Arizona Theatre Company premiere of “River Bride”

Arizona Theatre Company premiere of “River Bride”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is collaborating with Pop-Up Tucson chef extraordinaire Riley Chandler and world-class baker Don Guerra from Barrio Bread to bring a pop-up sandwich shop, Barrio Sandwiches, to the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave., during the Arizona premiere of The River Bride. […]

Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

Critically hailed music sensation Chelsea Williams coming to Fox Theatre

By SoAzNewsX Critically hailed and top-selling independent music sensation Chelsea Williams released her debut for Blue Élan Records, Boomerang, back in August. The album was recorded at the Heritage Recording Company in Burbank, CA, with the gifted multi-instrumentalist Ross Garren producing. The result is a work that ties together Williams’ influences – Americana, indie-folk and lush […]

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

Nominations now open for 2018 Governor’s Arts Awards

By SoAzNewsX Nominations are now open for the 37th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards, which will be presented in eight categories to individuals, businesses and organizations that have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Arizona. Deadline for nominations, which should be submitted online at http://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards/, is 11:50 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17. All nominees will be announced […]

2nd Annual Film Fest Tucson features 30 films, outdoor screenings, guests

2nd Annual Film Fest Tucson features 30 films, outdoor screenings, guests

By SoAzNewsX The second annual edition of Film Fest Tucson is set to take place October 19-22 in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The festival will feature a total of 30 different films, both narratives and documentaries in short and feature-length format. The screenings will again take place in the historic 101 year-old Scottish Rite Cathedral, located at 160 South Scott […]

In mid-’60s Yugoslavia, mariachi music was really popular

In mid-’60s Yugoslavia, mariachi music was really popular

In the mid-’60s, Mexican mariachi music ruled the airwaves in Yugoslavia. Singers sported charro suits and sombreros, typical mariachi garb, with typically Slavic names. The style was known as Yu-Mex, a mix of Mexican sounds with Serbo-Croatian lyrics and performers. But how did this rather unlikely mixture of sounds and cultures happen? The origin of […]

Leah Remini wins Emmy for Scientology doc, forgives mom for introducing her to ‘cult’

Leah Remini wins Emmy for Scientology doc, forgives mom for introducing her to ‘cult’

Actress Leah Remini took home an Emmy for her A&E documentary series “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” publicly forgiving her mother for introducing her to what she described as a “cult.” Ms. Remini, a former Scientologist, gave an emotional speech Saturday night after winning for outstanding informational series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards […]

El Rio Theatre Project presents: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

El Rio Theatre Project presents: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

By SoAzNewsX The El Rio Theatre Project presents its 11th annual Shakespeare in the Park, featuring William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer  Night’s Dream” at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. This play is widely recognized as a comic masterpiece and one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. It has inspired numerous adaptations, including Felix Mendelssohn’s […]

Arizona Theatre Company 2017 Fall Gala to honor founders

Arizona Theatre Company 2017 Fall Gala to honor founders

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) will celebrate its future by honoring the historical contributions of three individuals instrumental in forming the company and guiding it through the early years at Gala 2017: Honoring Our History, Celebrating the Future, Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5-11 p.m. at the Temple of Music & Art, […]

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

Oscar nominee Marsha Mason returns to ATC to direct season-opening “Chapter Two”

By SoAzNewsX Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon’s autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC’s 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 […]

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

‘Great Comet’ Broadway hit falls from political correctness

A critically acclaimed musical with one of the most diverse casts on Broadway tried to reverse slumping ticket sales by replacing a black actor with a more famous white one, but social justice warriors torpedoed the move, and the show will not go on as a result. “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” […]

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