Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The LUMIES ~ Tucson Pima Arts & Business Award Gala Event at the FOX Theatre May 4th!

Tucson Theatre Announcements List: Tucson: The LUMIES ~ Tucson Pima Arts & Business Award Gala Event at the FOX Theatre May 4th!

The LUMIES ~ Tucson Pima Arts & Business Award Gala Event at the FOX Theatre May 4th!
Tickets selling FAST! Buy your tickets NOW! Tables already SOLD OUT!

On Sunday May 4th Join Master of Ceremonies Chuck George (KOLD NEWS 13) at the FOX Tucson Theatre for an glamorous evening of celebration as we honor those Luminaries in our community – artists, volunteers, individuals, businesses and arts organizations – nominated for their outstanding contributions to the arts.

Featuring Performances by: The Arts for All Acting Ensemble, Thom Lewis Dance - featuring Max Foster & Andrea Murray, Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) - Matthew Vera, Violinist/violist accompanied by Joan Ashcraft & the Tucson Jazz Society featuring Lisa Otey & Diane Van Deurzen.

Click on the link below to see Mary Davis, Lumie Event Chair & Ron Shoopman, President, Southern Arizona Leadership Council discusses this important event on Inside Arizona Business! http://www.insidearizonabusiness.com/player-new.asp?ID=231
TPAC wishes to extend congratulations to all of the 2008 LUMIE ~Tucson Pima Arts & Business Award Nominees! Visit our website for the complete list of nominees: www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org/about/awards/index.html
Tickets are on sale NOW at the FOX Theatre box office ~ visit: www.foxtucsontheatre.org/mainhome.php or call 547-3040.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Enquirer - Cincy Blues Fest set for August

The Enquirer - Cincy Blues Fest set for August:

"Cincy Blues Fest set for August"
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cincy Blues Fest will return to Sawyer Point Aug. 1 and 2 for its 16th year.
The “Sweet Sixteen" edition of the blues extravaganza will include more than 50 local, regional, and national acts.

On Friday, Aug. 1, the festival will run from 5 p.m until midnight on three stages with a $7 admission (Blues Society members free). Tickets will be available at the gate; there are no plans for advance sales.
The Main Stage will feature headliner Sean Costello along with Alvin Jett, Phat Noiz, and Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers.

This year, the Arches Stage features “AlternaBlues”: blues-influenced roots music with performances by local bands that will include Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Jake Speed and the Freddies.

The Aug. 2 shows run from 2:30 p.m until midnight for $10 (Blues Society members free). The headliner is Watermelon Slim and the Workers, along with Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Sugar Blue, Gina Sicilia, Lisa Otey, Sue Palmer, Wendy DeWitt, Luther G. Williams, Matt Wigler, Bob Seeley, Marc Braun, Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues, Rob Rio and more.All proceeds go to the Cincy Blues Society to help fund their Blues in the Schools program, educating area local students from elementary through high school on the history and styles of Blues music.For more information visit http://www.cincyblues.org/.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Arizona Dialy Star - MUSIC NOTES

Baroque, Romantic pieces at Organ Series concert
Tucson, Arizona Published: 03.28.2008

Leave it to Tucson blueswoman, boogie-woogie practitioner and piano tickler Lisa Otey to strike upon an idea that entertains the lot of us.

This time, Otey is hosting a series of piano concerts. Her Piano Series at Z Mansion kicks off Monday and runs through early May.

The series features Otey paired up with other noted Tucson pianists, starting with jazz pianist Susan Artemis on Monday; recent transplant Marilyn Harris, who dabbles in jazz and song parodies, April 7; longtime boogie-woogie charmer Arthur Migliazza, April 21; Gaslight Theatre legend Linda Ackermann, who double-dips in ragtime and classical, April 28; and Chicago transplant and jazz dispenser Judy Roberts, May 5.

The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at Z Mansion, 288 N. Church Ave., Downtown. Admission is $20 per show, or three shows for $50.

For details, call Otey at 370-5912 or visit her Web site, www.lisaotey.com.