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Newly restored Virgin Mary statue returns to San Xavier Mission

After nearly four months of cleaning and restoration, the statue has been returned to its home.... Read more»

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$400k donation will endow trumpet chair for Tucson Symphony

A recent contribution from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation will be used to endow a principal trumpet chair in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, as well as a "Partner with a Player" program to grow the group's underwriting of performers' salaries.... Read more»

Weekend music

The thrill remains the same: Honor BB King and go listen to live music

Like most music lovers, I'm listening to some sweet old B.B. King cuts on Friday. But, recalling the magic of the three times I was lucky enough to see him play, here are a few recommendations for Tucson spots to catch the fleeting magic that is live music this week, including blues, chamber music, and Latin fusion.... Read more»

Composer Robert Rich floats into Tucson

Avant-garde classical composer Robert Rich is one of America's proverbial buried treasures. His work — completely outside the pop music realm and often challenging — ensures that the 51-year-old's immense canon is largely overlooked, except for the most curious fans of modern classical music, as well as the outer fringes of IDM listeners.... Read more»

Opera Distillery brews up new take on Mozart classic

This should not work. Red-and-white checkered tablecloths. Pizza, popcorn and beer served by staff shuttling in and out during the performance. Opera. Opera? Yes, grand opera in a most unusual setting. Where is the solemnity? The dignity? The reserve that accompanies the typical opera experience? The bizarre sets and extreme costumes?... Read more»

Classical music flowers at Desert Song Festival

The third annual event features collaboration by local groups with national guest artists in a celebration of opera & art song, including concerts by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, UA Presents, Tucson Chamber Artists, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson Guitar Society and the UA School of Music.... Read more»

ChamberLab concert celebrates series anniversary

ChamberLab — Tucson's alt-classical DIY chamber music project — will celebrate the first anniversary of its quarterly concert series Saturday night with a performance at Cafe Detsa.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Big asteroid will give us a close call

In honor of Heart Health Month, we talked with Gordon Ewy, M.D., director of the University of Arizona's Sarver Heart Center. Also, Herschel Kreloff and Alisha Nichols of the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, and Mark Sykes, head of Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Not too late to protect yourself from cold & flu

Washington contributor Terry Bracy reports on the very full agenda for the new Congress. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman has the Tuesday Money Maker Report, and nutrition reporter Jack Challem on cold and flu protection. Plus, Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan.... Read more»

Soothing sounds for sheltered pets

The Pima Animal Care Center has collected $10,000 in donations to install a sound system to play relaxing classical music for the stray and unwanted animals awaiting adoption in the Pima County kennel.... Read more»

Indigo Girls seek harmony with Tucson Symphony

The Indigo Girls have been singing together since high school. Along the way, they’ve sold more than 12 million records, including 14 studio albums, three live albums and three greatest hits compilations. The folk duo will join with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for a performance Saturday.... Read more»

Chamber Music Plus

Show explores composer John Cage’s life and silences

Chamber Plus Southwest this weekend celebrates the centennial of Cage’s birth with “John Cage @ the Cabaret,” an original work by Harry Clark that focuses on the life of the avant garde composer and the impact of 4'33''. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Coming tsunami of Latino voters

Interviews with Joseph Garcia, director of ASU's Morrison Institute Latino Public Policy Center, financial planner Shelly Fishman, and historian Ken Scoville previewed the upcoming Tucson Modernism Week. ... Read more»

Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Richard Danielpour: Portrait of an ever-changing composer

Danielpour is in Tucson this week to attend the Tucson Symphony’s Friday performance of “Toward the Splendid City,” his musical homage to New York City. He is also performing at a free event at the UA on Saturday, conducting a composition seminar.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: 3-way race for Pima County sheriff

A debate between Democratic Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik and challengers Mark Napier, a Republican, and the Green Party's Dave Croteau. Plus, Desert Garden host Phil Seader talked about Operation Clean Sweep.... Read more»8

University of Arizona

UA festival celebrates genius of Stravinsky

According to UA composer in residence Daniel Asia, “Stravinsky was the major force in music in the first half of the 20th century, and in many respects, set the agenda for the latter half as well.” ... Read more»

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