Tucson-area students put talents to work on stage, behind the scenes at Arizona Theatre Company Summer on Stage

Tucson-area students put talents to work on stage, behind the scenes at Arizona Theatre Company Summer on Stage

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is pleased to announce that 40 students from 17 Tucson-area high schools are teaming up for productions of Macbeth (July 27) and The Addams Family (July 28) at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. as part of ATC’s Summer on Stage program. The annual three-week program is now underway and offers […]

Tchaikovsky’s enduring masterpiece ‘Eugene Onegin’ with Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei comes to ‘Great Performances at the Met’

Tchaikovsky’s enduring masterpiece ‘Eugene Onegin’ with Anna Netrebko and Peter Mattei comes to ‘Great Performances at the Met’

NEW YORK, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic verse novel. Peter Mattei stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late. Eugene Onegin airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, […]

American portrait master Igor Babailov awarded highest honor by royalty

American portrait master Igor Babailov awarded highest honor by royalty

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Maestro Igor Babailov, Hon. RAA, world-renowned American portrait master who has painted the official portraits of numerous world leaders including three Popes and a saint for the Vatican, patriarch, presidents, prime ministers, noble peace prize laureate, British royalty, celebrities and distinguished individuals, was awarded the historic “Chevalier of […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Kia Cadenza new car review

By Eric Peters One of the most successful luxury cars ever is the Lexus ES. Along with another Lexus – the LS – it ate Mercedes’ and BMW’s lunch  . .  . and didn’t leave a tip. Lately, the Koreans – the Kia-Hyundai conglomerate – have been trying to do to the Japanese what they did to the […]

Eric Peters: Metastasis

Eric Peters: Metastasis

By Eric Peters Cancer is never cured – it merely goes into remission. You think it’s over and then . . . Just so, the apparently never-ending diesel emissions “scandal.” Mercedes-Benz, now. It has become the target of a criminal inquisition in Germany. Polizei in Stuttgart raided company offices there and seized materials which they plan to use as evidence that […]

Eric Peters: Two wheeled Red Barchettas

Eric Peters: Two wheeled Red Barchettas

By Eric Peters Motorcycles will probably prove to be the real-life Red Barchettas. You may remember the great Libertarian anthem by the classic rock band, Rush. It depicts a future world in which private cars are verboten since passage of the Motor Law. But an old heretic, a Giles Corey of tomorrow, has illegally kept a sports car – the […]

Martin Rubin: ‘The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire’ book review

THE ENGLISH CONQUEST OF JAMAICA: OLIVER CROMWELL’S BID FOR EMPIRE By Carla Gardina Pestana Belknap/Harvard University Press, $35, 362 pages, iIllustrated An unfortunate side-effect of the otherwise admirable success of Hilary Mantel’s novel “Wolf Hall” and its subsequent blockbuster television and stage adaptations has been a tendency to make its protagonist, the relatively minor figure […]

Bob Garver: “War for the Planet of the Apes” movie review

Bob Garver: “War for the Planet of the Apes” movie review

By Bob Garver In this era of remakes and reboots and other words to describe digging up long-dormant franchises, the revival of “Planet of the Apes” has turned out to be one of the best surprises. It would have been so easy for things to go wrong with these movies: they could have been too […]

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