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Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

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Golden Age crooner Vic Damone dead at 89

Vic Damone, whose silky baritone voice made him a 1950s heartthrob and who Frank Sinatra said had the “best pipes in the business,” has died, his family announced Monday. He was 89. Ed Henry, a Fox News correspondent and family friend, said that relatives asked him to share that Damone died Sunday night in Florida. […]


Arizona Theatre Company announces 2018-19 David Ivers-shaped 6-show lineup

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Arizona Theatre Company announces 2018-19 David Ivers-shaped 6-show lineup

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is excited to announce the six shows selected for the 2018/2019 season, ATC’s 52nd, and the first full season reverberating with the impact and influence of Artistic Director David Ivers. “The new season offers a kaleidoscope of reflections and explorations of the […]


Swedish folk/Americana artist Sofia Talvik coming to Tucson

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Swedish folk/Americana artist Sofia Talvik coming to Tucson

By SoAzNewsX Swedish musician/singer Sofia Talvik will be performing in Tucson as part of her “Close Connection” tour across America. Her performance is scheduled for Feb. 28 at Tucson’s Monterey Court at 6:30pm. “One of the most distinctively memorable Americana albums of recent years was made by a tirelessly touring, talented Swedish songwriter Sofia Talvik” wrote New […]


Finalists announced for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

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Finalists announced for Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Finalists in seven categories have been selected for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards.  Honorees were announced at a special Nominees Reception on Feb. 6 at the Herberger Theater Center and winners will be announced at the 37th annual Governor’s Arts Awards dinner and celebration on March 22 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Seventy-three nominees were submitted for […]


Arizona Theatre Company partners with Theatre Communication’s Group for Veteran’s Playwriting Project in Tucson and the Valley

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Arizona Theatre Company partners with Theatre Communication’s Group for Veteran’s Playwriting Project in Tucson and the Valley

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director), in collaboration with Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) Blue Star Theaters Program, is encouraging veterans and active military personnel to create and explore theater together by participating in the Veterans Playwriting Project. The program this spring, at the Temple of Music & Art […]


Frank Zappa’s former bandmates sign on to hologram tour

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Frank Zappa’s former bandmates sign on to hologram tour

Frank Zappa’s former bandmates have signed on to tour alongside a hologram of the late musician later this year. Guitarists Ray White and Scott Thunes, multi-instrumentalist Robert Martin and drummer Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers have agreed to participate in the upcoming “Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa” hologram tour scheduled for late 2018, organizers announced Monday, putting […]


South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies: family

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South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies: family

South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela died on Tuesday aged 78, his family announced, triggering an outpouring of tributes to his music, his long career and his anti-apartheid activism. “After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg,” Masekela’s family said in a statement. It hailed his “activist contribution” to […]


“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

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“Outside Mullingar” up next up for Arizona Theatre Company

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company’s (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) next production in the 2017-18 season is John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, which the New York Times called his “finest work since Doubt,” (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner). Outside Mullingar, nominated for the Best Play Tony Award in 2014, will play at the Temple of Music […]


73 Nominees vying for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

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73 Nominees vying for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Seventy-three nominations from around the state have been submitted for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards in eight categories.  Tucsonans and Tucson-based groups in the running include: Julian Ackerley; Stories That Soar!; The Invisible Theatre’s Pastime Players; The Symphony Women’s Association; Tucson Girls Chorus; University of Arizona Museum of Art; Vestar; Southern Arizona Arts and […]