The pro-art case for defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

The pro-art case for defunding the National Endowment for the Arts

By Daniel J. Mitchell / FEE President Trump has released his budget blueprint. From a big picture perspective, the size of government won’t change. He’s kicking the can down the road on entitlements, which is obviously disappointing for people who can add and subtract. He does cut some domestic programs, but taxpayers won’t reap the […]

Bless you Chuck Berry, you are missed already!

Bless you Chuck Berry, you are missed already!

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Bless you Chuck Berry. The rock-and-roll pioneer is gone at age 90, but his early influence still lives on. Please consider Chuck Berry, Musician, 1926-2017 Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90, was to some the greatest rock ’n’ roll artist of all time: he was certainly among the most influential. […]

New estate collection of paintings & drawings – early Western art at Tucson gallery

New estate collection of paintings & drawings – early Western art at Tucson gallery

By SoAzNewsX Two large estate collections of  early Western art works and 11 Navajo weavings are available at Tucson’s Medicine Man Gallery. Artists include: Maynard Dixon, Edith Hamlin, Gerald Cassidy, Gustave Baumann, Lavaun B. Curtis, Frank Tenney Johnson, Joseph R. Willis, Joe De Yong, Jessie Benton Evans, Pete Martinez, Roi Partridge, Marjorie Jane Reed, G. Russell Case, Merrill Mahaffey, Harry Wagoner, Thomas Bate,  and William J. Carpenter. Collection […]

Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

Artists uncover ‘Invisible Mexico’ through augmented reality

By Ryan Santistevan / Cronkite News A new exhibit by the award-winning team of Hakeem Khaaliq and Queen Muhammad Ali that showcases isolated descendants of African natives who settled in Mexico is on display at the monOrchid gallery in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row. The husband-and-wife team spent the past 10 years creating “Invisible Mexico (Encuentro […]

Look up to see future of the circus

Look up to see future of the circus

For generations, the circus meant big entertainment – elephants, lion tamers, dancing bears, high-wire acts. But times, and tastes, have changed. In May, after nearly a century and a half, the Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus – “the greatest show on earth” – will close. But circuses are alive and well, largely without the ringmasters […]

ATC to present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash:” Songs of love, faith, rowdiness and redemption

ATC to present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash:” Songs of love, faith, rowdiness and redemption

By SoAzNewsX Johnny Cash.  Just the name is iconic, but his music and that deep, calm bass-baritone voice made the “Man in Black” an American legend. From his songbook comes this crowd-pleasing, foot-stomping musical celebration that tells a fascinating story of love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. Ring of […]

Hollywood liberal groupthink on display at Oscars

Hollywood liberal groupthink on display at Oscars

By Katrina Trinko / The Daily Signal Once again, Hollywood showcased its complete lack of diversity in thought at the Oscars. Of course, it’s a free country, and Hollywood is fine to keep its liberal streak going … just as conservatives can continue to decide whether they want to support new movies. But it does […]

Tortoise, Hare star at TSO Just for Kids

Tortoise, Hare star at TSO Just for Kids

By SoAzNewsX The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Wind Quintet tell the tale of The Tortoise and the Hare at the next concert in the Just for Kids Series. Performances are Saturday, February 25  at 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. at the Tucson Symphony Center (TSC). The program is free for everyone with a suggested admission of $3 […]

Arizona Theatre Company to produce sizzling new look at “Man of La Mancha” during 2017-18 season

Arizona Theatre Company to produce sizzling new look at “Man of La Mancha” during 2017-18 season

By SoAzNewsX Following the record-breaking response to its 2017 production of Fiddler on the Roof, Arizona Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that a brand new staging of the brilliant Tony Award-winning favorite, Man of La Mancha, will highlight the 2017-18 season. Dates of the production will be included in the upcoming season announcement, according […]

Shaham, Beethoven’s 9th, Sandoval for Tucson Symphony’s 2017-18 Season

Shaham, Beethoven’s 9th, Sandoval for Tucson Symphony’s 2017-18 Season

By SoAzNewsX José Luis Gomez has programmed music reflecting his life’s musical journey for his inaugural season as Music Director of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. His choices are important, beautiful and even surprising. Maestro Gomez will open the season celebrating the great Venezuelan composer Inocente Carreño with Margariteña and conclude with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, […]