosano (clarinet/saxophone) is an accomplished musician as well as a versatile multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer. He has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including the Gene Krupa and Tommy Dorsey Orchestras, Sergio Mendoza, Calexico and KT Tunstall. Marco has composed scores for award winning films has played woodwinds for many theater productions including Anything Goes, Westside Story, Woodie Guthrie’s American Song and Chicago.

Evan Dain (bass) started at age 6 on the guitar and picked up the bass, banjo, trombone, tuba and mandolin along the way. Evan studied music at Laney College in Oakland, California, and afterwards served in the U.S. Navy. He is currently back home in Tucson after spending nearly two years on cruise ships.

 

OKTOBERFEST AT CPAC Featuring the Bavarian Brass Band of Green Valley

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM
SOLD OUT
 

SONORAN DOGS Bluegrass & Americana

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00 PM
- Only 24 tickets!

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 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.

 

Direct From Las Vegas: Hocus Pocus It’s Fielding West

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

In 1973 while selling cars and going to graduate school at night in Tallahassee, Florida, he met an unknown comedy magician named Steve Martin. That’s right, the Steve Martin, before he became famous. After seeing Steve perform, he knew that he wanted to be in show business for the rest of his life. The concept of a comedy act began.

Three years later he moved to Jacksonville, Florida and started his own Saturday morning children’s show on television with a Post/Newsweek station, WJ XT. The name of the show was Magic Gang and was the highest rated kids show in it’s time slot for two years. Not being satisfied with entertaining only children, Fielding pursued a nightclub act.

A year and a half after leaving television, he put together a successful touring show called the Amazing Fielding And Company. The show included illusions and hypnosis, which for after two years led him to Las Vegas. There he met Liberace who helped Fielding get his first break by showcasing his act at the Sahara Hotel. Since then he has been working all over the world as a featured star in large production shows and as an opening act for major stars.

Fielding’s career has now come full circle. He has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. His talents go far beyond stage and screen. Fielding is also a successful comedy writer for other magicians and comedians. He is well-known in the corporate market as a fantastic performer. In a course he created, called Stagecraft 101, he manages speaking seminars for young performers which teach how to speak more effectively.

 

OUT OF ORDER by Ray Cooney The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Nov 2, 2018 - Nov 10, 2018

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Out of Order is a 1990 farce written by Ray Cooney, the author of our popular production of Run For Your Wife several years ago. The play opens in a posh hotel where a politician meets a secretary of the opposing party for an illicit affair. He then finds himself spending the rest of the play trying to lie his way out of the situation with the help of his personal secretary. This hilarious romp features a cheeky waiter, a determined hotel manager, a persistent maid and a dead body among its main characters. Out of Order won London’s Lawrence Olivier Award for “Comedy of the Year” and is always a popular hit wherever it is performed. This production is directed by Susan Voorhees.

 

*Art Workshop BETTER VALUES, BETTER RESULTS Instructor: David Simons

November 6th, 7th, and 8th Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fee: $365, Early Bird Special $330 if paid in full by October 7, 2018

This class we will focus on values, their relationships and how they make or break a painting. A demonstration will be done each morning and individual instruction will be given to each student while they paint in the afternoons. Values do all the work and color gets all the Glory: Something to think about.

 

DECEMBER ’63: A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TAD Management

Nov 13, 2018 - Nov 14, 2018

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience with full band! December ’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades along with the most popular singles from the Broadway blockbuster musical, The Jersey Boys. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as our cast and band take you on musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys!

In 1962, the group released their first album, featuring the single “Sherry,” which was not only their first charted hit but also their first number-one song. The Four Seasons followed up “Sherry” with several million selling hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” (their second #1 hit), “Walk Like A Man,” (their third #1), “Candy Girl” and several others. From 1962 to early 1964, only The Beach Boys matched the Four Seasons in record sales in the U.S. The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best-selling groups of all time having sold 175 million records worldwide. Come out and enjoy a night of timeless classics!

 

JACK LASSETER The Spanish History of Florida

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Just imagine, St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied city by persons of European descent in the U.S. (since 1565), predates the founding of Jamestown by some 42 years, and Juan Ponce de León was in Florida even some 52 years before that, back in 1513. Why did Portugal get only Brazil in the New World, whereas the Spanish got all of the rest of Latin America? How far up the Atlantic coast did the Spanish go? How did Florida and Key West get their names? What about the French in New Orleans? How did Florida and the Gulf Coast eventually get into American hands. You will be astounded. Come and hear the exciting story of this historic place as only Jack can tell it.

 

JONI HARMS Featuring Olivia Harms

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

Joni Harms has been praised for her pure voice since she signed her first record deal with the famed producer Jimmy Bowen, of Capitol Records in the early 1990s. Since that time Joni has released eight more outstanding albums. Joni Harms is no stranger to success. She has been a winner of multiple Academy of Western Artists Awards including top honor for Entertainer of the Year in 2002. In 2003, Harms was named Female Vocalist of the Year and accepted the award for Song of the Year from the Western Music Association. Harms continues to build audiences through appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Harms lives on a ranch in Oregon with her family that was homesteaded by her great, great grandfather in 1872. The ranch serves as the main inspiration for many of her songs. This performance will also feature Joni’s daughter Olivia!

 

THE BLUES BROTHERS Starring Mike Yarema and Charlie Hall

Nov 16, 2018 - Nov 16, 2018

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Hitting the Highway once again, it’s those brothers in black singing THE BLUES! Charlie Hall and Mike Yarema bring their ever so popular 9-Piece “Blues Brothers Tribute Concert” to the Performance and Art Center in Green Valley! They’ve caused a tremendous raucous in “Sweet Home Chicago” and after “Messin’ with the Kid” and his main squeeze, “Minnie the Moocher” those troublemakers still just wanna “Let the Good Times Roll.” Be sure to bring your dancing shoes, because they got the band back together! AZ Blues Hall of Famer favorites, the Bad News Blues Band, return to join “Jake” and “Elwood” for an evening not to miss; you’re guaranteed to leave a “Soul Man!”

 

JOVERT IN CONCERT Tucson High Magnet School Steel Band

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

Get ready for a performance unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard. Uber-talented youths from Jovert – the Tucson High Magnet School Steel Band from Tucson – will entertain you with a variety of music that promises to keep you dancing all night long. Recognized as one of the best steel drum programs in the nation, Jovert inspires and captivates audiences through the performers’ talent, sincerity, and energy. Jovert has recorded several critically-acclaimed CDs over the last decade, and their music has sold on six continents. This show will keep you talking for years to come!

 

BAD NEWS BLUES BAND

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door

The Bad News Blues Band has been gaining a reputation for house burning live performances all over the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Romania, Ireland, the U.K. and even Moscow, Russia! With their latest ARV Records release, “Still Cadillacin”, they’re set to hit the road and spread the word with the fire and intensity that their live shows are renowned for.

In the 26 years since the band was formed they have won many local and regional awards including first place in the 1997 and 2002 Arizona Blues Shootout. Winning the shootout earned them a spot at the International Blues and talent competition in Memphis, Tennessee sponsored by the Blues Foundation. The band also has the distinct honor of being the first blues band ever to be added to the artist roster for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

All five members of the Bad News Blues Band have individually been inducted to the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in addition to being inducted as a band in 2014. The group has released 8 CD’s in addition to numerous appearances on other projects. This band is on the move with a smoking hot rhythm section, sweet smoldering horns, blistering guitar, and an impressive frontline of dynamic vocals, that is sure to Knock You Out!

 

JOE BOURNE PRESENTS: THE MUSIC OF LOU RAWLS AND SAM COOK

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM
- Only 5 tickets!

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Joe Bourne and his dynamic band will perform the music of Lou Rawls and Sam Cook. This performance will include hits such as Ain’t that Good News, For Sentimental Reasons, Tobacco Road Everybody Likes to Cha Cha, Natural Man, Lady Love, Dead End Street, Bring It On Home, At Last, Natural Man, You’ll Never Find, Having A Party, Twisting The Night Away, Cupid You Send Me and more!

Born in Cambridge, MA, music became a part of Joe Bourne’s life at an early age. Inspired by such greats as Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls, Joe’s own singing style rapidly became known to audiences around the globe. Joe’s career grew from lead singer of a local Top 40 band to the international status he now enjoys. He has recorded several albums and has been featured in commercials for Delta Airlines and Coca Cola. After moving to Europe, Joe began performing for the American and Dutch military and supported acts such as Natalie Cole, The Pointer Sisters and Dionne Warwick. Joe has performed concerts in Scandinavia, Aruba, Indonesia, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Ireland among others.

 

BREATH OF THE HEART: CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA - Bamboo Flute & Tabla featuring Taro Terahara and Ty Burhoe

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $20 in advance – $25 at door

Join us for an evening of captivating virtuosity as we take a journey into the depths of the classical music of India.

Taro Terahara is Japan’s premier Bansuri (bamboo flute) performer. Taro has dedicated himself fully to learning this beautiful art form and has carried on the teachings to countless students in Japan. Taro has performed all over the world including India, Australia, South America and the US. Taro has recorded on dozens of recordings including 2 select classical albums with tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee. He is adept at crossing the boundaries of musical genre and has collaborated with many world fusion artists including with Tenzin Choegyal and has played for several International films and documentaries. Taro now resides in Sakura, Japan and actively teaches and performs the beautiful music of North India. Ty Burhoe (tabla) – Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. He has been featured on many soundtracks for film and DVD, including the academy award winning documentary, “Born into Brothels.” Ty works with a broad range of artists including Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bela Fleck, Walter Becker (Steely Dan), Rick Alan (Def Leppard), Jon Anderson (Yes) and many more. Ty has performed in prestigious halls all around the world including Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall in London.

 

DOING IT RIGHT WITH THE METROS BAND

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 / $20 at the door

One of the most talented bands in Arizona today, The Metros perform a mix of contemporary jazz from the 70’s to 90’s (Ronnie Laws, Grover Washington Jr, Roberta Flack) and 70’s Soul and R & B (Minnie Ripperton, Michael Jackson, Kool and the Gang) with a reach back to the 60’s (Carol King, Etta James).

Christopher A. Cole-Partee has been playing percussion for over 20 years, with percussion experience in marching band, concert band, jazz band, drill corps, orchestra, and more. He has studied under renowned jazz artist Ed Elles, performed regularly at the infamous Yoshi Jazz Club in San Francisco, and played with funk legends Dazz Band, One Way, Lakeside, and The Barkays.

York Young, born in Buffalo, NY, initially began his musical journey playing drums at age 4, finally finding his passion on the keys at age 11. He has played with various gospel artists such as The Spirituals and Mama Lou and the Advent Singers touring the northeast and Tri-State regions of the U.S., respectively. York has also had the opportunity to open for Masters of Funk and Ziggy Marley, and has played with several groups between Tucson and Las Vegas, such as Urban Orchestra and Elements of Soul (Las Vegas), and Souls Formula (Tucson). York currently plays with the Metros Band and Neon Prophet in Tucson, as well as leading the music department at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church.

Darren Boswell, guitarist and sound production engineer, has been performing on guitar and electric bass for over 30 years. He also has degrees in electronics and audio engineering, and, later in life, added keyboard to his list of professionally played instruments. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Darren has performed with Chuck Berry, the Temptations, the Drifters, and the Platters, and opened for Ronnie Laws, Foreigner, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, and many more.

Justine Boswell, vocalist, originally from St. Paul, MN, graduated from the University of Arizona in 2012 with a Master’s of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy. She has performed professionally all over the country. She has also been involved in professional recording since 2000 and directed both children and adult choirs for over a decade. Justine currently teaches choir at Desert Christian High School.

 

BEATLES FOR SALE: LENNON AND MCCARTNEY REVISITED

Dec 7, 2018 - Dec 7, 2018

Tickets: $25 in advance – $30 at door

Beatles for Sale: Lennon and McCartney Revisited takes a magical mystery tour back to the 1960s to explore the high energy, youthful vitality of the Beatles. With four talented young performers whose look and sound instantly channel the Fab Four, the concert focuses on some of the Beatles famous B-sides including “Anna,” “This Boy,” “Another Girl,” “You Won’t See Me,” “In My Life,” “Paperback Writer,” and “We Can Work It Out” and so much more. The concert also includes classics such as “Twist and Shout,” “Lucy In The Sky w/ Diamonds,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and a spectacular medley from “Abby Road.” Not your average Beatles show, “Beatles for Sale” is the real thing complete with multiple costume changes — a high energy reincarnated performance of what the Beatles actually did live.

 

TRUE CONCORD PRESENTS: HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT
 

JACK LASSETER The Spanish History of Santa Fe, New Mexico

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM

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.

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